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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2015 Ford Explorer Won Best Value Award

The 2015 Ford Explorer won the best value award from Kiplinger personal finance. Kiplinger looks at not only the price but also the resale value and overall quality to help you find the all around best value car. The 2015 Ford Explorer was chosen because of its high resale value and available features that you can get at a low cost.

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2015 Ford Fusion Won Best Value

The 2015 Ford Fusion won the best value award from Kiplinger personal finance. Kiplinger looks at not only the price but also the resale value and overall quality to help you find the all around best value car. The 2015 Ford Fusion was chosen because of its high resale value and available features that you can get at a low cost.

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Ford’s Smart Mobility Map

The Ford’s smart mobility map is a plan that Ford is using to use innovation and cutting edge technology to take the company to the next level in terms of connectivity, mobility,  autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data. We have seen tremendous innovation already here at George Waikem Ford and we are very excited to see what Ford has in store! It is sure to be ground breaking!

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George Waikem Ford Donates to Massillon Relay for Life

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George Waikem Ford helped the Massillon Relay for Life raise more than $1,600 for cancer research.

We held a special picnic at the Ford store Saturday, grilling hot dogs, selling raffle baskets and teaching customers and associates the importance of cancer research and raising awareness.

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Ford Trucks Earn KBB Brand Image Award

The Ford F-150 has again been named Kelley Blue Book's Most Trusted Truck.

The Ford F-150 has again been named Kelley Blue Book’s Most Trusted Truck.

The Ford Motor Co. won best overall truck brand from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com brand image awards. KBB uses search data and brand characteristics that are embraced by the market.

Ford trucks has won five of the six KBB Brand Image Awards. Ford credits the F-150, Super Duty F-250 and F-350 for helping them win the award again.

With the redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 hitting the lot later this year, we think Ford will be right back on top of this list again next year.

Learn more about the Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards.

Learn more about the Ford truck lineup

George Waikem Ford in Massillon, Ohio has a great selection of these Ford trucks available today. See why Stark County’s truck leader is the industry leader.

Ford Among the Most Ethical Companies

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The Ford Motor Co. is among the most ethical companies in the world.

That’s according to the Ethisphere Institute, who recognized Ford in its annual “World’s Most Ethical Companies,” awards this week. Ford was the only automotive manufacturer on the list, and one of only three companies in the automotive industry to be recognized. This the fifth consecutive year Ford has been honored with this recognition.

Ford is among 144 companies selected from thousands around the world. It is the only automaker to receive the honor for 2014, and one of just a few companies to earn the recognition five times. Ford was selected for its corporate responsibility efforts, governance and business practices.

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AutoWeek Leaks the 2015 Ford Mustang

AutoWeek's Dec. 9 Edition featuring the 2015 Ford Mustang has leaked online.

AutoWeek’s Dec. 9 Edition featuring the 2015 Ford Mustang has leaked online.

The 2015 Ford Mustang is definitely  the most popular and highly anticipated car to come out next year. After multiple leaks, spy shots and other photos that have enthusiasts going gaga, we may finally have our first true photos of the new Mustang.

SVTPerformance has leaked the Dec. 9 issue of Autoweek Magazine, which has the 2015 Ford Mustang on the cover and inside the feature section.

As reported on AutoBlog, the new updated thin headlines and hexagon grille resemble that from other leaks. But for the first time, we see the all new rear end of the 2015 Ford Mustang. This new Mustang features new ridged 3-bar taillights, a rear diffuser and the Pony logo itself stands up much better. The interior also debuts in the Dec. 9 edition of AutoWeek. You’ll notice the retro deep steering wheel, and dual gauge instrument cluster. You’ll also notice that Ford has the latest version of MyFord Touch and a center stack layout.

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Review: 2013 Ford C-Max The New King of the Hybrids

It’s been too long since a legit competitor has emerged in the hybrid market. That’s not the case anymore thanks to the new 2013 Ford C-MAX

The 2013 Ford C-Max is brand new Hybrid model from Ford. Finally we have a competitor that tops the Toyota Prius. The C-Max is the most stylish Hybrid on the market, and as special features go, you’ll get them all when you choose the C-Max.

The best feature? Up to 47 mpgs.

As we said, the Ford C-Max is a brand new five passenger vehicle from Ford.  The Hybrid C-Max comes in two available trims, SE and SEL. The SEL has all the special features of the top of line luxury vehicle.

