2007 Ford Five Hundred

For 2007, the Five Hundred sedan is offered in SEL and Limited trim lines only; the SE version has been dropped. Side-impact are bags and side/curtain air bags are now standard equipment on all models. Front-drive versions get a standard six-speed automatic transmission and Sirius satellite radio is now available -- as is a new Chrome Package featuring eight-spoke, 18-inch chrome wheels and a chrome mesh grille. New colors for 2007 include Alloy Clearcoat Metallic and Dune Pearl Clearcoat Metallic. This large sedan shares platforms with the Ford Freestyle and Volvo XC90 and the Mercury Montego sedan. It comes with a well-designed interior that offers generous passenger room in both the front and rear, with upright seating and a 21 cubic foot trunk. All-wheel-drive remains on the menu and the standard engine is a 3.0 liter V-6 rated at 200 horsepower. AWD-equipped models get a CVT transmission and self-leveling shocks that sense ride height and use energy from the vehicle?s motion to raise the shocks to the optimal ride level. Standard equipment on the SEL includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, six-way power driver?s seat, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel with audio controls, message center with electronic compass, tilt steering wheel with speed control and a SecuriLock passive anti-theft system. Top-of-the-line Limiteds come with 18-inch wheels, heated chrome exterior mirrors with puddle lamps, an Audiophile audio system with six-CD changer and subwoofer, heated driver and passenger seats with leather seating surfaces. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system is available, as is DVD navigation.

2007 Ford Freestyle

This crossover-SUV variation on the Five Hundred sedan can carry as many as seven passengers in three rows of standard theatre-style seating. For 2007, the Freestyle is updated with standard front-seat, side-impact air bags and full-row curtain air bags, with 18-inch rims standard on Limited models and two new exterior colors -- Alloy Clearcoat Metallic and Dune Pearl Clearcoat Metallic
-- now available. Both rear rows of seats, along with the front passenger's seat, can fold flat for added cargo carrying flexibility. The Freestyle comes standard with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine that's rated at 200 horsepower mated to a continuously variable (CVT) automatic transmission. The Freestyle shares its available all-wheel-drive system with the Volvo XC90. It uses an electro-hydraulic limited-slip coupling that can transfer virtually all of the engine's power to the rear wheels whenever the front wheels slip. The Freestyle is offered in SEL and Limited trim line, with standard features on the SEL including 17-inch wheels, automatic headlamps, chrome grille surround, heated exterior mirrors, fog lamps, an AM/FM audio system with six-disc, in-dash CD changer, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel with remote audio controls, message center with electronic compass and exterior perimeter lighting. Limited models add 18-inch wheels, an Audiophile premium audio system with six-disc CD changer and subwoofer, cargo net, dual-zone climate control and wood-grain interior appliqués. Options include power adjustable pedals, DVD navigation and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

2007 Ford Mustang

A new Shelby GT500 Mustang with 500 horsepower, supercharged 5.4 liter V-8, six-speed manual transmission, high-performance Brembo brakes and other high-performance upgrades joins the Mustang lineup for 2007. In addition, there's a new GT California package, new GT appearance package with bright rolled exhaust tips, an engine cover with a Pony emblem and a hood scoop, iPod jacks on all models, a new optionally available DVD navigation system, Sirius satellite radio and two new colors -- Grabber Orange Clearcoat Metallic and Alloy Clearcoat Metallic. Base models are powered by a standard 210-horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 engine. GT models get a 300 horsepower 4.6 liter V-8. A five-speed manual or five-speed automatic are the transmission choices with either engine. Both V-6 and V-8 GT versions are available in either coupe of convertible bodystyles; the high-performance Shelby GT500 is available in coupe form only. A Shaker 500 audio system with six-disc CD player, and Aberdeen leather-trimmed, embossed sport bucket seats may be ordered on both V-6 and V-8 GT models.

