Sunday, December 10, 2017

Life Hack Academy Morning Hacks with Tia Mowry | EcoSport | Ford


Tia Mowry knows how mornings can be chaotic. She shares some of her quick fixes that will make your morning a little more enjoyable and get you out the door in a flash with a little help from the Ford EcoSport.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

SECOND-HAND CAR? MUSTANGS DESTINED FOR SCRAPHEAP GET NEW LIFE AS HIGH END WATCHES


It could be the ultimate Christmas present for the petrol head in your life – a handmade watch, lovingly crafted from components that in a previous existence were used in classic Ford Mustangs.

The idea is the brainchild of Christian Mygh and Jonathan Kamstrup, who together scour salvage yards around the world for models, each of which can be transformed into hundreds of unique timepieces, costing from $1,495.

For the true Mustang enthusiast, REC Watches, based in Denmark, will even create an entirely new watch from parts donated by customers, including World Champion Drifter and professional fun-haver Vaughn Gittin Jr., who wears a watch that includes carbon fibre bodywork from his 700‑horsepower World Drift Series Ford Mustang RTR.

“Most people would just see a pile of metal, a ghost of a Mustang. We see something completely different – the soul of a car and a story that needs to be told,” said co-founder Mygh. “I’m not cutting up Mustangs. I’m bringing Mustangs that are beyond repair back to life as a watch.”

To ensure these stories continue to be told, REC Watches painstakingly trace the history of each vehicle; talking to previous owners, collecting stories and images from the car’s past lives, and incorporating them into a bespoke video.

Each finished design incorporates the vehicle identification number, year of production and classic Mustang design cues. A power dial designed to look like a fuel gauge shows remaining battery life, and the hands, date, and dial numbers are all influenced by the iconic car’s dashboard. On one trip to Sweden, the team struck gold with a rare 1966 Raven Black model that has become the basis for their limited edition P51-04 collection of 250 watches.

Named after a World War II fighter plane and launched in 1964, Mustang’s radical styling and aggressive performance made it an instant classic. Its superstar status was cemented by a starring role in the 1968 action movie “Bullitt” with Steve McQueen, as well as a string of songs and films focused on, or incorporating the groundbreaking car. The modern-day Ford Mustang keeps the excitement alive with exhilarating high-performance from the 450 PS 5.0-litre V8 engine and the 290 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost unit.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Life Hack Academy DIY Gift Wrapping Hacks with Tia Mowry | EcoSport | Ford


Tia Mowry creates a DIY Gift-Wrapping Station to make holiday preparation easier for all the seasonal commutes. With help from the Ford EcoSport ease holiday stress with the optional FordPass App to unlock the doors and have the car running when it’s time to go.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Winter Packing Hacks with Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix | Ecosport | Ford


Tia Mowry recommends some packing hacks to save you space and pack what you need for winter getaways, and with SYNC© 3 navigation in the Ford EcoSport, you can always get to your destination on time.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Right of Way: A Short Film About the Next Era of Transportation | Sustainable Innovations | Ford


The way we move about the world is changing. Join us as we travel to cities across the globe and meet the people revolutionizing their communities. Right of Way is a new documentary brought to you by Ford and VICE Impact.

VICE and Ford have teamed up to discuss the future of mobility. The transportation divide affects everything from healthcare and employment to education and food sources. Ford believes that mobility is a human right that becomes even more important as congestion rises throughout the world, and is committed to helping people move freely, both today and tomorrow. To learn more about the future of mobility, visit FordGoFurther.com.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Dealership Preparation: GAP Insurance | Auto Finance 101 | Ford


Learn how Guaranteed Asset Protection can help bridge the gap between what your insurance will pay and what you owe on a contract in case your car is stolen, totaled or in an accident.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Large SUV - 2018 KBB.com Best Buys


The Kelley Blue Book Best Buys highlight exceptional vehicles in 12 categories, along with an overall winner. In the full-size SUV category we have a new king, the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition. Now clothed in aluminum the body-on-frame 2018 Expedition is both lighter and more powerful courtesy of a standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Spacious and handsome the 2018 Ford Expedition delivers full-size capabilities in a friendly, functional package. Add Ford’s track record for quality and dependability in its truck lineup and you’ve got a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

ALL-NEW FORD EXPEDITION AND NEW F-150 CLAIM 2018 KELLEY BLUE BOOK BEST BUY AWARDS; FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW FOR F-150


Los Angeles, Nov. 28, 2017 – Ford earned top honors from Kelley Blue Book – a leading industry buyer’s guide – for its all-new 2018 Ford Expedition and the new 2018 Ford F-150 – the fourth consecutive year the F-150 has won a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award.

The annual awards come as the result of a year-long comparative vehicle evaluation and test regimen by the experts at Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. The analysis included vehicle pricing, 5-Year Cost to Own data, consumer reviews and ratings, and vehicle sales information.

Kelley Blue Book awarded Best Buy Awards in 12 major vehicle categories in a head-to-head competition, posting a VIDEO outlining the testing regimen on KBB.com.

The all-new 2018 Ford Expedition continues to receive rave reviews for its sleek new styling, efficient EcoBoost® engine and advanced drive/passenger/powertrain technology. Plus, owners appreciate Expedition’s innovative, best-in-class rear seating and storage solutions.

“A decade is a long time to wait for a major model makeover, but Ford’s efforts have earned the Expedition its first Best Buy Award right out of the gate. From powertrain and driving dynamics to technology and practicality, the 2018 Ford Expedition is the new class leader,” KBB.com editors.

Updated for 2018, the new Ford F-150’s updates include more than fresh exterior styling updates with best-in-class towing, payload and fuel economy*, plus more powertrain and driver assist technology than ever.

“For four years straight, the Ford F-150 has taken the pickup truck honors in our Best Buy competition. And, for four years straight, nobody else has come close to toppling it. This year, Ford updated the styling, added a new base engine, expanded the availability of its excellent 10-speed automatic, and promises to add a turbodiesel to its lineup of engines later this year,” KBB.com editors.

Friday, December 1, 2017

NEW F-150 NAMED 2018 MOTOR TREND TRUCK OF THE YEAR; FORD FIRST WITH FULL TRUCK LINE BACK-TO-BACK WINS


  • New F-150 earns 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year for the fifth time to score back-to-back wins for Ford F-Series on the heels of the all-new Super Duty capturing top honors for 2017
  • F-150 win comes after Motor Trend editors evaluated 2018 F-150 XL, Lariat, Platinum and Raptor trucks against the latest competitive offerings for design, engineering excellence, safety, value, efficiency and performance
  • Even tougher, even smarter and even more capable new Ford F-150 features best-in-class fuel economy and towing, class-exclusive technologies, plus new Built Ford Tough exterior design and freshened interiors

Los Angeles, Nov. 27, 2017 – Ford, America’s truck leader for 40 straight years, has bested all competitors to earn 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year honors for the new Ford F-150. This is the fifth win for F-150, and this award follows the all-new Ford Super Duty capturing the award in 2017.

“Back-to-back wins for F-150 and Super Duty reflect what we’re also seeing and hearing from customers as we celebrate 40 straight years as America’s favorite and best-selling trucks,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president and president, North America. “The Ford Truck team stretched further than ever to deliver our toughest, most capable and smartest trucks.”

“This year’s competition was fierce, but the vote was unanimous,” said Ed Loh, Motor Trend editor in chief. ”The newly redesigned 2018 F-150 exceeded our expectations in every category – powertrain, performance, technology and overall execution.”

The Ford F-150 line went up against the latest competitive truck offerings in a program that combined empirical and real-world testing to find the truck that best met the award’s key criteria: advancement in design, engineering excellence, safety, value, efficiency and performance of intended function. Motor Trend editors put to the test four vehicles from the Ford pickup lineup: the 2018 F-150 XL with the all-new 3.3-liter V6 engine, F-150 Lariat with the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost®, F-150 Platinum with an enhanced 5.0-liter V8, and the high-performance off-road F-150 Raptor.

Judges cited overall towing capability, advanced technology functionality and powertrain performance among their favorite F-150 attributes. They also noted exemplary on- and off-road driving performance, best-in-class fuel economy and innovative cab design as F-150 strengths.

New features and improvements put F-150 over the top
The 2018 F-150 features a number of design updates and technology enhancements across its powertrain, driver-assist and connectivity offerings, making it tougher, smarter and more capable than ever.

