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Land Rover Freelander Hardback review

1997 - 2003 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £14,835 - £24,035
Road tax cost £345 - £415
Insurance group 21 - 25
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 286 - 480 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


The badge, frugal Td4 diesel, off-road ability


Thirsty V6, quite expensive to buy

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


Freelander competes with the CR-V and RAV-4 in the ‘lifestyle’ 4×4 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 4×4 (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.