2015 Ford F-150 Earns Green Truck Award

The 2015 Ford F-150 has won AAA's Greenest Truck Award

The 2015 Ford F-150 has won AAA’s Greenest Truck Award

The 2015 Ford F-150 has earned the greenest truck award from AAA. The Automotive Advocate honored the all-new truck thanks to its high MPG, innovative engine and innovative technology that reduces its carbon footprint.

Specifically, AAA choose the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat model equipped with a 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine and standard automatic stop/start technology. In that configuration, the Ford F-150 gets an EPA estimated 26 MPG highway, 22 MPG combined city/highway. Auto Start-Stop technology is an innovative way to conserve fuel by shutting down the vehicle when it’s not in motion and then quickly turning back on the engine, so you’re not wasting gas and hurt the environment while you’re in park.

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Waikem Associates Support Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

Parts Department Associate Adam Longwell again hosted the Kendall's Krew luncheon in support of his daughter Kendall who has Cystic Fibrosis.

Parts Department Associate Adam Longwell again hosted the Kendall’s Krew luncheon in support of his daughter Kendall who has Cystic Fibrosis.

The Waikem Auto Family Associates showed support for a fellow co-worker again this year.

Thursday was our annual luncheon for Great Strides, the biggest CF fundraiser of the year. Adam Longwell is an associate in our parts department whose daughter Kendall has Cystic Fibrosis. So every year we come together to raise money for Kendall’s Krew.

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New Ford F-150 Gets Top Safety Score

The 2015 Ford F-150 has earned a perfect score in the government's crash test ratings.

The 2015 Ford F-150 has earned a perfect score in the government’s crash test ratings.

The aluminum body 2015 Ford F-150 received a top five-star safety score from the government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is significant for a number of reasons. First, Ford redesigned and rebuilt the F-150 from the ground up, highlighted by a new aluminum body. The aluminum body was a risk worth taking for Ford, because the new aluminum beats out the old style in every single safety crash.

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Ford Wins KBB Best Overall Truck Brand

The Ford Motor Co. was named the best overall truck brand for 2015 by Kelley Blue Book.

The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 was of course the major reason for this year’s award. The F-150 was completely redesigned inside and out, highlighted by its new all-aluminum body. High strength aluminum steel helps the F-150 shed weight and increase fuel economy and towing capacity.

Under the hood, the Ford F-150 also features a new 2.7 liter V-6 twin turbocharged engine that further increases fuel economy. The F-150 also features brand-new innovative technology like a 360-degree view camera, and towing assistance that makes connecting your boat or trailer easier than ever.

It’s more than just the Ford F-150 that has contributed to Ford’s big win in this category. The Ford 2-50 and F-350 work trucks were ranked best in class KBB, helping the brand take home the gold.

Kelley Blue Book uses its Market Intelligence Brand Watch study in coming up with these results. They look at what brands customers are most familiar with and they also look at the reviews on their website.

 

 

2015 Ford Escape Among Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure

2015 Ford Escape

The new 2015 Ford Escape is among the top ten least expensive vehicles to insure.

The 2015 Ford Escape is the tenth least expensive vehicle to insure. That’s according to insure.com, who released its annual list this month. Crunching all the numbers, the experts find that the Escape will save you money every month.

Specifically, insure.com named the Ford Escape S 2WD model as number ten overall, eith a  $1,190 average premium. Insure.com calculates the average insurance rates of the six largest carriers — Allstate, Farmer, Geico, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm.

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Ford Edge Among Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure

The 2015 Ford Edge, seen here at the Cleveland Auto Show, is among the least expensive vehicles to insure.

The 2015 Ford Edge, seen here at the Cleveland Auto Show, is among the least expensive vehicles to insure.

The Ford Edge is one of the least expensive cars to insure. That’s according to Insure.com, who released its annual list this month. Taking the average rates of the six largest carriers — Allstate, Farmers, Geico, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm, the Edge was the eighth cheapest car to insure among all vehicles.

Specifically, Insure.com used the Ford Edge SE 2WD model, which cost on average $1,176 to insure. To go even more specific, the Canton-Akron-Cleveland Area was the second least expensive area in the country to insure a vehicle, 31 percent less than the national average.

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Ford Expands in Cleveland

The 2.0 Liter EcoBoost is bringing improving the local economy and bringing jobs to Northeast Ohio.

The 2.0 Liter EcoBoost is bringing improving the local economy and bringing jobs to Northeast Ohio.

The Ford Motor Co. has expanded its Cleveland Engine Plant with the production of two all-new EcoBoost engines in Northeast Ohio. This means more jobs and more money flowing into the area thanks to Ford.

Ford announced the production of the all-new twin-scroll 2.0 liter and 2.3 liter EcoBoost engines during a press conference Friday during the 2015 Cleveland Auto Show.

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2015 Ford F-150 Best Family Vehicle

The 2015 Ford F-150 has been named one of the 15 best family vehicles according to KBB. Despite its rugged exterior and work truck capabilities, it is the perfect vehicle for road trips and weekend activities with your whole family.

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Mitsubishi Brand Shines in JD Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study

Great models like the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage has pushed the brand up in vehicle dependability.

Great models like the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage has pushed the brand up in vehicle dependability.

The Mitsubishi brand stood out in this year’s J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. As a whole, the brand exceeded the industry’s average for customer satisfaction and leaped ten spots overall in this year’s rankings.

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study examines problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of 2012 or new vehicles. Scores are determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles. The lower the score the better.

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2015 Ford Mustang Earns Top Safety Rating

The 2015 Ford Mustang earned a perfect crash test score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2015 Ford Mustang earned a perfect crash test score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2015 Ford Mustang has earned the top safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The sports car received a five out of five in every government crash tests.

Overall, the Mustang received a perfect 5 star overall rating.

  • In the frontal crash ratings, the Mustang earned a perfect five out five
  • In side crash test, the Mustang earned five out of five
  • In Rollover crash tests, the Mustang earned five out of five

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