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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73 reader reviews for Land Rover Freelander 4x4.
  • 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

  • 2.2 TD4 HSE 5dr

    Mike Moore , Derbyshire . Date: 15/08/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37.1

    My car

    I am on my second Freelander 2, the first changed after 4250 miles due to a wide range of failures including brakes, sunroof, interier head lining replaced, radio and CD unit and damage caused by the dealers during on of the many returns for repairs. Has my second Landrover been any better, during my 14 months the car has been back for repairs to the rear suspention - bullitin upgrade required, new sunroof, lumber support unit replaced, offside front seat belt unit, side runners to refixed, rear light cluster replaced - leaking. Build quility poor too many faults for a car that cost over £32000.

    On the plus side comfortable to drive, ecomonical I have achieved 47.2 MPG on a long haul up to Scotland, well equiped, looks good from all angles and great off road, I have never been bogged down in fields and for the first time in 12 years I could drive away from my home in snow with no problems.

    Overall - Poor build quility and unrealiable too many days spent at the dealers for repairs has totally spoiled my experience with Land Rover I am now looking for a replacement.

  • 2.2 TD4 GS 5dr

    Richard Briggs , Berkshire . Date: 02/07/2008
    • 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
      31

    My car

    I bought this 5 month old, 5000 miles automatic TD4 GS in March 2008. Since then I have clocked up another 5000 miles :(.

    Fell in love with the car the moment I sat in it. It was just one of those things. I'd also test driven an X Trail and a CRV. It is amazingly nippy and hits 70 in no time if not 80. Although 3 seconds slower to 60 than my wife's Cooper S, it feels like its just as fast. I just love the Command Shift. It is quiet and refined. And no, I don't generally drive fast. So I am a bit dissapointed in the consumption which is between 30 and 31. Consumption doesn't seem to vary much no matter how you drive. So, this is a brilliant motor. So, at the risk of appearing nit picking here are some criticisms:

    1 - After four months the cruise control, wipers and climate control defy logic.

    2 - Standard stereo lacks bass when volume is low.

    3 - Not much room really in the back seats or boot. Certainly far less than my Frontera I had before.

    4 - Storage compartments are not brilliant. I think you have about 9 spaces for drinks but no nice place to keep, for example, CDs. I understand drink holders are big selling points in the US!

    5 - I am just a tad under 6'. And yet I cannot lower the seat far enough for me really. OK, I like a high ride but this is ridiculous! Great for my wife though.

    6 - Really miss my centre armrest on my Frontera.

    So, if I had a windfall, I may very well trade it in for a new one with top of range stereo and sun roof.

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