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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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71 reader reviews for Land Rover Freelander Crossover.
  • 2.2 TD4 HSE Auto 5dr

    William Vandyk Date: 27/04/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      23.3

    My car

    I have owned the HSE auto for about 2.5 years and during that time it's been used almost exclusively for rural driving. Plus points are the go anywhere ability, which comes into its own during snowy winters in the countryside, comfort and surprisingly good handling on road. But on the negative side the engine has gone into "reduced power" mode twice, both times during cold (below -12c) weather and after driving for about 10 minutes which is apparently a problem with the engine temperature sensors and "not worth fixing" in the words of the local dealer but worse is the simply shocking fuel economy. My average over the life of the car is 23.3mpg with an all time best of 30.8mpg on a long, uninterrupted motorway run at no more than 70mph.

    In addition, in order to get the most out of the boot space, which is adequate for a car of this footprint, you need to buy the solid cargo barrier so you can stack the car to the roof safely - don't believe the figures alone when comparing!

    If you can live with the consumption problem then the Freelander is a perfectly acceptable car but I for one will be looking to change in the near future to something with a little more space and a lot less thirst.

  • 2.2 SD4 190 HSE 4WD 5dr

    Laurie Mackrell , East Lothian . Date: 24/03/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      27

    My car

    Took delivery of my fourth in four years today - the first MY11 Freelander I've owned. Not happy with the colour choice, baltic blue, which seems more purple than I had expected. Interior on the 2011 models is fantastic even without the optional upgraded leather, in terms of comfort and versatility, but many of the finishes in the cabin are quite plasticy. Make sure you get one with sat-nav, it's the best investment you'll ever make. The SD4 engine isn't noticeably different (so far) to the TD4, despite the 40BHP jump. Overall the facelift goes some way to tidy up a model which is already far too dated, and next time round I'll end up going for the new Evoque having become bored with the Freelander's normality. It's a great car which you can depend on in the snow or mud, and the Land Rover name adds desirability and resale value. But somehow the Freelander 2 doesn't quite make it any more. Land Rover should refresh the model in a bigger way before they make a bad name for themselves!

  • 2.2 TD4 GS 5dr

    Nigel Hamilton , Down . Date: 20/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I have owned my 2008 Freelander 2 2.2 diesel GS since July 08. Superb driving car and handles very well. Feels swift underfoot and well balanced on country roads. Pulling power on hills is quite excellent. Quality interior and fabrics on the GS. a GS is best value without doubt. Good range of equipment. I traded in a 06 Discovery 3 as too bulky for the city in its latest design although a great cruiser with height, super diesel engine and comfortable interior. I am mostly driving in small towns and country roads so the FL2 suits me. Parking is alot easier. Could not do without the rear parking sensors so beware buying cheaper models. Rear sensors are essential as I found to my cost in the Discovery. I have had a non starting problem which turned out to be a faulty battery. Once replaced everything was perfect again. The engine and electrics have otherwise been faultless. Overall would recommend this LR 4x4 if you want something a good bit smaller than the Disco. Improvements I would like to see would be a slightly larger boot area. Previous cars 2 Discos, Mercedes ML270 Jaguar X-Type Estate, RAV 4 and the best car in that group was probably Discovery 3.

  • 2.2 TD4 HSE 5dr

    David Shute Date: 19/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    I have owned this car for 18 months, was a little concerned about LR poor rep for reliability, but felt assured by press reviews. Unfortunately all I can say is LR still have significant reliability issues. I've had a series of electrical problems, trim problems, leaks, ranging from a little annoying to extremely inconvenient (car just wouldn't start). The dealers are terrible, I've tried 3 ranging from the Midlands to Berkshire, they don't appear to get customer service, doing what they say they are going to! Must say looking forward to getting rid!

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