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Ford Announces Driving Range of the Explorer Hybrid

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid

The Ford Explorer has long been a rugged, family-friendly SUV. Now, for the 2020 model it is both moving forward and looking back. The Explorer will be available as a hybrid model, while also coming standard with rear-wheel drive for the first time in years.

One of the major benefits of the new available hybrid model is its extended driving range. The range of the Explorer Hybrid, when equipped with rear-wheel drive, is over 500 miles, as estimated by the EPA. If you choose the available four-wheel drive system, you should be able to drive more than 450 miles between fill-ups.

“Explorer is the ultimate family adventure vehicle — and fewer pit stops is one of the latest reasons why,” said Bill Gubing, Explorer chief engineer. “Explorer provides space for the whole family and their gear, it’s got great towing capability, and now it has range like no Explorer before.”

Powering the Explorer Hybrid is a 3.3-liter hybrid engine and a 10-speed modular hybrid transmission. Even with its hybrid engine, the Explorer is still powerful. It boasts a maximum tow rating of 5,000 pounds, which is the same as a 2019 Explorer with a 3.5-liter engine.

Families won’t have to worry about hampering their cargo space either. Unlike older hybrid models where the battery pack ate up cargo space, the battery in the Explorer Hybrid is built under the second row, so you get as much cargo space as all the other Explorer models.

The Ford Explorer Hybrid’s advanced powertrain and clever packaging allow you to take advantage of all the benefits of a hybrid without sacrificing space and utility. Check it out at Sanderson Ford!

 

Best Haunted Attractions near Glendale, Arizona

Haunted Attractions

For anyone who loves the thrill of being scared, October is a great time of year. There are lots of places you can go to get scared out of your mind here in Arizona. For your convenience, Sanderson Ford put together a list of the best haunted attractions near Glendale. Check them out!

AZ Field of Screams

Do you dare to take a walk through a haunted corn maze at the AZ Field of Screams here in Glendale? It is located at Tolmachoff Farms. It is open Fridays and Saturday s in October and Halloween night. Tickets are $20 per person.

Burgin’s Burial Ground

Another Glendale haunt is Burgin’s Burial Ground. This is a haunted house located at 13284 A Smoki Court. This home goes all out with Halloween decorations all through October.

The Crypt

Located in nearby Mesa, The Crypt is one of Arizona’s longest running haunted attractions. It features three haunted experiences, the Crypt, the Asylum, and Chaos. All three attractions are open Wednesday through Sunday in October, with special openings every day the week of Halloween. You can pay $25 to go to all three attractions.

13th Floor Haunted House

Head to Phoenix to visit the city’s largest haunted house. The 13th Floor Haunted House is an intense experience that will through 60,000 square feet of twists, turns, and horrors.

 

All-New 2020 Ford Super Duty 7.3-Liter V8 Engine Gets Best-in-Class Gas Power and Torque

2020 Ford Super Duty At Sanderson Ford In Glendale, AZ

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The all-new V8 engine on the 2020 Ford Super Duty earns the title of best-in-class gas power and torque in the heavy-duty pickup segment. The new Ford Super Duty 7.3-liter V8 engine puts out out 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, making it unsurpassed and unparalleled in its segment.

Because Ford Super Duty drivers spend so much time in harsh environments and towing massive loads, Ford wanted to develop an engine that could last in those conditions, with high-quality parts that don’t degrade easily and handling that doesn’t shy away from the work.

This engine is mounted to a 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift® transmission, also all-new for 2020. Together, the engine and transmission provide long-lasting durability, easy accessibility for maintenance, and of course exceptional power.

The 7.3-liter V8 will be available on the Ford F-250 and F-350, and a modified version will come standard on F-450 chassis cab and several other Super Duty models from Class 2 through the commercial trucks in Class 7. Other engine options on the Super Duty lineup include 6.2-liter gas V8 and a 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8.

The new V8 engine is designed from top to bottom for superior displacement, temperature, and acceleration, with piston cooling jets, a variable-displacement oil pump, an overhead valve design, and larger main bearings.

The new 2020 Ford Super Duty and its mighty new 7.3-liter V8 will be available at Sanderson Ford later this year. Call or stop in to learn more about how you can get yours.

Ford Warriors in Pink and GoRide Health™ Provide Transport for Breast Cancer Patients

Ford Warriors In Pink Project | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

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Ford Warriors in Pink®, a team focused on awareness and support for breast cancer and treatment, is teaming up with GoRide Health™ to bring transportation solutions to breast cancer patients across parts of Michigan and Ohio. The announcement comes just ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place in October.

