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.

Ford F-150, Mustang Mach-E Named Truck and Utility of the Year

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Sanderson Ford | Phoenix, AZ

Every year, independent organizations and publications give awards to the best vehicles in the automotive industry. Some of the most prestigious honors come from the North American International Auto Show in the form of Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year. For 2021, the all-new Ford F-150 and the Mustang Mach-E earned the titles of North American Truck and Utility of the Year.

The Ford F-150 last won this award in 2015 and 2009. Other recent Ford winners include the Ford Explorer in 2011 and the Ford Transit Connect and Ford Fusion Hybrid in 2010.

With its complete redesign, the F-150 now enters its 14th generation. Some of its new features include an available hybrid powertrain, the Pro Power Onboard generator system, and new advanced technology. It also boasts impressive towing capabilities.

As for the Mustang Mach-E, this is the latest in a series of awards for this innovative electric vehicle. It was recently named the Best Car to Buy in 2021 by The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. It has also been named Edmunds Top Rated Luxury EV. Both the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 were also named the 2021 Green Car and Truck of the Year by Green Car Journal.

The North American Truck and Utility of the Year awards are among the most coveted in the industry, and few brands can claim to win both of them in the same year. Check out the award-winning F-150 and Mustang Mach-E at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, AZ!

Ford F-Series is Bestselling Pickup Truck for 44 Years Running

2020 Ford F-150 | Sanderson Ford | Phoenix, AZ

Ford is continuing to set industry records year and year. In 2020, the F-Series lineup continued its record as the bestselling pickup for 44 years in a row. Ford also sustained its record as the best-selling brand for the 11th consecutive year. These records are on top of sales growth for many Ford models.

Leading the sales in 2020 was America’s best-selling SUV, the Ford Explorer. In total, Ford sold 226,217 vehicles, making the Explorer one of the few models to see a sales increase last year. Compared to 2019, the Explorer had a gain of 20.9 percent. This was mostly due to the versatile redesign and bold new rear-wheel-drive platform.

Near the end of 2020, Ford introduced new models that should help the brand see even more success this year. These models include the Bronco Sport and electric Mustang Mach-E. These models are also helping Ford transition from traditional passenger cars to the SUVs and electric vehicles that buyers are looking for today.

The iconic Mustang also had a strong finish in 2020. Ford sold 61,090 models for the year. This continues the Mustang’s record as America’s best-selling sports car. In the fourth quarter of 2020, retail sales of the Mustang were up 14.8 percent.

Interested in the bestselling pickup truck of all time? Get a closer look at the Ford F-Series lineup at Sanderson Ford!

2021 Ford F-150, Mustang Mach-E Win NACTOY Awards

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Awards | Glendale, AZ | Sanderson Ford

The votes are in: the 2021 Ford F-150 and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E win again. These two red-hot Ford vehicles came out on top of their respective segments in the 2021 North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™. Ford is now the first automaker to win two awards in the same year since 2014.

“This recognition for Mustang Mach-E and F-150 is validation not only for our brand, but also for our Ford team, which continues to innovate and deliver on its commitment to creating must-have products and services,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, Ford Americas and IMG. “The North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year Awards™ are among the most prestigious in the industry and such an honor serves as a capstone achievement for years of hard work for the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 teams.”

The 2021 Ford F-150 wins the title of North American Truck of the Year thanks to a range of incredible updates. The all-new F-150 adds gotta-have-it features like SYNC® 4 infotainment, a built-in Pro Power Onboard™ generator, and comfy available Max Recline Seats. On top of this, it’s simply the strongest and toughest truck out there, offering more max towing and payload than any other pickup in the segment.

Winning the 2021 North American Utility of the Year award is the all-new Mustang Mach-E. The first-of-its-kind electric SUV combined the performance prowess and iconic styling of America’s original pony car with exceptional zero-emissions range. The Mustang Mach-E offers up to 305 miles of all-electric range,* and the upcoming Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition offers lightning quickness with a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds.**

Want to see what the 2021 NACTOY Award™-winning Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E have to offer? Stop by Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, and experience them for yourself.

*Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium ion battery age and state of health.

**GT equipped with Performance Edition package including Extended-Range Battery and eAWD. Ford test data based on typical industry methodology using 1-ft. rollout. Your results may vary.

2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost® Offers Best-in-Class Combined Fuel Economy

2021 Ford F-150 | Glendale, AZ | Sanderson Ford

One of the most impressive additions to the 2021 Ford F-150 lineup is the PowerBoost® Full Hybrid V6. This incredible hybrid engine isn’t just plenty powerful and exceptionally capable — it also delivers amazing range and best-in-class combined fuel economy.

According to the EPA, the 2021 Ford F-150 4×2 equipped with the 3.5-liter PowerBoost® returns up to 25 combined mpg based on 25 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. That means this truck can cover 750 miles on a single tank of gas.*

But it’s more than just an efficient choice. The new PowerBoost® engine also delivers 430 horsepower — the most of any engine in the 2021 F-150 lineup — and 510 lb-ft of torque — more than any other engine in F-150 history.

That translates to an amazing 12,700 pounds of maximum towing capability** and up to 2,120 pounds of payload.*** And as if that’s not enough, the F-150 PowerBoost® is also standard with the Pro Power Onboard™ generator, which delivers 2.4 kilowatts of power on demand.

“Our team spent months living with and observing truck customers at their homes, on job sites and on the weekends,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform and operations officer. “Using electrification, we realized we could now give customers something they had long wanted but didn’t think was possible — tremendous power, great fuel economy and all-new capabilities to make their F-150 even more productive.”

If you’re looking at getting a new truck in 2021, the all-new Ford F-150 is calling your name. Answer the call at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

*Range calculation based on 30.6-gallon tank and EPA-estimated rating of 25 combined mpg. Actual range will vary.

