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Has the 2017 Ford Fusion Won Any Awards?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Awards, Ford Fusion on Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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2017 Ford Fusion Wins MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award

The 2017 Ford Fusion has won the 2017 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Family Sedan of the Year. And it’s not hard to see why. The new Ford Fusion is the smartest, safest and most technologically-advanced Fusion ever. It is also the first Ford model in America to offer adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, as well as the first to offer pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection. These two impressive new safety features are in addition to the other 20 driver assistance features found throughout the 2017 Fusion model lineup. It’s no wonder MotorWeek named the 2017 Ford Fusion as its top choice for families. Read the rest of this entry »

Live TV, Wi-Fi Hotspots, More Music Options Now Available in New Ford SUVs

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford EcoSport, Ford Expedition, Technology on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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2018 Ford Expedition and EcoSport New Entertainment Features

Ford made huge splashes when they unveiled the 2018 Ford Expedition and announced the 2018 Ford EcoSport. And while just the mere existence of these two impressive, powerful and efficient SUVs is enough to get excited, that excitement is about to grow ten-fold thanks to the all-new entertainment features Ford is including in the 2018 Expedition and 2018 EcoSport. Have you ever wanted to watch live TV while riding along in your SUV? Do you want your SUV to have a Wi-Fi hotspot that works not only inside of it, but outside as well? Do you want more music options in your SUV? Then, the new entertainment features in the 2018 Ford Expedition and EcoSport are just what you’re looking for. Read the rest of this entry »

Save Big Over Five Years with the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST at Brandon Ford in Tampa FL

By blogsadmin | Posted in Awards, Ford Fiesta on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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2017 Ford Fiesta ST Wins KBB Five-Year Cost to Own Award

When you purchase a new vehicle, you want a model that’s going to last as long as you need it to while also not costing an arm and a leg to operate and maintain. In all honesty, all of our new Ford models here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, Florida, accomplish that goal. But there’s one that does it even better than the rest, and that model has now been recognized by the Kelley Blue Book. The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST has won the KBB 2017 Five-Year Cost to Own Award for Sporty Compact Cars, meaning it has a low Fair Purchase Price, low maintenance costs and low operating costs. In other words, when you purchase a new Ford Fiesta ST, you’re getting a powerful, efficient and reliable vehicle unlike any other on the market today. Read the rest of this entry »

Are There Any Updates on Ford Autonomous Vehicles?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford, News, Technology on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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Ford Investing in Argo AI to Help Create New Autonomous Vehicles

In addition to investing $200 million in a new wind tunnel complex, Ford is investing $1 billion over the next five years in a new artificial intelligence company called Argo AI. Ford says the partnership will allow them to strengthen their leadership in creating and bringing new autonomous vehicles to the Ford model lineup in the near future. The goal is to have the first Ford autonomous vehicle ready for release by 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Ford Doing to Improve Gas Mileage?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford, News, Technology on Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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Ford Building New Wind Tunnel to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Ford has invested $200 million to build a new wind tunnel complex aimed at improving the fuel efficiency and performance of its future model lineup. The new wind tunnel complex will be built across 13 acres next to Ford’s Driveability Test Facility in Michigan. Ford said customers’ desire for greater fuel efficiency and performance is the impetus behind the new wind tunnel complex, which will house new and innovative technology to deliver state-of-the-art real-world driving simulations to optimize fuel economy and performance. Read the rest of this entry »

What Features Does My Teen’s First Car Need to Include?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Safety, Technology, Tips and Tricks on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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How to Find the Best First Car for Your Teen

If you’ve got a teenager, you’ve probably been dreading this day – the day they get their driver’s license. They’ve probably been begging pleading for you to get them a new car. And they probably want the most powerful and stylish car on the market – the one with all the bells and whistles and latest features. Maybe they’ve been the perfect child, so you’re going to spoil them. Or maybe you’re going to start them out with a reliable used car. Whatever the case, here’s how to find the best used car for your teen. Read the rest of this entry »

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Wins Another Award

By blogsadmin | Posted in Awards, Ford F-150 on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Named AutoGuide.com’s Truck of the Year

After being named the 2017 FOUR WHEELER Pickup Truck of the Year and the best Pickup Truck of 2017 by Cars.com, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor continued to fill up its trophy case by being named AutoGuide.com’s 2017 Pickup Truck of the Year. Recognized for its unmatched capability, intelligence and fun-to-drive nature, the 2017 F-150 Raptor truly earned this award. So, let’s take a closer look at what the award means, and how it exemplifies the greatness that is the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. Read the rest of this entry »

How Dependable is the 2017 Ford F-150?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Awards, Ford F-150 on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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2017 Ford F-150 Wins J.D. Power’s Dependability Award

Everyone knows the Ford F-150 is America’s favorite pickup truck. One of the reasons the Ford F-150 has earned that distinction is because it is Built Ford Tough. And that toughness, ruggedness and dependability is being recognized thanks to the 2017 Ford F-150 winning the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Award for large light duty pickup trucks. How did it earn such a prestigious award? Let’s take a closer look and find out. Read the rest of this entry »

Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle’s Tires

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealer Information, Safety, Service on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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When Do I Need to Replace My Tires?

Spring is upon us here in Tampa, Florida, which means it’s the perfect time to do a little “spring cleaning” for your Ford car, truck or SUV. And your tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle that you need to keep an eye on. Without good tires, well, we don’t need to tell you what can happen. But you may be asking yourself, when do I need to replace my tires? How do you know if they’ll last another season or if now’s the time to install a new set? Well, that’s why we’re here – to make sure your automobile is ready for another season of driving around the great state of Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

When is the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Truck Coming?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford F-150, Powertrain, Release date on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Release Date and Powertrain Features

Big changes are coming for America’s favorite pickup truck in the 2018 model year. Featuring new engine options, an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission and a comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features, the 2018 Ford F-150 promises to live up to the grand tradition set by its forebearers. But one of the most exciting new aspects of the 2018 F-150 is that, for the first time ever, it will come with a diesel engine option. You’re excited, aren’t you? We thought you would be. We are, too, considering Brandon Ford in Tampa, Florida, is the number one volume F-150 dealer on the entire planet. So, let’s get right to it and check out the powertrain features and release date for the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel truck. Read the rest of this entry »