Among Millennials, Ford Expedition Might Just Become a Favorite

The birth rate per annum among the first wave of millennial women is rising. In fact, among demographics, it's now the highest since 1964, according to a recent report via the CDC from the National Vital Statistics System. As it gets older, the group in general is even catching onto suburban living, says a recent agreement from Zillow. Ditto for all the family trappings that come along with it, including the need for a capable, well-equipped full-size SUV to handle them.

At the same time, in 2017 alone, claims Ford, industry-wide large SUV sales grew 11 percent, and the automaker expects total SUV sales to grow another 5 percent or more in the next five to seven years -- meaning an increase in demand totaling an annual additional 850,000 SUVs. Could this be a clear reflection of the former trend?

It seems the two are coming together, at least according to our local Ford enthusiasts. When they do, of course, the new 2018 Ford Expedition will be ideally placed to help meet the growing needs of younger generations, with more than 50 new features certain to be of wide appeal. We can definitely think of a few that are already catching on here in the Nokomis, FL area.

For one, the new Ford Expedition comes of that durable high-aluminum construction native to its hard-charging Ford F-150 counterpart in the full-size light-duty pickup class. In tandem with the SUV's superb roster of safety and driver-assist features -- among them, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control&#trade; (RSC®), an available Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross-Traffic Alert, a Lane-Keeping System, and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, among others -- that means comprehensive protection on which you and yours can rely on the road.

What's more, the new Expedition is more capable than ever, building in a workhorse 375-horsepower, 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that puts out 470 pound-feet of torque. Bring available Control Trac® four-wheel drive into the mix, and you gain a command of traction over diverse landscapes and through foul weather that few other automakers can match. The aspiring compact truck's even respectably economical with fuel for the class, offering up to 17 city mpg and 24 highway mpg.

And let's not forget that it's capacious, for both passengers and cargo alike, with up to three rows of seating for up to eight passengers and a whopping 121.5 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seating collapsed (still a sizable 20.9 cubic feet at minimum). You can even take a small camper or trailerful of gear with you for the getaway thanks to a best-in-class 9,300-pound towing capacity, Trailer Sway Control, and Trailer Tow Monitoring. We can see why fellow vacationers love it, too. In addition to an enormous 36.1 inches of rear legroom, Expedition builds in an independent rear suspension. That means not only a lower floor height for loading ease but also a more relaxing ride for passengers picking up the rear than a standard solid axle.

Best of all, however, purchase or lease a new Ford Expedition here in Nokomis, and you gain a seasoned traveling companion that defines technologically adept. Our SUV incorporates SYNC® and SYNC® 3 systems with available voice-activated touchscreen navigation for entertainment and directional control and convenience as well as Wi-Fi Hotspot support to help keep you and the gang connected to civilization. Smart-charging USB ports for devices across the rows help keep everyone energized and ready for the long haul, while an optional 12-speaker B&O Play Premium Audio System by Harman makes almost any road mix an anthem. You can even manage it all remotely with SYNC® Connect and the FordPass&#trade; app.

Eager to take the next step in your driving life? Take the short trip out to visit us here at Matthews Currie Ford Co., and bring the whole family along. We'll be delighted to show you what a brand-new 2018 Ford Expedition can do for you. We're just around the corner from Venice and down the highway from Sarasota and Bradenton, here at 130 North Tamiami Trail.

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