Ford Freestyle Variants Comparison – Find the Suitable Trim

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Looking to buy the Ford Freestyle but unable to take a decision on the variant? Here’s our guide on choosing the most suitable Freestyle variant.

Ford has been in the Indian market from a very long time and it made an impact by launching the Ford Ikon. It became an instant success among people and strengthened Ford’s image. After the success of the Ikon, the company started to fade away as rivals came in with better products and offerings and people shifted towards them. Ford made a comeback with the Ecosport and made people aware of the fact that they are still here. Later, they launched something exciting for the Indian consumers in the crossover segment, the Ford Freestyle. It became fairly popular and people started liking it. However, with many variants on offer it becomes difficult for people to come to a decision.

Engine Details

Freestyle

Variants Engine Transmission Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
Titanium D 1.5-litre Diesel 5-Speed M 98 215
Titanium Plus D 1.5-litre Diesel 5-Speed M 98 215
Flair Edition D 1.5-litre Diesel 5-Speed M 98 215
Titanium P 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 95 119
Titanium Plus P 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 95 119
Flair Edition P 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 95 119

 

Ford Freestyle comes with two engine options, a diesel and a petrol. Both the engines are supremely capable and powerful. It is a boon to drive this vehicle, be it in the city or on the highway. Diesel would be the more frugal choice but when it comes to being powerful, both the engines are equal and it boils down to personal preference.

Price List

Variants Price (ex-showroom)
Titanium D Rs 8.38 Lakhs
Titanium Plus D Rs 8.73 Lakhs
Flair Edition D Rs 9.03 Lakhs
Titanium P Rs 7.28 Lakhs
Titanium Plus P Rs 7.63 Lakhs
Flair Edition P Rs 7.93 Lakhs

 

Price list for the Ford Freestyle is decent, considering it is a crossover. The prices fall in the premium hatchback category and there are a lot of options in this price bracket which often confuses people.

Safety Features

Freestyle Interior

Features Titanium D Titanium Plus D Flair Edition D Titanium P Titanium Plus P Flair Edition P
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbags 2 6 6 2 6 6
Traction Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Stability Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Follow Me Home Headlamps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hill Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

There are plenty of safety features on offer for the Ford Freestyle. It is good to see that Ford included 6 airbags in the upper variants which aids safety further. However, it misses out on ISOFIX child seat mounts and it could have been included in the top of variants. Overall, Ford Freestyle scores decent enough in the safety department.

Convenience and Comfort

Features Titanium D Titanium Plus D Flair Edition D Titanium P Titanium Plus P Flair Edition P
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Cruise Control No No No No No No
Parking Sensors No Rear Rear No Rear Rear
Push-button Start Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Navigation System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

When it comes to comfort, there are sufficient convenience features on offer. However, it misses out on rear AC vents, and cruise control which should have been included in the top trims at least. Omitting these features do not justify the price tag of the vehicle and Ford should look into the matter and rectify this. Overall, there are sufficient features on offer but there is still scope for improvement.

Interior and Entertainment

Freestyle Cabin

Features Titanium D Titanium Plus D Flair Edition D Titanium P Titanium Plus P Flair Edition P
Height Adjustable Driver Seat Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch
Android Auto No No No No No No
Apple CarPlay No No No No No No
Speakers 4 4 4 4 4 4

 

When it comes to interior and connectivity, Ford Freestyle lacks features. There are only the bare minimum features on offer and it does not justify the price of the vehicle. It misses out on vital features like leather upholstery, android auto and apple carplay which is provided in vehicles which are a segment below.

Conclusion

Ford Freestyle is a crossover which comes with two capable engine options which are extremely punchy to drive. The powertrain is its biggest USP and it is a boon to drive this car on the city and on the highway. However, it lacks some features on the interior and this is something which Ford should look into. Considering all the aspects, the most value for money variants turn out to be Titanium Diesel and Titanium Petrol. These are the base variants and have almost all the features which the top variants possess but at a lower price. If you seek driving pleasure from your purchase, then you should definitely check out the Ford Freestyle.

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