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

    David Palmer Date: 10/08/2011
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    My second Freelander 2, I updated to the new model SD4 XS Automatic in March this year. I never expected to buy the same vehicle twice, but my previous Freelander proved to so comfortable and reliable (see review 27.08.08) there was no other vehicle that I preferred. The new model also offered improved performance and economy, which seemed a bit like having your cake and eating it. A further reason for staying with Land Rover was the excellent resale value my vehicle retained after 3 years and 42,000 miles. So far after 4,000 miles, the new engine is noticeably quieter and the extra performance most appreciated when overtaking. The MPG has increased by an extra 4 mpg over my last model. 32mpg achieved daily and 38 to 40mpg on longer runs. Having not got one puncture in my last Freelander, I took a leap of faith and chose to have the puncture repair kit in my new model rather than have a full size spare wheel, this has increased the boot space available by nearly a third, solving my only gripe with the Freelander. Just as comfortable as my previous model with the added equipment of Sat nav, heated seats and heated front screen to appreciate next winter I am looking forward to life with my new model Freelander. A British vehicle you can be proud to drive and own. Why choose anything else?

  • 2.2 TD4e XS 5dr

    Ron Macey , Kent . Date: 27/06/2011
    • 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
      35

    My car

    This is my wife's car which we have been running for a year now. The car has been totally faultless and has been a pleasure to own and drive. Just had the first service carried out at a cost of £400 which is on the expensive side but we knew this when we researched before buying the car. Dealer experience has been excellent to date from the initial ordering (via an internet broker) through to servicing (the car could not be cleaned after the service so we were offered a free valet on a later date and my wife got a bunch of flowers as an apology). Car is great to drive - very refined (once warmed up), a bit roly poly on the bends but great for long distance cruising. Fuel economy is ok, my wife averages about 32mpg on her short journeys but we regularly get 39mpg on longer runs. XS spec has good equipment levels with front & rear parking sensors, electric heated seats, heated windscreen, powerfold mirrors and sat nav. Winter driving is now a pleasure for my wife - especially with the Terrain Response system which dulls the power in snow/ice mode. We would definitely recommend this car and would certainly by from Landrover again (probably an Evoque)

  • 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!

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