Purchased my Ford Freestyle newabout 2 years ago. The are modeled after the old volvo's and this has been a very reliable car for me. THe looks of the car are average but the ride is truely amazing. My kids absolutley love the Free Style. We had a chioce of 7 or 6 passenger, we chose the 6 becuase this allowed my children to each have there own captains seat. And with the 3rd row seating there is lots of space for others. The one thins that I love is that all of the seats will lay flat and that give this vehicle a lot of storage space with the need of an SUV.
It only gets around 20 MPG, but I live out in the middle of know where with lots of hills. But I wanted something that was AWD or 4WD with a little better gas mileage. I have had not one complaint with the vehicle since I got it. I absolutely love it, wish it was a little more sportier looking but it meets all of my needs