2007 Ford Ranger

Ford's compact pickup receives a standard tire pressure monitoring system, iPod jack and three new colors for 2007 -- Pueblo Gold Clearcoat, Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic and Screaming Yellow. Sirius satellite radio is available on STX, XLT, SPORT and all FX4 models as well. In 2006, the exterior cosmetics of the Ranger were updated with revised bumper colors, a new horizontal grille insert, added fender flares, clear-lens parking lamps, new tail lamps and fog lamps, and a massive nine-inch Ford oval on the grille and tailgate. These features carry over into 2007. The Ranger offers a full range of model choices, in rear- or four-wheel drive -- including a snappy looking Ranger Sport version for younger buyers. Both regular-cab and extended SuperCab configurations are offered. The Ranger is available with a base 143-horsepower 2.3 liter four-cylinder engine, or a choice of two V-6s, including a 148-horsepower 3.0-liter version and a 4.0-liter model that generates 207 horses. Each can be fitted to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed-automatic transmission. Options include an off-road package with skid plates, aluminum wheels and Bilstein shocks, as well as a 510-watt audio system. Anti-lock brakes are standard on all trims. Properly equipped, a Ranger can tow up to 6,000-lbs.

2007 Ford E-Series

Ford's full-size van gets a number of updates for 2007, including standard electronic throttle control, Reverse Sensing System, optional 135-amp alternator for models equipped with the 5.4-liter V-8 and 6.8-liter V-10 plus three new color choices -- Forest Green, Pueblo Gold and Dark Blue Pearl. The E-Series models include a Commercial Van, a Recreational Van, an XL, XLT and Chateau Wagon and a Cutaway and a Stripped Chassis. E-Series Vans and Cutaways have the strength and durability for a variety of commercial jobs, while the Wagon offers room for family utility. Passenger models can carry as many as 15 people. The standard E-Series offers up to 236.5 cubic feet of rear cargo space, with up to 275.1 cubic feet in extended Van versions. Available engines range from a 4.6-liter V-8 to a 6.8-liter V-10 and a 6.0-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel that generates 440 lb-ft of torque. A DVD entertainment system and various seating options are offered on passenger wagons. AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control is standard on 12- and 15-passenger E-350 models, with a transmission oil cooler now included with E-250 and E-150 models equipped with the Trailer Tow and Trailer Tow Prep packages. When properly equipped, the E-150 Van can tow up to 7,500 pounds, the E-150 Wagon up to 7,100 pounds, and the E-350 Super Duty and Super Duty Extended Wagon up to 10,000 pounds each. An available Class II/III/IV Trailer Tow Package includes an electric brake controller with tap-in capability, a seven-pin trailer wiring harness with bumper bracket, and a relay system for backup and running lights. All models get standard air conditioning, AM/FM stereo ABS brakes and intermittent wipers.

2007 Ford Freestar

Ford's full-size, seven-passenger minivan soldiers on into 2007 with minimal changes. A third row bench seat is now standard and Panic Brake Assist is now available on models ordered with AdvanceTrac traction control. Six new interior color choices are available as well -- Windveil Blue Clearcoat, Alloy Clearcoat Metallic, Dune Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Pewter Clearcoat Metallic, Light Tundra Clearcoat and Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic. Otherwise, the Freestar is a carryover. It comes in base SE, SEL and Limited trim lines, with a standard 3.9 liter V-6 engine producing 194 horsepower. A larger, 201 horsepower 4.2 liter V-6 is available optionally in base models and standard on Limited trims. A four-speed automatic is standard with either engine. All Freestars are front-wheel-drive. The Freestar offers 27.4 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third-row seat. When the third-row seat is stowed in the floor and the second-row seats are removed, the rear cargo area expands to 135.7 cubic feet and can accommodate large sheets of work material. Freestar?s standard third-row Tailgate Bench Seat can also be placed in a rearward-facing position for use during picnic or tailgating activities. Four-wheel-disc brakes with ABS are standard; curtain air bags can be ordered optionally. Seventeen-inch rims, a DVD entertainment system and reverse back-up system may also be ordered.

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