Mustang Mach-E Wins Car and Driver 2021 EV of the Year Award

2021 Mustang Mach-E | Brownsville, TX

The Mustang Mach-E may be new to the electric vehicle segment, but it’s already outpacing more established competitors. As the inaugural winner of the Car and Driver’s Electric Vehicle of the Year Award, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E proves it should be your choice of EV.

In addition to the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, the editors at Car and Driver tested 10 other top-rated electric vehicles: Audi e-tron, Kia Niro, Nissan Leaf Plus, Polestar 2, Porsche Taycan 4S PBP, Tesla Model 3 Performance, Volvo XC40 Recharge, Volkswagen ID.4, Tesla Model S Long Range Plus, and Tesla Model Y Performance. One of the publication’s tests was a 1,000-mile road trip, which allowed the 2021 Mustang Mach-E to outshine the competition.

“We felt that if a carmaker was looking to convert people from EV skeptics to EV evangelists, there’s not a better vehicle out there than the Mustang Mach-E,” said Sharon Carty, Car and Driver editor-in-chief. “It’s a familiar shape and size of crossover. It’s in the sweet spot of what Americans love. It’s beautiful. It’s a design that gets noticed. It has a range and charging speed that is very competitive.”

This isn’t the only accolade for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E; it’s also earned the Cars.com Eco-Friendly Car of the Year, the Car Buyer’s award from Autoweek, and two awards from AutoGuide — Green Vehicle of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year.

Learn more about the award-winning Ford Mustang Mach-E when you contact our team or visit us at Tipton Ford in Brownsville, Texas.

2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder® Excels in Testing

2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder® Excels in Testing | Brownsville, TX

Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recently tested the new 2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder®. They found that American’s sole pursuit-rated pickup truck was the fastest pursuit-rated police vehicle tested, with the best quarter-mile, 0-60 mph, and 0-100 mph times.

“Vehicle acceleration and speed contribute to how quickly first responders can safely arrive at an emergency scene,” said Greg Ebel, Ford police vehicle brand manager. “Shaving even a few seconds off response times can make a big difference.”

In Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tests, the 2021 F-150 Police Responder reached a quarter-mile in 14.4 seconds, which is 0.4 seconds faster than its closest competitor. Preliminary test results from Michigan State Police showed that the truck had a 0-60 mph time of 5.4 seconds and 0-100 mph time at 13.1 seconds. And it hit a top speed of 120 mph, which is an impressive 15 mph faster than its top speed in the 2020 model year.

Ford accomplished these improvements by adding a new torque-on-demand 4×4 transfer case to the 2021 F-150 Police Responder and increasing its torque. The truck comes with a police-tuned 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, which now delivers a best-in-class 500 lb-ft of torque.

If you need a powerful Ford F-150 for your fleet or family adventures, be sure to schedule a test drive in one at Tipton Ford in Brownsville, Texas.

Ford Reveals First-Ever Explorer Timberline

Ford Reveals First-Ever Explorer Timberline | Brownsville, TX

Weekend adventurers in Brownsville will be elated with Ford’s brand new Explorer Timberline. Recently announced as a dedicated off-road trim, the Timberline is ready to elevate your driving game to a whole new level.

The Timberline comes with standard Intelligent 4WD to keep your traction game tight and a Terrain Management System with Hill Descent Control to keep you cruising through all the bumps along the way. These features work in tandem with heavy-duty shocks and Bridgestone Dueler P265/65R-18 all-terrain tires that didn’t come to play.

Not many obstacles will prove to be an issue with 8.7 inches of minimum ground clearance and a max approach angle of 23.5 degrees. You’ll have the power to go the distance, too, with a 300 horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine. Add that to the Class III Trailer Tow Package and the Timberline can tow up to 5,300 pounds so you won’t have to leave anything behind.

As much as the Timberline stands out in the lineup and on the road, it’s a perfect fit in an off-road setting. It comes in a gorgeous Forged Green Metallic paint color with sunset accents like Red Ember Tow Hooks and a Deep Cypress interior with Deep Tangerine stitching.

Are you excited about the Explorer Timberline? You can learn more about it when you contact or visit our team at Tipton Ford.

The Dangers of Skipping Your Next Oil Change

skip oil change | Brownsville, TX

Without regular and proper oil changes, your vehicle’s engine will inevitably suffer. Changing the oil according to the manufacturer-recommended intervals will keep all parts of the powertrain lubricated and at a healthy temperature. If you fail to do so, your car’s engine will suffer the consequences.

