As Sport Utility Vehicles have become a favorite choice among U.S.  buyers, SUVs now make the bulk of Ford’s lineup.

The Blue Oval brand offers a lineup of some of the best crossovers and SUVs on the market. The entire Ford SUV lineup has varying levels of power, fuel efficiency, and interior space.

Ford SUV Lineup

Ford Motor Company (often referred to as Ford) is an American multinational automobile manufacturer founded in 1903 by Henry Ford. The company headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, United States sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand, and luxury cars under its Lincoln luxury brand.

Finding the appropriate SUV for your family can be difficult, which is why the Ford SUV lineup has a range of models that are tailored to the demands of today’s families. Whether you’re looking for a spacious SUV for family trips or a fuel-efficient vehicle, the Ford SUV lineup has what you’re looking for.

1. Ford EcoSport

The Ford EcoSport (pronounced EE-koh-sport) is a subcompact crossover SUV originally built in Brazil in 2003.

The EcoSport which is currently in its second generation, became one of Ford’s best-seller models in Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, and Brazil (where it frequently ranks among the top twenty best-selling vehicles). Its main rivals were the Fiat Palio Weekend Adventure and Volkswagen CrossFox. In 2011, total sales hit 700,000 units.

The Ford EcoSport offers sporty performance and 4WD that makes it ideal for care-free everyday driving. It has a stylish interior and intelligent technology to keep you connected wherever you go.

This vehicle will appeal to young people and city dwellers who seek a vehicle that is easy to park, has a higher ride height, and offers safe and confident driving dynamics.

It’s also a suitable entry-level vehicle for newcomers to the Ford brand, as well as a good option for long-time Ford consumers searching for a smaller package without sacrificing quality.

 

EcoSport Trim Levels

  • S (starting price: $20,395)
  • SE (starting price: $23,960)
  • Titanium (starting price: $26,895)
  • SES (starting price: $280,155)

2021 EcoSport Key Features

  • Swing gate rear door opposed to the typical hatch style door offers easy access to cargo without having to open the door completely
  • Standard 1.0L EcoBoost® Ti-VCT I-3 engine with 123 horsepower / 125 lb ft of torque
  • Optional 2.0L EcoBoost® Ti-VCT I-4 engine with 166 horsepower / 149 lb ft of torque
  • 27 city / 29 hwy / 28 combined MPG**
  • Auto start-stop technology
  • Rear-view camera
  • SYNC® 3 Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment system available
  • Intelligent 4WD system (Optional)
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™)
  • Available power moonroof with sunshade

2. Ford Escape

The Ford Escape is a good compact crossover SUV that has been produced by Ford for four generations, starting in 2000. It is the brand’s top-seller and 12th top-selling vehicle in the US.

The Ford Escape features a powerful turbo-four engine, above-average mpg estimates with the standard turbo-three engine, engaging handling, and a comfortable ride.

In Europe, the Escape is called Kuga. The Ford Escape was built for an active lifestyle and offers plenty of options for you to hit the road in your own individual style – featuring plenty of legroom and cargo space on the inside.

The 2021 Escape is a small SUV available in four trim levels: S, SE, SEL, and Titanium

2021 Ford Escape Trim Levels

  • S (starting price: $25,555)
  • SE (starting price: $27,035)
  • SE Hybrid (starting price: $28,030)
  • SE Plug-in Hybrid (starting price: $33,075)
  • SEL (starting price: $29,505)
  • SEL Hybrid (starting price: $30,500)
  • SEL Plug-in Hybrid (starting price: $36,055)
  • Titanium (starting price: $35,815)
  • Titanium Hybrid (starting price: $33,600)
  • Titanium Plug-in Hybrid (starting price: $38,885)

2021 Escape Key Features

  • Choice of a standard 1.5L EcoBoost® engine with 181 horsepower or an optional 2.0L EcoBoost® with 250 horsepower
  • Standard 27 city/33 hwy/30 combined MPG**
  • Available Intelligent AWD (SE, SEL, and Titanium models)
  • Standard SYNC® Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System with 4.2-inch color LCD screen
  • Optional Panoramic Vista Roof®
  • New Standard FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot
  • Five Selectable Drive Modes with available 12.3-inch instrument cluster

3. Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is a collection of crossover SUVs produced by Ford Motor Company. The Edge is Ford’s first mid-size CUV in North America, having debuted for the 2007 model year. It is presently in its second generation.

This smaller 5-passenger SUV has a more robust styling when compared to the Escape. It makes an excellent choice for consumers who need extra features, more cargo, and a larger overall stance appeals to city dwellers and possibly small families.

The interior of the Edge is spacious, with an intuitive infotainment system, numerous active safety systems, and sufficient cargo space. It’s pleasant to drive on a daily basis, and its turbocharged engines provide quick acceleration and above-average fuel efficiency. The 2021 Ford Edge comes in five trims.

