Description: Large Minivan
Base MSRP Range: $23,655 - $29,575
Invoice Price Range: $21,835 - $27,162
Where built: Canada
Ford's large minivan stretches more than 16 feet long. It supports a long and broad and tall passenger compartment with ample room for three rows of seats to hold as many as seven passengers. The cabin carries a pair of buckets on the first row, a second row with either a bench for three or twin buckets plus the third-row folding bench for two.
Freestar is equipped with a front transverse-mounted V6 engine tied to a FWD system. Actually there are two V6 options. Standard is a 3.9-liter V6 with a rating of 193 hp. Freestar's top trim employs a 4.2-liter V6 netting 202 hp with a four-speed automatic.
Safety equipment includes Ford's Personal Safety System, with curtain-style side air bags optional. Trim designations pare in 2006 to SE, SEL and Limited. New standard equipment for all includes a CD deck, roof rails and a tire-pressure monitor.