Land Rover Freelander 2 Review (2008)

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Land Rover Freelander

2 (2008)

The original Land Freelander was launched in 1997 and in production until the end of 2005.

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The original Land Freelander was launched in 1997 and in production until the end of 2005. It was top selling 4×4 for five and was the best selling 4×4 by far in the UK. It social boundaries, being by Royalty, farmers and housewives and the benchmark amongst compact

However, it was not without some issues, although BMW’s of Land Rover helped out most of those problems. the Freelander had a very loyal but by the end of 2005, the competition was leading the

The Land Rover Freelander 2 was in 2006 at the British Motor and was designed and engineered by Land in the UK at Gaydon, Warwickshire. The Freelander 2 is at the Halewood plant in Liverpool, was acknowledged with a JD Power Plant Quality Gold in 2005.

Land Rover is now gunning for a clientele who currently are driving such as BMW’s X3 and Volvo’s In order to entice these owners away, the Freelander 2 has had to be in every way: which has achieved by offering better improved fuel economy, quality interior materials and and it is substantially roomier. It is even capable both on and off-road, transformed handling, ride and comfort.

No longer is there a soft top and the Freelander 2 is only available as a which is far more practical for users.

You now have the option of two new a 3.2-litre i6 petrol (233 PS / 171 kW) as in the Volvo XC90 which is to a six speed automatic gearbox or a TD4 diesel (160 PS / 118 kW) which is from PSA Peugeot-Citroen Group, can be specified with a six speed or automatic transmission.

To give you some idea of the saving that can be made by for a diesel engine, the straight six 3.2 engine has a quoted combined figure of 25.2 mpg compared to the 33.2 mpg (both automatic) so in theory around 8 mpg difference but increasing diesel prices might not be such a gain.

the 3.2-litre i6 petrol engine is 30 per more powerful than the V6 with 10 per cent improvement in economy; and the 2.2-litre TD4 diesel has a 43 per cent more power the old engine, yet returns more to the Acceleration from 0-60 mph now 10.9 seconds in manual which is significantly reduced 13.2 seconds for the previous model. We drove a Land Freelander HSE fitted with the TD4 diesel with a six speed gearbox.

We would have preferred to an automatic Freelander but at the time one available the main reason for our is that we are lazy and prefer off road. In practice the six speed is very easy to use, if not a notchy but it is far from agricultural and is a to use around town.

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