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!

Ford Green Zone System Aims to Make Efficient Driving More Intelligent

No one can argue that plug in hybrids like the Ford Fusion are incredibly efficient cars. But, what if we told you that these cars aren’t operating at their full potential when it comes to fuel conservation? Plug-in hybrids run on an electric charge until they run out, then operate on its gas engine once the battery is depleted. In reality, it would be ideal if cars could run on electric mode in certain situations (like at lower speeds), and a car that can intelligently switch between modes based on driving conditions would save even more gas.

Vehicle batteries are more efficient when operating at slower speeds, in addition, commuters may choose to save their battery power for certain areas in their commute. In London, for example, motorists driving on battery power are exempted from the costly inner city commuter fee.

In an effort to make this kind of intelligent driving a reality, Ford has introduced its Ford Green Zone system. In its preliminary form, the driver would visit a website (or use the navigation screen), and designate on a map where the vehicle should automatically go into electric mode, if it’s able.

The system would also automatically factor in traffic conditions, the grade of the roadway, and driver behavior to determine when it’s most efficient to use battery power versus gas power.

“We’re looking at ways to make driving more efficient, intelligent and safer,” explains Joel Brush, a global account director with Here, a subsidiary of technology giant Nokia, which is providing the underlying mapping information for the Ford Green Zone system.

This kind of technology would not only benefit plug-in hybrids, but also conventional vehicles. Nokia’s mapping data is so precise that it can know when a car is approaching a hill or entering a turn, which could be used to direct headlights or change gears.

While Ford is still several years away from offering Ford Green Zone in dealerships, the automaker is confident that it will eventually offer the technology in at least some of its cars.

We look forward to Ford Green Zone making its way into our favorite cars, but until then, stop by Cambridge Classic Ford to check out our selection of hybrid cars.

Ford Fusion and Transit Connect Set Sales Records in June

The Ford Fusion will turn ten years old next year, but it looks like the vehicle is starting the celebration a little early—the sedan led Ford sales last month, moving 27,064 vehicles in June. That’s good enough for a 22 percent retail sales increase and Fusion’s best June numbers ever. The Transit Connect, meanwhile, simply had its best month ever, selling 4,573 units in June; that’s a whopping 29 percent increase in sales from 2013.

“Both the Fusion and Transit Connect set records in June, continuing their sales momentum,” said John Felice, vice president of U.S. Marketing, Sales, and Service for Ford. “F-Series again topped 60,000 sales and is tracking to our inventory plan with the lowest incentives among the major players in the segment.”

The future looks even brighter than the present for Ford, too; June saw the brand officially begin sales of the all-new Transit van, and of course, the all-new 2015 F-150 still looms large and impressive on the end-of-the-year horizon. There’s a lot to celebrate this Fourth of July weekend here at Cambridge Classic Ford, from Ford Fusion sales to all-new vehicles coming soon. So come see us for a chance to represent your country in a vehicle from the best, most patriotic brand in the land.

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.

Ford’s 2014 Lineup Riding High on Hybrid Technology

The Ford Motor Company has always been endlessly resourceful and creative, finding ways to put together excellent lineups that are relevant to their time. So it’s no surprise that now, in the age of the hybrid vehicle, Ford’s lineup is littered with great green vehicles, including three earth-shattering hybrids designed to combine efficiency and style for the sophisticated modern driver. Ok, it occurs to me that “earth-shattering” might not be the best descriptor for a hybrid vehicle, but trust me: the C-MAX Hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, and Fusion Energi will shatter your expectations of what an electric vehicle can do.

Let’s start with the C-MAX Hybrid, a car that destroys the notion that the bigger the car, the less efficient it must be. In fact, the C-MAX Hybrid has been named 2014’s Most Efficient Large Car by the U.S. Department of Energy, and that’s no surprise to us here at Cambridge Classic Ford. The car’s 2.0L Atkinson-cycle engine, complete with electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT), combined with a lithium-ion battery and a Regenerative Braking System, all add up to amazing fuel efficiency—which you can track using EcoGuide on the car’s LCD screen.With EPA-estimates of 45 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, as well as room to seat a total of five passengers, the C-MAX Hybrid is the perfect car for families looking for a fuel efficient alternative.

