Jeep Liberty vs. Land Rover Freelander – Comparison Tests

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Jeep Liberty vs. Land Freelander

Canyon Cubs: The two names in off-road vehicles ‘Go ahead and flog our utes!’ So we do.

Some people are never meant to be rich. Steen was probably one of them. The troubles began almost at the the slug of gray rock his Mi Vida mine pegged the counter at Buddy Cowger’s gas in Cisco, Utah.

It was July 18, a time when Americans they would soon be to work in uranium-powered saucers and meatloaf by the glow of the same keeping our enemies at bay.

of overpaying for South African the U.S. Atomic Energy was eager to find a domestic Any miner who tapped a vein on the Plateau got $10,000 cash, $8 for every pound of high-grade ore in it. To the deal, government geologists the plateau and pointed prospectors promising sites.

If a vein were discovered, the AEC bulldoze a road through on the nickel. The AEC’s dangled and Steen’s discovery of the huge Mi lode sparked the biggest rush of the past century. accountants, school teachers, and opportunists dropped everything to for Utah wielding nothing than an AEC pamphlet on uranium and a store-bought Geiger counter.

By the nation’s uranium stocks overflowing, but atomic saucers in short supply. Steen’s had disappeared into bad investments, and tax-fraud indictments, thousands of had been bilked with claims, miners were of …, and the formerly pristine deserts of Utah were with toxic mine and scribbled with more 900 miles of crude roads.

The White Rim Road, a 100-mile path of sand and slickrock to service uranium dog holes on the Island in the Sky mesa about 350 west of Denver, is perhaps the thing to come out of it all. It the bleached cliffs of the arrowhead-shaped overlooking the Colorado and Green as they meander southward in gorges every bit as grand as the Canyon. The two rivers converge at the bottom of the mesa and head off for the inlets of Lake Powell.

Jeepers, mountain bikers, and worshippers of Kokopelli, the flute-tooting glyph that is the de facto god of stuff, have gravitated to the Rim and the nearby town of Moab in the since Pres. Lyndon dedicated Canyonlands National on September 12, 1964.

Bring $30 and the Park Service will you a permit to ride the White but come in a high-clearance four-wheel-drive, or be viewing Canyonland’s rocky skyscraping buttes, and wispy shoulder to shoulder with of slow-moving retirees at the park’s few overlooks. It so happens that the two respected names in off-roading, and Land Rover, are launching new four-wheel-drivers this year. alone is not unique.

What is: Jeep and Land actually build the little for forays into the wild and going places you can’t get to in a BMW M5 is the reason to buy a sport-utility, in our opinion.

correctly, the base Jeep Limited Edition and Land Freelander price out to a wash, our fully loaded (with no $32,220 Freelander HSE cost than our fully loaded Limited Edition by $3435. Our was to compare the Liberty with the popularly configured but not available for Freelander SE, which has a base of $28,400 and lacks only the power sunroof, the fancier Beige leather, a Harman/Kardon with six-CD changer and navigation system, and 17-inch

All Freelanders, including the cloth-upholstered Freelander S and the base leather-upholstered SE, the same 174-hp, 2.5-liter V-6 to a five-speed automatic and viscous-coupled four-wheel-drive system. Suspension of the body is by sturdy long-travel and a thick aluminum skid keeps the engine safe accidental mineral deposits.

The Liberty has a beefy cast-iron built for boulder crawling. Our Limited Edition was porked up the $2945 Customer Preferred including leather seats, everything, premium stereo, and the two-speed four-wheel-drive system an auto setting and low-range

Another $700 went for the $600 for ABS, $520 for the Group (including a limited-slip diff, larger tires, skid plates, tow hooks, and upgrades), $415 for a trunk-mounted CD $390 for supplemental side $250 for heated seats, for a towing package, and $40 for an engine-block Stripped of nonessential frills $2445 Sport Value with air conditioning we feel is our Limited’s White Rim badge be earned with a Liberty for as little as $23,650. Oh, and don’t the 30 bucks for the permit.

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