2020 Ford Expedition Limited Most Trail-Ready Expedition

The 2020 Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV known for its ample cargo space, luxurious amenities, and technological features the whole family can enjoy. Ford decided to take all that and add a twist of off-road supremacy via the 2020 Ford Expedition Limited trim level. Families who want to stray from the beaten path without forfeiting the comforts of Ford craftsmanship will love the 2020 Ford Expedition Limited.

Ford added the FX4 off-road package to the high-class Expedition Limited because even the best style can afford to get a little muddied every now and then. The seven-passenger family-friendly SUV takes full advantage of the package, which includes off-road-tuned shocks, all-new electronic limited-slip rear differential, side steps, and skid plates.

Its 32-inch all-terrain tires were designed to traverse over rocky, muddy, and uneven surfaces and make it look easy. Approach angles for cresting steep obstacles are improved thanks to a shortened chin spoiler under the front bumper. Seven underbody skid plates team with a sand shield to defend turbocharger intercoolers, and all vital parts are thoroughly protected by high-grade steel.

A 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine yields 375 horsepower, for a responsive ride quality. It mates with a 10-speed automatic transmission and will tow up to a best-in-class 9,200 pounds, allowing you take whatever equipment you need to maximize your family’s getaways.

Experience the 2020 Expedition Limited for yourself when you stop by Westland Ford.

Cheap Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Will Impress

Feb. 14 is around the corner and people all over the country are starting to think of how to best celebrate their loved ones. If you want to impress your significant other without breaking the bank, here are a few cheap Valentine’s Day date ideas.

Home-Cooked Dinner and a Movie

A home-cooked dinner shows them how much you care. Tell your partner not to worry about dinner for that night because you have everything covered. You can put together a romantic and simple meal with only a few ingredients; try fettuccine Alfredo with asparagus, or make your own pizza using store-bought dough. Put on a movie you both love and enjoy the night together.

Sledding

Snow will likely be covering the grounds of Ogden on Valentine’s Day. Take your better half out into the starry February night or the sunny day and sled the night away at Mount Ogden Park or Rohmer Park. The movement will release endorphins and make you want to warm up with hot toddies and snuggles.

Game Night Double Date

Invite another couple over to your place and build some memories by playing card or board games. It’s a great way for you and your partner to celebrate the love of friendship on this day.

Need a new ride to impress your beloved with this holiday? Stop by Westland Ford to test-drive a new 2020 Ford vehicle and talk to one of our certified sales representatives about how you can finance one today.

Ways that the 2020 F-150 Beats the Silverado

The Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are the nation’s number one and number two best-selling trucks — in that order, and for a reason. For 2020, the F-150 beats the Silverado in nearly every category.

The biggest win for the 2020 Ford F-150? The inclusion of the Ford F-150 Raptor, the off-road-ready high-performance truck. Chevy does not offer a competitor in the Silverado lineup.

Ford’s available diesel engine, the 3.0-liter Power Stroke® is capable of towing up to 11,500 pounds. The Silverado’s new diesel engine, which was due for 2019 but was delayed until the 2020 model year, only enables towing up to 9,300 pounds.

The 2020 F-150’s most powerful engine is the 3.5-liter EcoBoost®, which pumps out 470 lb-ft of torque. That’s a best-in-class rating, which means — you guessed it — it outperforms the Silverado.

The 2020 Ford F-150 also delivers superior safety technologies. The new Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of safety features includes Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, BLIS® (Blind Spot Information) with Trailer Coverage, Hill Descent Control™, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, the Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, a Rear View Camera, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go.

You can test-drive and purchase the 2020 Ford F-150 here at Westland Ford in Ogden, Utah.

2019 Ford Edge Achieves Top Safety Pick Status from IIHS

The 2019 Ford Edge recently underwent safety testing with independent third-party Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), earning the coveted distinction of Top Safety Pick. In fact, the Edge aced all six areas of IIHS crash testing to earn this honor.

“We are really pleased the insurance industry places such a high degree of trust in our 2019 Ford Edge,” said Angela Cascaden, Ford Edge Marketing Manager. “It not only offers a number of innovative safety features for passengers, it backs that all up with a host of driver-assist technologies designed to help improve confidence behind the wheel.”

