Land Rover Freelander 2 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel, 140kW at 4000rpm and 420Nm at 2000rpm, six-speed auto drives all four wheels, independent front and rear suspension, four wheel vented front and solid rear disc brakes with mechanical handbrake plus ABS and stability control, tows 2000kg, 7.0l/100km (claimed) length 4500mm, width 2195mm, height 1740mm, wheelbase 2660mm, kerb weight 1805kg, 755/1670-litre boot. Price: From $65,990. Points out of 10: 8 Also consider: VW Tiguan, BMW X1. Pluses: Iconic style, family-friendly design. Minuses: Bluetooth hands-free adds $1650 – too much!