In the market for a new Ford SUV? This seating guide will help make the process of choosing your next SUV a little less stressful!
The number of passengers you need to carry is the main factor in determining which SUV to pursue. Number of passengers effects your life more than you may realize. If you have 5 members in your family and you have a 5 passenger vehicle, your kids won’t be able to bring a friend along on an outing! Maybe that is exactly what you want, but you just need to realize that the number of passengers has implications on your lifestyle. This table summarizes seating capacity for the four vehicles in question:
Passengers and car seats
Another important seating capacity consideration is the type of rear passengers you will have. If you have tall children or if you often have adults riding in the back seat, you will likely want to focus on the Edge, Explorer or Expedition. If you want a smaller SUV but need space for 2 back seat adults the Edge is a good choice. You can also fit 3 car seats across the back of the Edge, Explorer or Expedition. With the Escape two adults is tight and 3 car seats is impossible. It is also worth noting that the Escape works well for elderly people or people with back or knee problems. The ground height and lower rocker rise makes it easier to get in and out of. Here are some typical seating configurations in the four main Ford SUVs.
I encourage you to really give some thought to what you want to do with your next SUV. There is nothing worse than making a large purchase and realizing that it doesn’t fit well with your life. It is better to spend a few extra minutes (and maybe a few extra dollars) considering your passenger needs, than to realize you have a $30,000 piece of metal that grandma can’t get into! Make sure your next SUV fits into your life, and it will be the best purchase you ever made.