2021 Ford Bronco, Bronco Sport HOSS Suspension

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Mishawaka, IN

When it comes to the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport, HOSS isn’t just a neat way to describe its rugged capabilities. HOSS is the acronym for the incredible High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension, which allows Bronco SUVs to be totally confident off-road.

The HOSS system includes heavy-duty dampers, an independent front suspension, and taller coil springs on all models. With options like the Badlands™ and popular Sasquatch™ packages, Ford makes the HOSS system even more stout with end stop control valve technology and retuned dampers.

Pairing the HOSS system with Terrain Management System™ and G.O.A.T. Modes™, Ford has created a lineup of powerful SUVs perfect for adventurous drivers in Mishawaka, Indiana.

“We listened to what off-road enthusiasts wanted in terms of capability and control — and heard a lot about what could be improved in the current off-road SUV offerings — namely harsh ride, sloppy steering, and discomfort above crawling speeds,” said Mark Grueber, Bronco consumer marketing manager. “Our answer was to design a lighter, more agile suspension system tuned to deliver more confident off-road capabilities without having to trade comfort and control.”

Truly, the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and Bronco two- and four-door need to be driven to be believed. Ford has knocked it out of the park with the newly revived Bronco lineup, and off-road enthusiasts across Indiana are in for quite a treat.

Interested in checking out the Bronco Sport or Bronco? Call or email Jordan Ford in Mishawaka. We do things The Jordan Way here, and that means you’ll come away feeling satisfied with your experience whether you’re browsing, buying, or servicing.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Named 2021 EV of the Year

2021 Ford Mach-E | Mishawaka, IN

Car and Driver has named the Ford Mustang Mach-E its 2021 EV of the Year, praising its “sweet balance between practical and visceral.”

When Ford unveiled the Mach-E for the first time, some of the criticism it received had to do with the name. To long-time fans of the Mustang, it almost seemed like an insult to the muscle car to stamp its storied nameplate onto an electric SUV. But in hindsight, Ford made the right move.

As the industry shifts toward EVs, we’re told that we should drive them because they’re better for the environment. And while that’s true, that’s not always motivating. When you have to spend time behind the wheel every day, you want something fun, rewarding, and engaging—and that’s exactly what the Mustang Mach-E provides.

“Ford has built an EV that’s suited to kid-hauling duty, Costco runs, and daily commutes but that doesn’t strip the soul out of driving,” Car and Driver explains. If it stopped at innovative features, high-tech infotainment, long driving range, and spacious interior, the Mach-E would already be a great SUV. But it’s also just as fast and fun to drive as a regular Mustang, and that’s what makes it the 2021 EV of the Year.

Make sure to test drive it for yourself at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, Indiana, to see what the Mustang Mach-E is all about.

Ford Bronco Sport is the Coolest Car for Dads

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Mishawaka, IN

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.

Life Hacks for Your Next Family Road Trip

2019 Ford Expedition | Mishawaka, IN

If you just bought a new (or new-to-you) Ford like the Explorer or Expedition, you’re probably itching to go on a family-friendly adventure out of Mishawaka, IN. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Jordan Ford has assembled some must-have family road trip accessories below.

No More Motion Sickness

While many people find road trips relaxing, those who suffer from motion sickness likely disagree. If you or a loved one is plagued with nausea on long drives, Sea-Bands can help. These innovative bracelets help combat motion sickness using acupressure on your wrist.

Stay Shady

Sure, the sun warms our planet and sustains basically every living organism on Earth, but it is also the greatest adversary you will ever face in the battle to see clearly while driving your Ford Escape and avoid premature aging. Though you and your family should all be wearing (and regularly re-applying) SPF during the day, you can also use sun shades to help keep those harmful rays out of your baby’s eyes.

Gotta Go

Your kids will pick the most inopportune times possible to urgently demand a potty break on the road, but a portable toilet will help answer nature’s call if you’re miles from the nearest rest stop.

Stop in to Jordan Ford to shop for your perfect road trip vehicle today.

Ford Teams Up with State Farm to Reduce Ownership Costs

Ford Escape Safety | Mishawaka, IN

Your insurance company can be a life-saver if you ever get into an accident, but did you know that it might also help you save some money? Ford has recently partnered with insurance industry titan State Farm to promote driving safely and to help you reduce your vehicle ownership costs.

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.

U.S. News Says Ford Mustang Mach-E is One of the Most Affordable EVs in 2021

2021 Ford Mach-E | Mishawaka, IN

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.

Introducing the Electric Ford F-150 Lightning

Until recently, electric vehicles were mostly small and unremarkable. But over the last few years, more and more automakers have been releasing electric SUVs, and now electric trucks. Ford is ready to hop on the electric truck bandwagon with its first-ever fully electric-powered truck: the Ford F-150 Lightning.

The upcoming electric F-150 builds upon the strength and power of its combustion-engine sibling. The F-150 has long been a hot seller in the U.S. market thanks to its powerful build and Ford’s expertise at building long-lasting and reliable pickup trucks. When the F-150 Lightning joins the Ford truck lineup, it’ll also add “efficient” to the list of words used to describe the F-150.

The F-150 Lightning will reportedly come with standard 4×4, 563 horsepower, and 775 lb-ft of torque. It’ll also be capable of powering a home or business thanks to the available Ford Intelligent Backup Power feature. The F-150 Lightning will be built on a high-strength steel frame with a maximum towing capacity of around 10,000 pounds. Ford estimates that the F-150 Lightning will offer around 230 miles of range with a standard-range battery and 300 miles with an extended-range battery.

Inside the truck, you’ll find features like BlueCruise hands-free driving technology, Onboard Scales, Phone As A Key technology, and a 15.5-inch portrait touch-screen display. You’ll also be able to use FordPass Power My Trip to make sure you know where the nearest charging stations are on your planned route.

You can reserve a new Ford F-150 Lightning now, and deliveries are set to begin in spring of 2022. Contact Jordan Ford for more details.

Ford F-150, Mustang Mach-E to Get BlueCruise Hands-Free Driving Tech

Ford BlueCruise | Jordan Ford | Mishawaka, IN

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.

Ford’s All-Electric F-150 Lightning Truck Is a Real Stunner

F-150 Lightning | Jordan Ford | Mishawaka, IN

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.

F-Series and Bronco Sport Launch Ford to Some of the Best Q1 Sales in years

2021 Ford Bronco

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.