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MG78
01-14-2012, 10:56 AM
Hi everyone ! I'm about to purchase a new car-LR2 (Freelander2 in Europe) and I just wondering if I can tow my XStar with it?

Thanks

Spork
01-14-2012, 11:10 AM
short answer is no. the 2007 x-star dry weight 4520lb or 2050kg with out trailer and gear and according to land rover europe the LR-2 is only rated to carry 2000kg which is 4400 lb

http://mastercraft.com/files/manuals/2007%20Owners%20Manual.pdf

http://www.landrover.com/gb/en/lr/freelander-2/explore/s/

MG78
01-14-2012, 11:29 AM
Thanks a lot!
I might have to reconsider what car then I should go for!

Spork
01-14-2012, 11:40 AM
Even the discovery 4 at 3,500kg (7,716 lb) would be close to your max limit with boat, trailer, fuel and gear, and its 15k more.

MG78
01-14-2012, 11:49 AM
I was going for jeep wrangler unlimited but in Cyprus it costs like 58k euro (that's close to 74k usd) crazy!!!

fskof
01-14-2012, 12:23 PM
Hi everyone ! I'm about to purchase a new car-LR2 (Freelander2 in Europe) and I just wondering if I can tow my XStar with it?

Thanks


First I would find out the weight of your x-star and then go online and start looking up vehicles that can tow that amount.

Quinten
01-14-2012, 12:31 PM
Even the discovery 4 at 3,500kg (7,716 lb) would be close to your max limit with boat, trailer, fuel and gear, and its 15k more.

How would you get 1500 kg on gear , fuel and a trailer??

Trailer 600-800kg and 280L of gas on the 2013 is aroud 200 kg so we have still 500 to 800kg left for gear and that's alot for gear.

I think its possible.

And what car may pull more than 3500 kg, none.
Only commercial vehicels like mercedes sprinter 4500 kg

MG78
01-14-2012, 12:41 PM
Possible for the discovery 4 not the LR2, the point is that I was looking for a medium 4x4 to be able to tow the xstar.
Seems impossible

Quinten
01-14-2012, 12:49 PM
Oops made a little mistake, the 2013 xstar weights 2300 kg so only 200-600 kg on gear, but it is still possible. with a discovery or rangerover (sport) or with some jeeps, or mercedes glk, ml.

D3skier
01-14-2012, 01:38 PM
just remember when towing you don't want to exceed more than 85% of your actual towing capacity including gear gas boat/trailer etc. It's better to have more truck than not enough.