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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 311 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
    8.0/10
    Styling
    7.8/10

Dependable - best passenger car I've ever driven.

By on Monday, November 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,500

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: "Safe & dependable minivan"

Cons: "none"

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

"The most reliable, dependable car I have ever driven or owned. Maintenance is moderately priced, and I feel my family is safe while driving this minivan. I'm the 2nd owner, but I bought it new off the lot, and have been the owner and driver for the last 10 years! We are moving and I must sell it."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Nice, dependable vehicle

By on Friday, November 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I have had this vehicle for about 4 years now. I bought this car used. I have had some mechanical problems however i have gotten it fixed and it drives great. I love this vehicle it is very dependable. It has some rust on it. Needs no engine work."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

No major issues ever

By on Wednesday, November 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Lots of cup holders, storage and fold down seats"

Cons: "none! The dent was my fault!"

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

"a reliable family van with the fold down seats make great cargo space for home projects. The flip back 3rd row seat is perfect for tail gate seating for sports games, parades and school events. The other moms were jealous when they needed to use their folding chairs. I have not had any mechanical issues with this vehicle. I love this van to fit lots of kids and sports equipment. A remote starter was installed and I would hate to give it up. Over 100,000. Miles and still going strong!!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Junk. Never again!!!!!

By on Friday, September 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
4/10

Cons: "Cheap interior....lots of plastic."

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

"Nothing but problems. Replaced fuel injectors. Electrical issues repeatedly. Electrical issues expensive to fix because of the "smart box" system."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

most pleasing mini-van I have owned

By on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

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: "best mini-van ever. wish ford still made it."

Cons: "none"

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

"Bought this car brand new in 2006 and have only had one major issue and that was the transmission going out at 35,000 miles. other than that, this has been a very reliable car. have had two minor collissions in it and had minimal structure damage done to car(i.e. tailgate replaced and front right buper replaced)."

9 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Love this vehicle

By on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 41,000

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: "Room, good handling and mileage"

Cons: "Hard to hand wash without a ladder"

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

"Never wanted to own a minivan but my wife convinced me. It has been our traveling vehicle for summer vacations. It is comfortable and the mileage has been decent. It handles quite well for a van and has more than enough power. It has been basically trouble free and the styling still rivals the newer minivans."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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