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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!

Ford F-150 Earns Spot in the Consumer Reports 200,000-Mile Survey

2018 Ford F-150

Consumer Reports recently released its annual list of vehicle most likely to still be on the road at 200,000 miles, and the Ford F-150 was the only pickup truck included.

Durability is a hugely important factor for car buyers, who are looking for more than a car that can take them from place to place; they’re looking for a solid investment. When considering which car to buy, this Consumer Reports survey offers helpful insights.

Judges examined used vehicles at higher mileage ranges, and the cars that made it to 200,000 miles or more without significant repairs made the list. 200,000 miles is an average of 16.67 years, or 16 years and eight months, at an average of 12,000 miles per year.

The Consumer Reports 200,000-mile survey looked at cars from the early and mid-2000s. The Ford F-150 has just gotten stronger and more durable with each model year. Other trucks may make it to 200,000 miles, but they require a lot more maintenance work than the F-150.

Consumer Reports writer Jeff S. Bartlet pointed out that “any car can make it to 200,000 miles if you’re willing to put enough money into it,” but that it makes more sense to buy a vehicle that lasts a long time on its own, with standard maintenance and minimal repairs needed.

For more information about the durable and reliable 2018 Ford F-150, America’s best-selling vehicle, visit us at Sanderson Ford.

 

Ford F-150 Turbo-Diesel Engine Offers Best-in-Class Specs

2018 Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 has long been considered one of the best options on the market. Its competitors might come close to its capability, but the Ford F-150 still dominates when it comes to top-of-the-line power and functionality.

 

For 2018, the F-150 adds a new engine to its powertrain options: a Power Stroke Turbo-Diesel. The Ford F-150 Turbo-Diesel engine will reportedly grant drivers best-in-class performance and power specs, in addition to offering excellent fuel economy.

 

Diesel engines have been increasing in popularity over the past few years. Ford answered the consumer demand for a diesel option last year when it announced the updated 2018 Ford F-150 would be including the choice of 3.0-liter Power Stroke Turbo-Diesel engine. Official specs regarding the new diesel engine indicate that it will grant drivers best-in-class horsepower, towing and payload capacity, and torque, while achieving an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 30 mpg on the highway.*

 

With 11,400 pounds maximum towing capacity and 2,020 pounds maximum payload, the F-150 Turbo-Diesel engine offers drivers plenty of stunning force without sacrificing fuel economy. The Power Stroke Turbo-Diesel also utilizes a mechanical fan and dual radiator shutters to optimize performance.

 

Stop by Sanderson Ford to test drive the 2018 Ford F-150 for yourself. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with this acclaimed pickup truck model that promises to simplify your life with its impressive potency.

 

*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.

New 2018 F-150 Diesel is the First of Its Kind

2018 F-150 Diesel

The 2018 F-150 Diesel is causing quite a stir in the auto industry, offering a Power Stroke V6 Diesel engine that works to optimize power while using less gas. Although the 2018 F-150 has several updates, this new diesel engine option is perhaps the most significant.

According to Car and Driver, the diesel engine is turbocharged and mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, to yield optimum performance. You may be wondering, “Why should I buy a diesel engine?” While old diesel engines produced dark black smoke and guzzled fuel, modern engines are quieter and typically require less maintenance and fuel.

Previously, diesel engines were only offered in Europe, but we’re seeing some changes in the industry. Diesel engines have low-end power because they don’t need to be revved for better acceleration. They also have better towing due to increased torque. Because they don’t need spark plugs or other components, many people see them as more reliable than traditional gasoline engines.

Thinking about buying a diesel? Stop by Sanderson Ford to learn more about the 2018 Ford F-150. You can test the truck in person, and our expert staff will tell you more about the array of features on the F-150.

Best Places to Off-Road Near Glendale, Arizona

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

Arizona is full of unpaved roads just waiting to be explored in a capable, off-road vehicle. And what vehicle is better equipped than the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor? This beast of a truck is built specifically to handle any terrain that comes its way. Give your F-150 Raptor a true performance test by visiting one of these off-road sites.

 

Desoto Mine

Why not start with a difficult trail? The 2017 F-150 Raptor can handle it. At Desoto Mine, you’ll traverse some of the most remote backcountry in Arizona, with plenty of steep grades, twisting paths, and creek beds to challenge you. You’ll find this 12-mile trail about two hours north of Sanderson Ford, near Prescott National Forest.

 

New River Canyon

You will love taking on this moderate, rocky, washed-out terrain in your 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The New River Canyon trail passes through parts of Sonoran Desert and Tonto National Forest, and is located just 45 minutes north of Glendale.

