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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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72 reader reviews for Land Rover Freelander 4x4.
  • 2.2 SD4 190 HSE 4WD 5dr

    John Hooker , Cornwall . Date: 23/11/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    I am currently on my third Freelander 2; one Company Car, followed by 2 that I have owned myself. At around 35,000 miles a year, these cars are not cheap to fuel, especially living in a hilly area; a TD4 manual will return 32-42 mpg (depending on circumstances) and my current SD4 auto, around 29-39 mpg. Most commonly returned figures are around 31 and 34mpg respectively. Fortunately, tyre, insurance and maintenance costs are all very fair. Off road capability is (predictably) superb, with only slightly limited ground clearance and a lack of low range being major restrictions. Comfort is brilliant, with only the seats being too small and a little flat and firm being the minor irritation. Those on my current HSE Lux are MUCH better. Predictably, reviews say that the HSE Lux is too expensive but, if seat comfort is important to you, then it's worth considering the extra. Space is good, with only limited rear leg room being a problem. The boot is plenty big enough. Handling is superb for this kind of car, with only a little vagueness around the straight ahead at speed being an issue for those unfamiliar with 4x4's Reliability? Slightly mixed, varying from mostly very good, to an incurable misfire (on my last one) which involved Land Rover subsidising a trade in to the HSE Lux. Would I buy another? Darn right I would!! After a total of around 120,000 miles in these cars I can't see what I'd replace it with. I hope to have my current one to 200-250,000 miles! Highly recomm

  • 2.2 SD4 190 HSE 4WD 5dr

    Edsard Peel , . Date: 20/02/2014
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35.9

    My car

    Good stuff: you sit high, seats are very comfortable, stereo (825 watts) quite sufficient for Classic FM, large door mirrors, plently of gadgets, adequately fast, handles well (even round corners - don't agree with the What Car report), wind noise really isn't too bad and you feel very safe in a car that can tackle most road or off-road conditions.

    Bad stuff: Fuel consumption is far worse that estimated, it is a large car so be careful, the boot is fine for two people but for a family of 4 you need to look at an estate, it doesn't come with a spare tyre just some sort of inflatable pump that looks like it should be attached to Darth Vader.

  • 2.2 TD4 GS 5dr

    eric reddock Date: 30/01/2014
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    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 would like to project. The car was purchased new in June 2013. A horrible gearbox, under powered with inadequate forward lighting, a farm tractor could easily beat it from a standing start such as at road junctions and traffic lights. The pluses were a comfortable ride with superb off-road ability, that was all.

    The experience started with the Land Rover dealer's printer being down on my first visit so I was unable to get a printed quote. When I called to pick-up the car I had to sign for it for it before seeing it. On seeing it for the first time I noticed that some of the options I had ordered were not fitted and was told that that was the car that I had just signed for.

    I have now, some 6 months later, traded it in, losing several thousand pounds in the process, and now have a Freelander 2 SD GS with front fog lights and headlamp washers and am so far delighted with the more powerful engine and auto gearbox.

  • 3.2 i6 GS 5dr

    John Eldridge , Surrey . Date: 12/09/2013
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      12000

    My car

    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 for nearly 7 year and loved it, with now major issues, despite it reputation.

    Don’t get me wrong a love this car, however, I do have concerns over its overall reliably. It starts first time, every time, so no issue there. However, there have been some minor and majors issues.

    Firstly the Air Con drain blocked (design fault) = £105 Landrover main dealer. Then Rear Diff bearings = £545 Landrover main dealer. Recently Main Four Wheel Drive System (breaking front drive shaft) - £2,234.

    Would I buy another….yes, probably would…typical mad Landrover owner

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