Ford’s latest vehicles are chock full of high-tech goodies, helpful features and visually striking aesthetics. Head on out to your local Ford dealership and you will find an array of new vehicles with an abundance of innovative niceties. Let’s look at what the latest Ford vehicles bring to the table.
Ford’s F-Series Super Duty is as Innovative as it Gets
Those who are on the prowl for a work truck or who are considering driving a rental or their own vehicle while traveling, you will immediately fall in love with the latest version of the Ford F-Series Super Duty. This beastly truck has been significantly revised for 2017. The vehicle’s steel frame has been stiffened to support a robust aluminum body. This cab and box combination has reduced the truck’s weight by a whopping 350 pounds, allowing for superior agility and fuel efficiency. The new Super Duty also features stronger axles and newly improved suspension components. Innovative technologies added for 2017 include a lane-departure warning system, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. Though the truck’s engine choices are the same in 2017, they provide more power than the engines offered in ’16.
The New Ford Fusion
The Ford Fusion is a mid-size sedan with a newly designed look. The tail, nose and interior are refreshed for ’17. It offers hybrid and gas powertrains. The Sport version now has a rip-roaring twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine with 325 horses, 350-pound feet of torque and 2.7 liters. This new engine propels the Sport to 60 mph from a standstill in a mere five seconds. Ford now offers an uber-luxurious version of the Fusion known as the Platinum. This trim provides an array of upscale features and comforts including quilted leather. If you’re thinking about an older Ford or looking for a used car, top searched items and word-searches can help you find it online.
The 2017 Ford Escape
This somewhat diminutive sport utility vehicle has brand new fascia in the front and back that make it look like the uber-popular Edge. Step inside the new Escape and you will find a collection of subtle improvements that create quite the inviting cabin. The Escape features increased storage space, a re-positioned shifter and an updated version of the Ford Sync infotainment system. Even the Escape’s engine has been improved for 2017. There is now a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 1.5 liters and 179 horses. The other available engine, is also turbocharged with 245 horses and 2.0 liters.
The 2017 Ford GT
The automaker’s Le mans class winner hits the scene with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, a pushrod suspension similar to those found in race cars and more than 600 horses beneath the hood.
The New Focus and Fiesta
Ford has also improved its Focus and Fiesta vehicles for ’17. The Focus features a turbo-powered 3-cylinder, 1.0 liter, 123-horsepower engine. This engine is now available with a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. The Focus RS hits the scene with a 4-cylinder, 2.3-liter engine with 350 horses. Focus RS innovations for 2017 include diver-selected Drift and Track modes along with torque-vectoring all-wheel drive. The hatch version of the Fiesta offers brand new styling in the vehicle’s front and rear. The sedan version of the Fiesta has a newly revised front-end.
The new Ford F-150
The recent version of the F-150 is ready to pound the dirt, jump dunes and tackle that rocky terrain with authority. Available as a SuperCab or as a 4-door SuperCrew, the F-150 is the high-performance pickup truck everyone has hoped for. It has a brand new 10-speed automatic transmission that links up with a revised 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine with 3.5 liters.