Major exterior freshening across the lineup includes new grilles, bumpers, headlights, tail lamps, tailgate outers, wheels and more. Interior updates on XLT Sport, XLT Special Edition, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited trucks include color and material changes for seats, instrument panel and console trim. An all-new B&O PLAY™ audio system by HARMAN is also available.

With an EPA-estimated rating of 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined, the second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost-equipped F-150 delivers best-in-class fuel economy. Powered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost, F-150 offers best-in-class towing capacity of 13,200 pounds.

F-150 shines with clever design, all-new 3.3-liter engine, towing capability
Design elements such as rear-hinged doors on the SuperCab truck that ease access to the rear passenger compartment, an available twin-panel power moonroof, and new technology features like Apple CarPlay and SYNC 3 got high marks from Motor Trend editors.

“Ford deserves a lot of credit for how the extended cab is designed,” said one judge. “Unlike its rivals with B-pillars and normal opening doors, the nearly 180-degree-opening rear doors and flat load floor allow owners to maximize utility in the back, and make it easier for passengers to get in and out.”

Praise for the F-150 XL with all-new 3.3-liter V6 engine touched on how easily the truck can tow trailers weighing 7,700 pounds – the maximum rating for the base engine.

“The 3.3-liter has zero trouble towing a 5,000-pound trailer,” said one judge. “Tow/Haul mode keeps the gears low and the engine roaring, with no shift shock. This powertrain is more than adequate to get F-150 down the road quickly.”

In terms of the overall lineup, Motor Trend editors were impressed with the ease and accuracy of features such as Pro Trailer Backup Assist and a multi-angle 360-degree camera system, as well as F-150’s competent powertrains. One judge, an admitted towing novice, said the truck’s towing capabilities are simply “fantastic.”

High series trucks, all-new EcoBoost elicit ‘wows’
Motor Trend editors were as impressed with the power and handling of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 in F-150 Lariat as they were with the truck’s ride and level of luxury appointments. The chassis smooths out large road undulations with ease, and steering is “shockingly precise,” they reported.

“Wow, I thought this was the V8 when I first hopped in,” said one. “Power delivery is excellent, with no perceivable lag. This 2.7-liter turbo is all the engine most folks will ever need.”

Judges also tested the F-150 Platinum with 5.0-liter V8 that features significant upgrades, including advanced dual port and direct-injection technology and spray-on bore liner technology for reduced weight and best-in-class payload capacity of 3,270 pounds. The enhanced engine is paired to a segment-first 10-speed Ford SelectShift™ automatic transmission with four selectable drive modes – normal, tow/haul, snow/wet and sport. The new 10-speed automatic is shared with the 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines as well.

One Motor Trend editor said the 5.0-liter V8 is a sweetheart of an engine, with tons of power.

“It cruises oh so well, and tows like a champ,” he reported. “It didn’t seem to struggle at all with a 9,000-pound trailer attached. This truck is happy to be put to work.”

F-150 Raptor is a class of one
With 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, F-150 Raptor impressed judges with the quick and responsive kick from its twin-turbocharged, high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, enhanced by its segment-exclusive Ford SelectShift 10-speed automatic and industry-leading six-mode Terrain Management System™. Raptor’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body saves 500 pounds over the previous model, which pays off in a stronger, more agile truck.

“As great as this thing is off-road, it’s shocking how good it is on pavement,” said one judge. “It’s more than happy to carve corners with precise steering, good brakes, great power and a suspension that hunkers down and leans into corners.”

F-150 Raptor’s competition-proven chassis sets the performance bar with its second-generation BFGoodrich KO2 tires designed exclusively for the truck’s extended off-road capabilities. In addition, FOX shocks, jointly engineered by Ford Performance and FOX, feature three-inch-diameter shock canisters and nine-stage bypass damping to optimize suspension control and provide massive suspension travel that includes 13 inches at the front and 13.9 inches at the rear.

Built at Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri, the 2018 F-150 is available now at Ford dealerships nationwide.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pranking with Loni Love (Part 2) | Loni Loves Cars | Ford


The fun continutes as Loni Love helps Joanna prank her friend Maya while driving around in the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. Nobody knows how to prank like Loni, and no one loves cars more.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pickup Truck - 2018 KBB.com Best Buys


The Kelley Blue Book Best Buy awards highlight exceptional vehicle values in 12 categories, along with an overall winner.

Taking the prize in the Pickup Truck category for the fourth year in a row is the Ford F-150. Even though it’s a carry-over winner Ford has not let the F-150 languish.

Big changes for 2018 can be found under the hood where a new 3.3-liter V6 engine delivers more base horsepower than the outgoing 3.5-liter allowing it to tow up to 7,700 pounds. Meanwhile the optional 2.7-liter Ecoboost, 3.5-liter Ecoboost, and 5.0-liter V8 engines each come paired with a nifty new 10-speed automatic transmission.

Blending functionality, reliability, brawny looks, strong resale values, and an advanced aluminum-rich design the 2018 Ford F-150 embodies what it means to be a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pranking with Loni Love (Part 1) | Loni Loves Cars | Ford


Sit back and laugh with Loni Love as she helps Joanna prank her friend Maya while driving around in the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. Nobody knows how to prank like Loni, and no one loves cars more.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

A Truck for those That Serve | F-150 | Ford


We’re proud to honor our Veterans at home and abroad and working with the Detroit platoon of The Mission Continues this Thanksgiving and by giving them a new 2018 F-150 to help their work in the Detroit community.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The 88: A Tribute to Dale Earnhardt Jr. | Ford


Some call it competition. We call it family. Five Ford drivers come together to pay tribute to Dale Earnhardt Jr’s last race.

Monday, November 20, 2017

2018 Ford Mustang: Be A Good Neighbor | Mustang | Ford


Be a good neighbor with the 2018 Ford Mustang, with Quiet Exhaust mode and Quiet Start* features that are a part of the available new active valve performance exhaust system. Quiet Start lets drivers schedule the time of day when either the Mustang GT’s V8 engine roars, or when it stays quiet for neighbors.

*Available Fall 2017.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

2018 Ford Expedition Review: First Impressions


Ford redesigned its big people mover for 2018 and we got to crawl around the new Expedition at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The three-row, body-on-frame SUV boasts sleeker styling and an all-aluminum body outside, and a roomier interior and revised control panel inside. Watch the video for more.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Compare 2017 Nissan Murano vs 2017 Ford Edge | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Nissan Murano? Consider the 2017 Ford Edge with 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space, an available hands-free foot activated liftgate, and more. Become a part of America’s best selling brand with the Ford Edge.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

SYNC® 3: How to Perform a Master Reset | Ford How-To | Ford


There will come a time when you trade in or sell your vehicle. Before you do, learn how to perform a master reset on your SYNC® 3 System to ensure your vehicle is returned to the factory-default settings.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2018 Ford Expedition - Review and Road Test


The 2018 Ford Expedition has the towing abilities and ruggedness buyers expect from a full-size SUV but hiding beneath its hulking shape is an impeccably usable interior, helpful technology, a powerful EcoBoost V6 engine, and expanded use of lightweight aluminum. The 2018 Expedition is undoubtedly the best version yet but does Ford’s full-size SUV have what it takes to topple contenders like the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Toyota Sequoia? Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio climbed aboard the 2018 Ford Expedition to find out.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Ken Block Tests the Ford Performance Drift Stick | Ford Performance


Introducing the world's first electronically controlled performance handbrake, designed by Ford Performance and tested by Ken Block.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

How to Adjust SYNC® 3 Touchscreen Brightness | Ford How-To | Ford


You can adjust the brightness of your available SYNC 3 touchscreen, turn the display off, or set the display to automatically dim in low light conditions.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Using 10-Speed Automatic with SelectShift® Capability | Ford How-To | Ford


This informative video will help explain how the 10-speed automatic with SelectShift® can help improve drivability and performance by skipping gears during certain driving conditions

Friday, November 10, 2017

2018 Ford Expedition Review | Test Drive | Edmunds


The Ford Expedition is all-new for 2018 and Edmunds Senior Writer Mark Takahashi had the opportunity to review the car from grille to tailgate.