According to the IIHS, it’s the Edge’s solid body structure and standard front crash prevention features that make it such a worthwhile SUV for safety. The IIHS also lauded the Edge’s available LED projector headlamps with curve-adaptive technology.

The 2019 Ford Edge comes standard with Ford’s comprehensive suite of active safety technologies, called Ford Co-Pilot360™. This suite includes Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. The IIHS specifically lauded this technology, saying it “rates superior for its ability to react to an imminent crash with another vehicle.” Also included in Co-Pilot360 is BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, the Lane-Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, and the Rear View Camera.

To test drive the Ford Edge for yourself, contact us here at Westland Ford.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Someone That Has Everything

Giving gifts to someone you love for the holidays can be so rewarding. Watching that smile snake across their face and knowing you put it there just might be the best feeling in the world. Here are some holiday gift ideas for someone that has everything.

  • Focus on experiences: Utah has so much fun stuff to do. Plan a trip down in Salt Lake, take them for a weekend of skiing, or rent a boat for a beautiful day out on Great Salt Lake when the weather warms up. If you can manage to travel a little farther, head west to the coast for some wine, south to Zion National Park, or up northwest to the Olympics for whale watching.
  • Think practical: If you’re shopping for someone who buys everything they want for themselves, think faster than them about upcoming needs. Maybe their car is due for an oil change or they could use all-weather floor mats because they like to go off-roading. Showing them you thought about their specific needs will mean so much to them.
  • Give back with them: If your friend or family member truly has it all, they might enjoy giving just as much as you do. Suggest skipping gifts for each other this year and instead donate your time together to a charity.

Still stumped on what to give certain people on your Christmas list? Give us a call at Westland Ford. We’ll be happy to recommend our favorite car-related accessories that these individuals would find useful.

Ford Reveals All-Electric Mustang-Inspired SUV

Just when you thought you had seen it all, Ford announces a major breakthrough in the automotive world. The long-awaited all-electric Mustang-inspired SUV is finally ready for the world to see.

According to the Blue Oval, this SUV, whose design is heavily influenced by the Mustang pony car and which will run 100 percent on electric power, will be unveiled on Nov. 17. This is Ford’s first mass-market electric vehicle and has been codenamed Mach 1; it was first teased during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit back in January of 2018.

So, what do we know about this electric Ford SUV inspired by the Mustang? Not much, though Ford has dropped some hints here and there. So far, we know that:

  • The SUV’s all-electric range will exceed 300 miles.
  • Lincoln will borrow this SUV’s platform for its own model, likely a luxury electric SUV.
  • Ford has secured partnerships with several companies to grant drivers access to more than 12,000 charging stations across the country, including several 150 kW DC fast chargers.
  • Though it was unveiled with the temporary name of “Mach 1,” Ford has filed a trademark for the name “Mach E.” This could very well be the SUV’s new name.

For more exciting updates from this automaker, contact us here at Westland Ford.

Fun Ideas for the Thanksgiving Kids Table

Thanksgiving Table set with food with family surrounding the table | Ogden, UT

There’s an awful lot to think about when you’re hosting Thanksgiving, including how you will keep the little ones happy and occupied while the adults are feasting and conversing. Use these fun ideas for how to decorate and prepare a Thanksgiving children’s table so that your youngest dinner guests have a great time this holiday.

Coloring Pages

 Nothing passes the time while waiting on desert like a little festive coloring. Print out some Thanksgiving-themed coloring pages for your kiddos ahead of time, and fill a few jars with different colored crayons that you can leave at the table. You can even take the creative space one step further by covering the kids table with a paper table cloth, inviting kids to draw and color right on the table.

Crafts that Inspire Gratitude

Set out an “I am thankful for…” book and invite kids to draw pictures or write sentences about what makes them feel gratitude. Alternatively, you can cut out leaf shapes from construction paper ahead of time, and invite the kids to write what they’re thankful for on each of the leaves. When finished, you can hang the leaves up with string creating a nice, homemade Thanksgiving decoration.