Many patients don’t have access to transportation to get to their appointments, or they aren’t able to drive themselves to and from the doctor’s office. To help mitigate these worries and offset the costs of public transport and rideshares, GoRide Health™ will provide a free ride to and from the appointment for the patient and a companion in a specially modified Ford Transit van.

Ford Warriors in Pink will fund all trips taken through GoRide Health™, which includes not just doctor’s appointments but also trips to the pharmacy.

Ford Warriors in Pink® has been working with breast cancer patients for 25 years, and the organization recognizes that transportation to treatment is often the biggest barrier for breast cancer patients. Sanderson Ford is proud to represent a brand that has been so committed for so long to finding a cure for breast cancer, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating survivors, remembering those we’ve lost all too soon, and working to raise awareness this October.

All-New 2020 Ford Super Duty Tremor Off-Road Package Revealed

Ford F-Series Super Duty Off-Road Package in Glendale AZ

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If you’re excited about the upcoming 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty, there’s even more reason to get hyped — the Ford Super Duty Tremor Off-Road Package.

Recently announced by Ford, the Tremor Off-Road Package equips the new Super Duty with several off-road friendly features, including 35-inch-diameter Goodyear® Wrangler Duratrac® tires — the largest tires you’ll find on a heavy-duty truck anywhere — and a 2-inch front-end lift kit that results in best-in-class water fording abilities up to 33 inches.

“A growing number of Super Duty customers use their trucks for more than work. They’re fishing, camping, and towing boats on weekends and they go off-road, so we designed this truck specifically for them — more ground clearance, bigger shocks, bigger tires, and more off-road capability,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Tremor balances what customers demand in terms of work with what they need in the great outdoors.”

The 2020 Super Duty Tremor also introduces a new Rock-Crawl mode, a Dana® limited-slip front differential, and — for the first time ever in a Super Duty truck — the new Trail Control™ technology originally offered on the F-150 Raptor and Ranger.

The new Ford Super Duty Tremor Off-Road Package will be available later this year when the 2020 F-Series Super Duty hits the showroom at Sanderson Ford.

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Creates 760 Horsepower

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 In Glendale AZ

The all-new Shelby GT500–the pinnacle of any pony car ever engineered by Ford Performance delivers on its heritage with more than 700 horsepower for the quickest street-legal acceleration and most high-performance technology to date ever offered in a Ford Mustang.

Ford has been making the legendary Mustang for over 55 years, and even after all this time it still has the ability to blow us away. The all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 launches later this year, and it will arrive as the most powerful street-legal Ford ever made, delivering 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque thanks to its supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine.

Paired with a first-in-class Tremec® TR-9070 DCT seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the new Shelby GT500 will be able to achieve a 0-100-0 in just 10.6 seconds and a mid-three-second 0-60 mph sprint when equipped with the available Carbon Fiber Track Package. That is, in a word, insane.

“The range of brute-force drag acceleration, seamless road shifts, and amazingly smooth shifts on the track further highlights how the soul of the Shelby GT500 is elevated in our most advanced Mustang ever,” said Ed Krenz, Ford Performance chief program engineer.

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 promises to be a dynamo in every sense, boasting 31×28-inch hood vents and an available carbon fiber track wing that both contribute to its powerful aesthetic and its unyielding performance.

The new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will be available later this year; if you want to get your hands on one — and why wouldn’t you? — call or email the sales team at Sanderson Ford.

The all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 launches later this year, and it will arrive as the most powerful street-legal Ford ever made, delivering 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque thanks to its supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine.
Brand: Mustang
Manufacturer: Mustang
Model: Shelby GT500

 

Future Ford Bronco Hybrid Confirmed

Ford Bronco Hybrid | Glendale, AZMichael Martinez of Automotive News tweeted a thread of updates from the annual Ford shareholder meeting, stating in one tweet that the CEO of Ford, Jim Hackett, “confirms the upcoming Bronco SUV will come in a hybrid variant as Ford focuses on electrifying its lineup.”

The tweet sparked a lot of interest in the automotive community, especially with how little is still known about the Bronco, which is set to debut in 2020 as part of the 2021 model year. Barely any spy shots have circulated so far, and while we know that the 2021 Bronco’s styling will be boxy and retro to echo the original, we don’t know much else.

According to MotorTrend, Ford will invest $11 billion in expanding its hybrid and electric lineup over the next several years, so it’s not a big surprise that the Bronco will be part of that push for greener cars and SUVs.