 

Dirty Parts

 

The longer you wait for an oil change, the longer the old and dirty oil will stay in your vehicle. It will congeal into a sludge, which will make the engine work even harder to counteract the sticky muck. Old, sludgy oil will not lubricate your engine components and it won’t absorb the massive amounts of heat they generate while working.

 

Voided Warranty

 

Failing to change the oil at the standard intervals can void your warranty on a new vehicle. Since dirty oil cannot properly lubricate or cool down the engine, the parts will begin to grind against each other. Combined with the heat, they will warp in size and likely force you into a full engine replacement.

 

Poor Performance

 

A blown head gasket can come from a poorly lubricated engine. This is an expensive repair that can likely lead to a full engine replacement. Dirty oil will also hurt your engine’s performance, affecting your vehicle’s driving quality and power.

 

If you’re not sure if your vehicle needs an oil change or if you need to schedule service, contact our team at Tipton Ford in Brownsville, TX.

New 2022 Ford Super Duty Gets Host of Updates

2022 Ford Super Duty | Brownsville, TX

The Ford F-Series Super Duty is getting heavy-duty updates for 2022. The legendary, hard-working truck adds the latest in SYNC® technology as well as new package options that are sure to please truck lovers around Brownsville, Texas.

Perhaps the coolest update for the new 2022 Ford Super Duty is the addition of SYNC® 4 technology. This includes an all-new, landscape-oriented 12-inch center touch screen with split-screen functionality, which makes using apps and navigating clearer and easier. SYNC® 4 and the massive 12-inch screen are standard on the Super Duty Lariat and above.

With the inclusion of SYNC® 4, the 2022 Ford F-Series Super Duty is also the latest vehicle in the lineup to offer wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. This as well as SYNC AppLink® integration make the new Super Duty the most connected yet.

Ford also upgraded the 2022 Super Duty in terms of style points with a new Lariat Sport Appearance Package. Adding body-color bumpers, mirrors, and grille, the Lariat Sport Appearance Package makes one of the most stylish trucks in the lineup even more handsome. This fall, Ford will also expand the popular Black Appearance Package to the XLT trim.

Additional updates for 2022 include a new Baja interior for the Lariat, Navy Pier and Light Slate interior options for the Limited, and a calming Atlas Blue exterior option available across the lineup.

Most importantly, the 2022 Ford Super Duty retains its excellence when it comes to power and performance. With the 7.3-liter gas V8, the Super Duty is the most powerful truck in its class at 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.* It’s also an uncontested workhorse, delivering best-in-class maximum fifth-wheel towing, conventional towing, and payload.*

Looking to upgrade to a big-time truck this year? Look no further than the awesomely new and improved 2022 Ford Super Duty. You’ll find it right here at Tipton Ford in Brownsville, Texas. 

*Class is full-size pickups over 8,500 pounds GVWR

KBB Names 2021 Ford Bronco Sport the Coolest Car Under $30,000

Bronco Sport | Brownsville, TX

From the moment Ford released the first images of the 2021 Bronco Sport, it was easy to see that it was a seriously sweet set of wheels. KBB codified that belief when it placed the newest member of the Built Wild™ family at the top of its 10 Coolest Cars Under $30,000 for 2021 list.

KBB editor Allyson Harwood admits that aesthetics are subjective, but she also recognizes that “cool cars have that intangible X factor that makes them stand out from the crowd.” Based on its first-place ranking, it’s safe to say that the 2021 Bronco Sport has the “X factor.”

In her evaluation, Harwood highlighted the impressive way the Bronco Sport balances suburban comfort without betraying its off-road roots. She even said, “If you like to camp, bike, hike, or enjoy a day in the countryside, the Bronco Sport is one of the coolest ways to get there.”

If you thought Ford wasn’t on enough of a hot-streak, it’s worth mentioning that another one of the blue oval’s icons cracked the top five. The 2021 Mustang sped to fourth-place with ease on the strength of its “sophisticated technology, excellent powertrains, and an independent rear suspension.”

Are you looking for a cool car that can cruise the streets of Brownsville and tackle tough Texas trails with ease? If so, you owe it to yourself to stop by Tipton Ford to test drive the first-ever 2021 Ford Bronco Sport.

The 2021 Ford F-150 is the ‘Detroit Free Press’ Truck of the Year

Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year | Brownsville, TX

The Ford F-150 has been the recipient of dozens of prestigious awards over the past several decades, and has already won two highly coveted accolades in 2021 alone. Most recently, the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 was crowned 2021 Truck of the Year by the Detroit Free Press, beating out competitors like the Ram 1500 TRX and the Jeep Gladiator Mojave.

 

Prior to this major accolade from Freep, the 2021 Ford F-150 topped the same contenders in another highly regarded award: the 2021 North American Truck of the Year.

