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Ford Freestyle

Ford Freestyle is a 5 seater Hatchback available in a price range of Rs. 7.28 - 9.03 Lakh*. It is available in 6 variants, 2 engine options that are BS6 compliant and a single Manual transmission. Other key specifications of the Freestyle include a kerb weight of 1026-1044 and boot space of 257 Liters. The Freestyle is available in 6 colours. Over 717 User reviews basis Mileage, Performance, Price and overall experience of users for Ford Freestyle.
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Key Specs of Ford Freestyle

Mileage (upto)23.8 kmpl
Engine (upto)1499 cc
BHP98.96
TransmissionManual
Seats5
Service CostRs.4,817/yr

Freestyle Latest Update

Latest Update: Ford has announced that it will stop production of its locally sold models. That said, the current lineup of Ford will be on sale till stocks last and the company will continue to offer support to existing Ford car owners.

Ford Freestyle Price: Ford retails the Freestyle from Rs 7.28 lakh to Rs 9.03 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Ford Freestyle Variants: It is sold in three trims: Titanium, Titanium+, and Flair.

Ford Freestyle Engine and Transmission: Ford offers it with a 1.2-litre petrol (96PS/119Nm) and a 1.5-litre diesel (100PS/215Nm) engine. Both get a 5-speed manual transmission but miss out on an automatic option. Claimed fuel efficiency figures are 18.5kmpl and 23.8kmpl for the petrol and diesel variants, respectively.

Ford Freestyle Features: It is equipped with auto headlamps, auto-dimming IRVM, rain-sensing wipers, Ford Pass connected car tech, and push-button start/stop.

Ford Freestyle Safety: Safety features include up to six airbags, active rollover protection, and ABS with EBD.

Ford Freestyle Rivals: The Freestyle doesn't have any direct rival in the market. However, it has to fend off competition from the Renault Triber, Maruti Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, and Ford Figo.

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Ford Freestyle Price

The price of Ford Freestyle starts at Rs. 7.28 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 9.03 Lakh. Ford Freestyle is offered in 6 variants - the base model of Freestyle is Titanium and the top variant Ford Freestyle Flair Edition Diesel which comes at a price tag of Rs. 9.03 Lakh.

Titanium1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.5 kmplRs.7.28 Lakh*
Titanium Plus1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.5 kmpl
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Rs.7.63 Lakh*
Flair Edition1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.5 kmplRs.7.93 Lakh*
Titanium Diesel1499 cc, Manual, Diesel, 23.8 kmplRs.8.38 Lakh*
Titanium Plus Diesel1499 cc, Manual, Diesel, 23.8 kmpl
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Rs.8.73 Lakh*
Flair Edition Diesel1499 cc, Manual, Diesel, 23.8 kmplRs.9.03 Lakh*
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Ford Freestyle Stand Out Features

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    6.5-inch SYNC 3: A responsive touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (offered with Titanium+) is simply amongst the best units out there

  • Pros & Cons of Ford Freestyle

    Gets class-leading six airbags with the range-topping Titanium+ variant  

  • Pros & Cons of Ford Freestyle

    Both driver and passenger seat belt reminders, which you hardly see in cars twice the price  

  • Pros & Cons of Ford Freestyle

    Ford MyKey: A programmable key that permits you to set a speed limiter; seatbelt reminders and volume of the infotainment system 

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    Emergency assist: the SYNC 3 system automatically sends your GPS location to emergency services in a mishap through the connected phone 

Ford Freestyle User Reviews

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  • Great Handling And Driving Dynamics

    I own a Freestyle 1.5 l diesel engine, and no doubt, it is the best in class, its powerful engine gave me great driving experience, it doesn't seem superficial like most ...Read More

    By uday pratap
    On: Aug 21, 2021 | 173 Views
  • Driving Comfort And Powerful

    I own Freestyle Titanium Plus Petrol 1.2L. Amazing handling and driving experience. Control is really good and generates good power on highways. Indeed a very safe c...Read More

    By ankit aggarwal
    On: Oct 09, 2021 | 106 Views
  • A Perfect Combination

    A perfect combination of performance, safety, and reliability of SUV segment car in hatchback love driving Ford

    By ravindra partap singh
    On: Sep 26, 2021 | 25 Views
  • Happy For Getting A Safest Car And Sad For Missing The Brand Out ...

