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Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai Santa Fe vs Suzuki XL7

als65stangals65stang Posts: 4
edited March 2014 in Ford
I would like to know thoughts on these vehicles for pros & cons


  • rick2456rick2456 Posts: 320
    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.
  • 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.
  • bobw3bobw3 Posts: 2,992
    Does the Santa Fe have a 3rd row and if so, what are the specs?
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