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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!

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

 

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.

New Compact Ford Pickup May Be Coming by 2022

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There are lots of people who like the idea of driving a truck but do not need the ability to tow tens of thousands of pounds. While the upcoming midsize Ford Ranger may prove to be a better option for some, a new, even smaller compact Ford pickup may be released by 2022 to appeal to those who want to go even smaller.

According to Automobile magazine, Ford is considering reintroducing a compact unibody pickup to the American market sometime within the next five years. The last time Ford offered a small pickup was the Courier, which ended production in the early 1980s to make way for the Ranger and has been off the international market since 2013.

According to Automobile’s sources, the new truck would be larger than the previous Courier model but smaller than the current Ranger. Because of its small size, its towing and hauling capabilities likely would stay relatively low, but it would prove a versatile option for customers who may want to drive a truck but simply don’t need all that truck.

In speaking with Car and Driver, Ford spokesperson Dawn McKenzie said that Ford will be “significantly expanding our North America lineup with all-new vehicles and entering new segments with fresh designs and white-space silhouettes that will position us for even more growth.” While that’s not a definite yes, it certainly doesn’t sound like a no to us.

To see the new 2019 Ford Ranger, stop into Sanderson Ford’s showroom later this year and make sure you’re one of the first to take it for a test drive.

 

Making a New Year’s Resolution for Your Car

New Year’s resolution for your car

 

It’s never too early to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. In fact, if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, why not make goals for your car?

Schedule regular service appointments

The key to having a long-lasting car is keeping up with preventative maintenance. Scheduling regular check-ups for your vehicle to nip potential problems in the bud before they pose a hazard to your car’s functionality and your safety.

Keep your car clean

Did you know that if you have too much junk in your car, it can impact your vehicle’s performance and fuel economy? Make an effort to clean your car out regularly in the new year.

Check tires and wheels regularly

Any slight wobble or vibration usually indicates an issue with your tires and/or wheels. Keep your tires properly inflated, check to see if your tread is worn down, and make sure your wheels are properly aligned.

Replace fluids

Fluids are critical to the life of a car—brake fluid, oil, coolant, and even windshield wiper fluid each play a crucial role in your auto’s performance. Make sure to replace or change your vehicle’s fluids regularly.

Set New Year’s resolutions for your vehicle by picking one of the above goals that will keep your car running smoothly while also protecting you on new excursions. If you need any help, stop in to Sanderson Ford and we’ll lend a helping hand!

Ford Hurricane Harvey Relief: Texas is Family

Ford Hurricane Harvey Relief

 

After Hurricane Harvey hit, Texas was left with catastrophic damage. Many of its residents have faced extraordinary damage to their homes and possessions. However, the state has seen overwhelming support from many groups and individuals from across the country, including Ford Motor Company.

 

Ford Motor Company and its Texas dealers have organized a number of different ways to support victims of Hurricane Harvey. To begin with, Ford has donated $500,000 to groups such as The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, and Catholic Charities. Additionally, the Texas Ford dealerships organized a Cowboys-Texans telethon which allowed them to raise $200,000 in donations as of September 1st. These dealerships plan to raise another $1 million, which Ford will match.

 

Not only is Ford aiding the victims of Hurricane Harvey via financial relief, but the company has also created a “Texas is Family” program, offering special deals for families and employees impacted by the hurricane. Those who qualify will receive family and employee prices, low lease rates, and the benefit of zero payments until 2018. Ford hopes that this program helps families meet their immediate transportation needs in the wake of Harvey’s destruction.

 

To learn more about Ford’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and how you can help, stop by Sanderson Ford.

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