Ford does some pretty impressive stuff, whether it’s engineering your vehicle for maximum safety, or finding ways to bring state of the art tech at a great value, they always find a way to do good. Ford not only puts a major focus on the quality of its vehicles, but also a focus on the customer. Ford appreciates the professions of their customers, and wants to show appreciation through discounts on the Ford lineup.
For example, did you know there is a program available to EMTs, Firefighters, and Police Officers? Ford’s First Responders Appreciation Program is a thank you to the some of the toughest jobs out there. These professions require extensive training, quick decision-making, and hours of intense work. Ford is grateful for the work these brave individuals do, and offers a discount on its lineup of new vehicles of $500.
Ford also manufactures vehicles for use in these fields as well. We’ve all seen the familiar shape of Ford Crown Victoria headlights coming up behind us on the highway, or the boxy shape of an E-Series van in Ambulance Livery on our streets. Ford still carries on the tradition of making these dependable vehicles for first responders; in fact new Taurus or Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles have replaced most of the Crown Victoria’s in our police stations. Even the new Transit is now becoming the next generation of Ambulance too.
Our First Responders trust Ford vehicles everyday in their duties, and the First Responders Appreciation Program is Ford’s way of welcoming these professionals into the Ford vehicle family for their personal vehicles.
With that said, thank you First Responders from us at Ford Addict, you make the world a better place for all of us.
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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.
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?
Instead of explaining how awesome the Focus RS AWD system is, we’ll let this diagram show everything. #Magic
We here at Ford Addict love a good movie. Who doesn’t? You know what makes a good movie? Seeing our favorite automotive brand co-star! Some Fords are truly memorable throughout cinema history, so we decided to make a list of our favorite “Famous Fords in Movies”. Grab your popcorn, and sit back for your feature presentation! Read More
Ever since its introduction in 1990, the Ford Explorer has been an adventurous, rugged family vehicle that made its way into our hearts as well as into our garages. The 2016 Ford Explorer continues this tradition thanks to its continuous innovations and advancement to technology. This current generation of Explorer provided the automotive industry with some groundbreaking technology in regards to convenience and safety. Buyers could (and still can) option their vehicles with Inflatable Safety Belts, MyFord Touch, Blind Spot Information Systems, and even Active Parking Assist! The 2016 Explorer is available with these, and much more. Read More
2014 Ford Model Changes
Ford never stops in its quest to bring the most efficient, powerful cars that offer customers the best value in the marketplace. Every year Ford Motor Company brings its best game and improves upon their existing model foundations with new standard equipment, options and exterior updates. The 2014 models are beginning to arrive, and once again Ford is packing more value into every model in the lineup. Nearly every vehicle we have available has some changes to it, including one complete redesign and one mid-cycle refresh. Even vehicles that were redesigned in 2013 are getting updates for the new model years.
Vehicles Ford Should Bring Back: Part 2 – Cars
This week we follow up on Vehicles Ford Should Bring Back with Part 2 – Cars. Once again we picked 3 iconic, historic vehicles we think Ford should bring back to restore some old school brand recognition.
Vehicles Ford Should Bring Back: Part 1 – Trucks
Ford is one of the leading company’s on the edge of innovation and technology, not just in the automotive industry, but globally in a world where keeping up with the rapid changing advances in our lives is vital. The 2014 Ford line up is one of the most cutting-edge, stylish line up that the automotive industry has seen to date. With the substantial improvement in MyFord Touch and Ford Sync, Ford is revolutionizing what is available to you while you’re on the road. Great gas-mileage across the board, combined with stylish new looks and Ecoboost engines, creates a line up with a little something for everyone. That being said, there are a few iconic, niche models that we demand Ford to reinstate for the sake of keeping their historic identity. In part 1, we bring you 3 truck models we believe Ford should bring back from the dead!