2004 Ford Freestar

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22 reviews
Available Price Range $755-$7,323 Trims5 Combined MPG 19-20 Seats 7

Our Take on the 2004 Ford Freestar

Our Take

Rather than redesign the Windstar, which has been part of Ford’s lineup since 1995, the automaker has introduced a brand-new 2004 minivan with a new name. The Ford Freestar debuted at the Chi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Interior ergonomics
  • Fuel economy in city
  • Ride comfort in city
  • Engine noise
  • Trucklike characteristics

Notable Features

  • 201-hp V-6
  • Fold-away third-row seat
  • Available three-row side-curtain airbags
  • Optional power liftgate


Our Expert Reviews

Freestar feels familiar That's right. It's Freestar, not Windstar. When Ford Motor Co. launched its restyled Ford Windstar minivan last fall, the company gave it a new name to better fit its alliterative list of products, which includes the Focus and F-150 pickup. The name change is about the most radical part of the 2004 Ford Freestar. Ford did not rip up the blueprints when it came ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

3.0 out of 5

Based on 22 reviews

Worst vehicle ever owned

by Mom with a van from New Orleans, LA on March 12, 2009

This is the worst vehicle I have ever had. It constantly needs repairs, I have had the vehicle for 20 months and I have already replaced the transmission and the EGR valve.

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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