The new year is the perfect time to reflect on what changes we can make in our own lives. That’s why we often hear the phrase “new year,new you.” But this year, we say “new year, new F-150,” simply because of the many changes from the outgoing model year to the 2019 Ford F-150.
Here are some of the major differences you can expect:
New powerful V6: Ford has borrowed the high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine from the F-150 Raptor and planted it in the range-topping Ford F-150 Limited. This engine produces some massive power: 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
New dual-exhaust system: The F-150’s new dual-exhaust system includes updated dual-exhaust tips that fit into the new rear bumper cutouts.
Interior changes: Ford has redesigned the interior of the 2019 F-150. This includes a new Camel Back two-tone interior color scheme that replaces the previous Navy Pier design. Ford has also substituted the standard CD player from the XLT trim with the FordPass™ Connect system.
Appearance: Ford has added 5-inch angular step bars to the XLT Sport Appearance Package on the truck. Three new exterior colors are offered as well: Agate Black, Abyss Gray, and Silver Spruce.
Stop by Transwest Ford to see the new 2019 F-150 and schedule a test drive.
The 2019 Ford Edge is a stylish and performance-oriented SUV that is perfect for families, eco-conscious drivers, and performance enthusiasts. Here are just a few reasons you’ll love the new 2019 Ford Edge:
The engines: The standard engine powering the new Edge is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost® that lays down 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Despite this power, it is surprisingly efficient, offering up to 22 miles per gallon in the city and 29 on the highway.* If you are craving more power, the Edge is available with a 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost that delivers 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque but still manages 26 miles per gallon on the highway.*
The safety features: The Edge is available with a wide range of active safety features that can prevent collisions from ever happening or lessen their impact. Features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Evasive Steering Assist, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and the Lane-Keeping System.
The design: The 2019 Edge use bold styling with wheel choices ranging from 18-inch Sparkle Silver-painted aluminum wheels to 21-inch premium gloss black-painted aluminum ones. Exterior color options include Ruby Red, Blue, Baltic Sea Green, Burgundy Velvet, and Oxford White.
With its range of efficient powertrains, impressive safety features, and striking good looks, the 2019 Ford Edge is one of the most desirable family vehicles on the road. Come test-drive your own 2019 Edge at Transwest Ford.
One of the reasons drivers love the Ford Focus so much is the number of options it provides—fun exterior colors, unique safety technologies, and a wide range of engines. These are all the 2018 Ford Focus engine options you can choose from:
The 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine delivers 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque and achieves up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway.* It comes with a six-speed manual or six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission.
The 2.0-liter Ti-VCT engine delivers 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque and achieves up to 34 miles per gallon on the highway.* It comes with a five-speed manual or six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission.
The 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine delivers 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque and achieves up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway.* It comes with a six-speed manual transmission.
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost® delivers 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque and achieves up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway.* It comes with a six-speed manual transmission.
The electric motor with 23 kWh liquid-cooled, lithium-ion battery and Permanent Magnet Electric Traction Motor delivers 143 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It achieves up to 118 MPGe in the city, 96 on the highway, and 107 combined, which translates to a 115-mile electric range.*
With such a diverse range of power, the Ford Focus makes for an excellent addition to any household’s garage. Come and test drive the Focus today at Transwest 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.
The 2018 Ford Focus lineup is widely varied. You can get the Focus as a sedan or hatch and with a traditional powertrain or even an electric one. In total, there are seven trims: S, which is offered on the sedan only; SE, SEL, and Titanium, which are offered on sedan and hatchback models; and ST, Electric, and RS, which are offered on the hatch only. As you can imagine, there are a lot of powertrain options for these models.
These are the 2018 Ford Focus powertrains you can choose from:
0-liter EcoBoost® with Auto Start Stop Technology: This engine is standard on the SE Sedan and yields up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway.*
0-liter Ti-VCT: This engine is standard on the S, SE Hatchback, SEL, and Titanium models and cranks out 159 horsepower while yielding 34 miles per gallon on the highway.*
0-liter EcoBoost: Standard on the Focus ST, this engine generates 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.
3-liter EcoBoost: The engine of the Focus RS, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost pumps out 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
107 kW electric motor with a 23 kWh liquid-cooled, lithium-ion battery and Permanent Magnet Electric Traction Motor: You guessed it; this is the Focus Electric powertrain, yielding up to 118 MPGe in the city.*
Learn more about the versatile, efficient, and powerful 2018 Focus at Transwest Ford.
Are you looking for a pickup truck that is both luxurious and powerful? Look no further than the 2019 Ford F-150 Limited. This trim level now comes with a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine, which is typically found in the Raptor model. That means it’s officially the most powerful light-duty pickup in the United States.
This new engine gives the 2019 F-150 Limited 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, easily making it the top truck in its segment. Along with the new engine, the Limited trim also has a new rear-bumper-integrated dual exhaust system.
These features aren’t the only thing that has changed for the F-150 Limited, though. Inside, the cabin has been refined, finding the perfect balance of luxury and Built Ford Tough-ness. A Miko® suede headliner, leather upholstery, and ash wood trim give this pickup truck that extra bit of a premium. There is also a new available Camel Back two-tone leather and front seats that come with Active Motion® for lumbar support and a massage feature.
The F-150 Limited also comes with a variety of advanced technologies to keep you connected and confident out on the road. This includes the optional Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, a standard 360-degree camera system, and the FordPass™ Connect 4G LTE modem, which allows you to connect up to 10 devices to WiFi.
Come and explore the segment-dominating 2019 Ford F-150 Limited today at Transwest Ford.
