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2008 Land Rover LR3 Overview

This rugged SUV adjusts for all road conditions, thanks to its Terrain Response System with five settings and its adjustable air suspension with four settings. No matter what the road throws at it, the AWD 2008 Land Rover LR3 doesn't bat an eye. It continues to rate highly for its sturdy and solid, yet quiet ride, interior comfort and room, and off-road capability.

For 2008, the LR3 drops the V6 engine, but maintains the 300-hp, 4.4-liter V8 and 6-speed automatic. Dropping the V6 means both the SE and HSE trims now come standard with three rows of seats. Both second and third rows fold flat, expanding the 9.9 cubic foot cargo area to 90 cubic feet. Plenty of head and legroom keep all seven passengers comfortable, though some say the third row is hard to access. The full-time AWD comes with a locking rear differential and high and low-range gearing for optimal off-road performance. It is helped by 18-inch alloy wheels, standard ABS brakes, Hill Descent Control, and traction and stability control. Keeping your family safe are the dual front and side curtain airbags for all rows.

All trims come with full power features, leather seats, and a sunroof. The HSE adds parking sensors, a navigation system, memory settings, an upgraded Harmon Kardon audio system, and xenon headlights. The 2008 LR3 adds an 8-way power passenger seat and a power tilt and telescopic steering wheel function. Land Rover also dresses up the interior somewhat, with a variety of accent options, ranging from metal to walnut wood.

Knowing the 2008 LR3 can handle a variety of driving situations is one of its big selling points, but ultimately most drivers will be transporting family around city streets and not uneven riverbeds. Plenty of storage compartments, cupholders, and stadium style seating serve this suburban need. Some negative complaints mention the sluggish acceleration (due to the weight of the SUV), its costly 12/17 mpg, early tire wear, and the lack of a more economical diesel option.

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