Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be worried about a stiff ride, although the SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be a good bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide selection of options, to help you pick and choose those are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Ford Sportka Gallery. Coming off a redesign just last year, the Ford Sportka Gallery is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to choose from.
As has been the case for some time, you can get the Ford Sportka Gallery with a four-cylinder engine or a stronger V6, or you can get the miserly Ford Sportka Gallery Hybrid. On the highway, the Ford Sportka Gallery is comfortable and compliant. Ford Sportka Gallery also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Ford Sportka Gallery with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the Ford Sportka Gallery provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you go with among the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to select from along the way.
The Ford Sportka Gallery is really as competent while they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content helps it be supremely easy to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a bit more class and space than the usual small sedan, the Ford Sportka Gallery might you need to be the sedan for you.
The Ford Sportka Gallery is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Ford Sportka Gallery Safety Sense, which really is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You are able to think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features located on the upper trim levels may be put into the low trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL speakers coupled with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Ford Sportka Gallery stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the trunk seat is straightforward to fold down to match longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The Ford Sportka Gallery features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so that the front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.