6 Smart Safety Features You Will Find In the 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Ford Explorer | Lake Shore FordThe 2019 Ford Explorer is a three-row SUV known for its reliability and ingenuity. Ford has included numerous technologically advanced safety and security features for the 2019 Explorer. Check out the up-to-date safety features of the Explorer, and you’ll be ready for a test drive.

  1. Roll Control

The 2019 Explorer comes equipped with Standard AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, which uses a couple of sensors to monitor the roll rates of the vehicle. This enables the driver to maintain control whenever the vehicle detects any threats to its stability, regardless of road conditions. Additionally, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control includes a curve control feature, which will help the vehicle decelerate when it senses the vehicle is traveling too fast around a curve.

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6 Best Value Used Family Fords of Recent Years

2019 Ford Explorer | Lake Shore FordFord has been around longer than most dealers, and thanks to the versatility and utility of its vehicles, it continues to be a brand that families can trust. With modern technology and safety features, Ford continues to manufacture family-friendly vehicles year after year. Check out these Ford models that are available today at Lake Shore Ford.

  1. Ford Edge

The 2019 Ford Edge is a family-approved, durable SUV without all the bulkiness of larger SUVs. Even so, the Edge is more than capable of transporting your family and all necessary gear on any trip. The Edge is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Ford Edge features all-wheel drive, a blind spot information system, a trailer tow package with trailer sway control, exterior rear parking camera, and rear parking sensors.

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Which Ford F-150 Trim Suits Your Business?

Ford F-150 hauling a boat | Lake Shore FordWhen you are looking for a truck for your business, the Ford F-150 is the first vehicle you should look at. However, the truck has many configurations, so you need to think about which variant will best suit your needs.

Cab and Bed

The F-150 is available in three cab sizes: Regular, which seats up to three people; the extended SuperCab, which seats six; and the SuperCrew, which seats six.

There are also three-bed lengths, depending on the cab size. Regular and SuperCab models offer a standard bed of 6.5 feet or an upgraded 8-foot bed, while the SuperCrew is available with the standard bed or a 5.5-foot bed.

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Adventure Lover? Which Ford SUV is for You: Edge or Escape

2019 Ford Escape | Lake Shore FordWhen you are looking for adventure in the big outdoors, Ford’s dynamic SUVs are the perfect means of getting there. They are also great around the city and for comfortable highway cruising. But when it comes to choosing between the 2018 Ford Edge and 2018 Ford Escape, which is the best for adventure lovers?

Performance Features

The SE, SEL, and Titanium trims in the Edge have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. With the SEL and Titanium, you also have the option of a 3.5-liter V-6 producing 280 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. Sport models are equipped with a 2.7-liter V-6 turbo which gives you 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, which can get you from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds, a match for many sports cars. Four-wheel drive is standard on the Edge Sport and optional on other models.

Three engines are also available for the Escape. S trim models have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder power unit producing 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Stepping up to the SE or SEL gets you a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo making 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. In Titanium trim, you are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo giving you 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Four-wheel drive is available on all but the S trim.

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2018 Ford F-150 Lariat vs. King Ranch: Which Trim Should You Choose?

2018 Ford F-150 Chesterton, Indiana | Lake Shore FordFord’s new F-150 is taking the world by storm and giving Ford lovers a reason to celebrate. The F-150 is more than just a truck, it’s a vehicle that can take you from work to play and is the perfect vehicle for commuting or family vacations. Knowing that the F-150 can be the perfect car for your family only leaves one question: do you choose the Lariat or King Ranch trim level?

Lariat

The Lariat trim level is powered by a 3.7 Liter Ecoboost V6 engine paired with an electronic 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with Eco Select, Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, and Sport modes. Towing is easy with the Lariat’s two-speed automatic four-wheel drive system with neutral towing capability, hill descent control, trailer brake controller, and electronic rear locking differential.

The exterior of the vehicle comes equipped with standard 18″ machined aluminum wheels with all-season tires, though you can upgrade up to 20-inch tires in either all-season or all-terrain. Daytime running lights, halogen headlights, and LED tailgate lights to illuminate your drive. You can choose from such exterior upgrades as box side steps, remote tailgate release, and chrome grill and accents.

The interior of the Lariat is filled with numerous extras both standard and optional that Ford lovers look forward to. The cab is equipped with Sync 3 entertainment technology that allows you to sync your phone with your system and stay connected to your phone and navigation apps. You also have the option of turning your system into a Wi-Fi hotspot and adding FordPass. You can also add a heated steering wheel and a suite of passive safety systems.

