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Land Rover Freelander Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 174 hp @ 6250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Land Rover Freelander

  • Small inside and lacking a low-range transfer case, the Freelander won't appeal to buyers looking for a seriously capable small SUV, despite the Land Rover name on the hood. Think Jeep Liberty.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Hill Descent Control, Steptronic automanual transmission, permanent all-wheel drive, four-wheel independent suspension.

  • Cons

    Tight on cargo space with rear seats folded, priced at the top of its class, V6 engine a tad on the weak side, rear drum brakes.

  • What's New for 2002

    The first new Land Rover to come to America since 1995, the compact Freelander is expected to boost U.S. sales by 50 percent by offering the go-anywhere cachet of the LR brand name and the daily drivability of a small SUV in a package priced under $30,000.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (31 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Best car i've every owned

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Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

We've had our "hippo" since 2005 and purchased it with only 12k miles on it. We now have over 110k and we've loved driving every mile with this SUV. We did a lot of research before we made the purchase and knew about the many problems that others have reported with this vehicle, but we have been so pleased with the reliability and fun-ness of the Freelander. We have not experienced any of the frequent problems that are reported. Neither my wife or I take very good care of the mechanics of our cars. We usually go 10-15k between oil changes, we've never changed the transmission fluid, and sparkplugs were replaced for the first time at 95k. It still runs great and is very reliable.




Love my freelander

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Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

I love this SUV. It has been reliable, fun to drive and just all around a great car. Would definitely buy another one!



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

We love our landrover freelander

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Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

There's a Landrover club and many other Freelander owners love theirs as we love ours and have had no problems with it other than normal wear items. It seems the only ones writing reviews are ones that have had problems but most Freelander owners I know have a good and reliable experience with theirs.




2002 freelander landrover

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Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

Hello I purchased my landrover at 45,000 mi,I felt so lucky to have such a beautiful SUV. The problems began as I drove my car out of the dealership. It was at the dealership for the first month of owner ship , I had fuel line problems, coolant leak, heater core replaced, coolant system replaced, transmission replaced, brakes replaced very often, needless to say the car has been great when it runs... I love it.... but too many mechanical problems,and pricey to fix. I am now at 100,000 mi and once again when I turn the heater on there is a burning smell, and the smell of coolant . I cannot afford anymore work, I cannot afford a new engine or head gasket. I took a loss and traded it in...




Excellent

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Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

maybe some have had a bad experience but i have had nothing but a pleasure owning this truck, i have 53000 miles on it and have no problems whatsoever, regular maintenance and thats all. my 3rd rover and my brother has had 9 and currently owns 2, get a good garage people, the freelander is a great vehicle




Junk

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Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

Stay away from this car and all other land rovers. This model is land rovers dirty little secret



Full 2002 Land Rover Freelander Review

What's New for 2002

The first new Land Rover to come to America since 1995, the compact Freelander is expected to boost U.S. sales by 50 percent by offering the go-anywhere cachet of the LR brand name and the daily drivability of a small SUV in a package priced under $30,000.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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