2007 Ford Freestyle consumer reviews

$25,920–$27,770 MSRP range
side view of 2007 Freestyle Ford
92% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.6
Explore the 2007 Ford Freestyle

Fantastic family car

The Freestyle offers 7 passenger seating with more cargo room than most SUV's on the market. Most standard SUV's leave absolutely no room for anything if the 3rd row seating is in use. The Freestyle, with it's deep rear cargo space, gives enough room for the sports equipment or overnight bags you need to take along. It's a very comfortable ride and gets amazing gas mileage. I highly recomment it. It's really a shame that Ford no longer makes this model.


Good used market value

I have owned the 2007 Freestyle for four months. It, so far, has proved to be an excellent choice. There are a lot of convenience features. I bought the "Limited" version and it came with a ton of standard features. My only regret is that Ford stopped making this vehicle. I would definitely be interested in another one in about 4 years.



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.


Ford Should've Kept Making This One

I currently have two Freestyles. I wrecked a third - my bad. These cars are suprisingly nice. The AWD makes this car a tank in the snow, with the right tires (not the factory installed tires). Good MPG. Could there be more room for large rear seat passengers? Yes. But, if you have a family or pets that you want to move around in comfort, this car is ideally suited for that. Plus, if you fold down the rear seat, you effectively have a large station wagon. Is it coming to compete with a BMW or Mercedes wagon? Not in your life, but will it get you there safely and in comfort? Yes, most absolutely. We have had no maintenance issues that were not covered. With AWD, we always get 23 mpg in combined driving. The only downside: the dash slopes inward toward the passengers. If you put anything up there (GPS, map, etc.), it will soon be in your lap or on the floor.


Had to let it go!!!

We had a 06 limited with a DVD player installed and initially loved the car. Good room, leather, pretty good gas mileage with the AWD. First the drivers side heated seats stopped working. We could handle this but had no plans to try to get it fixed since it was out of warrenty and very expensive. Then it needed a new throttle body after the car stalled at a light. She almost got rear ended by a car behing her. Not even six months later, while my wife was driving on the interstate, the car surged forward without notice and the transmission wrench came on. We decided at this point that it was time to trade it in before an accident was caused. We really liked the car but safety is more important. Disappointed


Not enough room

Although this car gets great gas milage and has been very reliable It is very difficut to get my 3 growing kids in and out of this vehicle. It is not easy for them to move the seats to get in the very back seat and 3 car seats do not fit across either row of seating. My kids have grown and it is very hard for them to fit in the last row of seats as there is NO LEG ROOM. Would not recommed this car to any one with more that 2 kids. It is not a great family car like we thought it would be.


So far satisfied

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.


Ford's hidden vehicle

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.


Too bad Ford gave up on this vehicle!

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!


A winner

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!!