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For The Land Rover Freelander 2.2 SD4 190 GS provides muscular performance, and the engine works well with the standard auto gearbox. GS trim gets the balance between price and equipment just right.

Against Automatic versions of the Freelander don’t have the stop-start system of manual cars, which means this model is some way short of a manual car’s economy. Its higher emissions also mean it incurs far more company car tax.

Land Rover Freelander Crossover

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

The Land Rover Freelander 2.2 SD4 190 GS might not be cheap, but it still looks pretty good value. If you want an automatic Freelander, it’s the one to go for.

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Key facts

8.7 secs
Top speed
118 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
602 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The first choice is which of the two diesel engines to go for. The 148bhp unit comes with a manual gearbox (an auto ’box is a cost option) and the option of two- or four-wheel drive, while the four-wheel-drive 188bhp model has an automatic 'box as standard.

We’d go for the lower-powered unit with four-wheel drive. The front-wheel-drive version is cheaper and more economical, but it’s still not as efficient as a BMW X3 and you lose the 4x4’s sensational off-road ability.

Even the entry-level S version is reasonably equipped, although the TD4 XS is the model we’d go for. It comes with climate control and a seven-inch colour touchscreen that improves interior functionality. Top-spec HSE and HSE Lux versions come with lavish kit, but have prices to match.

Reader test team says:

Land Rover Freelander Crossover 2.2 SD4 190 HSE 4WD 5dr

Good stuff: you sit high, seats are very comfortable, stereo (825 watts) quite sufficient for Classic FM, large door mirrors, plently of gadgets,…

Edsard Peel

4 out of 5 stars

Land Rover Freelander Crossover 2.2 TD4 GS 5dr

What a disappointing car and a disappointing Land Rover dealer. This was my fourth Land Rover and it and the dealer went against the image Land Rover…

eric reddock

1 out of 5 stars

Land Rover Freelander Crossover 3.2 i6 GS 5dr

I’ve owned my 57 plate Freelander 2 GS Auto since July 2011. It had 25,000 miles on the clock and I covered 53,000 in total now. I had a TD$ before…

John Eldridge

4 out of 5 stars

Land Rover Freelander Crossover 2.2 TD4 Sport Auto 5dr

Bought nearly new exactly a year ago and the model is still advertised at the same price I paid last feb. Cracking motor with a really smart styling…

Christian Hughes

5 out of 5 stars
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