A lot for he Money
By Mike S. on
2006 Ford Freestyle SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
We bought our Freestyle 2wd used with 32,000 miles on it. Needed more space than the Taurus we had to haul things. Recent trip from N. Indiana to St. Louis on interstate got 26-27 mph doing 70-75 mph. Do that with most SUV's. Real versatile with seating and hauling. Slight hesitation on exceleration (like a turbo lag), but hang on when the engine revs and the trany adjusts for the need. First trip was from N. Indiana to Mackinac Island 4 adults, 2 bikes on the back, loaded, doing 75 mph on interstate and some 2 lane driving - and got over 23 mph - super. Brakes are not a problem. Still have originals at 53000. Anyone going through them fast needs to change their driving habits.
MPG, turning radius, dual climate and rear climate controls, long wheel base - semi-firm ride but not choppy - I like it that way. Versatility for hauling. Storage in doors, console, dash, and glove box. Electric access for GPS, cellphones, etc.
Seat material - stains - use oxy cleaner that works well, but by the directions. Rear door locks to open when ignition is turned off.