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 appliqués 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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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


Freddie Sanchez takes us through his 2017 Ford Explorer XLT and shows us what he loves most about his Ford. With lots of space and features like the rearview camera, it’s easy to see why the 2017 Ford Explorer can be the car for you too.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

2017 Fusion V6 Sport Owner Testimonial | Fusion | Ford


Ford owner Travis Parks takes us through his 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport and shows us what he loves most about his Ford. With a sleek design and available high tech features, it’s easy to see why the 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport can be the car for you too.

Monday, July 17, 2017

2017 F-250 LARIAT Owner Testimonial | Super Duty® | Ford


Ford owner Jarrod Dreher takes us through the 2017 Ford Super Duty® F-250 LARIAT and shows us what he loves most about his truck, including its towing and payload capability, comfort features, and fuel economy.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dealership Preparation: Simple Interest | Auto Finance 101 | Ford


Learn how simple interest, the most common method of calculating automotive finance charges, is calculated and be ready when you head to the dealership.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

2017 F-150 Platinum: A Ford Owner Testimonial | F-150 | Ford


Ford owner Louis Dickey takes us through the 2017 Ford F-150 Platinum and shows us what he loves most about his truck, including its exterior features like the power deployable running boards and tech like available active park assist.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New Appearance Package for 2018 Mustang Puts Pony Logo Back in Chrome Corral


DEARBORN, Mich., July 10, 2017 – The pony is going back into the corral. An available Pony Package for the 2018 Mustang – offered with EcoBoost®-equipped cars – gives a nod to the nameplate heritage with its grille-mounted pony-in-corral badge design.

As it was more than 50 years ago, the iconic Mustang logo will be surrounded in a chrome corral for the 2018 Ford Mustang-equipped Pony Package. The badge design first appeared on Mustang in the mid-1960s when the car was still in concept phase. It has appeared in various forms since, and was last used as part of an anniversary package for 2015.

The pony-in-corral grille badge is one of numerous appearance updates included with the Pony Package. Other features include:

  • 19-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Bright beltline and window trim for fastback model
  • Premium carpeted floor mats with Ebony embroidered pony logo
  • Side stripes on lower body sides
  • Tri-bar pony badge on rear decklid appliqué

The 2018 Mustang is due in showrooms this October.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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


Ford owner Nathaniel Guthrie takes us through the 2017 Ford F-150 LARIAT and shows us what he loves most about his truck, including the spacious interior, LED box lights, remote release tailgate, and more.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Compare 2017 GMC Yukon vs 2017 Ford Expedition | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 GMC Yukon? Consider the 2017 Ford Expedition with a NHTSA 5-Star crash safety rating, best in class cargo space behind the third row*, and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand** with the Expedition.

*Max cargo space for Expedition EL.
**Based on 2016 CY sales. Class is extended utilities based on Ford segmentation.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Compare 2017 Chevy Tahoe vs 2017 Ford Expedition | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Chevy Tahoe? Consider the 2017 Ford Expedition with best in class maximum towing*, NHTSA 5-Star crash safety rating, Ecoboost® technology, and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand** with the Expedition.

*When properly equipped.
**Based on 2016 CY sales. Class is extended utilities based on Ford segmentation.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Ken Block Drives the GT at Le Mans | Le Mans | Ford Performance


Ken Block got to drive the pre-production Ford GT on the Circuit des 24 Heures Du Mans just a few hours before the 2017 Le Mans race kicked off.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Compare 2017 Chevy Suburban vs 2017 Ford Expedition | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Chevy Tahoe? Consider the 2017 Ford Expedition with best in class maximum towing*, NHTSA 5-Star crash safety rating, Ecoboost® technology, and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand** with the Expedition.

*When properly equipped.
**Based on 2016 CY sales. Class is extended utilities based on Ford segmentation.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Ford Splash Guards: Rugged Tire and Wheel Protection | Accessories | Ford


Help protect your Ford from the elements with Ford custom-fit splash guards. They’re easy to install and offer tough protection. Splash guards are available across various Ford models.

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, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!


"I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true." 
Wendell Willkie

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ford Splash Guards: Rugged Tire and Wheel Protection | Accessories | Ford


Help protect your Ford from the elements with Ford custom-fit splash guards. They’re easy to install and offer tough protection. Splash guards are available across various Ford models.

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.

Saturday, July 1, 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.

