The 2004 Ford Freestar, which was designed to take the place of the second generation of the Ford Windstar, was introduced to help customers forget about the problematic 2000 model, which had reliability problems. However, the blue oval brand built a new vehicle on an older platform and anticipated that it would function more effectively. Although the automobile was significantly different from its predecessor, it was actually built on the same base.


The Ford Freestar was offered in 6 trim levels for the 2004 model year:

  • Base
  • S
  • SE
  • SES
  • SEL
  • Limited

Performance and Fuel Economy

Two engines are offered. The 3.9-liter V6 engine that comes standard produces 193 horsepower and 245 pound-feet of torque. There is a 4.2-liter V6 engine that can be had as an option. It generates 201 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. Neither engine comes close to the horsepower offered by the remodeled Toyota Sienna (230 horsepower) or the released Nissan Quest (240 horsepower). Torque, on the other hand, is competitive. (Because torque is the force that drives you away from crossroads and up steep gradients, torque is very crucial.)

The 4.2-liter V6 in the 2004 Freestar has the greatest displacement available for a minivan, making it a strong candidate for the “best pick” title when it comes to highway cruising, passing on highways, and towing. The automatic gearbox makes the gear change seamlessly. Every Freestar has a standard automatic gearbox with four different gear ratios. According to Ford’s findings, consumers who purchased minivans did not care if their automatic transmission had four or five speeds, as with transmissions offered by other manufacturers, as long as the changes were seamless.


  • Height: 68.7 in
  • Length: 201 in
  • Width: 76.6 in
  • Curb weight: 4350 lbs

Engine type: 4.2 L Gas, V6

Fuel tank: 26 g

Ford Factory Service Manual

The 2004 Ford Freestar manuals cover most aspects of how the car operates. These books also include diagnostic and repair procedures. The vehicle’s purchase price does not include the service manual, as they are intended mainly for the mechanic.

2004 Ford Freestar

The service manuals for 2004 Ford Freestar are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s service and repair.


The inside both seems and feels like it has been upgraded. The vehicle is noticeably less noisy. And lastly, the minivan has a third-row seat that can be folded down into the floor, a feature that purchasers of minivans increasingly expect. The Odyssey was the first van to have a third row of seating that could be folded into the van’s footwell, resulting in a completely flat floor. The seat in the Windstar was cumbersome and needed the assistance of two persons to remove it. To operate the new Ford seat effortlessly, just pull the numbered straps in the appropriate order.

In addition, Ford built head restraints that fold into the seatback, meaning that, in contrast to the restraints found in some other minivans, they do not need to be removed to fold down the seat.

Seat Comfort and Storage

As was the case with the Windstar, the Freestar does not excel in seat comfort. The width of the captain’s seats in the second row seems to be insufficient. Even the driver’s seat seems like it was made for someone on the leaner side. There is plenty of storage space available around the Freestar. It has bins built into the sliding doors in the back for storing things like books and toys. The entry doors include two map pockets, one positioned directly over the other. There is a covered storage area for small goods like mobile phones located on the vehicle’s dashboard. A kangaroo pouch is sewn into the front of the cushion of the driver’s seat that comes standard on the Limited trim level.

Cup Holders

The Freestar includes many cupholders, including holders for bottles of up to 20 ounces on the front door. However, the location of several beverage containers, especially those located in the far rear, is very inconvenient. Sturdy cupholders fold down from the edges of the second-row captain’s seats and are thoughtfully placed and constructed to a high standard. They snap back into storage against the seats if they are kicked, which is quite likely to happen.

Owner’s Manual

Inside the glove box of each new vehicle was a 2004 Ford Freestar owner’s manual set. This set was found wrapped in Ford’s custom case and contains required information for future maintenance, vehicle operation, and features.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2004 FORD FREESTAR provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.

2004 Ford Freestar Price

The 2004 Ford Freestar can be purchased at the rates mentioned below:

  • Base: $21,530 or €20718
  • S: $23,915 or €23013
  • SE: $26,390 or €25395
  • SES: $28,210 or €27147
  • SEL: $29,455 or €28345
  • Limited: $33,090 or €31843