Ford Freestyle Reviews - Page 5 of 6

2007 Ford Freestyle LIMITED 3.0 Duratec from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 Duratec Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance5500 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

It's a good comfortable car/crossover!!

Faults:

Thus far I have not had any reason to do any repairs. I have noticed the CD player skip a few times, only on the #3 slot.

Keeping an eye on my rear brakes given the recall, but its too early to take it in yet given my low miles.

I wish it had a reasonable priced body molding available from Ford to prevent car door dings (I did get one off the internet that looks good, but its made out of fiberglass and chips when struck by another door).

General Comments:

I got the car to actually replace two vehicles, F150 and Chevy conversion van. My wife who is disabled (does not drive) found it hard to climb in the van and the pickup didn't have the room we needed for the kids. This vehicle has the room and comfort, especially for my wife. Its easy to get her wheel chair or other large items in and out of the back. The seat height is perfect and the heated seats are also appreciated.

We only have the seating for six. The additional controls for heat/ac in the rear is also a plus. I tend to like it cooler than most of the family.

I do a combination of driving and get ~23 mpg on a regular basis. The distance is 8 miles city and 10 highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2007

2006 Ford Freestyle LS V6 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles
Previous carSaturn VUE

Summary:

AWESOME, I absolutely love it

Faults:

Only had it for 6 months and so far no complaints.

General Comments:

Never thought I'd buy a Ford, but the Freestyle has exceeded all my expectations. Roomy interior, comfortable leather seats, handled great in 3 feet of snow (I bought it in the dead of Ohio winter) and the AWD and TC came in really handy. The third row is so EASY to pull up and down my four year old understands how to do it. It's a little sluggish to get it going, but once up to speed it is a very nice and quiet ride. If Ford can figure out how to get better mpg or make this a Hybrid, I would not hesitate to buy this car again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2007

2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0 Duratec from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Duratec Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

Great High Mileage SUV Alternative Option, Ford's Secret Product - Check it Out

Faults:

Nothing in 1st year and 11K miles. Oil changes at each 5K miles is it. Tires and brakes are wearing fine. Interior cloth is somewhat hard to keep clean (light color pebble interior) so would recommend either the leather in black or grey, or the cloth in grey.

General Comments:

Great vehicle. Room for 7. Great MPG - 20 City, 26 Hwy and 23 avg in 1st 10K miles. Did not have to return to dealer for any problems after delivery! Rides great and very quiet. May be a little underpowered, but makes up for it with very high gas mileage for a SUV crossover. Can haul almost anything with the rear seats folded. Can haul 1500 lb utility trailer with no problem. Do not know why these are not Ford's best-selling models, highly recommend.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2006

8th Jan 2007, 12:52

I really liked the Freestyle, but the engine and transmission could not handle towing a small pop-up camper so we ended up buying the Nissan Murano instead. Ford needs to get their heads out and put in a better engine/transmission which would make the Freestyle a great family car.

8th Jan 2007, 14:41

FYI, the Freestyle has been replaced by the Ford Edge, although I don't know if the towing issues have been resolved.

2006 Ford Freestyle 3.0 Duramax from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Duramax Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance21300 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Great family Car...It's a keeper

Faults:

We had one recall since we purchased the car, and that was for the gas tank straps. My wife does not like the light plastic interior on the center console because it scratches easy with the seat belt.

Other than a that, we have had no mechanical problems with this car!

General Comments:

Wife, and I love it thus far. It's a very stylish family car. We get around 23 to 24 miles to the gallon around town, and 26 to 27 on the highway. (We have the FWD) That sure beats the 20 MPG we barely got on the Blazer! I keep the oil changes done at the recommended 5000 miles, along with all the other general maintenance items. I feel the engine is peppy for whatever I’m asking it to do, I mean I‘m not looking for race car performance here, especially with a car full of people. The CVT has been running very nicely! I now notice the shifting of regular cars when I ride in them... Very strange.

We’ve regularly used all the seats in the car, and have had no complaints about the comfort. Most people love the third row because of the higher seating. Although getting in and out of them tends to be a little tricky, so we just let the younger generation use them. We love the room in it when you lay down the back row.

The cabin noise can be a little more than I like at times, but its not overwhelming.

All in all, we have nothing bad to say about it, we have taken it on several long trips, and it drives like a dream.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2006

27th Mar 2007, 15:09

If the interior noise levels are half of what I now get in my F350 Dually Diesel, then I wouldn't tnotice it. :) Thanks for the review.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 19 reviews