2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
I think the Freestyle is a great alternative to a SUV since I do not go off road or need to tow. It is very comfortable and the smooth AWD is just what I need here in the mountains in Durango, CO. I recently took a 5,000 mile trip throughout the mid-west and the vehicle performed marvelously. I do not understand the knock on the engine; I find the power quite adequate on the highway and in the mountains. 23 miles/gallon is much better than 15-18 on an SUV, and we must start thinking of conservation. I think the Freestyle is a Volvo in disguise with perhaps less power and craftsmanship.
Smooth transmission; comfortable, high seating; nice ride and good handling; great electronics; utility of an SUV; safety features.