Mustang Mach-E Frunk Makes for Epic Tailgating Season

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

If you want to have an epic tailgating season, you’ve got to start planning early. Luckily there’s a new tool perfect for those who love sports cars as much as they love football. The new Mustang Mach-E is the all-electric muscle car that has it all: zero emissions, striking, sporty design, an agile, thrilling ride, and a frunk. What’s a frunk you ask? It’s a front trunk, and a versatile one at that.

 

The Mustang Mach-E frunk has 4.8 cubic feet of plastic space, which is the same amount of space as you’ll find in a 36-gallon cooler. We point this out because this frunk is drainable, and therefore perfect for using in place of a large cooler. The next time you’re setting up for a tailgate party on a game day, you can serve your chilled beverages and snacks straight from the Mustang Mach-E frunk.

 

There’s lots of room for creativity here, and so many ways to put the frunk to use and upgrade your tailgating game. Pack it with ice and use it to keep beverages or perishable snacks cold, then let it drain on its own after the party. You could also fill it with warm snacks — Ford suggests chicken wings — and simply hose away the mess when you’re home.

 

There’s a lot more to love about the new Mustang Mach-E than just its frunk. Learn more about the upcoming electric SUV at Sanderson Ford.

 

Ford Super Duty Gets Integrated Winch

2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Looking to take your workhorse out for a little playful off-roading after a hard day’s work? Now you can embrace outings like this with more certainty, thanks to the new integrated winch for Ford Super Duty trucks. Each 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickups that include the Tremor Off-Road Package can be equipped with an electric winch.

 

The Ford Performance Parts winch was designed by Warn to winch up to 12,000 pounds. Current shoppers can choose to have it installed in the factory, but it’s also possible to have it as a dealer-installed after-sale accessory. The winch is available in both gas and diesel-powered Super Duty Tremor trucks.

 

The integrated winch balances safety, practicality, and capability. It’s fully integrated and mounted behind the bumper, so it doesn’t affect clearance at all. A high-tensile strength, abrasion-resistant synthetic cable allows the winch to clear obstacles with confidence, whether it’s dragging a fallen tree away from a path or pulling a rig from the mud. A class-exclusive wireless remote control is the standard mode of operation, but a wired remote control is available as well.

 

With the addition of the winch, which was designed to meet the Built Ford Tough standards, drivers have yet another way to put to use these powerful trucks, whether at work or at play. Get your winch-equipped Ford Super Duty at Sanderson Ford!

 

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition is Already Sold Out

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Phoenix, AZ

The Ford Mustang Mach-E all-electric performance SUV may not come out for many more months, but the Mustang Mach-E First Edition is already out of reservation slots. As of December 30 of last year, some models such as the GT and Premium were still available, but that may have changed in the past few weeks.

Ford released a few pieces of data compiled from the Mach-E pre-orders, including that over a quarter of all orders came from buyers in California. There’s a small preference for all-wheel drive over rear-wheel drive — 55 percent of orders are AWD — while the extended range battery is much more popular than the standard range at 80 percent of pre-orders.

Ford first announced the new Mustang Mach-E, the first expansion on the Mustang lineup in its 55-year run, in November of 2019. The Mach-E is designed to deliver the thrilling ride of the Mustang sports car, plus the added utility of an SUV, topped off with all-electric performance that is both exhilarating and environmentally friendly.

Ford estimates that the Mach-E will have an all-electric range of around 300 miles, though EPA testing has not been completed yet. The Mach-E’s engine and electric motor combined will put out 332 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque, and Ford is tweaking the GT Performance Edition for leading acceleration at 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds.

Just because the Mustang Mach-E First Edition is sold out doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on Ford’s exciting new electric SUV. Call Sanderson Ford and let us know about your interest in the Mach-E!

Ford is Best-Selling Vehicle Brand in America for the 10th Year Running

Ford is Best-Selling Vehicle Brand in America  | Phoenix, AZ

For the tenth year in a row, Ford has dominated the American auto industry as the best-selling vehicle brand in America. This year also marks the 43rd year that the Ford F Series has been the best-selling pickup truck in America.

According to a report detailing Ford sales in the last quarter of 2019, Ford truck sales were up over 15 percent from the fourth quarter of 2018, marking the best fourth-quarter truck sales for the brand in nearly 20 years. The Ranger saw its best sales quarter since its 2019 release. In total, Ford sold over 986,000 trucks in 2019.

