Tips For Driving in the Desert with Your Ford

Driving In The Desert | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

When you’ve got a vehicle like the Ford Explorer, Bronco, or F-150, you feel the call of the weekend. With desert driving so easy to do from Glendale, Arizona, these tips help ensure you always get the most out of your weekend plans.

Make sure your vehicle is ready for the job

You don’t want to try and go out on a desert run in a vehicle that’s not meant to handle the elements. Be sure that your vehicle has four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the proper tires, and a suspension capable of handling lots of bumps.

Be prepared

Even if it’s your 10th time out, make sure you’ve got all the essentials with you before setting out. A tool kit, emergency kit, water, and spare fuel are all crucial for safe off-roading.

Check the tires

The last thing you want to do is go out desert running and pull a flat because you were running on bad tires. Give your rubbers a visual once over before your trip and make sure they’re in good shape. Need new all-terrain tires? Contact the experts at Sanderson Ford and check out our AZ Custom Shop.

Ready for a desert adventure? Schedule a check-up at Sanderson Ford first to make sure everything is in tip-top shape.

Tips For Camping Out in Your Ford

Tips For Camping Out | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Ah, the great outdoors. Experiencing Glendale, Arizona, under the summer sky is magic you have to feel to believe. If a camping trip is in order this summer, follow these tips before you head out in your Ford.

Pack appropriately

Camping is all about preparedness. Be sure you have everything you need, including bug spray, cooking accessories, lighting, extra chargers, and a first aid kid. And don’t forget the tent.

Accessorize

Speaking of the tent, today’s Ford lineup is available with a huge range of helpful accessories perfect for camping. The Ford Explorer has its own lineup of Outfitters Packages with skyboxes and handy tools for all your toys. Several models, including the Ford Bronco, are available with bed- or roof-mounted tents that can sleep two and really ramp up your experience.

Cover your bases

While camping is a lot of fun, there’s still a potential for danger if the unexpected occurs. Before you set out, make sure that people know where you’re going and when you plan to be back. And if you have a Ford vehicle with FordPass Connect™, check in every now and then using the robust Wi-Fi.

Another tip to consider before camping out: Making sure your Ford is as ready as you are. Schedule your next service visit at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

Save Space with These Summer Road Trip Packing Tips

Road Trips | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Thinking about heading out of Glendale and hitting the road this summer? Packing is maybe one of the least enjoyable things about road-tripping but doesn’t have to be too complicated. With a few handy packing tips, your summer road trip can be a breeze.

Follow the right rules

When you’re packing, you can abide by a few basic rules to save time, space, and stress. REI recommends the 1-2-3-4-5-6 rule for packing clothes.

  • One hat
  • Two pairs of shoes (including flip flops or sandals)
  • Three bottoms
  • Four tops
  • Five pairs of socks
  • Six pairs of underwear

Stick with the essentials

Want to minimize your packing list? Start by making an actual list. When you write down what you want to bring, it’s easier to see what you won’t actually need for your trip. Not planning on doing any work or watching TV? Then there’s no reason to bring your laptop. Don’t think you’ll have time to do a lot of reading? Bring just one book or an e-reader.

Another key to making the most of your summer road trip packing is making sure you’ve got a vehicle with all the space you’ll need. Do a pre-pack and check your trunk or cargo space to make sure everything fits so you’re not scrambling at the last minute. And don’t forget your emergency kits and essentials like snacks and drinks just in case.

Need a vehicle with more cargo and passenger space? Check out the great selection of new and pre-owned Ford SUVs available now at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

Check Out the New 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler

2023 Ford F-150 Rattler | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

If you’re thinking about getting a bold new pickup truck this fall, you’re in luck. Ford is striking again with the new 2023 F-150 Rattler, an entry-level option that gives you the off-road prowess of four-wheel drive for less.

“Our new F-150 Rattler offers aspiring adventurers an off-road option with expressive looks and capability in one package,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “This truck builds off the F-150 off-road legacy while allowing us to introduce new customers to the right blend of styling and value in the F-150 lineup.”

Take the already-capable Ford F-150 XL and add on equipment from the popular FX4 package. With skid plates, an electronic-locking rear differential, and retuned shocks, the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler comes prepared for adventure. And all that on top of standard 4WD, which makes it a great choice for adventuring around and beyond Glendale, Arizona.

And the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler doesn’t shed style, either. In addition to a powerful dual exhaust system, you get 18-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in meaty all-terrain tires and unique badging and graphics. Inside, you’ll find stylish Onyx seats with burnished bronze accents, enhancing the look and feel of the spacious cabin in a unique way.

Looking to ride with the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler? It’ll arrive at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, later this fall. Need something sooner? No problem — we’ve got a great selection of 2022 Ford F-150 pickup trucks in stock and ready to roll.

Ford Intelligent Backup Power Lets F-150 Lightning Power Your Home

Power Home With F-150 Lightning | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Breaking down everything that makes the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning awesome is quite a tall task, but there’s definitely one feature that has extra excited at Sanderson Ford. With Ford Intelligent Backup Power, you can turn the all-electric F-150 Lightning into a generator that powers your home in an outage.

