The Ford Freestyle is a crossover utility vehicle that was originally launched as a successor to the Ford Taurus station wagon. This is the vehicle that bridges the gap between the Ford Figo and Ford EcoSport. This is a good looking, versatile and toughly built vehicle that lets you explore without inhibition.
Ford Freestyle specs and features
The Ford Freestyle is available in the 1.5 l petrol engine, the 1.0 l EcoBoost Engine for better fuel efficiency and the all-new 1.5l Ti-VCT petrol engine. The exhaust manifold, engine block and variable oil pump features reduce co2 emissions and increase fuel efficiency. The car features advanced features such as keyless entry and push button start where the key never needs to leave the pocket of the owner. Simply getting close enough lets the car sense the key and unlock the car. Other features such as semi auto parallel park assist and cruise control are available for convenience and assistance in driving and parking in tight spots.
The vehicle’s ARP (Active Rollover Prevention) function offers stability in a variety of road conditions. ESC or electronic stability control enhances safety by preventing skidding and sliding sideways, especially useful in slippery and bad weather conditions. Hill launch assist is a useful feature for those crowded ghats with bumper to bumper traffic. The rear parking camera offers assistance when parking.
Variants of the Ford Freestyle
The Ambiente variant is the manual model available in the petrol for Rs. 5.9 lakhs and diesel version for 6.6 lakhs. The Trend Plus petrol variant costs 6.7 lakhs while the diesel version of this variant costs 7.3 lakhs. The Titanium petrol variant costs Rs. 7.12 while the diesel version costs 7.8 lakhs. The Titanium + cars are the top end variants.
What the Ford Freestyle reviews say
Owners who have driven the vehicle extensively say that the car performs really well in a range of conditions ranging from city roads to long highway runs; poor road surfaces as well as rough patches. The car’s attractive looks and great safety features as well as decent fuel efficiency even for city driving, are more reasons why people love this car. This is a great car for small families who need a pocket friendly vehicle, say owners. This is one of the best feature loaded hatchbacks in this car segment feel those who have chosen the Ford Freestyle.