    Overall a great experience with my 5 months of usage. Safest car with decent mileage and interior. Driving dynamics are excellent. But Ford left India, just after I own t...Read More

    By veeru golakoti
    On: Sep 21, 2021 | 118 Views
  • Ford Freestyle Is A Good Choice

    I had selected this based on the review given online by users, and the kind of features it has at the given price point. I have not driven many car but had an I20 at home...Read More

    By shashank
    On: Sep 14, 2021 | 109 Views
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Pros & Cons of Ford Freestyle

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The Figo has started to show its age. The Freestyle, on the other hand, is not only practical but also adds more zeal to the package.

Things We Like

  • 190mm of ground clearance is adequate for both on and off road conditions
  • The diesel version gets the tried-and-tested 1.5-litre TDCI engine that also powers the Figo, Aspire and the EcoSport
  • The Ford Freestyle gets a new, punchy 1.2-litre petrol engine (96PS/120Nm), which also happens to be the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in its class
  • Mature ride quality; the Freestyle practically absorbs the undulations better than the Figo/Aspire with improved damping
  • Dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors are offered as standard in the Ford Freestyle
  • New slick-shifting 5-speed manual available with both the engines; significantly improved shift quality over the previous unit
  • No compromise on the safety front as the Freestyle Titanium and Titanium+ variants come equipped with ESP (electronic stability program), TC (traction control) and HLA (hill hold assist).

Things We Don't Like

  • Absence of projector headlamps, daytime running lamps and LED tail lamps in the Ford Freestyle may be a turn off for some
  • Figo-related issues - limited cabin space, sub-par material quality, non-adjustable rear headrests, lack of reach adjustment for the steering wheel and driver’s armrest.
  • The Ford Freestyle doesn’t offer an automatic variant, unlike the Figo and the Aspire

Ford Freestyle Review

The cross-hatch version of the Figo guarantees a lot more than just raised ground clearance and customary body cladding! Read on to know more Ford Freestyle  

The sub-4 metre cross-hatch segment has been dormant for a while in terms of sales figures. So why would any manufacturer want to introduce a new one? Well, apart from setting a new benchmark, we can’t think of anything else, really. And that’s exactly what Ford is aiming for with its latest offering, the Freestyle. Although it is based on the ageing Figo, the Freestyle has a lot going for it apart from its faux-SUV looks. We drove Ford’s latest baby in Rajasthan to find out if Ford has managed to shake up the cross-hatch space.

Ford Freestyle

Trivia: Ford has named the cross-hatch version of the Figo as the Freestyle in India. However, it is known as the KA Freestyle in Brazil and the KA+ Active in Europe. The Euro-spec KA+ and the KA+ Active are exported from Ford’s Sanand plant in Gujarat.

Ford Freestyle

The Ford Freestyle's prices start at Rs 5.09 lakh for the base petrol and Rs 6.09 lakh for the base diesel (introductory prices, ex-showroom, Pan-India). At this point in time, the Freestyle is around 40K cheaper than the base petrol and diesel variants of the Figo. This makes it quite hard to resist not only over the Figo, but also its rivals such as the Maruti Suzuki Ignis an the Toyota Etios Cross, especially when you consider its impressive ride quality. Other factors that help its case are the raised ground clearance, the punchy new petrol engine, the slick-shifting gearbox and the amount of safety tech that is on offer. The diesel engine, on the other hand, continues to be as capable and potent as before. The only downside of the Freestyle is the lack of an automatic option at a time when every other carmaker is offering AMTs and CVTs.

Exterior

What sets it apart from the Figo?

