2012 Land Rover LR2
Power: 230 hp, 234 lb-ft.
Engine: 3.2 liter i6
Fuel Consumption: 15 city/22 highway
If you've been through Beverly Hills in the past 5 years, you've seen the preponderance of Range Rovers and Jags. These two whips are adored by the financially elite for their power and luxury. The LR is more of a working man's ride. A reliable SUV through and through. Thanks in part to its diminutive price tag ($36,550), it's the SUV of choice for private-school teachers everywhere.
But times they are a changing and the LR2 follows suit. Previous models have had the ergonomic look of a Subaru, but the latest LR2 has the sexy stylings of its big brother, the Range Rover.
Here are four reasons the LR2 is attracting drivers who don't wear Birkenstocks to work.