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You’d expect the flagship of Ford SUVs to be top-rated in safety. And it is. The 2017 Expedition was awarded the highest overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).* Expedition comes with dual-stage front airbags and side-impact airbags, as well as three-point safety belts for all eight seating positions. Standard also is the Safety Canopy® System with three-row side-curtain airbags and rollover sensor. And Expedition features AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™) and Trailer Sway Control to help you avoid an accident in the first place.
The Shelby GT350® is engineered for adrenaline-pumping performance. Its 5.2L V8 with flat-plane crank kicks out 526 hp and 429 lb.-ft. of torque and is one of four Mustang engine choices – all designed to overwhelm the senses with pulse-raising torque and a legendary roar. So buckle in and put your hands on the wheel of a Mustang and you’ll feel one thing above everything else: pure exhilaration.
The all-new F-150 Raptor, building off the success of its predecessor, pushes the envelope more with performance gains and new technology offerings. With more power and torque, a first-in-class 10-speed transmission, a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body that saves 500 pounds over the previous model, unique BFGoodrich tires and improved Fox Racing shocks, the 2017 F-150 Raptor stands alone in the high-performance off-road truck segment.
The redesigned, reengineered 2017 Super Duty also vied for the overall award. Boasting 20 class-exclusive features and a host of best-in-class claims, including most towing capability, payload and torque, the all-new F-Series Super Duty is the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever.
If you’re traveling by car this holiday season, ensure your vehicle is in good running order for the trip by checking belts, hoses, air pressure, fluid levels and windshield wipers. Contact the state police agency or highway patrol regarding road closings or conditions.
It’s no secret that properly functioning vehicle lights, wipers and mirrors allow for better visibility while driving, yet these items are often forgotten or ignored when performing basic auto care.
Making sure that you can see and be seen on the road is essential to avoiding motor vehicle accidents, yet many motorists overlook simple maintenance steps that can improve driving visibility. For example, community car care events held throughout the country reveal that nearly one in three vehicles inspected had insufficient wiper fluid. This simple auto care service can make a world of difference on the road.
Following a few auto care visibility tips can be illuminating, helping to ensure the safety of you, your passengers and other vehicles around you.
Replace any exterior or interior lights that are dimming, rapidly blinking or non-functioning, and be sure headlights are correctly aimed.
Make sure that vehicle mirrors are clean and properly positioned.
Check windshield washer fluid level and when it gets low, replace it.
Replace wiper blades if they show cracking or if they chatter or streak when operating. Don’t forget to check the rear wiper blade.
When in doubt, turn your lights on to help you see and help other drivers see you. Some states have laws that require headlights to be on when windshield wipers are operating.
Don’t overdrive your headlights. Maintain a speed that will allow you to stop within the illuminated area, otherwise you create a blind crash zone in front of your vehicle.
An innovative personal transportation system designed to fit neatly into the trunk has made the short list in a Ford challenge to create last-mile mobility solutions – the final leg of a commute between parking a vehicle and destination arrival – for urban areas.
Carr-E – created by Kilian Vas, a Ford systems engineer based in Cologne, Germany – is among 633 proposals for personal mobility solutions submitted by Ford employees as part of the company’s Last Mile Mobility Challenge. The competition challenges employees to develop electric personal assistant devices to make transportation better in areas where vehicles are not permitted or practical – helping commuters reach their destination. Continue reading →