Used 2006 Ford Freestyle

2006 Ford Freestyle
List price range
$2,993 - $6,080
2006 Ford Freestyle

Pros

  • Expansive cargo hold, roomy seating for six passengers, balanced ride and handling characteristics, lengthy list of safety features.

Cons

  • Weak and unrefined engine, can't get stability control, a few low-grade interior materials.
Ford Freestyle years

Used 2006 Ford Freestyle for Sale

Ford Freestyle 2006 Limited 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
63,889 miles
Used 2006
Ford Freestyle
Limited
A Plus Motors LLC
7.3 mi away
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Ford Freestyle 2006 SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
166,526 miles
Used 2006
Ford Freestyle
SEL
(3)
Hi Lo Auto Sales
26.8 mi away
List$3,000
Est.Loan: $62/mo
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Ford Freestyle 2006 SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
0
Used 2006
Ford Freestyle
SEL
(8)
Ellas Auto Outlet Inc
62.4 mi away
List$2,993
Est.Loan: $62/mo
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Dealer Notes
WARRANTY......PRICE BELOW KBB VALUE....All Wheel Drive....AWD............reverse sensors......RED exterior and Charcoal Gray   interior .Features include..heated leather seats..........power seats...memory seat...........CD player ..power sunroof..power window power doorlock keyless entry alarm AC Heat ready to go price includes 6 month6000 mile warranty please give us a call at 703-629-9371 or or 540-582-8151
Ford Freestyle 2006 SE 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
146,426 miles
Used 2006
Ford Freestyle
SE
(1)
Jones Junction Used Cars
67.6 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes
2006 Ford Freestyle 4D Station Wagon AWD CVT Clean CARFAX. 19/24 City/Highway MPG Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101th consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

With truly comfortable accommodations for six passengers, plenty of cargo space and refined driving dynamics, the 2006 Ford Freestyle wagon has everything going for it -- except power.

vehicle overview

Think of the Ford Freestyle as a tall station wagon that has taken on useful traits from the SUV and minivan genres. It successfully combines numerous family-friendly vehicle attributes. For instance, it has three rows of functional seating to accommodate six or seven passengers. Those passengers benefit from ample legroom and headroom, and the third-row rear seat can be folded flat to create a sizable cargo area.

Like a minivan, the Ford Freestyle has a low step-in height that enables little ones to climb in and out easily and spares parents the back-straining exercise of stooping down to load the kids and their car seats. It also features a high seating position for a better view of the road and optional all-wheel drive -- two of the most popular reasons cited for driving an SUV. What it doesn't have are sliding doors (as on a minivan), but unlike its closest crossover competitor, the Pacifica, its rear doors swing open wide enough so that loading passengers and their stuff doesn't feel laborious.

Well-rounded as it is, the Freestyle has one major weakness: power. With only a 203-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 providing power to this 4,000-pound vehicle, acceleration is adequate around town but lethargic on the highway. A larger, more powerful engine would do wonders for this wagon's overall appeal with buyers. But if you can get past this drawback, the safe and roomy 2006 Ford Freestyle is definitely worth a look if your family numbers four or more and you have little interest in driving a minivan.

2006 Ford Freestyle configurations

The Ford Freestyle wagon comes in three trims -- SE, SEL and Limited. The SE comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, seating for six, air conditioning, a CD player, a six-way power driver seat, full power accessories and cruise control. The midgrade SEL adds an MP3-compatible in-dash CD changer, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with auxiliary audio controls, automatic headlights, foglights, heated side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a trip computer and body-color door handles and mirrors. If you go for the Limited, you'll get 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery in the first and second rows, wood grain interior trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, an upgraded sound system, power adjustments for both front seats (along with memory for the driver), front-seat heaters, 50/50-split capability for the third-row bench and a cargo net. Note that SE and SEL models come with two-tone exterior paint, while the Limited AWD gets a monochromatic paint job. Options include power-adjustable pedals, a three-person bench seat for the second row (providing seven-passenger capacity), a navigation system and reverse-parking sensors.

2006 Highlights

For 2006, a navigation system is now optional on the Ford Freestyle.

Performance & mpg

All Freestyle models come with a 3.0-liter V6. Horsepower comes in at 203, while torque measures 207 pound-feet. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard. Buyers can choose between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

Safety

Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution are standard, as is traction control. Stability control is not available. On the options list, you'll find both side-impact airbags (for the front) and head curtain airbags (for all three rows). The 2006 Ford Freestyle earned a perfect five stars in all frontal- and side-impact crash tests conducted by the NHTSA. In IIHS frontal offset testing, the Freestyle got a rating of "Good," the highest possible.