Ford Intelligent Backup Power is available with the help of Sunrun, who makes the Home Integration System that works with the 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro. Once installed, these components allow the F-150 Lightning to sense when there’s a power outage and reverse the flow of power.

When the power is out, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning offers enough output to power your home for up to three days.[1] With rationing — or with the power provided by Sunrun’s available solar energy system — you can power a home for up to 10 days.

Sunrun is the preferred installer of the components needed to take advantage of Ford Intelligent Backup Power. If you combine installation of the Ford Charge Station Pro, Home Integration System, and solar energy system, you may qualify for reduced costs and zero dollars down.

Ford Intelligent Backup Power is just one of the many awesome features of the all-new F-150 Lightning. To learn more about how this electric truck changes everything from here on in, contact the experts at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.  

[1] When home is properly equipped and home transfer switch disconnects home from the grid. Based on 30kWh use per day using the F-150 Lightning with the extended range battery. Your results may vary based on energy usage. Rationing power assumes limiting the number of devices and turning the truck off when not needed.

Meet the Incredible 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades

2022 Ford Bronco Everglades | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Glendale, Arizona, is a healthy distance away from Florida, but you wouldn’t know it if you drove the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades. The latest addition to the lineup for the 2022 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™, the all-new Ford Bronco Everglades lets you take a piece of Florida with you wherever you go.

The most prominent feature of the new Ford Bronco Everglades is a unique snorkel accessory. Attached to the front passenger-side pillar, the snorkel pulls in clean, fresh air and feeds it to the engine to ensure consistent, confident performance.

Pair this Ford-developed and -designed snorkel with the robust features of the Sasquatch™ Package, and you’ve got a Bronco that can ford in up to 36.4 inches of water. The Bronco Everglades also gets a ZEON 10-S WARN® winch with up to 10,000 pounds of pulling power and a unique exterior complete with Everglades topography graphics and a Carbonized Gray grille with gloss black lettering.

The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades is a hot-ticket item that’s sure to be hard to come by. If you’re interested in getting one, contact the team at Sanderson Ford and we’ll let you know what you can do. Or if you have your eye on another Bronco trim, you can custom order yours today.

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Debuts

2022 Ford Bronco | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

If you listen carefully, you can hear it. The desert is calling your name! You can race over the dunes and crawl over the rocks thanks to the latest release from Ford. The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is the world’s first Ultra4 Racing-Inspired SUV, and it is delivering performance, design, and capability that goes beyond what even a Bronco can do (and that’s saying A LOT!)

“Raptor is the apex of our off-road lineup and is now a full lineup with race-proven content and design that you can’t get from anyone else,” said Jim Farley, chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company. “Only Ford could create a Bronco Raptor.”

To take on the challenges of desert terrain, the design team at Ford pulled out all the stops. Not only did they outfit the fierce SUV with off-road-ready features, but they also made sure the Bronco Raptor was bold and extreme.

The Bronco Raptor easily takes on the sand with heavy-duty bash and skid plates, new shock towers, a high ground clearance, tow hooks, integrated removable Rigid LED fog lamps, and an enhanced suspension. You can make the exterior design stand out even more with the available Bronco Raptor Graphics Package. It features splatter graphics applied to the hood and rear bodysides.

A twin-turbo 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine mates to a 10-speed SelectShift™ automatic transmission. The powertrain is rated at 400 horsepower. The SUV capitalizes on the brand’s G.O.A.T. Modes™ (Goes Over Any Type of Terrain) Terrain Management System™ with the Baja Mode and Tow/Haul Mode.

Want to get your hands on a 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor? Contact Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, and we’ll help you lock down your reservation. Or check out our selection of new Bronco SUVs in stock now.

New 2022 Ford F-150 Arrives at Sanderson Ford

2022 Ford F-150 | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

We have waited for this day for a long time, and thankfully, the day has finally arrived — the 2022 Ford F-150 has arrived at Sanderson Ford! There’s plenty to talk about this incredible truck, but here’s a quick rundown of some of its coolest features.

Best-in-class capability

If you’re looking to move an impressive weight, the 2022 Ford F-150 is your truck. When properly equipped, it can tow a maximum weight of 14,000 pounds, which is the best of any full-size pickup.[1]

Six engine roster

The 2022 Ford F-150 features a six-engine roster so you can customize the performance, fuel efficiency, and capability of your truck. The roster even includes an available 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 if you are ready to go a little greener behind the wheel.

Onsite power

The 2022 Ford F-150 delivers plenty of power under the hood and when towing and hauling, but it also offers power when it’s not moving. Acting as a mobile generator, the Pro Power Onboard gives you a power source when you need it on the job site or at the campsite.

Modern connectivity tech

You won’t have any trouble seeing or selecting your playlist, connecting to your favorite apps, or reviewing directions with the available 12-inch touch screen with the available SYNC® 4 infotainment system.

