In terms of dimensions, the Ford Freestyle has a length of 3,954mm, width of 1,737mm, and height of 1,570mm. The proportionate dimensions make it suitable for city commutes. Open the driver side door and you will notice a dual-tone dashboard in chocolate brown and black combination. The dashboard colour combination is unconventional and it takes a while to get accustomed to it, after all, liking this colour combination is subjective. That said, the colour combination can be better suited for Indian conditions and it camouflages dust and grime on the dashboard to a large extent. The instrument cluster is fairly basic with an analogue layout, and this makes it easily readable and uncluttered.
Ford cars are known to be driver friendly and this trait is present in the Freestyle as well. There is a good amount of legroom and headroom for the driver and the steering wheel is well calibrated to drive in both city traffic as well as the highways. The front seats offer adequate thigh and lumbar support. On the right to the steering, the rotary dial switch offers easy access to headlamps and foglamps. You also get a boot release button beside the rotary dial switch. The front passenger seat can get slightly cramped, particularly for taller passengers due to a large glovebox that has resulted in marginally compromising on the knee room.
The vehicle gets a bench seat at the rear with fairly decent amount of thigh support. The rear seat is fairly basic with no extra storage spaces or handrest. Additionally, the Freestyle loses out on brownie points due to lack of adjustable headrest and a 60:40 seat layout in the back.
The Freestyle offers 257-litres of bootspace that can comfortably accommodate a full-sized suit case and a large duffle bag. Although, I liked the one-touch boot release beside the rotary knob on the driver side when seated, it does get a bit uncomfortable if you are carrying shopping bags and need to open the boot. The boot lid lacks a release button and you are required to manually lift it once you unlock it with a key or walk up to the driver side to press the boot release button. The lower loading lip and high rising boot lid allows you to stand upright and load the luggage effortlessly.