In July, Aeryn, Christy and I loaded up the 2013 Ford Explorer and headed off to Chicago! We even had our own hashtag #3GirlsInAFord
It’s going to be a fun ride to Chicago! We’re test driving a 2013 @FordCanada Explorer! #3GirlsInAFord http://t.co/VC4ihoEjW7
— Wendy [mapsgirl] (@mapsgirl) July 24, 2013
Driver Seat Memory
Christy and I shared the driving, so the Driver Seat Memory came in very handy. Each of us was able to set the seat in the position that was comfortable for us and program the button. When we switched drivers, with the quick push of the button, the seat was back the way we wanted it.
Adaptive Cruise Control
My favourite feature, that really blew my mind, is the adaptive cruise control. I was able to drive for several hours on the highway without touching the gas or the brake pedals.
How the Adaptive Cruise Control works:
- you set the cruise on the speed that you liked to travel
- you set the distance that you’d like between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you
- you drive
- if you approach a vehicle that is going slower than you are, your vehicle will slow down and only be as close as the gap that you set
- once you change lanes, your vehicle will speed back up to the speed that you set
It’s really amazing!
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
Watch the video to learn more:
The Navigation System was very helpful in getting us to Chicago and back. I really like that the images on the screen match what you see on the road.