The baby in the Land Rover lineup, the LR2 is a small SUV with a lean toward luxury and some real off-road ability. It is surprisingly affordable, although its gas bill will be high.
Land Rover has four cars in its U.S. lineup, the LR3, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and the LR2, the smallest of the bunch. Owned by Ford up until last year, Land Rover is now run by India's Tata Motors.
At 3.2-liters, the transversely mounted inline six-cylinder engine isn't particularly big, but it offers enough power to easily move the LR2. Unfortunately, the small displacement doesn't add up to superior fuel economy. The EPA rates the LR2 at 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.