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SUV FAQ

SUV FAQ

What is an SUV?

An SUV is a Sport Utility Vehicle. Powered for performance, an SUV should stand up to tough conditions and harsh environments, without compromising on interior comforts.

What is an SUV?

An SUV is a Sport Utility Vehicle. Powered for performance, an SUV should stand up to tough conditions and harsh environments, without compromising on interior comforts.

Red Ford Everest parked off road on a hill with two hikers

Four things to look for in an SUV

Four things to look for in an SUV

2020 Ford Everest driving through forest landscape

Size & height

SUVs are larger than regular cars, making them well suited to off-road driving and weekend trips. Large SUVs sit higher and have better ground clearance, while compact SUVs are great for inner city driving.

Size & height

SUVs are larger than regular cars, making them well suited to off-road driving and weekend trips. Large SUVs sit higher and have better ground clearance, while compact SUVs are great for inner city driving.

Space

For added utility and convenience, every Ford SUV is designed to maximise rear cargo space when you need it and allow for extra leg room when you want it.

Space

For added utility and convenience, every Ford SUV is designed to maximise rear cargo space when you need it and allow for extra leg room when you want it.

2020 Ford Everest boot space with 3rd row and rear seats folded down
Blue Ford Everest towing a boat out of the water

Towing

SUVs are great vehicles for towing trailers. Their powerful engines provide added torque for extra traction control and grip. The Ford Everest’s ability to haul up to 3100kgSuv-Faq-Towing means you’ll never have to leave anything behind.

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Towing

SUVs are great vehicles for towing trailers. Their powerful engines provide added torque for extra traction control and grip. The Ford Everest’s ability to haul up to 3100kgSuv-Faq-Towing means you’ll never have to leave anything behind.

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Family friendly

Choosing a family car shouldn’t mean choosing between comfort and style, or practicality and space. For a compact SUV suited to younger families, try Escape. Or for bigger families needing more room, try a large SUV with 7 seats, such as EverestSuv-Faq-Everest. Intelligently designed with more storage options in doors, and an electric third row which can be folded down to provide extra space in the rear cargo.

Family friendly

Choosing a family car shouldn’t mean choosing between comfort and style, or practicality and space. For a compact SUV suited to younger families, try Escape. Or for bigger families needing more room, try a large SUV with 7 seats, such as EverestSuv-Faq-Everest. Intelligently designed with more storage options in doors, and an electric third row which can be folded down to provide extra space in the rear cargo.

Woman and dog sitting in Ford Escape open boot

What else to look for in an SUV

A vehicle just as tough as it is smart. Ford SUVs comprise of intelligent design, flexible interiors, innovative technology and off-road capabilities.

What else to look
for in an SUV

A vehicle just as tough as it is smart. Ford SUVs comprise of intelligent design, flexible interiors, innovative technology and off-road capabilities.

Red 2020 Ford Escape PHEV charging in car park

Power & efficiency

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Power & efficiency

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Ford Escape interior dashboard and steering wheel view

Safety technology

More about safety

 

Safety technology

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Blue Ford Everest off roading in desert

Off-road capability

More about off-road

 

Off-road capability

More about off-road