In the 21st century, Land Rover discontinued its flagship Freelander and replaced it with a version called the Discovery Sport. However, this is a complete analogue of the old Freelander, and in all parameters and characteristics it does not come out ahead. However, this replacement is good or bad, we will analyze further in the material of this article. We will also find out the features of the Freelander 2 Diesel 2.2 engine and other features.
The British brand is currently on a losing streak that started back in 1990. The thing is that competing companies constantly bought it out and had the right to take their innovations for themselves. So, the German company BMW did this and took several features of the Range Rover of three generations into its X5 model.
After which they handed over the leadership of the American companyFord, which began not only to take options, but also to supplement them, took up production. However, when the crisis came, namely in 2008, Ford got rid of the British company Land Rover. In 2000, after such a hard collapse, the company did not arouse anyone's interest. She had advantages that were not in the models of competitors, but the Land Rover Freelander 2 was still not popular.
It is worth noting that even through such failures and underestimation of the Freelander 2 and other models, the engineers and manufacturers of the British brand Land Rover went ahead: they never gave up and did not stop making cars of excellent quality. But there was always a significant drawback: the cars were made expensive, but did not sell. Therefore, the company slowly began to go bankrupt.
Freelander 2 owners report that in the driver's seat you understand one thing: there is prestige, convenience. Landing in the car is high, the buttons on the panel are "chunky". When a car door slams shut, it sounds like you're hitting wood with a club. This adds to the feeling that you are sitting in a very strong and not weak car. Due to such a density and heavy weight of the door, the sound insulation of the British Land Rover brand is at a high level: you really can’t hear the roar of the engine at medium speeds, or people on the street and other little things.
The only negative of the exterior is that the finish is made for an amateur. Many people like something completely different, and it does not correspond to current trends andfashion. Therefore, people consider this a big disadvantage. And the materials are not the best: the plastic is hard, not very high quality. However, according to the owners, you should not dig into this, British engineers and designers did not invest much sense and money in the design, since the purpose of creating the car was different.
There is another small drawback of the car - it's a 2.2 diesel engine "Freelander 2". It is placed here from an old American model, namely the Ford Transit. Yes, it is time-tested, but already very outdated, and has a lot of shortcomings that would not exist at all in new engines. The start of production of this motor was back in 2000. According to the owners' reviews of the Freelander Diesel Engine 2.2, one thing becomes clear - the engine has a large resource, but fuel consumption is very large, which is bad. And all because it was not created at all for such a machine and was not made at all to save diesel fuel. In general, stock up on fuel before you buy a new Freelander.
Land Rover Freelander Advantages
Ergonomics of the car of the British brand is considered quite bad, inconspicuous. The plastic is hard, the engine consumes a lot of fuel. However, what are the advantages of this machine? Of course, the fact that the Freelander 2 diesel engine needs little oil, it does not consume it at the same rate as German competitors. And it is this model that is the most profitable to buy in the new car market. Because competitors like modelsDefender and Discovery 4 are completely unreliable and weak, they have very few options. And if you have a budget for Freelander, then it is better in all plans.
There are two more models of this brand - Evoque and Range Rover. However, they are very expensive cars, and it will not be easy for a family with a small budget to buy them. The easiest way to buy the average in terms of parameter, class and price is Freelander 2. Therefore, this particular model is the flagship of the British brand Land Rover. He is the best in the middle class of SUVs.
Underrated Freelander 2
He really is. In the history of cars, she is one of the most underestimated. The Top Gear TV show immediately started with just the flaws of the model, and it was all based on design and motor. Yes, the engine is not as powerful and the design is not sugary. However, reliability, quality allows you to roll on it more than three hundred thousand kilometers. People doubt that the new Evoque and Range Rover can do this.
The easy repair of the Freelander 2 engine is also captivating: it is not difficult to recapitalize it. The resource of the motor is more than three hundred thousand kilometers. There is not much capacity, so you don’t have to pay a lot of money for the state duty. And if you often drive off-road, then systems specially designed for this will help you climb difficult obstacles with ease.
Flaws of the car
Electronics, which constantly breaks down and makes the driver worry, gives errors. Suspension enoughharsh and noisy. The old 2.2 engine in the Land Rover Freelander 2 is also a big drawback. And you will not fix all this, even if you have loud music playing in your car, fun reigns. The suspension will still be heard, the electronics will fail at every kilometer of the ride. It is worth noting that this car is not as beautiful as, say, the Evoque model. She is the best and most beautiful, everyone wants to buy her. But you need to understand that it is a flagship, so it must correspond to the general idea of such a model. Now every new manufacturer and designer will make a model that will be very attractive on the outside, but ugly on the inside. This, after all, needs to be understood.
The characteristics of the Freelander 2 engine with the weakest engine are as follows:
- 2, 2 liter, 4 cylinder diesel.
- Power - 150 horsepower.
- Fuel consumption - 8 liters in the city.
- Transmission - automatic transmission, 6 gears.
- On sale - from 2007 to 2014.
The second generation of these cars was produced from 2007 to 2014. Therefore, the choice of used models is quite extensive, there is something to see. The range of prices is also very wide: starting from six hundred thousand and ending with models for more than two million Russian rubles.
However, the car also has its advantages: complete equipment, zero mileage, and sometimes even armor. However, the priceit's not even overpriced because of that. Dealers are the main enemies of the people. They raise this price so much that the car becomes unprofitable for the residents of the Russian Federation in all plans.
It is three years or 100 thousand kilometers. Therefore, if you want to buy a car that is not new, then it is better not to buy cars older than three years. Then you will get yourself a copy in which the entire history of the service is transparent and understandable. And that is confidence in both buying and selling.
Such models are sold at a price of up to one million rubles and it is not at all difficult to find them. Owners typically opt for the three-year-old model, which has 150 horsepower, an automatic transmission and leather upholstery. This is, in essence, the same as the 190-horsepower counterpart, however, the advantage of the former is that it has access to the firmware of the multimedia system and regular improved turbine cooling. Well, the most important plus for residents of the Russian Federation is the tax. You will save as much as three thousand Russian rubles by buying a weaker Freelander 2 engine.
All three configurations - from the factory. Freelander 2 engine specifications:
- 2, 2 liters diesel for 150 horses.
- 2, 2 liter diesel for 190 horsepower.
- 2, 0 liter gasoline for 240 horsepower.
As it became clear, there are two modifications of the Freelander 2 diesel 2, 2 engine.
Also each setdifferent upholstery. This is the list of materials:
Depending on the configuration, the buyer is given two types of gearboxes. One is mechanical, the other is automatic.
It is worth noting that the most common version of the Land Rover Freelander is a 2.2 liter diesel engine with 150 horsepower paired with an automatic gearbox. This is confirmed in the reviews.
As it became clear from the article, the Freelander 2 diesel 2, 2 engine is very reliable, although it consumes a lot of fuel.