2005 Ford Freestar Overview


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3.95 stars

Based on 9 reviews

My Ford Freestar by Eric
 — 3.9 V6 193 HP great sound system!! seates 7 has fog lights THiS FAN CAN MOVE!!!! has sport springs and handles great has SLR chip 243 hp now! 2 sliding doors easy to get in and out for and not to ... Read More
Mini Van, Mega Fun!! by Jeff
 — love it, runs great, good gas mileage, total babe magnet, and you just throw your kids in one of the dual sliding rear doors and take off!! Read More
Solid, Reliable, Non-nonsense Minivan by knobonk
 — The steering, braking, and 4.2L engine work to give to give this van a solid feel and good handling. The front seats are firm, but comfortable, even for long trips...rear seats however are a little l... Read More

2005 Ford Freestar Overview

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2005 Ford Freestar

No big changes were introduced for the 2005 Ford Freestar.  Available as both a cargo van and a passenger van, the Freestar was still suffering from something of an identity crisis in the family-transportation market, which was still dominated by SUVs.  Even within the minivan market segment, the Freestar had a hard time taking market share away from the popular Honda Odyssey and other better-established models.

It certainly wasn't for any want of comfort or innovation in the '05 Freestar itself.  The Freestar incorporated Ford's latest engineering: its safety features, handling, response, and fuel efficiency were all competitive or superior with the other minivans and crossovers on the market.  Drivers and reviewers praised the Freestar for its quiet ride, comfortable seating, and fun touches like the third row 'Tailgate Bench Seat', which (in addition to folding flat) can be faced out for tailgate picnics and the like.

The 2005 Freestar was offered in five trims: S, SE, SES, and the more luxurious Limited edition (which featured touches like leather upholstery, power sliding doors, and power heated mirrors).  The Freestar sits 7 comfortably; with passenger seats removed, it hauls 138 cubic feet of cargo.  Fuel economy is a perfectly respectable 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway; not too bad for such a roomy ride!


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