We have video of the Land Rover Freelander 2 going off-road showing how effective the Terrain Response and Hill Descent Controls are.
But what was quite surprising is how well the Freelander 2 manages the rough stuff. It’s true we didn’t go absolutely berserk with the off-roading, but we did far more than soft-roading at a boot sale.
The Freelander doesn’t have the air suspension and the locking diffs of its more grown-up siblings, but despite that it is far more capable off-road than anything else in its class.
Which may seem pretty irrelevant if you’re just looking for a car to run on road. But all you need do is cast your mind back to the winter that’s just gone and remember the mess all those soft-roaders made of coping in ice and snow.
The Freelander 2 takes just a turn of the Terrain Response knob to ‘Snow’ and a prod of the hill descent button and you’re about as weatherproof as you can get.
Land Rover Freelander 2 Off Road Video