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Growing Family? Stretch into an Explorer

When there are too many elbows and knees buckled into the backseat and not enough room for all the gear you need to take along with your growing brood in the back, it’s time to look for a vehicle with more space.

Our team at Mohawk Ford usually points families with growing pains to the Ford Explorer. This vehicle, with a sophisticated but functional design, features that everyone will enjoy, and safety innovations that make you feel more confident to be out on the road, ticks all the boxes for a growing family.


It doesn’t matter if you’re running across town for groceries or across the country for vacation, this full-size SUV provides seating for up to seven and plenty of cargo room for all the gear you need to bring along.

Our Cargo Management System provides an organized way to pack with extra pockets on the side and a storage area underneath the floor to provide a place to store smaller items. Flip the reversible load floor for plastic bedding and save your carpet from muddy shoes or your furriest friend.

Pack in all the necessities (and the not-so-necessities) – you’ve got plenty of room! With PowerFold 50/50 Fold-Flat Rear Seat Backs you have the versatility you need to pack everything you want. Second-Row E-Z Entry second-row seating provides the access you need and your passengers want. Your backseat crew won’t have to wait for help out; it’s easy to navigate with the push of a button.

Choice and control are all up to you. Seven selectable drive modes put control at your fingertips. Feel the difference in maneuverability and handling once you match your environment to your driving experience. The maximum towing capacity of 5600 pounds means you can hitch up your boat, camper, or jet skis in preparation for the adventure you’ve designed.

Ford takes you where you want to go and gets you back again. Our Terrain Management System helps you tackle whatever situation you find yourself in. Choose from Normal, Trail, Deep Snow/Sand, Slippery, Sport, Tow/Haul, and Eco modes. Each comes with 3D animated graphics available in the 12.3-inch digital cluster.


If you want that little extra escape, consider the Twin-Panel Moonroof. Large enough that it provides blue-sky views, fresh air, and warm breezes for your crew in the backseat, the Twin-Panel Moonroof offers an open-air feel and plenty of sunlight for everyone.

Crank up the tunes! Get revved up for the big meeting or calmed down for the ride home. Our B&O Sound System with fourteen strategically-placed speakers packs a melodious punch. From Bach to The Beatles, you’ll never miss another downbeat.

Don’t worry about remembering your phone charger. Our available Wireless Charging ports in the center dash keep your devices charged and ready to go on arrival.


Your safety is our priority. Our Ford Co-Pilot360 Technology provides you with safety innovations you’d have never even imagined ten years ago. These driver-assistive technologies save lives. Many of these features are standard on most of our Ford models. Be sure to ask your sales team member to walk you through the features available on the model in which you’re most interested. Safety features include:

  • Lane-Keeping System. It happens to the most conscientious of us. We are momentarily distracted and veer out of our lane – if only for a second. This system alerts you when you drift out of your lane so that you can realign safely. If you’re unable to maneuver back into your lane, our system gently guides you.
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control. You set your preferred cruising speed and the distance between your vehicle and the traffic ahead. Then, we maintain both while you keep your eyes on the road ahead and your mind on more important things.
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps. These lights detect ambient light and automatically dim and brighten accordingly. You’ll never blind oncoming traffic again!
  • Blind Spot Information System. When a vehicle enters your blind spot, our system alerts you. That way, you get to keep your eyes on the road ahead while we keep what’s around you in your sights. Literally.

These are only a few of the many ways Ford keeps you and your passengers safe. Talk to your sales team member about how the safety features in your vehicle work. You won’t regret it.

About Us

Our team at Mohawk Ford is ready to help you think through all your options for your growing family. When you need more space, the Ford Expedition is ready to make room! With lots of room for elbows, knees, and necessary cargo, the Expedition is a growing family’s dream.

Come visit us on Upper James Street TODAY. Kick the tires. Settle in behind the wheel. Explore the features. See for yourself all the reasons the Expedition is the answer. We know you’ll like what you see.

Stretch into an Explorer