Used Land Rover Freelander 1997 - 2006 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Our recommendations

Land Rover Freelander (97 - 06)
  • Land Rover Freelander (97 - 06)
  • Land Rover Freelander (97 - 06)
  • Land Rover Freelander (97 - 06)
  • Land Rover Freelander (97 - 06)
  • Land Rover Freelander (97 - 06)
  • Land Rover Freelander (97 - 06)
  • Land Rover Freelander (97 - 06)
  • Land Rover Freelander (97 - 06)
  • Land Rover Freelander (97 - 06)
  • Land Rover Freelander (97 - 06)
Used Land Rover Freelander 1997 - 2006 review
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Our recommendations

Which used Land Rover Freelander 4x4 should I buy?

Early Freelanders came with a choice of a 1.8-litre petrol or a 2.0-litre diesel engine, shared with the old Rover 600.

In 2000, the diesel was replaced by BMW’s much more modern 2.0-litre engine, which has 108bhp. That’s the engine to go for: it’s more powerful, quieter, and it’s far more reliable than the petrol alternative, which is prone to head gasket failure.