2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
Ford's only problem with this vehicle is that it doesn't have the ad budget that Ford puts on its other vehicles. We drove a lot of suv's and crossover vehicles. The first thing we noticed is the ease of getting in and out of the vehicle. You don't climb in, you just get in. Ours has every option I could dream up. If you have kid, get the dvd option, it makes long trips much more bearable. I did a lot of research on this vehicle before we bought it, the only real comparative/negative that I could find was it was under powered compared to other crossovers, (Buick Rendezvous, and Chrysler Pacifica). We drove those. With the Freestyles CVT transmission it doesn't need 245hp. Passing is scary fast.
My favorite features are the nav system, dvd, sound system and roominess... Ford needs to campaign this vehicle, it is truly one of the hidden gems of the auto market.
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