Which New Ford SUV Has the Passenger and Cargo Space I Need?

From small SUVs like EcoSport and Escape to mid-size models like Edge and Explorer, to the enormous Expedition at the top of the line, there's one for every road trip, weekend getaway, or extended vacation. Best of all, the experts here at Hixson Ford of Leesville have made it easy to compare them all.

If city lights are where you and the family spend most of your time, jetting out to a camp or another out-of-the-way spot with a small tent camper on the weekends, a subcompact SUV like the new Ford EcoSport might be your best bet. It seats five across an S, SE, SES, and Titanium trim lineup in an economical 91.1 cubic feet and offers up to 50 cubic feet for luggage when you fold its 60/40 rear seats flat. Plus, with an optional 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine under the hood, you can tow up to 1,400 pounds. Need closer to 2,000? A 2.0-liter Ti-VCT is available to help make it happen.

However, if you've got a small fishing boat, an ATV, or another light trailerful to take along on the ride, take a look at the new Ford Escape. In S, SE, SEL, and Titanium trims, it may be a compact SUV, but it comfortably seats five with a gain on EcoSport in passenger space, rising to 98.7 total cubic feet. Fold its rear seats, and up to 68 cubic feet of room for cargo spreads out. You can even load a few extras atop optional roof rack side rails with available crossbars. Hitch up those toys is a breeze, too, as new Escape can take on 3,500 pounds max when equipped with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine and Class II Trailer Tow Package.

The Ford Edge, however, enters the mid-size range, and in SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport trims with seating for five, it crosses over into wider prospects for adventure. Up to 73.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity joins 113.9 to accommodate you and the gang, and whether you opt for the standard twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost or an available 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6, choose the Class II Tow Package to go with it, and you can take advantage of a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. That's more than enough for the dirt bike duo you've been holding out on.

Go for the new Ford Explorer, whether in its base model, XLT, Limited, Sport, or Platinum trim, and with seating for seven, the mid-size SUV experience goes full-size. Offering a comfortable 151.5-cubic-foot interior and 81.7 cubic feet for gear, you'll find plenty of space for both essentials and stretching out to relax for the ride. You can also tow up to 5,000 pounds when you equip a Class II Trailer Tow Package with standard trailer sway control, putting hauling that recreational boat or personal watercraft within reach.

Ford Expedition occupies the most prominent place at the top of the Ford SUV line, and it's a full-size SUV with all the trimmings. XLT, XLT Max, Limited, Limited Max, Platinum, and Platinum Max models give you eight huge seats, with the Max specification piling extended length on top of that. There's more than 171 cubic feet of sprawl for passengers and anywhere from 104.6 to 121.5 designated for sleeping bags, go-packs, portable stoves, and other camping gear with rear rows folded, depending on your trim choice. Plus, a new Expedition 4x4 can land you a whopping 5,900 pounds of max towing capacity, surpassed only by a new Expedition Max 4x2, which can load up on 6,300 pounds. That puts you in second-car and large-camping-trailer towing territory.

Eager to bring everyone in for a test-drive in the new Ford SUV here in Leesville that's caught your eye? Give our friendly sales personnel a call at 855-519-9970 or visit us here at 11981 Lake Charles Highway -- we'll be happy to help you decide which is right for you. We're just a short drive away from DeRidder, the base at nearby Fort Polk, and the Many, LA area!

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