Used Truck - 2006 Ford Freestyle SUV in Dedham, Ma

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    About This 2006 Ford Freestyle SUV
    Vehicle Location:
    Dedham, Ma
    Interior Color:
    V6 Cylinder Engine
    Fuel Type:
    Five Door
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    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    Combined MPG: 22
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $107.39*
    *Based on $1.89 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
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    Seller's Description and Comments:

    This loaded up vehicle has room for 7 passengers. All the toys. Save big on this prestine vehicle.Fully serviced and ready to go.

    Located at A.S.P.I. Motor Cars in Dedham, Ma.  Call A.S.P.I. Motor Cars today at 781-329-5144 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • 3.0l 24-valve V6 Duratec Engine
    • Continuously Variable Transmission (cvt)
    • Engine Block Heater *std On Retail Vehicles Only In Ak
    • Mn
    • Nd
    • Sd
    • Mt
    • Wi & Wy. Optional On Fleet Vehicles*
    • 5.54 Final Drive Ratio
    • Traction Control
    • All Wheel Drive
    • Battery Saver Feature
    • Macpherson Strut Front/independent Multilink Rear Suspension
    • P225/60r18 Bsw Tires
    • Mini Spare Tire
    • 18" 5-spoke Bright Aluminum Wheels
    • Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
    • Pwr 4-wheel Disc Brakes
    • 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (abs)
    • 19.0 Gallon Fuel Tank
    • Roof Rack
    • Black Mold-in-color Grille W/chrome Grille Surround
    • Monochromatic Body-color Painted Cladding
    • Body-color Painted Door Handles
    • Keyless Entry Keypad
    • Automatic Halogen Headlamps
    • Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter Lighting
    • Solar-tinted Glass
    • Privacy Glass On 3rd Row Quarter Windows & Liftgate
    • Body-color Folding Memory Heated Pwr Mirrors W/puddle Lamps
    • Fixed Interval Intermittent Windshield Wipers
    • Perforated Leather Seat Trim
    • Heated Front Bucket Seats-inc: Manual Lumbar
    • 8-way Pwr Driver Seat W/ Memory
    • 4-way Pwr Passenger Seat W/fold-flat Seat Back
    • Adjustable Head Restraints
    • 2nd Row 40/40 Reclining Bucket Seats-inc: Fore-aft Adjustable Comfort Tracks
    • Fold-flat Seat Back
    • Cupholders & Storage
    • Vinyl 3rd Row 50/50 Split Fold-in-floor Bench Seat
    • Front Row Center Console W/vinyl-wrapped & Stitched Center Armrest
    • Storage
    • (2) Cupholders & Rear Seat Hvac Ducts
    • 2nd Row Floor Console W/cupholders & Storage
    • Instrument Panel Storage Bin
    • Carpeted 1st & 2nd Row Floor Mats
    • Tilt Steering Column
    • Color-keyed Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel W/audio Controls
    • Woodgrain Appearance Applique On Center Stack
    • Securilock/passive Anti-theft System
    • Instrumentation-inc: Tachometer
    • Lamp Outage
    • Low Washer Fluid
    • Low Oil Pressure
    • Fuel Cap
    • Oil Change
    • Door Ajar
    • Liftgate Ajar & Low Coolant
    • Message Center/trip Computer W/compass
    • Outside Temp Display
    • Pwr Windows W/driver One-touch Up/down Feature
    • Pwr Door Locks
    • Remote Keyless Entry W/(2) Fobs
    • Speed Control W/steering-wheel Mounted Controls
    • Dual-zone Auto Climate Control
    • Rear Window Defroster
    • Am/fm Audiophile Stereo W/6-disc In-dash Cd/mp3 Changer-inc: Clock & Subwoofer
    • Premium Sound Pkg-inc: Sound Insulation
    • (12) Total Cupholders
    • (3) Auxiliary Pwr Points
    • Map Pockets & Bottle Holders In Four Door Panels
    • Locking Glove Box
    • Leather-wrapped Shift Knob
    • Accessory Delay
    • Electrochromic Rearview Mirror
    • Overhead Console W/dome Light
    • Maplight
    • Conversation Mirror & Sunglass Holder
    • Illuminated Entry
    • Sliding Sun Visors W/illuminated Vanity Mirrors
    • Front Seatback Pockets
    • (3) Retractable Roof Grab Handles
    • (2) Coat Hooks
    • 2nd & 3rd Row Reading Lamps
    • Cargo Net
    • Cargo Area Light
    • Cargo Area Grocery Bag Hooks
    • Personal Safety System (pats)-inc: Seat Belt Pretensioners
    • Load-limiting Retractors
    • Driver Seat Position Sensing & Crash Severity Sensing
    • Driver & Front Passenger Dual Stage Air Bags W/front Passenger Sensing System
    • Driver/front Passenger Belt Minder System
    • Latch (lower Anchors And Tethers For Children)-inc: (2) In 2nd Row
    • (1) In 3rd Row
    • Child Safety Rear Door Locks
    • Dual Note Horn
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Climate Control
    • Multi-zone A/c
    • A/c
    • Am/fm Stereo
    • Cd Changer
    • Cd Player
    • Abs
    • 4-wheel Disc Brakes
    • Cruise Control
    • Rear Defrost
    • Child Safety Locks
    • All Wheel Drive
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Floor Mats
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Keyless Entry
    • Power Door Locks
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Power Mirror(s)
    • 3rd Row Seat
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Pass-through Rear Seat
    • Leather Seats
    • Bucket Seats
    • Power Steering
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Tires - Front All-season
    • Tires - Rear All-season
    • Temporary Spare Tire
    • Traction Control
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Power Windows
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • A/t
    • Cvt Transmission
    • Premium Sound System
    • Rear Bucket Seats
    • Mp3 Player
    • Fog Lamps
    • Heated Front Seat(s)
    • Privacy Glass
    • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
    • Power Outlet
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Automatic Headlights
    • Woodgrain Interior Trim
    • Luggage Rack
    • Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Mirror Memory
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
    • Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
    • Seat Memory
    • Leather Steering Wheel
    • Trip Computer
    • Passenger Air Bag Sensor