Ford Freestyle

There's no denying that the Freestyle is basically a Figo dressed up like an SUV. However, there are some noticeable changes as the Freestyle previews the design of upcoming Figo facelift. Apart from customary cross-hatch add-ons such as faux skid plates and body cladding, the Freestyle retains the silhouette of the regular hatchback.

Ford KA+ Facelift

Pictured: Ford Figo Facelift 

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The Freestyle adorns Ford’s latest grille design that is set to make its way to the upcoming Figo and Aspire facelift as well. The grille is sleeker than before and the new mesh pattern looks sporty with a dark grey finish on the Freestyle. The headlamps have been carried over, albeit with subtle changes such as finer chrome detailing. Overall, the front profile looks striking and sharper than the Figo. Expect to see similar changes in the updated Figo and Aspire as well. 

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View it from the side, and you’ll notice that the Freestyle looks chunkier than the Figo. The hefty body cladding, roof rails and the pronounced bumpers do a good job of adding a sense of ruggedness. And this explains its increased footprint when compared to the Figo.

Ford Freestyle

In fact, at 3954mm, it is just 45mm shorter than the EcoSport. That said, the wheelbase remains the same as the regular hatchback, so don’t expect any additional space on the inside than what the Figo already offers. 

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Compared to the Figo, which sports 14-inch wheels and 175/60 tyres, the Freestyle gets larger 15-inch units with 185/60 cross-section tyres. However, the tyres are marginally narrower than the 195/55 R15 units seen on the Figo Sports.

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The twin-four spoke wheels get a dark gunmetal finish and looks good even without the machine-cut finish seen on other cars in the segment. The changes at the rear are limited to the bumper, which mimics the front, and the subtly altered graphics for the tail lamps. At 190mm, it rides 16mm higher than the Figo.

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The raised ground clearance and wider wheels add a bit of character and the Freestyle looks a lot bolder than the regular hatchback.

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Interior

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The Freestyle shares its cabin with the Figo hatchback. However, it gets some much-needed enhancements that certainly lifts the mood inside. The cluttered and button-heavy centre console has been replaced with a sleek, floating 6.5-inch touchscreen.

Ford Freestyle

The dashboard of the Titanium+ variant gets a chocolate-and-black finish. The darker theme lends the cabin a sporty feel, but some could find it a bit claustrophobic. Personally, I love the black headliner on this variant.

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The brown-and-black fabric seat upholstery complements the dashboard well. The all-weather rubber mats add a sense of ruggedness too. Interestingly, you see the new mat in the boot as well. So, there are no cost-cutting measures here.

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On the flipside, the issues that are there in the Figo continue to bother the Freestyle as well. There’s room for improvement when it comes to the fit and finish, and Ford could have used this opportunity to fix the drab looking instrument cluster, the non-adjustable rear headrests and the absence storage spaces on the rear doors.

Front Leg Room Head Room Knee Room Seat Base Length x Width
Ford Freestyle 960mm-1215mm 915mm-1100mm 595mm-830mm 500mm x 470mm

There’s also no reach adjustment for the steering wheel and we would have liked an armrest for the driver as well. Both of these features are there on the Euro-spec model, which is produced right here in India.

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The Freestyle’s cabin space remains identical to the Figo, which means space for the rear passengers is a little tight. At 1300mm, the Freestyle does offer more shoulder room than alternatives like the Maruti Swift (1265mm) and Hyundai Grand i10 (1225mm).

Rear Shoulder Room Head Room Knee Room Seat Base Length x Width
Ford Freestyle 1300mm 930mm 650mm-860mm 440mm x 1240mm

However, the seat base width is a full 35mm shorter than the Swift’s while the underthigh support is 20mm short. It is a 4-seater at best, but there is decent knee room on offer for even tall adults. In fact, the Freestyle betters the new Swift, which is a spacious car itself. At 257 litres, the boot space is identical to the regular Figo. 

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Is it loaded with tech? 

