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SYNC 3-Equipped 2016 Ford Model Lineup Gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Now Available on 2016 Ford Models

We’ve got exciting news for anyone with a 2016 model year Ford equipped with the SYNC 3 infotainment system. That’s because Ford has announced Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software support is now available on all 2016 Ford models equipped with the SYNC 3 infotainment system. If your 2016 Ford has the SYNC 3 system, all you need to do is update it to the new SYNC 3 version 2.2 by downloading it with a USB drive by following the instructions at owner.ford.com, downloading it through a Wi-Fi connection or by visiting a dealership like ours here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL. (more…)

What are the Best Beaches Around Tampa FL?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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Best Beaches Around Tampa FL

While the rest of the country is getting excited about the arrival of summer, we’re here in Tampa, FL, enjoying our average of 361 days of sunshine a year. Yeah, that’s a lot of sunny days, which sometimes we may take for granted. But this year we decided to celebrate the beginning of summer by pledging to get out and enjoy all of the sun and beautiful weather we’re blessed with here in Tampa. With that in mind, we decided to put together a little list of the best beaches around Tampa, FL. So, pack up the blankets and beach balls and enjoy all Tampa has to offer. (more…)

What New Safety and Technology Features are in the 2017 Ford Edge?

Monday, May 29th, 2017
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2017 Ford Edge New Safety and Technology Features

The Ford Edge turned a lot of heads when it first burst onto the automotive scene, and the 2017 Ford Edge had the same effect when it was first unveiled thanks to multiple updates and improvements that continue to make the Edge one of the most versatile crossover SUVs on the market. These updates and improvements include the choice between three powerful and efficient engine options, a comfortable and feature-filled interior and an exterior that’s as stylish, as sporty and as sleek as ever. But it’s the 2017 Ford Edge’s new safety and technology features that we’re going to be focusing on today. So, sit back, relax and get ready to learn all about the features that make the new Ford Edge one of the safest and most technologically-advanced crossover SUVs ever. (more…)

Which 2017 Ford Escape Trim is Right for You?

Friday, May 26th, 2017
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2017 Ford Escape Trim Level Comparison

The Ford Escape took the automotive world by storm when it was first introduced, and the 2017 Escape continues that tradition thanks to multiple upgrades and updates, two new EcoBoost engine options, a spacious and comfortable interior and a comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features. But all of that makes it a tough call when deciding which new Ford Escape trim level to choose. That’s where we come in. No matter which new Escape trim you choose, you’re not going to be disappointed, but to make sure you get the new Escape that’s the perfect match for you and your needs, we put together this 2017 Ford Escape trim level comparison. (more…)

How Powerful is the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty?

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Engine and Performance Features

If you’re looking for a work truck that is powerful enough, dependable enough and rugged enough to handle any task put before it, then you’re going to want to go with a Ford truck. Everyone knows how powerful, tough and dependable the 2017 Ford F-150 is, especially since it is the most popular truck in the country. But sometimes you’ve got a job that requires a little more power and toughness. In that case, you’re going to want the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty. No other truck on the market can compare to the new F-250 Super Duty and its powerful and efficient engines. To see what we mean, let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty’s engine and performance features. (more…)

What Trims are Available for the 2017 Ford Fusion?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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2017 Ford Fusion Trim Level Breakdown

Deciding to purchase a 2017 Ford Fusion as your new car is an easy choice. With powerful and efficient engines to choose from, smooth and easy handling, a comfortable interior and an extensive list of advanced new technology, safety, comfort and convenience features, the new Ford Fusion is the perfect choice for any car-buyer. But things can get tricky when it comes time to decide which 2017 Fusion trim you’re going to go with, because each is uniquely equipped to give you what you need. To help you out, we put together this 2017 Ford Fusion trim level breakdown. (more…)

What are the Best Kids’ Activities Around Tampa FL?

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Summer Kids’ Activities Around Tampa FL

Summer is right around the corner. That means the end of the school year is just as close. And that means you’d better have some fun activities planned for your kids before the boredom sets in. Luckily for you and your kids, we live in Tampa, FL, where there are a ton of fun things to do with your family during the summer. There are so many, in fact, that it can be hard to know where to get started. With that in mind, we decided to help you out with this list of the best summer kids’ activities around Tampa, FL. So get out there and enjoy some sun. (more…)

How Powerful and Fuel Efficient is the 2017 Ford Edge?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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2017 Ford Edge Powertrain and Fuel Efficiency Features

Crossover SUVs are quickly becoming the most popular automotive class on the market thanks to their combination of power, fuel efficiency, interior space and smooth handling. And there’s no better crossover SUV out there than the 2017 Ford Edge. By offering three different powerful and efficient engines, a spaciously comfortable interior and an extensive list of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features, the new Ford Edge has quickly cemented its place at the head of the crossover SUV class. To see what we mean, we’re going to check out the powertrain and fuel efficiency features of the 2017 Ford Edge. (more…)

How Safe and Technologically-Advanced is the 2017 Ford Flex?

Friday, May 19th, 2017
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2017 Ford Flex Safety and Technology Features

Do you long for the days of old when a wide variety of station wagons was available to meet the needs of families that wanted nothing to do with a minivan? Well, you know, other than the part about station wagons being gas-guzzling behemoths that seemed harder to maneuver than a semi? Then it’s time to learn all about the 2017 Ford Flex, which is a three-row, seven-passenger utility vehicle that provides the space of a station wagon along with the fuel efficiency, handling and comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features you’ve come to expect from a vehicle made for the 2017 model year. To help you on your way, let’s take a closer look at the safety and technology features found in the 2017 Ford Flex. (more…)

What New Technology Features Come with the 2017 Ford Escape?

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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2017 Ford Escape Advanced New Technology Features

The 2017 Ford Escape received the most significant upgrades and updates for the new model year since the compact crossover SUV was first introduced all the way back in 2001. These updates and upgrades include a wide array of new safety and driver assistance features, along with two new EcoBoost engine options and a ton of innovative new storage features. Putting it simply, the new Ford Escape features more of what you, the customer, is looking for in a compact crossover SUV. And that includes an impressive list of advanced new technology features, which is what we’re going to focus on here. So, let’s get right down to it and check out all of the latest advanced new technology features for the 2017 Ford Escape. (more…)