2005 Ford Freestyle SEL AWD Road Test
Lightening the SUV Load
Until the motoring public becomes more conversant with the name "Freestyle" and the term "crossover" as it applies to modern
|Personally, I believe the crossover segment has a tremendous amount to offer, but up to now has been under-embraced by consumers. (Photo: Rob Rothwell, American Auto Press)|
Now that Ford has joined the full-size, domestic crossover fray, it shouldn't take long for the awareness factor to kick in as potential buyers begin comparing the Freestyle with Chrysler's Pacifica, among others. Personally, I believe this segment of the auto
|At 199.8 inches in length, the Freestyle is 10 inches longer than its cousin, the Ford Explorer. (Photo: Rob Rothwell, American Auto Press)|
Although the Freestyle and other crossover vehicles don't carry the bulk that most midsize or larger SUVs do, it is equally, if not more, spacious than many midsize SUVs. At 199.8 inches in length, the Freestyle is 10 inches longer than its cousin, the Ford Explorer, and an inch longer than its main rival, the Pacifica.