Why Ford is the Best American Automaker
Here at DePaula Ford, we firmly believe that Ford is the best American automaker around, which is why we proudly offer the full lineup of Ford vehicles for you to choose from. Although there are plenty of other excellent auto manufacturers out there, Ford simply pushes past the competition with its remarkable vehicles, features, and technologies. While we do not expect everyone to agree with us that Ford is the best, we are far from alone in our opinion. In fact, Ford builds some of the most popular and most iconic vehicles on the road.
For example, the Ford F-Series full-size trucks have been the best-selling trucks in America since 1977, easily outselling Chevy, Ram, and GMC models. The famous Ford F-150 itself has been the best-selling single vehicle in America since 1981 – that means no other car, truck, or SUV out there has sold better than the Ford F-150 for almost half a century. While sales might not mean absolutely everything when it comes to quality or performance, the numbers certainly speak for themselves and demonstrate just how popular Ford is with American drivers.
Ford is not a one-trick pony that only makes good trucks. In fact, there is a pony in the Ford stable that proves this - the legendary Ford Mustang. This sleek performance vehicle doesn’t share much in common with the F-Series pickups, but it is just as popular. Since it first hit the market in 1965, creating the modern pony car segment in the process, the Mustang has captured the American imagination and become the best-selling sports car of all time. From the racetrack to the job site, Ford can be counted on to provide the performance that you need.
The modern Ford lineup is one of the finest we have ever seen, particularly if you are looking for an SUV or need great fuel economy. There are so many amazing Ford SUV models to choose from, that it can be difficult to know where to start. But thanks to Ford’s efficient EcoBoost engines and hybrid drivetrains, these amazing SUVs stand out from the competition. With the introduction of the 2021 Mustang Mach E, Ford has taken another step into the future, building an all-electric SUV that provides an unprecedented blend of luxury and performance. As the world moves away from gasoline engines, Ford is leading the charge.
One of the things we really appreciate about Ford is that it offers amazing options, not for only everyday drivers looking for a private vehicle but also for commercial customers. People working in the trades and other industries need vehicles they can rely on to get them through the work week. That is an area where Ford truly surpasses many other automakers, with vans, cutaways, chassis cabs, and other commercial vehicles that are truly built Ford Tough. Ford commercial vehicles also come with fleet telematics and connected data services, providing fleet managers with all the tools they need to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
Amazing Ford Vehicles
Ford offers some of the most impressive vehicles anywhere, which means that no matter what you are looking for, you will find a Ford that is right for you. If you are interested in an SUV, then you are definitely in luck, as Ford has some of the most sophisticated SUVs and crossovers on the road. Best of all, they offer a number of different sizes and designs for you to choose from, so you can find a model that is the perfect fit for your family. Whether you are looking for an SUV to load up with your loved ones for a long road trip, something to help you with running errands around town, or a sporty model to take off-road and go camping in some of the gorgeous areas around Albany, there is a Ford SUV for you.
However, few vehicles from Ford are as famous or sought-after as the Ford F-Series of trucks. From the light-duty F-150 to the heavy-duty F-450, there is nothing like a Ford truck to get you through the workweek. If you prefer a sporty pickup for weekend adventures, then the Ford Ranger and Ford Raptor are amazing options for getting around town, going off-road, and much more. Ford even offers efficient hybrid trucks that produce immense amounts of torque and can generate electricity at remote job sites, all while saving money on fuel. Overall, the Ford lineup consists of many fantastic models, allowing drivers to get just what they need.
The All-Electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E
This sleek battery-powered SUV marks the beginning of a new era. While Ford has been a leader in hybrid technology for years, the all-new Mach-E is its first EV. Unlike many other manufacturers, who entered the EV market with simple short-range models, Ford jumped in head-first and produced the most appealing electric SUV on the market. While purists may argue that an SUV should not wear the Mustang name, the Mach-E proves them wrong with standard rear-wheel drive and up to 480 horsepower on tap. With a 0 to 60 time of 3.5 seconds, the 2021 Mach-E GT is faster than a gasoline-powered 2021 Mustang GT with its 5.0 V8 engine.
The Mach-E is not some stripped-down sports vehicle that sacrifices everything for performance. Inside the spacious cabin, you will find comfortable seating for five, high-quality materials, and plenty of cutting-edge technology. With a standard 15.5-inch infotainment touchscreen running Ford’s brand-new SYNC 4 software, the Mach-E is a thoroughly modern vehicle that will keep you and your passengers happy no matter how long you are on the road. And with an available 98.8 kWh battery pack providing a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge, you can drive for hours without worrying about finding a place to recharge.
