SELL YOUR FORD
Founded by Henry Ford in 1903, the Ford Automobile company is one of the oldest in the industry and is renowned for its reliable performance oriented cars. From the Mustang to the Explorer, Ford has made a solid reputation for producing great cars and we look at some of the models that are here for the long run.
1965-PRESENT FORD MUSTANG
The Mustang was first unveiled in 1964 at the New York World’s Fair and even though it did not bear the impressive power and speed that it is known for today, it was still received enthusiastically. Ford quickly upgraded the lightweight sports car by transforming its design and creating the foxy body that most Mustangs have today. Even though Ford modified the Mustang over time it raised the stakes in 1982 by installing the 4.9L V8 engine that produced 157hp on its Ford Mustang GT. This move not only produced one of the best Ford Mustangs, but also triggered the competition to produce more powerful engines that produced more horsepower. The fifth generation is currently in production and Ford has a few changes lined up for the 2018 Mustang. Apart from a more powerful engine, Ford packs on the safety tech features in this 2018 pony rider. .
2006-PRESENT FORD EDGE
Ford Edge was first launched the Ford Edge in 2006 at the Detroit Auto Show. This mid-size crossover SUV was modelled after the Ford CD3 platform and came in four trim levels powered by three engine options, the 2.0L Ecoboost 14 turbocharged , 3.5L V6, and 3.7L V6. Ford is currently [producing the second generation of the Edge with various modifications. The 2019 Ford Edge has received a major facelift with nine color options for the exterior. An additional Sport Trim Level will also be available and this will be powered by the 2.7L Ecoboost turbocharged V6 engine that produces 355hp. Ford has also enhanced safety for the 2019 Edge by including safety features such as post-collision braking control, adaptive cruise control with stop and go lane centering feature as well as evasive steering assist. This car will be available in spring of 2018.
1997-PRESENT FORD EXPEDITION
The Ford Expedition debuted in 1997 as the replacement of the Ford Bronco. Modelled after the Ford F-150, the Expedition is a big car with great on-road and off-road abilities. The recently launched 2018 Ford Expedition has already been ranked the best large SUV currently in the market. It has not only received a facelift, but also features a powerful twin turbocharged V6 engine with 10-speed automatic transmission and delivers up to 400hp without blowing up your fuel budget. In addition, the Explorer also has a spacious cabin with three rows that can comfortably seat up to eight adults as well as sufficient cargo space. Safety and reliability are a major plus in the 2018 Ford Explorer with different safety features including forward collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and active parking assist amongst others.
THE 1990-PRESENT FORD EXPLORER
Ford Explorer was designed to replace the Ford Bronco II and this is why the first generation produced in 1990 shared a chassis and powertrain, both of which were derived from the Ford Ranger. The Explorer was the first four-door SUV ever produced by Ford and initial models included the Sport version which was later discontinued. The Ford Explorer is currently in its fifth generation and comes in a unibody construction for the full size SUV. Ford uses the unibody chassis from the Ford Taurus and the body-on-frame for the Ford Expedition to create the current Expedition. In the recent past, the Explorer has gained preference as a family vehicle because of its great performance, on road and off-road, as well as its spacious and comfortable cabin. It is also reliable and safe with the latest models spotting some cool technological upgrades.
2000-PRESENT FORD ESCAPE
Three generations of the Ford Escape have been produced since 2000 in joint conjunction with Mazda. In fact, the Mazda Tribute is a variant of the Ford Escape just as the Mercury mariner and Ford Kuga. Most of the changes that the Ford Escape currently bears were incorporated in the 2013 model. The current Escape features a three four cylinder engines producing 168hp with possible upgrades of 179hp turbo four or 245hp turbo four and can tow 3500 pounds. The 2018 Ford Escape also comes with an upgraded infotainment as well as the Sync 3 which is Ford’s 8.0 inch touchscreen that comes with voice recognition. The best trim level for the 2018 Escape is the SEL trim which comes with leather upholstery and heated side mirrors as well as rear parking sensors and power liftgate.
1998-PRESENT FORD FOCUS
The Ford Focus is a compact car that was launched in 1998 and is currently in its fourth generation of production. The Focus is well known for its sporty performance in its class and offers an array of powertrains to meet the needs of different clients. Whether you want the three-cylinder or the high-performance turbo-four engine, you are guaranteed of excellent handling from the Ford Focus. In terms of space, the Focus comfortably seats 5 people and even though its interior may not be posh, it is durable and comes with a practical, easy to use infotainment. Even though fuel efficiency might not be its main strength, the Ford Focus guarantees a sporty experience on both city roads and off-roads.