2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
I have had my Freestyle for a little over 9 months now, and I love it. There are some things that could be better... engine noise for example. But the room I have and the fuel economy are better than I hoped for. The kids no longer fight about who's touching who. Sure, some people ask me if it will ever grow up to be REAL SUV, but that's not why I got it. ROOM! plus fuel economy. I think I got both... now let's hope the reliability is good. I am concerned about this new CVT.
Seats 7. Smooth transmission (it did take "some" getting used to). Fuel economy, 25.4 MPG in the city. Kids love the DVD - I like the headphones so that me and the wife can still listen to the radio while they are watching a movie...quietly.
I am not one to "stomp" on the gas, but the engine noise under acceleration is very noticeable. I am not a "speed demon" either, so the power is just fine - some of these critics must think that every car out there has to be a Mustang or something.