The 2021 Mach-E is a first of a new generation of Ford vehicles, and it impresses with every aspect of its design. Just as the original 1965 Mustang changed the world of sports cars forever, the 2021 Mustang Mach-E promises to upend the world of electric vehicles and lead us into a new world of affordable electric performance and luxury. And just like the original Mustang, we can expect that the Mustang Mach-E will only get better as time goes on.
The Off-Road Ready 2021 Ford Bronco
The Bronco is a legendary name in Ford’s history, with the original 1966 Bronco kicking off a legacy of unmatched off-road performance. For 2021, after a 25-year hiatus, Ford brought back the Bronco, making it more capable than ever before. The fully-redesigned 2021 Bronco is the most capable factory off-road machine ever built, offering incredible performance straight off the dealership lot. With two-door and four-door variants, as well as a plethora of trims and options to choose from, it is easy to build the perfect Bronco for your needs. Best of all, you can pull off the doors and roof for an open-air adventure, just like the original 1966 model.
Take a quick look at the specs of the new Bronco, and you will be amazed. This vehicle comes standard with 310 lb-ft of torque, a seven-speed manual transmission, and 8.4-inches of ground clearance. Opt for the Sasquatch Package, which is available on even the base trim, and you will be upgraded to massive 35-inch tires providing a best-in-class 11.6-inches of ground clearance, front and rear locking differentials, Bilstein shocks, and more. The Bronco is truly ready for anything, from New York's backwoods trails to Baja deserts.
Inside, the Bronco is just as comfortable as it is capable. While rubberized flooring, marine-grade vinyl seats, and drain plugs are available for the hard-core off-road enthusiasts, you can also outfit this SUV as a luxury cruiser. With options for leather-trimmed seats embossed with the Bronco emblem, a massive 12-inch touchscreen display, and a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, the 2021 Bronco brings a new level of sophistication to the off-road scene. If you want the best of the best, an SUV with over fifty years of history behind it produced by America’s best automobile manufacturer; the Bronco is the vehicle for you.
The Unbeatable 2020 Ford F-150
There are few trucks on the road that can compete with the Ford F-150. In fact, going by sales, no other vehicle of any kind can match the performance, power, and style of the F-150. For nearly 40 years, the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling single vehicle in America, and that unbeatable reputation holds up year after year.
The 2020 Ford F-150 continues this incredible tradition of power and excellence with some of the finest features ever offered on this full-size, light-duty pickup. There are six different engines to choose from with the F-150, so no matter what kind of power you need or driving experience you prefer, you will find it with this amazing truck.
Whether that means a 2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost engine that delivers 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, or a massive 3.5L High-Output EcoBoost engine to provide 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque, or something in between, Ford has you covered. That makes the F-150 not only incredibly fun to drive, but also offers tremendous power and performance, giving you up to 13,200 lbs of maximum towing or more than 2,000 lbs of maximum payload.
Perhaps best of all, with the 2020 Ford F-150, you have numerous trims and additional packages to choose from, so you can get a model that is perfect for you. That might be the standard XL or upgraded XLT models, which are great for a reliable work truck that you can count on every day. Or you might prefer the more luxurious King Ranch, Platinum, or Limited trims, with comfortable interiors that surround you with sophistication. Of course, the F-150 Raptor is an amazing choice if you prefer to go off-road, with skid plates to protect the underside of your truck and Fox live-valve shocks that adjust automatically to challenging terrain. No matter the F-150 you pick, though, you are sure to get a beast.
The Family-Friendly 2020 Ford Escape
The redesigned 2020 Ford Escape is one of the finest choices if you are looking for a compact SUV that still offers room for your family and gives you excellent features and options. Not only does the Escape have a new overall design, with a stylish look that immediately grabs your eye, but it also has some of the best powertrain options available anywhere. If you are interested in a compact hybrid SUV, then you absolutely owe it to yourself to take a good look at the new Ford Escape and everything it has to offer.
One of the most exciting things about the newly redesigned Ford Escape is that you have not just one but two different hybrid options to choose from. There is both a standard Hybrid and a Plug-in Hybrid available across numerous trim levels for the Escape. This last detail is something that is worth noting because it really makes the new Ford Escape stand out.
