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Ford Wins Highest Retained Value Award

Highest Retained Value

When buying a new vehicle, most buyers tend to want the best value initially, but wouldn’t you like to know you can still drive a car you love without taking a huge depreciation hit? The Ford F-150, Ford Edge, and Ford Transit Connect all have been awarded the Highest Retained Value from TrueCar! The 2014 models were given this award for their longevity and product competitiveness within their respected segments.

The 2014 F-150 is the proud winner of the full-size pickup category for the 2016 TrueCar Pre Owned Value Award. Why you ask? That’s because the Ford F-150 has been given praise for its combination of class leading technology and durability. In fact, the competition is outnumbered, as there are more F-Series trucks on the road with over 250,000 miles then other full-size pickup brands! I guess there’s a reason why the F-150 has been America’s best selling truck for 39 years strong!

The 2014 Edge was also a winner for the midsize SUV with second row seating category. Ford completely redesigned the Edge for the 2015 model year, and the 2016 continue to improve on that greatness! We praised the Edge for its amenities and excellent driving abilities in our review, and buyers seem too agree! With available features, such as a 2.7L EcoBoost engine, active park assist, and 180-degree camera, the 2016 Ford Edge is a pinnacle of Ford technologies that create a fun driving experience that is also focused on safety.

The 2014 Transit Connect won the top ranking for the midsize commercial vehicle category. We’ve described Ford vans as faithful companions in the past, and this award proves that statement. Along with the Transit and E-Series vans, Ford’s vans are the bestselling commercial vehicles in all 50 states, and Washington D.C. If you need a maneuverable van for your small business needs, the Transit Connect is worth a look!

Ford’s 2016 lineup is expanding on these successes to create the best vehicles out there. So when the time comes to upgrade to a newer model, you can be sure that the technologies you love will be better then ever, and with the Highest Retained Value in their classes, these vehicles are some of the best buys out there!

Which Ford Is the Best Uber Vehicle?

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Uber is the very popular smartphone app that allows users to get transportation in the form of drivers using their personal vehicles. As a user, it is not uncommon to see a trend of car makes that are popular. For example, I have had many different Honda Accords and Toyota Corollas as Uber Vehicles. But with the popularity and limited color choices, I have seen people get into the wrong vehicle thinking it was the Uber they ordered. It wasn’t until I started to notice the good and bad qualities of an Uber Vehicle that I realized, a new Ford would make a really good one.

Luckily for me, I requested an Uber X, and too my surprise, it wasn’t the typical bland sedan, but rather a Ford Edge. This Edge was an older model, but no older than a 2012 if I had to guess. The instantly recognizable styling of the Edge made is stand out in traffic, and its black painted 20-inch Sport Appearance Package wheels with White paint made a statement.

2016 Edge

The Edge provides a great package of utility and urban style, a must have for standing out in a crowd.

The Uber pulled up on the side of a busy street, and my three friends and I got in. Instantly we realized this car was levels ahead of the basic bland-mobiles we were used to. The seats were Leather with suede inserts, a feature only found on the Sport Appearance Package. The MyFordTouch system was easy for playing music, or clearly displaying radio and climate information. The seats were comfy, the backseat was spacious, but the best feature for passengers had to be the Vista Roof panoramic sunroof. Driving around the city looking up at the buildings through the large sunroof was just a cool way to enjoy the ride. By the end of the journey, everyone was comfortable, and the Edge received many complements for its smooth ride that make potholes seem invisible to the passengers.

2016 Edge

A roomy backseat and airy cabin sunroof make the Edge a lovely place to be!

2016 Edge

Heated Rear Seats also add points for rear passenger comfort.

So my vote for the best Ford Uber vehicle is the Ford Edge. The older bodystyle makes a really good buy as a Certified Pre-Owned model, as even the lower trims come very well equipped. They get great gas mileage at 21 city/ 30 highway with the EcoBoost engine, have available intelligent All-Wheel-Drive for extra grip in subpar driving conditions, and that huge sunroof too! The 2016 Ford Edge evolves on this, with new SYNC 3, new EcoBoost engines, and extra amenities, such as heated rear seats, without losing that urban style of the Edge. Which Ford do you think is best suited for ride-sharing duties?