**Max towing on F-150 XL PowerBoost SuperCrew®, 4×2 with Max Trailer Tow Package. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

***Max payload on F-150 XL PowerBoost SuperCrew, 6.5’ box, 4×2. See label on doorjamb for carrying capacity of a specific vehicle. Horsepower, torque, towing and payload are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition Goes 0-60 in 3.5 Seconds

Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition | Glendale, AZ | Sanderson Ford

Next summer, Ford takes electrification and performance to unbelievable heights — and speeds. The new Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition will be able to hit 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, making it one of the fastest electric vehicles you’ll find and helping it live up to its Mustang name.

“We already pushed the envelope by creating an electric vehicle with the pony badge, so it’s only natural that we push it even further,” said Darren Palmer, global director, battery electric vehicles, Ford Motor Company. “Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition not only gives you the added performance you expect from the GT name, but accentuates the thrill with the responsiveness of an all-electric powertrain.”

The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition draws its incredible speed from its electric powertrain. Putting down 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque, the Performance Edition is a performance beats in any respect. Add upgrades like 19-inch front brakes with red-painted Brembo® calipers, Pirelli summer tires, and MagneRide® damping, and the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is a track-ready zero-emissions vehicle as only Ford can deliver.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition will arrive at Sanderson Ford in Glendale next summer. If you want to get in on the fun earlier, other models in the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E lineup are available at our showroom now. Contact us if you’d like to take this electrifying pony for a test drive.

*Ford test data based on typical industry methodology using 1-ft rollout.  Your results may vary.

Relax in Max Recline Seats Offered in New F-150

2021 Ford F-150 Max Recline Seats | Glendale, AZ | Sanderson Ford

Ford went out of its way to make its all-new 2021 F-150 the best yet by leaps and bounds. One of the many new available features offered in the F-150 is aimed at giving folks who work hard a space to relax before getting back to work. With new available Max Recline Seats, you can turn your 2021 F-150 into a cozy lounge perfect for a short nap.

“The all-new Max Recline Seats in F-150 were inspired by those adjustable beds you see on TV to help make our customers more comfortable while resting in the cab,” said Ben Kulhawik, seat design and release engineer. “Our F-150 customers are constantly on the road or at a jobsite and being able to nab a few minutes of rest really is a boon to daily productivity.”

To make sure the new seats were what truck lovers want, Ford sent its comfort team out into the field to see how they use their pickups on a daily basis. What they found was that people who work on construction sites and in mining use their trucks to knock off for a quick nap on their breaks. And with the new Max Recline Seats, which fold almost completely flat, it’s easier than ever to do in the F-150.

But Ford didn’t stop there in making the 2021 Ford F-150 the best yet. With must-have features like a Pro Power Onboard™ generator and best-in-class towing and payload capabilities, the new F-150 remains the top truck in all the land. And you’ll find it right here at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

Ford Goes Hands-Free in 2021 with Active Drive Assist

Ford Active Drive Assist | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Ford is ramping up its safety features with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E and the 2021 Ford F-150, offering a new hands-free driving system. Available Active Drive Assist is scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of 2021, offering advanced and real-time safety features that allow for semi-autonomous driving. On select divided highways, you’ll be able to drive completely hands-free, helping you enjoy the experience more.

The intelligent Active Drive Assist uses computer, camera, and radar systems to let you drive in hands-free driving zones. Ford will offer the technology on over 100,000 miles of North American roads to start with plans to expand its Hands-Free Zones in the future.

“As breakthroughs in new technology allow us to help reduce the stress of long highway drives, it’s important to make sure these capabilities can be enjoyed by the largest spread of people possible,” said Hau Thai-Tang, the chief product platform and operations officer at Ford Motor Company. “Active Drive Assist can help improve the driving experience while ensuring people remain aware and fully in control.”

At the outset, Active Drive Assist will be available on the 2021 Ford F-150 and all-new Mustang Mach-E. If you get a new F-150 when it launches at Sanderson Ford, you’ll be able to get what you’ll need to use the technology down the line in the Ford Co-Pilot360™ Active 2.0 Prep Package. With the Mustang Mach-E, the feature will be standard with the California Route 1 and Premium trims. Later versions of both will have the hardware baked in, and you’ll only need to pay to activate the software for three years.

Want to learn more about Active Drive Assist, the 2021 Ford F-150, or the exciting Mustang Mach-E? Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, has all the info you need. Call or email to learn how you can ride into the future in style.

Make Your Ford Bronco with the New Build & Price Tool

2021 Ford Bronco | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

If you’ve been patiently waiting since the summer for your chance to build and price your ideal 2021 Ford Bronco, your time is now. Ford recently launched the Build & Price tools for its new Bronco and Bronco Sport, letting you see more of what you can expect when both roll into Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

With the 2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport Build & Price tool, you can choose everything from your trim to your favorite color to your choice of interior. You can even equip some of the hundreds of accessories Ford will offer with the Bronco and Bronco Sport at launch.

“The color and material offerings of the all-new Bronco and Bronco Sport are genuine and trusted, and establish a visceral connection between nature and the authenticity of this new family of rugged SUVs,” said Missy Coolsaet, Bronco color and materials designer. “They motivate our customers to return to the wilderness and challenge themselves — and Bronco takes them there in a carefree, spontaneous way.”

Once you have your ideal Bronco or Bronco Sport put together, you can reserve it at Sanderson Ford, kick back, and just imagine all the fun you’re going to have. Sanderson Ford is your home in Glendale for all things Built Wild™. If you want to be one of the first on your block with a big bad Bronco, get in touch with us and we’ll put you on the path to adventure.

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