It's very capable in the rough, thanks to Land Rover's Terrain Response system. Number of seats 5 5 5 Length mm 4500 4500 4500 Width excluding mirrors mm 1910 1910 1910 Width including mirrors mm 2180 2180 2180 Width with mirrors folded mm 2005 2005 2005 Height mm 1740 1740 1740 Height sunroof open mm 1775 1775 1775 Height with roof rails mm 1820 1820 1820 Height over pod mm 1765 1765 1765 Wheelbase mm 2660 2660 2660 Front overhang inc. While the high-set rear floor makes it easy to get things out of the boot, lugging heavier items from the ground and up into the boot could be tricky for some. And with new models being launched all around it, the original Freelander was overtaken by fresher-faced 4x4s. The max weight for the freelander that I looked at was also 2000kg. This is a rather broad statement, but proper loading and securing will vary greatly depending on what you are hauling. There may be certain models of Land Rover Freelander car that cannot be used to tow a trailer.
If you can do without the bells and whistles, the S trim costs as little as £20,960. The Freelander 2 weighs 1805kg and has a maximum braked towing capacity of 2000kg. Always make sure all lights, turn signals, brakes, and other electrical equipment is working properly on both your Land Rover and on the trailer. Did try 2 short distance, wouldnt do it again, just within the capability by law, but didnt feel right, but it was another big cob!! We fitted two child seats into the back one booster and one childseat and there was still enough room for me to climb in between the two seats. At 60mph, the outfit tracks straight and true, but this Land Rover was good rather than great through the lane-change test in last month's Towcar Awards.
The hill-descent control maintains speed on slippery descents. To ensure you are both safe and legal it is really important that you check the Land Rover Freelander towing weight limit for the car. Ours tows fine over any terrain. A grease gun and a tube of axle grease can save you much hassle down the road. Fairly economical, sensible size for parking etc, the freelander 2 is leaps apart from the original freelander and has been likened to a baby disco.
As speeds rise, the Freelander is just as happy, combining comfort with control over dips and crests. It takes longer to maneuver with a trailer. We decide on this vehicle as we needed a compromise of a good long distance vehicle as we tow a caravan many miles - my idea of getting a defender was not greeted well. In the Space The Freelander is much larger than earlier models, with more room for people and luggage. Diesels have more grunt and go through less fuel so easier on the pocket also more reliable if towing int eh wet etc with less chance of it cutting out due to flooding.
One of the cons was the reduction of towing capacity, which is likely a major concern for those of you who are considering towing anything bigger than a small boat or a light utility trailer. On the other hand, its younger sibling, the Discovery fared better, in 70th place. If you have any doubts about the advice go to What Tow Car. Ensure that safety chains have been properly attached to the towing vehicle. We have a 2000 Freelander 2. Official servicing is not cheap, but still plenty of tread on all original tyres after 28000 miles.
This excellent visibility makes it surprisingly easy to thread through city traffic and park. Here is a full list of the Unbraked and Braked Towing Capacity for the Land Rover Freelander. Cars with firmer suspensions are more comfortable with this sudden change in direction, although it's not an everyday manoeuvre. If you go for a Freelander try to get one with roof rails. We are lucky we run a Land Rover as well, so we changed that to a Land Rover County with extra seats and bought a Ifor Williams tow pack for our saddles. A sky-high noseweight limit of 150kg means there's little chance of overloading the towball.
Some trailer manufacturers do not lube the axles beyond what is necessary for assembly. I currently share a mini with my mum and we are thinking of replacing it as im basically ruining it travelling to the yard everyday and mum feels it's not safe down the lanes in winter so we are looking in to getting a new car. However, the rear wheelarches intrude into the loading space, making the Freelander somewhat less practical than it appears on paper. The Land Rover Freelander started from a strong position even before our test week began, fresh from being crowned Compact 4×4 of the Year at What Car? Properly distribute and secure the load on the trailer. Land Rover's four-wheel-drive expertise means you can be confident about escaping even the boggiest pitch. Superb refinement from the new 2. This is the more family friendly version of the Landrover Discovery and a smaller, more versatile and cheaper than the Range Rover.
The starting point we go by for towing capacities are the Land Rover-specified limits seen below. Whichever you choose, you will in the not too distant future be glad of the ability a 4x4 gives you when towing. Nikki xxxx I am currently looking at a Freelander to buy so I can tow my horse. As well as providing the braked towing capacity for your Land Rover Freelander, where data is available we also have also listed the Land Rover Freelander's unbraked towing capacity. I have had no problems at all. I tow with a freelander 1 td4 and we tow Kia - 500kgs 15h welsh D x and my ifor 505 905kgs which ading tack and hay comes to about 1500kgs all in all.
Across all surfaces the Freelander 2 offers up a nice comfortable ride with the suspension soaking up the worst the road can throw at it. These variables can include road conditions, tire type and condition, hitch setup, trailer type, etc. Then along came the Freelander 2 in 2006 which was easily the most capable of the compact rough roaders on the market, and, to be fair, probably still is. But don't forget, we are lucky that most modern vehicles are very good indeed, perhaps with the noticible exception of the Tata so you will not be disapointed going British, Japanese or whatever. Never exceed the maximum towing or tongue weight capacities of the vehicle, the trailer, or the hitch setup.