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Archive for December, 2016

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New Engine/Transmission Pairing Provide Efficiency

With a new EcoBoost engine and 10-speed automatic transmission, there are some changes afoot for the 2017 Ford F-150. What hasn’t changed is that esteemed consumer advice publication and website, Kelley Blue Book (KBB), has named the might Ford the “Best Buy” of the year in the truck category. That’s the third year in a row for the honor, cementing the F-150’s role as “America’s Truck.” KBB lists its best buys in the truck, car and SUV category each year as a service to consumers who want a vehicle that will perform with power and efficiency while long outlasting any factory warranty. You can feel the power and efficiency of the new F-150 by taking a test drive at Chapman Ford today.

New EcoBoost Improves Power and Performance

Customers who were amazed at the performance of the original EcoBoost engine will really be stunned by the latest version. This peppy 3.5L V6 takes all the best aspects of the original and turns the volume up to 11. With new direct twin port injection, lighter components and a totally reworked turbocharger, the latest edition not only produces 10 more horsepower than the original, but now has 470 pound feet of torque. A new 10-speed automatic transmission delivers maximum efficiency and power when you need it. The transmission provides torque through the complete operating range and has a special trailer/tow mode, making the 2017 Ford F-150 a great choice for hauling and towing.

‘The Country’s Best-Selling Vehicle Just Keeps Getting Better’

That’s the headline straight from the KBB.com article extolling the virtues of the new F-150. KBB says the Ford F-150 “sets the benchmark for pickups with its blend of capability, competence and innovation, all available in a wide range of models for every budget.” KBB says its no surprise that many families use the F-150 as their everyday driver. The truck “enables effortless power for acceleration and passing,” and with features like massaging front seats, power running boards and remote tailgate drop, the F-150 delivers the luxury, comfort and convenience that many American families seek.

Plenty of Trim Levels for Different Tastes

Whether you just need a basic work truck or like one with all the bells and whistles, the F-150 has a trim level for you. The STX Appearance Package delivers a more aggressive look, with 20-inch machined wheels, a billet grill and privacy glass. For the baddest truck on the planet, take a look at the leaner and meaner Ford Raptor, the off-road conqueror for serious trail busters. Head to Chapman Ford today and examine the entire F-150 inventory to find the truck that best suits your needs.

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Compact SUV Fits Minimalist Lifestyle

If being on the go is more important to you than owning material possessions, plan on visiting Chapman Ford in early 2018 to check out the new Ford EcoSport compact SUV. The EcoSport was recently revealed via Snapchat to the world and through an interactive Hollywood pop-up experience to a large crowd. It is the perfect vehicle for the modern commuter, with an emphasis on fun and technology instead of size. “More people are choosing to spend their time and money sharing experiences with friends and family instead of buying more stuff,” according to Ford marketing director Chantel Lenard. “EcoSport fits perfectly into this growing lifestyle. It’s our smallest SUV, packed with features and personality.”

Small SUV, Big Sound

The size of the vehicle may be small, but the premium B&O PLAY audio system delivers a big concert sound. Harman Kardon engineers developed the system through hundreds of hours of hard work, incorporating 10 speakers and a subwoofer to pump 675 watts of audio power through the cabin. SYNC 3, Ford’s communications system that also controls your entertainment through powerful voice recognition software, will also be available in the EcoSport. Coupled with an 8-inch color touchscreen, SYNC 3 gives easy control of your smart phone apps through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Ready for All Your Personal Electronics

With two USB charging ports that deliver ultra fast power to bring your electronics back to full life, the Ford EcoSport is designed with the modern commuter in mind. Two 12-volt outlets and a 110-volt outlet give additional power wherever you and your passengers may need it. The SYNC Connect app is another feature of the new Ford EcoSport, letting you locate your vehicle as well as start, lock and unlock it from any location using your smart phone. You can also view important vehicle information, including how much gas is in the tank, from your phone.

Plenty of Power From Two Engine Choices

When you go to Chapman Ford in early 2018 to pick up your new EcoSport, you’ll have the choice of a 1.0L turbocharged EcoBoost engine or a 2.0L four-cylinder motor. If you pick the 2.0L, you’ll get Ford’s Intelligent 4-wheel drive as a standard feature. Both engines will utilize a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission. Although the EPA has not yet released mileage ratings, you can expect the EcoSport will get near-hybrid figures without the added cost of a hybrid powertrain.