Auto Express's comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The freelander has exceded all expectations. It's the first car I have owned with an automatic gearbox and it's a dream to drive. It has covered 4900 miles now and still gives me a lot of satisfaction every time I get into the driving seat. Apparantly we had a lot of snow recently - I didn't notice ! The 4x4 system and auto gearbox made it easy to get about. I passed several other so called 4x4s from German manufacturers and they were really struggling in the sloppy conditions.
We tow a caravan for many of our family holidays and the freelander is very stable. The only minor criticism would be having to manually select sixth gear on the motorway when cruising with the caravan on the back - the car electronics seem to prefer to keep it in fifth.
I can definitely recommend the freelander as a competent family vehicle. It's comfortable, well equipped, returns 30mpg and will go practically anywhere.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A well built modern Range Rover without the excess! My first diesel and much quicker and nimbler than I ever expected it to be, with more mid range punch than the BMW 330 Ci it replaced, more akin to the Saab V6 turbo I had before. Seating and ride are excellent. It is so quiet inside I once forgot it was a diesel and started to put unleaded in the tank! View is masterly and real off road capability for site work, well it is a Land Rover. We absolutely love it, best car we have ever had (and that includes a Range Rover).

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Apart from a couple of minor niggles which were sorted quickly & efficiently under warranty my Freelander 2 has proven comfortable & reliable. I regularly use the car for long distance driving and towing and it handles these duties with consumate ease. I have also enjoyed excellent service from the franchised dealer, so in summary it is the best car ownership experience I have had to date and I would not hesitate to replace it with another Landrover from same dealer (perhaps a Discovery 4 next time).

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very comfortable, efficient for its size, and still falls into the lower price band for tax at the moment. The only downside is the wing-mirrors, at higher speeds (over 40mph) then try fold inwards, and the electric motor to fold them in has broken on one side. Over all, please with the practicality of it and style.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
51-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Rough tough versatile load lugger, caravan & boat tug. Used in preference to a mini Cooper Chilli for long distance, becauseof its serene ride quality. Parts fairly cheap, except for the BMW engine bits. However, prefer the BMW cam chain engine, to the Ford cam belted 2.2 on the new Freelander.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It's practical, everyone wants one now it's snowing!, new style Freelander with different tailgate will not suit dogs so will probably stick with this car for some time. I have a 13 years old RED Mazda MX3 which I recently bought for £1,300 if I want to have a bit of fun!

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A far more refined vehicle all round when compared to my previous Freelander 1 models. Lovely ride with lively performance. Only dampner is the relative high fuel consumption but I am willing to accept that considering the weight of the vehicle and its many plus points.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

The car has now covered nearly 5,000 miles and has behaved perfectly I have not had to visit the dealer for anything so far. Most of my driving is local journeys, much of it on country roads so the fuel consumption reflects that.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Overall,an excellent vehicle.Good for towing.Reliable and reasonably economical Very durable and easy to work on.Head height is poor for me and I'm only 5ft 8ins.Handling and ride are excellent and its pleasing on the eye.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

above average drive and comfort, well built and safe. Sadly it failed to start because of a flat battery on more occasions than I can count. The dealer has failed to rectify it despite have it back many times.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very practical, safe and comfortable vehicle. Initailly we had the differential fail, but was repaired under warranty and since then the vehicle has been completely reliable.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

We bought the car as a practical family vehice and style, luxury etc didn't play a part in our choice. On that basis it has met our needs (and expectations) perfectly.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The Freelander does pretty much everything I want it to do. It's refined, comfortable and I'm really suprised by how well it handles for a 4x4.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 0/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Enjoy driving it but not as well built as BMW or Mercedes so get a few rattles and quite a bit of road noise. Diesel engine noisy when cold.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic, best car I've owned in almost 40 years of motoring.

And it gives me the freedom I sought to go off-road in safety and comfort.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A good all round vehicle, used for towing and in fields, also long motorway journeys. Has good acceleration and is quiet and comfortable.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

EXCELLENT RIDE AND GOOD VERSATILITY. LACKS THE FUEL CONSUMPTION TO MATCH OTHER CARS IN SAME CLASS. SUPERB IN SNOW AND ON WET GRASS.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The car is practical, economical and fairly eco friendly. It carries my family in comfort, and holds all our belongings.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car is very well built has everything on it that you could want, it is reliable, comfortable and a joy to drive.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
52-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

EXCELLENT OFF ROAD & IN SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS. GOOD ON ROAD, COMFORT EXCELLENT, POOR LUGGAGE AREA.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

excellent. exceeded expectations in almost every respect. the best vehicle i have owned in 45 years.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

great car i like the fact that it is quiet and the ride is excepcional on our terrible british roads

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very reliable, easy to drive/park, but the road noise is very loud. Biggest let down of the vehicle.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very good work horse but slightly slow with not the best ride it could be Generally very good

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Simply the best all round vehicle I have ever owned, This is my 43rd vehicle over 42 years.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
02-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Practical and reliable - not at all sporty - but it will get you there ! (IN any weather!)

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2002-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The electric window motors fail a lot. Like any other car to run and maitain.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

exceeded expectations by a large margin and has been the best car ever owned.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It is generally relaiable but small things go wrong regularly. It is average.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
07-reg , Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car. All round very capable and reassuring in all motoring conditions.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great forr reliabiltiy and practical if you live in the country

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not a moments trouble. Very efficient and cost effective.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Supremely reliable, practical, comfortable & versatile

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good. What I would expect.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

good on and excellent off road

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Did what it said on the can!

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A good solid comfortable car

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Comfortable and reliable

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very satisfied

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

VERY PLEASED

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5