Land Rover Freelander 2.2: Destined to Become a Classic?

When it debuted at the 2006 British International Motor Show, the Land Rover Freelander 2.2 was immediately praised for its design and performance. It was, in many ways, a car ahead of its time, worthy of the Land Rover name.

As an off road vehicle, the Freelander 2.2 performs admirably. Sand, ruts, mud, slippery surfaces, you name it. Just like its predecessors, its dual engines, Terrain Response system and decent ride height see to it that the Freelander 2.2 can handle some pretty tough terrains.


The car is spacious: larger, longer and taller than its predecessors. Driving is comfortable, with the driver in the high seat. Driving is smooth, as one would expect, and quiet, showing surprising agility while maintaining excellent control, making it a good family vehicle.

On the inside the car boasts a 7-inch touch screen and 14-speaker surround sound audio.

But such perks came with a price tag, at £20,935 the Freelander 2.2 wasn’t the cheapest vehicle.

In any case, the Land Rover Freelander 2.2 has still withstood the test of time, and is considered to have been a positive step in a long line of quality of Land Rover models.