Friday, June 30, 2017

2018 Ford Mustang: You Could Use A Burnout | Mustang | Ford


Vaughn Gittin Jr. goes behind the wheel of the new 2018 Ford Mustang with EcoBoost*, and surprises unsuspecting people with a burnout.

*Pre-production model shown. Available Fall 2017.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Compare 2017 Hyundai Elantra vs 2017 Ford Focus | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Hyundai Elantra? Consider the 2017 Ford Focus with available active park assist, a NHTSA 5-star crash safety rating and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand* with the Focus.

*Based on 2016 CY sales.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ford’s Bike Sharing Expansion in San Francisco | Ford GoBikes | Ford


Ford and Motivate are collaborating and working with city officials in San Francisco and the Bay Area to provide more access to sustainable transportation options. Ford GoBikes plans to increase the number of Bay Area bike-share services from 700 to 7,000 by 2018. With easy access to the Bay Area bikes through the FordPass app, Ford is helping to make your commute easier every step of the way.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Ford Autonomous Vehicle Testing at Mcity


Ford’s collaboration with the University of Michigan and its Mcity facility play an important and unique role in our autonomous vehicle testing and development efforts. The simulated urban environment allows us to safely test our SAE Level 4-capable autonomous vehicles in scenarios like traffic in intersections, pedestrians in crosswalks, different traffic signals and even bicyclists.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Compare 2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Ford Focus | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Honda Civic? Consider the 2017 Ford Focus with available active park assist, a direct-injected 1.0-liter turbocharged engine and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand* with the Focus.

*Based on 2016 CY sales.

Saturday, June 24, 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.

Friday, June 23, 2017

2018 Ford F-150: An Updated Design | F-150 | Ford


See the updated design of the Ford 2018 F-150 with fresh new take on the tailgate and headlamps, all-new grille lineup, and 6 new wheel styles.

*Preproduction vehicle shown. Available Fall 2017.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Compare 2017 Chevy Cruze vs 2017 Ford Focus | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Chevy Cruze? Consider the 2017 Ford Focus with available active park assist, a direct-injected 1.0-liter turbocharged engine and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand* with the Focus.

*Based on 2016 CY sales.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ford Becomes No. 2 Non-Premium Brand in J.D. Power's 2017 Initial Quality Study; Ford's Best Ranking in Report's 31-Year History


  • Ford has earned the No. 2 ranking of all non-premium brands in this year’s J.D. Power Initial Quality Study – the brand’s best ranking in the report’s 31-year history
  • Expedition and Mustang earn segment quality awards, with seven Ford and Lincoln models leading the top three of their segments
  • Ford’s has been improving the capability and quality of new technologies, including SYNC 3 equipped on 70 percent of vehicles

DEARBORN, Mich., June 21, 2017 – Ford has jumped to No. 2 of all non-premium brands in J.D. Power’s 2017 Initial Quality Study – the brand’s best-ever ranking in the annual study now in its 31st year.

The Ford brand improved to 86 problems per 100 vehicles from 102 in 2016. This improvement helped Ford tie for fourth among all brands from 11th in 2016.

“As Ford accelerates the pace of innovation, we believe this best-ever quality ranking demonstrates our new technologies are reliable and easy to use,” said Bennie Fowler, group vice president, Quality. “The rapid improvements rated by third-party quality experts such as J.D. Power motivate us to improve our fitness even more as quality is a race that’s never finished.” Seven Ford and Lincoln vehicles are in the top three in their respective segments. Ford Expedition and Mustang took top quality honors in their segments.

Ford is delivering new innovations with better quality than average as the industry has faced challenges rolling out new advancements such as connectivity and driver-assist features. Specifically, Ford is:

  • Equipping approximately 70 percent of vehicles with advanced SYNC 3 technology with significant quality improvements 
  • Offering more models in the United States with popular driver-assist features such as adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning than any other full-line manufacturer.
  • Continuing the rapid rollout of advanced EcoBoost engine technology and lightweighting innovations such as aluminum-bodied F-Series trucks – combining to deliver improved performance, capability and efficiency.

