By now, you’ve read at least one or maybe several articles that has something to say about millennials. The generation certainly seems to attract a lot of attention, but as it turns out, they may have more in common with older generations than it seems like. Recent research shows that the millennial generation has begun to choose suburban living and larger cars in greater numbers than ever before. While they might be a little older than previous generations when making these moves, the fact remains that they’re finding home and car ownership more appealing.

One of the biggest trends found in a recent survey commissioned by the Ford company is that millennials are ranking SUVs that can accommodate a suburban, family lifestyle high on their wish list. And here at your Shelbyville Ford dealership, we think SUVs are the perfect option for these young couples and parents.

For families just starting out, the 2018 Ford Escape comes with a host of family friendly conveniences like a hands-free rear liftgate and easily adaptable rear seating and cargo space, all in a compact and efficient package. If you want that suburban living to come with a side of adventure, the all-purpose 2017 Ford Explorer allows you to pack, tow, and manage any landscape thanks to its power and intelligent 4WD with a Terrain Management System. Or you could choose what’s already a popular option with older millennials, who prefer mid-size and large SUVs, the 2018 Ford Expedition. This full-size Ford SUV has room for up to eight passengers, boasts high safety ratings, and allows you to pack in everything from the carpool to the camping supplies – and can even have space for the kitchen sink.

You don’t have to be a millennial, have kids, or live in the suburbs to appreciate the abilities and versatility of an SUV. But if home and kids are where you’re headed, or already a part of your life, it’s hard to do better than a Ford SUV like the 2018 Ford Escape or the 2017 Ford Explorer. Shelbyville, Louisville, and other area drivers can find the perfect car for their lifestyle at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville.