Land Rover Freelander Hardback (97-03) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 16 Sep 2013
3.5
Freelander competes with the CR-V and RAV-4 in the 'lifestyle' 4x4 arena. It offers more than its rivals, with three body styles, good off-road ability and lots of optional kit.

Land Rover Freelander Hardback (97-03)
The badge, frugal Td4 diesel, off-road ability
Thirsty V6, quite expensive to buy

New price range:

£14,995 - £24,195

Used price range:

£422 - £3,167

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Freelander competes with the CR-V and RAV-4 in the 'lifestyle' 4x4 arena. It offers more than its rivals, with three body styles, good off-road ability and lots of optional kit. However, it also costs more than its direct competitors. It's good to drive for a 4x4 (especially the Td4 and V6 models) and both fashionable and prestigious thanks to its Land Rover heritage. The only real downside was patchy quality control on early models, resulting in variable build quality and so-so reliability.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

2 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

2 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Comfortable, loads of room with the seats down. Save and suprisingly good off road. Love the looks and reasonable fuel economy.  

5 out of 5

Clive Kelly ,   25 Sep 2013    ... read more

 Everything, good sized boot, seats fold and tumble.  

3 out of 5

John Stratton ,   04 Apr 2012    ... read more

 Load space and ability to get out of a snow bound village.  

1 out of 5

Chris Payne ,   26 Apr 2009    ... read more

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