Last post on Feb 12, 2007 at 2:53 PM
You are in the Ford Freestyle
What is this discussion about?
#1 of 4 Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai Santa Fe vs Suzuki XL7
Feb 03, 2007 (7:33 pm)
I would like to know thoughts on these vehicles for pros & cons
#2 of 4 Re: Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai Santa Fe vs Suzuki XL7 [als65stang]
Feb 07, 2007 (7:52 am)
This is a no brainer. I have the FS, but have driven both the others. I would go with the Santa FE hands down. Only reason I bought the FS is that I got 8k off the msrp. Though I now regret this decision and I haven't even had any of the problems many others have had with the FS. Good luck.
#3 of 4 Re: Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai Santa Fe vs Suzuki XL7 [als65stang]
Feb 09, 2007 (7:17 pm)
The weakness in the XL7 is the body integrity (not stiff enough, not as many ripples/welds) compared to the Freestyle, which has a very strong, optimized Volvo-derived body from the expensive Volvo XC90. The XL7 does have a great engine. The XL7 transmission is not quite competitive, because a 6-speed or a CVT is better. I've had a Freestyle for 2 years and love it.
#4 of 4 Re: Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai Santa Fe vs Suzuki XL7 [rick2456]
Feb 12, 2007 (2:53 pm)
Does the Santa Fe have a 3rd row and if so, what are the specs?