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.
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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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There are 11 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) 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:
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…
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…
I have owned this car for the last three years and have found it meets all my requirements both for off-roading,rough-roading and normal road work. It…
I have owned this car for a year now and haven't had a single problem. Really enjoy the way it drives and the all round quality feel you get from it.…