Ford Creates 2,700 New Jobs to Build 2021 Bronco

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Ford’s huge investment in the 2021 Bronco resulted in an incredibly cool and capable vehicle — but the good news goes beyond that. Thanks to the Bronco, 2,700 new jobs have been created at the Michigan Assembly Plant where this 4×4 SUV is being built.

The original Ford Bronco was built at the same plant starting in the 1960s, and now things have come full circle. More than 125,000 customers placed pre-orders for the new Bronco, and employees at Michigan Assembly are currently hard at work making these vehicles and sending them out to dealerships around the country.

“Once again, UAW members are excited to build one of the most iconic vehicles in automotive history as the full-size Ford Bronco launches production,” said UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem. “This American automotive staple is crafted right here in Michigan by UAW members and will continue the innovative nameplate with quality and pride.”

Available in both two-door and four-door variants, the Bronco is built for off-road mastery. All models feature standard 4×4, sophisticated all-terrain capabilities, and instantly recognizable and rugged design. The Bronco also offers a huge selection of accessories and customization options to match your preferred adventure.

To learn more about all your 2021 Bronco options, contact our sales staff here at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

More Than 100,000 People Have Reserved the F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F150 Lightning | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Eager to experience the Ford F-150 Lightning for yourself? You aren’t the only one. Since May, well over 100,000 people have signed up to reserve this exciting new all-electric pickup.

The F-Series truck lineup is already wildly popular and profitable. Adding the F-150 Lightning represented a risk for Ford, as it wasn’t clear whether there would be a big demand for an electric truck. But now, with reservations continuing to pile up, there’s no doubt that Lightning sales will be red-hot.

The F-150 Lightning makes buying an electric pickup look like an extremely attractive option. Not only do you get up to 300 miles of driving range, but the Lightning doesn’t skip a beat when it comes to traditional pickup capabilities. The numbers say it all: 563 horsepower, 775 lb-ft of torque, 10,000 pounds in max towing, and 2,000 pounds of max payload.

The Lightning also comes loaded with innovative features like the Ford Intelligent Backup Power mobile generator, BlueCruise hands-free driving tech, Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, and so much more.

The F-150 Lightning will arrive at dealerships in spring 2022, but it’s available to reserve now at Ford’s website and at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona. Give us a call to learn more about this groundbreaking new truck.

Ford Expedition named among Best Family Cars of 2021

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The spacious, versatile 2021 Ford Expedition was recently named one of Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars of 2021. It impressed the experts with its eight-passenger maximum seating capacity, impressive towing capability, smooth ride, and connected technology.

 

For the latest model year, the Expedition gained a new base trim model, dubbed the XL. It offers five seats, cloth seating, in-vehicle Wi-Fi® connectivity, and the Co-Pilot360™ suite of driver-assist technology. It also boasts a capable independent rear suspension system, lightweight aluminum body panels, and an efficient-but-powerful turbocharged engine that delivers 400 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque while earning up to 23 mpg on the highway.* All of that muscle enables it to offer up to 9,300 pounds of towing capacity.

 

On top of its impressive standard features, the Expedition offers plenty of space for cargo and passengers alike. Behind the third row, you’ll find 20.9 cubic feet of room, but thanks to the Expedition’s easy-to-fold seats, you can expand the cargo to 63.6 cubic feet or a grand total of 104.6 cubic feet. And if you opt for the extended-wheelbase Expedition MAX, you can enjoy 36 cubic feet of storage space behind the third row, 79.6 cubic feet behind the second row, and up to 121.5 cubic feet with all of the rear seats folded flat.

 

It also offers a wealth of upscale amenities. You can upgrade to enjoy massaging, multi-contour front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, and active noise cancellation.

If you’re in the market for a family vehicle that doesn’t compromise on comfort, capability, or technology, consider the 2021 Ford Expedition. It’s available now at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

 

*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

Ford Unveils F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F150 Lightning | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

The Ford F-150 Lightning has finally been revealed — and it delivers power, efficiency, and capability that’ll impress even the most discerning drivers.

 

This beastly electrified pickup boasts standard 4×4, a rear independent suspension, and dual in-board motors that enable it to deliver 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque, along with a projected 300 miles of range. With all of that power, the F-150 Lightning is expected to achieve a 0-60 time between 4 and 5 seconds.

