Ford F-150 nominated for Best Pickup Truck

The 2015 Ford F-150 was nominated for cars.com's truck of the year award this week.

The 2015 Ford F-150 was nominated for cars.com’s truck of the year award this week.

The 2015 Ford F-150 is nominated for cars.com Best Pickup Truck award.

The website has chosen this vehicle for its big redesign, new technology and use of high-strength aluminum. It will be competing against five other vehicles and the winner will be announced at the North American International Auto Show in January, 2015.

Cars.com says, “the big news about this redesign is that it is the first mass-produced pickup to use high strength aluminum for all the body panels and bed construction.”

With the new material there is a significant change in overall weight of the vehicle but it also drives and sounds different. A reduction in weight has allowed Ford to create an EcoBoost engine that has better fuel economy while still keeping towing and payload standards.

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Ford Transit Connect Wins Best Resale Value Award

The 2015 Ford Transit Connect has been award the Best Resale Value Award.

The 2015 Ford Transit Connect has been award the Best Resale Value Award.

The Ford Transit Connect has won ALG’s Best Resale Value Award in the Midsized Commercial Van segment. Judging all the vehicles built to get the job done, ALG says the Ford Transit Connect will be worth the most when it’s time to trade it in.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Named Best Back to School SUV

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The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was named the best back to school SUV by KBB.com

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has been named the Best Back to School SUV by Kelley Blue Book for the 2014-2015 School Year.

The Outlander Sport is won’t break the budget in the middle of paying for back to school activities, and with high MPGS, positive consumer reviews, a reputation for safety and a great warranty, the kids will be the talk the of class when you drop them off in one of these stylish SUVs.

The Outlander Sport was KBB.com’s highest scoring SUV and the only SUV to crack the top ten list industry-wide.

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Quicklane of Perry Township wins Reader’s Choice Award

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Quicklane of Perry Township is the best service center in Northeast Ohio, according to the reader’s of the Canton Repository.

Quicklane of Perry Township on Lincoln Way was selected as the Best Oil Change, Best Brake Service and Best Repair Facility in the annual awards selected by the Stark and Summit County readers of the Canton Repository.

The newly renovated Quicklane of Perry Township  features 8 new service bays, including some devoted to heavy duty trucks.

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Waikem Wins Repository Reader’s Choice Awards

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Readers of the Canton Repository chose the Waikem Auto Family as the best Automotive Service Department and the area’s Best Employer.

The Waikem Auto Family Service Departments pride themselves in having the area’s best service. We do all repairs, big or small at our seven new car franchises — Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Kia, Honda, Subaru, Ford and Nissan. But we will service all makes and models at any Lincoln Way Auto Mile Service Department.

Our service departments use the latest technology. We recently completed major renovations at the both the Ford/Nissan and Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Kia service departments. The new service lane at Ford/Nissan features a large, convenient customer welcome area, expanded waiting room, secure overnight drop box, expanded hours on Monday and Thursday, and museum quality vintage automobile memorabilia.

The Waikem Body Shop was also named the Best Body Shop in the Reader’s Choice Awards.

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Three Fords Take Home Science Awards

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The Ford C-Max Energi, Taurus, and Flex have all earned awards from the Automotive Science Group (ASG).

Ford is a global leader when it comes to protecting the environment and the people who buy their cars. The ASG awards are just more proof of this.

The Automotive Science Group created the Automotive Performance Index to help consumers better assess value in the automotive marketplace. The Index incorporates social, environmental and economic performance analysis to introduce new performance measures that better differentiate market leaders from mainstream competitors.

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Review: 2013 Hyundai Elantra

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra continues the great tradition established by Hyundai over the course of the last decade. The Elantra picks up from the 2012 model, which was named North American Car of the Year. That’s just one of many awards the Elantra has won. Overall, few cars have as many great standard features as the Elantra.

Again, the Elantra comes relatively unchanged in 2013. The 2012 design was considered the North American Car of the Year. So what makes the Elantra so great? When you see it for yourself, you’ll note that this is such a gorgeous vehicle. Hyundai puts great effort into modern design, highlighted by long, swooping headlights and  long, flowing lines that stretch across the side.

Everything inside is also high quality, from the cloth or leather seats, steering wheel design and the design of the center console.

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Review: 2013 Ford Focus

The 2013 Ford Focus builds off the very popular redesign in 2012. You see a lot of these models on the road today. With their great fuel economy, wide range of features and the unmistakable styling, it only takes one test drive to see why all your friends are coming back to Ford.

When you talk about the Focus, you have to talk about its fuel economy. The Focus gets up to 37 MPG on the highway! At a time when gas prices are well above the $3 mark and sometimes approach that $4 mark, you’ll need a car like this 2013 Ford Focus. Ford is helping you stay away from the gas pump.

Next of course is that distinctive Ford Focus styling. Jaws dropped when the Ford Focus was introduced last year, and that unmistakable front grille, quality down the sides and rear of the Focus returns this year. That design was such a hit that Ford has carried it over to other popular redesigns, including the Ford Escape and Ford Fusion.

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Ford Fusion, Escape Post All-Time March Sale Records

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The 2013 Ford Fusion had a record setting sales month

The 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Ford Escape posted all-time monthly sales record in March 2013. The 2013 Ford F-150 and 2013 Ford Explorer are posting their best sales months in a  long time.

The Fusion, redesigned in 2013, is obviously attracting customer’s eyes. The Fusion posted its best -ever sales month — selling more than 30,000 units nationally in the month of March and more than 80,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2013.

“Customers are buying our all-new Fusion and Escape in record numbers, and we are working harder than ever to keep pace with demand for these fuel-efficient vehicles,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.

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