The fourth quarter of 2019 was fantastic for Ford in plenty of other categories too. Q4 of 2019 was the best quarter for commercial vans since 1978 — that’s over 30 years — and the Expedition and EcoSport both saw significant sales increases over last year. Sales of the Explorer increased a whopping 52.4 percent over the previous quarter, and Mustang sales increased by 20.4 percent.

Ford saw minor drops in SUV sales and a massive drop in car sales, consistent with auto industry trends away from sedans and toward SUVs and trucks. It’s also significant to note that Lincoln, the luxury car division of Ford Motor Company, saw an impressive 30.9 percent increase in SUV sales.

One doesn’t become the best-selling vehicle brand in America for no reason. Visit Sanderson Ford to discover what makes Ford and its cars, SUVs and pickup trucks so great!

Ford Offers Complimentary GT500 Track Attack Experience to Owners

2020 Ford Mustang GT500

The perks of owning an all-new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 don’t end at the massive power, beautiful design, or blazing top-end speed. Ford is offering owners of the all-new sports car a free GT500 track attack experience at Ford Performance Racing School’s new setup in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Handling a car as powerful as the new Mustang Shelby GT500 isn’t simple. In order to control the raw power and drive a car which can travel at such high speeds, you must have some degree of expertise. The instructors at the Ford Performance Racing School will instruct owners of the iconic car how to master its numerous capabilities.

Owners will learn the ins and outs of their car and racing techniques both in the classroom and on the track, which sports America’s first-ever four-wide drag strip. Courses will teach cornering and how to most effectively brake and launch. Mustang customers will become intimately familiar with their Shelby GT500s as they learn about the drive modes and launch control feature.

The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful V8 ever produced by Ford. That, coupled with the quickest-shifting transmission ever included in a Mustang, requires mastery of the vehicle and great skill. Let Ford foot the bill so you can learn how to best drive your new Mustang.

Of course, the first step is to own a Shelby GT500. And the first step to ownership starts at Sanderson Ford.

 

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Fuel Economy is Best-in-Class

2020 Ford Escape

Ford knows that customers are demanding more efficient vehicles so they can reduce their environmental impact while saving significant money down the road, and it has listened. The Ford Escape Hybrid fuel economy have just been revealed, and they are very good.

According to the EPA, the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid offers a best-in-class 44 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway when equipped with front-wheel drive.* This averages to about 41 combined mpg* and gives the Escape Hybrid a driving range of 582 miles, meaning that you can get from Sacramento to San Diego on one tank of gas.

Outfit your 2020 Escape Hybrid with the sturdier four-wheel drive and enjoy 43 mpg city and 40 mpg highway with a driving range of 568 miles.*

The average American drives 29 miles every day. In the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid, that’s considerably less than a gallon of gas used no matter if you’re driving on the highway or in the city.

While driving the 2020 Escape Hybrid, you can also learn from the onboard EV coach, which lets you know whether you’re using gas or electric power via the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. With this information, you can modify your driving habits to more efficiently use your fuel.

Start your efficient SUV driving journey today by getting behind the wheel of the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid at Sanderson Ford!

*EPA-Estimated Ratings FWD (Actual mileage will vary)

 

Ford Ranger Winch-Ready Bumper is Now Available

Ford Ranger

You can now get a Ford Ranger winch-ready bumper thanks to Ford Performance Parts and ARB 4×4 Accessories, which are working together to design some impressive off-road ready accessories for the rugged pickup truck.

“For Ranger customers who want the ultimate adventure gear, a Ford Performance collaboration with ARB is a dream come true,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “With 45 years of design and engineering experience in the overlanding and rock-crawling world, ARB is bringing additional options for Ranger customers looking to make their truck even more capable.”

The first accessory Ford Performance Parts and ARB 4×4 are making is a winch-ready bumper, and for anyone who goes off-roading frequently, they know how important a reliable winch can be. It is the simplest way to get yourself or a friend out of a jam.

The Ford Ranger winch-ready bumper was designed specifically for the pickup and is precision engineered to work precisely with the truck’s factory parts including the existing chassis mounting points. The bumper will also not hamper the functionality of any safety systems or sensors. It is also finished with an Integrit® powder coat for extra durability.

