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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Buyers often choose off-roaders for their perceived safety, but that is not always the case. Freelander is only fitted with driver and passenger airbags as standard, and other ‘bags aren't even available as options. Freelander only fared averagely in the Euro NCAP occupant crash test ratings, scoring three out of five, while the pedestrian rating only received one star - due to the hard bumper and bonnet - though this is average for a robust off-roader.

For security measures it gets an alarm, immobiliser and security deadlocks as standard.

Although there’s a reasonable amount of space in the boot, the load depth is obstructed by the suspension, though the rear seats do split, fold and tumble to increase capacity. The twin gloveboxes are shallow and undersized, only suitable for storing loose change, an MP3 player or mobile phone (the driver’s side compartment houses the CD autochanger where specified) and door storage is disappointing, as the conveniently placed door bins are narrow and awkwardly shaped.

However, there are map pockets on the back of the front seats and a handy roof-mounted luggage net for additional practicality, while there are plenty of cupholders throughout the cabin to prevent spillages, including two indented in the dashboard and one in either front door.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Land Rover Freelander Station Wagon (03-06).

  • ABS
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Adventurer equipment

Adventurer standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Adventurer optional equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking

E equipment

E standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
E optional equipment
None available

Freestyle equipment

Freestyle standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Freestyle optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking

HSE equipment

HSE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
HSE optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
S optional equipment
  • PAS

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Roof rails
SE optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav

Sport Premium equipment

Sport Premium standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Roof rails
Sport Premium optional equipment
None available

XEi equipment

XEi standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
XEi optional equipment
None available