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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

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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!

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 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.

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!

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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.

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