Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept Headed to the New York Auto Show

Land Rover is planning to debut a new concept with a very storied name at the New York International Auto Show, but the concept doesn't just preview one new Land Rover SUV, rather it marks a whole new sub-brand for the automaker. Land Rover says the Discovery Vision Concept "will showcase the design and technology vision for a future new family of Discovery vehicles."

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The first-generation of the Discovery was introduced in England 25 years ago and was eventually known in the U.S. as the LR4. Based on the dark teaser video above, the Discovery Vision Concept appears to be LR4-sized and offer configurable seating for seven, hinting at that model's eventual replacement.

Check out the teaser video for more details and check back with us in mid-April for more Land Rover news from the 2014 New York Auto Show.

By Jennifer Geiger | April 3, 2014 | Comments (1)

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

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UPDATE 10/15/2013:
Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list.

In the more than three years that Cars.com editors have been installing car seats into test vehicles, we've come across several vehicles that can hold three car seats across a backseat.

The newest vehicle to make our list is the 2014 Honda Odyssey. The minivan has loads of room and plenty of accessible Latch anchors.

As we come across more cars that fit three child-safety seats, we'll add to this list. For now, here are the cars from our Car Seat Checks that can fit three car seats in the second row:

By Jennifer Newman | October 15, 2013 | Comments (92)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Last week's No. 1 most popular video was bumped by a newcomer this week. Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman's drive of the Cadillac CTS Vsport is No. 2 this week, replaced by Kelsey Mays' review of the 2013 Land Rover LR4. Check out what else was popular this week.

1. 2013 Land Rover LR4

2. 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

3. 2014 Honda Odyssey

4. 2013 Light-Duty Challenge

5. Honda Odyssey Vacuum in Action

By Jennifer Geiger | September 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Land Rover LR4 Video

The 2013 Land Rover LR4 is not without its charms. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays lauds the luxury SUV's soft ride, maneuverability relative to bulk, spirited acceleration from its 5.0-liter V-8 and a refreshingly comfortable third row. On the other hand, lousy fuel economy and maddeningly complicated seat folding for expanded cargo space are turnoffs. Watch the video and decide whether you think the LR4 needs to evolve or just go extinct.

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By Matt Schmitz | September 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Land Rover LR4: Car Seat Check

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Another model year, another Land Rover LR4 that can handle three child-safety seats across its second row. This five- or seven-seat SUV has been a mainstay on our list of cars that fit three car seats. If you opt for the three-row model, booster seats or forward-facing convertibles fit back there easily.

By Jennifer Newman | August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Which Seven-Passenger SUV Has the Most Cargo Room?

"I want to carry a motorized scooter and don't want a minivan."
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You can configure some of the largest SUVs to seat seven, such as the Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Expedition, so those would be the ones that offer the most cargo space. The Suburban has a maximum 137.4 cubic feet of cargo room; the Expedition has 108.3 cubic feet, and the more carlike-riding Chevrolet Traverse has 116.3 cubic feet. Most minivans offer 140 to 150 cubic feet of total cargo space with the seats folded or removed.

If that's more SUV than you want, here are seven-seat models with more than 80 cubic feet of cargo room: Dodge Durango, 84.5; Ford Flex, 83.2; Honda Pilot, 87.0; Land Rover LR4, 87.4; and Toyota 4Runner, 89.7. There are others, and you might want to investigate the height of the cargo area and how high you would have to lift your scooter to load it into an SUV.

The Cars.com Vehicle Recommender could help you with your search. It does not list cargo volume, but it will help you find SUVs that have other features that you want and fit your budget.

Have a car question you'd like us to answer? Send us an email at tips@cars.com.

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By Rick Popely | July 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Land Rover LR4: Family Checklist

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As a parent, I both loved and hated the 2013 Land Rover LR4. I loved that the third row was roomy enough for an adult, but I hated that it was difficult to fold. I loved the gigantic cargo area, but hated the awkward tailgate that made it difficult to reach inside it. I loved its handling for such an enormous vehicle, but I hated the rough ride. I expected better from this luxury SUV.

By Carrie Kim | June 21, 2013 | Comments (2)

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2012 Land Rover LR4

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Practical luxury and rugged capability coexist in the 2012 Land Rover LR4, according to Cars.com Family contributor Courtney Messenbaugh. This off-road-capable SUV can easily seat five or seven with the optional third row, and its powerful V-8 engine accelerates smoothly. What's not to love? Courtney says its dismal fuel-economy numbers of 12/17 mpg are difficult to take.

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By Jennifer Newman | August 17, 2012 | Comments (1)

Limited-Edition Models Join Range Rover Sport and LR4 Lineups

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In case Land Rover's SUVs aren't luxurious enough for you and owning one isn't exclusive enough, the automaker announced two new limited-edition models at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. New for 2013 is the Range Rover Sport Limited Edition (pictured), and it joins the 2012 LR4 HSE Luxury Edition.

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The Range Rover Sport Limited Edition builds off of the Supercharged model and uses its 510-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8. Unique exterior styling upgrades include red brake calipers and matching exterior trim. It will be available exclusively in Fuji White and Santorini Black exterior paint colors. The model's interior is decked in carbon fiber trim, with leather seats and surfaces and contrast-color stitching. Rounding out the package is an upgraded stereo: an 825-watt Harman Kardon system with 17 speakers.

Land Rover will produce only 500 units.

By Jennifer Geiger | April 5, 2012 | Comments (1)

Cars.com Reviews the 2012 Land Rover LR4

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Despite its lumbering looks, the 2012 Land Rover LR4 is a surprisingly maneuverable and sprightly SUV, according to Cars.com editor Jennifer Geiger. For 2012, the luxury SUV gets upgrades to its multimedia system, though the touch-screen's graphics and performance still look outdated, Geiger says.

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By Colin Bird | March 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

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