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Land Rover Freelander Station Wagon review

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

At a glance

Price new £16,335 - £26,435
Road tax cost £325 - £395
Insurance group 21 - 27
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 286 - 480 miles
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Pros & cons


Land Rover know how to make a good 4X4


Pricey when compared to Japanese rivals

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


Freelander is the junior member of 4×4’s most aristocratic family – Land Rover. Range Rover lords it over premium 4x4s; Discovery splashes through swamps or strolls through suburbia in equal style, while Defender’s genes have made it a faithful retainer on the country estate for generations. Blue blood doesn’t necessarily confer special virtues – and Freelander has been known to slip up.

It’s a more complete package than ‘lifestyle’ 4x4s like RAV-4 and CR-V, with three body styles and lots of options. But it’s more expensive and less reliable – rattly interior trim, faulty electrics and blown engines are some common faults.