“We are moving into an exciting new period of innovation in transportation, so it is very important to keep the human experience at the center of all we do, including delivering any new technology with quality,” said Fowler.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Compare 2017 Ram 2500 vs 2017 Ford Super Duty | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Ram 2500? Consider the 2017 Ford Super Duty with 18,600lbs of towing power, an available trailer reverse guidance system, and more. Become a part of America’s best selling brand with the Ford Super Duty.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Ford F-150 and Expedition's New Advanced Engines Maximize Lightweight Materials for Greater Performance, Efficiency


  • Four years after moving to advanced high-strength, military-grade aluminum-alloy bodies for Built Ford Tough trucks, customers are receiving additional benefits – including improved performance, capability and fuel economy
  • All-new 3.3-liter V6 delivers even more power, torque and better EPA-estimated gas mileage than the previous 3.5-liter V6, further reinforcing how Ford F-150’s light-weighting strategy enables customers to get more done with two fewer cylinders
  • All-new Expedition offers its most powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine yet, rated at up to 400 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque; Auto Start-Stop and all-new 10-speed transmission come standard, with available best-in-class towing of 9,300 pounds

DEARBORN, Mich., June 16, 2017 – Lightweight advanced materials, plus new engines and a newly available 10-speed transmission bring new 2018 Ford F-150 and all-new 2018 Ford Expedition customers even better performance, capability and efficiency.

The latest benefits tie back to Ford’s investment years ago in its high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy bodies and high-strength steel frames. This helped save up to 700 pounds of weight on the all-new F-150, allowing customers to tow and haul more than ever with their trucks.

Since then, Ford has expanded high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy bodies and high-strength steel frames to the latest F-Series Super Duty heavy-duty pickup trucks and all-new Expedition full-size SUV. The weight savings from these strong and lightweight materials is further enhanced by new and improved engines.

“Each F-150 and Expedition customer has unique needs, and we can deliver even more of the capability and efficiency they are looking for, thanks to our strategic use of lightweight materials and innovative V6 engines,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing. “Our dedication to this kind of innovation helps our F-Series and Expedition customers take care of their growing families and businesses, all with fewer stops for fuel along the way.”

New 2018 Ford F-150

Customers have snapped up 75 percent of new trucks this year with V6 engines. For 2018, the new F-150 arrives with an even more capable powertrain lineup and more V6 choices.

For 2018, F-150 introduces an even smaller, more efficient 3.3-liter V6 that adds dual port and direct-injection technology to deliver more power and torque than the previous 3.5-liter V6, plus improved projected EPA-estimated gas mileage – a win-win for customers.

Aiding in light-weighting, the standard 3.3-liter V6 in the 2018 F-150 is projected to offer a 5 percent power-to-weight ratio improvement versus the steel-bodied 2014 F-150 equipped with 3.7-liter V6 – with better anticipated fuel efficiency and performance.

With advanced dual port and direct-injection technology, the all-new 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 that debuted last model year, the 2.7-liter will be paired to a segment-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission for 2018.

The 5.0-liter V8 also is enhanced for 2018. This naturally aspirated engine brings significant upgrades including advanced dual port and direct-injection technology for 10 more horsepower and 13 ft.-lb. of torque. In addition, the engine features spray-on bore liner technology featured in the high-performance Mustang GT350, all to squeeze out even more weight from the aluminum block.

For the first time, the V8 is paired with a Ford-built 10-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy will be announced closer to market availability.

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

Saturday, June 17, 2017

All-New 2018 Expedition FX4 is the Most Off-Road-Capable Expedition Ever



  • All-new Ford Expedition with new FX4 Off-Road Package adds technology and 4x4 hardware to make this family SUV even more capable on trails and unpaved surfaces
  • Expedition FX4 Off-Road Package standard equipment includes off-road-tuned shocks, all-new electronic limited-slip rear differential, skid plates, side steps and FX4 badging
  • New Terrain Management System™ enables the driver to select modes to optimize driving dynamics to environmental conditions – from snow to mud, sand and more

DEARBORN, Mich., June 16, 2017 – For the more than 20 percent of Expedition owners that use their SUV for off-road adventure, Ford introduces the all-new 2018 Expedition FX4 Off-Road Package, making this the most off-road-capable Expedition ever.

“The FX4 Off-Road package delivers off-road driving confidence,” said Mike Kipley, Expedition vehicle engineering manager. “The technology we’re using works to adapt to different driving conditions so customers can enjoy the adventure without worry.”

Expedition’s all-new high-strength, aluminum-alloy body and redesigned high-strength steel frame form the foundation for its off-road and towing capabilities. The use of advanced materials enabled engineers to save up to 300 pounds, with much of the savings reinvested to offer customers more technology and features than ever before.

