Body: Station Wagon Year: 14/14
Fuel Type: Diesel
Quote Reference Number: 0LB-505033
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- Insurance Group25E
- Performance (BHP)190
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)185
- Road Tax£240
|Electric front/rear windows|
|One shot lowering/closing on front windows|
|Electronic parking brake|
|Electronic brake force distribution|
|ABS / hill descent control / electronic traction control|
|DSC-Dynamic Stability Control|
|Emergency brake assist|
|CBC - (Cornering brake control)|
|Roll stability control|
|Personal telephone integration system with bluetooth|
|Rear Parking Aid|
|Service interval indicator|
|Driver information module|
|Navigation system with TMC|
|Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors|
|Diesel particulate filter|
|Auxiliary Audio Jack|
|Steering wheel mounted audio/cruise controls|
|Automatic headlights + automatic windscreen wipers|
|Daytime running lights|
|12V power point in luggage area|
|Tilt/reach adjustable steering wheel|
|12V power point front/rear|
|Front centre console storage box|
|Map pockets on front seats|
|Design pack - Freelander 2|
|Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters|
|5 x 3 point seatbelts|
|Front side airbags with curtain airbags|
|Heated front seats|
|Height adjustable driver's seat|
|3 rear headrests|
|Front head restraints|
|Two rear outer seat isofix location points|
|60/40 split folding rear seat|
|Locking wheel nuts|
|Remote central locking/doors+fuel cap+tailgate|
|Robust passive engine immobilisation|
|Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
"As this is an Approved Land Rover/Range Rover vehicle it benefits from Two Year Land Rover Approved Warranty, Two Year UK and European Roadside Assistance, 165 Multi-Point Inspection, Independent Mileage and History check, 30 day / 1000 mile Conditional Vehicle Exchange Agreement, Complimentary Half-Day Land Rover Experience, Complimentary Seven Days Land Rover Drive Away Insurance and a £250 insurance excess protection for 12 months."
- Air Conditioning
- Metallic Paint
- Alloy Wheels
- DAB Radio
- Stop Start
Ten Second Review
The Land Rover Freelander SD4 is an interesting thing. Although on paper it's well beaten by some premium rivals, it is a far more enjoyable ownership proposition than most. With its punchy 190bhp engine, brilliant off-road assistance electronics and general feel-good factor it's a car that worms its way into your affections.
Land Rover has traditionally been a company that appealed to a very conservative clientele. It never needed to be at the forefront of technology or interest itself in chasing superlatives. It just needed to build solid, unshowy vehicles that did a job and did it well. That's not to say it lacked anything by way of innovation. Spen King's original Range Rover created the template for the entire SUV generation that's so popular today. That was then. Today the requirements have changed. Any global company that, by accident or design, builds aspirational vehicles is channelled to a different mindset. The coin of a few tweedy gentleman farmers isn't going to cut it. The Freelander was Land Rover's first genuine effort to shake itself free of its old shackles and very successful it was. The massively improved Freelander 2 arrived in 2006 and in 2010 it was treated to a pair of new 2.2-litre turbodiesel engines; a 150bhp TD4 unit and the more powerful version which we'll examine here in a little more detail, the 190bhp SD4 powerplant.
