Find great car models for teenager drivers here!

Ford’s Best Car Models for Teenage Drivers

Find great car models for teenager drivers here!

Find great car models for teenager drivers here!

If you have a teenager who is getting ready to drive their very first vehicle, you know that they want a vehicle they consider cool to drive; meanwhile, you are probably more concerned whether the vehicle is safe to drive. Fortunately, Ford offers the best of both worlds, as their lineup of vehicles are both safe and stylish. The following are Ford’s best car models for teenage drivers.

The Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is an appealing choice for a teenager’s first vehicle due to its incredibly low price. It also comes with a lot of value packaged inside. Several trims of the Ford Fiesta come equipped with technologies like a rear view camera that you won’t find in the more expensive models of other brands.

The Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is one of the most stylish sedans on the road. Teenage drivers are sure to get a kick out of its exterior look. Meanwhile, parents will love the available advanced safety systems and the incredible fuel efficiency of the Ford Focus.

The Ford Fusion

Whether you buy a new edition or a used model, the Ford Fusion can offer a lot to brand new drivers. It has an extensive lineup of available engine choices, and an even more extensive collection of safety systems, making it the perfect choice for a first car.

Find the car that both you and your teenager will love at Cambridge Classic Ford of Cambridge, OH!

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Changes Everything

When it comes to legitimate power, torque is key. With the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine option, Ford has fixed the one major thing that ails the Fiesta: the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that struggles to get moving.

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoostTorque tends to get swept aside, with the average consumer more interested in horsepower. In reality, torque is what you feel behind the steering wheel. You know, that satisfying sense of thrust that pushes you back into your seat? That engine output is what torbocharged engines deliver, and that extra sense of power comes at no cost to your car’s fuel efficiency, which is why Ford’s lineup of turocharged engines are so very impressive.

According to nydailynews.com, “The Fiesta’s optional turbocharged, 1.0-liter “EcoBoost” 3-cylinder engine is an award-winning power plant that makes more horsepower-per-liter than a Lamborghini Aventador.” While that horsepower thing is important, even more impressive is the torque that gets this car going. ]

Another benefit? The 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine actually improves fuel economy, if you can believe that. The EPA estimates the Fiesta with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine earns a combined rating of 36 mpg, impressive for any car, but particularly impressive for one that boasts such impressive power.

The bottom line? You can have your cake and eat it too. The 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost manages to be fun-to-drive, fuel efficient, and stylish. It’s the whole package. What are you waiting for? Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to put the Fiesta to the test.

2014 Ford Fiesta Introduces the Tiniest Engine Ford Has Ever Made

Its Ford’s smallest car, available with the tiniest engine Ford’s ever made, but don’t let that fool you. The 2014 Ford Fiesta packs a punch. With 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, you’ll be surprised that this little engine that could can fit in your carry on (with room to spare).

2014 Ford FiestaThe SFE (Super Fuel Economy) option is available on Fiesta SE and Titanium trims, which features a 1.0-liter, three-piston motor. A turbo over-boost delivers up to 148 lb-ft in 15-second bursts. Just as the engine’s name suggests though, the engine aims to increase efficiency, and isn’t necessarily built to be fast. Despite an EPA highway rating of 43 mpg, which is higher than any of Ford’s hybrid models, we think it’s still fair to call the Fiesta “fun to drive”.

Besides being fun to drive and incredibly efficient, the Fiesta is also refined. According to foxsports.com, “the engine has a deep, rich sound without any of the harsh buzz subcompact car owners are familiar with. And thanks to some clever engineering, it’s also much smoother than its odd number of cylinders suggests. Ford intentionally imbalanced the flywheel and crank pulley to offset the off-kilter firing pattern, eliminating the need for the separate counter-rotating balance shaft many small motors use, which keeps the overall package as small and light as possible”.

Put the Fiesta SFE to the test for yourself – your wallet will thank you. Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to give a Fiesta a spin.

Ford’s “Lightweight Concept” Sports Fusion-Like Performance, Fiesta-Like Efficiency

At a time when gas prices can spike by 30 or 40 cents in one day, it’s probably wishful thinking to hope that fuel prices will suddenly begin to freefall. But Ford, thanks to forward-thinking, customer-focused engineering, is working hard to prove that our wallets aren’t the only things that can get much, much lighter. Soon, the all-new, lightweighted F-150 will begin production in Dearborn, and now, Ford has revealed the Fusion-based Lightweight Concept vehicle as well.

