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Choosing A Family Vehicle

If you are looking to purchase a new vehicle for your family, you may be overwhelmed with options. Two major factors to consider are safety and space. With advances in technology, almost all vehicles come with standard safety features, letting you focus on space and style.

Mohawk Ford has been serving the Hamilton community since 1968. Since then, many families have come to us to find their vehicle. Our sales team is happy to listen to what you need and help you find the best vehicle for your whole family.

Ford Co-Pilot360

Even the most attentive drivers get distracted. A glance over your shoulder to check on the children or being tired from a sleepless night can quickly become a problem when on the road. To help keep your family safe, Ford offers Ford Co-Pilot360, a suite of safety features.

Ford Co-Pilot360 includes:

  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keeping
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Reverse Brake Assist
  • Rear View Camera
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps

Although not every Ford model comes with all the Ford Co-Pilot360 features, each model does have enough features to give you peace of mind. No matter which vehicle you choose, Ford Co-Pilot360 is there to help.

Ford Family Vehicles

Since no family is identical, there is not one vehicle that is best for all. Here are five Ford models that are all great for families, with each offering its own twist.


The 2020 Ford EcoSport is a crossover with an attitude. It can handle driving the kids around during the day and spice up an adults-only night out.

Top features of the 2020 EcoSport include:

  • Seats 5 (including driver)
  • 4WD
  • 8” LCD Touchscreen with SYNC 3
  • Two Fast-Charging USB Ports
  • Two 12-Volt Outlets
  • Customizable Ambient Lighting
  • Driver-Assist Technologies
  • Voice-Activated Navigation
  • Rear Swing Gate
  • B&O Sound System with 10 Speakers


The 2020 Ford Escape is a family car that will give you peace of mind. With safety features other vehicles do not have, the Escape is designed to keep everything inside safe.

Top features of the 2020 Escape include:

  • Seats 5 (including driver)
  • Choice of EcoBoost, Hybrid, or Plug-In Hybrid Engines
  • Ford Co-Pilot360
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Five Drive Modes
  • Intelligent AWD and AWD Disconnect
  • Park Assist 2.0
  • Heads-Up Display
  • Cold Weather Features
  • Customizable 12.3” Digital Instrument cluster
  • Hand-Free Liftgate


The 2020 Ford Edge turns heads. With its sleek build and refined details, you will be the envy of the other parents when you’re picking up the kids from school.

Top features of the 2020 Edge include:

  • Seats 5 (including driver)
  • Extra Bold Design Series
  • Leather Steering Wheel and Seats
  • Metallic Accents
  • 2.7L V6 Turbocharged EcoBoost Engine
  • Wireless Charging Pad

Explorer and Expedition

The 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Expedition are built to give you space and handle an adventurous life.

Top features of the 2020 Explorer include:

  • Seats 7 (including driver)
  • 10.1” LCD Touchscreen
  • PowerFold Third-Row Seats
  • E-Z Entry Second-Row Seats
  • 2,483 Liters of Cargo Space
  • 2,540 kg (5,600lbs) Towing
  • Towing and Trailer Sway Control
  • Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System
  • B&O Sound System with 14 Speakers
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Tri-Zone Climate Control

Top features of the 2020 Ford Expedition include:

  • Seats 8 (including driver)
  • Third-Row Power Reclining Seats
  • Second-Row Tip-and-Slide Seats
  • 121 cu. ft. of Cargo Space
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Continuously Controlled Damping System
  • Independent Front and Rear Suspension
  • 4,117 kg (9,200 lbs) Towing
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
  • Dual-Headrest Rear Seat Entertainment System

Choosing Your Family Vehicle

It can be easy to be overwhelmed with so many options out there. To help narrow it down, think about the following questions:

  • Are five seats enough, or do you need more?
  • Is your family active and need to haul gear?
  • Do you prefer a sedan or an SUV/crossover?
  • How important are a premium sound system or tech features?
  • Do you want the most driver-assist features?

Once you know what you want and need, you can start ruling vehicles out that do not fit your lifestyle. After you have picked one or two models that you like, be sure to take a test drive.

During the test drive, ask the sales agent to go over all the driver-assist and technology features. It may be hard to learn them on your own once you get the vehicle home.

Also, pay attention to the way the vehicle handles and its blind spots. You want to feel comfortable and confident in the vehicle you buy.

At Mohawk Ford, we keep a wide range of vehicles in our inventory. Take a look online, then contact us or stop by so we can help you get your family on the road.

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