The 2018 Ford Expedition received a ground-up redesign that maintains the strengths of previous models while addressing their drawbacks. Despite its full-size SUV status, it's far easier to drive than you'd expect. Combined with a spacious interior, loads of features and best-in-class towing capacities, it's easy to see why we consider it a top pick.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

How to Use the Windshield Wiper De-Icer | Ford How-To | Ford


Your Ford vehicle’s available windshield wiper de-icer can help prevent the wipers from freezing to the windshield and produces a clean sweep while clearing snow and ice in cold weather.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

SYNC® AppLink® Overview | Ford How-To | Ford


Your Ford vehicle’s available SYNC system may be equipped with a feature called SYNC AppLink that allows you to control certain SYNC-compatible apps you have downloaded on your smartphone. SYNC AppLink with FordPass™ can also send vehicle health alerts directly to your smartphone.

Monday, November 6, 2017

The 2018 Ford Mustang Meets the Speed Family | Mustang | Ford


Meet the Speed family as they showcase their passion for all things Ford Mustang and their unique collection of classic cars, followed by a test-drive in the 2018 Ford Mustang.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

SYNC® 3 Navigation: Advanced Features | Ford How-To | Ford


Your Ford vehicle’s available SYNC 3 with optional Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic with Travel Link includes voice-guided directions, traffic information and 3-D mapping to any destination you desire.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

How to Use SYNC® AppLink® | Ford How-To | Ford


If your vehicle is equipped with SYNC 3, then you have a feature called SYNC AppLink,* which lets you control some of your SYNC-compatible smartphone apps using voice-activated commands 

*Requires phone with active data service and compatible software. SYNC does not control 3rd-party products while in use. 3rd parties are solely responsible for their respective functionality.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection | Ford How-To | Ford


Your Ford may be equipped with available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection that can alert you if it senses a potential collision in front of you with a vehicle or pedestrian.* The system’s radar and camera technology will alert you with audio and visual warnings if a collision is imminent. 

*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection can detect pedestrians, but not in all conditions and does not replace safe driving. See owner’s manual for system limitations.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Receive Vehicle Health Alerts Powered by FordPass™ | Ford How-To | Ford


With the FordPass app* and a SYNC®, SYNC 3 or SYNC Connect equipped vehicle, when you see a warning light in your information display, you can also receive an alert on your phone providing you with more information on what is happening and what you should do. FordPass is available to download from the App Store® and Google Play™.

*FordPass smartphone app is available via download and compatible with select smartphone platforms. FordPass is on the App Store and Google Play. Learn more at Fordpass.com. Message and data rates may apply.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Electric Vehicle Value Charge with Available SYNC® 3 | SYNC 3 How-To | Ford


With Value Charge, you can schedule charging for when your vehicle’s rates are lowest at any location at which you’ve previously charged or plugged in.

Value Charge based on your local utility company’s participation. Contact your local utility company to learn what rate plans are available, and to sign up for the plan that works best for you. FordPass is available on the App Store® or Google Play.™ Message and data rates may apply. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Yuna and Karen Civil Forge a New Friendship at the Essence Festival | Ford Explorer | Ford


This is the story of women finding community at the Essence Festival. As they lean on one another for support, unstoppable women like Karen Civil and Yuna share what it means to them to forge a friendship to last Essence Festivals for years to come.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

SYNC® Connect Powered by FordPass™: Using Remote Features | SYNC 3 How-To | Ford


When you download FordPass to your smartphone from the App Store® or Google Play™, and then add and activate your SYNC connected-vehicle, everything you’ll need to control and manage your vehicle will be in the palm of your hand. Learn how to use certain vehicle features like locating a vehicle, starting your vehicle, and locking and unlocking the doors remotely with FordPass.* 

*Available feature. SYNC Connect includes complimentary 5-year subscription for remote features and starts with vehicle sale date. Subscription is subject to compatible 4G network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks may affect future functionality. Certain restrictions, 3rd-party terms, or message/data rates may apply. Ford Pass, smartphone app, for use with SYNC Connect is available via download and compatible with select smartphone platforms. FordPass is on the App Store and Google Play. Learn more at fordpass.com. Message and data rates may apply. App store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play is a trademark of Google, Inc.

Friday, October 27, 2017

PASSIONATE MUSTANG TEAM WORKS AFTER-HOURS TO CREATE NEW PERFORMANCE PACK FOR ULTIMATE ROAD-HUGGING THRILL RIDE


  • New Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2 raises Mustang GT’s game and bridges the gap between GT Performance Pack and GT350
  • Performance Pack Level 2 is accentuated by a lower, more aggressive stance, aerodynamically balanced high-performance front splitter and rear spoiler – all designed to add more downforce to attack curves for an exhilarating feel behind the wheel
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, retuned steering and MagneRide® suspension deliver ultra-responsive road-gripping capabilities in new manual transmission-equipped Mustang GT with Performance Pack Level 2

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 23, 2017 – Evenings in the garage. Weekends at the track. Gearheads everywhere can appreciate the extra time and effort the Mustang team took to quickly prototype and hone the Performance Pack Level 2 for the new 2018 Ford Mustang GT.

“A passion to create something special is what really drove this project,” said Tom Barnes, Mustang vehicle engineering manager. “And that really showed in the off-the-clock way we went about doing our work.”

Longtime tire and wheel engineer Chauncy Eggleston led development of unique 19-inch wheels that help provide notable steering and handling response improvements. Mustang veteran Jonathan Gesek, former aerodynamics specialist at NASA and now with Ford’s aerodynamics group, spearheaded development of a high-performance front splitter and rear spoiler. And Jamie Cullen, Ford supervisor for vehicle dynamics development, led road test efforts to ensure the car delivers ultra-responsive steering, braking and handling performance.

The result of their covert efforts is available to order now and will reach North American showrooms this spring when pony car enthusiasts can get the new 2018 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Pack Level 2, a collection of drive-enhancing components designed for – and by – people who love the thrill of taking the wheel of a true performance car.

“It will just beg you to go faster,” said Cullen. “The car has lightning-quick response and never gives up grip.”

Performance Pack Level 2 includes all of the features of Performance Pack Level 1 – unique chassis and antilock brake tuning, unique stability control and electric power-assisted steering, Brembo™ six-piston front brake calipers with larger rotors, a k-brace, larger radiator, silver-painted strut tower brace and a TORSEN® rear differential with 3.73 axle ratio.

It’s highlighted by a lower stance, a redesigned front splitter and rear spoiler, and 305/30/R19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires wrapped around split-fitment aluminum wheels – 19x10.5-inch front and 19x11-inch rear.

The tires, 1.5 inches wider than those found with Performance Pack Level 1, provide a firmer grip, and work with a retuned chassis to put the car more than a half-inch closer to the ground. The package is available exclusively with a manual transmission.

Custom tuned MagneRide® dampers and quicker steering calibration provide better response. Other improvements over Performance Pack Level 1 equipment include a 67 percent stiffer rear stabilizer bar, a 12 percent stiffer front stabilizer bar, 20 percent stiffer front springs and rear springs that are 13 percent stiffer, all of which contribute to a more stable ride around corners with less body roll.

Working a little moonlight magic

Critical to the success of the package is improved aerodynamics scores, which the team achieved by adding larger and lower front splitter and redesigned rear spoiler.

Gesek said the after-hours approach team members took to developing the Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2 was so much fun because they set out to create their dream car.

“Our targets were aggressive,” he said, “and we nailed them.”

Using the splitter from the famed Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca as a benchmark, Mustang engineers attached the piece to the underside of the front to fan out as much as 3 inches around the corners of the Mustang GT. It creates about 24 pounds of downforce at 80 mph, helping give the car its exceptional grip. To balance the downforce, a subtle, redesigned rear spoiler stretches across the decklid.

To assist in the team’s innovative approach to creating the new Performance Pack, parts such as the rear spoiler were rapid-prototyped using a 3D printer. The process enabled faster turnaround times, complementing the trial-and-error nature of the project.

