The 2003 Land Rover Freelander is the smallest SUV in the
Land Rover stable. A compact SUV in the same class as the
Mazda Tribute and the Honda CRV, the 2003 Land Rover Freelander
has a lot to offer in that it may be a more viable option
for those who have admired the larger Land Rovers but didn't
need the large-size vehicle in their mostly urban lives.
2003 sees the arrival of the smallest Land Rover yet, the
2-door Freelander SE3, named for its two doors and hatch.
This open-air wagon can have panels removed from above the
front seats and beside the back seats for a convertible,
open top experience.
The 2003 Land Rover Freelander comes in rising trim-levels
from the S, through the SE and top-level HSE grade. The
SE3 2-door has its own specific trim level, which includes
a sport and adventure oriented selection of interior amenity.
The 2003 Land Rover Freelander S has good standard features
including cruise control, air conditioning, driver seat
with lumbar adjustment, as well as an assortment of other
copmfort features. However, this being a Land Rover, there
are a number of utility-oriented details as well. For example,
a heated windshield, heated power mirrors, a split folding
rear seat and a tachometer are all in place as standard
The SE adds leather upholstery amongst other items while
the top-level HSE grade has all that plus sophisticated
electronics; specifically, Harmon Kardon audio and DVD navigation.
The SE3 lies somewhere in between without the leather or
the navigation but with the Harmon Kardon audio.
Naturally, as a Land Rover, the Freelander has some classic
exterior styling. Resonant of the iconic Range Rover, yet
setting its own path, the Freelander has attractive, rugged
lines with large headlights and six-spoke alloy wheels.
The Freelander SE3 has standard 17-inch, three-spoke alloy
wheels fitted with 225/55R17 while a front A-frame brush
bar adds to for and function. Roof rails and side body moldings
enhance the durable utility of this sporty adventure vehicle.
The 2003 Land Rover Freelander has a 2.5-liter dohc V6 engine
with permanent all-wheel drive and Land Rovers innovative
CommandShift five-speed automatic transmission. Capable
of 17/21 mpg despite punching out 174 hp at 6250 rpm and
177lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm, the Freelander has a clean
and efficient clean burning engine.
Four-wheel electronic traction control 4ECT technology
is just a small part of the handling innovation that also
includes Hill-Descent Control (HDC) and all-terrain ABS.
Safety and Security
Extensive safety equipment throughout the Land Rover line
are present in full measure on all versions of the Freelander.
In addition to the active safety technology mentioned above,
the Freelander also has state of the art passive systems.
Passive safety technology includes dual front airbags,
and state of the art three-point belts with pretensioners
in all outboard positions and the child seat restraint LATCH
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