• Explorer,  Ford

    New Ford Police Interceptor Utility Goes Green

    While also unveiling the 2020 Ford Explorer, Ford introduced a new law enforcement vehicle, the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility. While there are a lot of differences between the vehicles, both were built on the same platform and both have hybrid systems. The Police Interceptor Utility comes with the available Modular Hybrid Technology, just like the Explorer. The idea was to provide a more efficient police vehicle that can still handle SUV duties, such as towing a maximum of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped and driving off-road. Although there is a $3,500 price difference between the Hybrid and the solo V6, Ford assures police departments that recouping the cost only…

  • Ford,  History,  Road Trips

    Drive your Ford to Starved Rock State Park

    Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip and soak in the beautiful outdoors. If you’re looking for stunning waterfalls and trails, Starved Rock State Park in Illinois, is the perfect destination. Starved Rock State Park became the first recreational park in Illinois, in 1911. As a result, the park has preserved its 18 majestic canyons and protected the wildlife, which includes deer, otters, eagles and more. It has been voted the #1 attraction in the state of Illinois. To best explore the park, hike the 13 miles of trails, which take you along the Illinois River and to the canyons. There are also breathtaking waterfalls in 14…

  • Ford Trade-In
    Car Care,  Ford,  Tips & Tricks

    Get the Most for Your Trade-In Vehicle

    Your trade-in vehicle can help reduce the amount financed or act as a down payment on your next new vehicle. Here are a few tips to help you get the most for your trade-in vehicle. Detailing Getting your car professionally detailed is a great way to raise its value. Fix small scratches and other minor flaws. Although detailing can cost a few hundred dollars, the increase in your car’s value is often worth the expense. Maintenance Keeping up with routine maintenance at a dealership creates a service record that shows how well the vehicle was cared for. Regularly clean out the interior of your vehicle—vacuum fabric upholstery, wash the glass…

  • 2020 Ford Explorer - Chicago Auto Show 2019
    Auto Shows,  Ford

    Ford at the 2019 New York Auto Show

    The 2019 New York International Auto Show is coming up at the end of April, and while Ford hasn’t made any announcements about what it will bring to the show, there are plenty of theories floating around. Possible Reveals One big reveal we may see from Ford at the 2019 New York Auto Show is the possible new entry-level performance variant on the 2020 Mustang, which industry experts have theorized about since Ford announced a new engine option coming for the Mustang in February. Engine Options The options available right now, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and 5-liter V8, sit at opposite ends of the performance spectrum, and ever since the…

  • 2019 Ford Explorer
    Auto Shows,  Ford

    Ford News from the Chicago Auto Show

    The 2019 Chicago Auto Show took place this past February and brought lots of new and exciting models into the spotlight. Here are some of the highlights from Ford’s exciting debuts at the Chicago Auto Show. 2020 Ford Explorer The 2020 Ford Explorer should be available this summer, and with four engine options, six trims, and a long list of considerate amenities, the new Ford Explorer will be a compelling option. The SUV seats six or seven passengers is available in rear- or all-wheel drive and offers with features like heated rear seats, navigation, and a panoramic sunroof. 2019 Ford Ranger The mid-size truck segment is expanding, and the return…

  • 2019 Ford Explorer
    Explorer,  Ford

    All-New Ford Explorer Unveiled in Detroit

    Early this year, we got a really good look at the latest update to the Ford SUV lineup, the all-new Ford Explorer. The 2020 Explorer takes the model into its sixth generation. Its new year will also have its broadest model lineup ever. New Trims Ford is adding two new models to the Explorer in the form of the Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid. With these new additions, buyers will get to choose from six Explorer trims, including the base, XLT, Limited, and Platinum models. An Explorer For Every Adventure “This new generation of Explorer recognizes that every family – and every driver – is unique,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford…