The all-new 2020 Ford Escape brought home two huge awards during the month of July. In the J.D. Power 2020 APEAL Study, the Escape earned the top spot in its segment. It also earned a comfortable spot on the Wards 10 Best User experiences list.
The APEAL Study stands for The Automotive Performance,
Execution, and Layout Study, and uses 40 different factors that combine to
determine a driver’s emotional attachment to a certain vehicle. This year, the
2020 Escape was able to grab the fourth spot overall and finished first among
compact SUVs. The results of the study show that the Escape is popular because
of the exciting driving experience it provides no matter how you intend to use
it, making it a top choice for consumers.
The Escape couldn’t stop at just one award, as it was also
was able to land on WardsAuto’s 2020 Wards Best User Experiences list. The
Wards judges were fans of the Escape’s available 12.3-inch digital cluster
display and SYNC® 3 infotainment setup. They mentioned those features as two
big reasons they scored the Escape so highly.
WardsAuto judges also mentioned the number of standard features offered by Ford Co-Pilot360™ technologies, making it not only a fun vehicle but a safe one. The blue ambient backlighting, easy-to-use smartphone pairing, and voice commands are the icing on the cake for the judges. All of these features and factors are why the Escape found itself on the list.
You can experience the award-winning 2020 Ford Escape for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Tipton Ford today.
The 2020 Ford Ranger is a popular truck, due to its off-road capabilities, lively engine, and family-friendly cabin. If you’re interested in driving this adventurous truck but want some additional customization, you can now add one of three new Ford Performance packages.
Ford Performance Level 1
This first package gives the
Ranger a more stylish appearance with striking Ford Performance graphics and
17-inch Dyno Gray wheels. It also adds monotube shocks and an off-road leveling
kit so the truck can better handle rough terrains.
Ford Performance Level 2
With this package, you’ll
receive a recalibration of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine, which boosts
horsepower by 16 percent and torque by 20 percent. Blue tow hooks and a Ford
Performance stainless steel license plate frame stand out on the Ranger, while
off-road fog lights give you more visibility on trails.
Ford Performance Level 3
The Ford Performance Level 3
package combines the features of the previous packages, minus the blue tow
hooks, and also gains some new features. This package adds a Ford Performance chase
rack and sport exhaust along with a 30-inch LED lightbar kit, a winch-capable
front bumper, and red tow hooks.
If these exciting packages have caught your attention, give us a call at Tipton Ford. Our staff can help you select a package and find the Ranger trim level that fits you best.
The Ford Explorer ST performance SUV has seen explosive success,
making up 21 percent of Explorer sales and inspiring luxury car owners to trade
in for a more affordable – but just as high-quality – model. The ST performance
trim debuted with the redesign of the Explorer for the 2020 model year, and
drivers have been liking what they’re seeing.
Ford has upgraded the Explorer’s performance and on- and off-road handling, as well as the styling, towing capacity, and the power of available engines. This includes a 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine and a trailer tow package for maximum towing power. The Explorer ST puts out 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque for thrilling performance, and can seat up to six passengers or turn into 87.8 cubic feet of max cargo space.
Ford will also introduce the new Sport Appearance Package on
the 2021 Explorer that releases this summer. The Sport Appearance Package,
available only on the XLT trim, adds styling cues inside and out for a more
athletic look, including Carbonized Gray accents, dual chrome exhaust tips, and
two-tone seats with accent stitching.
The legendary Ford Explorer celebrates its 30th birthday in 2020, having first debuted in 1990. This year also marks another major milestone for the model, as Ford sold its 8 millionth Explorer in January.
Celebrate this unmatched achievement by getting behind the wheel of a new Ford Explorer ST today! Visit your friends at Tipton Auto to schedule a look and a test drive.
For the first time in 55 years, Ford has added a new model to the Mustang family: the 2021 Mustang Mach-E.
