Used 2005 Ford Freestyle Review

Edmunds expert review

With truly comfortable accommodations for six passengers, plenty of cargo space and refined driving dynamics, the Freestyle has everything going for it except power.

What's new for 2005

The Freestyle is an all-new crossover wagon from Ford. Built on a Volvo platform, it incorporates the Swedish brand's safety and all-wheel-drive technology, while offering six- to seven-passenger seating capacity.

Vehicle overview

Ford officially announced the production of this vehicle at the 2002 Chicago International Auto Show. It will compete in the increasingly crowded crossover segment against vehicles like the Toyota Highlander and Buick's Rendezvous. When it does finally hit the streets, the Crosstrainer will provide seven-passenger capacity with three rows of seats, a dual overhead cam aluminum V6, and both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive versions.

Edmunds expert review process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.