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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 16/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Land Rover Freelander

  • With less capability than true dirt runners and less of a prestige factor than BMW's X3, it's hard to make much of a case for the Freelander.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent on-road handling for an SUV, permanent all-wheel drive, still capable off-road.

  • Cons

    Tight on cargo space even with rear seats folded, V6 engine on the weak side, though ergonomically improved the interior still lacks a modern look, no side airbags.

  • What's New for 2004

    For 2004, the Freelander's exterior has been revamped with a redesigned front bumper and grille; also added are new clear lens headlamps similar to those on the Range Rover. Front and rear bumpers are now body-colored, and in back, the taillamps assume a higher position. In the cabin, the Freelander gets a revised dash, along with new instrumentation, switchgear, door trim panels and front seats. The sport-ute's list of standard equipment grows to include roof rails, tinted windows and an in-dash six-disc CD changer, while the number of available four-door trims shrinks from three to two: SE and HSE. The Freelander's five-speed automatic transmission has also been recalibrated for smoother shifting.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 19
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Very fun to drive

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Vehicle: 2004 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

It has been almost 2 years driving this car and I really like it. A few months ago I've notice that the fuel consumption was higher than normal. I took it to the Lad Rover Dealer and they said it was the fuel pump. For my surprise, I did not have to pay for anything, since it was a recall. If you drive a 2004 Freelander, take it to the dealer to get the fuel pump replaced. I also noticed that after the fix, the gear changes are more smooth.




You'll get to know the

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Vehicle: 2004 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

This car is very fun to drive and is a blast with the top off. The problem is keeping it out of the service department. The windshield wipers failed twice, windshield washer once, one recall for brake lights. The car wouldn't start at all the 2d day I had it & had to be towed back to the dealer, & problems with the transmission. The key is to enjoy it and then get rid of it before the warranty expires.




Fun

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Vehicle: 2004 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

I love my SE3. Its easy to get in and out of, it handles great and it's just plain fun to drive. I have always driven pickups, so I was a little concerned about low seating, but I sit up high pretty well. I haven't driven it off road yet, except for our driveway, which is dirt and stone uphill, lol. But it takes it much smoother than any of my trucks did, lol.




The critics are wrong!

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Vehicle: 2004 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

Critics of this cool little SAV were WRONG. I signed the dotted line to purchase, then read the reviews and became nervous. All of my fears were unwarranted. Performance? Spirited performance is how Land Rover describes it and they're 100% right. True, it's a small displacement V6 which means that the upper rpm range is where the fun is! Leave the shifter in SPORT mode and FUN. Mash the throttle from the light and it zips from 0-60 in 8 seconds. Try this in a Trailblazer. Handling is very good in dry and especially wet weather. It loves the curves and handles them with confidence. Sluggish at times? Top speed was around 125 - left a Tahoe a Navigator and a Civic Si in the dust!




Rocky mt rover

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Vehicle: 2004 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

I moved to Colorado from Louisiana this summer and decided to trade in my little sports car for a more snow-worthy vehicle. For me, a single guy with no kids, the Freelander SE3 was perfect: inexpensive but unique, fun to drive, agile on road and off, practical, and (best of all) providing an open air driving experience. I am very happy so far with the SE3.




Freelander se3 works for me

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Vehicle: 2004 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

FREELANDER IS MY FIRST SUV. AND WHILE NOT A LARGE SUV, I NO LONGER FEEL INTIMIDATED WHEN A TRUCK OR OTHER SUV COMES UP BEHIND ME. MY SE3 IS COMFORTABLE, SPORTY, SOLID AND GETS LOTS OF LOOKS FROM OTHERS ON THE ROAD.



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Full 2004 Land Rover Freelander Review

What's New for 2004

For 2004, the Freelander's exterior has been revamped with a redesigned front bumper and grille; also added are new clear lens headlamps similar to those on the Range Rover. Front and rear bumpers are now body-colored, and in back, the taillamps assume a higher position. In the cabin, the Freelander gets a revised dash, along with new instrumentation, switchgear, door trim panels and front seats. The sport-ute's list of standard equipment grows to include roof rails, tinted windows and an in-dash six-disc CD changer, while the number of available four-door trims shrinks from three to two: SE and HSE. The Freelander's five-speed automatic transmission has also been recalibrated for smoother shifting.

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Talk About The 2004 Freelander

2004 Land Rover Freelander Discussions See all Started By

bg54
bg54
04-14-2007
Last year I had my 2nd FREELANDER 2004 less than 25,000 miles start having INTAKE VALE PROBLEMS.. I don't know if it is FORD or the Dealership that has the INABILITY TO REPAIR OR BUILD A QUALITY SUV....


tpeel
tpeel
12-21-2006
I am in deep s... at 48,500 miles my Freelander 2004 overheated. I took it to my local mechanic who was stumped on where the coolant went. None on the engine or road. I towed it to Land Rover New Roch...


shmeelander
shmeelander
05-03-2012
I'm sorry that happened to you. No one will say that, even from Land Rover. It's a bad car - actually got someone to tell me that but only after $3,000 worth of repairs after 5000 miles and on the h...



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