All around excellent value
The Ford Freestyle in many ways was ahead of its time. It's like a Swiss pocket knife. Although it doesn't excel in any one particular category, the sum is excellent value. The 200 horse power and CVT transmission do not blow away anyone, but the car has good mileage. The car "theater" seating allows the 2nd row to be higher than the 1st row, and the 3rd row higher than the second. This allow everyone to see DVD movies, etc. The third row "flips" into flat to allow the whole car to fit almost anything. The down side of the "flip" feature (instead of fold down) is that you cannot install seat cover. The interior material is hard and not flashy, but after 14 years, it has no cracks and strong.