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    2006 Ford Freestyle Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2006 Ford Freestyle
    Crossing over from wagon to SUV.


    The Ford Freestyle is what has become known as a crossover vehicle. More than a station wagon, but not quite a sport utility, the Freestyle is a successful example of a crossover. The Freestyle combines space-conscious and people-friendly packaging with a modern powertrain that delivers performance and efficiency.


    Three rows of seats yield six-passenger, or even seven-passenger capacity. Its 3.0-liter V6 delivers good performance, while its continuously variable transmission eases engine load and smoothes the drive. All-wheel drive is available for owners who want all-weather capability. The other models use front-wheel drive.


    Critics have said that the Freestyle is simply the station wagon version of the new Ford Five Hundred sedan. Technically, they're right. Yet many have found the Freestyle inexplicably offers a better driving experience than the Five Hundred, and it's certainly more practical.


    The Freestyle is well worth a look for shoppers tired of the everyday vehicle, yet also tired of climbing up into and jumping down out of today's SUVs, and willing to explore something new and slightly different.


    The Freestyle was launched as a 2005 model so there are relatively few changes for '06. An optional navigation system is now available for the Limited model.


    The 2006 Ford Freestyle comes in three trim levels, SE, SEL and Limited. Each is available with all-wheel drive. All have the same 3.0-liter V6 engine rated at 203 horsepower. All are equipped with a continuously variable transmission, or CVT.


    The SE ($25,105) and SE AWD ($26,955) come with features not normally expected in a base model. These include a six-way power driver's seat, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and traction control, all on top of the usual air conditioning; power windows, outside mirrors and central locking; and AM/FM/CD stereo.


    SE options include: a Safety and Security package with front seat side airbags and full-coverage side air curtains plus anti-theft alarm and exterior convenience lighting ($795); a Convenience package with automatic headlamps and dual-zone automatic climate control with outside temperature display ($295); an auxiliary rear-seat climate control ($650); a middle-seat floor console ($95); and no-charge substitution of a three-passenger middle bench seat in place of the standard bucket seats that seat two.


    The SEL ($26,505) and SEL AWD ($28,355) includes a six-disc in-dash CD changer with MP3 capability; auto headlamps; heated and folding outside mirrors; electrochromic rearview mirror; leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel with audio controls; programmable, three-frequency remote garage door opener; the exterior convenience lighting; extra sound insulation; fog lamps; and sundry exterior trim enhancements, including bright aluminum wheels in lieu of the SE's painted wheels.


    Options for the SEL: leather seating ($895); a Comfort package with eight-way driver and four-way passenger power seats and dual-zone automatic climate control and outside temperature display ($495); a DVD-based entertainment system, including two wireless headphones and wireless remote ($995); power moonroof ($895); reverse sensing system ($295); and a split-fold third row seat ($115). Some of the SE options are available, including the Safety and Security package ($695).


