* Amazing audio
* Nimble on and off road
* Great at soaking up bumps
* New for '09 painted fender flares are the first things to get scratched off road
* Low-profile tires and off-road don't mix
* Meager mileage for its size and power
2009 Land Rover HSE V8
* Price as Tested: $58,575
Options: Heavy-Duty Package ($625), Luxury Package ($2,750), Sirius Satellite Radio ($400)
Engine: 4.4L 32-valve DOHC V-8 300 hp at 5500 RPM 315 lb-ft at 4000 RPM
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Axle Ratio: 3.73:1
Curb Weight: 5,800 pounds
Payload: 1,375 pounds
Trailer Tow: 7,700 pounds
MPG (EPA) 12/17
The rest of the interior was impressive.
They're thin on padding, but the third row seats are fine for small occupants.
All three rows of passengers are treated to their own glass roof panel.