Winner of Our 10-Vehicle Drive-Off!
By j!m on
Vehicle2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
ReviewWe spent a month researching the 17 vehicles in this category, and test- drove 10in a multi-round drive-off; this one had the best balance of on- and off-road capability, and ultimately, off-road performance was the decider. Traction Control, in particular, has already carried us through five spots where other vehicles without it got stuck. Dealer-sponsored outings are great, and we held our own with ~20 Discoverys on medium-rated trails with rocks, steep grades, water crossings, and soft sand; most of all, the Freelander is FUN, FUN, FUN to drive!
Best FeaturesOff- and on-road performance, Traction Control, manual gear option, Hill Descent Control, stand-out looks, lots of features on SE model, dealer support, fold-down rear seats, Superlock
Worst FeaturesMore cargo room, larger gas tank, more towing capacity, option for bigger tires for additional ground clearance, easier seat recline; operation of rear- window disable button is non-standard (selection-depressed-ENABLES rear windows)
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