    The Limited ($28,530) and Limited AWD ($30,580) add an upgraded sound system with subwoofer, memory settings for driver's seat and outside mirrors, heated front seats, two-way adjustable second row seats, woodgrain dash trim, cargo net and, on the AWD model, 18-inch bright aluminum wheels.


    Options other than those available on the SE and SEL are a programmable, three-frequency remote opener system ($115) and adjustable pedals with memory ($195).


    The Ford Freestyle is built on the same platform as the Ford Five Hundred sedan and share much of the same hardware. Both were launched as all-new models for 2005.


    Styling cues make the Freestyle look more like a Ford Escape, however. From all angles, the styling suggests a sport utility: the upright front end, the tall side glass, the hefty C-pillar, the fender blisters, the rear liftgate, and the big rear bumper cover.


    The Freestyle's similarities to the Five Hundred become more apparent when the two are parked together. The Freestyle is just an inch shorter in overall length than the Five Hundred and the wheelbase, the distance between the front and rear wheels, is identical. Only in height is there a marked difference. The Freestyle is eight inches taller, at 68.3 inches, than the Five Hundred, part of which is a result of the Freestyle's added ground clearance. The Freestyle has eight inches of ground clearance versus five inches for the Five Hundred.


    The Freestyle may not offer the space of a minivan, but it offers more space than a compact SUV. It falls between the two in terms of size. The Freestyle is two feet longer than a Ford Escape, and has a 10-inch longer wheelbase. And the Escape is only about an inch taller. The Freestyle is seven inches longer than the popular Ford Explorer, though its wheelbase is about the same. The Explorer is taller by four inches, which helps explain why the Freestyle's seating position is 5.5 inches lower than the Explorer's seating position.


    The Ford Freestyle offers lots of cargo space and seats up to six passengers, seven if the second-row bench seat is ordered. Fitting three rows of seats in a vehicle this size required some compromises, of course, but the good outweighs the bad.


    The front seats are decently bolstered, with adequate thigh support. However, the lower back and rear bottom portions didn't offer enough support on a drive from Milwaukee along primarily rural roads down the western shore of Lake Michigan to Chicago.


    The Freestyle offers roomy accommodations for passengers in the second row, especially with the available twin bucket seats in the second row. The second-row seats tend more toward utilitarian than coddling, with flat seat bottoms and backs. With the second-row bench alternative, the center seat bottom and back cushions are above grade, but there's even less lateral support than what's provided by the bucket seats.


    Ford says the third-row seat was designed to comfortably accommodate a 6-foot, 1-inch male. Indeed, headroom back there is commendable, thanks to a roofline that's several inches higher over the rear seats than at the windshield, a styling feat deftly masked by the angular C-pillar and roof rack. But tall third-row passengers will find their legs quite a bit more articulated and their knees closer to their chests than elsewhere in the Freestyle's cabin.



    The Freestyle offers great versatility with split-folding third-row seats, an available 60/40 second-row bench seat and a fold-flat front passenger seatback. That fold-flat front passenger seat allows hauling objects up to 10 feet long, like a surf board or a ladder, depending on the weekend's activities, while hauling passengers on the left side.


    Freestyle offers lots of cargo space. Fold the seats down and the Freestyle offers 85.2 cubic feet of cargo room, more than a Grand Cherokee (67.4) or a six-passenger Pacifica (79.5), though a five-passenger Pacifica offers slightly more space (92.7). Caesar the 170-pound mastiff discovered he had more headroom in the Freestyle than he had in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and getting in and out was easier.


    Storage is plentiful, including as many as a dozen cup holders, map pockets on all four doors and rear quarter panels, magazine pouches on the back side of the front seatbacks, the usual center console and a modest glove box. There's a deep well behind the third row of seats, which the seats occupy when collapsed. And there's a sunglasses holder incorporated into the overhead console. That overhead unit also houses the conversation mirror, a.k.a. the kid spy glass, although this combo feature gets displaced by the optional moonroof. Second- and third-row seats get reading lights.