“Give Thanks” Centerpiece

As you’re picking out festive dinnerware and placemats for the kids table, remember to make an equally festive centerpiece. This is an easy do-it-yourself option and you can even invite the kids to help you make the “Give Thanks” centerpiece.

We here at Westland Ford want to wish you and your family an early Happy Thanksgiving. Make sure to contact us to schedule a pre-trip service appointment for

Electric Ford F-150 Prototype Tows 1 Million Pounds

2019 Ford F-150 | Ogden, UT

Until now, there haven’t been many options for drivers who want an electric vehicle but still need something that can tow and haul. However, at the beginning of this year, Ford announced that they’d be releasing an all-electric version of their Ford F-150. Since then, that announcement has inspired lots of excitement in the eco-conscious community.

Though Ford has yet to announce exactly when the all-electric F-150 will go into production, it has done a great job of keeping fans excited. This summer, Ford released a video that demonstrated the immense towing capabilities of the electric Ford F-150 prototype. In it, the chief engineer of the F-150, Linda Zhang, shows off the electric F-150 prototype’s towing power by pulling 42 2019 Ford F-150 trucks as well as 10 double-decker rail cars. Altogether, the electric Ford F-150 prototype tows 1 million pounds in the video.

Granted, the prototype boasts a greater capability than what the production version of the electric truck will offer. But whatever capability it does provide is sure to be enough to meet, and perhaps exceed, the needs of electric-truck consumers.

Contact us at Westland Ford for more news from the automaker. Or stop by in person to experience the capability and high-tech amenities of a shiny new 2020 Ford truck.   

Ford Wins World Record for Largest Mustang Parade

2019 Ford Mustang | Ogden, UT

In early September, Ford set a new world record for the largest Mustang parade ever, featuring 1,326 Ford Mustangs from every decade. The parade, which took place in the Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium, aimed to beat the previous world record of 960 Mustangs, also held by Ford.

The old record of 960 was set at a parade in Toluca, Mexico, in December of 2017. For the 2019 parade, Mustang drivers came to Belgium from all over Europe and drove in a straight line with no more than 20 meters between each car to qualify for the record.

2019 is the 55th anniversary of the Mustang, so drivers drove their Mustangs in a celebratory choreography during the parade as well, before parking side by side in an enormous parking lot for drivers and attendees to view. The namesake of the Ford Mustang, the P51 fighter plane, even did a flyover at the parade.

Belgium was the perfect place to hold the parade; the Mustang is more popular there than in any other country in Europe. And sales of the Mustang in Europe overall have increased by 3.7 percent from last year for a total 5,500, helping the Mustang keeps it title of best-selling sports car worldwide for the fourth year in a row.

Contact us at Westland Ford for more exciting news from the automaker. Or better yet, stop by to test-drive one of our shiny new Ford models in person.

Fall Events in Evanston, Wyoming

Three young kids hanging out with pumpkins | Ogden, UT

There are a variety of fun events coming up this fall in Evanston, Wyoming — driving to them is the perfect way to test out your new Ford vehicle from Westland Ford. Check out some of these autumnal events in Evanston for the perfect way to make this fall the best one yet.

Evanston Farmers Market

The Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at the Evanston Historic Depot Square, but the last day for the year is Oct. 3, so don’t miss it. These next couple of weeks are your last chance at delicious local produce and goods from vendors based in and around Evanston.

Cake Pops 101

Celebrate the bounty of sugary treats that autumn brings when you participate in Cake Pops 101 on Oct. 16 from 6-8 p.m. Stephanie Anderson will guide you through making your own cake pop creations. Check out the website to sign up for the workshop and reserve your spot.

Hunters Widow Night

The annual Hunters Widow Night will take place on Oct. 17 from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Evanston. Check out the specials, wares from participating merchants, and join in the Scavenger Hunt to win a prize. You can even enter to win Main Street Cash for more shopping at the shops and boutiques downtown and eating at Evanston’s many wonderful restaurants.

Contact us at Westland Ford for more fall-themed activities to try this fall.