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Land Rover LR2 Real World MPG

jeyhoejeyhoe Posts: 490
edited May 2014 in Land Rover
I was able to see, sit in and look carefully at an LR2 over the weekend. The vehicle looks like a winner to me. I like the style, the interior is nice and comfy and it has everything but actual low range 4WD :cry:

Even so, it is on my most wanted list. But, at 16/23 gas mileage is a concern to me. SO I'm wondering if it is a concern to other LR2 owners?

If anyone has gathered the data, can u post your gas mileage results? Thanks.


  • vinnieg1vinnieg1 Posts: 53
    I have has my LR2 since May and average 22 mpg with 93 octane BP Amoco gas. Never under 20 MPG and as high as 25 mpg.
  • andybl29andybl29 Posts: 8
    my LR2 is averaging 21 mpg using 93 octane, hasn't gone below 20 in a few weeks. It's a pretty even split between city and hwy driving.
  • roberto6roberto6 Posts: 23
    I have been averaging 10.2 L per 100 Km . This has been mainly highway driving so I consider it good ! - On premium gas 91 Oct.
  • jeyhoejeyhoe Posts: 490
    I have been averaging 10.2 L per 100 Km

    Let's see, that's 10.2L*4.3l/g caarry the 1, subtract the ... DOH! what's that in mpg? :>)

    Anyway, thanks for the prompt responses. North of 21 mpg sounds reasonable. Better than my, ahem, Navigator for sure.

    93 octane though - best I can get here in California is 91 and it costs $3.57 gallon right now. DOH!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    You need to write that as 100 km/ 10.2 L first then multiply by the appropriate conversion factors. Or, just look it up here:

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  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    on my 3rd week using prem gas, car says 17.5 - I still have to calc manually for my last fill and my gas recpt is in the LR2.

    not to blow the thread but i've been using the sport mode and not to happy so far...
  • jeyhoejeyhoe Posts: 490
    Thanks for data. Certainly I would expect that sport mode would not be used when u want best mpg?
  • comerbuckcomerbuck Posts: 8
    I'm at 9 weeks and roughly 3000 miles with my LR2. Over the past few weeks I have averaged 17.8 mpg which includes a mix of 70-80 mph I85 travel to dead crawl Atlanta traffic. I do a fair amount of city driving as I live in midtown Atlanta. I've see 24 mpg with just interstate travel. Always normal mode using 93 octane gas ($3.17 lately).
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    just the past few days that I've been using sport. Is sure sees to sift rough - agree? I mean I understand the sport and all, but just seem jumpy and can't determine what gear to be in. maybe its part of the break in stuff still.
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,458
    Sport mode will use significantly more fuel as the transmission is almost always in a gear lower then normal. Also in sport mode the transmission down shifts more aggressively when braking or going down hill.
  • haagdhaagd Posts: 20
    I have had my LR2 for about 3 months and have 9600 miles on it. I am averaging around 22.3 miles per gallon.
  • lakes00lakes00 Posts: 3
    Hi, I've had my my new LR2 for 3 weeks now and have about 800 miles under its belt. I love the style, features & driving, but I am worried about the MPG.

    I got about 16 MPG on the first week with 60/40 city/hwy driving, in the following 2 weeks I am doing the same 60/40 city/hway but now I'm getting 15.2 to 15.5 MPG. I drive conservative without hard acceleration as I'm in break in period...never in sport mode and try to use manual quite often as I see a slight improvement in MPG. I keep hoping/thinking that MPG will improve after break in..but wanted to ask if there is a steep improvement after break in?
  • Has anyone had any experience using middle grade gasoline and do you think there are any negatives doing so?

    I have been averaging 17.5 MPG in all city driving. Will using high test bring better fuel mileage???
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Check out the What about fuel types & gas mileage? discussion too.
  • I am on the first tank of gas and so far so bad... The computer is telling my I am avg. 7.1 mph? Is this normal? from the look of the gas gage it's looks to be correct... I need some help let me know what the deal is or this baby is going back
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,458
    Did you idle for a while at the dealership before you picked it up? Sit in heavy traffic for a while? Idle in your driveway trying out the new gadgets?

