Edmunds.com completed a road test of the new Ford Freestyle and gives it the thumbs up against its main competitor, the Chrysler Pacifica. One gripe was with the engine, what else. When the SUV was loaded with gear, the Freestyle struggled a bit. They liked the handling and gas mileage with the CVT (19.4 mpg). To them, the Freestyle gave up some style points to the Pacifica, but gained plenty on functionality.