Then there are the two Fusions, the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi. The former allows drivers to feel sporty, revving up to 85 mph without even turning on the gas. Overall, the Fusion Hybrid grabs 188 horsepower, tempting you to forget you’re driving a hybrid at all. The Fusion Energi, however, takes owners into the realm of plug-in hybrids. It can chug out 21 miles on electric power only before switching into hybrid mode. Plus, Ford will throw in a 120V convenience charge cord with your Fusion Energi; the cord will fully charge your vehicle in just 7 hours.

We’re all living in the age of the electric vehicle—and if you want to live well, you’ll be needing a new Ford. Check out one of Ford’s excellent hybrid offerings today!

Ford Unveils New Ford Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford has revealed the next step in its Blueprint for Mobility project: a Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle, which will be used to make progress on future automated driving and other advanced technologies for 2025.

The new vehicle is built upon a decade of Ford automated driving research and will play an important role in testing current and future sensing systems and driver-assist technologies. Ford aims to push development of these technologies forward with its supplier partners in the hopes of applying the features to its next generation of vehicles.

“In the future, automated driving may well help us improve driver safety and manage issues such as traffic congestion and global gridlock, yet there are still many questions that need to be answered and explored to make it a long-term reality,” said Raj Nair, group vice president of Ford Global Product Development.

With the unique Fusion Hybrid, Ford will be able to test the limits of full automation and determine the appropriate levels for near- to mid-term deployment.

But for those of us who want to just enjoy a great car in the present, there’s always the regular Ford Fusion. Come find it at Cambridge Classic Ford.

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!

Record Timing for Record Hybrid Sales

We have exciting news to share about our favorite automaker, the Ford Motor Company. It was recently announced that Ford is on track to break their annual hybrid sales record despite only being five months into the year. The standing record was set in 2010 with a total of 35,496 hybrids sold.

One of the major reasons for this year’s jump in sales is the expansion of Ford’s hybrid-electric and plug-in vehicles lines. Through the end of April, the C-Max Hybrid had reached 11,708 models sold and the redone Fusion Hybrid reached nearly 14,000 units sold.

Not only is Ford beating its own record, it is taking a bite out of the competition as well. Toyota has seen a 21 percent decrease in sales of its Prius models. This is huge accomplishment for Ford and just goes to show how a popular American brand truly holds the heart of the people.

Cambridge Classic Ford is very excited about the continued growth of the Ford hybrid line. We are proud to offer the durable, energy efficient models that continue to impress people around the globe. Come by the dealership today to check out the latest in the line of hybrids and become a part of the record breaking process.

Best Cars for Your Money

You work hard for your money and when you spend it, you want to make the best decision possible. When it comes to buying a car, you want to make sure that you’re getting something worth every single penny. Those pennies can add up quickly, but when they’re worth it, then making the purchase makes sense.

We understand that you still want to get all of the great options that come with the cars these days, but you also don’t want to have to pay an arm and a leg for those options either. What’s the solution? Buy a Ford that made the 2013 U.S. News list of “Best Cars for the Money”.

Out of twenty-one possible winning spots, Ford claimed the top spot in six categories. This is the most of any other car maker on the list. Make sure you get your money’s worth and purchase a Ford. Here are the six winners that Ford had on the list:

1. Ford Fusion – midsize cars

2. Ford Taurus – large cars

3. Ford Focus – compact cars

4. Ford Fusion Hybrid – hybrid cars

5. Ford Escape – compact SUVs

6. Ford Edge – 2-row midsize SUVs

So the next time you’re looking to upgrade, buy a Ford. It’s worth it.

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.