3 New Cars
That Presidents Day Presidents
Would Love And Appriciate
by Cheryl Levy
Mom, Dog Lover, Music Addict, SF Giants & Warriors Fan, Longest Road Trip: LA to Chicago
Presidents Day is as good a time as any to fantasize about the new cars Presidents drive or, rather, what our most revered Presidents would drive had they lived during the automotive age.
For a variety of reasons, depending on which state you’re in, on Presidents Day, Americans celebrate Washington’s birthday, or Washington’s and Lincoln’s, or Washington’s, Lincoln’s and Jefferson’s, or every US President’s birthday.
For our purposes, we’re looking at the top 3 Presidents and what vehicle they’d choose if they were alive today and didn’t want to use the Presidential limo lifetime perk.
- Would George Washington drive a GENERAL Motors vehicle?
- Would Abraham Lincoln drive his namesake, LINCOLN?
- Would Thomas Jefferson drive a Jeep PATRIOT?
Of course, we’ll never know. But in honor of America’s greatest leaders on Presidents Day, let’s take a fun trip inside a world of our own making and speculate, based on each’s personality and history, what new car they would most likely choose to drive.
Cars Presidents Day Presidents Would Drive (If They Could)
What Would George Washington Be Parking Under The Cherry Tree?
2018 Ford Expedition
Perhaps nobody could have accomplished what General George Washington did in the American Revolution. Under his confident leadership, the Continental Army fought through endless hardship and setbacks yet came out victorious.
After the war, Washington helped steer the young nation through its formative years, refusing to institute a monarchy, demanding civilian authority over the military, presiding over the Constitutional Convention, serving as the nation’s first President of the United States, and becoming one of America’s undisputed greatest leaders of all-time.
Washington’s key traits:
- Sensitive to appearance and decorum
Without a doubt, George Washington would have opted for a vehicle as tough and resolute as he was. If anything could fit that bill, it’s the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition. More powerful than ever, with improved fuel efficiency, the new 3-row Expedition is staunchly rugged and durable as it leads the pack of full-size SUVs in many surveys. With it’s easy-shifting 10-speed automatic, the Expedition is ready to traverse difficult terrain, tow a 6,500-pound load, or head up rocky inclines to survey the course ahead.
What’s In Abraham Lincoln’s Log Cabin Garage?
2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Sport
If you ask anybody, chances are they’ll name Abraham Lincoln the greatest US President of all time. He’s in pretty much everyone’s top 3. Literally born in a log cabin, Lincoln first made a name for himself as an outspoken state congressman and lawyer but he really caught fire with his performance at the Lincoln-Douglas Senate debates. A wise and humble leader, Lincoln was President during the turbulent Civil War, established the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and reunited the country. Profoundly principled with a disarming sense of humor, Honest Abe is, to this day, the poster child of trusted and admired American Presidents. He also holds the cool distinction of being the only one to receive a patent!
- Never flashy but always cool
What Would Thomas Jefferson Take Joyriding at Monticello?
2018 Ford F-150 XL 4-Door RWD
“Father of the Declaration of Independence” Thomas Jefferson was the foremost spokesperson for Democracy of his time, and one of the leading supporters of American independence. He was an early advocate for free public education.
A master of the spoken word, and a man some called a genius, Jefferson could read Latin, Greek, Spanish, Italian, French, and Ango-Saxon (Is that all?). As President, he championed freedom of the press and the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, nearly tripling the territory of the young US.
Jefferson’s top traits:
Thomas Jefferson would be all over the Ford F-150. And why not? Like him, the multi-purpose F-150 can do pretty much everything. Whether you want a haul-anything workhorse or a luxury 4×4, F-150 can do it and excel. Tireless, tough, with lots of smart forward-thinking technology—like the available remote start, lock and unlock, and vehicle status feature and remote tailgate release—F-150 is impressive but never pretentious. Like Jefferson, the F-150 is at home in both rural and urban settings, and it shows off the best just by doing its thing.
Over to You
Which car can you most imagine your favorite past President driving? How about Franklin Roosevelt, JFK, or Ronald Reagan? How about the First Ladies? What car would Jackie Kennedy Onassis buy? Share your thoughts in the comments. Happy Presidents Day!