The only visual cues on a car outfitted with the new Performance Pack Level 2 are black detailing on the splitter and spoiler, the tire spat on the back edge of the rear wheel wells and the 10-spoke Dark Tarnish wheels, which are exclusive. Customers who opt for Performance Pack Level 2 have a unique opportunity to select Recaro® seats in either leather or cloth to help stay firmly planted while cornering.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

2018 Ford F-150: Tough Science – Long Snapper | F-150 | Ford


See how the new 2018 F-150 with available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ tackles one of the most specialized offensive line tasks in football: the long snap.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

2018 Ford F-150: Tough Science – Tackle Test | F-150 | Ford


See how the new 2018 F-150 works like an offensive line to help protect your blind spot side and your front side.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Available Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start | Ford How-To | Ford


Available Intelligent Access with push-button start allows you to unlock your car, and start it, without using a key. It can be used on the front doors or, on some models, all four doors.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Introducing Ford Girls’ Fast Track Races 2016: Giving Girl Scouts the Wheel | STEAM | Ford


We want to help girls embrace the exciting world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), so Ford created the First Annual Girls’ Fast Track Races, in 2016 giving young Girl Scouts the opportunity to build and race their very own toy cars.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The New 2018 F-150: The Right Tool for Your Needs | F-150 | Ford


Having the right tool and the right power for the job* – now, that’s working smarter. That’s why the new 2018 Ford F-150 doesn’t just raise the bar. It is the bar.

*Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew®, 6.5’ box, 3.5L EcoBoost, 4X2 and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Not shown. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

2017 Ford Super Duty: Towing Capability | Super Duty | Ford


With more towing capability than ever before, the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty is ready to take work to the next level.

Friday, October 20, 2017

2017 Ford Super Duty: Overview | Super Duty | Ford


The 2017 Super Duty® is the toughest and most capable Ford full-size pickup truck ever. All-new high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy slashed the weight of the body. Some of that weight savings was then reinvested where it counts the most in a work truck - in an all-new fully boxed frame built of over 95 per\cent high-strength steel, stronger axles, beefier steering and chassis components. The result is a pickup that's stronger than ever before, yet up to 350 pounds lighter.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The New 2018 F-150: Wrangling Rodeo Clowns | F-150 | Ford


With best-in-class* towing you’ll be able to tow some serious, or some silly, weight. Just one of the many reasons the new 2018 Ford F-150 doesn’t just raise the bar. It is the bar.

*Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew®, 6.5’ box, 3.5L EcoBoost, 4X2 and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Not shown. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The New 2018 Ford F-150 meets the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile | F-150 | Ford


Sometimes in your blind spot there might be an iconic vehicle. Good thing the new 2018 Ford F-150 has your truck and your trailer’s blind spot covered with available BLIS with Trailer Coverage.

Monday, October 16, 2017

2018 Ford F-150: Walkaround | F-150 | Ford


Take an in-depth look at the new 2018 Ford F-150 with Master Rigger Sean Riley and see what it means when we say the new 2018 F-150 doesn’t just raise the bar, it is the bar.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Demos with Drones: Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go | 2018 F-150 | Ford


See how the new 2018 Ford F-150 continues to get smarter and smarter with a demonstration of new available adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go*, shot almost entirely with drones.

*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Demos with Drones: Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ | 2018 F-150 | Ford


Sure, you can back up in a straight line, but let’s see how the new 2018 Ford F-150 fares with a winding course using only available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™*.

*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and the need to control the vehicle. Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection can detect pedestrians, but not in all conditions and does not replace safe driving. See owner’s manual for system limitations.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Demos with Drones: Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection | 2018 F-150 | Ford


Take a look at how the new 2018 Ford F-150 uses available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection* when it’s confronted with a pedestrian. And seriously, don’t try this at home.

*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and the need to control the vehicle. Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection can detect pedestrians, but not in all conditions and does not replace safe driving. See owner’s manual for system limitations.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Compare 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 vs 2017 F-250 Super Duty® | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500? Consider the 2017 Super Duty with best-in-class payload, up to 18,6000 lbs. of towing, and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Creating a Budget: Can I Afford a Car? | Auto Finance 101 | Ford


Figuring out what you can afford to spend each month on a car is as easy as one, two, three. See for yourself.

Monday, October 9, 2017

STEAM EDUCATION DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR: FORD LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVE TO ENGAGE YOUTH TO THINK LIKE AN ENGINEER

The Ford STEAM Box challenges youth to think like a Ford engineer.

  • As part of Ford Motor Company’s commitment to STEAM education, the company is teaming up with Academics in a Box – designers of the award-winning Groovy Lab in a Box product line – to deliver an education kit right to a student’s doorstep.
  • The box is designed to challenge kids to think like a Ford engineer, giving them the tools to build a prototype of a Mustang GT – to engage them in learning core STEAM principles.
  • Ford is also expanding its work with Girl Scouts of the USA bringing the Ford Girls’ Fast Track Races to eight Girl Scout councils.

Dearborn, Mich., Oct. 5, 2017 – With the school year back in full swing, Ford Motor Company is bringing science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) education to youth across the country with fun, and educational challenges delivered right to their doorsteps.

Ford launched fordsteamexperience.com as a way to showcase many of the education-focused programs it offers. The company’s newest one is a collaboration with Academics in a Box, designers of Groovy Lab in a Box, an award-winning educational kit line designed for children ages 8 and up interested in learning STEAM fields. The unique experience is delivered right to their homes at no cost when they sign up.

The Ford STEAM Box challenges youth to think like a Ford engineer. The box includes a number of activities – designing a vehicle frame out of origami and kirigami modeling, working with copper tape which conducts electricity to create a working motor, and creating headlights and taillights using LED lighting – all adding up to a complete prototype of a Ford Mustang GT model.

Lisa Sheth, a Ford engineer, says programs like Ford STEAM Box include activities designed to help the company engage and build relationships with parents, who are the best resources for encouraging and inspiring young kids.

“Parents play a critical role in motivating their kids to stay curious and sustain their excitement in STEAM education,” says Sheth. “Ford sees an increasing desire from them for more STEAM-related activities, and this is a great way for us to help bring that about.”

Elaine Hansen, co-founder of Academics in a Box, says Ford is the perfect partner to help them reach their goal – to expand their reach and enable more students the opportunity to have education delivered to their home.

“Doing good has been part of our business plan from the beginning, and Ford is doing just that,” she says. “Ford wants to engage in educating our youth, and we are happy to work with a company that has the same goals as we do.”

Expanding Girls’ Fast Track Races
In addition to working with Academics in a Box, Ford is expanding its collaboration with Girl Scouts of the USA by bringing the Girls’ Fast Track Races experience to eight Girl Scout councils from four last year. The races will now reach hundreds of Brownies and Juniors from Girl Scout councils in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Texas. Girls’ Fast Track Races provide participants with hands-on experience with the concepts of engineering, design, aerodynamics, and weight distribution as girls build and compete with their very own wooden race cars.

Elizabeth Perez, vice president of institutional giving for Girl Scouts of the USA, shares that “Girl Scouts has long been committed to challenging stereotypes and providing girls of all ages with interactive and engaging programs that increase their interest in STEAM. We are grateful for our Ford collaboration because it goes beyond simply offering STEAM content; Ford engineers work directly with girls during the races. Providing this leadership development opportunity is a key element of our Girl Scout programming.”

Sheth adds that Ford is deeply committed to rallying youth to get inspired about pursuing careers in high-tech fields. “We’re excited to bring Girls’ Fast Track Races to even more girls—giving them an engaging experience focused on teaching core STEAM principles,” she says.

To learn more about how Girl Scouts transforms today’s girls into tomorrow’s leaders, visit www.girlscouts.org.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Compare 2017 Kia Optima vs 2017 Ford Fusion | Head to Head | Ford


Looking at the 2017 Kia Optima? Take a look at the 2017 Ford Fusion instead. With available intelligent all-wheel drive, available enhanced active park assist, and your choice of three EcoBoost engines, it’s easy to see why the Ford Fusion is the obvious choice for you.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Pursuit Rated: New Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and F-150 Police Responder Successfully Complete Michigan State Police Testing

Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and F-150 Police Responder successfully completed grueling 32-lap police vehicle testing at Grattan Raceway last month

  • Independent testing confirms Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and F-150 Police Responder are the first pursuit-rated hybrid sedan and pickup truck vehicles for law enforcement use
  • Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and F-150 Police Responder successfully completed grueling 32-lap police vehicle testing at Grattan Raceway last month
  • Order banks are now open for Police Responder Hybrid Sedan for law enforcement agencies to add to their fleets

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 4, 2017 – Following the reveal earlier this year of two all-new police vehicles – the 2019 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and the 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder – testing by the Michigan State Police confirms Ford is first to offer law enforcement agencies a pursuit-rated hybrid police car and full-size pickup truck.

From local patrolling to on-road pursuit to off-road capability, law enforcement agencies nationwide have said they need a wider variety of pursuit-rated vehicles.

