(4.6) 23 reviews
MSRP: $1,244$7,596
Body Style: Wagon
Combined MPG: 20-21
Engine: 201-hp, 4.2-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2006 Ford Freestar

Our Take on the 2006 Ford Freestar

Our Take

Ford introduced the Freestar in 2004, which replaced the company's Windstar minivan. Mercury's Monterey is closely related, and both are manufactured in Canada.The 2006 lineup includes three models: SE, SEL and Limited. The Limited now uses chrome on the 16-inch wheels, door handles and... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Choice of two V-6s
  • Fold-away third-row seat
  • Optional Safety Canopy system
  • Optional power liftgate
  • Three trim levels


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 23 reviews

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Ford Quality is Job 1

by Mini Van Dad from Seattle, WA on April 12, 2011

We purchased our 2006 Ford Freestar used with 60,000 miles after having driven our Ford Windstar with 170,000 miles and trading in for something with less miles. Again, we were absolutely (and have be... Read Full Review

3 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


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2006 Ford Freestar.

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