2021 Ford Edge Models

  • Edge SE (starting price: $36,550)
  • Edge SEL (starting price: $40,955)
  • Edge ST (starting price: $44,645)
  • Edge ST-Line (starting price: $38,440)
  • Edge Titanium (starting price: $38,440)

2021 Edge Key Features

  • Twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4, Turbocharged, Direct-injection engine with 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft torque
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6, Twin-turbocharged, direct-injection engine with 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft torque (optional)
  • 21 city/ 29 hwy / 24 combined MPG**
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology
  • Available wireless charging pad
  • Standard SYNC® 4 Voice-Activated technology with 12-inch LCD touchscreen
  • B&O™ Premium Sound System with 12 speakers (optional)

4. Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer is one of Ford’s most versatile vehicles, even if it isn’t as well-known as the Mustang or Bronco. Fitting somewhere between the midsize five-passenger Ford Edge and the full-size Expedition, the Explorer is a three-row SUV well suited for family carrying chores.

It also has good towing capabilities for its class, as well as an engine range that should suit your needs, whether you want high fuel efficiency or dynamic performance.

In this family-favorite Ford SUV, you can choose between two EcoBoost® engines and five impressive trim levels. Whether you’re running the kids to soccer practice or gearing up for any other adventure, the Explorer has the comfort you want and the capability.

It is practical and versatile with sufficient cargo space, a suite of safety features, and a maximum towing capacity of 5,600 lbs. The Explorer is a Ford SUV lineup that comes in eight trim levels.

Ford Explorer Trim Levels

  • Base (starting price: $32,925)
  • XLT (starting price: $35,075)
  • Limited (starting price: $45,255)
  • Timberline (starting price: $46,015)
  • ST (starting price: $49,00)
  • ST-Line (starting price: $49,00)
  • King Ranch (starting price: $52,600)
  • Platinum (starting price: $52,730

2021 Explorer Key Features

  • Standard 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4, available 3.0L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6, or available 3.3L Hybrid Powertrain
  • 10-speed transmission and optional Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of driver-assist technologies
  • Standard 8-inch digital touch screen with SYNC® 3 and FordPass Connect™ Wi-Fi service
  • Available PowerFold® third-row seats and E-Z entry second-row seats
  • Optional B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen
  • Available 360-degree camera with split-view

5. Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition is a large SUV that sits at the top of Ford’s SUV lineup. It’s a typical truck-based SUV, which means it’s more like the Ford F-150 than crossovers like the Ford Escape and Explorer. The Expedition’s vast cabin provides enough of capacity for passengers and cargo, making it an excellent hauling vehicle.

The interior of the Expedition is as spacious as you’d expect from a vehicle of its size. Even 6-foot-tall adults will have no trouble fitting in the third row thanks to adequate legroom and headroom throughout – something that cannot be claimed of all full-size SUVs.

2021 Ford Expedition Models

  • XL STX (starting price: $50,595)
  • XLT (starting price: $53,410)
  • XLT MAX (starting price: $55,410)
  • Limited (starting price: $62,175)
  • Limted MAX (starting price: $64,175)
  • King Ranch (starting price: $73,335)
  • King Ranch MAX (starting price: $75,335)
  • Platinum (starting price: $74,150)
  • Platinum MAX (starting price: $76,150)

2021 Expedition Key Features

  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine available in two configurations (375 HP / 470 TQ or 400 HP / 480 TQ) and 10-speed SelectShift® Automatic transmission
  • Available 4-wheel drive (4WD) system (includes 1-speed transfer case, Terrain Management System ™ with 7 selectable drive modes)
  • Standard Ford Co-Pilot360 safety technologies
  • Choice of 2-row or 3-row seating for 5, 7, or 8 passengers (depending on configuration)
  • Optional B&O™ Sound System with 12 speakers, and HD Radio™ Technology
  • Available Dual-Headrest Rear Seat Entertainment System

6. Ford Bronco

This legendary SUV has returned to Ford dealerships after a 20-plus-year absence, retaining the style and spirit of the original 1966 Bronco. It’s an intriguing contender to the Jeep Wrangler, Toyota 4Runner, and Land Rover Defender because of its great off-road capability, wide customization possibilities, and modern technology features.

The Bronco, which comes in two and four-door models, is a capable off-road 4×4, body-on-frame vehicle similar to conventional SUVs and most modern pickup trucks.

