3 Ford SUVs Make US News’ List of Most Fuel-Efficient Hybrids

2021 Ford Explorer Hybrid | Tropical Ford Blog | Orlando, FL

When it comes to fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles, it’s hard to top Ford’s lineup. With an SUV like the Ford Explorer Hybrid, the Ford Escape Hybrid, or the Ford Escape PHEV at your disposal, you’ll spend less money on gas during a busy commute. U.S. News and World Report agrees, and recently added all three Ford hybrids to their list of the 12 Most Fuel-Efficient Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid SUVs for 2021.

Topping the list was the all-new 2021 Ford Escape PHEV, which is set to hit the lot of Tropical Ford in the near future. U.S. News had this to say about the efficient SUV: “The Escape PHEV has an all-electric range of 37 miles, and it’s highly efficient whether you’re using gas or electric power.* With almost 40 miles of all-electric range on tap, many drivers won’t have to fill up the gas tank very often.”

Next on the list was the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid, which earned an impressive USN Overall Score of 8.3/10. “Choosing the hybrid will save you about $300 per year over the base non-hybrid Escape,” says U.S. News.

Last but not least is the 2021 Ford Explorer Hybrid, which impressed U.S. News with its powerful engine and towing capability. According to the publication, opting for the hybrid version of the Explorer “will save you an average of $150 per year on fuel.”

If you’re looking to take your next daily drive to a whole new level, make the smart choice for your wallet and drive an efficient Ford hybrid. Schedule a test drive at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida, today.

*EPA-Estimated Ratings FWD (Actual mileage will vary)

Drive Safely with the 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford Escape Safety | Tropical Ford Blog | Orlando, FL

The 2020 Ford Escape was recently named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which means the Escape is an ideal SUV for families. Offering exceptional protection, the 2020 model scored well in both crashworthiness and collision mitigation categories of crash testing.

The all-new Escape comes with a standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety suite, which includes Pre-Collision Assist and Automatic Emergency Braking. These technologies use sensors to detect potential car accidents and apply the brakes if necessary. During IIHS testing, for instance, the Escape avoided collisions at 12 mph and 25 mph — earning the vehicle a Superior rating.

To earn the Top Safety Pick award, the Escape scored “Good” in all six aspects of the crash tests, including driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraint, and passenger-side small overlap front tests.

What else is distinct about the Ford Escape’s safety features? The Escape Titanium comes with LED reflector headlights to optimize visibility, and the model scored exceptionally well when it came to child seat anchors. You’ll also find a Blind Spot Information System to monitor hard-to-see areas, available Active Park Assist to make parking easier than ever, and available Adaptive Cruise Control to keep you at a safe following distance.

Test drive the Escape at Tropical Ford today to learn more about its advanced safety systems.

2018 Ford Escape Technology

2018 Ford Escape - tropical ford blogThe 2018 Ford Escape is a stylish and spacious crossover designed for drivers who love technology. Designed to please the modern driver, the Escape boasts a number of innovative features that set it apart from the competition. Here’s a quick look at the technology found in the Ford Escape from us here at Tropical Ford.

SYNC® 3

The 2018 Escape is available with the latest SYNC® 3 infotainment system. This version features advanced, real-world voice-recognition software, a responsive touchscreen, and Wi-Fi® hotspot connectivity. Drivers can easily enter a destination and integrate their compatible smartphone with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

FordPass

FordPass is the latest technology from Ford. The mobile app is designed to allow drivers to move quickly and efficiently during their day-to-day activities. Through the app, drivers can find parking, compare fuel prices, and remotely lock, unlock, and start the vehicle. Ford Escape owners can even schedule service with a few taps on the screen.

Ford Safe and Smart

The Ford Safe and Smart package features a number of innovative safety technologies. The package includes rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic high-beam headlamps, a Lane-Keeping System, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Drivers will enjoy more advanced technologies in the form of the Blind Spot Information System® with Cross-Traffic Alert and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support.