2007 Ford Freestar

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$19,700

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2007 Ford Freestar

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Passenger space
  • Automatic-transmission operation
  • Performance
  • Visibility
  • Frontal crash-test ratings

The bad:

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

4 trims

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Notable features

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

2007 Ford Freestar review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Ford introduced the Freestar in 2004, replacing the company’s Windstar minivan. Mercury’s Monterey is closely related, and both are manufactured in Canada. Little has changed for the Freestar in 2007. Six new exterior colors are available, and the lineup still includes three models: SE, SEL and Limited. A cargo van version is also available.

Exterior
Distinctive front-end styling themes differentiate Freestar trims. The SE model has a body-colored grille, whereas a chrome grille and 16-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels go on the SEL. Limited models have chrome exterior trim and power sliding doors, as well as heated signal mirrors with puddle lamps and 16-inch chrome wheels.

Large upright headlights and an eggcrate grille integrate with the hood and front fenders. Contoured rear bumpers promise a low liftover height. Sound-insulation treatments include thick front side windows and a noise-absorbing dash panel. Roof rails are standard.

Standard wheels measure 16 inches in diameter, but 17-inch tires on alloy wheels are optional. Measuring 201 inches long overall, the Freestar rides a 120.8-inch wheelbase. Self-sealing tires and a power liftgate are optional.

Interior
Freestars can seat up to seven occupants. Second-row bucket seats in upper-end models include a fold-and-tumble feature. The third-row seat can be positioned to face the rear for tailgate parties. Cargo space behind the third row totals 27.4 cubic feet and expands to 135.7 cubic feet when the third row is folded into the floor. A covered compartment atop the dashboard holds small items.

Overhead consoles on the SEL and Limited contain readouts for outside temperature, a compass and auxiliary buttons for the power sliding doors, if installed. The Freestar has nine cupholders; the front-door cupholders can hold 20-ounce beverages. Ford’s Conversation Mirror lets drivers watch children in the rear.

Standard equipment includes cruise control, a CD player, a tire pressure monitoring system, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, and power locks, mirrors and windows. Power-adjustable pedals, a DVD entertainment system, a six-way power passenger seat and Ford’s Reverse Sensing System are optional. The SEL offers a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

Under the Hood
A 194-horsepower, 3.9-liter V-6 is standard in the SE model. A 4.2-liter V-6 in the SEL and Limited generates 201 hp and 263 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines team with a four-speed automatic transmission.

Safety
All-disc antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution are standard. On Freestars equipped with Ford’s AdvanceTrac electronic stability system, panic brake assist — which applies added pressure in an emergency — is included. A Safety Canopy side curtain airbag system is available. Three-point safety belts are standard in all seating positions.

Driving Impressions
Like its Windstar predecessor, the Freestar seems a little more trucklike than most minivans. When parking, this minivan seems unusually wide.

Performance with the 4.2-liter V-6 is energetic, and the automatic transmission yields prompt, smooth shifts. Moderate engine noise during acceleration is present. The Freestar is fairly easy to drive and maneuvers with acceptable agility. The ride is sufficiently smooth on good surfaces.

The seat bottoms are short but offer good support. Front headroom is abundant, and elbowroom is adequate. Second-row occupants get plenty of space when bucket seats are installed. Squeezing into the third row isn’t too difficult.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Rugged van with truck like characteristics. Solid.

Perfect mix between luxury and usability with great performance. Mine has almost 250,000 miles and I still trust it to drive several hours. Middle seats are easy to remove and back folds into the floor for use as cargo van.

4.9

Great kid hauler/grocery getter

Nice van to transport the family around. I purchased it from Florida so there is absolutely no rust and all the power doors are working . Guarantee you will not find a better deal on a Ford Freestar!

4.4

Great Car

I love this car. Didn't quite fit my image, but it got the job done. Loved that it carried 7 people when I needed to, or carried a car full of camping gear, or hauled slabs of stone for landscape projects. Very versatile. I think this would be an excellent family car. The arrangement of seating options seem endless. Good basic all around car. Mine had AWD, and it NEVER spun out or slid in snow or mud.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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