Details haven’t been released on what the Bronco’s engine options will look like, but industry journalists assume it will have the same four-cylinder turbo and V6 options as other Ford SUVs, and now a hybridized option. The Ford Bronco hybrid powertrain may be the same or similar to the 2.5-liter iVCT Atkinson-style hybrid engine found on the 2020 Ford Escape.

For more information on the upcoming Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Hybrid, watch this space. When they hit the streets, you’ll be able to find them right here at the Sanderson Ford showroom.

Ford Delivery Robot Digit Connects to Self-Driving Cars to Stay Lightweight

Ford Delivery Robot | Glendale, AZIn partnership with Agility Robotics, Ford has developed a robot named Digit that will make a huge difference deliveries from online retailers. The highly flexible and sturdy design of the Ford delivery robot, combined with a cloud connection to in-vehicle computers, make it perfect for delivering packages.

Digit is designed to be able to lift packages up to 40 pounds, walk over different kinds of terrain and up stairs the same way humans do, sense obstacles and avoid them, and maintain its balanced when bumped or pushed. Digit stays folded up in the self-driving vehicle so as much space as possible can be used for packages, then unfolds to carry your package to your front door.

The other key to making Digit such an efficient robot for making deliveries was keeping it lightweight while still equipping it with access to the information it needs, like navigation and delivery information. If Digit processed all this information internally, it would need to be much bigger and bulkier.

That’s why Ford and Agility Robotics decided to have Digit retrieve that information from the self-driving vehicle it’s paired with. Digit has LiDAR and stereo cameras to help it navigate terrain, but everything else is shared with it from the delivery vehicle.

Whatever the future brings with Ford, Sanderson Ford will be there every step of the way. Visit our showroom and see why the Blue Oval is the best brand in automotive today.

Fun Summer Road Trips Near Glendale, AZ

Summer Road Trips | Glendale, AZ

If you’re feeling the need to get away this summer, you’ll find plenty of great options within easy driving distance of Glendale, Arizona. Here at Sanderson Ford, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite road-trip destinations around the Southwest — from outdoor adventures to urban discoveries.

Flagstaff

When the summer heat gets too intense, head up Interstate 17 and experience high-altitude relief in Flagstaff, Arizona. While you’re here, stroll the downtown area to find art galleries, performances, breweries and local dining. Or head to the surrounding mountains and forests for camping, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. You’re also just a short drive away from the beauty of the Grand Canyon!

Las Vegas

One of the world’s most notorious vacation destinations, Las Vegas offers something for everyone. Hit the Las Vegas Strip for glamorous nightlife, luxurious hotels, dazzling entertainment, unforgettable sights, and, of course, 24-hour-a-day casino action. Moving beyond the glitz, you can enjoy a more laid-back time in the city’s growing Arts District, marvel at the architectural achievement of the massive Hoover Dam, or hike at nearby Mount Charleston.

San Diego

In San Diego, the weather is always gorgeous, the beach is always nearby, and the attractions are always plentiful. If relaxation is your goal, head to one of the city’s many lovely beaches for the perfect mix of sand and sun. If you’re visiting with the family, be sure to check out top draws like the San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld. And if you’re in an adventurous mood, get out and enjoy the great local hiking, discover a new favorite dish in the city’s booming restaurant scene, or spend some time exploring Balboa Park’s exciting mix of museums, performances, and natural beauty.

If all you’re missing for your next road trip is a stylish new vehicle to take it in, visit Sanderson Ford and we’ll get you on the road.

Ford Mustang is World’s Best-Selling Sports Coupe for Fourth Year

Ford Mustang | Glendale, AZCar enthusiasts around the globe agree: For exhilarating performance and iconic style, there’s nothing like the Ford Mustang. And to prove it, they helped make the Mustang the world’s best-selling sports coupe for a fourth year in a row.

With 113,066 units sold in nearly 150 countries, the Mustang was the world’s preferred sports coupe in 2018. The news was even better in the U.S., where the Mustang led all sports cars with sales of 75,842. Since 2015, Ford has sold more than 500,000 Mustangs.

“We broke the mold when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years ago,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets. “Nothing says freedom, the wind in your hair, and the joy of driving like a Mustang; it’s an icon. The roar of its V8 on a spring day, there’s nothing better. No wonder it’s the most popular sports coupe in the world.”

Here at Sanderson Ford, the Mustangs in our showroom include convertibles and fastbacks, EcoBoost® models, the high-performance Shelby GT350®, and the throwback Mustang BULLITT Fastback. If you’ve always wanted to experience the thrill of driving a Mustang, or if you’d like to test the latest version, stop in for a visit and we’ll get you behind the wheel of your favorite model.

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