The Freelander’s high-set driving position and flat bonnet give you excellent forward visibility and make it easy to place the car on the road. Rear vision is great, too, because the back of the car has an immense amount of glass. The simple dashboard is easy to navigate, particularly with the seven-inch colour touch-screen system fitted to higher-spec versions.
Land Rover Freelander 4x4 space & practicality
Front-seat occupants get plenty of head- and legroom, but rear knee space is no more than adequate. The boot is small compared with the best in class and suffers from wheelarch intrusion; its high floor also means you might struggle to lift heavy items into it. There are 60/40 split rear seats, though, and they lay pretty flat.
Land Rover Freelander 4x4 equipment
Even entry-level SE models get alloy wheels, climate control, rear parking sensors, heated leather seats, a DAB radio and a heated windscreen. That's pretty good for the money, so is what we'd go for. Next up is SE Tech, which brings satellite-navigation, automatic lights and wipers, and a better stereo. Metropolis models get electrically adjustable seats, a reversing camera, sunroof and an even better stereo, but they're pricey.