Archive for May, 2015

2016 F-150 Will Take Stress out of Backing Up with a Trailer

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

2016 Ford F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist Feature

If you tow often, you likely know that mastering the art of backing up your vehicle with a trailer or boat attached to the hitch can take years to master. No matter how many times you may back up with a load attached, getting it where you need it to go almost always takes a few tries. Either you can’t see where you’re going or you steer it all wrong. Whatever it may be, you will be sure to appreciate that Ford has developed a solution and is putting an end to the struggle once and for all.

It was just announced that the upcoming 2016 Ford F-150 will be made available with a new feature that is likely to take the towing world by storm. The system will allow you to steer the trailer with just the turn of a knob, taking all of the difficulty out of the reverse maneuvers. As you may have guessed, there is not currently anything quite like the 2016 Ford F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist Feature. (more…)

Ford Explorer to Get New Platinum Trim for 2016 Model Year

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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Features of the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Model

It was recently announced that the Ford Explorer would be receiving a major facelift for the 2016 model year, and although we have touched on some of the changes that will be made available when the updated full-size SUV arrives this summer, we thought it would be worthwhile to touch on the features of the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum model, which is the newest trim level of the Explorer. (more…)

Ford Leads the way in Environmentally Conscious Practices

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Ford Motor Company is Committed to Energy Sustainability

Ford Motor Company is Committed to Energy Sustainability

Energy sustainability has become a hot topic in recent years as global energy usage has increased, concern about the environment grows, and the ability to survive long-term off of carbon based energy sources is increasingly being called into question. Fortunately, Ford Motor Company is committed to energy sustainability.

Every year, Ford releases an annual Sustainability Report, which is a voluntary and comprehensive annual account highlighting all things sustainable, from people to products. Ford has had great success in cutting energy use in its vehicle manufacturing process. While global energy is being projected to soar to 53 percent between 2008 and 2035, Ford has targeted a 25 percent reduction in energy usage between 2011 and 2016. (more…)

The Ford Focus Electric has Many Great Attributes

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Features of the Ford Focus Electric

Features of the Ford Focus Electric

Electric vehicles once formed a very small niche in the automotive industry, but now they have become more mainstream with multiple models and makes, and the Ford Focus Electric is a leader in this burgeoning electric market. With a single change, the Ford Focus Electric has an EPA-estimated all-electric driving range of 76 miles on a single charge. In addition to the cost-saving and environmental-friendly aspects of its electric components, there are many features of the Ford Focus Electric that make it a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable car to drive. (more…)

There are Many Reasons to Buy a Ford Mustang

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Six Reasons to Own a Ford Mustang

Six Reasons to Own a Ford Mustang

Few cars hold such an memorable place in American culture and stir up as much passion as the Ford Mustang. The impact of the Mustang goes far beyond the 9-million-plus cars sold in 50 years of continuous production. It has made countless appearances in film, television, and video games. It is also the most “liked” car on Facebook. Whether you are a long-time owner of a classic Mustang or you are looking to purchase the recently redesigned model, here are six reasons to own a Ford Mustang: (more…)

Flex Becomes Fourth Ford Vehicle to Earn Top Safety Pick Rating

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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2015 Ford Flex Safety Ratings

For a number of years now, the Ford lineup has been without a minivan offering, but the Ford Flex has filled that void quite well. The seven-passenger SUV has a long body that allows it to deliver the same benefits as a minivan, but it features a one-of-a-kind design that helps you to avoid those soccer mom comments. Despite the fact that it has the space and versatility of a minivan, however, there is no arguing that the 2015 Ford Flex safety ratings are the best minivan-like quality of the full-size SUV.  (more…)

2016 Ford Mustang Set to Arrive Later This Fall

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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2016 Ford Mustang Release Date

Seeing as the Ford Mustang was completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, you would expect that the 2016 model will be a complete carryover, but such is not the case. Ford, an automaker who continues to strive for perfection, has given their next-generation pony car a number of tweaks, all of which will debut when the 2016 Ford Mustang release date arrives in the third quarter of the year. (more…)

Finding the Perfect Vehicle is All About the Non-Negotiables

Monday, May 11th, 2015
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What Ford Model is Best for You

Buying a new or used vehicle is very exciting, but the process can definitely become overwhelming. There are so many options, features, colors and extras, and the endless choices can be a lot for prospective buyers to navigate through. That’s where we come in. Here at Matt Ford, it’s our job to make things easier for you. We want to make the buying process smooth for you, and whether you need us to help determine what Ford model is best for you, or need us to hook you up with the model that you ultimately decide on, we have you covered. (more…)

Explorer Gets Efficient New Four-Cylinder for 2016 Model Year

Friday, May 8th, 2015
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2016 Ford Explorer 4-Cylinder Engine Fuel Economy Ratings

A few weeks back, we told you that the Ford Explorer has received a significant upgrade for the 2016 model year, and although we weren’t quite sure what the release date of the revamped SUV was, it was just announced that the 2016 model is now available for sale. That, of course, means that all of the details that we’ve been so patiently waiting for have finally been announced, and of all the specs to be made public, the 2016 Ford Explorer 4-cylinder engine fuel economy ratings are at the top. (more…)

2016 Ford F-150 to Offer CNG/Propane Engine-Prep Package

Monday, May 4th, 2015
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Compressed Natural Gas/Propane-Powered 2016 Ford F-150

For the last five years, Ford has offered a gaseous engine-prep package that allows their vehicles to run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane, two fuel sources that can help to save a great deal of money at the pumps. In the first year, the automaker sold just over 4,000 of the commercial vehicles, but numbers have more than quadrupled since then, and this year is shaping up to be an even stronger year. For that reason, Ford is expanding their CNG- and propane-capable lineup by bringing in the 2016 F-150. (more…)