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Land Rover Freelander
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  • Launched in 2006
  • SUV
  • Petrol, Diesel
  • Launch year
    2006
  • Body type
    SUV
  • Fuel type
    Petrol, Diesel

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heycar rating
Family car also proper off-roader

Best bits

  • Robust interior
  • More spacious inside than the old model
  • Genuine off-road ability

Not so great

  • Roly-poly on-road handling
  • Costs more to run than rivals
  • Various mechanical frailties 

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Overall verdict

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On the inside

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Driving

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How much does it cost to run

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Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict on the Land Rover Freelander

"The 2006 Freelander 2 is a big improvement on the original Freelander the comparison between the two is like chalk and cheese. Land Rover addressed the criticisms of the original model to produced a great compact 4x4 that's composed on road but still as capable off-road as you'd expect of a Land Rover. That's down to an advanced intelligent 4x4 system that optimises traction and fuel economy, along with Land Rover's unique Terrain Response dial up system."

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It's in the cabin where the improvements are most noticeable. It's far better built, more refined and has a hardwearing feel. True other 4x4s this size may have a more modern interior, but there's a robustness about the Freelander 2 that reflects its rugged nature – after all this is no 'soft-roader'.


Like the larger Discovery model, the Freelander 2 is genuinely capable off-road and deals with amazingly difficult terrain with ease, even on standard road tyres - that's not something you can say of a BMW X3 or an Audi Q5.


This does have its downside, as the Freelander 2 isn't as sharp on the road as other 4x4s. It's certainly not wallowy or soft, but it lacks the responsiveness of some rivals, but then none of them can match the Land Rover's all-terrain ability.


The engine line-up includes a 3.2-litre petrol but as you'd expect this is a rare sight. Nearly all buyers go for the strong 2.2 TD4 diesel. In 2009 a stop/start version of this was introduced which saw CO2 emissions reduced to 179g/km and economy improve to a claimed 41.3mpg.


In September 2010 the Freelander 2 was facelifted with a new grille, lights and bumpers, but the big changes came under the skin. The 2.2-litre TD4 engine was replaced by a new unit (the same size) which is available in two outputs of either 150bhp or 190bhp and all manual models come with an engine stop/start system as standard.


A 2WD model was also launched, available in the UK from January 2011, which is badged the Freelander 2 eD4. It's the most efficient Land Rover ever produced, with claimed fuel consumption of 47.2mpg and CO2 emissions of just 158g/km.

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Land Rover Freelander

2.2 SD4 Metropolis 5dr Auto

  • 2014
  • 65,999 miles
  • Bristol Street Nissan Darlington
  • Durham, DL11XP
Price:£17,500
HP: £476.33/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £476.33, Customer Deposit: £2,625.00, Total Deposit: £2,625.00, Total Charge For Credit: £2,272.88, Total Amount Payable: £19,772.88, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 9.48%

Land Rover Freelander

2.2 SD4 GS 5dr Auto

  • 2014
  • 64,962 miles
  • Foray Motor Group Ford Shaftesbury
  • Dorset, SP78PL
Price (ex VAT):£12,600
HP: £340.80/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 37 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £340.80, Customer Deposit: £1,890.00, Total Deposit: £1,890.00, Total Charge For Credit: £1,559.80, Total Amount Payable: £14,159.80, Representative APR: 8.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 4.72%

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On the inside

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Driving

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How much does it cost to run

Land Rover Freelander eD4

Prices, versions and specification

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