 

But the F-150 Lightning is more than just quick. Thanks to its new heavy-duty steel frame, this innovative truck is estimated to tow around 10,000 pounds when equipped with the Max Trailer Tow Package. Its sturdy frame also enables it to offer a payload capacity of around 2,000 pounds.

 

And if you opt for the Ford Intelligent Backup Power feature, you’ll have 9.6 kilowatts of power at your fingertips, which you can use to power everything from lights and appliances to RVs and tools. Its electrified powertrain also frees up space under the hood for additional storage space – its handy frunk offers 14.1 cubic feet of room. That’s enough to store two sets of golf clubs or 400 pounds of payload.

 

Want to get in on the action? You can reserve your Ford F-150 Lightning for just $100 at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

There’s certainly a lot you can say about the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. It’s classically styled yet modern, rugged and capable, and a heck of a lot of fun to drive, just to name a few of its finer points. You can also now call the Ford Bronco Sport one of the safest vehicles on the road, because it’s been awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+.

Winning the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ is no small feat even for a vehicle as rugged and durable as the 201 Ford Bronco. To pick up this top prize, a vehicle has to ace six crashworthiness tests, earn scores of good or acceptable for headlights, and rank advanced or superior in crash prevention.

The 2021 Ford Bronco aced these tests with relative ease, earning it one of the most coveted awards for safety in the auto industry. This only further backs up the idea that the Bronco Sport is a must-try if you have a growing family and a passion for adventure.

“As the Bronco of small SUVs, Bronco Sport was engineered to help our customers get out and adventure, both on- and off-road, and to do so safely,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform and operations officer. “This IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating validates that commitment.”

Looking to upgrade to a rad new family SUV? Look no further than Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona. We have the all-new, IIHS Top Safety Pick+-award-winning Ford Bronco Sport in stock and ready to test drive.

Essential Car Care to Stay on Top of This Summer

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Things are heating up (or at least heating up more) in Glendale, and that means it’s time to give your ride a little TLC. With regular summer car care compliments of the service pros at Sanderson Ford, you can set out on your road trip with full confidence and enjoy the ride.

Oil and filters

Staying on top of your vehicle’s oil and maintenance needs is crucial to ensure that it’s up for a summer’s worth of adventure. Make sure that you’re current on your vehicle’s oil and engine air filter needs by checking the owner’s manual — or ask the experts at Sanderson Ford and we’ll help keep you on schedule.

Tires

That summer heat can cause your tires to overinflate, which can create big problems down the road — literally. Avoid a blowout by checking your tires’ air pressure and making sure all four are properly inflated. While you’re at it, check for signs of wear and tear and make sure that your spare (if you have one) is also in good shape. Just in case.

Run the AC

You don’t want to hop into the car on the first day of your journey to find that your air conditioning isn’t kicking out cold air. Run your AC before your next big trip and be sure that it’s performing up to standard. If not, bring your vehicle into Sanderson Ford and we’ll help make sure you stay cool.

This summer, having fun and getting back to normal should be your No. 1 priority. With a quick and easy visit to the service department at Sanderson Ford, we can help make sure that summer car care is one less thing on your plate.

Ford Telematics Support Rolled Out for All Vehicles

Ford Telematics Support | Sanderson Ford | Phoenix, AZ

In its ongoing quest to provide its customers with the best auto service possible, Ford has just made an exciting and unpredicted announcement. The automaker will be expanding Ford Telematics support to not just all Ford vehicles, but all vehicles from any brand.

Ford Telematics is a system that tracks driving behavior, allowing businesses that use fleets to keep tabs on the efficiency, speed, and overall dependability of their drivers.

This expansion is being done to give businesses greater control and flexibility when it comes to fleet management. With the ability of Ford Telematics to be plugged into any vehicle, fleets can now be monitored via a simple all-in-one solution.

“At Ford, our commitment to fleet customers goes beyond the mix of their fleet,” says Alex Purdy, Director of Business Operations and Enterprise Connectivity at the Ford Motor Company. “By supporting all makes and models, expanding the capabilities of Ford Telematics, and providing complementary management tools, we’re arming fleet managers with the knowledge they need to maintain uptime and increase productivity across their fleet.”

Ford’s investment in fleet-based technology and the commercial vehicle market has expanded significantly in recent years. Even the new F-150 has the kind of over-the-air update capabilities that fleet managers look for in vehicles.

Whether you’re looking to invest in a new fleet vehicle or a daily driver, visit us at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, for a test drive today.

