2011 Land Rover
LR2
vs. 2011 Subaru
Forester 2.5X

2011 Land-Rover LR2

9.9

starting from

$36,550

Reasons to buy the Land Rover LR2

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Average cargo space
58.9 ft3
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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 Subaru Forester 2.5X

8.7

starting from

$21,220

Reasons to buy the Subaru Forester 2.5X

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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
27 mpg
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
8.7"
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Very inexpensive
$21,220
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.4
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • The LR2 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The LR2 's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • The LR2 has 5 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 9 vs 4
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • Almost the same
  • Room for around 80% more stuff, 58.9 ft3 vs 33.5 ft3
  • The LR2 has 2 more cupholders, 8 vs 6
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • The LR2 has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 5 vs 4
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Winner: Forester 2.5X
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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 $15,330 cheaper (more than 40% less), $21,220 vs $36,550
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Winner: Forester 2.5X
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  • The Forester 2.5X needs around 10% less space to turn, 34.4 ft vs 37.1 ft
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Road Tests - vs 10.0
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Overall 9.9 vs 8.7

Luxury Features

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Subaru
Forester 2.5X
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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 Forester 2.5X
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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 Forester 2.5X only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Subaru
Forester 2.5X
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Number of speakers 9 vs 4 The LR2 has more speakers, but the Forester 2.5X has very few
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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 Forester 2.5X does not
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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

Practicality

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Subaru
Forester 2.5X
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 58.9 ft3 vs 33.5 ft3 The LR2 has OK cargo room, while the Forester 2.5X has very little
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front seats 56.1 ft3 vs 58.2 ft3 The Forester 2.5X has roomy front seats and the LR2 is OK
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Base payload capacity 1,100 lb vs 1,230 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 Forester 2.5X
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Cupholders 8 vs 6 The LR2 has a good number of cupholders, but the Forester 2.5X is just OK
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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 Subaru Forester 2.5X Subaru
Forester 2.5X
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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 4 The LR2 has an OK number of airbags while the Forester 2.5X has very few (missing Knee)
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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

Cost

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Subaru
Forester 2.5X
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MSRP $36,550 vs $21,220 The Forester 2.5X has a great price and the LR2 is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 21 mpg The Forester 2.5X 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 Forester 2.5X'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 Forester 2.5X's is very short

Performance

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Subaru
Forester 2.5X
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Horsepower 230 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM The LR2 is of average power, but the Forester 2.5X is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The LR2 has more gears and the Forester 2.5X is OK, too
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission Both the LR2 's semi-automatic transmission and the Forester 2.5X's Manual 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 19.1 lb/hp The LR2 has OK performance while the Forester 2.5X gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 34.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Crash Test Ratings

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Subaru
Forester 2.5X
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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 5 stars

Road Tests

Land Rover
LR2
2011 Land-Rover LR2
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Subaru
Forester 2.5X
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 9.1 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 134 ft The LR2 has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Forester 2.5X is just OK
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1/4 mile 17.1 s s @ 84.0 mph mph vs 17.0 s s @ 82.0 mph mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.81 g
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Top speed Unknown vs 125 mph

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