“Our new Fusion-based Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is quicker than our legendary V8-powered Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, while offering fuel efficiency that’s estimated to be double that,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police brand marketing manager. “Plus, our new F-150 Police Responder offers police customers both on-road pursuit and off-road capability.”

Pursuit ratings are determined by vehicle manufacturers. Ford then uses a third party to validate its claims. So last month, in Michigan State Police testing – which includes a grueling 32-lap pursuit simulation at Grattan Raceway – Ford’s pursuit rating for both vehicles was confirmed. The simulation tests overall vehicle durability, including powertrain, suspension, brake and tire systems.

In acceleration testing, preliminary results show the new Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan bested the once-ubiquitous Crown Victoria by more than one second in 0-100 mph performance – 23.1 seconds versus 24.4 seconds. The Crown Vic had an EPA-estimated rating of 16 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined. Ford’s new Police Responder Hybrid Sedan has a projected EPA-estimated rating of 40 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 38 mpg combined – making it twice as efficient as the Crown Vic. Final EPA-estimated ratings come at a later date.

Powered by EcoBoost
Not only does the Ford Police Interceptor Sedan retain its title for the sixth straight year as overall quickest police vehicle in 0-60 mph testing, preliminary results validate the Ford Police Interceptor SUV as quickest in 0-60 as well – a tie with the new F-150 Police Responder pickup.

All three of these pursuit-rated vehicles are powered by Ford’s now-legendary 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine. Police Interceptor Sedan did the 0-60 run in 5.6 seconds, while Police Interceptor Utility and the F-150 Police Responder needed only 6.3 seconds to hit 60 mph. Fastest overall lap and fastest average lap honors once again go to the Ford Police Interceptor Sedan.

Ford’s efforts to meet the needs of its police customers continue with the addition of the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan – a remarkably efficient pursuit-rated choice for law enforcement agencies nationwide. For those who require both on-road pursuit plus off-road capability, the new F-150 Police Responder adds a new dimension to police fleets across the country.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Compare 2017 Toyota 4Runner vs 2017 Ford Explorer | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Toyota 4Runner? Consider the 2017 Ford Explorer which offers adaptive cruise control, available a hands-free, foot-activated liftgate and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand* with the Ford Explorer.

*Based on 2016 CY sales.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Ford Electric Vehicles: Using Charge Cord and Status Indicator Lights | Ford How-To | Ford


Your Ford plug-in hybrid electric vehicle comes equipped with a 120V charging cord for convenient charging at home or wherever you have the opportunity to plug in. Once plugged in and charging, the port light will show the current charge status. Find out more about what your Ford plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is capable of here.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Ford Electric Vehicles: Charging the Battery of Plug-In Hybrids and EVs | Ford How-To | Ford


Your Ford plug-in hybrid electric vehicle has a few unique features that can help improve your charging experience. Using available SYNC® 3, you can check your battery-estimated charge times, view My GO Times, view charging status, and view the current Charge Profile for your present location. Find out more about what your Ford plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is capable of here.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Ford Electric Vehicles: Viewing Battery-Charging Status | Ford How-To | Ford


Your Ford plug-in hybrid electric vehicle has a convenient feature displayed on your SYNC® 3 Charge Settings screen, where you can check your vehicle’s present battery state of charge, charging status and charge time estimates. Find out more about what your Ford electric vehicle is capable of here.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Ford Electric Vehicles: Maximizing Electric Range | Ford How-To | Ford


By following a few simple rules, you can help maximize the electric range of your plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Find out more about what your Ford plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is capable of here. 

* Effectiveness of cabin air conditioning may be reduced by extreme outside temperatures or when using 120-volt charging.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2018 Ford F-150: Walkaround | F-150 | Ford


Take an in-depth look at the new 2018 Ford F-150 with Master Rigger Sean Riley and see what it means when we say the new 2018 F-150 doesn’t just raise the bar, it is the bar.

Monday, September 25, 2017

The New 2018 F-150 is Brainiac Smart | F-150 | Ford


Check out how the new 2018 Ford F-150 continues to push what it means to be a smart truck, and we mean brainiac smart.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Ford Electric Vehicles: Checking the Power Flow Status | Ford How-To | Ford


Your Ford plug-in hybrid electric or electric vehicle has the ability to tell you where and how its power is being distributed to help monitor its usage. Your vehicle has a Power Flow status screen that visually displays power usage in real time. Find out more about what your Ford Hybrid and Electric vehicle is capable of here.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The New 2018 F-150: Steely McBeam | F-150 | Ford


With Best-In-Class* payload you can keep stacking serious weight in the bed. Just another reason why the 2018 Ford F-150 doesn’t just raise the bar, it is the bar.

*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8’ box, 5.0L, 4X2, Heavy Duty Payload Pkg. and 18” Heavy Duty Wheels. Not shown. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The New 2018 F-150 Rewrites the Truck Laws | F-150 | Ford


With updated styling plus best-in-class towing, payload, and torque, the new 2018 Ford F-150 is rewriting the truck laws and proving yet again why we doesn’t just raise the bar, it is the bar.*

*Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew®, 6.5’ box, 3.5L EcoBoost, 4X2 and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Not shown. Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8’ box, 5.0L, 4X2, Heavy Duty Payload Pkg. and 18” Heavy Duty Wheels. Not shown. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

2018 Ford Fusion: Walkaround | Fusion | Ford


The 2018 Ford Fusion with available features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and Lane-Keeping System, is perfect for city driving. See all the features and benefits of the Fusion, and how it can be the car for you.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

You’re the QB with the new 2018 Ford F-150 | F-150 | Ford


If you’re the quarterback of your life, the new 2018 Ford F-150 is your powerful, smart, and tough offensive line.

Friday, September 15, 2017

‘Mystery Van’ Helping Self-Driving Cars Communicate with People | Autonomy | Ford


As the self-driving future nears, we’re testing the next phase in autonomous technology to learn how these vehicles can communicate with pedestrians. We worked with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to explore this new development, and see how pedestrians on campus reacted to a vehicle that appeared to be driving itself.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

2018 Ford F-150: Truck Assist Technologies | F-150 | Ford


See how Ford continues to push the technologies built especially for trucks and shows the new 2018 Ford F-150 doesn’t just raise the bar, it is the bar.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

2018 Ford F-150: Smart Capability For Improved Productivity | F-150 | Ford


Capability, strength, and smarts are just a few reasons why the new 2018 Ford F-150 doesn’t just raise the bar, it is the bar.

Monday, September 11, 2017

2018 Ford F-150: Overview | F-150 | Ford


From updates to the grilles, tailgate, updated smart technologies, and our most advanced engine lineup ever, see how the new 2018 Ford F-150 doesn’t just raise the bar, it is the bar.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Auto Finance Basics: Buy or Lease? | Auto Finance 101 | Ford


Learn the differences between buying and leasing a car to help decide which is best for you and your lifestyle.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Auto Finance Basics: What is Credit? | Auto Finance 101 | Ford


We break down the basics of auto financing to help you learn what is credit and why your credit report and credit score are so important. See the range of credit scores and how you can boost yours.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2017 Ford Explorer XLT: Ford Owner’s Perspective On Luxury | Explorer | Ford


Deron Colby takes us through his 2017 Ford Explorer XLT and shows us what he loves most about his Ford. With features like the hands free liftgate and SYNC 3, it’s easy to see why the 2017 Ford Explorer can be the car for you too.

Monday, September 4, 2017

King Ranch and the Ford Super Duty | Built Tough Field Test | Ford


The truck needed for the hard labor of managing 825,000 sq. acres of King Ranch® tough Texas terrain? None other than the Ford Super Duty.

See why the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty is needed to handle the toughest jobs thrown at it by the herds, game, and maintenance of King Ranch®.

Plus enter for your chance at the hunting experience of a lifetime in the Truckin’ to Texas sweepstakes. Experience the unmatched Texas game on King Ranch® property and you can ride away in an all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Domino's and Ford Begin Consumer Research of Pizza Delivery Using Self-Driving Vehicles


ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 29, 2017 – Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, and Ford Motor Co. are launching an industry-first collaboration to understand the role that self-driving vehicles can play in pizza delivery.

As part of the testing, researchers from both companies will investigate customer reactions to interacting with a self-driving vehicle as a part of their delivery experience. This research is important as both companies begin to examine and understand customers’ perspectives around the future of food delivery with self-driving vehicles.

