By Rawson Mordhorst on
Vehicle2007 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
ReviewOn a 700+ mile trip across WA to Idaho and back we observed 27.4 and 28.3 average mpg with 60 set on the cruise control. This includes mountain driving/passes. Best observed cumulative average was 31.2 mpg on level ground west of Spokane to central WA. Exceeds expectations since EPA highway is just 24 mpg for AWD. Freestyle allows chains that are required to be carried here in NW going over mountasin passes in winter with AWD/4WD even if you don't have to put them on. One reason we bought the car was because of needing to drive over the mountains in the winter. The GM Acadia owner's manual says no to chains, probably the same for the Outlook and Enclave.
Best FeaturesAdult room in all three rows of seats and easy access to third row; lots of cargo room. Heat/cool air ducts in ceiling in back rows; good passenger comfort. Handles very well.
Worst FeaturesIt would be helpful if there were more standardization of controls for the driver. Trying to honk a horn or turn on windshield wipers or dim headlights can be a challenge and possible safety issue when you drive vehicles made by more than one manufacturer.
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