Best Fords for Graduates

If you’re heading to college next semester or starting your first major job, you may be looking for something that’s affordable and reliable. These Ford models pack a lot of value, including smart safety tools, all while promising a smooth and efficient performance.

Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is a subcompact car that’s available in both hatchback and sedan bodystyles, making this little car more customizable for young drivers with particular taste. With a starting price that’s reasonable and an engine that delivers up to 35 mpg on the highway*, the Fiesta is great for anyone who needs an affordable commuter.

Fusion

If you want something in the mid-size sedan class, the Fusion is a good pick. This Ford model has lots of bang for the buck, like standard driver-assist safety features in the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite. The 2020 Fusion is available in gas, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models. Drivers who have a lot of in-town commuting to do can enjoy up to 43 mpg in the city* with the Fusion Hybrid.

EcoSport

The adventure-ready EcoSport is the perfect efficient option for the college bound student who wants to enjoy some weekends away from campus. Standard 60/40 flip-up and fold-flat rear seats make more room for camping gear or other cargo, while available intelligent 4WD provides more traction on unpaved terrains or wet streets. With available driver-assist technologies and up to 29 mpg on the highway*, you’ll feel good taking the EcoSport out to work or play.

If you need help finding the right car for the next chapter in your life, contact the team at Westland Ford.

*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

What Do We Know About the 2021 Ford Bronco?

When Ford announced the resurrection of the infamous Bronco for the 2021 model year, fans of the legendary SUV rejoiced. Unfortunately, few details have emerged from Ford since. Westland Ford has been hard at work researching what industry insiders expect to be true about the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco.

Design

The 2021 Ford Bronco is expected to feature a boxy, nostalgic design reminiscent of the original iterations of the Bronco. The SUV is also anticipated to come in both two and four-door variations and will have a removable top for those who like to feel the wind in their hair.

Hybrid

One detail explicitly confirmed by Ford about the new 2021 Bronco is the existence of a hybrid powertrain. The hybrid Bronco will combine the rugged capability of a full-size SUV with the fuel efficiency afforded by an electric battery. Though this will not be the Bronco’s only engine option, it provides a greener option for drivers who are concerned about their environmental impact or with saving money on gasoline.

Baby Bronco

This time around, the Ford Bronco is expected to release for 2021 with a companion model currently dubbed by Ford enthusiasts as the “Baby Bronco.” The smaller “Baby Bronco” is expected to fill the size gap between the Escape and the Bronco.

Contact Westland Ford’s sales team today so we can make sure you are in-the-know about all things 2021 Bronco.

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.

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.

Ford Connected Car Services Expands to Package Delivery

Delivering a Package

If you have ever suffered the misfortune or having your Amazon packages stolen from your porch or the inconvenience of a weather-beaten book on your front step, Ford has a solution. Ford is teaming up with Amazon to bring Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery to many Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

This is the latest expansion of Ford connected car services. With Amazon In-Car delivery, you can choose to have your packages delivered inside your Ford instead of being left on your porch. This service will work through the FordPass pass and will link with your Amazon Prime account.

In the app, you will need to activate your Ford and its location for in-car delivery. Then, when you check out on Amazon, you will need to select the in-car delivery option. When your package is out for delivery, you will receive multiple notifications, including one right before delivery. You will also get a delivery confirmation and verification that your vehicle has been securely locked again.

If you change your mind about in-car delivery, you can block access to your car in the app and the delivery driver will drop off the package at the building where you are parked, or you can reschedule for the next day.

To learn more about this service, feel free to speak with our staff at Westland Ford.

Ford Has Started Production for the 2019 Ford Ranger

Production for the 2019 Ford Ranger - Coming Soon

After taking a break for about eight years, the Ford Ranger is making a comeback. In fact, Ford has started production for the 2019 Ford Ranger at the newly transformed Michigan Assembly Plant. To celebrate the production, Ford invited the plant’s more than 3,000 employees to a special demonstration and off-road experience for the all-new truck.

This event not only celebrates the start of production, but a rebirth of the assembly plant. Ford has invested $850 million to revitalize the plant for modern production. In addition to the Ranger, the Michigan Assembly Plant will product the all-new Ford Bronco, which is scheduled for production in 2020.

