2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2011 Land Rover
LR2

2011 Land-Rover LR2

10.0

starting from

$36,550

Reasons to buy the Land Rover LR2

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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.3"
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Average power
230 HP @ 6,300 RPM
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
2011 Honda CR-V

9.0

Runner-up

Honda CR-V

starting from

$23,405
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
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"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V

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Average cargo space
72.9 ft3
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$23,405
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the LR2 's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the LR2 ; the CR-V only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the LR2 's power seats; not available on the CR-V
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • The LR2 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Like your tunes? In the LR2 , you can upgrade to satellite radio
  • The LR2 has 3 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 9 vs 6
Performance 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • The LR2 's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • The LR2 has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • Gets 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 15 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $13,145 cheaper (around 40% less), $23,405 vs $36,550
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • The LR2 offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CR-V
  • The LR2 can carry around 30% more weight, 1100 lb vs 850 lb
  • Almost the same, 56.1 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.0

Luxury Features

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the LR2 's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the LR2 's power seats; not available on the CR-V
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the LR2 ; the CR-V only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Number of speakers 9 vs 6 The LR2 has more speakers and the CR-V is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the LR2 , you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The LR2 has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Performance

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Horsepower 230 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM The LR2 is of average power, but the CR-V is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The LR2 has more gears and the CR-V is OK, too
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both the LR2 's semi-automatic transmission and the CR-V 's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.5 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The LR2 has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 37.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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MSRP $36,550 vs $23,405 The CR-V has a great price and the LR2 is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 21 mpg The CR-V has great city mileage, but the LR2 is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The LR2 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the CR-V 's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The LR2 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the CR-V 's is very short

Practicality

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 58.9 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 56.1 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1100 lb vs 850 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The LR2 offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CR-V
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Cupholders 8 vs 8 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Road Tests

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 9.2 seconds The LR2 's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the CR-V is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 123 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 17.1 s @ 84 mph vs 16.9 s @ 82 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.77 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 4 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 3 stars

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Honda Accord EX-L CR-V EX-L vs Accord EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V EX 2011 Nissan Murano SL CR-V EX vs Murano SL
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Toyota RAV4 CR-V vs RAV4
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Ford Edge Limited CR-V vs Edge Limited
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L CR-V EX-L vs Accord Crosstour EX-L
2011 Land-Rover LR2 2011 Land-Rover LR4 LR2 vs LR4
2011 Land-Rover LR2 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited LR2 vs Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Land-Rover LR2 2012 Ford Escape Limited Hybrid LR2 vs Escape Limited Hybrid
2011 Land-Rover LR2 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara LR2 vs Wrangler Sahara
2011 Land-Rover LR2 2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE LR2 vs Range Rover Sport HSE

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