Great Family Car
By Brad Busque on
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
We leased our Freestyle back in 2005 because the CVT worried me. It's now 3 years latter and time to buy or move on. After looking around at other makes, it has become apparent what a great car the Freestyle is. We always liked the car, and after shopping around for a replacement decided to buy out our lease. Even three years later there is no other vehicular the size of the Freestyle that can provide the gas mileage we are getting. With gas prices still around $4.00 a gallon we will be sticking with our 22MPG city , 27 MPG highway FWD Freestyle. The car has been rock solid, very dependable, and great for our trips to Home Depot. Per our mechanic the CVTs have been great.
Gas mileage (for the size), cargo room, reliability, and ride
Cloth seat fabric is not up the the quality the rest of the car provides. I don't like leather seats, but would probably get them if I were buying this car again.