It Goes Fast

I recently drove the LR2 up I-95 from NYC to Cape Cod. I wasn't in a hurry, just driving casually, enjoying the satellite radio and the fall foliage. Yet, I got knocked for driving 80mph in a 50mph zone.

The LR2 was handling the road with ease on a highway whose theme song should be "Potholes in my Lawn." In my defense, I had no idea I was going fast. I blame the 3.2-liter i6 engine which can go from 0 - 60mph in 8.4 seconds.

I expected the Land Rover to be comfortable, spacious and rock solid off-road... and it was. I did not anticipate this versatile SUV would burn up the track. Yet another reason the LR2 deserves serious consideration if you're in the market for an upscale SUV.