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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!

Ford Sync 3: The Latest in Sync Technology

Ford Sync 3

Ford has recently announced the third saga to its incredibly popular and easy to use hands-free Sync system known as Ford Sync 3. This system builds upon the features of the old Sync system, but with a new communications and entertainment system that is faster, easier to use, and more intuitive for driver input for better performance. How so you ask? Let’s explain! Read More

Ford at the 2014 SEMA Show

2015 RTR Mustang

It’s time for SEMA 2014, and we here at Ford Addict know what that means! It’s that time of year again when automakers and tuners alike take factory stock cars, and modify them to show off not only new designs and technology, but also to show off the potential these vehicles have in the aftermarket. What is SEMA you ask? For those who are unfamiliar with the term, it stands for the Specialty Equipment Market Association. This group is full of different members and companies who produce equipment to modify, restore, and add new tech to older and late model cars. Many Ford vehicles were on display at the 2014 SEMA show, and everything from the Transit van to the classic Ford GT were shown with some unique custom flair. Read More

EcoBoost Twin Scroll Turbos – How Do They Work?

EcoBoost

Ford has put a lot of careful thought into choosing a specific type of turbo system for their EcoBoost engines, and for good reason. Single scroll turbos are a more common approach when creating a turbocharged engine, but Ford’s engineers sought a different approach for the newest engines in the Mustang and F-150. The EcoBoost Twin Scroll Turbos. Read More

Small Soldiers: Ford Fiesta 1.0L vs. Mini Cooper Hardtop

Fiesta 1.0L vs. Mini Cooper

The Ford Fiesta 1.0L and Mini Cooper are two amazingly fun to drive hatchbacks in the subcompact class. Both have been redesigned for the 2014 model year, with the Mini gaining an update to its familiar looks, and the Fiesta gaining new technologies as well as a handsome new front end. Both Ford and Mini have also announced their first Three-Cylinder Engines, making their debuts in the Fiesta and Cooper Hatchback respectively. This is a big deal considering that compact and lower segments have held an industry standard of Four-Cylinder engines. Ford is continuing the new tradition of making EcoBoost powered engines that perform better than their competitor’s engines with more cylinders. While these cars provide a completely different image and perception in the marketplace, when you compare them you will realize that this is not entirely the case.

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2015 Ford Transit: The Bigger, Better, Turbocharged Toolbox

2015 Ford Transit

Vans have been a staple of utility vehicles for decades. Their no-frill, all business attitude has helped them be more successful as a work truck than most pickup trucks! One work van has been leading the best seller category for over 34 years, the legendary, Labrador-retriever-companion-like van, the Ford E-Series. However, all good things must come to an end; Ford has announced the retirement of the faithful E-Series. We never thought we would see this day. Pigs should be flying or H-E-double hockey sticks should be freezing over! But fear not van enthusiasts; Ford has the apocalypse-stalling replacement ready to go!

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Self-Driving Cars: The Future of Automobiles

Self Driving Driver Less Car

When it comes to automotive technology, the future is now.  Self-Driving cars are no longer just a concept, many companies are implementing many self-driving features into their vehicles today.  When a complete and fully functional self-driving car hits the market, it will not so much be released with a bang, but rather introduced as the next installment of features we are already seeing today.  There are a handful of vehicles right now available with technology such as adaptive cruise control that will adjust to surrounding traffic speed, collision prevention systems that can bring a vehicle to a stop to avoid an accident, and active lane keeping that will actually steer the car without the help or a driver on straight lines and highway curves, to name a few.

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