This addition to the Mustang lineup is an
all-electric SUV that boasts the same standards of style and performance to be
expected in the famous sports coupe. The striking Mustang-inspired design will
set the Mustang Mach-E apart from other SUVs. A long, coupe-like hood and bold
headlights make a strong first-impression.
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E meets the all-electric
innovations of the future while maintaining the all-American spirit of the
The Mustang Mach-E will deliver a confident
all-electric ride as well as thrilling performance. The SUV should deliver an
impressive range when equipped with the extended-range battery and rear-wheel
drive. A Performance Edition will emphasize the influence of the Mustang, and
will deliver around 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque.
The new Mustang Mach-E will also bring new
in-cabin features in addition to its impressive capability. This model will
debut the next-generation SYNC® infotainment system, which has machine learning
capabilities that memorize the driver’s preferences, and will use over-the-air
updates. The system is displayed on a 15.5-inch screen with an intuitive and
simple interface and smartphone-like pinch and swipe touch-screen controls.
If you’re interested in the Mach-E, contact Tipton Ford to learn how you can order yours.
One of the oldest automotive designs still in use today is
the leaf spring suspension. It is currently used on the Ford F-150 and is known
for its simplicity and effectiveness. However, recently, a Ford F-150 Raptor prototype
was spied using a coil spring suspension.
According to Automotive News, Ford will not confirm if F-150 Raptor coil spring suspension will be a thing in the future. Coil spring suspension systems are more complex than leaf spring suspensions and often offer superior off-road performance, which would be a great addition to the F-150 Raptor.
A coil spring suspension can help give a truck a smoother,
less bouncy ride. It is often the preferred choice for high-performance trucks
and is a newer addition to the automotive industry. It first appeared on pickup
trucks during the 1960s.
Another benefit to coil spring suspension systems is that
they lend themselves well to customization with additions like sway bars and
stiffer springs. You will almost always see them on highly-modified off-road
As for the current leaf spring suspension system, it still
delivers trusted performance that can withstand heavy loads and is less
expensive to install and maintain than a coil spring suspension. Leaf spring
suspensions are the preferred setup for normal, on-road driving.
Whether you like to drive on or off road, Tipton Ford has the perfect Ford truck for you.
Set to debut in 2020, the iconic Ford Bronco is getting
ready to rock your world. Since the vehicle hasn’t been officially revealed,
not much is known about this upcoming boxy, rugged vehicle. However, there are
plenty of rumors involving new features and updates for the Ford Bronco return.
Regarding its powertrain, rumors suggest that the Bronco will share the Ranger’s 2.3-liter, turbocharged inline-four engine that delivers 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, channeled through a 10-speed automatic transmission. Speculation also posits that the Bronco will eventually gain an available manual transmission, a V6 engine, and a hybrid variant.
When it comes to its adventure-ready engineering, the Bronco has even more tricks up its sleeve. Reports indicate that the vehicle will boast removable doors, as well as a removable top. With its open-air design, the Bronco is the perfect vehicle for soaking up the sun, getting in touch with nature, and maybe even enjoying some muddy off-road fun.
So far, it looks like the Bronco is on track for a late-2020
release. It’s set to be built in America, at the Wayne, Michigan Ford Assembly Plant.
When the Bronco arrives, you’ll be able to find it at Tipton Ford. Until then, stop by our dealership to check out all of the other off-road-capable Ford models on our lot.
Pickup trucks have long been the epitome of hard work.
However, more and more families across the country are choosing trucks as their
family vehicles. That’s why Ford engineers incorporated innovative features to
make the Ranger especially great for families.
One of these features, called Belt Monitor, is designed to
let the driver know how many back-seat passengers are bucked. It also gives you
a warning if any seats are unbuckled and shows which seat it was. This can be
helpful for parents of young children who might not fully understand the
importance of keeping their seatbelts buckled.
Ford electrical engineer Paul Kula designed this technology. He said to the Detroit Free Press, “I have been working on this for approximately four to five years. We have had customer feedback with regards to understanding who is buckled up. Children like to play with things, and they realize how to unbuckle their seat belts quite early.”
