2013 Land Rover LR2 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2013 Land Rover LR2 was new.


Interior: 6.2

Some test drivers write that premium materials and an updated interior design give the 2013 Land Rover LR2’s cabin a luxurious feel. However, others write that the LR2’s interior still looks dated, despite revisions to the gauge cluster, center stack and console.

  • "Interior furnishings are in line with Land Rover's luxury reputation (perhaps even above the LR2's price point on top-line HSE LUX versions), as a stately look combines with high-quality materials and numerous padded surfaces." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Updates for the instrument cluster and center console bring some modernity to what remains a somewhat tired-looking layout." -- Edmunds 
  • "Where the 2013 refresh is most apparent is inside the cabin. The 2013 LR2 gets a new gauge cluster with a center LED display, an updated steering wheel, and a completely revamped center stack and center console. ... The overall effect is a cleaner, more modern design." -- Truck Trend 
  • "We realize Land Rover might be going for a simple yet chic look inside the LR2, but the instrument panel is deeply dated - this even factors in despite all of the changes, including an updated center stack, gauge cluster and center console." -- Autoblog 


The automotive press says the LR2’s front seats offer excellent head- and legroom, as well as good forward visibility. Still, one reviewer writes that some occupants may want more shoulder room. Additionally, one test driver notes that while a lofty driving position may be a boon on the trail, the driver’s seat doesn’t lower enough to offer a comfortable on-road driving position. The LR2 comes with leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats. An optional cold weather package adds features like heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

  • "Headroom and legroom are ample even for taller adults, though the broad of beam may find shoulder room at a premium." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Such good sight lines mean riding in the LR2 is a less confined feeling for all, while the driver benefits from an expansive field of vision, a seldom-mentioned safety advantage." -- Edmunds 
  • Still-standard dual glass roof panels (the forward of which opens) and tall side windows contribute to the feeling of airiness that greets LR2 occupants." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Land Rover is pushing a command seating position for the front occupants and a stadium-style view for the rear passengers, but it ends up feeling like you're sitting too high inside the vehicle - especially true for the driver's seat, which can only be lowered to a point that still feels unnecessarily high. Such a lofty perch might be advantageous for visibility when negotiating objects off-road, but in day-to-day driving, it feels unnecessarily tippy." -- Autoblog 

Interior Features

The 2013 Land Rover LR2 comes standard with a panoramic sunroof, rear parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and a 17-speaker Meridian audio system with a USB port, an auxiliary audio input and a 7-inch touch-screen display. Optional features include satellite radio, HD Radio and navigation.

Some of the LR2’s interior features have been revamped for the 2013 model year, and while a few test drivers say that controls for the climate, infotainment and Terrain Response systems are now easier to use, one reviewer writes that on-screen controls have replaced some switchgear, which complicates some adjustments. Certain functional features set the LR2 apart from other SUVs, such as a backup camera that’s designed to make it easier to hook up a trailer hitch.

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  • "Replacing conventional knobs and numerous buttons are a couple of knobs, just a few buttons, and a touchscreen that's shared with the navigation system. As with most such systems, this setup often requires multiple steps to accomplish what used to be simple tasks, but at least everything is close at hand." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Thankfully, the 2013 Land Rover LR2 shuns the fussy on-screen climate controls found in the up-market Range Rover in favor of a more traditional, user-friendly setup comprised of physical buttons." -- Kelley Blue Book 
  • "The previous generation of LR2s had a dial to select the available Terrain Response settings-general driving, grass-gravel-snow, mud-and-ruts, and sand. The new version has buttons. A small change, but somehow not as intimidating." -- Boston Globe 
  • "Most backup cameras have trajectory lines that bend when you turn the wheel or weird boxes, but the LR2's optional camera displays a single line in the middle that it calls Hitch Assist, which is aptly named to help make hooking up to a trailer easier. We're not sure how many LR2 owners will be towing trailers, but this is a practical idea nonetheless." -- Autoblog


The 2013 Land Rover LR2 has 58.9 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded and 26.7 cubic feet with the rear seats up, which is about average for the class. Still, one reviewer is unimpressed by the cargo space that the LR2 provides, while another notes that in-cabin storage is comparable with what you’ll find in competing luxury compact SUVs.

  • "Interior storage is little better than average, though besides the usual cupholders, there are a couple of handy trays in the console." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Cargo space also lags behind most other top competitors, with 26.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 58.9 cubes with the backseat folded." -- Edmunds

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