What's the used Land Rover Freelander like?
The second-generation Land Rover Freelander represented a big step up for the British commpany’s smallest product. With smarter looks inside and out, it could take on premium-badged opposition for the first time.
True, the interior plastics still don’t feel as classy as those in contemporary Audis and [BMWs](http://www.whatcar.com/bmw/, but they’re closer than the original car’s are, and there’s good head and leg room in both the front and the rear. It’s just a shame that the Freelander’s boot is so small.
The driving position is good, placing you high and giving an excellent forward view. While there’s a lot of body lean in bends, the Freelander grips well and has a very comfortable ride.
As Land Rover at the time, there are a number of Ford-sourced components and parts. The best of these is the 2.2-litre TD4 diesel engine, which produces 157bhp and gives the Freelander pretty good performance.
The second-generation Freelander also made a bit of history by becoming the first Land Rover product to be sold with front-wheel drive; that fuel-saving eD4 model was added to the range in 2008.