Kira Paran Drives the Ford Explorer!

Here at Kentwood Ford, we don't just sell F-150s to your regular rough-and-tough Albertans. We also carry a wide variety of Ford vehicles perfect for any household, small or large. That's why we asked our friend Kira Paran to help showcase some of the best Ford has to offer in the SUV side! Known for her lifestyle blog, Northern Style Exposure, Kira has been driving a Ford Explorer from our North Edmonton dealership. See what her experience was like driving it below!

About Kira

Kira Paran smiling at the service technician

Now blogging for over a decade, Kira's website initially began as a superbly-posh personal style blog she'd write part-time while working as a therapist. While on maternity leave for her first child, the blog generated tons of attention online. Eventually, she decided to commit to Northern Style Exposure full-time, making the switch and becoming a full-fledged lifestyle powerhouse in our city while also staying home with her (now) two kids. You can find everything from personal style, home, family trips, 'mini and me' styles, and food right on her blog!

"I made the shift to lifestyle because I loved the online community I was building. I felt they deserved to see my everyday real life instead of just my styled outfit looks. Social media can be both connecting and isolating and I want other parents to feel like they are not alone, while embracing life's ups and downs, and just really live in the moment. Showcasing our real life, the products we actually use, the places we go and how our day is actually going is so important to me."

 

Why Kentwood Ford?Kira Paran and her son holding balloons while walking outside the Kentwood Ford entrance and white Ford Explorer in the background

Kira and Kentwood Ford see eye-to-eye on a lot of things. For one, we both love taking a personal approach to purchasing your car without any of the pressures that come with it (i.e. pushy salesman trying to get you for the commission).

"Like my blog, Kentwood gets that personal touches matter. They are a no pressure environment which is so difficult to find in a car dealership. My previous experiences have been high-stress with commission based sales leading the way, not the customer's needs/wants and budget. Kentwood makes me feel right at home."

 

The Ford Explorer

Kira Paran standing in front of the Kentwood Ford entrance and white Ford Explorer

As we mentioned earlier, we set Kira up with the latest Ford Explorer at our dealership to see how it would fit with her everyday routine. It comes standard with a 7-passenger seating capacity, 2.3L EcoBoost® engine, FordPass(TM) Connect with Wi-Fi, and SYNC® 3 with an 8-inch touchscreen and voice recognition software! Here's what Kira had to say about her time driving the Explorer:

"The third row of seating is unreal. Within seconds we expand our seating capacity to including grandparents with us or our big dog. It holds giant items like strollers or toboggans with ease. It's been the perfect family vehicle. Also, Apple CarPlay is so user-friendly, the kids have their music the moment with getting in the car instead of commercial radio with all the ads. They love it!"

Kira Paran and her son holding hands happily in front of a white Ford Explorer

Thinking about driving a Ford Explorer for your family? Maybe you should (no regrets) Explore our website to learn more about what else this great SUV has to offer! When you're ready, feel free to book a test drive right from our website!

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