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Looking Ahead to Ford Plans for the Focus-Based Unibody Pickup for 2022

Ford Bronco coming 2020 | Lake Shore FordAs one of the most popular auto manufacturers in the world, Ford offers a wide range of top-notch vehicles. In the near future, though, Ford plans to focus its efforts on producing trucks and SUVs. It has even decided to bring back classic models such as the Ranger and the Bronco.

One of the biggest rumors surrounding Ford is that the company plans to release a compact unibody pickup truck within the next few years. Learn a little more about Ford’s plans for a unibody pickup, and find out when this planned vehicle will hit the market.

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Ford Mustang: Best-Seller for Over 54 Years

2019 Ford Mustang Chesterton, IN | Lake Shore FordWhen it comes to two-door sports cars, the Ford Mustang has been the leader of the pack for 54 years and is still going strong. One of Ford’s best-sellers for five decades running, the Mustang is a vehicle that consumers can’t seem to get enough of, and this classic vehicle is back and better than ever for the 2019 model year. Learn about the interesting history of the Ford Mustang, and find out what the latest version of this sports car has in store for drivers across the world.

History of the Mustang

Ford’s goal when it first manufactured the Mustang was to create an affordable two-door sports car. Considering the continued popularity of this vehicle, it’s safe to say the company more than achieved this goal. The Mustang made its first public appearance at the 1964 World’s Fair, and it was offered in showrooms across the country on the exact same day.

Over its 54-year history, the Mustang has gone through a variety of changes. Ford has released several special editions of this vehicle, including the Mach1 Mustang and the Shelby Mustang. What has never changed is the outstanding performance and world-class features offered by this vehicle. The Mustang has been the most popular sports car in the world for over five decades, and there’s no question this vehicle will remain popular for many years to come.

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5 Noteworthy Features of the 2019 Ford Edge

2019 Ford Edge | Lake Shore FordSince the car’s debut back in 2006, the Ford Edge has proven to be one of the most capable SUVs available on the market. For the 2019 model year, things have been turned up another notch thanks to new technologies and even better specifications. The Edge has never been better! If you’ve been eyeing up this vehicle but have had some hesitations, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve listed five noteworthy features of the 2019 Ford Edge that we think you’re going to love. Check them out below.

Powerful Performance

Many of Ford’s vehicles offer plenty of performance, and the 2019 Edge is no exception. Under its hood sits a 2.7-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine with 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a finely-tuned eight-speed transmission, sport-tuned suspensions, and all-wheel-drive, the 2019 Edge will prove to be one of best cars you’ve ever driven by far. It’s a sure crowd pleaser.

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5 Fuel-Efficient Fords That Help You Save at the Pump

2018 Ford Fiesta Hatchback | Lake Shore FordIn today’s roller-coaster economy, every dollar saved is a dollar earned. One large drain on your budget is fueling up the car. Thankfully, Ford engineers some of the most fuel efficient cars on the planet, above and beyond its lineup of hybrids and all-electric (EV) vehicles. Read on to discover five fuel efficient Fords that will help you save big bucks at the pump.

  1. Fiesta Hatchback

The subcompact 2018 Fiesta has the nimble handling of a sports sedan and is a delight to drive. Every trim level offers a well-appointed interior, and the ST model delivers unexpectedly quick acceleration.

The Fiesta is loaded with Ford’s improved Sync 3 infotainment system and a standard rearview camera. With the smallest, stock engine, you’ll get 120 horsepower for an eco-friendly 27 mpg city and 35 on the highway. This model starts at just $22,215.

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Are All-Electric Ford Trucks Possible?

2018 Ford F150 driving up hill through a forested area | Lake Shore FordFord is an iconic truck brand popular for its powerful engines. However, as the company shifts towards making more sustainable trucks, questions arise regarding the future of Ford and the vehicles that it makes. Are all-electric Ford trucks possible?

Betting on its Best Brands     

In the recent years, Ford has been continuously betting on its best brands of trucks, to the point of almost phasing out passenger cars in its strategy. F-series Fords have long been one of the best-sellers in their class, with sales revenue reported to be higher than many Fortune 500 icons. The F-series brings about $41 billion in revenue and accounts for a vast majority of the company’s profits. It is reported that about 2,500 F-150s are being sold in the United States every day. Thus, it is not surprising if these models have been receiving the spotlight for potential hybrid versions. Ford is capitalizing on the market already in place for its best-selling trucks in its venture into hybrids and plug-ins.

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