2011 Land Rover
LR2
vs. 2011 Subaru
Forester 2.5XT Touring

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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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Passenger power seats
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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring

9.6

starting from

$30,720

Reasons to buy the Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
8.9"
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Average city fuel efficiency
19 mpg
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Fast 0-60 time
7.2 seconds
Practicality 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • Room for more than 90% more stuff, 58.9 ft3 vs 30.8 ft3
Safety Features 9.3 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • The LR2 has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 5 vs 4
Performance 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring Winner: Forester 2.5XT Touring
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  • The Forester 2.5XT Touring's Turbocharger forces more air into the engine, improving power output, Turbocharger vs None
  • The Forester 2.5XT Touring's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.4 lb/hp vs 18.5 lb/hp
  • The Forester 2.5XT Touring needs around 10% less space to turn, 34.4 ft vs 37.1 ft
Entertainment System 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • The LR2 's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • 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
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.6 vs 9.9

Practicality

Subaru
Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 30.8 ft3 vs 58.9 ft3 The LR2 has OK cargo room, while the Forester 2.5XT Touring has very little
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front seats 56.0 ft3 vs 56.1 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1065 lb vs 1100 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 Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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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

Subaru
Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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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 4 vs 5 The LR2 has an OK number of airbags while the Forester 2.5XT Touring 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

Performance

Subaru
Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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Horsepower 224 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 230 HP @ 6,300 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The LR2 has more gears, but the Forester 2.5XT Touring has very few
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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 Turbocharger vs None The Forester 2.5XT Touring's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.4 lb/hp vs 18.5 lb/hp The Forester 2.5XT Touring is a sporty car, while the LR2 is just average
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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 34.4 ft vs 37.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Entertainment System

Subaru
Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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Number of speakers 6 vs 9 The LR2 has more speakers and the Forester 2.5XT Touring is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The LR2 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Forester 2.5XT Touring does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional 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 Yes The LR2 has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Forester 2.5XT Touring; but it's not available at all on the LR2

Cost

Subaru
Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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MSRP $30,720 vs $36,550 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 19 mpg vs 15 mpg The Forester 2.5XT Touring has OK city mileage, while the LR2 is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The LR2 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Forester 2.5XT Touring's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The LR2 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Forester 2.5XT Touring's is very short

Luxury Features

Subaru
Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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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

Subaru
Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Road Tests

Subaru
Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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0-60 mph 7.2 seconds vs 9.1 seconds The Forester 2.5XT Touring has a good 0-60 time, but the LR2 is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 135 ft vs 128 ft The LR2 has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Forester 2.5XT Touring is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.6 s @ 91 mph vs 17.1 s @ 84 mph The Forester 2.5XT Touring's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the LR2 's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 125 mph vs Unknown

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