In addition to the Belt Monitor feature, the Ranger is
available with a spacious Crew Cab that makes it easy to fit child car seats
into the backseat. For extra family safety, all Ranger models include forward
collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
The Ford Ranger is for families, and Tipton Ford cares about your family. Bring them to try out the 2019 Ranger here.
At Tipton Ford, April 17th, National Mustang Day, is one of our favorite holidays. This year, National Mustang Day marked the 55th anniversary of the Mustang and the fourth consecutive year that the Mustang has been deemed the best-selling sports coupe in the world.
According to data collected by the IHS Markit,
the Mustang sold 113,066 cars in 2018, with sales worldwide from Australia to
South America. Last year, the iconic sports car was available for sale in 146
different countries. Over the past four years, since 2015, Ford has sold over
500,000 sixth-generation Mustangs across the globe.
Not only did April 2019 mark the fourth year
in a row that the Mustang has been the best-selling sports coupe in the world,
it also marked its fourth year as the best-selling sports car in the United
States. Ford sold 75,842 Mustangs in the states in 2018
The excellent sales over the past year have
increased the market share of the Mustang in its sports car segment by 15.4
percent. This impressive success is in part thanks to the Mustang Bullitt. The
iconic edition of the pony car has been a global success, and Ford has sold 25
percent more of this model than expected.
Test-drive the 2019 Ford Mustang at Tipton Ford.
While it might not come as a surprise, Texans buy more pickups than any other state in the U.S. In fact, one in every four vehicles sold in the state is a pickup, according to W.F. Strong for KUT 90.5. And, among Texas trucks, the Ford King Ranch® edition is the top of the line.
The Ford F-150 King Ranch® edition represents the luxury
model of Texas more so than any BMW or Mercedes, adds Strong; 40 percent of
King Ranch® models are sold in the state, which indicates that it’s a truly
special trim level.
In the 2019 Ford F-150 King Ranch® edition you’ll find an
intense Ford V8 engine paired to a 10-speed transmission that delivers 395
horsepower and 400 lb-ft of toque. There’s standard LED lighting, chrome trim,
and special badging. Plus, the interior has dual-zone auto climate control,
leather trimmed seats, and the available B&O™ Sound System by Bang &
“The flagship truck for Texas appeal is Ford’s King Ranch®
edition pickup. Everybody knows that The King Ranch is the most famous ranch in
Texas and known throughout the U.S. as an icon of manliness,” writes Strong. “It
was a stroke of marketing genius, 15 years ago, when Ford wrapped their truck
in the manly ethos of the King Ranch brand. Every leather seat within the truck
is emblazoned with the King Ranch Running W cattle brand. Macho sublimity.”
To learn more about the 2019 Ford F-150 King Ranch® edition, visit Tipton Ford.
The 1968 movie Bullitt is best known for its epic 10-minute-long car chase scene in which police detective Frank Bullitt drives his Mustang GT through the streets of San Francisco in pursuit of criminals behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger R/T. Recently, Ford debuted the new Mustang Bullitt Edition for the 2019 model in honor of the car chase scene’s 50th anniversary.
Heavily inspired by the film model’s original design, the Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition has been stripped of all its badges and the grille. Chrome accents and 19-inch wheels come with the model, and the color palette only includes two colors — black and Highland Green, the shade of Bullitt’s vehicle in the movie.
On the inside, modern technology and comfort mix with styling cues from the past, and the Mustang Bullitt’s 5.0-liter V8 has been returned to deliver 475 horsepower for more performance thrills.
The 50th anniversary came with perfect timing, as the film’s original model— long thought lost and destroyed somewhere in Mexico — was rediscovered and inherited by current owner Sean Kiernan only four years ago.
The new 2019 Mustang Bullitt Edition will be rolling out across dealerships this summer, so stay tuned for more news and a chance to test drive it here at Tipton Ford.