Ford Freestyle

Ford Freestyle

About Ford Freestyle

While the Freestyle may have gotten off to a slow start, current events have placed Ford's newest family hauler squarely on center stage. Sharp upswings in both the cost of fuel and interest rates have pushed the full-sized Sport Utility Vehicle off many families' shopping lists, yet their needs to haul loads of kids and cargo are still of paramount importance. The Freestyle, with its Volvo-derived platform, seven-passenger seating, strong safety rating and fuel-efficient V6, is the perfect solution. It's easy to drive, easy to park, more stylish than a minivan and available with such features as a rear-seat DVD entertainment center and Audiophile sound system. Entry-level models are nicely-equipped and priced within reach of most budgets, while buyers with a bit more cash flow will have a long list of features from which to choose.

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2007 Ford Freestyle
What's new for 2007?
2007 Ford Freestyle

Front side-impact airbags and Safety Canopy head-curtain airbags are added to the standard equipment list, though not until later in the 2007 model run. The Limited trim now wears 18-inch wheels and tires and two new exterior colors are added to the Freestyle's pallet.

Consumer Reviews

Best car I ever owned!!

By on Friday, September 20, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

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
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Space, comfort, safety, handling"

Cons: "CVT transmission performance"

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

"I love this car. I am disappointed that Ford stopped making them. Technically that was their marketing department's fault, no name recognition when introduced and then they re-branded it Taurus X, big mistake. I never had any major issues, only replaced front shocks, power steering unit and the air compressor. This all happened beyond 150K miles. Besides that only oil and tires changes. Originally it came with Pirelli P7 tires, which made the car handle great. (I corner fast, I own several sports cars too). Engine performance is good, good fuel economy for sucha big car, approx 23 mpg average. But the CVT transmission was not tuned to my expectations. Note it is solid, but its shift pattern does not allow swift overtaking, kick down results in 7000rpm and nothing really happens. Just change your driving style to match that and be proactive. This car is fantastic in the snow. My high odometer mileage is proof to its capabilities as I drive to Mammoth Mountain ski resort 1~2 a month from LA. Only a few times did I have to use chains. This beast really plows through everything. Sufficient ground clearing. Due to its large and very comfortable interior, traveling with lots of luggage, passengers and dogs have been very comfortable. A suitable replacement; only a Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited would match my Freestyle's quality, perks and style."

18 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Great Family Car

By on Friday, March 30, 2007

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"As my family grew our four door sedan just wasn't cutting it anymore. We needed more room, but a minivan was too square for to handle and an SUV just seemed to politically incorrect (and too pricey at the gas pump), but we really wanted 3 rows of seats and some cargo room. What I would have loved is the station wagon from my youth, the big long wood paneled kind that they had in the Brady Bunch. But alas they seemed to have stop making those over 20 years ago. The Freestyle for me is the next best thing. It's got all the room for kids and their friends, it's got cargo space...and with the CVT transmission it's pretty good on the gas (I think I average a little over 22 MPG). This is classed as a crossover, which I think means it is in between a car and an SUV. What I like about that is it is higher off the ground than a car. I love the visibility. I've only had this about 6 months, but so far it has been great."

15 people out of 15 found this review helpful

I still Love my 2004 Freestyle

By on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 245,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Versatility, Comfort, Visibility, Safety"

Cons: "Brakes, Tires, $$ per repair."

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

"Eight Years on, the car has been incredibly dependable. Its had most of the same problems that are typical for Ford. I have found there are only few things I could not get into the back area, with a little wiggling. Cargo capacity is fantistic vs my older 1995 Explorer. Brakes are an annual headache, and costly repair $750/yr Transmission Check Light Sensor has a propensity to act up at about 29F/-1c. Its a sensor problem only. Happens at least once each winter. The engine and transmission have a propensity to vibrate the steering column in the 55-62mph range. It clears up 65-70+ and seems to like the faster speed. Handling +75 is not as good as expected at the aerodynamics for some strange reason, the car feels like it wants to break left in the +75 zone. Not an alignment problem. So I tend not to take it above 70-75 at all.(where allowed) ;) Tires wear on this car something fierce around 40-60K. Brand types seems to be irrelevant. Always a cupping wear issues. Needs new tires on avergae every 18-24 months due to the cupping which effects vehicle vibrations and handling.. (Yes I drive alot also), so I suspect there is an anomaly in the Volvo suspension system in this car related to braking. On the plus side, I'm still on the origianl CVT, the engine is solid, with little compresson loss at all. And I just put only the second set of plugs in the car in 8 years. I hope the car will make to to 500K and 10 years, and seems to be on track to do so. I got a good car, and maintain it on a conservative schedule. (Oil changes every 3,000)."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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