    I have delivered cars that showed 4.5 mpg or less on the computer because we idled for an hour or so at the dealership while I went over all the features of the car.
  • jeyhoejeyhoe Posts: 490
    Reset it and start over. See if that matters.
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    last tank, 2100 miles, 19.5 mpg - mixed, sport and stick mode
  • Yes I did idle for a while( 1 hour or so) as I tested all the gadgets. I am showing 72 miles with 1/2 a tank of fuel left. What should I do? Doesnt seem right. I am in normal drive mode as well...
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,458
    Run the tank down to a 1/4 tank or so, refill the tank and then drive normally.

    Keep track of your mileage and record the gas mileage manually.
  • Will do, thank you. I assume you work for rover? or have in the past? what is the normal break in period for the engine?
  • lakes00lakes00 Posts: 3
    I am responding to myself!!...I am getting 21.3 MPG as of my last tank using 93 gas & calculating the milage from the actual usage (trip miles /gallons used). I'm at 1300 miles now. I live in Florida using full air conditioning & 60/40 city/hway. I was just looking at the info in the car computer initially. The car computer is still showing avg MPG of 15.2 so do not look at it, it's not accurate at all. I tested regular/intermediate and plus gas and I definitely get better MPG with Plus (93 oct). Other than MPG I did not notice any other differences when driving with different octane gas. Now I am pretty favorably impressed...
  • Using 93 I am avg 210 per tank doing a 50/50 city high way. This is not great- Coming up on 500 miles- Should I call the dealer? This doesnt seem right-
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    with 2800 miles under the hood, just finished up a 325 mile trip (which took the tank for the trip) 3/4 autobahn driving trucking between 80-90, on the way back ran 110 for a good distance. Plus, 1/4 of the journey, hills and sport shift driving the mountains, a/c about hour of entire 6 hr round trip. Betsy, the LR2, says she figured 20.1 mpg (i have never reset the mpg computer from birth), I figured with the gas I just added vs miles drive = 20.91 (burned 16.64 gls) - not too bad given my 06 Ridgeline would get 425mi out of a 21 gal tank. That was all premium gas. I filled up with the regular stuff for a trip tomorrow to Frankfort and back to Kaiserslautern and on to Trier, we will see what the octane does for mileage on Betsy. oh and the sunroof was open most of the time, if that makes any real difference.

    yes, my LR2 is Betsy, it just slipped out one day and stuck. My MINI was named Java for her beautiful Pepper White color.. ok guess enough right ;)
  • Just finished 2,400 mile round trip last week from NY to Florida. All highway mileages. Trip computer indicated average 22.1 mpg.

    92oct. AC on all time.
    Not too bad. :)
  • Have about 1,600 miles on my LR2. Getting 21.4 mpg on 93 octane gas, 60/40 highway/city split. A/C always set to AUTO. Virtually never use sport mode. BTW, this is about the same mpg that I got on my 2004 BMW X3.
  • Definitely if you are not averaging atleast 40mph out of all types of drives then you are burning a lot of fuel. The mileage drops really bad when you drive slow. And forget about leaving the car on with ac. It does live up to what it says 16-23. You get 16 or less mileage when drive at 20-25 mph with ac on and all the stops at traffic lights, and with the backed up traffic trails. The same way you get 23 or more, yes more when you average at 60-70mph on free moving traffics or highways. My bet is if you really wanna enjoy this car just try to wake up real early or wake up real late and by pass the rush hour. Bcuz when your in the rush hour you can't complain about mileage. I am averaging upto 17 mpg even with the slow traffic, bcuz some times the roads open up and i zoom off. Well thats Austin, dunno how it works in other cities.
  • zbobzbob Posts: 6
    Getting 16 mpg after 4 days and about 200 miles of nasty city traffic in Wash DC area. Not bad and I suspect it will increase a bit as the engine and other moving parts wear in.
  • zbobzbob Posts: 6
    Hey Lakes, Did you reset the MPG display? If not, you are seeing average MPG from mile 0. Not surprising that it is still in the 15's. You reset it by holding in the display change button for a few seconds.
  • I have had a new LR2 for about 2 weeks now. Completed a trip from Boston to NJ and back again. I got 19 mpg with all highway no traffic.

    My commute to work is 60/40 highway/city and I get abour 16 mpg. I am not an aggressive lead footed driver.

    WTF ???? Is this a break-in thing or should I call the dealer?

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