How Your Ford Dealership Can Help You Go Further
Depending on how many dealer and consumer pages your vehicle search has taken you through by the time you reach this, it may be fair to say that your head is spinning. Sure, there are luxuries to living in the age of information, but the accessibility of so much content can be overwhelming. Stop. Breathe. Rub your eyes. If the internet is the information super-highway, then isn’t it time you pulled over into a rest area to re-focus?
Simply by visiting the Ford Dealership near me, it becomes apparent that a point and click mindset can only bring the consumer part of the way. All too often we hit a dead-end, caught somewhere between comparing features and rationalizing MSRP against our budget, all the while getting distracted by perfectly-lit beauty shots and slow-motion footage.
Of course, we want you to be informed. We want you to shop with comfort and confidence. But while many dealerships talk about visiting them so that you can feel a “difference,” we want every step in your experience to be less about us, and more about finding the vehicle that’s the best fit for you.
Ford continues to refine the relationship between car and driver, innovating with a next-generation commitment to enhancing the driving experience. With that in mind, their longevity provides a luxury that newer manufacturers aspire to duplicate: the ability to maintain the visceral appeal of car buying, in a click and order world. From the classic reliability of “Built Ford Tough” F-Series trucks to such green initiatives as the improved fuel economy via Ford EcoBoost, today’s Ford caters to a wide range of drivers, and may just provide that best fit that you are in search of.
If you’re in the market for a car, let’s talk about what’s important to you.
Perhaps you’re in the market for a truck, but let’s agree to make that a separate conversation entirely (in fact let’s do the same, if the word “Mustang” is parked on the tip of your tongue). Based on the assumption that the average car buyer is looking for something more “middle of the road” it’s certain that cost will play a role in any decision, and most likely gas mileage will factor in as well.
With that in mind, our conversation may begin with the subcompact Ford Fiesta, available as either a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback (as well as with manual or automatic transmissions). Offering a modest 35 MPG highway, 27 city, the Fiesta is priced nicely around $15,000, making it an affordable, fun little car to drive.
As we move on to the Ford Focus we, once again, get the option of a manual or automatic transmission. At less than $20,000, the two-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine offers 160 horsepower and 38 MPG highway, 26 city.
If you’re in need of “more” perhaps the 2.5-liter Fusion is what you’re looking for. Priced around $23,000, the Fusion serves up 175 horses and 32 MPG highway, 21 city. With front-wheel drive standard, an all-wheel drive option is available, making this a more versatile step up from the previous models.
Rounding off Ford’s car offerings is the 3.5-liter V6 Taurus which, at $28,000, offers 27 MPG highway, 18 city. Wrangling in 288 horses, the Taurus relies less on styling and more on its well-established reputation of reliability.
CROSSOVERS & SUVs
If your lifestyle demands more of a vehicle in terms of space and performance, you may be more inclined to consider Ford’s offerings in the crossover and SUV class.
Beginning at $25,000, the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder front-wheel drive Escape offers 27 MPG highway, 20 city, 168 horsepower, and reliable handling. With an option of an all-wheel turbo upgrade in the SE and Titanium trims, performance improves to the tune of 245 horses with the inclusion of a 1.5 two-liter EcoBoost engine.
Priced under $30,000 the Edge offers 28 MPG highway, 20 city, and serves up 245 horsepower courtesy of a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine, or 280 horsepower with a 3.5-liter V6. Upgrading to a Sport trim provides an even more impressive 315 horsepower via the 2.7-liter turbo V6.
Passenger-friendly design continues with the 3.5-liter V6 Flex, priced just over $30,000. Offering 21 MPG highway, 15 city, and 287 horses – the Flex offers the option of front or all-wheel drive, as well as an upgrade to a 365 horsepower EcoBoost twin-turbo.
At $32,000, the front-wheel drive Explorer houses a 290 horsepower V6 standard, which can be upgraded to all-wheel drive, as well as a 365 horsepower twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, courtesy of the Sport trim.
Giving new meaning to “last but not least” comes the Expedition, with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, yielding 365 horsepower and 19 MPG highway, 15 city. Rear-wheel drive standard, the Expedition can be upgraded to 4WD. With seating for eight, the Expedition isn’t lacking for space but the price tags start around $50,000, and may not be a fit for all budgets.
SINCE YOU’RE HERE…
Whether looking for new or used – to buy or to lease – we are here to make sure that your experience is a positive one. It begins with this website, designed to create a useful tool and resource for all of our valued customers. We proudly maintain a full inventory listing of our new and used Fords on this website, and the ability to confirm vehicle availability in real time. Each vehicle listing confirms the trim package, and provides a full breakdown of features, as well as high-resolution images of the vehicle’s exterior and interior. In addition, you can select any vehicles you’d like for an onscreen side-by-side comparison to ensure that you find the perfect fit.
In addition, you can find out more about our current specials, lease options, financing programs, and even apply for pre-approval.
We look forward to speaking with you further and to matching you up with your perfect Ford.