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Check Out the New 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler

2023 Ford F-150 Rattler | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

If you’re thinking about getting a bold new pickup truck this fall, you’re in luck. Ford is striking again with the new 2023 F-150 Rattler, an entry-level option that gives you the off-road prowess of four-wheel drive for less.

“Our new F-150 Rattler offers aspiring adventurers an off-road option with expressive looks and capability in one package,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “This truck builds off the F-150 off-road legacy while allowing us to introduce new customers to the right blend of styling and value in the F-150 lineup.”

Take the already-capable Ford F-150 XL and add on equipment from the popular FX4 package. With skid plates, an electronic-locking rear differential, and retuned shocks, the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler comes prepared for adventure. And all that on top of standard 4WD, which makes it a great choice for adventuring around and beyond Glendale, Arizona.

And the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler doesn’t shed style, either. In addition to a powerful dual exhaust system, you get 18-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in meaty all-terrain tires and unique badging and graphics. Inside, you’ll find stylish Onyx seats with burnished bronze accents, enhancing the look and feel of the spacious cabin in a unique way.

Looking to ride with the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler? It’ll arrive at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, later this fall. Need something sooner? No problem — we’ve got a great selection of 2022 Ford F-150 pickup trucks in stock and ready to roll.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Offers Massive Mega Power Frunk

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

The new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is coming later this year to Sanderson Ford and Glendale, Arizona. When it arrives, the F-150 Lightning will bring innovations like the Mega Power Frunk.

The Mega Power Frunk — frunk being short for front trunk — arose after Ford user experience designers spoke to Ford customers about their storage wants and needs. Truck customers wanted a space that was large, shaped to hold different kinds of cargo, and lockable and secure. A designer whipped out a cardboard box and made the first prototype for the Mega Power Frunk.

Standard for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, the Mega Power Frunk is designed to fit two golf bags comfortably. And besides being spacious, it has a rubberized, drainable floor that makes it super easy to clean. These features make it perfect for tailgating, camping, and much more.

Ford loaded the frunk with tons of smart features, too, like truck bed lights installed in the hood instead of inside the trunk to prevent cargo from blocking the lights. Four electrical outlets and two USB ports add functionality, letting you hook up laptops and other electronics on the go. Plus, you can open the frunk six different ways — from the key fob, a button in the grille, the FordPass™ app on your phone, and more.

The Mega Power Frunk is just one of many reasons to check out the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. It’ll begin arriving at Sanderson Ford this spring for customers who have already made their reservations and pre-orders. If you want to be one of the next in line, give us a call.

Here’s What to Expect from Ford That’s New and Exciting in 2022

What to Expect from Ford in 2022 | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

It’s no hyperbole to say that this coming year promises to be one of the biggest ever for the Blue Oval®. There’s a whole lot new from Ford to look forward to in 2022, and here’s just a taste of what you can expect to experience at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

  • The all-new Ford F-150 Lightning. The game-changing all-electric truck arrives next spring, and it’s safe to say it’s already a hit. Early response to the truck has been so strong that it’s probably sold out for 2022, but you can sign up for updates so that you can reserve a truck from the next run
  • New Ford Expedition. If you think you’ll be in need of a new large family SUV next year, your timing is impeccable. The updated Ford Expedition launches in the spring with seating for up to eight, plenty of power, the latest in SYNC® technology, and a new Timberline trim with exceptional off-road capabilities
  • The first-ever Ford Bronco Raptor, F-150 Raptor R. Ford put the world on notice with the returning Bronco, and it’s about to do it again this year. Sometime in 2022, Ford will reveal the Bronco Raptor, an even more high-powered version of the SUV. Ford will also take the F-150 Raptor to new heights with the mysterious Raptor R, which some speculate will be supercharged

And that’s just some of what we know now — imagine what the next 12 months will reveal. One thing is for sure when it comes to new Ford vehicles coming in 2022 — expect excellence, intelligence, toughness, and even a bit of the unexpected.

Another thing that’s for sure: Whatever Ford brings to the table next year, you’ll find it at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona. Have a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!

New Ford Refresh95 Air Filter is a Breath of Fresh Air

2022 Ford F-450 Interior | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Ford is offering a new cabin air filter for select 2021 and 2022 vehicles that’ll have you breathing deep and loving it. The new Ford Refresh95 advanced cabin filter reduces microscopic particles in the air so that you can breathe easier.

If you own or are purchasing a Ford Bronco Sport, Escape, Explorer, Mustang Mach-E, or all-new Maverick, you can order the Ford Refresh95 filter through Sanderson Ford. It will eventually become the standard air filter across the Ford lineup, covering the majority of vehicles by 2023.

The Ford Refresh95 is made in America and can trap up to 99 percent of allergens like pollen and dust. It’ll also trap smog and other airborne particles kicked up in stop-and-go traffic. Ford notes that the Ford Refresh95 can remove 95 percent of 2.5-micron-sized particles. This improves the air quality in your cabin and keeps you and your passengers healthier and safer.

You may not give much thought to your vehicle’s air filter, but if you have an allergy that flares up in the spring or summer, the Ford Refresh95 might just be a big help. To learn more about this cool new upgrade and other Ford accessories, contact the team at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

2022 Ford Maverick Revealed

2022 Ford Maverick | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

The 2022 Ford Maverick offers a fuel-efficient hybrid engine, comfy accommodations for five, the versatility of a truck, and an affordable price tag.

