SUVs are easily the most popular vehicles with our customers around Dartmouth, NS. If that’s the way your looking to go for your next vehicle, and you just can’t make your mind up between all the SUVs available from Ford, the experts at Fairley & Stevens Ford are here to help. Let’s take a closer look at the 2018 Ford Escape and 2018 Ford Edge.
2018 Ford Escape
The 2018 Ford Escape is an outstanding SUV that brings a great deal of performance to the road. You get a choice of four trims and three different engines including:
- 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
- 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
- 0-liter Twin-Scroll EcoBoost that kicks out 245 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 275 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm
For a great ride, there is an available Intelligent 4WD System that continuously monitors traction and road conditions every 16 milliseconds as well as 3,500 pounds of towing capacity, and a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.
As far as safety, this SUV can keep you and your passengers protected with 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 the Ford Personal Safety System with dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags and two-row side-curtain airbags.
To keep you comfortable and entertained you can equip the 2018 Ford Escape with standard and optional hi-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.
2018 Ford Edge
If you’re in the market for something sporty and roomy, you’ll want to check out the 2018 Ford Edge. This SUV comes in four trim levels, seating for up to five, and three impressive 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 ride is outstanding on the 2018 Ford Edge thanks to the available adaptive steering, cruise control, intelligent all-wheel drive, and a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
As with all the SUVs available from Fairley & Stevens Ford, the Ford Edge is exceptionally safe thanks to the Ford Personal Safety System which features 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 even an available Lane- Keeping System.
The Ford Edge combines power and performance with some striking lines, technology, and comfort. Depending on the trim you can add leather-wrapped steering wheel, perforated leather-trimmed sport bucket seats, illuminated scuff plate, Panoramic Vista Roof, and ambient lighting. When it comes to hi-tech features you’ll enjoy:
- SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Two driver-configurable 4.2-inch LCD displays in cluster
- Smart charging USB ports
- Oil-Life Monitor
How Fairley & Stevens Ford Can Help!
If you are still on the fence about which Ford SUV is right for you, then you need to test-drive both. To make that happen, just contact Fairley & Stevens Ford today and we’ll get you behind the wheel of both ASAP!
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