The Ford Edge has great fuel economy and increasingly more in safety and tech features as the years go on. It is a reliable, peppy crossover with a sleek design and comfortable interior. 2015-2018 is considered the second generation but specs are similar if not the same in the current generation with the focus on a facelift rather than an entire makeover. With that said, the Ford Edge offers three engines: a 2.0L Turbo Inline-4, 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 and 2.7L Twin-Turbo V6.
Fuel economy is around 20/30 mpg depending on the model year as it might fluctuate like in 2019 at 22/29 mpg. A user-friendly infotainment system is worth noting as part of the Ford Edge amenities. The 2019 Ford Edge SE was originally priced at $31,090 and previous generations were even less pricey so we’re eager for you to see the significant price drop. If you’re in need of a vehicle for your daily commutes with a good amount of cargo space and passenger comfort, the Ford Edge is a good option.
The Ford Escape is a little smaller than the Edge with a roomy cabin and sufficient cargo space. It is also good for commuting with nice fuel economy but thanks to its emphasis on passenger comfort, it's also great for longer road trips. For the 2018 model which didn’t see many changes until 2020, it offers two engine options: a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder and a 2-liter 4-cylinder with horsepower ranging from 181-250 horsepower. Fuel economy is estimated at 23/30 mpg and the original starting price for the 2018 Ford Escape S was $24,395. The 2018 Ford Escape offers a handful of tech features like Apple carplay and Android auto, navigation and an 8-inch touchscreen. Interior materials are luxurious like power-operated leather-trimmed seats and metallic trim throughout.
This popular midsize SUV is roomy for passengers with a more luxurious interior and powerful engine options. It has larger cargo space and useful technology features too depending on what year you’re looking at. Until it saw a ton of changes in 2020, from 2011-2019, it carried the same engine options and fuel economy stayed within the range of 18/22 mpg. A 2.3-liter 4-cylinder and 3.5-liter V-6 were enough to satisfy the crossover consumer along with its towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The original starting price for the 2019 Ford Explorer was $33,360 so you’ll find yourself some savings with a used edition. The 2019 model offers an upgraded touchscreen and optional niceties like a 4G LTE wifi hotspot. This three-row SUV is good for towing, hauling and driving in all road conditions– a little more heft than the aforementioned models.
This 3-row SUV has great performance and a handsome exterior is an ideal option if you’re looking for an SUV on the luxurious side. It offers more passenger space and can tow even more than the Ford Explorer. Redesigned in 2018, the Expedition offers a 3.5-liter V-6 paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission with an increase in horsepower for the Platinum trim. Fuel economy is estimated at 17/24 mpg for the current generation and towing ranges from 5,900-6,000 pounds. For 2018, the Ford Expedition started at $53,085 and included a power-folding third row for added convenience. In terms of technology, the Expedition offers a plethora of features like Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system, an 8-inch touchscreen and familiar favorites like Apple carplay/Android auto and a 4G LTE wifi hotspot.
Ford Bronco & Ford Bronco Sport
Both the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport focus more on off-road traveling and convenience rather than long road trips with enormous passenger space. The Ford Bronco’s current generation began in 2021, offering two engines: a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder or optional twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6. A sophisticated independent rear suspension and power to all four wheels are joined by 35-inch mud-terrain tires, electronic locking front and rear differentials and more. The base started at $29,995 and fuel economy is estimated at 20/22 mpg. Interior features built to make your excursion comfortable include a rack on the dashboard for phones, vinyl or optional leather upholstery and multiple body configurations.
As for the Ford Bronco Sport, its 2021 model offers a choice between the standard 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine or optional 2-liter 4-cylinder. The latter includes steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and cooling elements and it can tow between 2,00-2,200 pounds. The top trims offer off-road elements like 17-inch all-terrain tires, heftier shock absorbers and a 1-inch suspension lift for added clearance. For 2021, the base trim began at $28,710 and fuel economy was 25/28 mpg. Inside, leg room is better than expected and there’s enough cargo space for two mountain bikes. A 400-watt power inverter and LED lights built into the tailgate allows for some extra overhead lighting along with a glass hatch and bottle opener.
With features like removable doors, rubberized flooring and a bottle-opener incorporated into the rear gate, both models are designed to take you on your weekend adventures with ease.
Whether you’re looking for a luxury SUV with emphasis on passenger comfort, a swift daily commuter or a vehicle built to tackle rough terrain, Ford has an SUV for you. Come see them today!