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For The Land Rover Freelander has a smooth ride and a great driving position, and it's highly competent 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.

Land Rover Freelander Crossover
44 5stars

A classy and desirable 4x4, the Land Rover Freelander is very capable off-road. It’s just a shame it’s not more spacious.

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The full Land Rover Freelander review


There are 11 Land Rover Freelander versions available

Crossover 2.2 eD4 150 S 2WD 5dr £23,710
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 TD4 150 S 4WD 5dr £24,510
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 eD4 150 GS 2WD 5dr £26,655
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 TD4 150 GS 4WD 5dr £27,455
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 eD4 150 XS 2WD 5dr £29,405
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 SD4 190 GS 4WD 5dr £29,965
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 TD4 150 XS 4WD 5dr £30,205
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 SD4 190 XS 4WD 5dr £32,715
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 eD4 150 HSE 2WD 5dr £33,910
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 TD4 150 HSE 4WD 5dr £34,710
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 SD4 190 HSE 4WD 5dr £37,225
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

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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