The compact LR2 replaced the car-derived Freelander, a four-wheel-driver with fully independent suspension but no low-range gearing.
Despite its unibody construction, the LR2 still provided good off-road ability.
It uses a 3.2-liter, inline six-cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission.
The LR2 has a similar terrain response system as the LR3, which adjusts the AWD system according to terrain conditions such as mud and sand.
It proved quite capable climbing boulders in our tests.
The ride is firm but steady and the car benefits from good steering.
In our testing the LR2 disconcertingly lifted two wheels at its handling limits, reducing driver confidence.
Outward visibility is excellent, but the controls are confusing to use.
The LR2 was discontinued for 2015, when it was replaced by the Discovery Sport.