No matter where you live, it’s likely you’ve hit a pothole or two while you’re driving around town – and there are few things that can ruin a lovely drive (or your poor car’s suspension components) like unexpected pothole jolts. Ford’s looking to make your daily drive easier — and slightly less pothole-ridden — by releasing a new Pothole Detection Technology in the newest Focus model to help mitigate the damage these dips in the road do.
The system can sense when your Focus’s wheel falls into a pothole, adjusting the suspension to help limit the harsh impact on both the vehicle and its occupants – all within a single second.
“Our engineers are always searching for the roughest roads to really test our suspension to the limit, but more and more we’re noticing that the rough roads are finding us,” said Guy Mathot, Ford Focus vehicle dynamics supervisor. “Potholes are a problem that isn’t going away anytime soon, but with our advanced suspension technology for all-new Focus, we’ve been able to reduce their impact.”
This new technology will become part of the Focus’s optional Continuously Controlled Damping system, which monitors the car’s suspension, body, steering, and braking inputs ever two milliseconds, adjusting the suspension accordingly to offer a top-notch ride.
Here at Transwest Ford, we can’t wait to see what Pothole Detection Technology can do. Hopefully, it will come to more Ford models soon.
When you’re shopping for your family’s newest vehicle from our team at Transwest Ford, it’s likely you want something that’s safe. That’s where the 2018 Ford Expedition comes in. The American automaker recently announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded an overall five-star rating — the highest a vehicle can receive — in its New Car Assessment program.
The Expedition is the only vehicle in its segment to earn this high overall score, making it a leader in its segment.
“As a father of four and longtime Expedition owner, safety was a top priority when engineering the entirely new Expedition,” said Andrew Kernahan, Ford Expedition chief program engineer. “We are proud of the many features Expedition offers today that help keep our customers safe on the road.”
The Expedition has lost 325 pounds for the new model year by using high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy. This allows the large SUV to have a lower center of gravity, enhancing its stability and driving dynamics.
Along with improving the 2018 model’s body and frame, the 2018 Ford Expedition safety rating was helped by a variety of driver assistance technologies to help give you confidence out on the road. This includes Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, auto high beams, and enhanced active park assist.
The Ford Ranger first made its American debut in 1983 as a compact pickup that was very popular for many years. In 2011, Ford discontinued production of the truck, but now, we have learned about a comeback for the Ford Ranger for the 2019 model year.
After an 8-year gap, the new Ranger will be more impressive than ever. It will be built using a fully boxed ladder frame that has been specifically designed for the American market. Compared to the European model, the American Ranger will have tighter body panels for a more refined design.
Under the hood, the Ranger will come with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® inline-four-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford has yet to release output numbers, but horsepower will probably land somewhere around 300 with about 350 lb-ft of torque.
Just like the larger F-150, the Ranger will be available in a variety of trims and configurations. Two versions that will be a popular choice among off-road enthusiasts will be the FX2 and FX4, which will get numerous rugged features as standard including skid plates, all-terrain tires, a front bash plate, and other goodies.
The 2019 Ford Ranger is expected to hit showroom floors in early 2019. We at Transwest Ford are counting down the months until we get to try it out.
Transwest Ford is proud to represent one of the Big Three American automakers, the Ford Motor Company. Ford, founded by the famous Henry Ford, has rich automotive heritage and has pushed the envelope since its inception in 1903.
Based in Dearborn, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, Ford manufacturers a wide range of vehicles, all available at Transwest Ford. The lineup includes several cars: The Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Ford Fusion, and Ford Taurus are the standard cars, while the Ford C-MAX offers an alternative fuel experience for more eco-friendly driving and the Ford Mustang, the original pony car, is famous for its thrilling performance.
Ford SUVs and crossovers include the Ford Escape, Ford Edge, Ford Flex, Ford Explorer, Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon, and Ford Expedition. The newest SUV to join the lineup is the Ford EcoSport. Ford is perhaps most famous for its trucks, as the Ford F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for four decades. The F-Series includes the Ford F-150 and the Ford Super Duty. Ford’s van lineup includes the Ford Transit Connect and Ford Transit Passenger Wagon.
Hybrid and electric Fords include the Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE, Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, Ford Fusion Energi SE, and Ford Focus Electric. Ford also has a commercial vehicle line.
It’s not an easy thing to maintain a consistent level of success when you’re held to a certain standard of excellence. Yet, for more than 100 years now, Ford has made being the world’s foremost maker of trucks look easy despite its own expectations of excellence and the constantly raised bar of customer expectations.
Last July marked 100 years since the first Ford truck—the 1917 Ford Model TT—hit the market and became the standard-bearer for capability, versatility, and toughness. At just $600, the Ford Model TT became an overnight sensation and delivered sales of 209 trucks in its first year. By the time it was replaced by the Ford Model AA 11 years later, sales of the Ford Model TT totaled 1.3 million.
The high points and milestones for Ford trucks are many and varied over the past century, but there may be no more important moment than the launch of the F-Series in 1948.
“After the war, a lot of rural Americans moved to urban and suburban centers looking for work, and many took their Ford pickups with them,” said Bob Kreipke, Ford historian. “Ford saw this as an opportunity and began work on the next generation of trucks for 1948, what came to be known as F-Series Bonus Built trucks.”
The F-Series had not only withstood through 70 years, but it has prevailed—2017 marked the 41st consecutive year that it has ranked No. 1 among all trucks in the United States, proving that Ford’s truck legacy is as much about what’s yet to come as it is about what’s already transpired.
To see why today’s Ford F-Series trucks—including the 2018 Ford F-150 and Ford Super Duty—don’t raise the bar for truck capabilities as much as they represent the bar by which all other trucks are measured, stop in for a test drive at Transwest Ford.