Town and Country Ford is proud to be Louisville's certified pre-owned Ford Escape dealer. Specializing in Ford's lineup of cars, trucks, and SUVs, we've earned a reputation for friendly service, fair prices, and no-hassle financing, and while we're proud of our expansive inventory of new vehicles, many customers don't know we also offer an impressive selection of certified pre-owned (CPO) Ford models. These vehicles are a cut above your average used car, meeting strict quality and mileage requirements in order to earn the vaunted Ford Blue Advantage CPO label. A Ford CPO vehicle isn't a marketing tactic; it's a promise. That's why every CPO vehicle we sell comes with a generous warranty package and 24/7 roadside assistance.
Ford's Blue Advantage CPO program addresses one of the most common complaints with the used market: you just never know what you're going to get. A vehicle might feel great during a test drive and only start to display its gremlins once the title is signed over. New vehicles carry their own unforeseen risks, but for many, the higher price tag is well worth the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're a vehicle's first owner. CPO vehicles deliver that same peace of mind at a much lower price, allowing drivers to explore models that might have initially seemed outside of their budget while knowing there won't be any unpleasant surprises down the road.
The Ford Escape is the perfect example of the benefits of Ford's CPO program: the four-door, five-passenger SUV was introduced in 2001 and has easily become one of the best-selling compacts on the market. This level of popularity means there are plenty of Escapes out there to choose from, but knowing which ones are worth the investment is another thing altogether. Read on to learn a little more about the Escape, the Ford Blue Advantage CPO program, and how Town and Country Ford works to guarantee that our customer's satisfaction extends well after they've driven off the lot.
Crossover SUVs were not a brand-new concept in 2001, but the Ford Escape still made waves thanks to its clever fusion of sporty, off-road-inspired styling and truck-like dimensions fused with the comfort and fuel-efficiency of a smaller vehicle. Introduced as an alternative to the big, boxy SUV trend of the late '90s, these crossovers allowed drivers to retain all the features they'd fallen in love with on their large SUVs while easing driver's conscience around fuel efficiency, safety, and price.
In the years since, the Escape has built on that reputation and is now often cited as one of the most versatile crossovers on the market, seamlessly mixing the best features of both the car and truck sectors and allowing the SUV to serve an impressively wide range of drivers. It has the ground clearance and cargo room of a truck while still comfortably seating five passengers. Its height gives drivers the comfort and visibility that makes trucks and large SUVs so appealing without all the heft and unneeded heavy-duty off-road capability, and it can be customized to include four-wheel drive while still offering fuel economy numbers that would put some sedans to shame.
A trailblazer in the new crop of crossovers with over 20 years of used models to choose from, the Escape is one of the most prevalent and popular vehicles in the used crossover market. In fact, the Escape consistently ranks among the top best-selling crossovers in the compact SUVs class. This ubiquity not only gives drivers nearly endless options when searching for certified pre-owned Escapes but also keeps prices down and allows the Ford Escape to remain one of the most affordable vehicles in its class.
With four generations of Escapes to explore, there's a model to suit the unique demands of every driver. Those looking for a real bargain will have plenty of second-generation Escapes to choose from, while drivers looking for a few of the more modern conveniences inherent in newer vehicles will appreciate third and fourth-generation models. The third generation in particular (2013-2019) represents the real sweet spot between affordability and tech, including a full complement of driver-assist features like enhanced active park assist, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping. The safety-minded will particularly appreciate the forward collision warning with brake support found on third-generation models and newer, while the Ford SYNC Connect system brings the crossover fully into the modern age, giving drivers the ability to control a number of vehicle features from a smartphone-based app.
Some drivers might have a bias around the idea of buying used, but Ford's Certified Pre-Owned vehicles represent an entirely different sector of the used market. While there's no telling what you might end up with when buying a used vehicle on taking your chances on the private market, the Ford Blue Advantage CPO program eliminates all the uncertainty and risk by ensuring all vehicles meet their exacting standard.
Ford CPO vehicles are thoroughly inspected using an exhaustive 139 or 172 point inspection process that covers everything from essential safety systems and powertrains to climate controls, electrical systems, and suspension. Vehicles that cannot be adequately repaired or reconditioned are automatically disqualified from the CPO label, ensuring only Fords in the best-possible condition make the cut. Since the CPO inventory typically consists of late-model vehicles, drivers can be confident that their vehicle will include many modern safety and security features.
Ford dealers like the team here at Town and Country also run a full CARFAX vehicle history report on the vehicle, keeping an eye out for any flood, fire, or frame damage that could present problems in the future. The CARFAX also alerts dealers to the vehicle's salvage, accident, and title history, allowing dealers to disqualify any models with a shady past. You can view the CARFAX report for any used vehicle we offer for free right from the vehicle inventory page on our website.
Vehicles that pass this strict vetting process and are then labeled under two distinct categories: Blue Certified and Gold Certified. Gold is the highest standard for a Ford CPO vehicle, encompassing only cars, trucks, and SUVs which are less than six years old and have been driven less than 80,000 miles. After passing a 172-point inspection, these CPO vehicles are almost good-as-new. In fact, Ford is so confident in our Gold Certified CPO vehicles that it offers a 12-month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty, 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and 24/7 roadside assistance.
Blue Certified CPO vehicles include 90-day/4,000-mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty and are all less than ten years old with fewer than 120,000 miles. All Blue Certified vehicles qualify for the same 24/7 roadside assistance as Gold models, with comprehensive coverage that will guarantee you're never riding alone when you're in a Ford CPO vehicle. The program includes $100 in towing assistance, rental car reimbursement, fuel delivery, flat tire service, jump-starts, and more. Available all across the U.S. and Canada, the policy will even cover three days of lodging, meals, and travel expenses should your Ford CPO vehicle break down more than 100 miles from home.
Whether you're in the market for a Certified Pre-Owned car, truck, SUV, or van, you're sure to find what you're looking for here at Town and Country Ford. We offer all of the most popular models from Ford's extensive lineup, from the Escape to larger SUVs like the Explorer and Expedition. Of course, any mention of Ford wouldn't be complete without touching on the brand's legendary lineup of hardworking pickups. The Ford F-150 has been America's best-selling vehicle for over 40 years. This not only speaks to the reliability and performance of the storied pickup, but the sheer number of F-150s on the road also means that you'll have no shortage of CPO pickups to choose from. The F-150 retains its value better than almost any other truck on the market, meaning that should you ever decide to part with your CPO F-150, you'll get top dollar in return.
We also carry a wide selection of new Ford vehicles here at Town and Country and are eager to share some of the newest innovations rolling off the line in Detroit. Particularly sparking excitement is Ford's growing lineup of electric and hybrid vehicles. The brand has made a clear commitment to the future of alternatively-powered vehicles, converting some of its most popular models to an all-electric format and making a little history in the process. The Escape, Mustang, and Explorer all now feature electrified options, and the all-electric F-150 Lightning is poised to revolutionize the truck segment. The near-instant power transfer made possible by the pickup's electric motors allows for unparalleled torque, meaning drivers will no longer need to sacrifice power in the name of fuel efficiency. The Ford Bronco has also made a return to the market, bringing to the lineup a sportiness that had been missing since the model was discontinued in the late '90s.