“As delivery experts, we’ve been watching the development of self-driving vehicles with great interest as we believe transportation is undergoing fundamental, dramatic change,” said Patrick Doyle, Domino’s president and CEO. “We pride ourselves on being technology leaders and are excited to help lead research into how self-driving vehicles may play a role in the future of pizza delivery. This is the first step in an ongoing process of testing that we plan to undertake with Ford.”

As Ford builds out its business enabled by self-driving vehicles, conducting research with companies, like Domino’s, will be crucial to ensuring that the technology is applied in ways that enhance the customer experience. With a plan to begin production of self-driving vehicles in 2021, Ford is taking steps to design a business to meet the needs of both partner companies and their customers.

“As we increase our understanding of the business opportunity for self-driving vehicles to support the movement of people and goods, we’re pleased to have Domino’s join us in this important part of the development process,” said Sherif Marakby, Ford vice president, Autonomous and Electric Vehicles. “As a company focused on the customer experience, Domino’s shares our vision for a future enabled by smart vehicles in a smart environment that enhance people’s lives.”

Over the next several weeks, randomly-selected Domino’s customers in Ann Arbor will have the opportunity to receive their delivery order from a Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Research Vehicle, which will be manually-driven by a Ford safety engineer and staffed with researchers. Customers who agree to participate will be able to track the delivery vehicle through GPS using an upgraded version of Domino’s Tracker®. They will also receive text messages as the self-driving vehicle approaches that will guide them on how to retrieve their pizza using a unique code to unlock the Domino’s Heatwave Compartment™ inside the vehicle.

“We’re interested to learn what people think about this type of delivery,” said Russell Weiner, president of Domino’s USA. “The majority of our questions are about the last 50 feet of the delivery experience. For instance, how will customers react to coming outside to get their food? We need to make sure the interface is clear and simple. We need to understand if a customer’s experience is different if the car is parked in the driveway versus next to the curb. All of our testing research is focused on our goal to someday make deliveries with self-driving vehicles as seamless and customer-friendly as possible.”

Local partner Roush Enterprises fabricated the prototype vehicle’s pizza container, Domino’s Heatwave Compartment, based on its experience working with Domino’s on the DXP® delivery vehicle in 2015. Ford and Domino’s completed preliminary testing of the delivery process using the vehicle in self-driving mode at Mcity, the simulated urban environment on the University of Michigan’s campus. The city of Ann Arbor also has been supportive of the testing process.

“I’m delighted that Ann Arbor continues to be at the forefront of autonomous-vehicle research,” said Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor. “While it’s pizza delivery today, my hope is that collaborations such as this will enable even more innovations tomorrow.”

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Compare 2017 GMC Sierra vs 2017 Ford F-150 | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 GMC Sierra? Consider the 2017 Ford F-150 with best-in-class gas mileage*, a 3,270 lb. payload** and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand*** with the Ford F-150.

* EPA-estimated rating of 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg, 2.7L EcoBoost® V6, 4x2. Actual mileage will vary. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

**When properly configured. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

*** Based on 2016 CY sales.

Monday, August 28, 2017

'We've Come a Long Way and Have a Long Way to Go' -- Ford Reports Its Environmental Progress Across Business

  • Complementing its 18th annual Sustainability Report, Ford Motor Company releases a film highlighting its sustainability journey over the past two decades
  • The annual Ford Sustainability Report focuses on the company’s progress in addressing sustainability across the business, from climate change to ethical business practices within the supply chain
  • As part of its continued water conservation efforts, Ford was the first automaker to join the Business Alliance for Water and Climate “Improve Water Security” initiative, a coalition dedicated to analyzing risks and implementing solutions to water issues around the world
  • To watch the film, click here.

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 25, 2017 – Ford Motor Company today released its 18th annual Sustainability Report, including a short film, detailing its environmental progress across the world and commitment to continued sustainability actions in the future.

Since 2000, Ford has published its Sustainability Report to track its comprehensive approach to managing the issues related to climate change, air quality and conservation, and

identifying opportunities that have significant impacts across the business, from water stewardship to supplier training and education.

“We know climate change is real and a critical threat, and we will continue to work with leaders around the world in support of ambitious global greenhouse gas reduction targets,” said Executive Chairman Bill Ford. “At the same time, we have the opportunity to make real environmental progress as we move into a world of smart vehicles and smart environments, including car sharing, multi-modal transportation and dynamic shuttles.”

Ford has collaborated with several other leading organizations throughout the years to increase the company’s transparency and depth of environmental initiatives. A good example of this is Ford’s recent pledge to the Business Alliance for Water and Climate’s “Improve Water Security” initiative in June – the first automaker to do so.

Business Alliance for Water and Climate is a partnership between the United Nations Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate, Carbon Disclosure Project, SUEZ and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. This coalition created a program of actions for companies to demonstrate their commitment to being responsible water stewards.

“Every day, we work to do the right things for our customers, communities and the planet,” said Kim Pittel, group vice president, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. “Through our integrated sustainability approach, we’re embedding sustainability best practices throughout our company and our supply chain to help make people’s lives better.”

Sustainability Report Highlights

The 2016-17 Ford Sustainability Report highlights key environmental benchmarks and the automaker’s ongoing work to address issues related to climate change, including:

Water Stewardship

Believing that access to clean water is a human right, Ford made the decision to join the Business Alliance for Water and Climate “Improve Water Security” initiative enables the company to help analyze water-related risks, implement collaborative response strategies and reduce impacts on water availability and quality in both direct operations and along the value chain. Since 2000, Ford has cut water use by more than 61 percent, with a goal of zero usage of drinkable water in manufacturing. In addition, Ford suppliers who participate in the voluntary Partnership for a Cleaner Environment program are on track to save an estimated 550 million gallons of water over the next five years – enough to fill 837 competition-sized swimming pools, according to data collected in 2016.

Sustainable Materials

Ford continued to expand its sustainable materials research efforts through a collaboration with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of agave plants to develop a sustainable bioplastic material to incorporate in vehicles, giving the agave fiber byproduct a second chance at usefulness. Almost 300 vehicle parts are derived from renewable sources such as soybeans, cotton, wood, flax, jute and natural rubber.

Sustainable Manufacturing

Ford has an ongoing commitment to reducing waste in its manufacturing facilities, and as part of that commitment, the automaker expanded its aluminum closed-loop recycling system to three factories. Now in use at Dearborn Stamping, Kentucky Truck and Buffalo Stamping facilities, Ford’s system recycles 20 million pounds of military-grade aluminum alloy a month, enough to build more than 37,000 F-Series truck bodies a month.

Supply Chain Sustainability

In addition to reducing the company’s own environmental footprint, Ford is reducing the footprint of its supply chain with an enhanced Partnership for a Cleaner Environment program that has grown to more than 40 suppliers in 40 countries – up from just 25 suppliers in 2015. Partnership for a Cleaner Environment, which originally focused on water and energy conservation, now has grown to offer best practices for reducing waste, carbon dioxide and air emissions. Carbon emissions could be reduced by nearly 500,000 metric tons globally in the next five years.

Waste Reduction

Ford expanded its true zero-waste-to-landfill program to 82 Ford facilities around the world – 49 manufacturing facilities and 33 non-manufacturing facilities – where absolutely no waste goes to landfill. This includes the historical Ford Rouge Center, the largest complex in the company to send no manufacturing waste to landfills, as well as the North American World Headquarters – diverting more than 240,000 pounds of waste from landfills.

The report also details year-over-year progress and goals around the company’s work in the areas of improving safety and fuel economy, reducing manufacturing carbon dioxide, the company global electrification strategy and more.

Responsible Business

For the eighth year in a row, Ford was named to Ethisphere Institute’s “World’s Most Ethical Company” list – the only automaker to achieve this recognition.

Ford is proud of all of accomplishments made in its sustainability journey over the last two decades, but it’s not over – there is still much more work to be done.

“We’ve come a long, long way and we’ve got a long way to go,” said Bill Ford in the film. “We believe we have an obligation to leave this world better than we found it.”

To read the full report, visit sustainability.ford.com

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Dream Cruise Stories: Bradley Belcher and his 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback | Ford Performance


Since the age of 12, Bradley knew he wanted to drive a Ford Mustang. His 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback became the ultimate family project with the help of his father and new friends.