Ford Freestyle

The Figo features Ford’s latest SYNC 3 infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen, which is one of the two options available with the EcoSport as well. It gets both Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and is amongst the best infotainment systems in the market. However, the SYNC 3 system is only available with the range-topping Titanium+ variant. But there’s no need to worry as Ford offers a touchscreen infotainment system with built-in navigation in all variants except the base. 

The Titanium and Titanium+ variants get ESP (electronic stability programme), traction control and hill hold assist. Ford likes to call the combination of these safety systems as anti-rollover protection or ARP. This system is capable of applying the brakes on individual wheels and decrease engine torque if it detects a possible rollover. In the case of the Figo and the Aspire, these features are available only on the petrol automatic version. In the case of the Figo and the Aspire, these features are available only on the petrol automatic version

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These active safety features are beneficial in everyday driving, especially the hill hold assist, which retains the hydraulic brake pressure for a few seconds after you release the pedal to ensure the vehicle doesn’t roll back while starting from an incline. It’s great to see Ford stepping up its game when it comes to safety. In fact, it is the only mass-market manufacturer in India that offers six airbags across its entire product portfolio.

Ford Freestyle

Exclusive to the Freestyle are automatic headlamps and rain-sensing wipers along with auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, updated MID, front adjustable seatbelts and push-button engine start-stop.

Ford Freestyle

The rest of equipment such as emergency assistance, programmable key and auto climate control have been carried over from the Figo/Aspire. 

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Performance

How does the new petrol engine perform?

Ford Freestyle

From the get-go, the new 3-cylinder motor feels far superior to the older 4-cylinder unit. Good job Ford! The latter was a little sluggish and unable to put down the power to the road as it claimed on paper. The new one is excellent at both – it has class-leading figures and feels punchy as well.  That said, the primary focus of this engine remains superior driveability and not outright performance. The Freestyle petrol took just over 13 seconds to complete the 0-100kmph sprint, which is par for the course.

Freestyle

Since it’s got an odd number of cylinders, it is quite natural to expect some vibrations. Thankfully, it doesn’t have any, regardless of it missing a balancer shaft that keeps vibrations in check. That said, it could produce vibrations under a cold start, but it gets fairly smooth in no time. We can’t stop praising the new petrol engine in the EcoSport and the second engine from the ‘Dragon’ family continues to impress. 

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At city speeds, the new 1.2-litre petrol motor doesn’t require frequent gear changes. It pulls cleanly in higher gears at low speed without any hiccups. During our test drive, we were able to negotiate speed breakers at just under 20kmph, which is a usual scenario in day-to-day driving, even in third gear quite effortlessly. In fact, 30-80kmph in 3rd gear takes about 11.04 seconds, so there is adequate low-rev pull. Out on the highway, the Freestyle is capable of hitting triple-digit speeds rapidly. The engine even lets you pull from 40kmph to triple-digit speeds in fifth gear! In this case, however, the progress is quite lethargic.

How lethargic? Well, the climb from 40-100kmph in 4th gear takes nearly 20 seconds! This is largely down to the gearing though, not the engine’s performance. The 4th gear is significantly taller than 3rd gear, primarily for highway cruising. For quick overtakes, you’d probably want a downshift.

Ford Freestyle

If you need to put a smile on your face you have to work a little bit more. Being a small displacement, naturally aspirated engine, it has to be revved to extract the most out of it. Keep it in its sweet spot and the new engine won’t disappoint. It can also be pretty frugal when driven sedately, delivering 13.5kmpl in the city and 19.19kmpl on the highway. It’s also a very predictable engine and throws up no unpleasant surprises. Power is delivered consistently and in a tractable manner right upto the 7000rpm redline. Speaking of which, the engine is rev happy and the new slick-shifting 5-speed manual from Getrag enriches the whole experience. It slots in much better than the older one and the super light clutch makes for smooth shifts too.

