Ford's 2006 Freestyle Earns IIHS 'Best Pick' rating for frontal crash test performance. The Freestyle has also earned the highest rating of "Good" in the frontal offset crash test performance by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. According to the IIHS, the Freestyle's passenger compartment experienced minimal intrusion by maintaining it's integrity. The crash test was the 40-mph offset frontal barrier crash test. In its first year, the Ford Freestyle also earned Parents magazine's and AAA's best cars for families, as well as being named the Official Winter Vehicle by the New England Motor Press Association. We can vouch for the apparent safety of the Freestyle, it is amazing how safe this car feels.