2021 Ford Bronco Sport Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

There’s certainly a lot you can say about the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. It’s classically styled yet modern, rugged and capable, and a heck of a lot of fun to drive, just to name a few of its finer points. You can also now call the Ford Bronco Sport one of the safest vehicles on the road, because it’s been awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+.

Winning the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ is no small feat even for a vehicle as rugged and durable as the 201 Ford Bronco. To pick up this top prize, a vehicle has to ace six crashworthiness tests, earn scores of good or acceptable for headlights, and rank advanced or superior in crash prevention.

The 2021 Ford Bronco aced these tests with relative ease, earning it one of the most coveted awards for safety in the auto industry. This only further backs up the idea that the Bronco Sport is a must-try if you have a growing family and a passion for adventure.

“As the Bronco of small SUVs, Bronco Sport was engineered to help our customers get out and adventure, both on- and off-road, and to do so safely,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform and operations officer. “This IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating validates that commitment.”

Looking to upgrade to a rad new family SUV? Look no further than Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona. We have the all-new, IIHS Top Safety Pick+-award-winning Ford Bronco Sport in stock and ready to test drive.

Essential Car Care to Stay on Top of This Summer

Car Care Tips | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Things are heating up (or at least heating up more) in Glendale, and that means it’s time to give your ride a little TLC. With regular summer car care compliments of the service pros at Sanderson Ford, you can set out on your road trip with full confidence and enjoy the ride.

Oil and filters

Staying on top of your vehicle’s oil and maintenance needs is crucial to ensure that it’s up for a summer’s worth of adventure. Make sure that you’re current on your vehicle’s oil and engine air filter needs by checking the owner’s manual — or ask the experts at Sanderson Ford and we’ll help keep you on schedule.


That summer heat can cause your tires to overinflate, which can create big problems down the road — literally. Avoid a blowout by checking your tires’ air pressure and making sure all four are properly inflated. While you’re at it, check for signs of wear and tear and make sure that your spare (if you have one) is also in good shape. Just in case.

Run the AC

You don’t want to hop into the car on the first day of your journey to find that your air conditioning isn’t kicking out cold air. Run your AC before your next big trip and be sure that it’s performing up to standard. If not, bring your vehicle into Sanderson Ford and we’ll help make sure you stay cool.

This summer, having fun and getting back to normal should be your No. 1 priority. With a quick and easy visit to the service department at Sanderson Ford, we can help make sure that summer car care is one less thing on your plate.

Ford Telematics Support Rolled Out for All Vehicles

Ford Telematics Support | Sanderson Ford | Phoenix, AZ

In its ongoing quest to provide its customers with the best auto service possible, Ford has just made an exciting and unpredicted announcement. The automaker will be expanding Ford Telematics support to not just all Ford vehicles, but all vehicles from any brand.

Ford Telematics is a system that tracks driving behavior, allowing businesses that use fleets to keep tabs on the efficiency, speed, and overall dependability of their drivers.

This expansion is being done to give businesses greater control and flexibility when it comes to fleet management. With the ability of Ford Telematics to be plugged into any vehicle, fleets can now be monitored via a simple all-in-one solution.

“At Ford, our commitment to fleet customers goes beyond the mix of their fleet,” says Alex Purdy, Director of Business Operations and Enterprise Connectivity at the Ford Motor Company. “By supporting all makes and models, expanding the capabilities of Ford Telematics, and providing complementary management tools, we’re arming fleet managers with the knowledge they need to maintain uptime and increase productivity across their fleet.”

Ford’s investment in fleet-based technology and the commercial vehicle market has expanded significantly in recent years. Even the new F-150 has the kind of over-the-air update capabilities that fleet managers look for in vehicles.

Whether you’re looking to invest in a new fleet vehicle or a daily driver, visit us at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, for a test drive today.

The Most Exciting Drives in Arizona

The Most Exciting Drives in Arizona | Sanderson Ford

Are you itching to explore the many sights and sounds of Arizona this summer? The best way to get out and explore is to hit the road in your trusty Ford. From your friends at Sanderson Ford, here are a few of the most exciting drives you can experience right here in our home state.

The Devil’s Highway

If you’re looking for a bit of a thrill while driving through Arizona, head 200 miles east of Phoenix to the town of Clifton and then set your navigation to Alpine. Your journey will take you along the infamously curvy Coronado Trail, which was originally called Highway 666, lending it the nickname “the Devil’s Highway.” The moniker is appropriate; this route takes you 3,500 feet up through winding roads and past steep drop-offs.

The Apache Trail

Fords are revered for their off-roading capabilities, and there are plenty of fun places in Arizona where you can leave the beaten path behind. One of them is Route AZ-88, also known as the Apache Trail, a mostly dirt path that boarders the side of a mountain and offers some fantastic views. The terrain may be rough, but with the right vehicle, you’ll be enjoying every minute of your ride.

The Catalina Highway

The Santa Catalina Mountains are truly a sight to behold when visiting the greater Tucson area. The 24-mile Catalina Highway lets you scale 9,000 feet of curvy mountain trail, giving you beautiful views as you climb. Since there’s no road leading back down on the other side of the mountain, you’ll have to reverse and coast back down the way you came. But that’s all part of the fun.

Test drive your next adventurous vehicle right here at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, today.

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.

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