The state of Utah is well known for large families. In fact, 31 percent of Utah’s population is under the age of 18, making it the state with the youngest population — and therefore the most children — in the nation. A family in Utah has 3.67 people on average compared to 3.22, nationally. With popular activities like soccer games, dance practice or piano lessons, children are busy. You may wonder what type of car is the best for a big family. The Ford lineup offers plenty of big vehicles that are perfect for big families.
The Ford Escape is one of the best cars on the market today. With seating for five people and an EPA-estimated 22/31 city/highway miles per gallon, the Escape is a great car for a big family.
Another great car for a big family is the Ford Fusion. Available in standard or hybrid versions, the Fusion has seating for five and a standard voice-activated SYNC® system. There is also an available intelligent all-wheel-drive (AWD) system for handling every condition. A good car will be able to drive well on paved roads as well as snow-covered and rain-slick surfaces.
If you have a big family, the Ford Focus is also another good car. In addition to the voice-activated SYNC® system, the Focus has a balanced blend of engineering and horsepower. The Focus has a 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine and unique, ST sport-tuned suspension. With high-performance front and rear disc brakes, the Focus has an energetic stance that is hard to find in other vehicles. Stylized headlamps and tail-lamps also add to the stream-lined look of the Focus. The EPA-estimated mpg rate is 27/37 city/highway and seats five people. The Focus also has electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) and available six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission.
For big families, big cars are a good way to spend time together. Ford produces vehicles with features like great miles-per-gallon ratings and voice-activated SYNC® technology to benefit drivers and their families. If you have a large number of people in your family, finding the right vehicle is an important decision.
Sara Bezdjian enjoys writing articles for Fusion 360, an agency in Utah that works with several businesses like Henry Day Ford. When she isn’t reading or playing roller derby, you can find her eating ice cream.