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Anyone test driven both vehicles and preferred the LR4? On the interior Land Rover have done a lot to upgrade the lr4 in the direction of the FFRR,

Of course we can't expect it to match the FFRR costing nearly twice as much.

But I'm interested if anyone has tried both and finds the lr4 interior more spacious, as I have read on this forum that the RRS feels a little cramped,

Personally I have always thought the RRS was sort of half way - neither fish nor fowl.

But where I'm going in Europe the streets are narrow and maybe the full size is too big. Cost is also relevant....

Can anyone give me a sense of the exterior dimension differences and handling feel between the RRS and the LR4?
 

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I test drove them both. The LR4 is a nice ride and was almost the way I went but I just couldn't warm up to the rear end styling with its plate holder to the left and the rear glass lower on the one side. It is however a far more appealing vehicle than the LR3 and costs about $10K less than the RRS. I thought driver room was as good or better. One thing I did notice is the LR4 also has more wind noise at highway speeds than the RRS. At the end of the day, I think the RRS was the better choice for me.....
 

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The LR4 is a fast improvement to the LR3 in terms of power, steering, and handling. The LR4 also has much more front and rear leg/head room, and of course the cargo hold is much bigger. The rear cargo hold is like a short-bed enclosed pick-up truck, especially with the hard cargo liner. I really like the RRS, and have lusted after one for years; but my head is into the headliner, so it has never been a realistic option. It is a much sportier drive than the LR3 or LR4.

If I fit in the RRS, I would have heavily considered it over my current Cayenne, which has much more front-seat room; albeit a ridicoulously tiny cargo hold.
 

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bgsntth said:
The LR4 is a fast improvement to the LR3 in terms of power, steering, and handling. The LR4 also has much more front and rear leg/head room, and of course the cargo hold is much bigger. The rear cargo hold is like a short-bed enclosed pick-up truck, especially with the hard cargo liner. I really like the RRS, and have lusted after one for years; but my head is into the headliner, so it has never been a realistic option. It is a much sportier drive than the LR3 or LR4.

If I fit in the RRS, I would have heavily considered it over my current Cayenne, which has much more front-seat room; albeit a ridicoulously tiny cargo hold.
I would think the only decision that has to be made with the LR4 v the RRS is the exterior design. Everything else is rather similar in size/dimension, etc. That said, while the LR4 is 'unique', its a huge box on wheels to me. The RRS has that sloping rear hatch and sexier lines which is why I'd personally never get an LR4.
 

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Thanks for the comments.

Today my wife and I took a close look at the LR4 and took it for a test drive, and then looked at a Sport as well.

I couldn't help comparing the LR4 to both my present L322 and to the Discovery II I use,d to have.

It is of course a giant step up from the Discovery, especially the interior finishing and also the technology, with the air suspension, the terrain control , the nav system. Driving though, even though it had the 5.0 ltr engine, it felt a little heavy and stiff. Certainly in comparison to the Range, and a little cramped in the back seat. Also the way the third row seats are in the SE-7, they may give a bit better room to an adult passenger than in the Discovery II, but it leaves less room for anything much bigger than a toothbrush behind the seats.

The Sport? Wow! I really hadn't expected to lilke it so much, the interior layout is super.

Both vehicles suffer from a more cramped feeling than in the full size Range, although the exterior dimensions must be about the same.

Overall, well, it felt pretty good to get back in my '03 range, nothing drives like it.
 
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