LAND ROVER FREELANDER

Land Rover Freelander

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How much does the Land Rover Freelander cost to run?

The 2.2L diesel is the most economical Land Rover Freelander to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Land Rover Freelander 2.2L diesel costs £200.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band G.

It does just over 47 MPG on average, which means it will cost £13.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Jeep Cherokee 2.2L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 20, which is lower than the Mazda CX-5 2.2L diesel, but higher than the Mitsubishi Outlander 2.3L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Suzuki Vitara has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model2.2L diesel
mpg35.8 - 47.1
emissions158 - 214
tax£200.00 - £325.00
insuranceGroup 19 - 30

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Land Rover Freelander: How big is the boot?

The Land Rover Freelander has an above average boot space (755 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 5 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 6 large bags or 6 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 981 litres.

Is the Land Rover Freelander easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower Suzuki Jimny.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the Freelander is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 300mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the Suzuki Jimny.

Which Land Rover Freelander has the best performance?

The fastest Land Rover Freelander from 0-60, is the 2.2L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 420 lbs/ft torque and 190 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.7 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Skoda Kodiaq 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Land Rover Freelander to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model2.2L diesel
zeroTo628.7 - 11.7
torque400 - 420
bhp150 - 190

What size caravan or trailer, can the Land Rover Freelander tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Land Rover Freelander 2.2L diesel which has 420 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2000kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.