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.