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2007 Ford Freestar Passenger

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2007 Ford Freestar Passenger Review

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If you have a large family and owning a full-size SUV holds no appeal, the next best method for getting them to and fro is the venerable minivan. Though it probably won't garner many admiring glances or flashing thumbs-up, Ford's Freestar is more than competent at carrying large numbers of passengers and/or vast amounts of cargo. The Freestar offers a roomy and highly versatile interior, has a good safety and crash-test record and features a long list of optional equipment demanded by today's multi-media-savvy families. What the Freestar lacks is class-leading horsepower (though its torque ratings are excellent), the option of an extended body, all-wheel-drive and a strong resale value.

You'll Like This Car If...

Big families will like the room, versatility and entertainment features inside the Freestar. Moms and Dads will like the optional fold-away rear seat, adjustable pedals and the Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you need the kind of cargo space found on extended-wheelbase vans, the Freestar may be too small for you. Unlike some competitors, the Freestar does not offer the option of all-wheel drive.

What's Significant About This Car?

All Freestar models feature a standard third-row Tailgate Bench Seat.

Driving the Freestar Passenger

Driving Impressions The Freestar's 4.2-liter V6 provides 201 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque, a significant improvement over the Windstar's old 3.8-liter engine. It is matched with a new smoother-shifting four-speed automatic...

transmission. When fitted with the optional tow package, the Freestar can pull up to 3500 pounds. On the road, you can feel the difference between the old Windstar and the new Freestar: There is absolutely no rattling or vibration. The Freestar feels as solid as granite and the ride, handling and overall performance are greatly enhanced by the stiffer, more rigid body.

Safety Canopy System
The Safety Canopy System includes side-curtain airbags for all three rows of seating..

Flush-Folding Third-Row Seat
The flush-folding third-row seat can be put away with little effort.

2007 Ford Freestar Passenger Details
2007 Ford Freestar Passenger photo Interior

The Freestar's interior includes a handsome and functional dash, with all controls within easy reach of both driver and passenger. The interior is chockfull of bins and under-floor storage as well as no less than nine cup holders. Flexible seating choices include a fold-away third-row bench seat that can be flipped to face rearward, providing the perfect perch for tailgate parties or watching a sunset. Instead of the second-row bench seat, customers can choose a set of mid-row captain's chairs, ideal for kids who don't like to sit too close to each other. The mid-row captain's chairs also fold and tumble, permitting easy access to the rear-most seat.

Exterior
2007 Ford Freestar Passenger photo

The Freestar has a look consistent with the newer products from Ford. Compared to the old Windstar, the Freestar's body is more squared-off, although Ford's signature egg-crate grille and broad lower side cladding are still present on the high-end models. Alloy wheels and bright colors can go only so far at overcoming the stereotypical minivan look, but Ford designers have done their best to create an appealing vehicle. Like most minivans, the Freestar features dual-sliding side doors that are available with power operation. The rear hatch is a one-piece flip-up unit with an integrated wiper/washer and defroster.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Freestar SE features a 201-horsepower V6, air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), dual sliding side doors, power locks, power windows, cruise control, dual power mirrors, AM/FM/CD stereo, second- and third-row bench seats, tilt wheel, tire pressure monitor and rear wiper/washer. The SEL adds tri-zone climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels, six-way power driver's seat, second-row captain's chair seating and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

Optional Equipment

There are two trim levels in the Freestar lineup: SE and SEL. Options include AdvanceTrac traction and stability control, Safety Canopy System with side-curtain airbags, leather seats, auto-off headlamps, power sliding doors, Rear Sensing System and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Under the Hood

The 4.2-liter engine moves this van just fine. It has plenty of torque, a figure more important than horsepower because torque is what is needed to move a loaded minivan quickly from a standing start, and it also delivers fairly good fuel economy.

4.2-liter V6
201 horsepower @ 4250 rpm
263 lb.-ft of torque @ 3650 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/23

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2007 Ford Freestar Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.4
Out of 10

Based on 321 Ratings for the 2004 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.7/10
    Quality
    7.6/10
  • Reliability
    7.9/10
    Performance
    7.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    7.8/10

Very dependable and reliable good vehicle

By on Sunday, August 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great price, fun to drive, reliable."

Cons: "Comfortable for road trips 7-8 people"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned this van since 2007 and it had 27,000 miles when I purchased it at Toyota Dealership. Very dependable, reliable and great for transporting up to 8 people. Comfortable and decent gas mpg. I purchased a new vehicle and want to sell to a family in need. Reasonably priced, sale "AS IS". Must have cash."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Wonderful car

By on Saturday, August 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Drives well ,rides good and is roomy."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Has been very reliable. Has never let me down. Has four new tires ,new spark plugs and wiring,new timing belt. This car would not be for sale but my husbands car is all we need and I don't like to leave this car parked and not being used much. Interior has video program for children to use while on trips,leather seats ,auto transmission and complete power. V6 eng, 52000 mi,ps,pbrakes,has some minor dents in body. This is a Ford Freestar 2006 model year."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

I love this van!

By on Friday, July 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive and lots of storage"

Cons: "Can't think of any"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have this van plus a Mercury Grand Marquis and since my husband died in January, I really can't use two cars. It's been a hard decision to choose which one to sell, but there are reasons why I finally chose to keep the Merc. I will really miss my Ford!"

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

could not hae made a better choice in this minivan

By on Sunday, April 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,800

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "great price"

Cons: "would like leather seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"this van purchased used with 52,000 miles and has not given us two old people any major problems. /Great paint job."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Has been a very reliable and handy vehicle.

By on Thursday, February 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable, easy to get in and out of"

Cons: "Folding 2nd row seats hard for people to operate."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned this vehicle since new. It has had regular service. I have had to replace the Egr valve regulator,a brake pressure switch for the cruise control, one set of brake pads ( at 113,000), one battery and one set of tires. It has had one recall to replace the torque converter. It has never been to Ford for any warranty work because there wasn't any. I would buy another one if they still made them."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great vehicle, hope my new one is as good

By on Sunday, February 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Dependable and comfortable, great value."

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this van new and have loved it every day. Never a problem and always a joy to drive. My family has traveled far and wide in safety and comfort due to this fine vehicle. This is my third Ford van, and it has been the best by far. I have averaged well over 20 MPG in a van that will do well over 100 MPH (don't ask...) and always solid as a rock. Tires, brakes, oil and fuel - nothing else in 10 years and almost 200,000 miles. It just doesn't get any better."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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