 

Belmont Mountain

If you’re planning to off-road near Glendale for the first time, this easy trail is perfect for you. The setting isn’t too remote, so help is nearby if needed, but you’ll still get to experience some steep, sandy, and rocky terrains at Belmont Mountain. While you’re there, you can even take a break at Vulture Mine, a ghost town with a preserved gold mine for a glimpse into the Arizona days that existed long before off-roading.

Green Car Journal Names 2016 F-150 Green Truck of the Year

At the recent San Antonio Truck Show, Green Car Journal announced the winner of the Green Truck of the Year Award – and the 2016 Ford F-150 surpassed the competition. Despite several other contenders for the award featuring eco-friendly diesel engine options, the Ford F-150 took home the title due to the pickup’s lightweight structure, EcoBoost engine option, and environmentally friendly upgrade packages.

The 2016 F-150 and its 2015 iteration both boasted a lightweight but high-strength body engineered and constructed from a combination of steel and aluminum. Paired with the EcoBoost V6 engine and the only available fuel prep package in the segment, the F-150 excels in providing customers with greener options that deliver power, performance, and capability without compromising the environment.

With an EPA estimate of 26 mpg highway, the 2016 Ford F-150 is the most efficient full-size pickup. In addition, the truck itself was created from sustainable materials and Repreve fiber synthesized from recycled plastic bottles. The thought that went into the environmental responsibility of the F-150 is what cemented the truck as Green Truck of the Year.

Green Truck of the Year

F-150 Featured in New Spanish Ford Web Series

Recently, Ford debuted a new web series in partnership with Azteca America entitled “Fuerza Ford,” that will feature Mexican boxing stars Giselle Leal, Edgar Juárez Calzada, and Michel de la Vega Esparza Oteo. The Ford web series will also star the newest Ford F-150.

So what do these boxers and the best truck around have in common? They all have strength – or fuerza. The 10-episodes of the Spanish webisode series, which can be found on the Fuerza Ford Twitter and Facebook pages, will focus on boxing tips as well as highlights of the newest F-150, which includes its improved hauling and towing capabilities.

“Ford is a leader in content marketing for U.S. Latinos, which is why we’re so honored to work together on the ‘Fuerza Ford’ boxing video campaign,” said Court Stroud, executive vice president, network sales and digital, Azteca America.

Ford has been the official automotive sponsor for Box Azteca since 2010.

Want to see the toughest, sturdiest, and most fuel-efficient truck around? Come visit us at Sanderson Ford to test-drive our newest fuerza F-150 trucks, today!

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Carbon Fiber Production Cars May Be in the Near Future

Carbon fiber has been a major material in the automotive industry for years, particularly in the building of racing cars and supercars.

Unfortunately, it’s rarely used in everyday production vehicles, usually limited to fake accents that only give the illusion of being carbon fiber.

Ford is going to change that, though. The company has just announced a formal agreement with DowAska, a major carbon fiber manufacturer, which aims to “advance the adoption of cost-effective carbon fiber components.”

The ultimate goal is fairly obvious: to reduce vehicle weight. Weight reduction is one of the most tried-and-true methods of making a car better at just about everything, including fuel economy, acceleration, handling—you name it. The same kind of reasoning behind Ford’s efforts to make the 2015 F-150 all in aluminum.

The bonus of using carbon fiber is that the car won’t lose any strength, either (aluminum doesn’t either, but carbon fiber provides an even better weight-to-strength ratio).

No word yet as to when we might expect carbon fiber production cars at Sanderson Ford, but we’ll keep you updated!

carbon fiber production cars

Ford Named Best Overall Truck Brand

Ford trucks can now add a little more hardware to their trophy case! In the recent 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards, Ford claimed Best Overall Truck Brand. The all-new F-Series has captured the hearts of people everywhere, as evidenced by the long list of accolades it has already won this year.

In addition to the Best Overall Truck Brand, the groundbreaking 2015 Ford F-150 has also claimed the following awards (not all are listed):

  • 2015 North American Truck of the Year
  • 2015 Motor Trend Truck Trend Pickup Truck of the Year
  • Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Utility and Truck of the Year
  • Kelley blue Book Best Buy Truck
  • 2015 MotorWeek Best Pickup Truck
  • Texas Auto Writers Association Truck of Texas, Luxury Pickup Truck, Full-Size Pickup Truck, Best Technology Feature

The 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image awards are based on customer surveys, so the award indicates that both the critics and the fans are in agreement on this vehicle. A full list of Ford truck awards can be viewed here. If you want to see what makes Ford trucks so special and award-worthy for yourself, come visit us at Sanderson Ford!

Best Overall Truck Brand

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