2007 Ford Freestyle Consumer Reviews

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2007 Ford Freestyle
4.6
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Too bad Ford gave up on this vehicle!

by from Jersey Shore--Monmouth/Ocean Counties NJ on April 9, 2010

I needed a vehicle that was larger and smoother-riding than my Ford Escape. This Freestyle fills the bill perfectly. In addition, it's a Limited model that has every available option--DVD player, sun/...
I needed a vehicle that was larger and smoother-riding than my Ford Escape. This Freestyle fills the bill perfectly. In addition, it's a Limited model that has every available option--DVD player, sun/moonroof, AWD, in-dash navigation, and the list goes on and on. It is the most optioned vehicle I have ever owned, foreign or domestic. I have only had it for a month now, but one of the best things about it is that it gets better gas mileage than the smaller Escape, even though it's 1000 lbs. heavier and has the identical engine! I credit the CVT transmission for the great mileage. But...the trade-off is that acceleration is slow. Once you're rolling, though, the tranny never shifts gears, so it's extremely quiet and smooth-riding, and the vehicle just loves to cruise at 72-76 mph. I honestly believe that Ford just gave up on this vehicle. It was not marketed/advertised correctly, and then as a last ditch effort, they changed the name to the Taurus X, put a more powerful engine in it--GOOD--but somehow even with a six-speed automatic transmission, lost MPG--BAD! I found a 2007CPO Limited with only 22,000 miles on it and grabbed it! It's going to be with me for a long time!
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Ford's hidden vehicle

by from Spring Valley, NY on September 26, 2010

I have owned many vehicles in the past 39 years, but none have come as close to meeting my expectations as this vehicle has. The Ford Freestyle which was manufactured from 2005 to 2007 is simply an am...
I have owned many vehicles in the past 39 years, but none have come as close to meeting my expectations as this vehicle has. The Ford Freestyle which was manufactured from 2005 to 2007 is simply an amazing vehicle. It is more than a station wagon version of the Ford Five Hundred or the Mercury Montego. It handles extremely well regardless of the weather in the AWD version and with its fully independent suspension based on a Volvo chasis, the ride is superb. I know of no other AWD vehicle with this much weight that can average well over 20 mpg. The 3.0 liter 24 valve Duratec engine mated to the continuously variable transmission (CVT) is a winning combination and I do not know why the CVT was discontinued in 2008 when Ford switched to the 3.5 liter engine. The CVT keeps the engine RPM in the "sweet spot" to maximized fuel mileage. On the highway, with the cruise control set at 75 mph, we average 24 mpg. If I set the cruise at 60 mph, I have averaged 31 mpg, which is better than my Audi A4 with its 2.0 liter four cylinder. The icing on the cake for this vehicle is leather seating for seven, and a 5 star crash rating in frontal collisions, and a 5 star crash rating in side impact. This vehicle is truly Ford's best kept secret.
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A winner

by from Prescott,Arizona on March 6, 2010

We traded our 2002 Ford Explorer for an 2007 FWD Freestyle SEL about 8 months ago.This is a terrific vehicle in styling,comfort,utility,performance,and reliability.The first time my sister took it on ...
We traded our 2002 Ford Explorer for an 2007 FWD Freestyle SEL about 8 months ago.This is a terrific vehicle in styling,comfort,utility,performance,and reliability.The first time my sister took it on a long road trip she called enroute to ask if I thought the gas gauge was faulty.This question came because of the gas tank indicator dropping so slowly,mileage turned out to be around 32mpg with cruise set at 75.Keep up the good work Ford!!
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Finally - a Freestyle!

by from North Augusta, SC on January 15, 2009

I've wanted one of these vehicles since they came out in 2005 - liked the looks, capacity and style. Finally got a used 2007 Limited with 16K miles a few months ago. I've driven 5000 miles since. It'...
I've wanted one of these vehicles since they came out in 2005 - liked the looks, capacity and style. Finally got a used 2007 Limited with 16K miles a few months ago. I've driven 5000 miles since. It's been a dependable, solid vehicle and the cargo capacity is truly impressive. I like the comfort and high driver's position. Power is adequate despite all the knocks on this engine mated with a 4000 lb. vehicle. Sound package is good in the Limited. Best I can get highway mpg despite cruise and a relative light foot is about 23, less than I had expected. Handling is OK but this is definitely not a sportscar. Watch out for a blind spot driver's rear if you don't use the mirror and just turn your head, like me. Noisy under acceleration and climbing hills. Overall, nice car but maybe my anticipation was better than the realization.
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So far satisfied

