2007 Ford Freestyle

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Key Specs

of the 2007 Ford Freestyle. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • CVT operation
  • Available AWD
  • Available seven-passenger seating
  • Easy-folding seats
  • Driving position

The Bad

  • Thick rear pillars
  • Third-row access

Notable Features of the 2007 Ford Freestyle

  • FWD or AWD
  • CVT
  • Duratec 3.0-liter V-6
  • Three trim levels
  • Standard ABS
  • New exterior colors
  • Standard Safety Canopy (later in 2007 model year)

2007 Ford Freestyle Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Ford calls the Freestyle a crossover model because it blends the merits of a sport utility vehicle, a minivan and a sedan. Ford notes that the overall design is "more sculpted than chiseled, more capable than rugged," so the Freestyle is "definitely not a minivan." To head off such comparisons, Ford points out the Freestyle's long hood, high belt line and flared wheel arches.

Like the related Five Hundred sedan, the Freestyle has midsize dimensions that approach full-size. It comes in base SE, midrange SEL and top-level Limited trim levels. For 2007, four new packages offer more options for SEL and Limited models. Two new exterior colors are also offered: Alloy Metallic and Dune Pearl Metallic.


Exterior
The Freestyle has a long hood, high belt line, trapezoidal mesh grille, "grille guard"-style lower fascia, flared wheel arches and large side mirrors. The rear features a split hatch and step bumper.

Fog lamps and body-colored door handles are included on the SEL and Limited. Built on a 112.9-inch wheelbase, the Freestyle is 200.1 inches long overall. SE and SEL models ride on 17-inch aluminum wheels, and the Limited gets 18-inch wheels. Limited models have a monochromatic exterior and heated exterior mirrors. All Freestyles have a fully independent suspension.


Interior
Three rows of seats hold six or seven occupants. Ford says upright "command" seating eases entry and exit and produces maximum visibility. The third-row seat folds flat into the floor. Either rec...
Vehicle Overview
Ford calls the Freestyle a crossover model because it blends the merits of a sport utility vehicle, a minivan and a sedan. Ford notes that the overall design is "more sculpted than chiseled, more capable than rugged," so the Freestyle is "definitely not a minivan." To head off such comparisons, Ford points out the Freestyle's long hood, high belt line and flared wheel arches.

Like the related Five Hundred sedan, the Freestyle has midsize dimensions that approach full-size. It comes in base SE, midrange SEL and top-level Limited trim levels. For 2007, four new packages offer more options for SEL and Limited models. Two new exterior colors are also offered: Alloy Metallic and Dune Pearl Metallic.


Exterior
The Freestyle has a long hood, high belt line, trapezoidal mesh grille, "grille guard"-style lower fascia, flared wheel arches and large side mirrors. The rear features a split hatch and step bumper.

Fog lamps and body-colored door handles are included on the SEL and Limited. Built on a 112.9-inch wheelbase, the Freestyle is 200.1 inches long overall. SE and SEL models ride on 17-inch aluminum wheels, and the Limited gets 18-inch wheels. Limited models have a monochromatic exterior and heated exterior mirrors. All Freestyles have a fully independent suspension.


Interior
Three rows of seats hold six or seven occupants. Ford says upright "command" seating eases entry and exit and produces maximum visibility. The third-row seat folds flat into the floor. Either reclining and sliding bucket seats or a 60/40-split, folding bench can be installed in the second row.

A dashboard-mounted grab handle for the front passenger adds SUV style to the Freestyle. A covered storage bin sits atop the dashboard. The gearshift lever is mounted on the console, which has a power adapter to charge portable devices.

With all the seats folded — including the front-passenger seat — the Freestyle offers more than 9.5 feet of pass-thru storage. Cargo space totals 15.2 cubic feet behind the third-row seat.

A six-CD changer and leather-wrapped steering wheel go into the SEL. The Limited gets heated front seats, an Audiophile sound system and perforated leather seating surfaces. A navigation system is optional.


Under the Hood
Ford's Duratec 3.0-liter V-6 produces 203 horsepower and 207 pounds-feet of torque and drives a continuously variable transmission. The Freestyle can be equipped with front- or all-wheel drive. Operating without any gears, the CVT unit uses two variable-size pulleys, connected by a chain, to transfer engine power to the drive wheels.

Safety
Front seat airbags are standard, and seat-mounted side-impact airbags, along with a Safety Canopy side curtain airbag system, will be standard on all models later in the 2007 model year. All-disc antilock brakes are standard, and traction control is standard on vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive.

Driving Impressions
Ford's V-6 and CVT work beautifully to deliver eager acceleration with utter smoothness. Overall performance might trail vehicles with a conventional automatic transmission, but the Freestyle passes and merges with quick responses.

Ride comfort is generally good, though it's closer to that of an SUV than a traditional wagon. Handling is ordinary but satisfactory.

The wide console creates a slightly tight feeling in an otherwise ample front seat. Second-row space — even in the center position — is snug but satisfying. Reaching the third row is more of a battle.

Visibility is good despite thick rear pillars, and the controls are conveniently positioned. Facing a very low cowl, the driver gets the sensation of sitting high off the ground. Cargo space behind the third-row seat is modest, but both rows of seats fold down easily.



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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

250000 Miles now; still going great

by Freestyle fan on April 27, 2018

This is the best car; exterior still is great, I keep it dirty when I want it to look old. Plain on the outside, luxury on the inside. Best car ever!! I always use Ford for servicing. I don't ... Read full review

(5.0)

Versatile People and STUFF Mover

by tito from Laurel, MD on January 19, 2018

Best combination of utilitarian capacity, style, comfort and features .....tight Volvo platform handling with Ford reliability, and reasonable MPG for a car this size. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2007 Ford Freestyle currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Freestyle received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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