Friday, September 30, 2016

Kentucky Truck Plant - 2017 Super Duty Employee Reaction

Employees at Kentucky Truck Plant shed light on what the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty – the toughest smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – means to them and to the Louisville community.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

LED Truck Lighting at King Ranch® | Built Tough Field Test | Ford Tough

Work on King Ranch starts and ends before sunlight. See how the 2017 Super Duty with available LED side view mirror spotlights and LED headlamps light up dark work sites.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

How to Protect Your Vehicle During a Heat Wave | Extreme Weather Driving Tips | Ford

A quick video on protecting yourself and your vehicle from the sun’s harsh rays.

Ford owners want to go everywhere in their vehicles, no matter what type of weather they might run into. This video series provides helpful tips for navigating any type of extreme weather situation on the road.

Drive with confidence—no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Truck Bed Tech at King Ranch® | Built Tough Field Test | Ford Tough

The all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty has smart features all throughout the truck bed. There’s a power locking remote tailgate release and the BoxLink system which makes the hard work needed on King Ranch a little easier.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

How to Drive in Heavy Rain | Extreme Weather Driving Tips | Ford

Tips for driving in the rain, brought to you by Ford Service.

This video is part of the Extreme Weather Driving Tips series brought to you by Ford Service, your trusted source for vehicle service and maintenance—featuring defensive driving tips, what to do if you encounter flooded roads, and what to do if your car starts hydroplaning.

Drive with confidence—no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

2016 Ford F-150 Owner Testimonial | F-150 | Ford

2016 Ford F-150 owners show us everything they love about their car — including its safety and driver assist features.

Friday, September 23, 2016


  • Class-exclusive adaptive steering technology improves steering efficiency and steering effort – making all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup and Ford Edge SUV easier to steer at all speeds
  • Based on driver input and vehicle speed, technology changes the steering gear ratio to provide optimal vehicle response for different operating conditions 
  • System improves highway comfort and low-speed maneuverability by increasing and decreasing the steering ratio up to 30 percent; for Super Duty, it further improves driver comfort and confidence for towing or hauling heavy loads with tow/haul mode engaged
DEARBORN, Mich., Sept 22, 2016 – From carpool drivers to work crews, folks around the United States are about to discover the only steering wheel that works as hard as they do.
Adaptive steering technology makes the all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup and Ford Edge SUV easier to steer at all speeds.
Despite the industry shift to electrically assisted steering, an overwhelming majority of new vehicles sold today have fixed steering gear ratios. Fixed steering ratios are always a compromise between providing steering quickness and maneuverability at low speeds, while offering comfortable vehicle response at high speeds. Ford has been awarded eight patents for the technology and 11 more have been filed.
Class-exclusive adaptive steering for the all-new Super Duty and Edge removes these compromises and reduces driver fatigue – especially at low speeds.
The system – all contained in the steering wheel itself – has an electric motor, a small computer and a gear unit. Based on driver input and vehicle speed, adaptive steering can add or subtract rotations to driver input at the steering wheel. Up to one full revolution can be saved at low speeds when steering lock-to-lock.
At low speeds, the system increases the angle of the front wheels as the steering wheel is turned – resulting in the driver needing to steer less to maneuver, explains Lodewijk Wijffels, Ford adaptive steering technical specialist. “At high speeds, the ratio is changed in such a way that vehicle response is more relaxed, more precise, and smoother than without the system,” he says.
Adaptive steering contributes to delivering the best ride and steering of any Super Duty ever, with improved responsiveness and control. The truck features a specific setting for engaging tow/haul mode that further optimizes how Super Duty and trailer react to steering input.
Adaptive steering made its debut on the 2016 Ford Edge Sport, which has driver-selectable normal and sport settings.  Adaptive steering is optional on the 2016 Ford Edge Titanium.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Electric Vehicle Tips and Etiquette | Sustainable Innovations | Ford

With a robust lineup of hybrid and electric vehicles, we know a thing or two about electric vehicle etiquette. Increase your range. Charge like a boss. And conquer the road.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How to Drive in a Lightning Storm | Extreme Weather Driving Tips | Ford

A quick video on what to do if you find yourself driving in a lightning storm.

Ford owners want to go everywhere in their vehicles, no matter what type of weather they might run into. This video series provides helpful tips for navigating any type of extreme weather situation on the road.

Drive with confidence—no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Story of Electricity | Sustainable Innovations | Ford

Take a peep at Ford’s full lineup of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles, designed to fit your lifestyle and help reduce carbon emissions. Learn why Ford loves the planet.