When the Freelander changed to an all-diesel line up in 2008, at the time it was a very smart move. The slow-selling 3.2-litre petrol model was an environmental disaster and the introduction of the eco TD4_e model was a smart commercial move. Sales were strong but something was missing. There was nothing aspirational about the range. In short, the Freelander had become accomplished but a tiny bit boring. Remedial action was once again required and it came in the form of the Freelander SD4. With 190bhp on tap, here once again was a Freelander you'd drive just for the sake of it but came without the chilling fuel bills of the old 3.2 petrol car. It's respectably brisk off the mark, Land Rover's all-wheel drive system instantly detecting impending front wheel slip and entraining the rear tyres to share the load. It gets to 60mph in just 8.7 seconds although the Freelander's rather bluff front end calls a halt to proceedings at a modest 118mph. It handles crisply too, with well-weighted steering and reasonable body control. All SD4 models are fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission. All trim variants come with all-wheel-drive and Land Rover's excellent Terrain Response system for off-road driving. This clever set-up with different modes for the different terrains the Freelander might encounter goes a long way towards excusing the car's lack of a proper low-range transfer case. This system acts almost like an off-road expert sat alongside you, selecting the best traction mode for any given terrain type. It sniffs out grip where none seems to exist while all of the Freelander's inherent all-terrain rightness (underbody protection, ground clearance, tight approach, breakover and departure angles) endows it with genuinely impressive off-road chops.
Design and Build
This is the second generation Freelander, a car that's been through more styling revisions than most. The latest models can be identified by a flatter nose courtesy of a redesigned front bumper with square holes for the fog lights cut into it. It moves the grille up in line with the large oblong headlights for a cleaner, more modern look that still has that Land Rover chunkiness. The cabin has smarter instrument dials than previous models but the wide centre console that puts its tactile controls within easy reach remains. The latest changes also include improved headlights and tail lamps, a full width tailgate applique and redesigned 18- or 19-inch alloy wheel styles. There are also some additional colours to choose from, namely Kosrae Green, Baltic Blue and Fuji White. Quality-wise, the interior is a somewhat unusual mix of very high quality materials with some surprisingly cheap plastics. Land Rover's design team have revised the instrument dials, and there are four revised seat styles with the option of a Premium Pack that includes Windsor Leather upholstery, an 8/6 way electric seat, plus premium carpet mats and covered centre stowage.
Market and Model
Prices start at £28,260 for the GS version and top out at £36,260 for the range-topping HSE. In between there's an XS model that has proven very popular. Quite wisely, Land Rover has decided to do without a basic S trim grade for this premium engine, as it really is at its best when teamed with Terrain Response and a few other bells and whistles. Compared to vehicles from Audi and BMW, the Freelander looks reasonable value. No it's not as well finished inside but, strangely, it always feels a special product, something one step removed from the automotive mainstream. The entry-level GS gets cruise control, power fold mirrors, rear parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, auto headlamps and bigger 17-inch alloy wheels. Plump instead for the XS and you'll also get a DVD-based navigation system, heated front seats trimmed in Alcantara and leather and a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel. The HSE version includes memory seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, an electric sunroof, a rear spoiler, and a very special stereo by Alpine which features digital radio and Dolby Pro Logic II 7.1 surround sound with no fewer than thirteen speakers.
Cost of Ownership
The Freelander SD4 is one of those cars that seems to offer performance and economy figures entirely at odds with one another. Yes, it is impressively accelerative, but with a more measured right boot you'll be able to average 40.4mpg. That's good. It's still 10mpg down on BMW's similarly sized and equally quick X3 xDrive20d though, which shows that despite being an impressive powerplant, Land Rover have a little way to go in order to approach the cutting edge of efficiency. It's a similar story when it comes to emissions, the Freelander SD4's 185g/km being aced by the X3's 149g/km. In other words good, but not threatening the class best. Resale values for the Freelander 2 have outstripped initial industry estimates, with retained values after three years of comfortably over 40 per cent of its original price. The SD4 model is a popular used target and insurance groupings of 24 to 26 certainly aren't unreasonable.
Rear wash/wipe, Electronic parking brake, Terrain Response, Personal telephone integration system with bluetooth, Cruise control, Stop/start button, Service interval indicator, Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||8.7|
|Engine Power - BHP||190|
|Engine Power - KW||140|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||3500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||310|
|Engine Torque - MKG||43|
|Engine Torque - NM||420|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750|
|CO2 (g/km)||185 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||68|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|EC Combined (mpg)||40.4|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||49.6|
|EC Urban (mpg)||32.5|
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