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A dark green 2022 Ford Edge ST is shown driving on a racetrack after leaving a Ford dealership.

Everyday Family Practicality With a Ford

Whether your family is done growing or constantly changing, you need a vehicle that can change and grow right along with it. Does that mean trading in that sports car for a minivan? Ditching your beloved truck for a five-seater sedan? Sure, it might mean it’s time to trade up to a vehicle that seats more people and fits a car seat, but who says practical needs to mean boring? Ford’s current line-up of cars, trucks, and SUVs is here to add a little spice to your everyday ride while also making it easier than ever to get everyone where they need to be, be it work, school, or home on time for dinner.

Whether you’re looking for more seating options, more cargo room, or just more in general, Ford’s vehicles offer you the flexibility to change to meet your needs. So if you’re on the lookout for that perfect vehicle that checks out all the right boxes, visit your Ford dealership to see how Ford can help make your drive with the family a little easier.

Give Yourself an Edge

If you want an SUV that is as practical as it is stylish, then the Ford Edge might be right up your alley. Named a Top Safety Pick for 2022 by the IIHS, the four-door midsize SUV offers drivers only the best when it comes to comfort and safety.

The 2022 Ford Edge was created with your family and convenience in mind. The Edge comes loaded with only the best when it comes to the latest in tech and safety features. Plus, with seating for up to five passengers and a max cargo space of up to 73.4 cu.ft. there’s room for everyone and everything in the spacious cabin and rear cargo hold. And with an estimated fuel economy of 21 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway, the Edge helps you spend less time at the pumps and more time getting you and your family where you need to go.

The midsize SUV is the perfect blend of form and function. So while the outside makes it a head-turner, it isn’t all about looks. The versatile and smooth handling of the Edge will not only inspire confidence behind the wheel but make driving relaxing and fun again. With the standard rearview camera, you have a second set of eyes where you need it the most. Make loading and unloading a little easier with the available hands-free liftgate. With the simple swipe of your foot under the center of the back bumper, the liftgate opens, allowing you quick, easy access to the back cargo area.

If you find yourself spending more time on the road than at home, the Edge makes it easy to stay connected and up to date while you’re out with Ford Co-Pilot360 technology. This technology offers a whole host of standard driver assist features to make the time you spend in the car safer and easier than ever. The Blind-Spot Information System and Lane-Keep Assist can help take the stress out of driving in heavy traffic. Or, if you’re trying to fit into a tight parking spot, the Enhanced Active Park Assist is there to help make parallel parking a little less tricky.

From start to finish, the Edge delivers when it comes to fusing modern design with practical elements. And with safety a top priority, drivers will feel confident and secure each time they load the kids into the back seats.

A blue 2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line is shown driving on a coastal road.

Go Exploring in 2022

As flexible as it is dependable, there’s a reason the Ford Explorer is one of Ford’s most popular models. The four-door midsize SUV has enough room for up to seven passengers. With the E-Z second-row entry system, it’s quick and easy to access the third row with just the pull of a lever. The Ford Explorer is made to keep up with your busy life. Choose from a number of configurations with the second and third-row seating. Or fold all seats down to take advantage of the maximum cargo room of 87.8 cu.ft. So whether your family is all set or still growing, there’s always room for everyone.

To give you a helping hand, the Explorer offers a 360-degree camera so you can keep an eye on all sides, giving you less stress and less worry behind the wheel. The great tech doesn’t stop there, though. The Ford Co-Pilot360 offers a handful of driver-assist features that not only help keep you safer but also help you keep your eyes on the road. Plus with the addition of SYNC 3 technology, drivers can seamlessly connect with their smartphones, go hands free, and stay connected no matter where the road takes them. To take some of the stress out of night driving, the Explorer features auto high-beam headlamps. This technology can sense approaching traffic and adjust your lights accordingly, or if it senses low lighting conditions, the system brightens the beams to ensure a safe journey.

For added convenience, why not bring Amazon’s Alexa with you? With Alexa, drivers not only get access to voice commands and up-to-date road conditions, but they can easily access their Amazon accounts and connect with compatible devices at home. Need to get some shopping done while on the road? Use voice command and Alexa to place items in your Amazon shopping cart and make an order, all without ever taking your hands off the wheel.

Sporty and Efficient

The compact five-seater EcoSport from Ford is chocked full of some of the best safety features available. Making it a great choice not only for you as a parent but for teen drivers as well. The EcoSport gives drivers of all ages the confidence and security they need to make the most out of their driving experience, starting with the basics. When road conditions turn slick, the standard intelligent four-wheel drive boosts the SUV’s traction to ensure a better driving experience. And never worry about hills again with the available Hill Start Assist feature that holds the break for up to two seconds while you switch from the brake to the accelerator. So never worry about getting stopped on a steep hill again; the EcoSport has your back.

With the ability to seat up to seven passengers in comfort, the EcoSport also offers flexible cargo space starting at 20.9 cu.ft. and going up 50 cu.ft. Plus, with a host of options from the available Cargo Management System, you can opt for features like an adjustable rear load floor. Also available is a cargo net and a variety of organizers to make the most of your space.

Have you heard about the Ford MyKey? A great available feature for parents with teens beginning to drive. The MyKey helps ensure your young drivers develop good driving habits right from the start while also keeping you up-to-date on what’s going on with your car when you’re not behind the wheel. With MyKey, users can set limits on things like driving speed, radio volume, and seat belt alerts. Plus, stay updated on the miles other drivers put on your car when you’re not present.

The EcoSport was designed to simplify your day, either through smart safety features like intelligent all-wheel drive or through fun features like the available SYNC 3 technology that allows you to go hands-free while staying connected to what’s important to you. With available navigation, you can use your voice to find directions to nearby locations or stream your favorite playlists to make the ride and your day a little more fun.

A blue 2022 Ford EcoSport is shown from the side parked on the back after leaving a Ford dealership.

Room for All

It can be tough finding a vehicle that fits your life when your life is constantly changing. Either on a day-to-day basis or changing slowly over a period of time, you want a vehicle that can keep up with you, and that means keeping up with the size and needs of your whole family. Ford keeps your family in mind when it comes to creating flexible but stylish choices that grow as your family grows, so they are the brand to check out when it’s time to find something new for the family.