Monday, September 19, 2016


  • and F-750 medium-duty trucks in the first eight months of 2016 than all year in 2015
  • Year-to-date sales of F-650 and F-750 trucks are up 59 percent versus 2015 and at the highest level since 1997
  • All-new F-650 and F-750 trucks are available with the buyer’s choice of Ford-built segment-exclusive gasoline engine or diesel engine
DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 19, 2016 – Ford, America’s truck leader, has outfitted hard-working fleets with more F-650 and F-750 trucks in the first eight months of 2016 than all year in 2015.
Sales of the all-new medium-duty Ford trucks are up 59 percent year-over-year through August, with 10,160 sold. That’s the best year-to-date sales total for Ford’s largest trucks since August 1997.
The sales growth has come quickly: The redesigned F-650 and F-750 trucks rolled off the line at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant near Cleveland for the first time in August 2015. Ford shifted production to Ohio from Mexico in 2015 and invested $168 million in the Ohio plant.
The F-650 and F-750 line-up includes Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles, as well as straight-frame, kick-up frame Pro Loader and a new dedicated tractor model for heavy towing applications.
“We’re seeing growing interest in the new tractor from beverage and hauling fleets,” says Kevin Koester, Ford medium-duty truck and Super Duty fleet marketing manager. “Giving our customers the choice of two exclusive powertrains, available across all body styles and designed specifically for the unique needs of the vocational truck market, has really helped drive sales of our new trucks.”
Ford remains the only automaker to offer a gasoline-powered engine in the medium-duty truck segment. The 6.8-liter V10 with 320 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque is available for both F-650 and F-750 models with the heavy-duty, Ford-built TorqShift HD six-speed automatic transmission. The 6.8-liter engine can be factory-prepped for converting to compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas as cost-effective alternatives to gasoline.
Ford is the only medium-duty truck manufacturer that designs and builds its own diesel engine and transmission combination – ensuring the powertrain will work seamlessly with all chassis components and vehicle calibrations, and providing customers with streamlined service. The Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel engine delivers best-in-class standard 270 horsepower and 675 lb.-ft. of torque, plus available engine outputs of 300 horsepower with 700 lb.-ft. of torque and 330 horsepower with 725 lb.-ft. of torque. It is backed by an unsurpassed five-year/250,000-mile warranty.
“Towing and rental customers have embraced the gas engine, and others are looking at this powertrain for more severe service applications,” Koester says. “Our diesel customers are praising the quietness of the 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel engine. Not only is it up to 45 percent quieter in the cabin at idle than the outgoing model, it’s so quiet that customers have told us that there have been times when they’ve approached the truck in front of the grille and didn’t even realize it was running.”
Another feature resonating with customers, Koester says, is the TorqShift HD’s available Live-Drive Power Takeoff Provision. The diesel engine can crank out 300 lb.-ft. of stationary torque and 200 lb.-ft. in mobile mode, giving customers the power they need to operate a wide range of equipment on the job site. Diesel models can accommodate split-shaft PTO applications, as well. New for 2017 is the addition of mobile mode on the 6.8-liter V10 engine.
Toughest, great value and work-ready Ford medium-duty trucks everFord F-650 and F-750 trucks provide the ideal combination of value, capability and upfit readiness in the medium-duty truck segment.
These attributes underscore F-650 and F-750’s position as the future of medium-duty trucks:
  • Toughest: Fully designed and developed by Ford truck engineers in Dearborn, Michigan; robot-tested on taxing durability courses too demanding for human drivers; 500,000-plus miles of harsh dynamometer engine testing at extreme power levels and temperatures
  • Work-ready: New upfit-friendly chassis developed in cooperation with leading industry body makers; clean chassis capable of accommodating vocational bodies with little to no modification saves time and expense
  • Great value: Choice of segment-exclusive 6.8-liter V10 gas engine or 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel – both backed by Ford’s heavy-duty TorqShift HD six-speed automatic transmission enhanced for medium-duty use with great power, performance and efficiency; supported by a national network of Ford service centers to minimize downtime

Sunday, September 18, 2016

2015 Chevy Colorado vs 2015 Ford F-150 | F-150 | Ford

Thinking about buying a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado? Consider the innovative 2015 Ford F-150 first, with the high-strength, military grade aluminum alloy body and EPA-estimated 26 highway mpg.

EPA-estimated rating of 19 city/26 hwy/22 combined mpg, 4x2, 2.7L Ecoboost V6. Actual mileage will vary.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

2016 Ford Escape Owner Testimonial | Escape | Ford

2016 Ford Escape owners show us everything they love about their car — from dual climate control technology to its sleek design.

Friday, September 16, 2016

2016 Ford F-150: Overview & Walkaround | F-150 | Ford

The Ford F-150, built with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and bolted to a fully-boxed steel frame, has smart innovations from the grille to the tailgate. See all the features and benefits of the F-150.

