doesn't play the populist game with its
new R-350 crossover, or "sports tourer."
Leather, nav system, active Xenon headlamps
that follow the road, and a host of other
available goodies, plus side curtain airbags
for all three rows, could help push the
price well beyond the mid-five digit range.
Use premium fuel for 268-HP V-6 power, paired
with M-B's seven-speed automatic for smooth
shifting. Comfort, safety and style reign
here, with super sound, luxurious ride and
above all, panache. Definitely civilized
cruising for six.
everyone wants a rugged back country-capable ride
or a streets-only sedan. Freestyle mates talents of
both in Ford's crossover version. With flexibile function
for as many as seven, good fuel economy and an airy
"F" initialed name, Freestyle suits the
needs of a family bent on an assortment of vehicle
chores. Add comfort, "robust" performance,
top-rated rollover crash-rating for safety and a flip-over/tuck-away
third row. A navigation system goes on board as an
option. Leather and heated mirrors add premium touches.