2011 Land Rover
LR2
vs. 2011 Land Rover
Range Rover Sport HSE

2011 Land-Rover LR2

9.8

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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Power outlets
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Quite expensive
$36,550
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Below average highway fuel efficiency
22 mpg
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE

9.8

starting from

$60,495

Reasons to buy the Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE

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Quite powerful
375 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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Average cargo space
71.0 ft3
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Sporty performance
14.8 lb/hp
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
Cost 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • The best price we've seen is $23,945 cheaper (around 40% less), $36,550 vs $60,495
  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 15 mpg vs 13 mpg
Performance 9.5 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Winner: Range Rover Sport HSE
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  • More than 60% more powerful, 375 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 230 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • The Range Rover Sport HSE's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.8 lb/hp vs 18.5 lb/hp
  • Four-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, four-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
Entertainment System 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Winner: Range Rover Sport HSE
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  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Range Rover Sport HSE; but it's not available at all on the LR2
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Range Rover Sport HSE's satellite radio; in the LR2 , too, but it'll cost
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • The LR2 's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Range Rover Sport HSE
  • The LR2 has 4 more cupholders, 8 vs 4
  • Almost the same, 56.1 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.8

Cost

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Land Rover
Range Rover Sport HSE
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MSRP $36,550 vs $60,495 The LR2 has a reasonable price, while the Range Rover Sport HSE is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 13 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Longer basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Performance

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Land Rover
Range Rover Sport HSE
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Horsepower 230 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 375 HP @ 6,500 RPM The Range Rover Sport HSE is very powerful, while the LR2 is only of average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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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 14.8 lb/hp The Range Rover Sport HSE is a sporty car, while the LR2 is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Range Rover Sport HSE's drivetrain is better 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

Entertainment System

Land Rover
LR2
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2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Land Rover
Range Rover Sport HSE
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Number of speakers 9 vs 9 More speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The LR2 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Range Rover Sport HSE does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Range Rover Sport HSE's satellite radio; in the LR2 , too, but it'll cost
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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 Yes The LR2 has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Range Rover Sport HSE; but it's not available at all on the LR2

Practicality

Land Rover
LR2
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2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Land Rover
Range Rover Sport HSE
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 58.9 ft3 vs 71.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 56.1 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1100 lb vs 1219 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 Not Available The LR2 's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Range Rover Sport HSE
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navigation system Optional vs Standard The Range Rover Sport HSE's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the LR2
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The LR2 has a good number of cupholders, but the Range Rover Sport HSE does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Land Rover
LR2
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2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Land Rover
Range Rover Sport HSE
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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

Luxury Features

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LR2
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2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Land Rover
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Land Rover
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Land Rover
Range Rover Sport HSE
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 9.4 seconds The LR2 's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Range Rover Sport HSE is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 131 ft The LR2 has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Range Rover Sport HSE is just OK
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1/4 mile 17.1 s @ 84 mph vs 17.3 s @ 84 mph The LR2 's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Range Rover Sport HSE's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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