Land Rover Freelander tyres
The Freelander is not yet dead. Rather, it is evolving into, rather than being replaced by, the Discovery Sport, a smaller version of the Discovery itself. That the current Freelander is available in a two-wheel-drive format is manifestation itself that many of these vehicles will spend all of their lives on the road. However, this car remains the benchmark against which all other SUVs are judged. It’s very practical, with enough room to make it a family car, and offers great performance in both on-road and off-road driving.
When the Freelander was launched, it became Europe’s best-selling four-wheel-drive car for four years on the trot. It drives with the comfort of estate car rather than an off-roader and its diesel engines are not thirsty. It’s a brilliant all-rounder and though new models have never been cheap to buy, it’s a popular used car choice.
etyres fits replacement tyres to hundreds of different Discoveries every year. As with many other Land Rover models, the best-selling tyres for this car are Continental’s CrossContact and Pirelli’s Scorpion ranges. Both tyre types will support the Discovery with high levels of wet grip whilst also being suitable for occasional off-road use. Additionally, both offer the longevity and safety benefits you’d expect from a premium brand tyre.
Goodyear’s Wrangler range, various Michelin Latitude options and General Grabber tyres are also popular choices for Discovery drivers. Nexen, Hankook and Falken tyres also sell very well for fitting to this car, with the added advantage of a slightly lower price point.
An important factor when choosing tyres for a Freelander, as indeed for all Land Rover vehicles, is how much off-road driving you do. Whilst most Freelanders rarely leave tarmac, those that do would benefit from a specialist tyre designed for off-road use. Various options are available to suit different balances of on-road and off-road driving.