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With new features such as polished aluminum 20-inch wheels, the SYNC3 voice recognition infotainment system and adaptive steering, the 2017 Ford Edge crossover vehicle is setting new consumer expectations for affordable and fun transportation. Consumer Reports says the Edge “shows a dynamic polish and upscale cabin that befits a prestige-branded model. Deserving of a ‘Most Improved’ trophy, the Edge brings newfound handling agility, interior refinement, and overall premium feel to the nameplate.” See what the Edge has to offer by comparing the various trim levels and taking a test drive at Chapman Ford.

Many Options to Consider

There are many standard features on the various Edge trim levels, but consumers should consider some options that make life easier. The power tailgate makes loading groceries and cargo a snap, and the HomeLink garage door feature comes in handy after a long day at work. Choose the Titanium or Sport trim and you get a whole slew of available options, including a 180-degree camera, adaptive cruise control and other driver assistance features. If heading to the mountains on a camping or ski trip are part of your normal routine, consider the affordable roof rails to add even more cargo space to the already roomy Ford Edge.

Big Things Come From a Small Package

Ford’s innovative EcoBoost technology is utilized in everything from the compact Fiesta to the full-size F-150 pickup. The Ford Edge takes advantage of the turbocharged 2.0L EcoBoost motor and a 2.7L EcoBoost to deliver both power and outstanding fuel efficiency. The Edge gets up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway with plenty of power for freeway merges or to just let your hair down on a lonesome country road. The 2.0L engine delivers 245 horsepower and a snappy 275 pound-feet of torque, while the larger EcoBoost motor ups the numbers to 315 and 350 for horsepower and torque, respectively.

Pick From Four Different Trim Levels

The 2017 Ford Edge SE starts at just $28,950 and includes the 2.0L engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission, hill start assist, traction control, power windows, power locks and much more. Step up a notch to the SEL package for a 10-way power driver seat and 6-way power passenger seat. The SEL also includes dual climate control and power mirrors. The Titanium model really starts to add on the cool stuff, with leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats and driver seat memory. SYNC3 comes standard in this model, as does a 12-speaker Sony stereo system. Ambient lighting adds an air of sophistication to the cabin. The Sport model adds intelligent all-wheel drive as a standard feature, including roll stability control and curve control. Compare all the models and pick the one that’s right for your needs and desires when you visit Chapman Ford.

That red pulsing you’re seeing isn’t the result of a particularly long night, but is instead the heartbeat of your new 2018 Ford Mustang. The pulsing start/stop button on the new Mustang starts beating as soon as you open the door and continues until you fire up this historic pony car. Beating a steady 30 times a minute, the pulsing button mimics the heart rate of a resting pony. Feel your heart beat just a little faster this fall when the all-new Mustang makes its way to Chapman Ford.

2018 Mustang Loaded With Upgrades

Although the pulsing heart rate button may just be a cool gizmo, the 2018 Mustang is loaded with new features and says goodbye to one tried and true component. Gone is the 3.7L V6 as Ford execs reasoned buyers either want the economy and power of the turbo four-cylinder, or go all out for the performance of the new 5.0L Coyote V8. The four-cylinder is expected to produce somewhere around 350 horsepower with its functioning overboost system. Horsepower on the new Coyote engine hasn’t yet been released, but a new fuel-delivery method and quad exhaust should boost the output significantly from this year’s model. A new 10-speed transmission is also coming, making the most out of each performance cycle while delivering the most power and efficiency possible.

A new 12-inch digital gauge cluster highlights the changes to the interior of the new Ford Mustang, with three different driving modes from which to choose. Normal looks like a standard gauge cluster. Sport changes the tachometer to highlight the higher rev cycles. The Track mode setting removes the speedometer and tach, providing a digital speed readout and longitudinal rpm gauge at the top of the cluster.

Ford is also making available its full suite of driver assistance safety features for the new Mustang. Features such as pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist and lane-departure warning will help you and your passengers reach your destination safely.

Be Part of History with New Mustang

Since its inception in the 1964 1/2 model year, the Ford Mustang has captured the hearts of America’s driving enthusiasts. As competitors strive mightily to keep up, this king of the Pony cars continues to blaze trails into the 21st century. Stay in touch with Chapman Ford to see when the new Mustang will bring its beating heart to the Scottsdale showroom this fall.