Initially, Ford was planning to name its creation CrossTrainer, but at the last moment decided to reward the car with a more neutral name - Freestyle.
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The first Ford Freestyle was offered in three versions: SE, SEL and Limited. The manufacturer included an air conditioner, a CD player, separate second-row seats (in this configuration, a six-seat salon), an electric driver’s seat adjustment, full electric equipment, and ABS.
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As an option, side cushions for the first row and curtain pads for all three rows were proposed. Among the options are also: automatically adjustable pedals, rear parking sensors, DVD, panoramic roof, satellite radio Sirius and navigation system (for 2006-2007 model years). In the last year of the Freestyle release, the SE package was not offered.
The basic version is with front-wheel drive, an all-wheel drive electronics (Intelligent 4WD system) that was automatically connected by electronics was offered for an extra charge. Under the hood is a powerful 3.0-liter 6-cylinder Duratec engine rated at 203 hp. and a torque of 281 Nm. Torque from the engine to the wheels is transmitted through a continuously variable CVT (CVT), developed in conjunction with the German company ZF. Unlike a conventional automatic transmission, the CVT does not shift gear ratios abruptly, but continuously changes them, achieving optimal performance and fuel economy. Fully independent suspension allows Freestyle to move gently and confidently when cornering.
On guard for passenger safety are disc brakes for all wheels, front and side airbags and an extra roll-over protection system. The list of options includes parking sensors. Since 2007, all Freestyle cars began to install the Safety Canopy system (six PB).
The assembly was carried out at a plant in Chicago. In 2008, the model was waiting for restyling, after which the name of the car was changed to Taurus X.