Land Rover Freelander 2 SD4 SE review | carsguide.com.au

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Land Rover Freelander

2 SD4 SE

Complicated console

Only it for a week

Mud drips from the of our Freelander. A passerby points it out to his ‘They’ve been somewhere Indeed we have. When Land Rover’s new Freelander off there is little to limit journey (except for a stubborn that wouldn’t get out of our way).

may be a compact SUV, but it will do its to keep up with the big boys. enough for the city streets, it comes alive in the bush. various terrain testing the week we came to one conclusion: you climb in a Freelander and turn – adventure will

Price and Equipment

Land Freelander 2 SD4 SE, priced from comes with 18-in wheels, Intelligent Power Management for more economic charging, full size wheel, parking aids, audio input socket, sensing wipers, dual-zone control, heated exterior bright finish twin bar adjustable wheel mounted and cruise, electronic folding mirrors when the vehicle is six-way adjustable driver push button start/stop, computer, and perimetric security

With 140kW/420Nm the 2.2-litre SD4 engine has plenty of oomph and on. The six-speed automatic transmission is but if you think you can do better, engage and have a go at beating Freelander’s off of 0-100km/h in 9.5 seconds.

When not tackling trails, the official figure is an impressive 7.0L/100km, our scoot off road and through the found 9.5L/100km, not bad considering the

Smaller than its Land brothers, this compact SUV can push through water at up to 500mm, tow up to twotonnes, and clear with axel clearance up to in front and 265mm in back.

And with the assistance of Terrain four modes, and front and independent suspension, you’ll a surprisingly stable ride. dusting off on your way home, the smaller dimensions make it capable in busy city and hunting for the elusive parking all while having enough to accommodate five adults and

The exterior of the Freelander has the classic Rover look. True to its lineage, it’s stylish, but not Internally however, this has a soft side.

The interior is clean and gives the cabin an feeling. Keeping with the back seats are 50mm than in front. The stadium lets those in back a clearer view, and the middle converts to an armrest with cup

With a choice of interior wheel design, and a score of accessories you can tailor the Freelander to your taste.

Heated front seats, a adjustable driver seat, and an steering wheel and armrest make anyone feel at behind the wheel. Wheel cruise, audio, and Bluetooth add to the control, though the spacing of the are a bit awkward.

You can plug in an iPhone or MP3 but without an accessory cord you use the vehicle’s controls to skip and it’s a shame in this a model that the Bluetooth only works for calls.

The seats fold to a 60:40 transforming the 755L of storage 1, 670L of room for larger and the 12V power socket in back can an esky full of food for a picnic.

The dash display is uniform in design than friendly, but once you puzzle out the functions you’ll feel a tech expert. Our test included the touchscreen satellite system. At extra cost a steep addition, but handy if going to be driving beyond the horizon.

The Freelander gets a five-star safety rating, with airbags, a monocoque body, and rear crumple zones, a battery of braking, stability and aids — HDC, EBD, CBC, EBA, RSC, DSC and so on — plus two seat anchor points.

To be there wasn’t much this SUV we didn’t like. a steep gravel road did to disturb the twenty roos at the road’s edge, as the Freelander’s descent control kept us sliding.

The HDC is handy on difficult and it can be engaged at speeds up to 50km/h, the cruise + and to set the speed, though on short of moderate difficulty the HDC is too grabby. Still, we’d have the HDC overprotective than too on tough descents.

Terrain Response allows you to pick the right setting for conditions. We played around the grass/gravel/snow, and the mud and ruts settings and disappointed (there’s also a setting if you want to brave the in winter, or if you’re smarter time of year and want to across the desert instead).

The traction quickly adjusts to the — or lack thereof and you can drive on in confidence.

The Freelander 2 is at on the motorway as well as off, stability control compensates for any of body roll, and the compact makes parking easy. you wouldn’t use this in any stealth due to the external noise from the internally it’s a quiet

Follow your friends on a adventure and once you reach destination, turn off the Freelander’s step from your seats, pull a cool from the esky in back, and try to it was a rough drive in a compact so your mates aren’t

An impressive compact SUV, the and versatile Land Rover can just about anything.

Rover Freelander 2 SD4 SE

Price:

Warranty: 3 years/100,000km

Safety seven airbags, HDC, EBD, CBC, EBA, RSC, DSC

Crash rating: 5

Engine: 4 Cylinder, 2.2 Litre 140kW/420Nm

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