The Lightweight Concept is a Ford Fusion that has shed between 700 and 800 pounds to make it as light—and as efficient—as the Ford Fiesta. That’s right, Ford has created a full-size sedan that only weighs as much as a compact car. The Blue Oval reached this impressive achievement by replacing basically every single part in the Fusion with a lighter, better alternative. The car’s frame is made of aluminum, high-strength steel, and magnesium. The rear windshield is made of plastic—the kind used in cell phone technology—instead of glass. Many parts on the Lightweight Concept, both inside and out, are made of carbon fiber instead of heavier metals.

All these lighter parts make this Fusion concept a much more efficient vehicle—it’s estimated to get about 45 mpg, about the same as the Fiesta. Even better, this lighter vehicle can coax the same level of performance you’ve come to expect out of the Fusion from a smaller, 1.0L three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

“Lightweighting our vehicles is incredibly important to us in terms of improving fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions,” Kumar Galhotra, vice president of engineering for Ford, said. So, it’s no surprise to us here at Cambridge Classic Ford that the brand has more lightweighting plans up its sleeve still. Ford is currently working with Samsung to make a lighter, more efficient alternative to lead-acid batteries as well as researching new ways to bring regenerative braking systems to more vehicles. While, at least for now, the Lightweight Concept won’t see production—all those alternative parts are pretty expensive—it’s good to see Ford remains focused on the future.

Fusion and F-Series Give Ford’s Best October Since 2004

Thanks to the sales performance of the Ford Fusion and F-Series, Ford enjoyed its best October since 2004. Total sales were up 14% and retail sales were up 15% compared to the same period last year.

The four-door midsize Fusion sedan enjoyed a sales explosion of 71% year-over-year, marking the car’s best-ever sales performance for October. It was especially popular in the western regions of the country, where Fusion retail sales were up to a whopping 77%.

The F-Series was as consistent and as popular as ever, selling 63,803 units, a 13% increase compared to last year. This also marked the sixth consecutive month that the F-Series sells over 60,000 vehicles.

However, Ford’s other vehicles shouldn’t go unrecognized. Notably, the Escape and the Fiesta continued a trend of steady sales increases, up 12% and 9% respectively, setting personal October records.

You can check all of these best-selling vehicles and more at Cambridge Classic Ford!

The Top Ten Bestselling Ford Models of All Time

This week we’ve got an interesting list – the top ten bestselling Ford models. Some you will likely know for sure, others may come as a surprise to you.  We here at Cambridge Classic hope that you find this as interesting as we did:

 

10. Ford Explorer (1990-present), E-Series (1961-present), and Transit (1965-present) – a tie between three models that have each sold 6,000,000 units over their many generations.

 

9. Ford Mondeo (1993-present) – selling over 6,500,000 units, this model is also known as the Contour and now the Fusion.

 

8. Ford Ranger (1983-present) – has sold over 7,000,000 worldwide.

 

7. Ford Taurus (1986-present) – over six generations, it has sold around 8,000,000 units.

 

6. Ford Mustang (1964-present) – has sold over 10,000,000 over five generations and is Ford’s longest-running car nameplate.

 

5. Ford Focus (1998-present) – in just three generations, the Focus has sold over 11,000,000 units.

 

4. Ford Fiesta (1976-present) – 15,000,000 units sold, spanning six generations.

 

3. Ford Model T (1908-1927) – the Model T sold a staggering 15,500,000 units in its 19-year run.

 

2. Ford Escort (1968-2003) – a total of 20,000,000 have been sold worldwide, with Europe buying up over 12,000,000.

 

1. Ford F-Series (1948-present) – Ford’s bestselling vehicle of all time has sold around 35,000,000 units, the F-Series has also been the bestselling vehicle in the U.S. for 28 consecutive years.

 

 

There are some really impressive numbers on there, and several that may not be cars you’d think of as being in the top ten. Nevertheless, it’s really interesting to see those kinds of numbers and to look at what vehicles people have chosen consistently. Have you owned any of those on the list? Let us know on Cambridge Classic’s Facebook page and get in the discussion at: http://www.facebook.com/CambridgeClassicFord.