full size - crossover
Ford’s new tall wagon is just like the rest of their SUV model line, simple and boring vehicles to attract consumers who just don’t care what their vehicle looks like just if its cheap and versatile to their lifestyle. With its simple and boring design this new tall wagon is perfect for consumers who like for or just don’t care but want a conventional tall wagon. The front of this new downsized Explorer is just like all other Ford’s, simple and boring with no sleek look or mild aggression. The front features Ford’s acclaimed honeycomb styled grille and also features yet very boring front headlamps that seem to say, “yeah I’m here, who cares.”
The front attains many of the same design features as the Explorer and it follows onto the rear of the Freestyle. The rear of this tall wagon is yet like the front, simple and boring but with one key difference, the rear tail lamps do flow perfectly with the rear hatch which gives the back a nice clean look, unlike the crowded front. The one part of this tall wagon which has some sport appeal are the rims which feature a low end Mustang chrome star rims. For being a vehicle which is to compete with the likes of the Subaru Forester, Mitsubishi Outlander and the Scion xB you would think Ford would spend more time on exterior design to create an appealing vehicle which could also have created a potential for aftermarket modifications like the xB. As with its styling Ford has also chosen a wimpy name for this tall wagon cause who would put a name like Freestyle up against the likes of the Forester of xB which at least give out a more appealing vibe. It would have been nice for once if Ford would have created a vehicle with more appealing looks besides the mustang, but I guess that’s what most consumers have come to expect from this simple company.