Friday, August 25, 2017

What Sustainability Means to Us | Sustainable Innovations | Ford


We’ve come a long way and we have a long way to go. As Ford prepares to release its 18th annual Sustainability Report, take a look at some of the highlights of our sustainability journey and how we’re going further for the planet.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Ford Spray-In-Bed Liners: A Truck Bed Reborn | Accessories | Ford


Ford truck spray-in bed liners provide a permanent bond to the truck bed with a watertight seal, and are easy to clean. Dealers can now also order the spray-in liner as an option included with a Ford truck, reducing wait time between initial purchase and the bed upgrade, providing customers the strongest products.

Ford Original Accessories will be warranted for whichever provides you the greater benefit: 24 months/unlimited mileage of the remainder of your bumper-to-bumper 3-year/36,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty. See dealer for warranty details.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

2017 Woodward Dream Cruise: Mustang Alley | Ford Performance


Mustang Alley has turned into one of the iconic stops of the Woodward Dream Cruise. Over 800 Ford Mustangs showed up to the location to talk about what it means to be a Mustang owner.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Compare 2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Ford Focus | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Toyota Corolla? Consider the 2017 Ford Focus with available active park assist and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand* with the Focus.

*Based on 2016 CY sales.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Compare 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150 | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Ram 1500? Consider the 2017 Ford F-150 with best-in-class torque*, a 3,270 lb. payload and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand** with the Ford F-150. 

*When properly configured. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

**Based on 2016 CY sales.

Friday, August 18, 2017

2017 Ford Escape SE with Technology Package: Ford Owner’s Perspective on Versatility | Escape | Ford


Ford owner Erica guides us through the 2017 Ford Escape SE with Technology package and shows us what she loves most about her Ford. The car’s available SYNC® 3 and available compartments are reasons why this Ford Escape is the perfect vehicle for you.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Compare 2017 GMC Sierra vs 2017 Ford Super Duty® | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 GMC Sierra? Consider the 2017 Ford Super Duty with best-in- class towing, an available trailer reverse guidance system, and more. Become a part of America’s best selling brand with the Ford Super Duty.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Ford F-150: Most Advanced F-150 Powertrain Lineup Ever Enables Best-In-Class Payload, Towing and Gas Mileage


  • With more engine choices, the 2018 F-150 is even more fuel-efficient; its second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost has an EPA estimated rating of 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined which is best-in-class.
  • New F-150 debuts with new, best-in-class 13,200-pound tow rating – thanks to more powerful, efficient engine offerings featuring standard Auto Start-Stop and expanded availability of segment-first 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
  • New truck sports a tougher design with bolder Built Ford Tough styling and its high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and box
  • Using available class-exclusive Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, the 2018 F-150 can assist drivers in congested traffic – even applying brakes to help prevent a collision; available Wi-Fi hotspot helps occupants stay connected on the go

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 9, 2017 – Ford’s new F-150 debuts for 2018 even tougher, even smarter, and even more capable than ever – with the most advanced F-150 powertrain lineup ever that delivers best-in-class towing, payload and efficiency for America’s pickup drivers.

The new F-150 has an EPA estimated rating of 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined which is best-in-class from the second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, plus best-in-class towing (13,200 lbs.) and payload capacity (3,270 lbs.) from the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and enhanced 5.0-liter V8, respectively.

“The Ford F-150 lineup again delivers on its promise to give full-size truck customers even more value, functionality and smart technology innovations, with engines with best-in-class towing, payload and fuel economy,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Our new F-150 highlights Ford’s commitment to its hardworking truck customers and how we listen to their demands for their new F-150 to be even tougher, even smarter and even more capable for work and play.”

Three years after introducing a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy-bodied F-150, a new truck arrives with bold new styling, advanced technologies, a segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission and F-150’s most advanced engine lineup yet, which includes the first available diesel ever for F-150. F-150 is part of Ford’s F-Series truck lineup – America’s best-selling truck for 40 consecutive years and its best-selling vehicle for 35 years.

New powertrain lineup for available best-in-class payload, towing and gas mileage

The new F-150 offers the F-150’s most advanced engine offerings ever – all to offer the right engine for every hardworking truck customer.

An second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 with segment-exclusive SelectShift® 10-speed automatic transmission has an EPA-estimated rating of 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined which is best-in-class. With advanced dual port and direct-injection technology, the second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine delivers a 25 lb.-ft. increase in torque – and at lower engine speeds compared to a traditional V8. Like the second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost, this 2.7-liter EcoBoost will be paired with Ford’s segment-exclusive 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.

An enhanced 5.0-liter V8 boasts a best-in-class payload capacity of 3,270 pounds. This normally aspirated engine features significant upgrades for 2018 including advanced dual port and direct-injection technology for 10 more horsepower and an additional 13 lb.-ft. of torque. Spray-on bore liner technology also featured in the Shelby GT350® Mustang has been added to squeeze out even more weight from the aluminum block. For the first time, the V8 is paired with the 10-speed SelectShift automatic.

For best-in-class towing, the second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 delivers 13,200 pounds of towing capacity, thanks to its 470 lb.-ft. of torque that beats all diesel- and gasoline-powered competitors, including V8 engines with nearly twice its displacement. With dual port and direct-injection technology, the 375-horsepower twin-turbo engine provides ideal low-end and peak engine performance for hauling heavy payloads and towing heavy trailers.

Even the all-new 3.3-liter V6 engine is more efficient, more powerful and delivers more torque to get the job done, compared to the previously standard 3.5-liter V6. Plus, the now standard 3.3-liter provides a 5 percent power-to-weight ratio improvement versus the 2014 F-150 featuring steel body and 3.7-liter V6 – with better fuel economy and performance based on EPA-estimated ratings.

Designed, engineered and tested in-house, an all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V6 paired with 10-speed SelectShift automatic joins the F-150 engine lineup for 2018. The first diesel engine offered for F-150 will be available next spring.

F-150’s new powertrain lineup

New F-150 offers the most advanced engine offerings ever, including standard Auto Start-Stop.

Raising the bar through segment-exclusive materials and technologies

More than just styling that creates visually bolder and more planted stance, the new F-150 continues to offer a segment-exclusive combination of advanced materials that have proven durability through extensive real-world performance and inhibit corrosion. A high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body and box that saves weight and adds capability coupled with a high-strength steel fully boxed ladder frame.

The new Ford F-150 further advances the light-duty pickup truck market with segment-first and class-exclusive technologies that improve productivity, efficiency and driver confidence, while keeping occupants connected to the world around them. Technologies include:

  • New segment-first enhanced adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality is available to allow drivers to set a cruising speed. The system then uses radar and camera technology to monitor traffic ahead to maintain a set distance between vehicles – even following a vehicle down to a complete stop
  • New segment-first Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection is available to help drivers avoid or mitigate collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians
  • An available new embedded 4G LTE modem with Wi-Fi hotspot enables customers to connect up to 10 mobile devices at one time, virtually anywhere
  • New B&O PLAY audio system is available, offering high-end speakers, sound and tuning for a richer, more engaging listening experience

Existing segment-exclusive driver-assist and convenience features include:

  • Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist allows F-150 drivers of various skill levels to steer a trailer instinctively using a center console-mounted dial to back-up a boat launch or park in a driveway
  • Available Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage technology is optimized for F-150 to include up to 33 feet of trailer length; BLIS® uses radar sensors in the taillamps to monitor areas that may not be visible to the driver around the truck and trailer
  • Available 360-degree camera technology helps improve driver confidence when parking and can help reduce stress when connecting a trailer – allowing customers to see more so they can focus on specific tasks such as lining up a hitch
  • Available lane-keeping system is designed to help reduce drifting of the truck outside its intended lane

The new 2018 Ford F-150 goes on sale this fall. It will be built at Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ford Performance to Offer Tribute Livery of Historic 1967 Le Mans Winner with 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition


  • Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition with unique red-and-white-stripe livery celebrates 1967 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark IV race car driven by all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt
  • Ford GT ‘67 Heritage edition honoring historic No. 1 race car introduced for 2018 model year
  • Limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, plus unique interior colors, materials and appointments

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 15, 2017 – The 2018 Ford GT will be available in a new limited-edition Heritage theme honoring the GT40 Mark IV race car driven to victory by the all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt at Le Mans in 1967. The car will feature unique interior and exterior color themes, and an exclusive wheel finish.