The Most Exciting Drives in Arizona

The Most Exciting Drives in Arizona | Sanderson Ford

Are you itching to explore the many sights and sounds of Arizona this summer? The best way to get out and explore is to hit the road in your trusty Ford. From your friends at Sanderson Ford, here are a few of the most exciting drives you can experience right here in our home state.

The Devil’s Highway

If you’re looking for a bit of a thrill while driving through Arizona, head 200 miles east of Phoenix to the town of Clifton and then set your navigation to Alpine. Your journey will take you along the infamously curvy Coronado Trail, which was originally called Highway 666, lending it the nickname “the Devil’s Highway.” The moniker is appropriate; this route takes you 3,500 feet up through winding roads and past steep drop-offs.

The Apache Trail

Fords are revered for their off-roading capabilities, and there are plenty of fun places in Arizona where you can leave the beaten path behind. One of them is Route AZ-88, also known as the Apache Trail, a mostly dirt path that boarders the side of a mountain and offers some fantastic views. The terrain may be rough, but with the right vehicle, you’ll be enjoying every minute of your ride.

The Catalina Highway

The Santa Catalina Mountains are truly a sight to behold when visiting the greater Tucson area. The 24-mile Catalina Highway lets you scale 9,000 feet of curvy mountain trail, giving you beautiful views as you climb. Since there’s no road leading back down on the other side of the mountain, you’ll have to reverse and coast back down the way you came. But that’s all part of the fun.

Test drive your next adventurous vehicle right here at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, today.

Three Ford Vehicles Make List of Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs

2021 Ford Explorer Hybrid | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Ford is leading the charge in showing that you can get great fuel economy out of a rugged, capable SUV. A trio of Ford SUVs — the Explorer Limited Hybrid, Escape Hybrid, and upcoming Escape Plug-in Hybrid — earned praise on the 2021 U.S. News & World Report list of the 12 Most Fuel-Efficient Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid SUVs.

That’s right — 25 percent of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the road today wear the Blue Oval. And on top of that, the Explorer Limited Hybrid, Escape Hybrid, and Escape Plug-in Hybrid all offer other advantages. If you’ve got a mind for adventure, the 2021 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid has the mind at might to match. It’s the only hybrid in its class capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds, and its off-road-ready thanks to Intelligent 4WD and the Terrain Management System™.

If you want to get the most bang for your buck at the pump, the 2021 Ford Escape PHEV ranked No. 1 overall on the list. According to U.S. News & World Report, the Escape Plug-in Hybrid can save you up to $750 in annual fuel costs thanks to its 102 MPGe rating and 37 miles of all-electric range.*

Looking to go green in 2021? There’s no brand better than Ford if you’re looking for the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the road. Check out the Explorer Limited Hybrid, Escape Hybrid, and upcoming Escape Plug-in Hybrid at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

Ford Launches All-New Two-Row Expedition XL STX

2020 Ford Expedition | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Pictured: 2020 Ford Expedition

Drivers looking for the convenience of a five-seater SUV and the size of the mighty Expedition are in luck. Ford has unleashed a new XL STX trim for the 2021 Ford Expedition full-size SUV, offering two rows of seating and all sorts of power.

“The Expedition STX is perfect for families who lead an active lifestyle that requires the capability and space of a full-size SUV,” said Devin McParlane, Expedition brand manager. “They get all of the content they desire at an attractive price, plus a great appearance.”

With the 2021 Ford Expedition XL STX, the full-size SUV drops the third row and maintains spacious seating for up to five people. Thanks to its 40/20/40 CenterSlide® second-row bench, the Expedition XL STX can accommodate up to 104.6 cubic feet of cargo volume. It’s also plenty smart with standard FordPass™ Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and a pair of smart-charging USB ports in both the first and second row.

One thing the 2021 Ford Expedition XL STX doesn’t drop: power. It still gets the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 and its 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, giving you great muscle for your next getaway. With the available Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package, the SUV offers best-in-class towing up to 9,300 pounds.*

On top of all that, the 2021 Ford Expedition XL STX is available at a great price, starting below $50,000 MSRP.** To learn more about this great new addition to the Ford family, contact Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

*All trims: 4×2 SWB 9,300 lbs., LWB 9,000 lbs., 4×4 SWB 9,200 lbs., LWB 9,000 lbs. Class is Extended Utilities. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

**MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.

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