Best Family SUVs for Washougal, WA Drivers

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Are you looking for the most reliable SUVs out there when researching your next family vehicle? Luckily, Ford offers some of the most powerful and safest SUVs on the market today. To help you learn more about these highly capable and comfortable SUVs, and to find the one that's right for your family, the experts at Westlie Ford have put together this overview of the Ford SUV lineup.

When you've finished reading about the exceptional Ford lineup of family SUVs, head over to our new SUV inventory to see the models available at our Ford dealership in Washougal, WA.

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Ford Escape

Starting MSRP: $23,940

As one of Ford's most compact SUVs, the new Ford Escape is perfect for growing families. With the Escape, you'll enjoy nearly 70 cu. ft. of cargo space and a multitude of advanced safety systems to keep your loved ones safe. Check out key features of the Ford Escape below, and then explore our available models in our new Escape inventory.

  • Seating for five passengers
  • 3,500 lbs. maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped)
  • 0 cu. ft. maximum cargo capacity; 34 cu. ft. behind 2nd row
  • 60/40 split-fold-flat rear seats
  • Six cup holders
  • SYNC® enhanced voice recognition infotainment system
  • Rearview camera
  • Personal Safety System™ and Safety Canopy® System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children (LATCH)
 A couple walking to their red 2018 Ford Edge 

Ford Edge

Starting MSRP: $29,315

Families looking for more space should consider the new Ford Edge. It offers more cargo space and convenience features than the Escape, as well as an available DVD entertainment system. View key features of the Ford Edge below, and then see our available models in our new Escape inventory.

  • Seating for five passengers
  • 2,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped)
  • 4 cu. ft. maximum cargo capacity; 39.2 cu. ft. behind 2nd row
  • 60/40 split-fold-flat and reclining bench with fold-down armrest
  • Cargo management system
  • Eight cup holders
  • Smart charging USB port
  • SYNC® infotainment system
  • Available dual-headrest DVD entertainment system
  • Rearview camera
  • Personal Safety System™ and Safety Canopy® System with Rollover Sensor
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children (LATCH)
 A family packing their 2018 Ford Explorer for a trip 

Ford Explorer

Starting MSRP: $32,140

If you need increased capability in your next Ford SUV, you can't go wrong with the new Ford Explorer. It boasts increased passenger and cargo capacity, as well as towing power. Take a look at key features of the Ford Explorer below, and then browse our available models in our new Explorer inventory.

  • Seating for seven passengers
  • 5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped)
  • 7 cu. ft. maximum cargo capacity; 43.9 cu. ft. behind 2nd row; 21 cu. ft. behind 3rd row
  • 2nd-row 60/40 split-fold-flat bench seat; 3rd-row 50/50 split-fold bench seat
  • 1st-row center floor console with wrapped armrest and storage bin
  • Smart charging USB port
  • SYNC® infotainment system
  • Available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Rearview camera with washer
  • Personal Safety System™ and Safety Canopy® System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children (LATCH)
  • Available industry-first inflatable rear outboard safety belts
 A family camping with their 2018 Ford Expedition 

Ford Expedition

Starting MSRP: $51,790

If you have a large family or need to transport a lot of gear, the new Ford Expedition is the right choice for you. As Ford's largest SUV, the Expedition comes equipped with a plethora of intelligently designed convenience features, including easily configurable seating, more than a dozen cup holders, and innovative tech. Learn about key features of the Ford Expedition below, and then check out our available models in our new Expedition inventory.

  • Seating for eight passengers
  • 9,300 lbs. maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped)
  • 6 cu. ft. maximum cargo capacity; 63.6 cu. ft. behind 2nd row; 20.9 cu. ft. behind 3rd row
  • 2nd-row 40/20/40 split-fold-flat bench seat with CenterSlide® and outboard slide seats
  • PowerFold® and power recline 3rd-row 60/40 split-fold bench seat
  • Cargo management system
  • 15 cup holders
  • Four smart charging USB ports
  • SYNC® infotainment system
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Rearview camera with backup assist grid lines and washer
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Available Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Available Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross-Traffic Alert with Trailer Tow Monitoring
 The Seating and Cargo Space of a Ford SUV 

Seating and Cargo Space

Do you have a growing family? With seating for up to eight passengers, the Ford SUV lineup has the diverse space your lifestyle requires. Select SUV models also come equipped with features such as a hands-free liftgate, 60/40 split folding seats, and a Second Row EasyFold® rear seat back release. To learn more about the cargo space each model has to offer, take a look at the table below.

Ford SUV

Max. Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume

Cargo Volume behind First Row

Cargo Volume behind Second Row

2018 Ford Expedition

8

171.9 cu. ft.

104.6 cu. ft.

57.5 cu. ft.

2018 Ford Flex

7

155.8 cu. ft.

83.2 cu.-ft.

43.2 cu. ft.

2018 Ford Edge

5

113.9 cu. ft.

73.4 cu. ft.

39.2 cu. ft.

2018 Ford Escape

5

98.7 cu. ft.

68 cu. ft.

34 cu. ft.

2018 Ford Explorer

7

151.5 cu. ft.

81.7 cu. ft.

43.9 cu. ft.

 

Safety Features

Ford is known for engineering some of the safest vehicles available. Safety-conscious drivers will appreciate the cutting edge features such as a rearview camera, Brake Assist, and the SOS Post-Crash Alert System™.

The Ford Safe and Smart™ package is also available with select Ford SUV models such as the Ford Escape, Edge, and contains a host of driver convenience features you need to stay protected while on the road. The safety features included with this package include:

  • Driver-activated front rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Auto high-beam headlamps
  • BLIS®(Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support 
 
 
SYNC 3 Technology in 2018 Ford SUVs 

Now that you've learned a little about the best family SUVs Ford has to offer, check out our finance and lease deals to find a great deal on your favorite model! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Westlie Ford team through our contact form, or call (360) 602-2490 to speak with a product specialist directly.

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