FX4 Off-Road Package includes:

  • Patented electronic limited-slip rear differential to help improve off-road performance in low-traction situations by automatically varying power output side-to-side, depending on which wheels need extra traction. With 3.73:1 gearing, the electronic limited-slip rear differential also improves towing performance and capability
  • Off-road-tuned shocks more stiffly tuned to keep wheels in contact with the road
  • All-terrain tires with thicker sidewalls to maintain a smooth ride while delivering the traction needed over rough terrain
  • Seven different skid plates that serve as underbody armor and protect critical areas. They include a new sand shield to protect the turbocharger intercoolers from getting clogged when driving through tall berms in sand dunes, plus steel plates to protect steering gear, engine, transmission and transfer case and a full-length guard for the fuel tank. To help climb over tall or steep obstacles, the chin spoiler beneath the front bumper has been shortened to improve approach angles
  • Unique 18-inch Magnetic Metallic-painted cast-aluminum wheels
  • Chrome running boards
  • FX4 badging on the liftgate and front fender
  • New rubber floor liners featuring deep side sills that can be removed and cleaned of any mud, sand or water that gets dragged in on family adventures

Expedition’s all-new easy-to-use Terrain Management System™ lets FX4 customers select from seven special drive modes that help Expedition automatically adapt to different road conditions. This includes normal for around town driving, sport for more spirited trips, tow/haul for improved towing and hauling performance, eco for enhanced fuel economy, grass/gravel/snow for loose terrain, sand for low traction situations and mud/rut for uneven surfaces. Expedition FX4 drivers also can manually select either 2WD or 4WD modes in a given drive mode, depending on their preferences and terrain.

The all-new Expedition provides generous space, connectivity and smart new technology. The Expedition FX4 Off-Road Package has a powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, rated at 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, plus standard Auto Start-Stop, an all-new 10-speed transmission and available best-in-class towing of 9,300 pounds.

The all-new Expedition’s roomy, flexible interior offers seating for up to eight people with a wide cargo area to hold their gear, depending on cargo weight and load distribution. Expedition features a second-row seat with tip-and-slide functionality – providing easy access to the third row without the need to first remove a child safety seat. Once in the third row, even adults will appreciate more legroom and reclining seats.

The all-new Expedition lineup, including the FX4 Off-Road Package, goes on sale this fall.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

2017 Ford F-150: Tow More Than Ever Before | F-150 | Ford


Towing, a true measure of every truck. See how the Ford F-150 makes towing easier with smart innovations.

With available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, 8” LCD productivity screen, Dynamic Hitch Assist, and Best-in-Class* towing, the F-150 has smart innovations meant to make sure what you’re hauling goes where it should.

*Class is Full Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation. When properly equipped, including available 3.5L EcoBoost V6, 4x2.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Compare 2017 Toyota Tundra vs 2017 Ford F-150 | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Toyota Tundra? Consider the 2017 Ford F-150 with best-in-class gas mileage*, a 3,270lb. 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, June 12, 2017

2017 F-150 Raptor by the Numbers | F-150 Raptor | Ford Performance


It starts with 2,481 miles of off-road competitive testing and counts down the key stats to why the 2017 Raptor is 1 badass off-road truck.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Compare 2017 Dodge Journey vs 2017 Ford Edge | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Dodge Journey? Consider the 2017 Ford Edge with best-in-class V6 horsepower, an available hands-free foot activated liftgate, and more. Become a part of America’s best selling brand with the Ford Edge.

Friday, June 9, 2017

2017 Ford Focus: Overview | Focus | Ford


The 2017 Ford Focus delivers design, technology and fun! It’s more equipped than before with a variety of available driver-assist features and smart tech. Take an exclusive tour with us and discover why the 2017 Ford Focus could be a great fit for you.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Compare 2017 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Ford Edge | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Kia Sorento? Consider the 2017 Ford Edge with available enhanced active park assist, an inflatable rear outboard safety belt option, and more. Become a part of America’s best selling brand with the Ford Edge.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Compare 2017 Chevy Silverado vs 2017 Ford F-150 | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Chevy Silverado? 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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Compare 2017 Dodge Challenger vs 2017 Ford Mustang | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Dodge Challenger? Consider the 2017 Ford Mustang with its electrical line lock for traction, and the fact that 92% of Mustangs sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today. Become a part of America’s best selling brand with the Mustang.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Compare 2017 Honda Pilot vs 2017 Ford Explorer | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Honda Pilot? Consider the 2017 Ford Explorer with its Enhanced Active Park Assist, available Powerfold® third-row seat and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand* with the Ford Explorer.

