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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Ford Freestyle Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission CVT Automatic
  • Horse Power 203 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Ford Freestyle

  • With truly comfortable accommodations for six passengers, plenty of cargo space and refined driving dynamics, the Freestyle has everything going for it except power.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Truly roomy seating for six passengers, plenty of cargo space, balanced ride and handling characteristics, lengthy list of safety features.

  • Cons

    So-so acceleration, some low-grade interior materials, no stability control or navigation system.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Freestyle is an all-new crossover wagon from Ford. Built on a Volvo platform, it incorporates the Swedish brand's safety and all-wheel-drive technology, while offering six- to seven-passenger seating capacity.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Freestyle first owner with 270,000

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestyle Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

I bought my Limited AWD new in 2005 and have found the car to be very reliable. Just turned 270K miles as I drive a lot for my work. Gas mileage is consistent at 21 mpg now for mix of highway/town driving. I do alot of general maintenance myself. Things that have been replaced include all wheel bearings, front struts, some front suspension items, normal brakes/rotors/calipers once. I change oil at 5K with ford semi-synthetic and the engine doesnt use a drop of oil between oil changes. Drivers seat heater stopped working a while back. CVT had filter/fluid changes at 190K and as been rock solid. Once a year you should clean the butterfly in the throttle body- if not it can surge at idle.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestyle Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

i have a 05 Limited Freestyle has 79,000 miles, bought it from my aunt and its been a great car since just dont drive it hard simple as that its a heavy car if you put the peddle to the floor constintly expect problems.. and keep it maintained the car will last for a long time and check for recalls before fixing anything.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Never buying a ford again.

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestyle SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

We bought our freestyle off kijiji. At first it was a good vehicle but was a little suckish on gas. We liked it for room for dogs or for passengers or for easy convienvence. After about two years of ownership, we started hearing a rumbling sound when in P or N. We took the car in and they told us that it was the transmission. We will now be trying to get rid of this piece of shit for something better like a mazda cx-7 before our lemonmobile breaks down. ps never buy another FORD.




What a waste of 10

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestyle SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

We bought out Freestyle used and was assured that it was a great automobile with no known issues. After a year of owning it the car died and it has to have the CVT transmission fixed. I replaced the mechatronic unit and it still is not fixed. Dealer said that the best thing to do is light a match and drop it on the floorboard. A new trans is $6000 and a throttle body is $500. Mechatronic unit was $800. What a money pit. If it had a better transmission it would be a great car but it cannot move without this working.




Another bad tranny.

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestyle SEL AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

I've had my 2005 freestyle 2 years. It's miles 112,000. When stopped it would lunge forward. Had mechanic look at it but he couldn't get it to lunge. Then the rear traction light came on. Tried to take it to mechanic & was fine. A few more days go by and then the check transmission light comes on. Again go to mechanic and it runs fine. This time I had it looked at & was told it had 5 transmission codes, none of which he could fix. Drove it for weekend made an appt to take to tranny shop, told it needed a new tranny $4500 plus labor of $1500 and backordered 90 days. I am like others and stuck making payments while it sits. This will be my last Ford.




Perfect family car, 100% recommended

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestyle SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

This car has been nothing but a pleasure to own. I have the SEL FWD model with leather and sunroof. The proven 3.0L engine is extremely reliable and gets great gas mileage. My Freestyle has 175,000 kms and runs like a charm. We will definitely be buying another crossover, but since Ford didn't keep the design style of the Freestyle and went with the Flex instead, we might be forced to go with a Journey. Overall a job well done by Ford on a safe, economical, practical, and reliable family car.



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Full 2005 Ford Freestyle Review

What's New for 2005

The Freestyle is an all-new crossover wagon from Ford. Built on a Volvo platform, it incorporates the Swedish brand's safety and all-wheel-drive technology, while offering six- to seven-passenger seating capacity.

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Talk About The 2005 Freestyle

2005 Ford Freestyle Discussions See all Started By

ajweeks
ajweeks
05-08-2007
Is there any big difference? I'm currently looking for a certified pre-owned Freestyle with the safety and security package. Those side airbags are hard to find! There are quite a few 2005s out there,...


rhondak
rhondak
02-21-2008
Recently my 2005 Ford Freestyle (38k miles) has been starting rough in cold weather. The oil pressure low light comes on for about 5 seconds, then it stops and idles fine. What could be wrong?...


lets456
lets456
01-13-2010
2005 AWD Freestyle with 50,420 miles....



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