2005 Ford Freestyle Consumer Review: Best family transportation

2005 Ford Freestyle - Consumer Review

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SE Wagon (3.0L V6 CVT Automatic)

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By Ed on


2005 Ford Freestyle SE Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


I bought a 2005 Freestyle with 23,000 miles. Leather seats are real nice. I read some peoples issues with the CVT trans and the lack of power but I find the power fine loaded up with 6 pass and I average 28 to 29 mpg highway and 24 on country roads. With 4.00 a gal. milage would win over pwr.In Freestlys case it has both. Why Ford is going in 09 to a bigger motor and back to a 6 speed trans to lower milage to 15 to 20 mpg is a mistake. Plus all the seats including the pass seat fold flat to fit all kinds of material in it is a big plus. Family mover, material mover, nice looking, lots of room 29 mpg hwy their is nothing out their that offers so much. Buy a good used one now SEL or Limited

Best Features

SEL trim, leather seats a must, 6 cd changer, 28 mpg all the time hwy 24 country roads, lots of room, all seats fold flat to move big items, smooth ride, nice smooth power, nice information center that tells you of operation as well as mpg used, it's right on accurate too!

Worst Features

I am so pleased I cant think of anything other than 1-- 3rd row seat recline some would be nice for the kids.
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