Monday, May 21, 2018

Compare 2018 Chevy Cruze With 2018 Ford Focus | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2018 Chevy Cruze? Consider the 2018 Ford Focus* with active park assist** and 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine.† Become part of America's best-selling†† brand with the 2018 Ford Focus.

*Optional features shown.
**Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.
†EPA-estimated rating of 30 city/40hwy/34 combined mpg, SE, 1.0L EcoBoost with Auto Start-stop Technology and 6-speed manual transmission. Actual mileage will vary. Titanium shown. 1.0L EcoBoost I-3 engine available on SE sedan only.
††Based on 2017 CY sales.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

LOOK, NO HANDS: PROJECT WAZE ONTO YOUR CAR’S SCREEN AND CONTROL IT WITH YOUR VOICE


  • Ford and Waze have teamed up to bring the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app to the automaker’s lineup via the iPhone
  • Available globally through Ford SYNC® AppLink®, Waze users can simply plug their iPhone into a SYNC 3-equipped vehicle and project the app directly onto their vehicle touch screen
  • For owners of Ford SYNC 3-equipped vehicles, in-dashboard Waze integration allows easier access to features including finding efficient traffic routes, locating cheaper fuel prices and reporting traffic accidents

DEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2018 – Waze users around the world can now project the app’s real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touch screen in Ford vehicles via SYNC® AppLink® and control it through voice command. For owners of Ford SYNC 3-equipped vehicles, this allows easier access to features including finding efficient traffic routes, locating cheaper fuel prices and reporting traffic accidents.

To use, customers simply connect their Waze-equipped iPhone to the USB port of their Ford vehicle and view the service as it is projected onto the vehicle touch screen. With Ford SYNC AppLink, users can now conveniently access the app’s features on a larger display and have voice guidance through their own vehicle speakers and microphone system.

“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for people to access the smartphone features, apps and services they care about most in the car, without having to pick up their device,” said Don Butler, executive director, connected vehicle platform and product, Ford Motor Company. “With Waze, our customers get the benefits they’re accustomed to with the added luxury of experiencing them on a bigger screen.”

In addition to the ability to report on heavy traffic, accidents and fuel prices, Ford’s integration of Waze includes recent app updates such as talk to Waze, which lets you control the app via voice command. Features also include route support for high-occupancy vehicle lanes (carpool lanes), providing additional navigation options and more accurate arrival times.

“We’re excited drivers of Ford SYNC 3-enabled vehicles will now be able to use Waze for iOS right from their dashboard, getting access to features like planned drives, alternative routes, talk to Waze voice commands and more,” said Jens Baron, product lead, in-car applications, Waze. “They’ll also benefit from the best routes and most accurate ETAs, thanks to our global community of drivers on the go who update the map in real-time – helping our mission to one day eliminate traffic.”

To deliver optimal driving directions and traffic updates, Waze uses crowdsourcing to gather information about road conditions from all of its users. People simply type in their destination and drive with the app open to contribute data to Waze’s community of users. At the same time, people can take a more active role by sharing reports from the road, including notifying the community of accidents, hazards or route changes that were previously unknown.

By working together, the aim is for people to help each other improve the quality of their commute. Waze can help commuters avoid congested roads in favor of other routes, or see when their friends are expected to arrive at their destination. Users can even help each other save a few dollars by sharing fuel prices as they travel, allowing people to navigate to the cheapest nearby station.

Accessing and using Waze on SYNC AppLink in your Ford vehicle
To access Waze on AppLink in your Ford vehicle, you’ll need SYNC 3 software version 3.0 or greater installed in your vehicle. You’ll also need iOS 11.3 and the Waze app downloaded on your phone. Please visit ford.com for a complete set of instructions.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

How to Flat-Tow: F-150 and F-150 Raptor | Ford How-To | Ford


This informative video will explain how to set your Ford F-150 or Ford F-150 Raptor up to be flat towed on all four wheels without causing damage to the gearbox or transmission.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Compare 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee With 2018 Ford Edge Sport | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Consider the 2018 Ford Edge Sport with Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate and class-leading 315 hp.* Become part of America's best-selling brand** with the 2018 Ford Edge Sport.

*Class is Midsize Utilities based on Ford segmentation. Horsepower rating achieved with 93-octane fuel.
**Based on 2017 CY sales.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

2019 Ford Ranger: Tough Tested for Adventure | Ranger | Ford


Before making its U.S. comeback, the 2019 Ranger is being thoroughly tested in true Built Ford Tough fashion. Battling through extreme heat, frigid cold, and brutal terrain, the Ranger is always ready for an adventure.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Compare 2018 Nissan Murano With 2018 Ford Edge Sport | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2018 Nissan Murano? Consider the 2018 Ford Edge Sport with available enhanced active park assist and more cargo space than the Murano. Become part of America's best-selling* brand with the 2018 Ford Edge Sport.

*Based on 2017 CY sales.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Compare 2018 Subaru Outback With 2018 Ford Edge Sport | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2018 Subaru Outback? Consider the 2018 Ford Edge Sport with hands-free, foot-activated liftgate, available enhanced active park assist and class-leading 315 hp.* Become part of America's best-selling** brand with the 2018 Ford Edge Sport.

*Class is Midsize Utilities based on Ford segmentation. Horsepower rating achieved with 93-octane fuel.
**Based on 2017 CY sales.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!


"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." 
- Cardinal Meymillod

Friday, May 11, 2018

First-Ever: Natsuko's First Real Hug | EcoSport | Ford


Natsuko keeps moving forward even though she's faced the hardship of leaving her parents after the major 2011 earthquake in Japan. Before she left, she never truly gave her parents a real hug. Her one wish was to give her parents a real hug to thank them for everything they sacrificed for her, and it finally happened. Make your first-ever happen in the Ford EcoSport.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Track Apps™ with Brake Performance in Ford Mustang | Ford How-To | Ford


This video will explain how the available Track Apps™ feature can measure multiple performance metrics to help you achieve the best performance from your Ford Mustang.