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Best Ford Models for Retirees | Weiser, ID

You’ve worked hard your whole life, and now it’s time for you to relax. With your kids grown up and out of the house, you have the time and money to do what you want, so replace that old, broken-down family van with a new Ford crossover or SUV. Here are the best models for retirees that we at Hometown Motors recommend.

Ford Ecosport

2020 Ford Ecosport | Weiser, Idaho

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.

Ford Edge

2020 Ford Edge | Weiser, Idaho

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.

Ford Escape

2020 Ford Escape | Weiser, Idaho

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.


If you prefer a traditional gas engine, the 1.5-liter EcoBoost® with Auto Start-Stop Technology or upgraded 2.0-liter EcoBoost® are still great choices. The latter engine gives the SUV the power to tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped, so you can bring your fishing boat to the lake on sunny afternoons.

Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer | Weiser, Idaho
If you want a powerful and comfortable SUV, this spacious seven-seater is still affordably priced for retirees on a budget. The three-row Explorer offers the best qualities of all Ford SUVs, from its 400-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine to its adjustable seating.

Intelligent 4WD and Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology are offerings on this SUV. You can also appreciate the capable towing capability and generous cargo space that allow you to bring all your necessities along for the ride. It’s easy to customize your Explorer with the features and qualities you prefer so that it matched your lifestyle and accommodates your hobbies.

You can find all of these SUVs in stock at Hometown Motors in Weiser, Idaho, whether you prefer to buy it brand-new or slightly used. Find the model you like most in our online inventory, and contact us to explore your financing options.


*Driver Assist Features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.

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