2008 Land Rover LR3

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What Changed for 2008:
  • Standard power sunroof

  • Standard leather upholstery, driver-seat power lumbar adjuster

  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction and dynamic stability control standard

  • Eight standard air bags

  • Three-flash position on turn-signal switch

  • Standard one-touch front passenger-side window

  • Standard 9-speaker harman/kardon stereo system

  • Optional DVD entertainment system

  • Optional DVD-based GPS navigation system

  • Optional Sirius satellite radio
The 2008 Land Rover LR3 midsize SUV is carryover: The 7-passenger vehicle has had no major changes since its 2006 introduction. New this year are a number of now-standard features including leather upholstery, 9-speaker harman/kardon audio system, power sunroof and power lumbar adjuster for the driver seat. Land Rover LR3's combination of off-road abilities and luxurious interior keep the vehicle in consideration for consumers who want the Land Rover name plus the accoutrements of a midsize luxury SUV.

Model Lineup
Consumers can choose from LR3 V8 SE or V8 HSE for 2008, both with V-8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, permanent 4-wheel drive (4WD), 4-wheel ABS, traction and dynamic stability control. The LR3's panoramic Alpine roof features two fixed-glass sections with privacy glass and sunblind for the second and third rows. The LR3 V8 SE has leather seats with power-adjustable front seats; dual-zone automatic climate control; power sunroof; 9-speaker harman/kardon stereo; and 18-inch alloy wheels. The V8 HSE model sports 19-inch alloy wheels; fog lights; navigation system; Xenon headlights; walnut interior trim; and a 14-speaker harman/kardon surround sound stereo.

Options on the 2008 Land Rover LR3 include heated first- and second- row seats; adaptive lighting; DVD entertainment system; color touch-screen DVD-based GPS navigation system; and Sirius satellite radio. Four option packages are available: Cold Climate, Technology, Luxury and Heavy-Duty.

The 2008 Land Rover LR3 is powered by a 4.4-liter, 32-valve, aluminum-wrapped V-8 engine that produces 300 hp at 5500 rpm and 315 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed semi-automatic transmission. The LR3 also features full-time, dual-range 4WD and ride-height control; double wishbone and electronic air suspension; terrain response system; locking center differential; and optional electronic rear locker. The 2008 LR3 with V-8 power can tow a 7700-pound load. EPA fuel economy estimates are 12 mpg city/17 mpg highway.

The 2008 Land Rover LR3 is fully equipped with eight air bags, including dual front, side, and side curtain air bags (for three rows); ABS with brake assist; traction and dynamic stability control with active anti-roll technology; hill descent control; cornering brake control; anti-roll mitigation; park distance control for front and rear; front and rear fog lamps; and adaptive headlights. Other safety features include Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) for child safety seats; rear-door child safety windows and locks; safety belt pre-tensioners and head restraints; perimeter sensing system; key fob with panic alarm; and remote control door locks. The 2008 Land Rover LR3 has not been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for crash protection or rollover resistance.

The 2008 Land Rover LR3 V8 SE features a 9-speaker, 240-watt harman/kardon surround sound system with 6-disc CD changer and MP3 playback input jack. The V8 HSE features the harman/kardon 14-speaker, 550-watt surround sound system with navigation (including on- and off-road mapping), Bluetooth connectivity, and driver seat memory setting. A touch-screen navigation system and Bluetooth connectivity are optional. Front and rear parking sensors ensure that the driver is aware of objects that are too close by sounding an audible chime. A technology package is available and includes premium DVD-based GPS on- and off-road navigation, Sirius satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, 4x4 driver information center, and a center console cooler box.

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