Ford Freestyle Parts and Ford Freestyle Accessories
Interesting Facts about the Ford Freestyle
- If you see a Ford Taurus X today, you are actually looking at a rebadged Ford Freestyle. The full-size crossover SUV Taurus X was produced in 2008 and 2009 after it carried the Ford Freestyle badge from 2005 to 2007.
- During its short run, the 2005 Ford Freestyle was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award. A year later, Ford Freestyle received several recognitions including one of 50 Great New Cars List by the Automobile Magazine and the 2006 Recommended Buy by the Consumer Guide. Motor Trend Buyer's Guide recognizes the Freestyle as a family-friendly, easy in/easy out vehicle. The Motor Trend credits the Freestyle as flexible, usable, and comfortable vehicle.
- If you will notice, all the names of the Ford SUVs begin with the letter E (Ford Explorer, Expedition, Escape, Ecosport, and Ford Excursion). But why not the Ford Freestyle? You see, the Ford Freestyle, although classified as a midsize crossover SUV, replaced the Ford Taurus station wagon and rides on the Ford D3 platform, which is essentially the platform used for Ford sedans. And Ford names its sedans and minivans starting with the letter F (Ford Focus, Fiesta, Five Hundred, Fusion, and Freestar).
- Today, the Ford Flex is the marquee's entry to the full-size crossover utility vehicle segment. The Flex replaced the Ford Taurus X in June 2008. Just like the Ford Freestyle, it doesn't share anything similar to its predecessor. While the Freestyle used the D3 platform, the Taurus it preceded used the DN platform. The Ford Flex uses the D4 platform, which it shares with the Lincoln MKT and the Ford Explorer, while the Ford Taurus X used the D3 platform. Again neither the Freestyle nor the Flex shared anything in common with the vehicle before it.
- The Ford Freestyle was first seen as the Freestyle concept at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show. Two years later, it was released in the market.
- The main interior feature of the Ford Freestyle was the command seating. This feature is intended to improve the driver's visibility and to make it easier for the driver to get in and out of the vehicle.