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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Land Rover Freelander (06-14) review.

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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Land Rover Freelander Station Wagon (97-03) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Land Rover know how to make a good 4X4

CONS

Pricey when compared to Japanese rivals

PROS

Land Rover know how to make a good 4X4

CONS

Pricey when compared to Japanese rivals

Land Rover Freelander Station Wagon rivals

Honda
CR-V
3.5 out of 5 3.5

Freelander is the junior member of 4x4’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.

Land Rover Freelander Station Wagon rivals

Honda
CR-V
3.5 out of 5 3.5

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