Driving

Acceleration is adequate around town, but the engine quickly runs out of steam during highway passing maneuvers, especially when the vehicle is loaded up with passengers and gear. Power delivery is noisy and refined, which can grate on occupants' nerves. Ride dynamics, on the other hand, are impressive, as the wagon's fully independent suspension delivers a smooth, refined ride quality and responsive handling around corners.

Interior

The Freestyle's cabin is simple and functional with lots of convenient storage nooks and bins. Depending on whether you select captain's chairs or a 60/40 bench seat in the second row, the Ford Freestyle can seat six or seven passengers. The second and third rows offer enough legroom to seat both adults and children comfortably. The captain's chairs can be adjusted fore and aft to provide more legroom for third-row passengers, while the 60/40 bench seat is nonadjustable. Total cupholder count is 14, which should keep everyone happy on long trips. A deep cargo well provides a good deal of space for groceries, even when all three rows of seating are in use. When you need more room, both the second- and third-row seats fold flat into the floor, providing up to 85 cubic feet of cargo capacity.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Ford Freestyle.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

$6000 transmission
car_vent,03/02/2012
Bought the car used from the person who drove it off the lot new. It had been maintained exceptionally well. Started lunging in reverse about 5 months after we got it. A few weeks later I got in the car and it was making a horrid sound, felt like I was trying to drive in first and it was dragging. First part needed isn't available anymore. Mechanic - rightfully so - doesn't want to buy a used or reconditioned transmission as it seems to be such a chronic issue with these cars - so Ford and their service department will be getting $6000 to replace the bloody thing. That's more than half what we owe on the car. I'm absolutely sick about it. I have never had such a money pit.
Ford finally got it right!
cincyrod,07/20/2006
I'm one of those people who will not (typically) consider purchasing an American car. I normally buy Honda's. However, with the price of a base model Honda Pilot selling for over $28,000, I did my homework and found a LOADED Freestyle for about the same money. What a nice car! It has everything we were looking for (3rd row seating, dvd player, leather, etc.) without having to purchase a large SUV or a minivan. We love this vehicle! My only complaint is the fact that the roof rails are not made to hold anything; they are there simply there for aesthetic value. Basically, the roof rails are unable to accommodate a roof luggage/cargo carrier.
Transmission
Daddio3,10/25/2010
This WAS a great family car. Everyone loved taking trips in it either down the road or across the state. The interior isn't the most fashionable, but it's comfortable and easy to clean. That was until the "bulletproof" CVT went out. No problems at all up until this point, but now one MAJOR problem offsets everything else that didn't go wrong. What's worse, everyone I've spoken to who either owns or fixes these has had the SAME PROBLEM! Shouldn't America's only real car company step up and do the right thing?!? Where's the recall?
Very disappointed
carleysdad,08/02/2011
Up until five years ago I had not purchased an American car in more than 15 years. For me, the quality of Honda's automobiles cannot be matched. Having said that, 5 years ago I decided to give Ford a shot due to all of the press stating that "Ford was back" and the quality of their vehicles had improved. Not! I have had nothing but problems with my Freestyle since buying it new in 2006. Crappy brakes, CVT transmission problems, throttle body problems, etc. My first bad experience happended while on vacation more than 1,000 miles from home when it broke down while we were on the expressway. And in my experiences, the Ford dealers service centers are the worst in the industry.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 6
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
203 hp @ 5750 rpm
MPG
17 city / 22 hwy
Seats 6
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
203 hp @ 5750 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 6
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
203 hp @ 5750 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 6
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
203 hp @ 5750 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2006 Ford Freestyle
Used 2006 Ford Freestyle Overview

The Used 2006 Ford Freestyle is offered in the following submodels: Freestyle Wagon. Available styles include SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT), Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT), SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT), Limited 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT), SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT), and SE 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Ford Freestyle?

Save up to $82 on one of 5 Used 2006 Ford Freestyle for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,993 as of12/10/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Ford Freestyle trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Ford Freestyle SEL is priced between $2,993 and$6,080 with odometer readings between 0 and166526 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Ford Freestyle Limited is priced between $5,999 and$5,999 with odometer readings between 63889 and63889 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Ford Freestyle SE is priced between $5,995 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 146426 and146426 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2006 Ford Freestyle?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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