2016 Edge Sport

Imagine getting picked up in this? Yeah, we want one too.

Sure-Footed Fords: Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

Sure-Footed Ford's: Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive

Seasonal weather shouldn’t interfere with holiday plans. Everyone with a 2016 Ford knows they can get there no matter what winter throws at them! This is thanks to the ultra capable Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system. This system monitors road conditions and adjusts accordingly. This then allows for optimal traction in any situation, assuring you that your sure-footed Ford will get you to your destination with no trouble.

How does it do this? Magic of course! The magic of great engineering that is, as the Intelligent drive system monitors data all over the vehicle such as steering angle, pedal position, acceleration, turning, and wheel speeds every second to prevent traction loss from the start. If it senses traction loss it will send torque to the rear wheels as needed to instantly improve handling.

Did you also know that this system helps in normal driving conditions too, not just rain or snow? It can send the power to the front wheels in normal driving conditions to help make the vehicle more efficient, which in turn will save you money. But if you’re a performance geek like us here at Ford Addict, you’ll also notice that the power can also be sent to the rear wheels in normal conditions to aid acceleration as well.

In the 2016 Explorer models a Terrain Management System allows a choice of 5 settings to optimize the vehicles capabilities on and off road. These modes are Normal, Mud/Ruts, Sand, Grass/Gravel/Snow, and Hill Control.

Sure-Footed Ford's: Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive

The Explorer’s Terrain Management selector. Turn it to the condition you need, and you’re ready to power through anything!

It’s probably with mentioning that you can get All-Wheel Drive on vehicles outside of Ford’s SUV range. In fact: Here is a list of 2016 Ford models that can be optioned with All-Wheel or Four-Wheel Drive:

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS
  • 2016 Ford Fusion
  • 2016 Ford Tarus
  • 2016 Ford Flex
  • 2016 Ford Escape
  • 2016 Ford Explorer
  • 2016 Ford Expedition
  • 2016 Ford F-150
  • 2016 Ford Super Duty

With most of Ford’s award winning lineup available in this configuration, isn’t it time you had the chance to drive a truly smart car?

Sure-Footed Ford's: Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive

Instead of explaining how awesome the Focus RS AWD system is, we’ll let this diagram show everything. #Magic

Ford Global Open Feature

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Summer is back, and every beautiful sunny day makes your car’s interior hotter than the sun itself. Those few moments when you first get into your car are like a horrible heat wave that you have to deal with until you’re A/C cuts in. Luckily Ford has some hidden tricks to help with this. This feature is called Ford Global Open! Read More

Road Test: 2015 Ford Edge

2015 Edge

The Ford Edge has always been a great combination of unique flair in a very practical package. While many crossovers are growing constantly and missing the point, the 2015 Edge has kept its, well for lack of a better word, edge over the competition.  You see, this cool urban utility vehicle has stuck to its same formula of having small car-like driving characteristics with a large and practical passenger and cargo area. Read More

2015 Ford Edge Debut

2015 Ford Edge

 

Ford has yet to disappoint with any of their new 2015 model announcements this year and the 2015 Ford Edge keeps that trend going.  Unlike the last Edge refresh, the 2015 model has been completely redesigned with an all new more aggressive body style (think SUV version of a fastback), and a new emphasis on the latest technology Ford has to offer.  In Forbes write up of the new besting selling CUV in its class they write “Cars like the 2015 Ford Edge will make it harder for some to justify shelling out big bucks on luxury vehicles.”  They couldn’t be closer to the mark.

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Why 2014 Will be Ford’s Biggest Year

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Ford is gearing up to make 2014 the biggest year in its century-long history.  With 5 redesigned products either on the horizon or already on the ground, this is shaping up to be a year of big changes for the company.  From the aluminum-bodied F-150 to the controversial styling of the Mustang, no expense was spared in planning Ford’s new direction.  The Transit Connect also saw big changes for this year and now offers two wheelbases, new trim levels and a Wagon with its crosshairs pointed directly at the family market.  Ford is looking to grow from the biggest North American manufacturer to the biggest manufacturer in the world, and it has armed itself with five new models loaded with cutting edge equipment and state-of-the-art technology to accomplish its goal.  Here are quick summaries of the announced models.

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