“In creating a worthy successor to the 2017 Heritage edition, we logically looked at our next historic Le Mans victory with the all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt,” said Dave Pericak, global director Ford Performance. “The 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition pays homage to that win, with a modern take on one of the most important vehicles in Ford’s storied history of racing.”

The Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition features a gloss-finish Race Red exterior with white stripes and exposed carbon package. The car sports Frozen White No. 1 hood and door graphics, and 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in silver satin clearcoat with black lug nuts. Red calipers and silver rearview mirror caps complete the look.

The interior begins with new leather trimming for the carbon fiber seats, with red accent stitching, which carries over to the steering wheel. The seat belt webbing is now red and the paddle shifters are anodized gray. Satin dark stainless appliqu├ęs are used on the instrument panel, door register bezels and x-brace.

Rounding out modifications to the ’67 Heritage edition car are a unique serialized identification plate, plus exposed matte carbon fiber door sills, air register pods and center console.

“The first Heritage edition car was a huge success, honoring our history with a modern interpretation of the Le Mans winner,” said Garen Nicoghosian, exterior design manager for the car. “Continuing with a 2018 Ford GT based on the winning GT40 Mark IV race car was simply something we needed to do.”

The Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition can be viewed at FordGT.com using the configuration tool. Limited quantities will be available for the 2018 model year.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Compare 2017 Nissan Murano vs 2017 Ford Edge | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Nissan Murano? Consider the 2017 Ford Edge with 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space, an available hands-free foot activated liftgate, and more. Become a part of America’s best selling brand with the Ford Edge.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Compare 2017 Subaru Outback vs 2017 Ford Edge | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Subaru Outback? Consider the 2017 Ford Edge with available enhanced active park assist, a hands-free foot activated liftgate option, and more. Become a part of America’s best selling brand with the Ford Edge.

Friday, August 11, 2017

2017 Fusion SE Owner’s Testimonial | Fusion | Ford


Ford owner Lisa Arnesan takes us through her 2017 Ford Fusion SE and shows us what she loves most about her Ford. With impressive gas mileage* and available high tech features, it’s easy to see why the 2017 Ford Fusion SE can be the car for you, too.

*EPA-estimated. Range calculation based on fueleconomy.gov

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

2017 F-150 STX Owner Testimonial | F-150 | Ford


Ford owner Blake Thompson takes us through the 2017 Ford F-150 STX and shows us what he loves most about his truck, including its sporty look, towing capability, and more.

Monday, August 7, 2017

2017 Ford Explorer XLT: Ford Owner’s Perspective On Comfort | Explorer | Ford


Oyuky Reynoso takes us through her 2017 Ford Explorer XLT and shows us what she loves most about her Ford. With features like the hands free liftgate and SYNC 3, it’s easy to see why the 2017 Ford Explorer can be the car for you too.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Ford Service Specialists: An Army of Thousands | Ford Service | Ford


With the right parts, tools and training, no one knows your Ford better than Ford and the 35 thousand specialists at Ford Service. Discover why Ford Service is the only team that knows how to keep your Ford running like the day it came home.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

2018 Ford Mustang: Be A Good Neighbor | Mustang | Ford


Be a good neighbor with the 2018 Ford Mustang, with Quiet Exhaust mode and Quiet Start* features that are a part of the available new active valve performance exhaust system. Quiet Start lets drivers schedule the time of day when either the Mustang GT’s V8 engine roars, or when it stays quiet for neighbors.

*Available Fall 2017.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ford Engineers: Propelling Us into the Future | Ford Service | Ford


Ford engineers work hard to help propel us all into the future by ensuring your vehicle runs clean and strong. Discover how Ford Service helps make sure it stays that way.

Monday, July 31, 2017

2017 Ford Explorer XLT: Ford Owner’s Perspective On Design | Explorer | Ford


Shannon Pink takes us through her 2017 Ford Explorer XLT and shows us what she loves most about her Ford. With features like the rearview camera and climate control, it’s easy to see why the 2017 Ford Explorer can be the car for you too.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Dealership Preparation: GAP Insurance | Auto Finance 101 | Ford


Learn how Guaranteed Asset Protection can help bridge the gap between what your insurance will pay and what you owe on a contract in case your car is stolen, totaled or in an accident.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

100 Years Of Ford Trucks | F-150 | Ford


In July 1917 Ford Motor Company introduced a one-ton chassis for commercial trucks, marking its official entry into the dedicated truck business. See the Ford truck story from the very beginning, and the innovations that have made Ford what it is today.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ford Service Professionals: Nobody Knows Your Ford Better | One Ford | Ford


No one knows your Ford better than Ford and Ford Service. With over 47 million Ford vehicles on the road today, there’s only one team that can keep you on the road and help you go further.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Understanding Your Contract: Truth-in-Lending Disclosures – Part 3 | Auto Finance 101 | Ford


Your contract to finance a car includes a Truth In Lending section that has five boxes with really important information. Learn what key details boxes four and five contain.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Ford Service Offers: We’re Strong When It Comes to Tires | Ford Service | Ford


When it comes to tires, Ford Service is about as strong as you can get. Discover how Ford Service stacks up against the best in the business.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Understanding Your Contract: Truth-in-Lending Disclosures – Part 2 | Auto Finance 101 | Ford


Your contract to finance a car includes a Truth In Lending section that has five boxes with really important information. Learn what key details the third box contains.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Understanding Your Contract: Truth-in-Lending Disclosures – Part 1 | Auto Finance 101 | Ford


Your contract to finance a car includes a Truth In Lending section that has five boxes with really important information. Learn what key details the first two boxes contain.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Ford Reveals Industry's First Police Pursuit-Rated Pickup Truck - The F-150 Police Responder


  • Purpose-built for the demands of law enforcement, the first pursuit-rated pickup – the 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder – joins the industry’s broadest lineup of law enforcement vehicles this fall
  • All-new F-150 Police Responder is ready for action with a specially designed interior; performance features include police-calibrated brake system, all-terrain tires and 18-inch alloy rims, plus the largest passenger volume of any pursuit-rated vehicle
  • Performance-rated for speeds up to 100 mph, F-150 Police Responder is engineered for high-performance capability and durability for both on-road and off-road situations – it’s ideal for rural environments patrolled by sheriff’s departments, border patrol operations and fish and game authorities

DEARBORN, Mich., July 20, 2017 – Ford is revealing the industry’s first pursuit-rated pickup, the 2018 F-150 Police Responder, giving law enforcement agencies a more versatile and capable patrol vehicle.

Capable of speeds up to 100 mph, the all-new F-150 Police Responder features a powerful and efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and Ford SelectShift® 10-speed transmission, plus four-wheel drive for all-terrain police performance. The truck offers 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque – more than any other pursuit-rated police vehicle.

Based on the F-150 FX4 off-road model, the Police Responder’s 145-inch wheelbase sits on a high-strength steel frame, and features Ford’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy SuperCrew body – giving it the largest passenger volume, payload and towing capacity of any pursuit-rated police vehicle. The truck features best-in-class front and rear shoulder and hip room, as well as rear legroom.

“Ford’s 2018 F-150 Police Responder is the perfect all-terrain law enforcement vehicle,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford’s police brand marketing manager. “Aside from its industry-first on-road pursuit capability, this purpose-built pickup can comfortably seat five, while providing capability in off-road patrol situations for officers in rural environments patrolled by sheriff’s departments, border patrol operations and the Department of Natural Resources.”

Additional F-150 Police Responder performance enhancements include a police-calibrated brake system with upgraded calipers and pad friction material, upgraded front-stabilizer bar for improved braking and handling and 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires. An upfit-ready interior features a column shifter with center-seat delete, heavy-duty cloth front seats with slim bolsters and anti-stab plates, vinyl rear seating and heavy-duty vinyl flooring for easy cleanup.

A high-output 240-amp alternator is included to support on-board electrical devices, along with a police-calibrated speedometer, and engine hour and engine idle hour meters. Underbody skid plates protect the truck from curbs and rough terrain. A standard class IV hitch gives F-150 Police Responder best-in-class towing capability of 7,000 pounds.

F-150 Police Responder joins the broadest lineup of law enforcement vehicles in the industry. From its Police Responder Hybrid Sedan – the first pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicle – and market-leading Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility, to the Special Service F-150 and Expedition, Special Service Police Sedan and Transit Prisoner Transport Vehicle, Ford offers the right vehicles for a variety of law enforcement needs.