Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Ranking The 2013 Ford SUV's

So you have decided to take the plunge and purchase a new automobile. That being said it isn’t always easy to decide on what to get. It is imperative you do research beforehand so you know what you are getting.  We have looked at the Ford Fiesta, Focus and electric Focus, now let’s look at some more Ford models.

Ford Escape

The Ford Escape is rated the number one affordable compact SUV on the market.  The 2013 version ditches the boxy shape of prior models and replaces it with a much better slick and sporty version. Perhaps best of all is its versatility; being able to function well on the city streets or backwood dirt roads. While it is an SUV it handles much more like a car and offers an engaging performance. The cabin is spacious, even in the back, the seating is comfortable and the interior is made of sound materials. Granted its reliability is about average but the safety rating is top notch. It also has a unique motion activated tailgate. The only real complaints are that the base engine is a little uninspiring and the infotainment system is confusing, otherwise this is a great affordable SUV. The base engine is a 2.5 liter, I4 engine that gets a class high 22/31mpg.

Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is ranked sixth in the list of affordable midsized SUV’s.  The Edge offers up a smooth ride with excellent handling on most models. The steering and braking make it especially maneuverable, especially for an SUV.  The design is sporty and the inside is high-quality with pragmatic, intuitively placed controls. Best of all is its excellent fuel economy, especially with the Ford Ecoboost, four cylinder engine.  It also has as an excellent safety rating. So why is it six? First of all the base engine is a little weak, meaning you will probably want to upgrade to maximize its potential. While the base models have a smooth ride the Sport model is significantly rougher.  Worst of all is its subpar reliability rating. Lastly, the infotainment system can be confusing. If you are looking for a combination of affordability and quality it is a decent buy but there are better overall SUV’s in its class.

Ford Flex

The Ford Flex ranks fifth in our list of most affordable midsized SUV’s.  People either love or hate the Flex’s styling even though this year’s model has given us a redesigned front end. It offers up a smooth ride that is quite comfortable. The standard V6 engine gives it plenty of power however you can upgrade to the powerful turbocharged V6 with Ecoboost that increases power but still gives it excellent gas mileage. More great point are the roomy cabin, comfortable seats and good cargo space. It has an excellent safety rating and average reliability rating. Perhaps best of all is its solid list of standard features and some fun option like rear-traffic sensor and a refrigerated center console. It is a solid vehicle and good alternative to the typical minivans and SUV’s. Its higher cost is what puts it a little lower on our list. Base engine is a 3.5 liter, V6 with 17/24mpg.

If you are looking to buy a car such as the ones above then has a large selection to choose from.

Jeff Jordan lives in Southern California and writes about automobiles. Jazel Online Marketing has numerous way to help promote your busienss online.