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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 No
 

Review of the 2005 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

    Expensive for a compact SUV, tight on cargo space, V6 engine on the weak side, no side airbags, SE3's hard top is hard to install.

  • What's New for 2005

    The HSE trim level is history, leaving only the SE four-door, and the SE3 two-door. A new premium package includes last year's HSE…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)


Got gotten!

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

This is the first car I financed in order to buy this car last minute, I had to scramble to get it. Within the same month of buying it, I had 2 take it back to the dealership because the car wouldn't start, they fixed it then couple of weeks later the temp gauge started lighting up. They looked at it 2x, first stating coolant level down, then claiming the cap containing coolant needed to be replaced, now after 2 wks temp gauge still light red. I then took it to Land Rover dealer and they also recommended engine replacement to the tune of $10k. I was shocked, depressed, and felt like someone just really took advantage of me. I GOT GOTTEN!!




Finally! an se3!

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

The reason why I purchased this 2 door convertible SUV was because I didn’t need a large vehicle since it’s just me and I wanted something that you don't see everyday. For the year 2005, they only produced 234 of these SE3 Freelanders! I also got this one because it had 1600 miles and an extended warranty till 2012. The cool thing is that the back can be removed and the sunroof glass panels can come off entirely for a really open air feeling. It is true that a Jeep Wrangler can become more open air than the SE3 but they are a dime a dozen. It looks very sporty and it gets lots of stares. It even goes off road fairly well although it is restricted on certain terrain due to no low range gear.




Great drive, very english car

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)

Great driving smaller SUV. Learn about english cars before buying very quirky and odd at times. It is different and a land rover. But you could probably buy something more pratical, but why? If you want something to drive without attention don't buy this one. Overall I like it but not without issue with some things. The greast thing it has is a heated Windshield. Everything else I wonder who designed it, so I could rough them up. It is a neat car though.For the right person.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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Full 2005 Land Rover Freelander Review

What's New for 2005

The HSE trim level is history, leaving only the SE four-door, and the SE3 two-door. A new premium package includes last year's HSE content at an overall lower price. The SE receives a power sunroof, foglights and a full-size spare tire as standard equipment.

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