With a lot of other hybrid models from other manufacturers, you get one choice for a hybrid, and you have to hope it has everything you want. When looking at the Escape, however, you can choose from an SE Sport Hybrid trim, an SE Plug-In Hybrid, SEL Plug-In Hybrid, Titanium Hybrid, or Titanium Plug-In Hybrid to get exactly the features you want.
The 2020 Ford Escape is a terrific option for families due to its spacious interior and stunning design. While it only has two rows of seating for up to five people, since it is a compact crossover model, the second-row sliding seats with 60/40 folding design let you really take advantage of all the space for both passengers and cargo. Whether you are running errands around town or taking your family to the river for the day, the Escape lets you load up with everything you need. The Escape is the perfect family SUV.
The Road Ready 2020 Ford Fusion
Although Ford has mostly moved away from the car market, they continue to lead the way when it comes to fantastic options thanks to the sporty and incredibly reliable Ford Fusion. The Fusion has been a very popular model for quite some time now, so it is no surprise that it remains an important part of Ford’s lineup, alongside legends such as the Ford Mustang and F-150. If you are looking for a great sedan that will get you where you need to go and do so with surprising features and luxury, then the Fusion is a perfect choice.
Much like the Ford Escape, the 2020 Fusion has two different hybrid options, so you can enjoy tremendous fuel efficiency with options on how you do it. There is a standard hybrid, of course, as well as a plug-in hybrid that offers excellent efficiency and range while giving you a lot of freedom in how you charge your vehicle. If you are interested in the standard hybrid model, you can choose from the available SE, SEL, and Titanium trims, while the plug-in hybrid is only available with the Titanium trim for optimal comfort and a very sophisticated ride.
This Titanium trim is an amazing option that provides you with features such as heated and cooled front seats, a power moonroof, and a 12-speaker Sony premium audio system all standard. With the available hybrid engines, you can get up to an EPA-estimated 610 miles of range between stops for fuel or recharging, thanks to an up-to 43 MPG in the city and 41 MPG on the highway.
And not only does the Ford Fusion look amazing and offer unparalleled fuel economy, but it will also protect you with the standard Ford Co-Pilot360 package. This includes a blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, a lane-keeping system, and a pre-collision assist system with automatic emergency braking. With all of these features and characteristics, the Ford Fusion is the best commuter sedan on the market.
Incredible Ford Technology
Of course, while the Ford vehicles themselves are incredibly reliable, the technology that goes into them keeps getting better every year. Whether you are interested in entertainment for yourself and your passengers or making sure you and your loved ones remain safe on the road, Ford’s advanced technology gives you more options and control than ever before. And each time we feel like we have seen the pinnacle of what Ford can accomplish, they develop something new and amaze us all over again.
Ford’s SYNC technology and everything interconnected with it provides the finest infotainment systems on the road. It includes voice-activated technology, along with functionality that gives you more freedom and control than ever before. Connected navigation with real-time traffic and weather updates, large infotainment displays with menus that are simple to navigate, and support for HD radio and other types of entertainment are only the beginning. The SYNC system also includes integration with other systems, like Amazon Alexa, to make your life even more connected, as well as support for the FordPass app that lets you monitor your vehicle and even start or stop it from your phone. In 2021, Ford released the latest version of SYNC, the all-new SYNC 4. This means SYNC now supports over-the-air updates, allowing Ford to add new features and capabilities to keep your vehicle up to date for years to come.
However, some of the most essential technology that Ford produces is intended to help keep you and the people you care about safe on the road. Ford Co-Pilot360 is a suite of advanced driver-assist technologies included standard on most new Ford models, providing you with more information to keep you safe on the road. For instance, Ford’s BLIS with Cross Traffic Alert helps you keep an eye on blind spots around your vehicle, even alerting you to approaching traffic when you back out of a driveway or parking space. Ford’s Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control goes further than most competitors, including Speed Sign Recognition, Lane Centering, and more. While you still have to keep your hands on the wheel, your vehicle can now handle most of the driving.
With all of this technology, Ford vehicles are some of the most modern on the road. Keeping everyone entertained and safe is essential to a good vehicle, which is why Ford makes those two pieces a priority when designing its cars, SUVs, and trucks. If you want a vehicle that quite literally has it all, then you will fall in love with the latest Ford models here at DePaula Ford.