    The dash design is quiet and uncluttered, assembled from few bits and pieces, promising minimal squeaks and rattles as the Freestyle ages. Framed by the steering wheel are large, round, easy-to-scan, white-on-black (the Limited gets black-on-white) tachometer and speedometer, between which are the fuel and engine water temperature gauges and, on the SEL and Limited, a digital information display, all beneath a hood shading them from midday glare. At the far ends of the dash are two round air conditioning registers, identical to two atop the center stack. Although all four vents look as if they rotate in their receptacles, they don't, adjusting only side-to-side and up-and-down, and only the two outboard registers close completely. To the left of the steering column are the headlight and dash light controls, and when ordered the rocker switch for the adjustable pedals. The high-beam, turn indicator and windshield/backlight wiper/washer levers sprout from the left and right side of the column, respectively.


    At finger-tip level in the center stack is the stereo control head, for the most part ergonomic, except for the tuning function, which requires either enduring an interminable scan/seek process or depres.


    Driving Impression
    Driving a car with a continuously variable transmission, or CVT, takes some getting used to. There are no shifts, no gear changes, up or down. Instead, the driver steps on the gas, the engine speeds up, and a moment later the car begins to move. The engine then maintains about the same, seemingly elevated rpm while the car accelerates to the desired speed, at which point the driver eases off the gas to let the engine slow to where the car keeps moving at that speed. Of course, as elevations change and traffic ebbs and flows, the car's speed changes, as does the engine's, but not always to the same degree, and definitely not as expected with a traditional automatic transmission.


    All of this is exactly as planned. The goal of a CVT is to allow the engine to spend as much of its operating time as possible in a rev range that maintains optimum fuel efficiency and generates minimum emissions. The Freestyle certainly delivers in terms of usable power and fuel economy.


    In fuel economy, the Freestyle rates an EPA-estimated 20/27 City/Highway mpg with front-wheel drive, 19/24 mpg with all-wheel drive. By comparison, a front-drive Pacifica gets 17/23 mpg with its 250-horsepower 3.5-liter V6.


    Stand on the throttle and you may experience some torque steer in the Freestyle, a slight, side-to-side tugging of the steering wheel. This occurs not only in the front-wheel-drive Freestyle, which is not uncommon, but also in the all-wheel-drive variation, which is a little disappointing. Passing is more relaxed with a CVT, as there's no immediate kickdown to a lower, more aggressive gear.


    The Freestyle does a reasonably good job of keeping noise out of the cabin. At steady-state cruise, powertrain sounds fade to a whisper, but pavement slap from the tires is clearly audible and some wind noise leaks in around the side windows at freeway speeds.


    Commendably, the Freestyle's wide stance gives it reassuring stability around high speed curves and on winding roads. And there's little of the body lean and occupant head toss associated with SUVs. There's a noticeable susceptibility to cross winds, however, which is no surprise given the Freestyle's uprightness.


    Ride and handling are reasonably good. The steering returns good on-center feel and turn-in is responsive. Braking is solid, although not entirely linear.


    The Ford Freestyle offers many of the advantages of a sport-utility, with lots of cargo room and a roomy cabin capable of seating six or seven passengers. Getting in and out is easier than it is with an SUV, yet the Freestyle's elevated position gives the driver a good view of the road ahead. And because it's based on a car, the Freestyle rides smoother and handles better than an SUV, and gets better fuel economy.


    NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Tom Lankard filed this report from the Great Lakes area.


    Model Lineup
    Ford Freestyle SE ($25,105); SE AWD $26,955; SEL ($26,505); SEL AWD ($28,355); Limited ($28,530); Limited AWD ($30,580).


    Assembled In
    Chicago, Illinois.


    Options As Tested
    Safety Package ($695) includes front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and anti-theft alarm; leather trim ($895); third row with split folding seats ($115); Comfort Package ($495) for front row includes dual-zone electronic climate control, 8-way power driver and 4-way power front passenger (with manual lumbar) seats, outside temperature display; rear-seat DVD entertainment system ($995); rear-seat air conditioning ($650); reverse sensing system ($295).


    Model Tested
    Ford Freestyle SEL AWD ($28,355).The Ford Freestyle is a cross between a station wagon and sport utility. It combines space-conscious and people-friendly packaging with a modern powertrain that delivers performance and efficiency. The Freestyle comes in three trim levels, SE, SEL and Limited. Each is available with all-wheel drive. All have the same 3.0-liter V6 engine rated at 203 horsepower. All are equipped with a continuously variable transmission, or CVT. Three rows of seats yield six-passenger, or even seven-passenger capacity. Fold the seats down and the Freestyle offers 85.2 cubic feet of cargo room. Its wide stance gives it reassuring stability around high speed curves and on winding roads. The Ford Freestyle is a carryover from 2005.

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