 

In both cases, the Ford F-150 was the clear winner in the full-size pickup segment due to its class-leading capability and its numerous, thoughtful, work-friendly features. Its cabin features an available interior work surface, perfect for lunch breaks or a mobile office. Max Recline Seats provide a comfortable surface for napping or last-minute camping.

 

The 2021 Ford F-150 tops any other truck in its class with a 14,000-pound towing capacity. Its generous lineup of engines includes the impressive PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6, which balances power and fuel efficiency with ease. The new F-150 is also the only truck in its segment to offer over-the-air updates.

 

Freep also mentions that the F-150 includes some simple but thoughtful touches that helped it earn its spot as Truck of the Year, including a built-in measuring stick in the tailgate, and an extra-long running board for easier access to the full truck bed. 

 

You can experience the 2021 F-150 for yourself when you schedule a test drive at Tipton Ford in Brownsville, Texas, today.

Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E Are NACTOY Winners

F-150 and Mustang Mach-E | Brownsville, TX

Even though the North American International Auto Show was cancelled due to continued health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we still got our annual dose of North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards. We were elated to hear that the Ford F-150 had been named a finalist for the truck distinction while the new Mustang Mach-E was a finalist for the utility category.

If this feels like déjà vu, that’s likely because you are remembering 2015, when two Ford vehicles were nominated for awards. The finalists? The F-150 — which won — and the Mustang, which was competing for the car honors, rather than utility.

While only one Ford vehicle went home with the gold back in 2015, it’s a whole different ballgame in 2021. The Ford F-150 again claimed top honors, earning the title of North American Truck of the Year. And this time around, the Mustang was victorious, receiving the title of 2021 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.

In determining the winners, jurors narrowed down the field to three finalists in each category, judging for innovation, safety, driver satisfaction, design, handling, value, and segment leadership. The F-150 beat out the Jeep Gladiator Mojave and Ram 1500 TRX while the Mustang Mach E beat out the Genesis GV80 and Land Rover Defender.

You can experience these award-winning vehicles for yourself when you schedule a test drive at Tipton Ford in Brownsville, Texas, today.

Ford Creates the Bronco Wild Fund to Preserve the Environment

Bronco Wild Fund | Brownsville, TX

Ford has created the Bronco Wild Fund to lend a helping hand to the environment. With this fund, Ford will give $5 million to important environmental causes each year, beginning with Outward Bound USA and the National Forest Foundation. 

 

Ford will put a portion of the proceeds from both Bronco and Bronco Sport sales in the Bronco Wild Fund. This portion will not only be put towards the fund but also towards planting 1 million new trees by the end of 2021.

 

Outward Bound USA, which provides environmental education to young people, and the National Forest Foundation, which prioritizes reforestation in the U.S., are the first to get the $5 million donation. Future beneficiaries may focus on trail maintenance, restoration, forest health, or fire mitigation.

 

The Bronco plays such an integral role in the fund because it’s the ultimate off-roader and the best off-roading adventures typically involve nature. This is just one of the many reasons why Bronco drivers may want to help preserve nature through the fund.

 

Mark Grueber, Bronco brand marketing manager, said, “The Bronco Wild Fund will help Bronco owners and off-road enthusiasts connect with the outdoors on a deeper, more personal level — ultimately enabling them to become responsible stewards of our nation’s treasures.”

 

We at Tipton Ford in Brownsville, Texas, look forward to seeing all the good that the Bronco Wild Fund will do moving forward. If you’re looking to buy an off-roader or need any other assistance today, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

J.D. Power Confirms Ford Ranger is a High-Quality Truck

High Quality Truck | Brownsville, TX

When you spend your money on a new pickup truck, you want to make sure you’re getting a vehicle that earns its price tag. When you put that truck to the test with tough towing and off-roading around Brownsville, you don’t want to discover that you’ve purchased an inferior product.

That’s why Tipton Ford is excited to share the news that the Ford Ranger has earned high marks in the J.D. Power 2020 Initial Quality Study.

What does this mean for you? If you’re looking for a high-quality truck to drive in Brownsville, Texas, you can rest assured that objective industry experts like J.D. Power confirm that the Ford Ranger is a smart choice.

The organization determined the recipients of the 2020 IQS Awards by gathering data on the number of issues reported by owners of 2020 model-year vehicles within the first 90 days of ownership. The Ranger earned the highest ranking for the midsize pickup class. In addition, the 2020 Ford Mustang and 2020 Ford Super Duty also earned top marks.

With the knowledge that you’re buying a quality product here at Tipton Ford, we invite you to visit our dealership and test-drive one of these models yourself. You’ll certainly notice the difference when you drive a Ford.