Commercial contenders – Land Rover Freelander

Land Rover Freelander Commercial

Engine 2.2-litre 158hp engine is a civilised, responsive unit that is actually a bit quieter than the Discovery. Not much vibration other than at tickover.

Gearbox No low-range gearbox (and towing capacity a relatively modest 2t), so towing ability not as good as the others. But six-speed unit is nice to use and in many ways this latest version of the Freelander is the most civilised of the three ranges.

land rover freelander interior

Noise You won’t notice a lot of it. In fact this is definitely the most car-like of the three Land Rover Commercials, with little of the constant jiggling found in most 4x4s.

Cab comfort Latest version now fully modern, so there are more cupholders than you could dream of, an iPod socket for your tunes and dual climate control for you and your partner/employee/dog. Seats are surprisingly firm.

land rover freelander loadspace

Load area Rear doors still openable, so smaller items can be loaded that way. There’s rubber mat over carpet and two cubbyholes at the rear (plus a couple of rope hooks) deal with most requirements.

Load area dimensions 151cm long. Width 138cm at widest, 100cm at narrowest. Height 87cm. Loading height 76cm.

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