Finding the right ride for a dad is no easy feat. It needs to be capable, useful, easy on the eyes, and fun to drive. And according to trusted automotive resource Kelley Blue Book, the Ford Bronco Sport is the coolest car for dads.
In KBB’s list of the top cars and SUVs with a fair purchase price under $30,000, the Bronco was ranked at the very top. “Let’s say your dad is rugged but doesn’t need a hard-core off-roader,” says KBB editor Matt DeLorenzo. “The Ford Bronco Sport has the personality of the new Bronco but is a more practical and road-friendly four-door SUV.”
DeLorenzo went on to praise off-road capabilities that make the Bronco Sport a good pick for dads who like to spend time outdoors, whether camping or fishing. Designed for adventure and offered at a variety of trim levels to suit different lifestyles, the Bronco Sport is a rugged, family-friendly ride that dads will certainly find more enjoyable than a minivan.
But more than just capable off the road, the Bronco Sport is also full of convenient technologies and well-designed interior features that make every ride enjoyable for the kids too, not just for dad. Make sure to visit Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, Indiana, for a better look at the coolest car for dads.
In 2020, Ford teamed up with State Farm to pilot a program that allowed the insurance juggernaut to access driving statistics using the all-new Vehicle Build Data product. This data allowed State Farm to analyze the ways Ford’s state-of-the-art safety technologies lessen how often people file insurance claims.
Per Tim Meek, Ford Digital Insurance Manager, the automaker is “using data to help our customers get the most out of their Ford, at a lower total cost of ownership.” After just a short pilot program, State Farm was able to offer customers that owned certain Ford vehicle with specific safety features as much as 20 percent off their insurance premiums. Better still, customers with Ford vehicles dating back to 2010 are expected to reap benefits as the program continues.
Jordan Ford has a wide selection of brand-new and pre-owned Ford vehicles that come equipped with safety features that are eligible for discounts under this program, so schedule your test drive today.
Compared to five years ago, electric vehicles are much more widely available in the U.S. But EVs can still be costly, which is off-putting to many car buyers. If you are looking for an affordable EV, Ford has you covered. The sporty 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E was recently named to U.S. News’ list of Cheapest EVs in 2021.
To be included on the list, vehicles had to have an MSRP of less than $50,000, which is true for the Mustang Mach-E. For that affordable price, you get standard rear-wheel drive, 266 horsepower, and a super-efficient 230 miles of all-electric range.* All-wheel drive is also available for a higher price, as is an EPA-estimated driving range of 305 miles.* In that configuration, the Mustang Mach-E delivers up to 480 horsepower.
In addition to being an affordable option for drivers looking to make the switch to electric, the Mustang Mach-E was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, with “Superior” ratings for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian collision avoidance.
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is a fantastic option for anyone looking for an electric vehicle that looks fierce and offers powerful, athletic handling and a comfortable, safe ride. Interested in learning more about the Mustang Mach-E? Contact Jordan Ford to see how you can place an order for a Mustang EV of your very own.
*Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.
Ford’s futuristic new BlueCruise hands-free driving technology is almost here. Later this year, selected 2021 F-150 and Mustang Mach-E models will get this next-generation system via a SYNC® 4 over-the-air software update.
With BlueCruise, you can drive on more than 100,000 miles of divided highway across North America without touching the steering wheel. Ford did extensive testing on these roads to ensure that the system works safely and effectively — even in bad weather and heavy traffic.
When you’re driving on an eligible highway — known as a Hands-Free Blue Zone — a blue light will activate to notify you. To make sure you’re keeping your eyes on the road, a camera monitors the driver’s seat and warns you if your attention wanders.
BlueCruise is available for F-150 and Mustang Mach-E models that have the Ford Co-Pilot360™ Active 2.0 Prep Package. On top of the necessary built-in tech, BlueCruise software costs $600 on eligible F-150 models. It’s included as standard on Mustang Mach-E First Edition, Premium, and California Route 1 trims.
