With spring quickly descending upon New Westminster, it’s time to start thinking ahead to the lazy days of summer, which are often filled with family-friendly activities, beach days, camps, events and road trips.
You need a vehicle that can keep up with you and your brood – and have enough room to accommodate your kids, their friends and their stuff.Because, let’s be honest, where there are kids, there are friends and stuff – and lots of it.
Enter the 2014 Ford Explorer – it’s the ultimate preowned SUV for families both big and small, especially ones in search of passenger room and cargo space. Let’s take a closer look at its features, shall we?
Carpooling in the Explorer is a cinch with seating for up to seven passengers and a comfortable and easy-to-access third row. There’s also plenty of legroom and headroom for all occupants – even the tallest ones.
When the third row is not in use, the 50/50 fold down seats can accommodate a lot of cargo – everything from beach gear, kids scooters and bikes to sporting equipment. But, if you need the third row for passengers, no worries – the trunk offers 21 cubic feet of cargo space.
The 2014 Ford Explorer was designed with comfort in mind. It offers enough space for passengers to spread out without feeling like sardines. Plus, the driver’s side is equipped with heated and power seats.
With the Ford Explorer, you can drive with added peace of mind knowing that your precious cargo is protected with many key safety features, such as Roll Stability Control with AdvanceTrac, Curve Control and full side-curtain airbags.
Previous models of the Explorer were more truck-like in their appearance and ride quality, but not anymore. The 2014 Explorer is sleek and stylish like a mid-size crossover; it drives like a dream!
The 2014 Ford Explorer comes equipped with a base 3.5-litre V6 engine, which throws down 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. For the average family, this is more than enough power and performance to get you to the beach and back, then into the city for dinner and a movie.
For something a little different, the Sport model is equipped with a twin-turbo 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 in AWD that pumps out 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. It can also haul up to 5,000 lb, which is ideal for families who like to take the boat to the lake or the trailer to the campsite.
For tech-savvy families, the 2014 Explorer offers a host of impressive high-tech features, like automatic headlamps and fog lamps, a 4.2-inch LCD screen, cruise control, voice-activated audio controls, Bluetooth SYNC and an optional rear-view camera.
To learn more about this preowned SUV, be sure to visit us at Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C. We currently have a number of used Explorer SUVs in stock, as well as other impressive models, awaiting your next test drive.