Guest post by Maddie Monroe
As a young professional living in the downtown area, there is absolutely no way I can afford a luxury car. Nor, for the most part, do I need one. Every so often, however, there’s an occasion when I could really use some wheels. Enter Ford Canada.
- I was able to cart a huge amount of stuff in the MKZ’s very spacious trunk, meaning I could take my 8 garbage bags full of old clothes to a donation bin in one trip! The next day, I filled up the trunk with work supplies and drove the whole batch over to my new location in a snap. These two errands made me very thankful to have features like the Active Park Assist, the rear camera, and the one-button automatic trunk closure. In fact, the one-button automatic trunk closure meant that I could fill my arms up with stuff and still close the trunk just by pushing a button on the remote (so cool).
- One of my best friends had a wedding reception in Ottawa the weekend I had the car, so instead of dealing with Via Rail or Greyhound, I decided to drive. And I’m so glad I did. Firstly, the mileage was fantastic: I went from Toronto to Ottawa on less than one tank of gas! Secondly, features like Adaptive Cruise Control really came in handy during the 4-hour drive, since it made it easy to adjust the cruise control up or down a few kilometres without having to reset. That made me feel much safer on the busy highway, and I arrived at the reception feeling relaxed and ready to celebrate, rather than stressed and tired out from travel.
- Whether driving in the city or on the highway, I loved the Blind Spot Information System. A small amber light that illuminates in the side view mirror when a vehicle is detected in your blind spot. The accompanying Cross-traffic Alert meant that all sides of the car were protected at all times, and I was visibly and audibly warned whenever a vehicle was approaching within 14m of the car. A much-needed feature in our pedestrian- and cyclist-heavy city!