The days of your rusty, clunky, not-so-new minivan are numbered and everyone knows it. After extensive research and polling of all the people you trust when it comes to vehicles, you have finally decided Ford is the way to go. However, there are so many more options than just another minivan. How will you ever choose? Take a look at five of the best Ford family cars to see which one might work best for you and your family’s needs.
1. 2014 Ford Flex
The first and most obvious difference between the Ford Flex and a regular old minivan is the cool factor. With a sleeker, more squared-off exterior, maybe your children won’t be quite so embarrassed when they roll up to soccer practice with mom. In addition to its stylish exterior, the interior offers plenty of room for both the car seat and dad’s legs. You also won’t be hurting for storage room, with a cargo well that could rival that of your trusty minivan. If you are looking to make a fashion statement while still keeping your family comfortable, the Ford Flex may be your best bet.
2. Ford Focus
Although this option won’t fit a family of six, it is perfect for those newer or aging families. If you just have one or two young children, the Focus offers plenty of room for the family without having to discard your cool car for a minivan. It includes a decent amount of cargo space and enough room for car seats, while still getting great gas mileage and safety features like 7 standard air bags. This vehicle is a great ride for newer families or soon-to-be empty nesters.
3. Ford Fiesta
If the reason you haven’t gotten around to buying a new vehicle is due to a lack of funds, then the Fiesta is the vehicle for you. Coming in at around $15,000, this vehicle proves that inexpensive doesn’t necessarily mean cheaply made. The Fiesta gets great gas mileage and is available as either a sedan or hatchback. This vehicle isn’t necessarily for larger families, but it is a great replacement for that old rusty van if your family is of a smaller size and wants to save a little (or a lot) on gas.
4. 2014 Ford Escape SUV
If you want great gas mileage as well as something a bit bigger, the Ford Escape SUV is the way to go. It can comfortably seat your family of five in a high-quality cabin that will be the envy of your friends and family. The Escape SUV has also been known to handle very well, feeling like a much more expensive car when on the streets. It also offers top-of-the-line technology through Sync and the MyFord Touch electronics interface. Your tech savvy children will surely be impressed.
5. 2014 Ford Fusion Sedan
If you are looking for something roomy, but that also gets great gas mileage, then you have come to the right place. Much like the Ford Focus, this vehicle allows you to have the look and feel of a “cool” car, while still having the room needed to cart your family around. The Ford Fusion Sedan can average up to 30 mpg or more with its specialty fuel-efficient turbocharged engines, featuring EcoBoost. It has also been known to have a quiet cabin and top-notch safety features, which are perfect for that new baby you may or may not be driving around.
These five Ford models are just a few of the many solid choices Ford has to offer families who are looking to buy a new vehicle. If you still aren’t sure which vehicles is right for you and your family, don’t be afraid to reach out to your local Ford dealer, who will more than likely be willing to help with any questions or concerns you may have.
Writen by Chad VanNess of Fulton Ford, a Ford Dealership in Fulton, MO. Fulton Ford is a short drive outside of Columbia, MO, and serves the Fulton, Columbia and Jefferson City areas. They have the latest line of Ford trucks and cars for sale, as well as a great selection of used cars and trucks.