Ford says BlueCruise will also be available on other vehicles in the near future. To learn how you can purchase an F-150 or Mustang Mach-E with this visionary new technology, contact us here at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Now that Ford has introduced the stunning all-electric F-150 Lightning, pickup trucks will never be the same again. Read on for just a sampling of the greatness you can expect from the F-150 Lightning when it arrives at dealerships next spring.
For starters, you’ll get standard 4×4 and 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque from dual electric motors. F-150 Lightning max towing is estimated at 10,000 pounds, or you can haul up to 2,000 pounds.
Two F-150 Lightning battery options give you an estimated standard range of 230 or an extended range of 300 miles, and you’ll be able to charge up from 15 percent to 80 percent in just 41 minutes. Power My Trip and Intelligent Range tech helps you get the most out of each charge.
The F-150 Lightning is so capable, it can even power your home. Available Ford Intelligent Backup Power works with your home charging station, providing 9.6 kilowatts to run appliances, keep the lights on, and more. You’ll also get Pro Power Onboard, which delivers up to 9.6 kilowatts of on-the-go electricity for the worksite, campsite, and more.
Other incredible F-150 Lightning features include available BlueCruise hands-free driving tech, Onboard Scales to automatically weigh your payloads, a huge 15-inch touch screen with SYNC 4A infotainment, and a 14.1-cubic-foot frunk (since there’s no engine up front).
Here at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, Indiana, we’ll have more to share about this thrilling new all-electric truck in the months to come. In the meantime, contact us to learn how you can reserve a spot in line and be one of the first to own the F-150 Lightning when it goes on sale.
The all-new Bronco Sport and Ford F-Series are favorites on the road, and Ford’s Q1 2021 sales prove just how much people love them. With retail numbers that exceeded Ford’s 2019 and 2020 sales levels, the automaker’s recent successful first quarter can be partly attributed to the undeniable impact that the F-Series has left on the industry over the last few decades, as well as the breakout success of the brand-new Bronco Sport.
With Ford trucks and SUVs flying off of lots all over Mishawaka, IN, it’s not hard to see why the F-Series and Bronco Sport have gained a lot of attention and love. In the first quarter, Ford sold 203,797 trucks between the F-150, F-250, and other pickups in the F-Series family, marking a 24.5 percent increase at retail. It also shipped 23,356 all-new Bronco Sport SUVs.
Another reason Ford enjoyed such a successful quarter was — and will likely remain to be — its rock-solid and mostly new EV lineup. Ford’s electrified vehicle sales skyrocketed by 74 percent compared to a year ago thanks to new additions like the all-new Mustang Mach-E and the F-150’s new PowerBoost™ Hybrid engine. In Q1 2021, Ford’s expanded electric portfolio resulted in 25,980 vehicles sold, with 6,614 Mustang Mach-E SUVs and 7,176 F-150 models equipped with PowerBoost™ Hybrid powertrains.
Overall, in the first three months of 2021, Ford sold 495,924 vehicles, which is a 1.1 percent increase from 2020. If you’re still not sure why these vehicles are creating a fervor beyond belief, experience them in person at Jordan Ford, right here in beautiful Mishawaka, Indiana.
A recent move by Ford demonstrates just how much the company cares about all drivers — even ones that prefer other brands. In March, Ford announced it was expanding the Ford Telematics capabilities to vehicles from all automakers. By sharing this all-in-one fleet management technology with the entire industry, Ford is committed to supporting businesses and creating a better driving experience.
Ford Telematics helps maintain uptime by providing opportunities for improvement and promotes good driving habits and improved efficiency by scoring drivers as it tracks their driving behavior. This ultimately helps increase productivity across the fleet by giving managers the information they need to provide coaching.
