National Geographic : 2004 Mar
"I can sum up Freestar's safety systems in two words. - Rick Titus, Automotive Journalist, Ford's available Safety Canopy TM System deploys an airbag that protects all three rows of occupants in case of a side impact or rollover. It's the standard of safety no one else can match. Occupant sensors determine the safety system's appropriate response, such as which airbags to deploy and how hard to deploy them. Another innovation that proves Freestar is a very smart vehicle. Freestar's available Reverse Sensing System makes backing into tight spaces a snap. Technology that helps you avoid a crash in the first place is truly smart engineering. Ford's AdvanceTrac® is a system that actually calculates wheel speed, vehicle attitude, even driver input, to help control wheel spin. Ford Freestar SELshown with optional equipment. Paid endorser.