The F-150 offers Best-in-Class gas mileage* and Best-in-Class payload**, along with innovations like available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ and LED lighting. As the only pickup to earn a NHTSA 5-Star*** safety rating on all sides for every cab configuration as well as an IIHS Top Safety Pick on SuperCab and SuperCrew (when equipped with optional Forward Collision Warning). This is the safest F-150 ever.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

How to Refill Wiper Fluid and Change Wiper Blades | Driver How-To | Ford

A quick how-to video on changing wiper blades and refilling wiper fluid. Hosted by Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger.

Refilling your washer fluid and swapping out wiper blades ( might seem like a challenge, but we think you’re up for it. That’s why we teamed up with Unbox Therapy to show you just how easy it can be to identify the washer fluid reservoir, top it off, and quickly swap out your wiper blades, using a Ford Escape with available rain-sensing wipers. (

When filling your wiper fluid, it’s important to remember a few key tips:
• Park your vehicle on a level surface, and set the parking brake.
• Roll up or remove loose clothing, and keep your arms away from the cooling fan(s) when checking the washer fluid—fans can turn on automatically, even when the engine is off.
• Only put windshield washer fluid in the washer fluid reservoir. Other vehicle fluids can damage your wiper/washer system.
• Don’t use water in the washer fluid reservoir. If it freezes, it can clog and damage the reservoir and hoses.
• In extremely cold weather, use low-temperature washer fluid. And don’t fill the reservoir all the way.

Once you’ve taken care of those steps, simply open your hood and find your washer fluid reservoir—it’s usually a white, translucent container with a windshield/water symbol on the cap. (Note: If your vehicle has a rear wiper, there may be a second reservoir for it as well.)

For additional info on refilling windshield washer fluid:

Before starting to change your wiper blades, make sure you have two new wiper blade inserts of the correct length. See your owner’s manual for specific wiper blade information and check out our recommended wiper blades for Ford and Lincoln vehicles:

For more information on changing your wiper blades:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Adaptive Steering | Super Duty | Ford

Drive smarter not harder with the class-exclusive* new Adaptive Steering System in the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty, which adjusts the steering ratio in response to vehicle speed.

It adapts automatically to the driving situation, whether you’re doing a low-speed maneuver like parking, or backing up a trailer, or traveling at cruising speed on the highway. At lower speeds, the steering ratio increases, requiring fewer turns of the steering wheel – and less steering effort. At higher speeds, the steering ratio gradually decreases, providing a steering feel that is firming and more controlled.

*Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Super Duty Weight Reinvestment at King Ranch® | Built Tough Field Test | Ford Tough

The all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty doesn’t just get the job done at King Ranch®, it excels at it. From hauling to towing and payload that is Best-in-Class*, this Super Duty is ready for the job.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

2016 Nissan Versa vs 2016 Ford Fiesta | Fiesta | Ford

Thinking about getting a 2016 Nissan Versa? Consider the 2016 Ford Fiesta with its nimble handling and exciting performance. See how you can have fun by design with the Ford Fiesta.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Towing at King Ranch® | Built Tough Field Test | Ford Tough

The all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty factory installed 5th wheel and gooseneck hitch kits mean this truck isn’t just ready to tow, it’s ready to tow whatever King Ranch needs to move.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


  • All-new 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport boasts 325 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. using 93 octane fuel – the most power and torque in its class; enabling sport mode unleashes the  car’s maximum performance
  • Incorporated in Fusion’s all-new rotary gear shift dial, a sport mode button brings seven character changes that transform a family sedan into a sports sedan
  • Adjustments impact steering, shifting, throttle response, suspension and cabin sound

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 30, 2016 – Fusion V6 Sport is the most powerful midsize family sedan in its class, bringing attributes more commonly found in sports cars than midsize sedans like adaptive suspension and fully-enabled paddle shifters. Its 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine produces a staggering 325 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, and yes, there are styling upgrades inside and out. But perhaps the most exciting feature is that the demeanor of Fusion V6 Sport transforms with the simple touch of a button.
The sport mode button lives at the center of the car’s all-new rotary gear shift dial. Pushing it enables seven dramatic changes that result in maximum performance.
Here’s a rundown of the seven ways in which Ford Fusion V6 Sport transforms into an all-out sports sedan:
  • Handling: Increases stiffness of the continuously controlled dampers compared to the normal tuning and adds damping under spirited cornering to enhance vehicle responsiveness and minimize body motion.
  • Powertrain sound: In-cabin noise cancellation is tuned to provide an entertaining in-cabin engine note
  • Steering: Unique tuning for electric power-assisted steering provides clean, intuitive feel to match enhanced vehicle response
  • Transmission: Aggressive transmission programming selects lower gears resulting in higher available torque and responsiveness. Gears are held through turns to maximize cornering performance. Downshifts with braking are rev-matched for smoothness and increased engine braking; when stepping off the accelerator, the gear is held to maximize engine braking performance
  • Engine: Electronic throttle programming revised for responsive feel
  • Paddle shifters: Shifters behind steering wheel become fully enabled – allowing for complete control of transmission for spirited driving
  • Cluster: Sport mode icon appears in the cluster

