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All-New 2021 Ford F-150 Aims for Best-in-Class Capabilities

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Ford has a reputation for making incredible trucks, and that’s why the F-Series is America’s best-selling truck for 43 years and counting. Get ready to see that streak run even longer with the addition of the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 — an even more advanced, powerful, and luxurious take on the iconic full-size pickup.

The F-150 is built for work. The all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost® engine is slated to be at the top in its class when it comes to performance, offering projected best-in-class horsepower and torque.* On top of that, Ford projects that the segment-exclusive hybrid will give the all-new 2021 F-150 the power to tow at least 12,000 pounds and an EPA-estimated range of 700 miles.**

Apart from its revolutionary hybrid engine, Ford put a lot of effort into making the interior better than ever. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 is more luxurious and smarter than ever, boasting standard SYNC® 4 connectivity and offering a unique Interior Work Station option. If you’re the sort who likes to grab a catnap on your break, the F-150 is available with a new Max Recline Seat that folds nearly flat so that you can relax more fully.

You can expect to see the 2021 Ford F-150 in the Sanderson Ford showroom later this year. If you want to be one of the first in Glendale, Arizona, behind the wheel of this groundbreaking truck, call or email and we’ll get you on the road to having your very own all-new F-150.

*With available 3.5L PowerBoost engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR.

**Targeted EPA-estimated range applies to an available trim. Actual range will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available later in the 2020 calendar year.

Ford Truck Leveling Kit Now Available

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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 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.

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.

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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!

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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

Keeping Up with the American Dream: Ford Has Added 1550 New Jobs

If you thought that the new 2015 Ford F-150 couldn’t get any better, how about the fact that Ford has added 1550 new jobs to its force because of the popular pickup?

A complex aluminum build containing new features and technologies creates a high demand for Ford’s newest F-150 truck. With January sales up 17% from where they were last year, “It is important to get as many of the new vehicles on the road as possible,” said Michael Robinet, managing director of IHS Automotive Consulting.

To aid in this endeavor of faster production, Ford is adding new jobs to four of their American plants: Dearborn Stamping, Dearborn Diversified, Sterling Axle, and Kansas City, Mo. New hires will continue work on F-150 production at the end of March. With the addition of new employees also come wage increases as high as 50% for as many as 500 employees, thanks to Ford’s agreement with United Auto Workers. “This is very exciting news and these additional jobs will have an impact in communities all across our nation,” according to Jimmy Settles UAW vice president and director, National Ford Department

Come visit Sanderson Ford today, and custom order your new 2015 Ford F-150 – it will be here before you know it.

Ford has added 1550 new jobs

Ford F-150 Durability is so Impressive, Nevada Miners Order a Fleet of 35

After secretly testing new F-150 prototypes, Barrick Gold USA surprisingly ordered 35 all-new models. Ford initially gave the mining company the prototypes so they could torture test the trucks on the inhospitable terrain; however, after trying them out, Barrick liked the F-150s so much they ordered an entire fleet.

Frankly, if this doesn’t tell you how rugged and dependable the new F-150 is, we don’t know how else to prove it to you. According to Ford, Barrick ordered the all-new F-150 SuperCab 4×4 models, which feature a 5.0-liter V8. In addition to incredible power, the Ford F-150 durability is what most impressed the miners.

“The F-150s see tough duty from operations supervisors, exploration field technicians, project managers, maintenance technicians and closure personnel,” said Rebecca Caudill, Barrick Gold USA fleet manager. “Many of the trucks go into extremely rugged conditions during the planning and mapping out of new projects, core drilling, and daily mining operations.”

Caudill went on to say that their trucks see over 35,000 miles per year, most of which is in incredibly harsh terrain. By pushing through these tough conditions, this is just one more way the F-150 has proven it’s incredibly dependable.

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