For The Freelander has a smooth ride and a great driving position, and it's great off-road. Land Rover’s desirable image keeps resale values strong.
Against Prices are a little steep, high-speed refinement isn’t great and many rivals provide more rear legroom and boot space.
What Car? says
A classy and desirable 4x4, the Land Rover Freelander is capable off-road and comfortable on it. It’s just a shame it’s not more spacious.
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There are 5 Land Rover Freelander versions available
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), while the 188bhp model has an automatic 'box as standard.
We’d go for the lower-powered unit, because it's quick enough and has lower running costs than the higher-powered one.
We'd also go for an SE model, which is the entry-level version. It comes with heated leather seats, climate control, rear parking sensors and a heated windscreen. SE Tech adds a touch-screen sat-nav system, automatic lights and wipers, and a better stereo, so are worth considering if you like lots of toys. Top-spec Metropolis versions are lavishing equipped, but then they're pretty expensive.
Reader test team says:
Bought the car new in October 2014. Iv'e covered just under 7000 miles so far and the car has been faultless. I love the build quality, ride comfort…
I am currently on my third Freelander 2; one Company Car, followed by 2 that I have owned myself. At around 35,000 miles a year, these cars are not…
Good stuff: you sit high, seats are very comfortable, stereo (825 watts) quite sufficient for Classic FM, large door mirrors, plently of gadgets,…
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…