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

2016 Ford F-150: Tow More | 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.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Ford Introduces Limited-Edition Dallas Cowboys F-150

  • Limited run of 400 Dallas Cowboys edition Ford F-150 trucks feature iconic Cowboys star logo on exterior badging and door sills, with logo embossed in cargo box bed mat as well
  • Ford has been Official Vehicle of the Dallas Cowboys for more than two decades
  • Launch of Dallas Cowboys edition Ford F-150 celebrates opening of the Ford Center at The Star – a state-of-the-art training facility and 12,000-seat indoor stadium in Frisco, Texas
DALLAS, Aug. 31, 2016 – Four hundred Dallas Cowboys edition Ford F-150s are ready to take to the gridiron – a touchdown for Ford and the Dallas Cowboys, and the ultimate ride for Texas football fans. 
“It has been 22 years since Ford and the Dallas Cowboys offered a Cowboys edition F-150,” says Greg Wood, Ford Dallas regional sales manager. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the opening of the Ford Center at The Star and the beginning of a new Cowboys season than to offer fans of both F-150 and the Dallas Cowboys the opportunity to purchase one of these incredible trucks.”
Texas is the nation’s largest truck market and Ford F-Series is the best-selling truck in Texas. Ford has a longstanding relationship with the state – from working with the Dallas Cowboys for more than two decades to its longstanding ties with King Ranch, a Texas institution.
The foundation of this limited-edition truck starts with a Built Ford Tough F-150 XLT with Chrome Package (the No. 1 volume seller in Texas) painted in legendary Cowboys helmet silver. In addition to the standard features of the F-150 XLT series, unique content for the Cowboys edition truck includes:
  • Exclusive Cowboys edition star badging on front doors and tailgate
  • Blue-white-blue rocker panel striping paying tribute to team’s over-the-top helmet stripe
  • 20-inch chrome wheels with unique Cowboys star center caps
  • Molded heavy-duty cargo bed mat with iconic Cowboys star logo
  • Laser-etched chrome foot plates featuring legendary Cowboys word mark for front doors
  • Cowboys edition logo stitched in front and rear floor mats
  • “1 of 400” Cowboys edition interior badge autographed by Jerry Jones – owner, president and general manager for the Dallas Cowboys
“Everyone in our organization is excited about the new Dallas Cowboys edition F-150,” says Jones. “Ford F-150 and the Dallas Cowboys are known worldwide for their rich heritages and long winning traditions. Our Cowboys fans are among the most passionate in all of sports. We are proud to partner with Ford and Texas Ford dealers to bring this Cowboys edition F-150 to our incredible fans. I think you will agree it is the ultimate truck for the ultimate Cowboys fan.”
The launch of this limited-edition F-150 also marks the opening of the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. A one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art training facility, The Star will serve as corporate headquarters for America’s team, featuring practice fields and a multipurpose indoor stadium for Cowboys players as well as athletes in the Frisco Independent School District.
The Dallas Cowboys edition F-150 is on sale now at select Texas Ford dealers.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Ford Focus | Focus | Ford

Thinking about buying a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta? Consider the 2016 Ford Focus with its available Lane Keeping System and active park assist. See how you can inspire by design with the Ford Focus.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

2017 Super Duty: Electrician Approved | We Own Work | Ford Tough

Josh Morris is an apprentice electrician who knows what it means to haul plenty with his Super Duty. See how he picked the brains of Ford truck engineers about all the advances in the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty.

Friday, September 2, 2016

2016 GMC Sierra vs 2016 Ford F-150 | F-150 | Ford

Have you been looking at the 2016 Sierra? Do yourself a favor and get a closer look – at the Ford F-150. With its lightweight, yet high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body, the F-150 offers great gas mileage*. This video shows a few of the many reasons why Ford F-150 is a great choice.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Testing Ford Parts for Safety | Why the Right Parts Matter | Ford

Matt Niesluchowski, Ford Safety Manager, explains the great level of detail Ford engineers put into designing and validating Ford parts through component, system and vehicle level testing.

Ford engineers have come together to explain the whys and hows of using Ford original parts, and the importance of keeping your Ford a Ford.