- Third-row Tailgate Bench Seat™ standard on all models
- Six of nine exterior colors are new
- 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and available Panic Brake Assist (with AdvanceTrac®)
- Freestar boasts a 'Good' rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and received a 5-Star Frontal Crash Test Rating from the NHTSA Overview
The 2007 Ford Freestar is designed to be the safest, most flexible, most powerful and highest-quality minivan Ford has built. With its 'Good' rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and five-star rating in government frontal crash tests, Freestar is one of the safest family vehicles around.
Freestar's 4.2-liter V-6 remains the largest engine available in a minivan and boasts the highest torque in its class.
Freestar is available in SE, SEL and Limited models. A cargo van version is also available.
Freestar is built in Oakville, Ontario. Design and Equipment
Freestar offers six new exterior colors for 2007, including Windveil Blue Clearcoat, Alloy Clearcoat Metallic, Dune Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Pewter Clearcoat Metallic, Light Tundra Clearcoat and Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic. Two interior color choices are available.
Freestar includes seating for up to seven passengers and 27.4 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third-row seat. When the third-row seat is stowed in the floor and the second-row seats are removed, the rear cargo area expands to 135.7 cubic feet and can accommodate large sheets of work material. Freestar's standard third-row Tailgate Bench Seat™ can also be placed in a rearward-facing position for use during picnic or tailgating activities.
Dozens of storage features have been engineered into the Freestar, including a large third-row seat bin, 20-ounce beverage holders in the front doors and map pockets hold plenty of kid paraphernalia. The rear sliding doors feature sizable bins for books, toys and other items. The covered compartment on top of the instrument panel is ideal for small items. A covered lower instrument storage bin is standard on all vehicles. The Freestar has cup holders for nine beverages. Powertrain and Chassis
Freestar's standard 3.9-liter V-6 is one of the top in the minivan segment in torque, with 245 pound-feet available at 3,500 rpm. The 4.2-liter V-6 engine (standard on SEL and Limited) offers 263 pound-feet of torque at 3,650 rpm, leading the minivan class.
Both engines are paired with a four-speed automatic transmission that has been designed with 'fast-acting' hydraulics to help the transmission shift quickly and smoothly.
Making Freestar's cabin very quiet was a top engineering priority. Special attention was paid to the body and door sealing, sound insulation and powertrain mounting technology. Notable sound insulation treatments include thick front side windows, a noise-absorbing dash panel and a sound-blocking technology called Conformable Constrained Layer Damping. Safety and Security
Safety is a Ford minivan tradition. Complete with dual-stage air bags, a solid structure and improved functional attributes, the 2007 Freestar builds on Ford's legacy of safety leadership and has earned a 'Good' rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Ford's Personal Safety System® is standard on all models, and three-point safety belts are standard at all seating positions. Freestar offers optional safety and security features, including the Safety Canopy™ rollover curtain air bag system, a fail-safe cooling system for the engine that allows the vehicle to continue running for a short period following the loss of coolant, self-sealing tires, Smart Locks, keyless entry keypad, available 17-inch wheels and tires and predictable, confidence-inspiring handling.
Large four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock control and electronic brake-force distribution are standard. AdvanceTrac®-equipped models also have Panic Brake Assist, which can help reduce stopping distances in a panic stop. Major Features and Options
Freestar SE: 3.9-liter V-6 with automatic four-speed transmission; four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes; remote keyless entry; low-tire-pressure warning; power locks; mirrors and windows; air conditioning; AM/FM/CD stereo; speed control; privacy glass and fold-in-floor third-row seat with tailgating feature.
SEL adds: 4.2-liter V-6 engine; Tri-zone auxiliary air conditioning with overhead console; 16-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels; six-way power driver's seat; chrome grille; fold- and-tumble second-row bucket seats; cornering lamps; illuminated visors and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.
Limited adds: Exclusive interior and exterior trim; power-heated signal mirrors with puddle lamps; message center; speed-sensitive automatic audio control; analog clock; automatic temperature control; leather seating surfaces and power-sliding doors.
Options include: 17-inch alloy wheels; self-sealing tires; upgraded audio systems; Class II trailer towing package; power liftgate; AdvaceTrac; Safety Canopy; DVD entertainment system; six-way power passenger seat; cargo management system and reverse sensingSource - Ford