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V6 Delivers Stunning 325 Horsepower

The new 2017 Ford Fusion Sport is another notch in the automaker’s sporty lineup, joining the Mustang, Shelby and Focus RS as cars you would love to bring to the party. With 380 pound-feet of torque, the Fusion Sport gets off the line quickly, especially for a midsize sedan. While the four doors make it easy for passengers to enter and exit, the powerful engine and sporty handling combine to make it a fun car for those weekend runs into the mountains. A touch of a button lets you adjust the driving mode and handling to meet road conditions and your desires for a phenomenal driving experience. You can experience the new Fusion Sport with a test drive at your Scottsdale Ford dealer, Chapman Ford.

Small Engine Delivers Big Results

While the V6 EcoBoost engine only uses 2.7 liters of displacement, it certainly packs a punch while still earning respectable mileage ratings. The Ford Fusion Sport is rated at 26 mpg on the highway but can still beat competitors in the race to 60 mph, scoring a 5.3 second time in a test by Car and Driver magazine. The engine is paired with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission controlled by steering wheel-mounted paddles. Continuously controlled damping, all-wheel drive and electric power-assisted steering help keep you in control as the speed climbs and the turns get sharper. Just hit the “S” button on the console to put the car into Sport mode, improving throttle response and tuning the transmission into a more aggressive program. The button also amps up the throaty roar of the exhaust, alerting those on the road to get out of the way.

Interior Offers Something for Everyone

The upscale interior of the Fusion Sport has a little something for all tastes, combining leather, matte-aluminum accents and carbon fiber to deliver a definite sporty feel. Large bolsters on the seat provide comfort and serve to keep you in one place as you power through corners. There’s plenty of leg room in the rear for kids or adults, making the Fusion Sport a perfect option for fun and your daily commute. Safety features such as blind spot alert, lane keeping assist and rear cross-traffic warning are available, helping keep you and your passengers safe. Remote start and push button start are standard, as is the Ford exclusive feature “MyKey.” MyKey lets you give the keys to a valet or friend with the peace of mind that comes with a speed limiter and other safety features. A power moonroof and in-car garage door opener are also available. Head to Chapman Ford to test drive the latest sports sedan in the Ford lineup.

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Family Mindset, Love of Performance

For people born between 1965 and 1978, a recent study shows that the Ford Explorer Sport is the SUV of choice. The research firm MaritzCX conducted a poll that shows those approaching middle age desire the Explorer Sport because it offers the utility of a family hauling vehicle without sacrificing power and performance. “Ford has a very interesting customer with this product, and what’s unusual is that many are buying it without trading anything in,” according to MaritzCX director of research Jim Mulcrone. “Our study shows that while 17 percent of all non-luxury SUV buyers classify themselves as ‘specialty professionals,’ that number is closer to one in four with Explorer Sport. It seems this product is breaking through.” See how luxury appointments and sporty performance combine for the perfect family vehicle by taking a test drive at Chapman Ford.

Gen-Exers Have Higher Household Income

Although the Ford Explorer Sport is nowhere near the top of the line when it comes to cost, the study shows that the people who buy the SUV have a household income of $175,000 per year, compared with $112,000 for those who buy other models. “When consumers look at Explorer Sport, they see all the style and performance of a luxury SUV, but at roughly $20,000 less,” said Omar Odeh, Ford marketing manager. “Our surveys show Explorer Sport owners highly rate such attributes as ‘power and pick-up,’ ‘fun to drive’ and ‘overall performance.’ The best part is they represent incremental buyers for us, in that some don’t even set out looking for the Ford brand.” Odeh said that fact proves the Explorer Sport can stand on its own, apart from the Ford brand.

EcoBoost Engine Teams With Intelligent 4WD

Ford’s amazing 3.5L EcoBoost engine powers the Ford Explorer Sport, delivering 22 mpg on the highway while still producing 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Ford’s Intelligent 4-wheel drive system delivers power to the wheel that needs it the most. Hill Descent Control is included, helping you navigate steep downward drops while keeping your vehicle under control. The Explorer Sport includes standard features such as perforated leather-trimmed seats, a trailer tow package and concert quality Sony 12-speaker sound system. See all the standard features and find out just how much fun this sporty SUV is to drive by taking a trip today to Chapman Ford in Scottsdale.

Super Duty Ups Ante on Towing Performance

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Stiff High-strength Steel Forms Foundation of Workhorse

With a frame that is boxed with high-strength steel, the new Ford Super Duty trucks have the ability to support greater towing and payload limits than ever before. “This is the best heavy-duty truck we’ve ever made,” according to Ford exec Doug Scott. “We listened to our customers and created the toughest, smartest and most capable Super Duty ever.” The 2017 is now the class leader when it comes to towing, with the F-450 capable of pulling a gooseneck trailer weighing up to 32,500 pounds. Conventional ball and hitch towing is now rated at 21,000 pounds, or a half-ton more than the closest competitor. Talk to the pros at Chapman Ford about which Super Duty best fits your towing and hauling needs.

Towing Technology Makes Job Easier

Ford recognizes that people who don’t tow for a living, such as boaters and camping enthusiasts, could use a little help when it comes to pulling a big payload. That’s why they’ve added helpful technology such as adaptive cruise control and a system that warns you of impending collisions, and then applies the brakes if you fail to act. This means that even if you are pulling a load near the top of the truck’s allowable limit, you can climb mountain grades without a worry. Other useful features include a rear camera that helps when hooking up a trailer, and four digital cameras that help you keep an eye on your trailer from all sides. Trailer Reverse Guidance makes backing your trailer into a tight spot easier than ever before. Tire pressure monitoring and blind spot monitoring are two additional safety features that help driver awareness.

