This small SUV is bursting with value. Its low starting price lets you put more money toward the upgrades you desire, like a heated steering wheel for cold Idaho winters or a power moonroof to see the stars on a clear night.
Its compact dimensions make it easy to park on the streets and fit in your garage. It comfortably seats you and your partner in the front row, giving you plenty of room to stretch out on road trips to Boise or one of Oregon’s many breathtaking forests. Also making the Ford EcoSport a good crossover for exploring nature is its available Intelligent 4WD system, which gives maximum stability and traction on dirt, gravel and paved roads. If you want an affordable, small vehicle that’s steady on the roads and ready for road trips, drive the Ford EcoSport.
If you want an SUV that’s fun to drive, the Ford Edge is your best option. Retirement should be exciting, and the Ford Edge can make every drive an adventure. Its available 2.7-liter turbo V6 engine boasts a brawny 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque for the 2020 model year.
Like the other Ford SUVs, the Edge offers Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology. This available suite of driver assistance features is a must-have for retirees who want some additional protection and responsiveness on the road. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking is one tool that’s especially useful and will scan the road to detect obstacles, like deer or slow-moving tractors.* That’s one of many intuitive technology functions that make driving the Edge safe and convenient.
A bit larger than the EcoSport, the Ford Escape offers more room if you like to invite other family members on your drives. And when you don’t need extra seating, the back row can fold down to provide a spacious storage area for transporting your new artwork purchase or bags of mulch for your yard.
One of the highlights of the Escape is its multiple engine options. Among them are highly efficient hybrid and plug-in hybrid engines. The Plug-In 2.5-liter engine is particularly cost-effective. It’s easy to charge at your house overnight and has a fantastic driving range. If you mostly limit your driving to around Weiser and want to save money on gas, you should definitely consider one of these electric-enhanced powertrains.