by from Michigan on December 13, 2010

So far we've really enjoyed our Ford Freestyle. It handles well and is very comfortable to drive. It gets decent gas mileage, about 20 in town and around 27 on the road at 70 mph. It's very simple and...
So far we've really enjoyed our Ford Freestyle. It handles well and is very comfortable to drive. It gets decent gas mileage, about 20 in town and around 27 on the road at 70 mph. It's very simple and quick to lay down the seats in order to haul large items. I've enjoyed the CVT. When driving in hilly terrain with cruise control you don't have to worry about the transmission down shifting when you go up hills. We've really enjoyed the dual automatic temperature control. My wife always wants it cooler than I do so now we can both be satisfied.
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Ford knows about......

by from Oakland, Ca on January 7, 2013

Had the car for 5 years and had nothing but trouble after 2 years. Instrument Cluster had to be replaced $$$ out-of-pocket expense. Brakes had to be replaced after 20,000 miles. Rotor is wearing dow...
Had the car for 5 years and had nothing but trouble after 2 years. Instrument Cluster had to be replaced $$$ out-of-pocket expense. Brakes had to be replaced after 20,000 miles. Rotor is wearing down fast. Accelerator motors (Gas Pedal) had to be replaced with diagnostic $$$ out-of-pocket expense. The sad truth about this vehicle is that it has too many known defects and Ford refuses to acknowledge them through TSB recalls. This is the reason that Ford has discontinued this model--Terrible reliability. When my transmission takes a dive, I won't be able to have it rebuilt because Ford refuses to rebuild them and don't offer spare parts to private mechanics. Must purchase a new transmission. The cost ?? The price for a new small vehicle.
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Perfect!

by from Salem, Oregon on March 24, 2011

I purchased the 2007 Freestyle used. I was looking for significant cargo capacity for camping and a comfortable cruiser for long road trips plus all wheel drive features. This vehicle delivers on all ...
I purchased the 2007 Freestyle used. I was looking for significant cargo capacity for camping and a comfortable cruiser for long road trips plus all wheel drive features. This vehicle delivers on all accounts. Extremely smooth on the freeway and carries tons of stuff. It is very heavy which contributes to the smooth ride but makes it a little sluggish around town, which for me is a justifiable trade-off. I average about 25 MPG on the freeway and 22 around town. Great creature comforts too. Sweet ride for a middle-aged man.
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I love my Freestyle!

by from Mississippi on October 13, 2009

This is by far the best car I have ever owned. I bought it used with 36K miles on it and was a little leary of it but it is just great! The ONLY thing I have a problem with is there happens to be no a...
This is by far the best car I have ever owned. I bought it used with 36K miles on it and was a little leary of it but it is just great! The ONLY thing I have a problem with is there happens to be no auxillary plug in on it for my MP3 player. But I can live with that. I can't believe Ford discontinued this car, what a mistake. My husband has a 2008 Taurus X which is what they renamed it before they discontinued it. He loves his too!
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Super car, just what I wanted

by from McKinney, TX on October 1, 2008

I love the fact that I have everything I wanted in a car. Its easy to get in and out, I have a very variable space, it has enough umph for me and its not so bulky like an SUV or Van. Its just all i wa...
I love the fact that I have everything I wanted in a car. Its easy to get in and out, I have a very variable space, it has enough umph for me and its not so bulky like an SUV or Van. Its just all i wanted in a car.
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Funnest "mom" car I've ever driven

by from Tallapoosa, GA on May 15, 2008

I love my new Freestyle! Before, I had a 2004 Ford Freestar. It didn't handle very well and even though it was a minivan it sometimes felt cramped. My Freestyle looks more like a car but has plenty of...
I love my new Freestyle! Before, I had a 2004 Ford Freestar. It didn't handle very well and even though it was a minivan it sometimes felt cramped. My Freestyle looks more like a car but has plenty of room for my family of 5 and all of our stuff because it is designed smarter to maximize space. It handles like a car and I have so many extra features--heated leather seats, adjustable pedals and front seats, 6 disc cd/mp3 radio, full airbags in front and side airbags for second and third rows, etc.-- that it feels like a luxury car, not the soccer mom's minivan. It also gets great gas mileage. I'm averaging 22.4 MPG in the city, which is much better than 16 MPG in my minivan. My kids love it too. They think the seats are roomy and the leather makes it more comfortable.
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