Land Rover Freelander Commercial (2008 – 2015) Review

Land Rover Freelander Commercial (2008 – 2015) At A Glance


+Genuine off road ability, upmarket image and high quality interior, very refined on road.

-Expensive but does hold its value.

For those wanting a commercial vehicle that's truly capable off road but is also refined on tarmac, the Land Rover Freelander Commercial is the ideal choice. It's upmarket and classy image is another attraction for those who want to make the right statment with their vehicle.

Of course it doesn't come particularly cheap and there are plenty of other 4x4 based vans on the market like the Mitsubishi Outlander 4Work and the SsangYong Korando Commercial. But none can hold a candle to the quality of the Land Rover, nor match its tough image. Think rugged off roading and you think Land Rover.

Based on the passenger Freelander, the commercial version ditches the rear seats and gets a full-height solid bulkhead with mesh panel, support frame and fixed rear door glass rather than the electrically operated ones of the passenger model. It's not a huge space but is surprisingly useful.

For the XS model, Land Rover offers a more luxurious cabin that includes part leather upholstery, climate control and CD stereo. This model also has 17-inch alloy wheels, a full-size spare wheel, front parking sensors, electrically folding door mirrors and Land Rover’s Terrain Response system to tailor the car’s four-wheel drive system, to the prevailing conditions. It's the best one to go for.

Power is supplied by Land Rover’s dependable 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine that means the Freelander Commercial can tow up to 2000kg. It also means this Freelander is every bit as good on the road and motorway as other models in the range.