QUIET RIDE

In our test drive of the 2013 Ford C-Max, we were hooked. When you turn the key, the C-Max even sounds like an electric vehicle. There is no sound when get it started, but a message pops up saying “Ready to Drive.”

Put it in drive and it still doesn’t make a sound. The Ford C-Max is a smooth riding vehicle. The C-Max has  a 2.0L I-4 Atkinson engine with an electric motor to generate a projected 188 total system horsepower, delivering the responsive power you want when you need it. The motor is  teamed with an advanced high-voltage lithium-ion battery

A new electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) built and engineered by Ford helps the C-Max get up  to 47 MPG!

The regenerative braking system helps the MPG and once you get to use to it, you’ll love the C-Max.

Did we mention how quiet it was? We had the C-Max in park to take some pictures, and it was honestly so quiet that we forgot the engine was on.

STYLE

The C-Max finally proves that  a Hybrid model can be stylish. Ford took cues from its most popular models – Focus, Fusion and Escape, to style the C-Max with thin, swooping headlights and a trapezoid styled grille. You also get 17-inched machined alloy wheels, the same as some sports car.

The inside is also very stylish with available leather seats, and the touch screen dash similar to Ford’s other models.

FEATURES

The C-Max has available features that rival even the best luxury model. We tested the top of the line SEL trim, and you get all when you choose the C-Max.

Our C-Max had heated power leather seats, a sunroof that stretched from front to back, backup camera, satellite radio, leather steering wheel, and push button ignition. Push button ignition makes the key a thing of the past, just push the button and the C-Max quietly starts.

All come with the Ford MyTouch system.

All C-Max models feature Next-Generation SmartGauge with EcoGuide. The dual-LCD next-generation SmartGauge with EcoGuide is an innovative cluster that provides real-time information to help you get the most efficiency from your C-MAX Hybrid or C-MAX Energi. Efficiency Coach screens such as Brake Coach help you maximize your vehicle’s efficiency. Screens include Inform, Enlighten, Engage or Empower, and explain your options within each. Five-way steering wheel-mounted controls make it all easy. The gauge can indicate instant fuel economy, fuel economy history, odometer, engine coolant temperature, plus trip data including fuel economy, time-elapsed fuel economy and miles to empty. Watch the display grow leaves when you drive efficiently. Or watch them fade when you don’t. This green motivator works in any of the four display modes. You may also access your MyFord Touch® screens using the next-generation SmartGauge.

Another great new feature is an innovated storage system in the back seat under the second row. You can now store and locks smaller features in that compartment and save room in the glove box.

The C-Max comes in 8 exterior colors

 

 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

Edmunds

“The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is an interesting alternative to compact crossovers, wagons, minivans and hybrids. Its fuel economy and refined driving manners make it especially appealing.”

Their pros include: Superb gas mileage; stylish and well-made interior; refined ride; responsive handling; quick acceleration; abundant features list; elevated driving position.

Car and Driver

“Our first dry run reinforced the notion that, much like its platform-mate, the C-Max can be fun to drive. It proved powerful enough to do 0 to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds, which only seems slow until you commit the same crime in one of  the Toyotas.”

Autoblog:

“The new 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is very good – better than the Prius V in many ways – and buyers will recognize that if they’re truly shopping. Its cabin is comfortable and roomy, and the five-passenger configuration offers plenty of utility. The 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain is seamless in operation and delivers very impressive fuel economy in all driving cycles. Most important, the system develops sufficient power to make driving mildly engaging and enjoyable – that’s a sentiment we don’t often feel while behind the wheel of a Prius.”

We feel the same as the reviewers – the Ford C-Max beats the Toyota Prius. We love this vehicle and really think the other Hybrids have been dethroned. When you are ready to test one for yourself, call 330-478-0281.

2013 Ford Escape named Popular Mechanics Car of the Year

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The 2013 Ford Escape was recently named “2013 Car of the Year” by Popular Mechanics.

The redesigned 2013 Ford Escape has been talked about for more than a year now, and it’s starting to take home awards.

Popular Mechanics magazine recently named the 2013 Escape its first ever car of the year.

The Escape hit the showroom this summer, and it has been picking up rave review ever since.

Popular Mechanics gives it high marks for being roomy, fun and practical.

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