*Based on 2016 CY sales.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

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


Ford owner Marla Chiapetta takes us through the 2017 Ford Escape SE and shows us what she loves most about her Ford. With available Android Auto compatibility*, SYNC Connect with FordPass™**, and ample cargo space, it’s easy to see why the 2017 Ford Escape SE with Technology package can be the vehicle for you, too.

*Android Auto is available on 2017 models with SYNC 3; owners of 2016 models with SYNC 3 are required to perform a software upgrade. Requires phone with compatible version of Android Auto and active data service. SYNC 3 does not control Android Auto while in use. Google and other third parties are responsible for their respective functionality. Message and data rates may apply. Android Auto, Google, Google Play and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.

**FordPass, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Compare 2017 Chevy Traverse vs 2017 Ford Explorer | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Chevy Traverse? Consider the 2017 Ford Explorer with its available adaptive cruise control, available Enhanced Active Park Assist and more. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand* with the Ford Explorer.

*Based on 2016 CY sales.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Road Trip! Family Fun and Adventure Starts with a Ford


  • More motorhomes are built on Ford chassis than any other brand – giving families a wide choice in vehicles for their summer adventures
  • Class B and Class C motorhomes, including those built on a Ford Transit platform, are enjoying the biggest sales gains, with shipments up more than 30 percent year-to-date, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association
  • U.S. RV market is on the rise, with total shipments up 15 percent year-over-year at the end of 2016, and 11.7 percent through March, the association reports
  • RV industry provides 290,000 U.S. jobs and has a $49.7 billion annual impact on country’s economy, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association

DEARBORN, Mich., June 1, 2017 – Growing numbers of families are answering the call of the road by embarking on adventures in RVs built on Ford chassis. Ford is America’s best-selling motorhome chassis manufacturer.

RV shipments were up 15 percent year-over-year in 2016, hitting their highest level in 40 years, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. The trend continues; through March, total RV shipments were up nearly 12 percent. The association estimates the RV industry provides 290,000 U.S. jobs and has a $49.7 billion annual impact on the country’s economy.

The biggest sales increase is coming from the smallest motorhomes. Shipments of camper vans – standard vans like Ford Transit outfitted with sleeping and living areas – are up more than 36 percent through March. Class C motorhomes – RVs built on cutaway chassis including the Ford E-Series consisting of vehicle frame, suspension, powertrain and cab – are also rolling out at a rapid pace, with shipments up more than 32 percent through March, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

Ford leads the motorhome chassis market in Classes A, B and C, holding 63.8 percent share in 2016, up from 61.2 percent in 2015, according to data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a market analysis company specializing in the RV, marine and manufactured housing industries. In 2016, Ford’s share of the Class C market with Transit and E-Series cutaways was 69 percent, up from 65 percent in 2015, while its share of the Class A market, led by the F-53 chassis, was 67.6 percent, up from 66 percent. RV manufacturers just started building Class B motorhomes on Transit last year.

“We’re seeing tremendous growth in Ford Transit and E-Series sales to the RV market,” says Dennis Bearden, Ford RV and pool account manager. “Last year, our Class C motorhome sales were up 28 percent, and as more motorhome manufacturers build on Transit, our Class B sales are also climbing. Combine that with our long-established popularity in the Class A market, and it’s apparent families looking for adventure of any size can find it in a Ford-based motorhome.”

Like most RVs built on them, Ford Transit, E-Series and F-53 chassis are assembled in the United States for the North American market. For 2017, Ford updated its E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis to offer the 6.2-liter V8 engine proven in F-Series Super Duty trucks. This optional engine provides 356 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm and 331 horsepower – representing a significant improvement over the 5.4-liter engine it replaced. Also new this year is an optional rearview camera.

The A, B, Cs of motorhome classes
Class A motorhomes are generally the largest and roomiest. They’re typically built on stripped truck chassis or bus chassis that have the highest gross vehicle weight ratings for motorhome chassis. Often quite luxurious, Class A motorhomes are frequently seen in RV parks, at motorsports events and other outings across the country.

A Class B camper van drives most like a regular family van. The ultimate in maneuverability and compact comfort, these cozy campers are the top choice of couples and small families wanting to venture far away from RV parks and experience the increasingly popular #vanlife. Although RV manufacturers make camper vans, many do-it-yourselfers design and build their own.

For active families, Class C motorhomes offer greater maneuverability and a more compact size than Class A motorhomes, but are roomier than camper vans. They often include a sleeping loft over the cab. These smaller adventure mobiles are popular with outdoor enthusiasts who use them to go motorbiking, snowboarding, kayaking and exploring.