“Ford truck fans demanded a midsize pickup that’s ‘Built Ford Tough,’ and we’re delivering with our all-new Ranger that’s specially designed and engineered for American truck customers,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of global operations. “At the same time, we’re revitalizing our Michigan Assembly Plant and securing good-paying jobs for our hourly employees here in the U.S.”

With vehicles like the Ranger and Bronco, Ford is looking to transform its lineup. These vehicles are the first in a long line of all-new vehicles set to debut by 2020. In fact, Ford plans to revamp more than 75% of its portfolio by that time.

Learn more about what Ford has in store for the Ranger by following the Westland Ford blog.

Halloween Trips in Your Ford

For Halloween fans everywhere, September and October are exciting times. If you love your Ford as much as you love Halloween, here are some spooky-themed road trips you can take this Halloween season.

Gardner Village Witch Displays

This event might sound scary, but it’s actually a perfect event for the whole family! Witch-themed displays are set up over a course of 45 days, during which Gardner Village in West Jordan throws its annual Witch Fest. The whole town celebrates by donning street signs, businesses, and homes with witches. You can go for a day to enjoy the sights or participate in Wee Witches Weekend, which is perfect for the kids.

Oktoberfest

If you’re looking for a less scary and more adult-themed trip, then Oktoberfest is for you. Oktoberfest takes place over two days in Salt Lake City. There will be tons of food, drink, and lots of local musical acts. If you do want to bring the kids, though, you can, thanks to a kids’ area with a craft tent, ring toss, giant Jenga, and more.

Ogden Witchstock Festival

Another witch-themed event takes place in Ogden. The Witchstock Festival is held over the weekend before Halloween – October 28th. It’s not just witches here, either – the event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with the Zombie Crawl and at 8:00 p.m., you can party with you beau or kids at the Monster Bash.

If you need a new ride for these Halloween trips, just stop into Westland Ford and explore our vehicle lineup.

Ford’s 50th Anniversary Mustang

Ford has boasted a lot of iconic cars over the years, but none stand out as much as the Ford Mustang. The 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra is more impressive, powerful, and iconic than ever.

Ford Performance tested out the Mustang Cobra on August 16th, and it’s proven to be the most advanced Mustang yet. When placed on the track, the racecar did a quarter-mile lap in just over eight seconds – a new record for the Mustang.

The Ford Performance Team wanted the 50th anniversary addition of the car to be special, which is why they crafted it to climb to over 150 miles per hour. It’s a nod to the Mustangs that beat out other competitors at the 1968 NHRA Winternationals.

It’s no wonder that this new Mustang model is so fast – under the hood, an advanced 5.2-liter V8 engine can be found. Paired with this engine is a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger that helps improve the Mustang Cobra’s acceleration. The car’s ride height can be adjusted with two-way coil-over shocks.

This Mustang isn’t just for the race track. Customers can own the Mustang Cobra Jet in Race Red or Oxford White for an MSRP of around $130,000. To honor the iconic car’s anniversary, you can opt to get 50th Anniversary graphics and badging on the car. Learn more about this special edition Ford Mustang when you visit Westland Ford.

Ford Mustang Milestone: Famed Sports Car Hits 10 Million

This amazing Ford Mustang Milestone is no surprise to us at Westland Ford!

It’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t know about the Ford Mustang. The nameplate was an overnight sensation when it debuted, and it quickly became an icon of the era of muscle cars. Even still today, the Ford Mustang is a household name, and its seamless combination of distinctive, nostalgic design and modern innovation keep it going strong even as it becomes entrenched in an increasingly competitive auto industry. This perseverance has brought a new Ford Mustang milestone to fruition – the 10 million mark.

Ford has officially produced over 10 million Mustang vehicles in the past 54 years, making it the best-selling sports car in the world. To celebrate this milestone, Ford unveiled the new Nascar Mustang, which will be taking the place of the custom Ford Fusion sedan, a vehicle that is phasing out of the brand’s lineup.

What’s the secret to the Ford Mustang’s continual success? The Mustang offers a diverse lineup that appeals to a variety of price points and lifestyles, as well as being a household name. Ford has stuck to the original concept behind the Mustang for years – creating a sports car that is powerful, attractive, and affordable for the everyday driver.

Hitting the latest Ford Mustang milestone was a point of pride for Ford CEO Jim Hacket. He called the Mustang “the soul of the company,” praising the Ford Mustang’s role as one of Ford’s signature vehicles.

Come find a Ford Mustang of your own when you stop into Westland Ford.