2005 Ford Freestyle

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Available Price Range $1,770-$8,258 Trims6 Combined MPG 21-23 Seats 6-7

Our Take on the 2005 Ford Freestyle

Our Take

Ford calls the Freestyle a "crossover" model, noting that it blends the merits of a sport utility vehicle, a minivan and a sedan. As a result, the seven-passenger Freestyle "fits every lifestyle," ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Thick rear pillars
  • Third-row access

Notable Features

  • FWD or AWD
  • CVT
  • Duratec 3.0-liter V-6
  • Three trim levels
  • Standard antilock brakes


Our Expert Reviews

Say this for the all-new 2005 Ford Freestyle: It's appropriately named. It's so free-verse that it defies labeling. Is it a sport-utility vehicle? A minivan with four doors? A high-riding wagon?Well, yes, on all counts.Ford calls it a midsize crossover vehicle, and that describes it as well as anything. It handles like a passenger car but can carry weighty cargo and play in the mud li... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 33 reviews

Great van alternative

by Average Joe from Kansas City, MO on April 16, 2011

We've owned the car for 2 months now, and are happy with it. The CVT drivetrain has a different feel than traditional transmissions. The car has reasonable power, but isn't sporty. Our 2nd row is 2 bu... Read Full Review

6 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


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