Summer has finally arrived in Edmonton! While there’s plenty of festivals and events to check out in the city, the best part of Albertan summers is getting to trek around the province on a road trip. Maybe you’re looking to see the dinosaur bones in Drumheller, or take Instagram-worthy pictures of Lake Louise while looking into the mountains. Either way, there’s so much to do in Alberta, you’ll need a vehicle that can handle it all.
Here at Kentwood Ford, we carry a wide variety of vehicles that suit any driving preference imaginable. Whether you’re travelling with your groomsmen to for some Jasper Park Lodge nuptials, or perhaps staying at a haunted bed & breakfast in the town of Cardston, there’s a Ford vehicle for every road trip . Check out some of the vehicles we listed below and decide which is best for you!
Ford Focus—For Versatility
If you’re looking for something that’s great to drive, both in the city and on the highway, the Ford Focus is an excellent choice. Even once the trip is over, it’s a fun and comfortable ride that handles corners like a pro with its standard Torque Vectoring Control. The Focus comes with your choice of engines as well, from the standard 1.0L EcoBoost engine with a fuel consumption of 6.2L/100km on the highway, to the 2.3L EcoBoost engine with an incredible 350 horsepower. There’s also a bunch of different trims levels available. If you need extra storage space, pick the hatchback; for a more environmentally conscious drive, the EV model is your horse! With intuitive features like 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a voice-activated navigation system, and a vivid 8-inch touchscreen display, the possibilities with the Focus are endless!
Ford Escape—A Step-Up
For those wanting more passenger space and greater amenities for the family, the Ford Escape provides all these things—and then some. If you need extra handling on the road or traction going up the hills on camping sites, the Escapes intelligent 4WD lets you conquer any terrain imaginable. Inside the Escape, you’re immediately greeted by comfortable and spacious seating for up to 5 passengers and 962-litres worth of cargo space. If you don’t have that many people on board, you can always trade the back seat for more cargo space, for a total capacity of 1,925 litres of space with the rear seats folded down. A handful of features are available to add to the Escape as well, such as the hands-free power lift-gate for easy loading and unloading for your bags and camping gear. Either way, the Escape is a great option for those wanting a step-up to the crossover vehicle segment.
Ford Expedition—The Ultimate Adventurer
This truck-based SUV is the largest full-sized vehicle in Ford’s lineup and is perfect for those who want to journey longer than just the weekend getaway. The Ford Expedition offers up to a maximum of 3,440 litres worth of cargo-carrying capability and seating for up to eight people. Needless to say, if you’re planning for a trip outside the province, you’ll be able to bring everything you’d ever need and more—and by more, we mean you can bring a boat. That’s right, with the Expedition’s impressive towing capacity of up to 9,200 lbs, the only thing you won’t be able to bring with you is your house!
These were only a select few Ford vehicles that we think would work perfectly with whatever you have planned this summer. Come to Kentwood Ford if you’re looking for the perfect Ford road trip vehicle, today!