Archive for June, 2015
Tips on How to Back Up with a Trailer or Boat
Ford just announced that their new Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature will be making its way to their pickup line for the 2016 model year. The feature takes the stress out of backing up with a trailer or boat attached, as it allows the driver to control a knob that steers the trailer. Without the confusion of using the steering wheel to turn the vehicle, and the trailer, with the knob, the only thing that needs to be steered is the trailer. It helps to make driver’s look like pros when backing into the boat launch.
Although the feature is extremely helpful, we understand that not everyone owns a Ford F-150 with the Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature, so we thought that it would be helpful to provide you with a few tips on how to back up with a trailer or boat attached. If you are doing things the old fashioned way, we have a pretty good feeling that a few of these guidelines will allow you to improve your craft. (more…)
What are the Most Fuel Efficient Ford Vehicles?
Gas prices are almost always on the fritz, and as they can be nearly impossible to predict, the only way of making sure that you are able to defend against the costs is to get a vehicle that sips, not gulps. If you have been looking for an efficient vehicle and want to get one with the blue oval up front, you will be sure to appreciate that you have more than a few options. To break it down, we thought that we would provide you with an answer to the question: What are the most fuel efficient Ford vehicles? (more…)
How Ford Split View “Around Corner” Cameras Work
There is nothing more frustrating than trying to make a turn when cars are parked all along the street that you’re trying to turn down, keeping you from seeing whether or not the coast is clear. Thankfully, there is finally a solution to the problem. Ford has developed industry-first split view cameras that work similar to rearview cameras, but they give you the ability to see what may be lurking around the corner. Even better is that this technology is already being implemented in new Ford vehicles. (more…)
Upgrades for New Ford Sync 3 Infotainment System
It was just recently made known that Ford would be replacing their MyTouch system with something a bit more updated and in line with the times. The new system, dubbed Sync 3, is expected to bring a much better user experience along with it, and to fill you in on all of its capabilities, we thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at the upgrades for the new Ford Sync 3 infotainment system. (more…)
New Features and Changes for 2016 Ford F-150
For quite some time now, the F-150 has been the best-selling pickup truck in America, and there is a reason that it has been able to continue that streak for nearly four decades running. While the vast majority of automakers with a vehicle in a top spot on the market typically feel that you shouldn’t fix what isn’t broke, Ford continuously finds ways of improving their product. It’s especially true when you take a look at the 2016 Ford F-150, which has received a number of new features and changes. (more…)
Official 2016 Ford Focus RS Horsepower & Torque Ratings
Since news of the Ford Focus RS first hit back when the performance-tuned hatchback made its surprise debut at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, there have been questions about its engine. We have known from the beginning that the Focus RS will share a powertrain with the 2015 Ford Mustang, but seeing as there is a bit of a size difference there, we knew that the RS would do more with the engine, we just weren’t quite sure how much more it would do. Well, now we know. (more…)
Best Places to Trade In Your Car Kansas City MO
The automotive industry is always changing, and as the latest and greatest new cars arrive every single year, it’s not common to get fed up with your outdated old ride and crave something new. If you are currently at this stage of ownership and are looking to trade in your current ride, you will be sure to appreciate that here at Matt Ford, our dealership is one of the best places to trade in your car in Kansas City MO. Allow us to explain. (more…)
Commercial Vehicles With the Highest Resale Value
When you’re shopping around for a new vehicle, it’s important to look not only at the price, but at the resale value, so that you know what to expect when it comes time to sell it or to trade it in for something new. That is especially true when you are a business owner looking for a commercial van or truck as every penny counts when you own and run your own business. For that reason, we thought it would be helpful to take a look at the commercial vehicles with the highest resale value. (more…)
Will the 2017 Ford Raptor Get a V8 Engine?
When the Ford Raptor first hit the market for the 2014 model year, it was regarded for its unique look, but more so for its impressive power and performance. The 6.2-liter V8 engine produced an exhilarating output of 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque, giving it the ability to tackle just about any off-road terrain with ease. Despite its popularity, however, the eight-cylinder is not poised to make a return when the redesigned Ford Raptor arrives next fall. (more…)
New Color Options for 2016 Ford Transit and Transit Connect
Just recently, Ford announced that there would be some changes coming for the 2016 Transit range, and although the crew and cargo vans are fresh off of a redesign from the 2015 model year, the small tweaks help to put the 2016 model about as close to perfection as a vehicle can possibly get. Among the changes are a few new color options for the 2016 Ford Transit and Transit Connect, all of which help to make the van stand out on the road. Let’s take a closer look at the color options. (more…)