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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 SE 5dr

    John Channon Date: 27/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 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

    My car

    We owned a Freelander for just over a year. Unfortunately our initial high expectations turned very sour.

    On the plus side, the car was great to drive (when it wasn't being repaired) & looked good. I have no doubt that as an off-roader, it would be hard to beat.

    However, reliabilty & quality seems to be very lacking. Ours had problems with the engine management system, air-conditioning, lights not working, and a strange knocking sound that never got soughted. A quick search on the web, quickly shows that there is a widespread issue with Land Rover's reliability.

    For the price, there's not a lot of goodies as standard. Also, the passenging space is surprisingly tight. In the end, we replaced it with an Outlander 2.2 Diamond - loads of kit, 7 seats, and everything working as it should!

  • 2.2 TD4 SE 5dr

    Graham Lamond , North Yorkshire . Date: 04/09/2008
    • Overall 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
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    Just been loaned this car for a week whilst mine was in for a repair. Car had done 1900 miles. Very impressed with smooth autobox and performance. Light and responsive steering and good brakes. Great interior with all the toys. Missed a centre armrest!Boot a little small, but OK. Got 34.5mpg on runs at 70mph and 27.5mpg round town. Quiet and comfortable. Driver's door wouldn't lock, and was a dealer fix. I would own this as a private car for low mileage use, but no good for me on high business miles for fuel consumption and the high tax to come.

  • 2.2 TD4 XS 5dr

    David Palmer Date: 27/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had my Freelander 2 XS Automatic for 6 months and 7,000 miles. Having just driven up to Orkney I can vouch that it is supremely comfortable. The driving position is perfect for me. I previously had an Audi A4 Avant Quattro S Line, but it had to go, as the ride was too hard which aggrevated a back problem. 8 hour stint driving the Freelander and no back problems, Average mpg on a long run 35mpg, 28-30mpg day to day. Reliability has been good with no failures. It has been back to a dealer for a couple of minor issues, a creaking drivers seat and passenger seat belt, but the dealer Trinity Land Rover in Hinckley are so pleasant to deal with this was no problem. My children (11 & 15yrs )have plenty of room in the back (far more than in the Audi). The large door pockets are great, I find the dash excellent with no problems with minor controls except the foglamp switches which could be better located. Only other improvement would be a larger boot. If you want a comfortable, practical car, with go anywhere ability, I would certainly recommend the Freelander 2.

  • 2.2 TD4 GS 5dr

    julia hayre , warkwickshire . Date: 25/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      27

    My car

    Owned the Freelander for nearly a year and only done 4k miles. I own the GS auto. Fantastic drive and overall I am very happy. Nippy and quiet but the auto box which is smooth saps consumption so much so that this prevents me for giving the car 5/5 stars. Minor issues - leaking rear cluster lights, ill-fitted side steps poor radio (had a basic golf before which cost half what the landrover cost and that had a decent radio!!). Dealer excellent which makes the minor issues minor

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