Ford Freestyle

What will impress you the most is its ride quality. Be it within city limits or at triple-digit speeds, the Freestyle never ceases to impress. The revised damping helps the Freestyle absorb undulations better and it hardly filters anything into the cabin. The impressive ride quality can certainly match that of cars from a segment above. 

Is it fun to drive? 

Ford Freestyle

As it sits 16mm higher than the Figo, Ford has had to stiffen up the suspension setup and the anti-roll bar to ensure it doesn’t sway from side to side due to the relatively higher centre of gravity. The 30mm wider track (the distance between the two wheels mounted on the same axle) at the front and rear help improve stability and offers better cornering as well. The wider track also gives the Freestyle a better stance as the wheels jut out from its wells ever so slightly. All of the above changes make for a more mature ride and you’ll certainly appreciate the new setup over the current Figo. The electronically assisted steering also plays an important part as it is feather light for city manoeuvres and weighs up well as speeds increase. Oh, we almost forgot to mention the new petrol engine has a raspy note that urges you to push it even harder. But should you get too excited and overdo it, the Freestyle’s brakes will do a good job of saving you from yourself. The car took 40.98 metres to go from 100-0kmph, lesser than the Maruti Swift, Maruti Ignis and Hyundai Grand i10.

Ford Freestyle

The new gearbox and engine combo make the overall experience so much better compared to the old setup that you’ll start thinking that it is time for Ford to slap on ‘The Josh Machine’ sticker that came on the windscreen of the Ikon on the Freestyle as well! 

Ford Ikon

Variants

The Ford Freestyle is available in four variants – Ambiente (base), Trend, Titanium and Titanium+ (top-spec). Dual-front airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) are standard across the range. 

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    Diamond White
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    Moondust Silver
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    Ruby Red
  • White Gold
    White Gold
  • Canyon-Ridge
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  • Smoke Grey
    Smoke Grey

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What is the exact on-road price of Ford Freestyle?

The on-road price of Freestyle in Delhi starts at Rs. 8,17,354. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.

Which car is better Freestyle or Figo?

Freestyle price starts at Rs 7.28 Lakh ex-showroom and Figo price starts Rs 5.82 Lakh ex-showroom. Compare these two models on the basis of their price, features & specs.

What will the EMI or down payment for Ford Freestyle?

Ford Freestyle EMI starts at ₹ 15,551 per month for a tenure of 60 months @ 9.8% for a loan amount of Rs 7.35 Lakh & down payment will be ₹ 82,000.

What is the transmission type of Ford Freestyle?

Ford Freestyle is available in Petrol and Diesel Option with Manual transmission.

Does the Ford Freestyle have a sunroof?

Ford Freestyle does not have a sunroof.

Which variant has the my key option in freestyle . I have titanium variant its n...

Kishore asked on 29 Sep 2021

The My Key option is not available in Ford Freestyle.

By Cardekho experts on 29 Sep 2021

I am planning to buy ford freestyle but I am apprehensive of after sales and ser...

डॉविशाल asked on 25 Aug 2021

The after-sales service would totally depend on the availability of a service ce...

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By Cardekho experts on 25 Aug 2021

When Ford will launch automatic Freestyle ??

Anup asked on 21 Aug 2021

As of now, there's no official update from the brand's end regarding thi...

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By Cardekho experts on 21 Aug 2021

Does Titanium Plus feature Rain Sensing Wiper?

Rajesh asked on 25 Jul 2021

Ford Freestyle Titanium Plus features Rain Sensing Wiper.

By Cardekho experts on 25 Jul 2021

Is Ford Freestyle CNG compatible?

Mirza asked on 12 Jul 2021

The vehicle will have a drastic change in the power and torque figures once the ...

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pratap shetty
Feb 6, 2021 2:37:31 AM

Which is the best performance hatchback?

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    pankaj kumar
    Dec 19, 2019 5:29:07 AM

    Ford need to be work on the sales department, this car will definitely sell more.

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      jitendra
      Apr 11, 2019 7:37:24 PM

      Superb car with good average Feel happy to drive Nice car

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