If you're like many drivers in southeastern New Brunswick, you might be thinking about picking up an SUV this year. If that sounds like you, then you're in luck, becausehas an SUV to fit your lifestyle and needs. Two of our favorite new SUVs are the 2018 Ford Escape and 2018 Ford Edge. That's why we thought it would be a great idea to take a closer look at both.
2018 Ford Edge
If you're someone who likes to combine the toughness of an SUV and the sporty feel of a coupe, then the 2018 Ford Edge is a fantastic choice. This SUV comes in four trim levels, seating for up to five, and three powerful engine choices. The standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost twin-scroll turbocharger engine produces 245 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque. You can also step up to the 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost twin-turbo engine or the optional 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6. The 2018 Ford Edge will give you a smooth and fun ride thanks to the available adaptive steering, cruise control, intelligent all-wheel drive, and a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
The Ford Edge delivers exceptional safety due to the Ford Personal Safety System. Thanks to this cutting-edge system you are fully protected due to the front and second-row Safety Canopy side-curtain airbag with rollover sensor as well as Driver and Front Row Passenger Dual-Stage, SOS Post-Crash Alert System, BLIS with cross-traffic alert, and the available Lane-Keeping System.
To keep you connected and comfortable, the 2018 Ford Edge can be equipped with a wide range of features such as:
· Leather-wrapped steering wheel
· Perforated leather-trimmed sport bucket seats
· SYNC3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
· Two driver-configurable 4.2-inch LCD displays in cluster
· Smart charging USB ports
· Oil-Life Monitor
2018 Ford Escape
If you're looking for power and economy, few SUVs can beat the popular 2018 Ford Escape. As with the Ford Edge, you get a choice of four trims and three different engines including:
· 2.5-liter Duratec iVCT I-4 with intake variable cam timing that puts 168 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 170 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm
· 1.5-liter EcoBoost Ti-VCT GTDI engine which produces 179 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 177 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm
· 2.0-liter Twin-Scroll EcoBoost that kicks out 245 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 275 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm
To control these hi-tech engines there is a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and an available Intelligent 4WD System that continuously monitors traction and road conditions every 16 milliseconds.
To keep you safe the 2018 Ford Escape has some cool available features like driver-activated front rain-sensing windshield, BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, and of course the Ford Personal Safety System.
Last but certainly not least, the 2018 Ford Escape is exceptionally comfortable and connected. This dynamic SUV comes with a range of standard and optional tech features such as SYNC 3, Ford Pass, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Navigation, Panoramic Vista Roof, ergonomic steering wheel with available heat feature, 60/40 split-fold-flat rear seat backs, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, and sporty V-shaped partial leather-trimmed seats. We'd be remiss not to mention the SYNC Connect with Wi-Fi Hotspot, Powered by FordPass.
How Taylor Ford Can Help
If you still can't make up your mind, then it is time to come into Taylor Ford and take both the Ford Edge and Ford Escape for test-drives today. To get directions or learn how to, please visit our today!