In addition to the winch, the ARB bumper will work with a variety of accessories including LED light bars, antenna and flag mounts, and jacking points.

Interested in getting your own winch-ready bumper? Call Sanderson Ford and ask about getting one installed on your Ford Raptor today.

 

Ford Unveils Electric Mustang SUV

Ford Mustang Mach-E

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Since 1964, the Ford Mustang has been turning heads and making hearts pound with its impressive looks and performance. Now, the Mustang lineup is moving into the future with the introduction of an all-new, all-electric Mustang SUV dubbed the Mach-E that will be just as thrilling as its legendary counterpart.

Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company, said, “Today, the Ford Motor Company is proud to unveil a car that strikes like forked lightning all over again [like the Model T]. The all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s freedom. For a new generation of Mustang owners.”

The Mach-E will be powered by an impressive combination of motors and batteries and will be available in standard and extended-range configurations. With an extended-range battery, the Mach-E is expected to have a driving range of over 300 miles. It will also have an estimated output of 332 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque.

You will also be able to choose a special performance version called the GT Performance Edition. This model is expected to have a 0-60 mph time in the mid-3-second range and will have an output of about 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque.

With numbers like this, the Mach-E shows that electric cars are no longer slow and boring. Reserve your Mustang Mach-E SUV at Sanderson Ford.

Ford Truck Leveling Kit Now Available

Ford Truck Leveling Kit | Phoenix, AZ

Off-roading in your Ford F-150 or Ranger has just gotten better. In a stunning first, Ford Performance Parts has unleashed an after-sale Ford truck leveling kit for both the F-150 and Ranger models, which will improve off-road performance and increase customization.

For starters, this leveling kit adds FOX™ shocks that have been uniquely optimized for the Ford trucks. Further, the aftermarket kit ups ground clearance (with a 2-inch left) and boasts new front coilover springs for an improved spring rate, new aluminum FOX shock bodies for easier cooling, and upper front mounts with polyurethane bushing to reduce unwanted noise and vibration.

So how does this improve off-roading in the F-150 and Ranger? According to Ford, F-150 trucks with the 145-inch wheelbase will benefit from a 22% in approach angle and 7% increase in breakover angle. Ranger models have a similar story: 21% increase in approach angle and 10% increase in breakover angle.

“Ford Performance Parts developed these kits to make the off-road experience even better for our Ranger and F-150 customers,” remarked Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “Truck customers are asking for options for increased capability and customization, and the new leveling suspension kits for Ranger and F-150 deliver on that need.”

You can order this offering at Sanderson Ford for just $1,495.

Ford Super Duty Performance is Best-in-Class

Ford Super Duty Performance | Phoenix, AZThe 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup truck is already living up to its predecessors with incredible capabilities. Thanks to its range of powerful engines, including a 7.3-liter V8 gas-powered engine and the 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 engine, Ford Super Duty performance is already the best in its class in a number of ways.

  • With the Power Stroke engine, the 2020 F-Series Super Duty manages:
    • Best-in-class diesel power and torque at 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque.
    • Best-in-class max diesel conventional towing at 24,200 pounds.
    • Best-in-class diesel fifth-wheel towing at 32,500 pounds.
    • Best-in-class diesel gooseneck towing at 37,000 pounds.
  • With the standard gas-powered 6.2-liter engine, the 2020 F-Series Super Duty boasts best-in-class max payload capacity at 7,850 pounds.
  • With the 7.3-liter V8, the 2020 F-Series Super Duty achieves best-in-class horsepower and torque ratings at 430 hp and 475 lb-ft, respectively.

For improved towing, the Ford F-Series Super Duty is available with new technologies, including optional class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist and Trailer Reverse Guidance.

“Ford truck customers are building a better world with Super Duty, and we’re helping them work even harder with the most available diesel towing, payload, torque and power you can get in a heavy-duty pickup,” commented Mike Pruitt, Super Duty chief engineer. “We’re excited to be in the nation’s largest truck market at the State Fair of Texas announcing we’ve surpassed the kilotorque barrier and made it standard with every pickup truck featuring a Power Stroke diesel engine.”

The Ford F-Series of trucks has been the nation’s best-selling truck lineup for 42 years. With this latest iteration of the Super Duty, we don’t suspect that will change any time soon. Check out the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks at Sanderson Ford!

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