5 Fords, Full of Fun Features for Texans

by Marika Flatt on December 9, 2019 in Lifestyle,
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Ford Motor Company has a super fleet of 2019 vehicles designed to knock your socks off! 

We’re a Ford family—we’ve purchased three Expeditions in the 18 years that we’ve had kids—they’re just a great family vehicle! But the latest and greatest Ford vehicles have a lot more “wow” factors, with some of our favorite features being: auto high beam lights, car play (connecting the iPhone, thereby having Bluetooth phone capabilities and access to Spotify playlists), built-in inverters on the front dash (when needing to plug in a computer) and retractable running boards. Take a look at this impressive curated collection:

1. 2019 Expedition MAX Limited

The 2019 Ford Expedition’s safety features make it the ultimate family machine! Courtesy photo

Ford’s ultimate family machine, the 2019 Expedition brings some exciting updates to the long running line of large SUVs. With seating for up to eight people, the Expedition features some powerful updates. This year’s model includes an advanced security system to help keep your vehicle safe wherever you go, as well as an extremely practical hands-free foot-activated rear door. Never drop anything while trying to open the rear door again! With airbags covering key points in the vehicle (even the third row), your most precious cargo will be kept safe. Featuring the tried and true Ford 3.5L EcoBoost Engine, the Expedition packs plenty of power while also getting an impressive EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway rating. 

2. 2019 F150 Platinum 4×4 Diesel

The Ford Platinum 4×4 is changing the standards for diesel trucks. Courtesy photo

Trucks are America’s staple vehicle (and nowhere more so than in Texas), and Ford has long been known to make one of the most reliable trucks on the market. For truck owners, diesel engines are a tempting option. However, up until recently, diesel engines were reserved for larger, three-quarter-ton trucks. Ford made it their mission to change these standards, and the F150 is now available with a stunningly powerful 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel. If you’ve never driven a diesel truck, then get ready to be blown away with impressive power. With up to 11,500 pounds towing and 440 pound-feet of torque, the Ford F150 Platinum 4X4 Diesel is great news if you tow a boat or trailer. As an added bonus, the engine gets a class-leading EPA estimated 30 mpg highway fuel economy.

3. 2019 F150 SuperCrew Limited

The luxurious Ford F150 Supercrew Limited is the most impeccable pick-up! Courtesy photo

The 2019 F150 SuperCrew Limited puts some extra shine into the pickup category. With twin-panel sunroofs and a satin-finished grille, the F150 Limited is nothing short of luxury. Featuring the high-output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine, this truck gets an impressive 450 horsepower. If you want a truck that goes fast and looks stunning, then the F150 Limited is the best bang for your buck. 

4. 2019 F250 Super Duty

Soup up your ride with the Ford F250 Super Duty, packed with tons of incredible exterior and interior features. Courtesy photo

Want a big ‘ol truck? If you spend a lot of your time towing, then look no further than the F250 Super Duty. Built for the toughest jobs, the F250 features a light body on an ultra-strong frame and chassis. Paired with the 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel, the F250 packs a serious punch. Besides creating a workhorse, Ford put a lot of thought into making this truck comfortable for the everyday traveler. Available with a tailgate step with step assist, up to seven available exterior cameras and LED box lighting, the F250 Super Duty features many options that make it easy to get the job done. You might feel small climbing up into this mamma-jamma but you’ll feel like the king of the road!

5. 2019 Ford Edge ST AWD

The 2019 Ford Edge is both sleek and eco-friendly. Courtesy photo

The first SUV from the Ford Performance Team, the 2019 Ford Edge ST is a thrill to drive with the brains to match. Featuring a 2.7L V6 Turbocharged EcoBoost producing 335 horsepower, this SUV is more like a rocket ship. Featuring distinct body lines and Ford Performance-tuned suspension, the ST will not go unnoticed. With seating for five, it is the perfect car for both families and the everyday commuter. This car is fast, with plenty of room for all of your hobbies and precious cargo.


Marika Flatt is the Travel Editor of Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a long-time Ford purchaser. She enjoyed road tripping round Texas in Ford’s latest fleet. She took the Expedition to Cinnamon Shore in Port Aransas, the F150 SuperCrew Limited to Houston, and the F250 Super Duty to San Antonio and College Station.