If you like the option to go off road take a look at the Land Rover LR3. Tough enough to withstand non-standard terrains, it's also perfect for a jaunty trip around town too.
The Land Rover LR3: The Best On and Off the Road
If you want an SUV that has a genuine capacity for all terrains the Land Rover LR3 offers a genuine alternative to the other models on the market that are more suited to keep their wheels on the tarmac. Tough and powerful, the LR3 looks as good as it performs. There are two different engine sizes, the first is a 4.0-litre gas engine powered by a V6 or a 4.4-litre gas engine powered by a V8. The V6 provides 216 horsepower and 269 ft.-lb. of torque while the bigger V8 offers 300 horsepower and 315 ft.-lb. of torque.
Available in three different trims, two of the LR3 models seat five with one offering seating for seven. With all the seating in position, there is still plenty of cargo space to handle all types of hauls, from hockey equipment to a weekly grocery run. All of the available trims come with a six-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
Practical Features for All Trims
Inside the LR3, drivers will find the usual array of high quality yet functional features which set Land Rover apart from other SUV manufacturers. Even the standard accessories are impressive, delivering comfort and convenience. Bucket front seats, power steering, leather steering wheel, climate control, power seating, heated mirrors and in-car entertainment are all included as standard. For those who want the higher trims, there are further features either fitted or available to be added, such as heated seats, controls on the steering wheel, multi-level heating, fog lights and headlight washers.
Safe on All Terrains
Safety is always a top consideration for Land Rover, especially as their vehicles may be taken off-road. There's a decent array of safety features included in the LR3 in whatever trim you pick.
Although there's an automatic transmission, there's also an electronic Hi-Lo gear selection, which is helpful for going off-road. Descent control, rear parking sensors, cruise control, emergency braking assistance, ABS, traction control and stability control are all included.
There's also a head restraint whiplash protection system, airbags, and pre-tensioners to provide extra security too. A four-wheel independent suspension and double wishbone suspension on both the front and the rear provide resilience on all terrains. An immobilizer, remote keyless entry and a remote anti-theft alarm provide protection against break-ins and theft.