The Ford Bronco is a four-wheel-drive SUV that comes in seven trim levels: Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, Wildtrak and the limited-production First Edition

2021 Ford Bronco Models

  • Base (starting price: $29,995)
  • Big Bend (starting price: $34,880)
  • Black Diamond (starting price: $37,545)
  • Outer Banks (starting price: $40,450)
  • Bronco Badlands (starting price: $43,590)
  • Bronco Wildtrak (starting price: $48,475)
  • Bronco First Edition (starting price: $58,410)

2021 Bronco Key Features

  • Available in classic two-door and all-new four-door body styles with optional removable roof sections
  • Choice of standard 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder (270 horsepower / 310 lb-ft of torque) or optional 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 (310 horsepower / 400 lb-ft of torque) engines
  • Choice of segment-first 7-speed manual and available 10-speed automatic transmissions
  • Available Advanced 4×4 with Automatic On-Demand Engagement and Trail Control™ for Off-Road
  • Optional segment-exclusive 12-inch SYNC® 4 system with over-the-air updates and FordPass Performance app with off-road navigation
  • Available best-in-class 11.6-inch ground clearance, maximum 29-degree breakover angle, and 37.2-degree departure angle
  • 7 individual trim levels featuring 11 color choices and more than 200 dealer-installed accessories

7. Ford Bronco Sport

The Bronco Sport, which is based on the Ford Escape small SUV, intends to combine the appearance and feel of the Bronco with standard crossover SUV qualities including improved road manners and fuel economy.

With basic all-wheel-drive, enough ground clearance, numerous traction settings, and a plethora of optional off-road improvements, the Bronco Sport holds its own when venturing off the main path.

Starting at $26,660 (for the 2021 model), this is a very enjoyable and well-executed small SUV with a lot of personalities. The Bronco Sport’s biggest strength is its off-road ability.

2021 Bronco Sport Key Features

  • Standard 1.5-liter EcoBoost® (181 horsepower / 195 lb-ft of torque) or available 2.0-liter EcoBoost® (245 horsepower / 275 lb-ft of torque) with standard 8-speed automatic transmission and 4X4 system
  • Terrain Management System with up to seven G.O.A.T. (Goes Over Any Terrain) Modes
  • SYNC® 3 with 8-inch LCD touchscreen and FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Optional easy-to-clean cloth bucket seats with zippered pockets and MOLLE straps on front-row seatbacks
  • Available front 180-degree front camera with split-view and washer
  • Optional 10-speaker B&O® Sound System
  • Standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety technologies

8. Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Ford Mustang Mach-E isn’t the quickest or cheapest electric vehicle on the market, and it doesn’t have the longest range. It is, nonetheless, regarded as one of the best luxury electric vehicles on the market.

Because of its mid-$40,000 starting price, it stands out among traditional luxury brands. Although the Ford Mustang Mach-E is designated as an all-electric SUV, it’s more like a wagon than an SUV. It comes in five trim levels with seating for five people:

  • Select
  • California Route 1
  • Premium
  • GT
  • First Edition

2021 Mache-E Key Features

  • All-electric powertrain with standard-range (75.7 kWh lithium-ion battery) and extended-range (98.8 kWh battery) options with a targeted maximum range of an EPA-estimated 300 miles
  • Mach-E GT Performance Edition targets 0-60 mph in the mid-3-second range and an estimated 342 kW (459 horsepower) and 830 Nm (612 lb-ft) of torque
  • Drainable front trunk storage unit with 4.8 cubic feet and interior cargo capacity of 59.6 cubic feet
  • Three unique drive experiences – Whisper, Engage, and Unbridled
  • Next-generation SYNC with 15.5-inch touchscreen display
  • Charge time – 10% to 80% in approximately 38 minutes while charging on a DC fast charging station (standard range)
  • Ford mobile charger (included) adds an estimated average range of 22 miles per charging hour on a 240V outlet

9. Ford Evos

The Ford Evos is a low-slung mid-size crossover SUV that’s only available to customers in China. It was produced by Ford through Changan Ford joint venture in China and was debuted at Auto Shanghai in China in April 2021.

The Evos has been described as a cross between a crossover and a station wagon due to its low-slung proportions, which were mostly developed by a Ford team based in China.

10. Ford Territory

The Ford Territory is a compact crossover SUV built by the JMC-Ford joint venture and unveiled at the 2018 Chengdu Auto Show. Despite sharing the same name as the previous Ford Territory crossover sold in Australia, the two vehicles are unrelated.

 

The Territory is a 5 seater crossover powered by a 1.5-liter EcoBoost 145 engine based on JMC and AVL’s JX4G15 gasoline engine. Ford China classified it as an entry-level compact SUV that sits between the current EcoSport and Kuga SUV product lines when it went on sale in early 2019.

 

11. Ford Puma

The Ford Puma is a subcompact crossover SUV marketed by Ford since 2019. It is considered an SUV equivalent of the seventh-generation Fiesta. The vehicle is only available for the European and Australasian markets.

In the European market, the Puma is positioned above the EcoSport and below the Kuga. See where Ford is on the top 30 most reliable car brands

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