2011 Land Rover
LR2
vs. 2011 Subaru
Outback 3.6R Limited

2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

9.8

starting from

$32,220

Reasons to buy the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Roof rails
Standard
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Average 1/4 mile time
15.5 s @ 90 mph
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Average 0-60 time
7.1 seconds
2011 Land-Rover LR2

9.7

starting from

$36,550

Reasons to buy the Land Rover LR2

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Power locks
Standard
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Moon roof
Standard
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the LR2 's standard sun roof
Performance 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited Winner: Outback 3.6R Limited
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  • The Outback 3.6R Limited comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the LR2
  • The Outback 3.6R Limited's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.3 lb/hp vs 18.5 lb/hp
  • More than 10% more powerful, 256 HP @ 6,600 RPM vs 230 HP @ 6,300 RPM
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited Winner: Outback 3.6R Limited
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  • Need to carry bulky cargo? The Outback 3.6R Limited's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the LR2 cannot be configured with them at any price
  • A single tank lasts more than 10% longer, 463 miles vs 407 miles
  • Room for more than 20% more stuff, 71.3 ft3 vs 58.9 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited Winner: Outback 3.6R Limited
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  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Outback 3.6R Limited; but it's not available at all on the LR2
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Outback 3.6R Limited's satellite radio; in the LR2 , too, but it'll cost
Cost 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Winner: LR2
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.7

Luxury Features

Subaru
Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the LR2 's standard sun roof
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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

Performance

Subaru
Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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Horsepower 256 HP @ 6,600 RPM vs 230 HP @ 6,300 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The LR2 's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The Outback 3.6R Limited comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the LR2
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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 14.3 lb/hp vs 18.5 lb/hp The Outback 3.6R Limited 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 36.8 ft vs 37.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Subaru
Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 463 miles vs 407 miles The Outback 3.6R Limited has OK highway range, but the LR2 is very limited
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Cargo space 71.3 ft3 vs 58.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 57.2 ft3 vs 56.1 ft3 Both average size front seats
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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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roof rails Standard vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? The Outback 3.6R Limited's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the LR2 cannot be configured with them at any price
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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

Entertainment System

Subaru
Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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Number of speakers 9 vs 9 More speakers
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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 Outback 3.6R Limited does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the Outback 3.6R Limited'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 Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Outback 3.6R Limited; but it's not available at all on the LR2

Cost

Subaru
Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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MSRP $32,220 vs $36,550 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 15 mpg The Outback 3.6R Limited 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 Outback 3.6R Limited'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 Outback 3.6R Limited's is very short

Safety Features

Subaru
Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
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 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

Crash Test Ratings

Subaru
Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
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
Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
2011 Land-Rover LR2 Land Rover
LR2
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 9.1 seconds The Outback 3.6R Limited's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the LR2 is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 131 ft vs 128 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.5 s @ 90 mph vs 17.1 s @ 84 mph The Outback 3.6R Limited's 1/4 mile time is average, but the LR2 's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.74 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 142 mph vs Unknown

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