Powerful Diesel Delivers Staggering Torque

Although the 440 horsepower that the 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel delivers on the new Ford Super Duty lineup is impressive, it’s the amount of torque the engine puts out that is absolutely staggering. With 925 pound-feet of torque available, you can get moving from a complete stop at the base of the steepest incline imaginable with very little effort. If a gasoline engine is your choice, Ford offers a 6.2L V8 that pumps out 385 horses and very respectable 430 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that provides seamless transition through the gears whether you’re on a steep incline or flat highway. See how much easier your towing life can become when you get behind the wheel of a new Ford Super Duty. The pros at Chapman Ford are ready to answer all your questions and set up a test drive today.

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Get Ready to Rumble With Newest Ford Sports Car

Check in early and often with the pros at Chapman Ford to see when the new 350-horsepower Focus RS will be arriving on the showroom floor. The very first delivery was made to Jackson Gilmore of San Diego, who skipped out on work so he could pick up his new beauty. Once rumors of the new Focus RS began swirling, Gilmore held off on a planned new car purchase and has been tracking production of his Focus RS until delivery. “You start it up, it’s got a little bit of a growl to it, it rumbles,” he said. “You kind of know you’re in something serious.” Along with the throaty roar and the power, Gilmore has been impressed with the handling. “It’s got power, but the biggest thing I noticed is the handling,” he said. “I think it’s glued to the road; it’s super tight…so as soon as you move the wheel it just points in and hugs the turn. It’s awesome, honestly.”

Innovative All-Wheel Drive Part of the Package

A group of special performance engineers worked together on the Ford Focus RS, developed an all-wheel drive system that has dynamic torque vectoring to add an extra level of control. The RS provides a choice of four different driving modes: Track, Normal, Sport and Drift. Set it on Sport for some fun out on a mountain highway, but Drift is an industry first for a production vehicle. That setting configures the suspension, steering and engine response to allow you to slide the rear-end around a corner as you keep your foot on the gas. It’s not recommended for road driving, but is a heck of a lot of fun in a closed track scenario.

Winter Tire and Wheel Option Perfect for Snow Country

The 2017 Ford Focus RS is the first production car in North America to offer a winter tire and wheel package that helps cut through the ice and snow. With Michelin Alpin PA4 tires, mounted center caps and pressure monitoring technology, your Focus will be at home on both a dry highway and one covered in ice and snow.

Stall Recovery Gets You Going Quickly

It’s not uncommon for a driver to stall a manual shift sports car, especially when trying to power through a closed track. With the new Focus RS, there’s no need to turn the key to get going again. The Stall Recovery feature lets you just depress the clutch and the engine automatically starts, so you can be quickly on your way. Along with all the great sporty features, the RS comes with plenty of cargo space, so it’s the perfect vehicle to perform double duty as your fun machine and daily driver. Check in at your Scottsdale Ford dealer,  Chapman Ford, so you can be one of the first in Arizona to own this new addition to the Ford sports car lineup.


Roads? You Don’t Need No Stinking Roads

With the chance to choose six different terrain settings to adjust the suspension and throttle on the 2017 Ford Raptor, chances are drivers won’t be spending too much time on the paved highway. Although there is a Normal mode for everyday driving, the option to choose the five other selections may make drivers look for the nearest exit and head off into the wilderness. Sport, Weather, Mud/Sand, Baja and Rock Crawl offer a wide variety of settings that still give the driver the freedom to create a custom setup to match conditions. For example, you can keep stability control on but reduce traction, or you can turn the AdvanceTrac settings off altogether. Talk to the team at Chapman Ford to see when the first Raptors will make their way to the showroom floor.

Sport Turns Mountain Passes Into Playthings

Select the Sport mode on the new Raptor and you increase the sensitivity of the throttle response along with delivering a sportier feel behind the wheel. The transmission also takes each gear to a higher rev, providing a nice pop when you shift to the next level. This is perfect for a winding mountain pass or taking your new truck to the track. Choose the Weather mode when the rain or snow makes traction a bit tricky. Your Raptor will automatically engage the AdvanceTrac system and optimize the throttle response and transmission shifting to keep you in control.

Off-Road Settings Are Four-Wheeler’s Best Friend

Select the Mud/Sand mode if you’re off road dealing with loose dirt or wet areas. Along with engaging the four-wheel drive system, this mode also locks in the differential to help your Raptor keep its footing and continue moving forward. If you’re taking a run through the desert and want to make good time, switch on Baja mode to slip into four-wheel drive and adjust the throttle for more straight-line power. The transmission shifts quickly to give you control in the rough terrain. For the ultimate in hill climbing and navigation of really serious trails, hit the Rock Crawl selection for intense driving at very low speeds. Along with putting the vehicle into four-wheel low, Rock Crawl also locks the differential and the throttle is adjusted for the greatest control. A front-mounted camera stays on at speeds up to 15 miles per hour so you can safely navigate the obstacles in your way. The Raptor is the perfect truck for people who like to go off-road but still need a fun daily driver. See it for yourself this fall when it comes to Chapman Ford, your Scottsdale Ford dealer.