The grab handles are thick, located exactly where you need them, and do not hurt your hands as you hang from them.
The tailgate is split, so it can be used as a shelf when you camp or an overhead clamshell to protect from the rain and sun.
A fullsize spare is available.
The doors are double-sealed to exclude dust and water.
The in-dash navigation system includes GPS, which can set waypoints and illustrate topography.
There's more to add, but we're out of space. The LR3 clearly is the most advanced expression of Land Rover's design philosophy yet. Most people will probably never know how well the LR3 is adapted to operate in an outdoor environment. We think any recreation-minded enthusiast would appreciate the LR3, but because of the price ($44,994-$49,995 for the HSE), relatively few will be able to own one. Nevertheless, the LR3 does make the statement that Land Rover is back, the company knows who it is, and there's more to come.
Year/make/model: '05 Land Rover LR3
Body/chassis: integrated body/frame with hydroformed boxed steel ladder frame and welded steel monocoque underbody; double-sided, zinc-coated steel outer body panels
Engine: 4.4L 268ci; 90-degree V-8 with aluminum alloy block and cylinder heads
Performance: 300 hp at 5,500 rpm; 315 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm; 0-60 in 8 seconds; top speed of 121 mph
Suspension: multiple-mode electronically controlled air suspension with automatic load leveling; independent front and rear with double-wishbone construction; 10 inches of maximum wheel travel at the front; 13 inches of maximum vertical wheel travel at the rear; selectable multimode Terrain Response System controls
Drivetrain: full-time four-wheel drive with four-wheel electronic traction control
Transmission: ZF six-speed electronically controlled with Sport and Manual modes; transfer gearbox: two-speed electronic transfer gearbox with shift-on-the-move capability
Ratios: High - 1.00:1; Low - 2.293:1