The Ford F-150 has topped the competition once again, this time beating out General Motors’ midsize pickups in the crash rating competition. The Super Crew version of the full-size F-150 pulled an overall five star crash rating. The new F-150 features a major changeover from steel to aluminum, a criticized move, but the five star crash rating proves that aluminum can be just as tough as steel.
The four door Super Crew F-150 makes up about 70% of all F-150s sold. With an overall crash rating of five stars, the pickup proves it’s ready for the road. The F-150 also received five star crash ratings on the front and side crashes. The truck received four stars in the rollover crash protection category.
The new F-150 crash rating proves that Ford’s move to save weight, improve fuel economy, and streamline the model was a good one. GM’s midsize pickups didn’t fare as well; both the Colorado and Canyon pulled a four star rating. Both Ford and GM have received critical acclaim for their trucks but with the release of crash ratings, Ford is pulling ahead.
“Our truck team worked together for years to deliver this accomplishment, using an unprecedented combination of advanced materials throughout the all-new F-150,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development. “The 2015 model is engineered to be the safest F-150 ever.”
When you think of the Ford Edge from years past, you probably imagine a very sturdy, very reliable SUV. While those older models can still get the job done, they simply aren’t going to blow anyone away, especially in today’s incredibly competitive SUV market. Therefore, Ford went back to the drawing board to design an all-new Edge that’s ready not just to compete, but to rule the SUV segment.
Ford touts the new Edge as having “Technology with Purpose.” In other words, the new Ford Edge comes with many new or improved features, both inside and out; all designed using cutting-edge technology and materials. Even the car’s frame and suspension systems have been improved, making the car stronger and giving it better handling at the same time.
Thanks to the Edge’s longer wheelbase, you’ll have more room both for your passengers and your cargo in this new model. This new Edge is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder EcoBoost engine which gets 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft. of torque.
The design for this better-than-ever Edge came from a special place. Kevin George, now the exterior design manager for the Edge, used to have a job designing cars for Hollywood movies and NASCAR. He also designed the popular “Richocet” toy car you might remember from your youth. It’s no wonder this new Edge looks so special. Come see us at Cambridge Classic Ford to learn more!
When Ford first introduced the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the industry knew that it was going to shake up the pickup truck segment—but no one truly understood just how much it would do so. Now, the number one pickup has picked up yet another award after being named Kelley Blue Book’s Best Overall Truck Brand.
The F-150 was recognized by the prestigious automotive website for its innovative “aluminum-intensive architecture that saves as much as 700 pounds and delivers a subsequent increase in fuel economy.” This is the sixth time Ford has been honored with this award.
Along with Kelley Blue Book’s Best Overall Truck Brand award, the 2015 Ford F-150 has earned almost 30 awards and accolades, including the 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year, 2015 Motor Trend Pickup Truck of the Year, and the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Overall. For a full list of the Ford F-150’s awards, click here.
To see this award-winning pickup truck in action, don’t hesitate to come in to Cambridge Classic Ford today and give the F-150 a test drive.
The Ford Mustang has done it again: for the sixth consecutive year, it has earned the Vincentric Best Value in America Award for Sports Cars, showing that no, it really doesn’t intend to ever step down from the top.
2105 Ford Mustang
The Best Value in America Awards, as you may have gathered from the name, are annual awards handed out by the Vincentric research firm, which specializes in ownership cost analysis. The company ranks vehicles in their respective segments based on several key costs of ownership, including depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs.
Vincentric’s data found that the Mustang’s total cost of ownership over a five year period was 4% below the expected amount, thanks to the lowest maintenance and fuel costs in its class. That’s about $4,000 cheaper than its closest competitor—but you don’t even have to wait that long to save money, as the Mustang is already one of the most affordable sports cars on the market right now! Come check it out at Cambridge Classic Ford!
Ford has always been a driving force of innovation in the automotive industry, with more than 100 years of creative and efficient new vehicles and products. Just last month – Ford was awarded with the coveted Golden Gear Award.
This award, granted by the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA), recognizes Ford’s “111-year history of engineering innovation,” additionally honoring Henry Ford himself for his vision that changed the automobile game.
1.0-liter EcoBoost Engine
The award distribution occurred at WAPA’s 30th Anniversary Gala, a time to reflect on which auto companies have truly maintained a legacy of powerful, efficient vehicles. In light of so many excellent competitors, Ford still remains at the top.
At the gala, one of the vice presidents at Ford, Jim Holland, accepted the award, citing the promising path laid out by Henry Ford and how “the Ford team continues driving innovation through every part of our business to improve people’s lives.”
With Ford EcoBoost engines and the best-selling truck F-Series all over the roads, it’s easy to see that Ford continues to fulfill their namesake’s ideas.