2013 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX Review
A Great All Around Vehicle. — We bought two LR4's within a few months of each other, one an HSE trim and the other an HSE LUX trim. The major differences are the upgraded leather seats in the LUX although high quality leather is standard in both trims. The LUX also had a cooler in the console, no big deal unless you need to keep something cold on a trip. The vehicles have adjustable ride control so they ride about as well as a luxury vehicle, and have all terrain capability for go anywhere adaptability. The fit and finish on both vehicles was flawless, and neither had any issues requiring dealer service after the sale, with one exception, the rear view camera on the LUX went out and had to be reprogrammed. Other than that, two and a half years of smooth driving with none other than maintenance per schedule. A word on maintenance...even under warranty, annual maintenance is EXPENSIVE. Don't purchase one of these if you expect normal maintenance such as with a Chevy or Ford. The dealer charges $250 for an oil change, filter and vehicle check. We decided to forego the recommended brake fluid flush for another year due to minimal usage, but also found another foreign vehicle service that will do it for less than half price and is highly recommended. The caveat is to find a good independent mechanic while still under warranty so you have a place to go should you have post warranty issues. If you want a do-all, go anywhere vehicle that will haul you and your family anywhere, this is a great choice. MSRP on these was about $65K (HSE) and $70K (HSE LUX) as equipped. A final note, the 2014 and newer do not have the V-8 Engine, rather a supercharged 6. Thus the 2013 and earlier are selling now for close to the new price, as serious off roaders and trailer towing people want the V-8 power.
Primary Use: Family transportation
Pros: Go anywhere, anytime vehicle with good handling, outstanding power from the 375 HP V-8, and great cargo room. Great passenger comfort front and rear, not so much in the third seat row.
Cons: High priced to start and high maintenance costs even for regular service. Poor fuel mileage, even on the highway.
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