Test-drive the 2022 Ford F-150 at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

[1] Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCab 8′ box and SuperCrew® 4×2 with available 3.5L EcoBoost® and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8.500 lbs. GVWR. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

What’s New with the 2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Ford Explorer | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

The Ford Explorer is one of America’s favorite family SUVs. Now fresh in its sixth generation, the latest Explorer comes with several new features and even a new trim to keep things interesting.

New ST-Line model

The high-performance Ford Explorer ST model is so popular that Ford decided to introduce the ST-Line, a variant of the SUV that combines its good looks with the more efficient turbocharged EcoBoost® four-cylinder available at other trim levels. It has a cool interior with red stitching accents, door-jamb protector plates with unique ST-Line logos, and stylish 20-inch wheels.

More high-end power

The powerful 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine, previously offered only on the Explorer ST, is now also standard in the Explorer King Ranch® and Explorer Platinum. Now, when you opt for these two exceptionally luxurious models, you’ll also tap into the best that the Explorer has to offer when it comes to performance.

Minor changes

A few additional minor changes have come to the 2022 Explorer. These include new paint choices, new bumper protection options, a new cargo organizer accessory, and the ability to disable the automatic stop/start function of the efficient EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine.

In the market for a top-notch, family-friendly SUV? Take a closer look at the 2022 Ford Explorer today at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona!

Ford Bronco, Maverick Named North American Utility and Truck of the Year

Ford Maverick | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

For the second year running, Ford has taken two of the three most coveted awards in the automotive industry. The Bronco SUV was named the 2022 North American Utility of the Year while the Maverick pickup was named the 2022 North American Truck of the Year.

The winners of the annual North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year™ awards, which last year recognized the F-150 and Mustang Mach-E, are typically announced each year at the Detroit Auto Show. They are selected by a panel of over 50 jurors assessing the best new vehicles of the year based on design, safety, driver satisfaction, innovation, and overall value.

This year, 36 vehicles made the initial list of eligible vehicles before they were narrowed down to 23 semi-finalists, and then nine finalists. Only three vehicles could go home with an award, though, and it’s an impressive feat that Ford managed to snatch two of those twice once again, after doing the same last year.

The all-new Ford Bronco represents the launch of an outdoor brand of exclusive 4×4 vehicles with major off-road capability, while the all-new Maverick is an affordable, full-hybrid pickup truck that gets 42 mpg in the city.[1] With credentials like that, it’s no surprise they impressed the jurors.

Learn more about the Bronco and Maverick by paying us a visit at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona!

[1] EPA-estimated 42 city/33 hwy/37 combined mpg. Actual mileage will vary.

Check Out the 2022 Ford Expedition Timberline

2022 Ford Expedition | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

The 2022 Ford Expedition is a powerful SUV that’s perfect for adventures with your family. But when it comes to adventure, there may be no version better than the 2022 Expedition Timberline — the most off-road capable Expedition Ford has ever made.

The Ford Expedition Timberline is equipped with a standard 4×4 drivetrain as well as a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 that delivers best-in-class power at 440 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.[1] When you add the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package, it can tow up to 9,200 pounds, a perfect choice for bringing your boat along to the river or towing a camper.

The Expedition Timberline has ground clearance of 10.6 inches, so you can easily navigate over bumpy surfaces and steep inclines. That’s more available ground clearance than any other off-road SUV in the segment. It also sports the same underbody protection as the legendary F-150 Raptor.

Ford has also packed it with towing tech like Trail Turn Assist, which reduces your turn radius to make tighter turns, and Hill Descent Control to stay steady on sharp drops. Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ with Trailer Reverse Guidance is also offered on the Expedition Timberline, which makes it easier to back up when you have a trailer attached.

If you’ve got big adventure plans for 2022, get in touch with the experts at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona. We’ll let you know more about what makes the 2022 Ford Expedition Timberline a can’t-miss.

[1] Class is Non-Premium Large Traditional Utility.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Offers Massive Mega Power Frunk

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

The new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is coming later this year to Sanderson Ford and Glendale, Arizona. When it arrives, the F-150 Lightning will bring innovations like the Mega Power Frunk.

The Mega Power Frunk — frunk being short for front trunk — arose after Ford user experience designers spoke to Ford customers about their storage wants and needs. Truck customers wanted a space that was large, shaped to hold different kinds of cargo, and lockable and secure. A designer whipped out a cardboard box and made the first prototype for the Mega Power Frunk.

Standard for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, the Mega Power Frunk is designed to fit two golf bags comfortably. And besides being spacious, it has a rubberized, drainable floor that makes it super easy to clean. These features make it perfect for tailgating, camping, and much more.

Ford loaded the frunk with tons of smart features, too, like truck bed lights installed in the hood instead of inside the trunk to prevent cargo from blocking the lights. Four electrical outlets and two USB ports add functionality, letting you hook up laptops and other electronics on the go. Plus, you can open the frunk six different ways — from the key fob, a button in the grille, the FordPass™ app on your phone, and more.

The Mega Power Frunk is just one of many reasons to check out the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. It’ll begin arriving at Sanderson Ford this spring for customers who have already made their reservations and pre-orders. If you want to be one of the next in line, give us a call.

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