“Maverick challenges the status quo and the stereotypes of what a pickup truck can be. We believe it will be compelling to a lot of people who never before considered a truck,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager.

Fuel-efficient capability

The standard full-hybrid powertrain, the first-ever in a pickup, delivers an EPA-estimated rating of 40 mpg in the city.* When properly equipped, the 2022 Maverick can tow a maximum of 2,000 pounds. If you need greater capacity, opt for the available 2.0-liter EcoBoost® gas engine, which enables a 4,000-pound capacity when the Maverick is properly equipped.

Versatile storage space

The FLEXBED™ system offers ample space and a variety of ways to organize, store, and secure your cargo. It also boasts a multi-position tailgate for greater versatility.

Modern connectivity

The 2022 Maverick easily goes from the job site to your daily driver. With a spacious cabin, the family-friendly Maverick offers a range of advanced safety technologies and connectivity technology such as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

The 2022 Maverick starts at $19,995.** That means you can get a great, city-savvy pickup for less. Reserve your 2022 Ford Maverick here or contact Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, to reserve this value-driven, capable truck.

*Actual mileage will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available later in the 2021 calendar year.

**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.

What is the Ford Blue Advantage?

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

 

At Sanderson Ford, you’ll find a comprehensive inventory of new and pre-owned Ford models. You can also check out our Blue Advantage inventory, which is a very comprehensive certified program that gives you a high-quality vehicle at a great price. When you choose a Blue Advantage model, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re driving a vehicle you can trust.

Blue Advantage

We use a multi-point inspection to determine which pre-owned vehicles qualify for the Blue Advantage program. Expert technicians follow strict guidelines during their assessments, which results in an inventory of high-quality pre-owned models.

In addition to the inspection, Blue Advantage models offer you a comprehensive limited warranty coverage and 24/7 Roadside Assistance benefits. In some cases, the Blue Advantage models are eligible for FordPass™ Rewards Points.

Gold and Blue Certified

Within the Blue Advantage program, models divide into two categories: Gold and Blue Certified.

Gold Certified models undergo a 172-point inspection, offer seven years of complimentary 24/7 Roadside Assistance, 7-year or 100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty Coverage, 12-month or 12,000-mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty Coverage, and 22,000 FordPass™ Rewards Points.

Blue Certified models undergo a 139-point inspection, offer 90 days of Complimentary 24/7 Roadside Assistance, 90-day or 4,000-mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty Coverage, and 11,000 FordPass™ Rewards Points.

Both Gold and Blue Certified models come with a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report, three months of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio All-Access Trial Subscription, and reconditioning performed using manufacturer-authorized parts.

Contact Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, to learn more about the Blue Advantage program.

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 to Make 50,000 Ventilators Over 100 Days

Ford Ventilator Plan

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The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the nation’s focus towards preventing its spread and caring for those who are affected. The Ford Motor Company has committed to partner with GE Healthcare to produce 50,000 ventilators within 100 days of the April 20th start-date with an additional 30,000 coming in the month after as needed.

Ford’s manufacturing capabilities will allow for production at a much higher scale while GE Healthcare’s clinical expertise will guide the efforts. The ventilator design is licensed from Airon Corp and is easily scalable thanks to its lack of a need for electricity; the GE/Airon Model A-E ventilator is powered by air pressure and meets the needs of almost all COVID-19 patients.

Production began on April 20th at Ford’s Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan. 500 paid volunteers will work around the clock over three shifts to produce 7,200 ventilators every week, as opposed to the 3 per day Airon was building before.

Ford expects to have produced 1,500 ventilators by the end of April, 12,000 come June 1st, and 50,000 by the 4th of July in a concentrated attempt to help the U.S. government reach its goal of building 100,000 ventilators in 100 days.

Though business is a lot slower than we’re used to at Sanderson Ford, we’re glad that Ford is investing so many resources in helping people around the country!

Ford Offers New Car Buyers Up to 6 Months of Monthly Payment Relief

Ford Offers New Car Buyers Up to 6 Months of Monthly Payment Relief

Ford Motor Company is doing its part to help ease the burdens that people across our country are shouldering due to the coronavirus pandemic. In mid-March, Ford executives met with dealers throughout the nation to gauge what their customers need the most, and the answer was clear: monthly payment relief for those affected by COVID-19.

Eligible new Ford customers who finance their vehicles through Ford Credit will be able to receive up to 6 months of payment relief through the “Built to Lend a Hand” program. 3 months of the period will be completely covered by Ford and customers are enabled to defer for up to 3 additional months for a 6-month total.

The Built to Lend a Hand program is for customers with new 2019 and 2020 models minus the 2020 F-Series Super Duty. This payment plan came about shortly after the well-received Ford Credit program, which encourages customers whose finances have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic to call Ford Credit and discuss their options.

Ford dealers such as Sanderson Ford will offer online sales experiences so prospective customers can still do their research. Services also include pickup and delivery for maintenance. To help prevent the spread of coronavirus and grow peace of mind, Ford is supplying a new disinfection process for new and loaner vehicles.

If you recently purchased a vehicle at Sanderson Ford, make sure to call us if you have questions about monthly payment relief!

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