What alternatives should I consider to a used Land Rover Freelander 4x4?
The Honda CR-V was a constant thorn in the Freelander’s side, and continues to be so today. The first two generations of the CR-V (similar in looks but actually quite different vehicles) are both solid Freelander rivals with much better potential reliability, although you need to remember that there was no diesel option until well into the life of the second-generation CR-V.
The Nissan X-Trail and Toyota RAV4 are also very capable alternatives, and again would generally be much more reliable than the Freelander, while the Suzuki Grand Vitara, although less refined on road, is able almost to match the Freelander’s abilities in the rough.
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