2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
This is just the right car between a station wagon and a SUV. It did a great job of moving our student's load to the college dorm. My other car is a sport car. So, I drove the car in a spirited fashion and I was very impressed by its handling. The CVT gear works very nice. We made sure to get side air bags. This is not a standard feature but an option. You need to insist on it. Two other important factors in our purchase decision was its #1 rating in roll-over test (above Acura MDX), and its top ranking in crash testing (based on Volvo cage).
The backup sensors that warns you when you are too close to an object.
Too much dashboard reflection on windshield (for gold interiors): comment to Ford engineers, you need to test every interior color before sending a car to market.