2020 Ford Explorer Will Have Self-Sealing Tires

There are few things worse when driving then feeling the vibration of your steering wheel and the telltale “thunk, thunk, thunk” sound that indicate you have a flat tire – especially if you’re on a family road trip. The 2020 Ford Explorer is looking to help give you peace of mind in this regard.

For the new model year, this family-friendly SUV will come with self-sealing tires from Michelin.

These tires are made to stand up to nail and screw punctures with its self-sealing technology. The rubber can seal up to 90% of tread punctures that have a diameter of up to 0.25 inches. This self-sealing technology will “dramatically slow the rate at which air leaks,” allowing the loss of air pressure to slow to a Michelin-estimated 15 pounds per square inch per week.

While real-life results can vary, this technology will help reduce the stress of getting a flat, especially if you’re taking the 2020 Explorer on a road trip.

“Nothing derails a family vacation like a flat tire,” said Joseph Billman, Ford wheel and tire engineer. “Explorer is the ultimate road trip family hauler – and it’s the perfect fit for these new Michelin Selfseal tires.”

The Explorer will be the first SUV to use these special Michelin tires. They will come as the standard tires on the Platinum and Limited Hybrid four-wheel-drive models and as available equipment on the Limited two-wheel- and four-wheel-drive models. To learn more about them, contact us at Transwest Ford.

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3 Reasons You’ll Love the New 2019 Ford Edge

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.2019 Ford Edge

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.

*EPA estimated.

2018 Ford Expedition Safety Rating Makes it a Leader in Safety

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.”

2018 Ford Expedition Safety RatingThe 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.