For non-Ford vehicles, fleet operators simply have to use a plug-in device to enjoy full functionality at no additional cost. The Ford Telematics dashboard will provide information about both non-Ford and Ford commercial vehicles, creating a seamless management tool.
Ford also announced that the new Ford Telematics Essentials, a complimentary version of Ford Telematics, will soon be available. Essentials will expand Ford’s presence into the commercial vehicle market by providing free fleet management tools like insights into vehicle odometers, diagnostics codes, and open recalls. Operators can also use the platform to easily schedule maintenance appointments.
The Ford off-road truck lineup just got even more impressive with the introduction of the 2021 Ford Shelby F-250 Super Baja — its biggest, baddest all-terrain pickup yet.
If the Ranger Tremor, F-150 Tremor, or F-150 Raptor just aren’t enough to satisfy your thirst for beastly performance, the F-250 Super Baja has you covered with incredible capabilities, intimidating style that stands out on the street and the trail, and deluxe features to make you feel right at home behind the wheel.
To create the smooth-driving, high-riding Super Baja, Shelby American outfitted an F-250 Super Duty with a specially tuned FOX Performance off-road suspension system that includes a built-in BDS lift, adjustable shocks, and more. The Super Baja sits on 37-inch BFG KM3 tires and 18-inch alloy wheels. A Ram Air Hood, 50-inch LED light bar, Shelby stripes, and a painted grille give the truck a super-sporty look.
Under the hood, the Ford Shelby F-250 Super Baja boasts a 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbodiesel that delivers a massive 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque, plus towing capabilities that top its class. Inside the cabin, you’ll find custom carbon-fiber decor, Shelby Snake-embroidered leather seats, and stainless steel gauges.
The F-250 Super Baja is only available in a limited quantity, so don’t wait — give us a call at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, Indiana, to find out more about how you can experience this monstrous masterpiece for yourself.
Spring weather in Mishawaka can get a bit wet — but don’t let that put a damper on your seasonal adventures with your Ford vehicle. Here are some helpful pointers for driving safely in the rain this spring.
Ditch cruise control
If your Ford has cruise control, it’s best to avoid using it when it’s raining. That’s because when you turn it on, this mode prevents you from being able to ease off the accelerator — a driving technique that’s essential for maintaining traction on slick roads.
Go slow and give space
Plan for longer travel times when the weather is wet so you can travel as slowly as you need to stay in control. You’ll also want to give extra room to other cars on the road to ensure that you have sufficient time to bring your vehicle to a halt even in the rainiest of conditions.
Steer clear of flood zones
Familiarize yourself with the flood zones in your area. If your commute includes roads that are prone to flooding, figure out a detour that you could take.
Know how to respond to a skid
Educate yourself on how to properly handle a skid if your Ford does happen to hydroplane on a wet spring day. First, refrain from harsh braking. You’ll also want to continue steering the vehicle in the direction you want to go to help regain control.
Whether you’re running late for work or you’re slow getting out the door for a road trip, there are some ways to get on the road faster in winter. Here are some tips to de-ice your windshield quickly so you can get to where you need to more rapidly.
Use Magic: Alright, it isn’t magic, but this combination of your car’s existing defrost settings works so well you’ll think it is. Simply turn your heater on all the way, ensure your A/C setting is activated, turn off air circulation, and crack your windows. This defrosts in half the time – you’re welcome.
Raid the Pantry: You probably already have the necessary ingredients to make this solution at home in your pantry or medicine cabinet. Mix two parts water with one part alcohol or vinegar inside a spray bottle, then spray your windshield. Ice will be a thing of the past.
Homemade solutions: If you want to defeat Indiana winters and de-ice your windshield faster without compromising your integrity as a non-conformist, we get it. You can also rub your windshield with an onion or keep a sock filled with cat litter nearby to avoid the ice.
Call us at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, IN, if your vehicle is due for a service appointment this winter. Or stop by to browse our new vehicles, if it’s time to say goodbye to your current ride and drive home a new one.