|Date of first acceptance||1985||Total acceptances||109 by 2003|
|Manufacturer||General Motors Canada||Crew||
|Wheelbase||Front to 2nd axle: 43.3"
Front to 3rd axle: 95.9"
Front to rear axle: 136.8"
Front to 2nd axle: 110cm
Front to 3rd axle: 244cm
Front to rear axle: 347.5cm
|7.62mm M60 or M240E1 MG||Flexible in pintle mount||1000 rounds||Manual||Manual|
|Image intensifying periscope for driver and commander|
|Rolled hard homogeneous steel|
|Engine||General Motors 6V53T; 6 cylinder, 2 cycle, vee, supercharged diesel|
|Horsepower||Gross: 275@2800rpm||Torque||Gross: 586 ft-lb@2000rpm||Fuel capacity||71gal
|Transmission||Allison MT653, 5 speeds forward, 1 reverse|
|Type||Road wheels||Shock absorbers|
|Front 2 axles: Independent coil spring
Rear 2 axles: Torsion bar
|4/side||On each wheel|
|Max level road speed||62mph
|Max water speed||6.5mph
|Max vertical obstacle||19.7"
|Min turning diameter||50.8'
|Max fording depth||Floats||Cruising range||~400mi, roads
The LAV-L featured a raised roof over the cargo compartment and overlapping rear doors with no frame between them. These features allowed easy loading of supplies. The roof featured a large hatch with a folding cover. A 1-ton (900kg) hoist could be attached to the left rear of the roof; it was kept on the hull roof when not in use. The hoist operater was provided with a folding platform on the left side of the hull. The smoke grenade launchers were mounted on the front corners of the raised cargo compartment roof. The vehicle could carry 4000lb (1800kg) of cargo and 1440lb (650kg) of ammunition. Early LAV-Ls featured sloped armor on the front of the raised roof section, but later vehicles have vertical armor instead.
The LAV-L underwent upgrades to -A1 and -A2 standard like the LAV-25.