Land Rover Freelander 2
With its chunky styling, The Land Rover Freelander 2 looks like a junior Land Rover Discovery 4. This gives it real credibility among rivals like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Add Land Rover's legendary reputation for producing rugged off-road vehicles and it's clear why the Land Rover Freelander 2 still appeals when faced with newer German rivals. Fine to drive on-road and very capable off it, the Land Rover Freelander 2 is a brilliant all-rounder, though it's not exactly what we would describe as cheap.
- Good to drive
- Comfortable and luxurious
- Go-anywhere ability
- No seven-seat option
- Relatively expensive
- Cheaper rivals offer more for the money
The Land Rover Freelander 2 has gradually evolved from a small yet capable SUV into a premium 4x4 for those wanting the class and ability of a Land Rover Discovery 4 in a smaller more manageable package. It feels solid inside, but rear seat passenger space isn’t quite as generous as its size suggests. All versions drive well on and off the road and the high driving position appeals to those wanting a commanding view of the road. Land Rover also offers a more economical front-wheel drive eD4 model for lower running costs.