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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.

Fears Date Back to Cave Man

Nyctophobia, or fear of the dark, originated in the cave-man days when our ancestors preferred to stay by the fire rather than venturing out into the night and risk the attack of a predator. That fear is still very prevalent today according to a recent driver poll, which listed the fear of hitting someone at night as a top driving concern. Ford has introduced new night vision technology that can help allay some of those fears. Check out the technology for yourself when it appears this fall at Chapman Ford on the 2018 Ford Mustang and F-150.

“We know some drivers find hitting the road at night a stressful experience. Especially driving in towns and cities, pedestrians – sometimes distracted by mobiles –can without warning step into the road, leaving even alert drivers very little time to avoid an accident,” according to Ford safety engineer Gregor Allexi. “Day and Night Pedestrian Protection is designed to help identify people already in – or about to step into – the road ahead.” A recent survey shows that 81 percent of all questioned drivers admit to some fear of driving after dark, citing poor night vision as a reason for the timidity. One in five drivers said they feared hitting a pedestrian after dark.

Radar and Camera Work Together

Ford’s new Pedestrian Detection technology utilizes a radar unit in the front bumper that works together with a camera on the windshield to determine potential obstacles. A pedestrian shape database helps the unit distinguish people from stationary objects, such as sign posts and trees. If it detects a possible collision with a person, it first delivers a warning both audibly and visually. If the driver then fails to react, the unit will automatically apply the brakes. The system will debut in the European version of the Fiesta this year before coming to the U.S. in the Mustang and Ford F-150.

Night Driving Tips Help Keep You Safe

Along with the Pedestrian Detection system, Ford offers a few night-driving tips to help you avoid a collision. These include regular appointments with an eye doctor to check your vision, avoid driving for more than two hours at night without a break, keep your windows clean and free of debris, ice and condensation, clean all your lights and use high beams at night when there is no oncoming traffic. Make sure and check out ht latest technology that can help make your night driving safer when the new Mustang and F-150 come to Chapman Ford this fall.

Autoguide Competition Leaves Raptor on Top

With superior performance and off-road suspension that goes where others not dare, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor won a recent competition to become consumer website Autoguide’s “Truck of the Year.” The 2017 Raptor is the whole package. It’s not just suspension or just appearance. Ford left no stone unturned with this purpose-built Baja runner, and it shows,” according to Autoguide editor Stephen Elmer. “While each truck in this year’s competition brings something to the table, the Raptor feels truly special, managing to provide a truck that is capable, intelligent, and most of all, a riotous amount of fun.” Create your own fun riot when you take a test drive of the new Raptor at Chapman Ford in Scottsdale.

Performance Gains Help Make Raptor’s Case

During the recent Autoguide competition in the California desert, the Raptor unleashed a new performance package with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine that produces 450 horsepower and a stout 510 pound-feet of torque. That engine is paired with a new 10-speed transmission that gets the most out of every tick on the power range, as well as six different selections in the Terrain Management System that let you dial in the proper suspension and throttle based on the driving conditions. Add in a body that uses a combination of high-strength steel and aluminum to save a quarter-ton of unnecessary weight, and you have the perfect combination of power and technology for the modern age.

New Tires are Icing on Cake

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor package is capped by the development of new BF Goodrich KO2 tires that are specifically designed to do as well on the road as they do on the trail. Ford also worked with FOX to develop new shock absorbers that are 44 percent bigger than the previous model with a 3-inch canister to smooth out all the bumps on the trail. A nine-stage damping bypass system helps improve handling and performance, along with giving the articulation needed to climb over large obstacles.

Raptor ‘Dominates’ Off-road Terrain

The Autoguide editors were effusive in their praise of the new Raptor. “Take the Raptor off-road and it dominates the terrain,” they wrote, “soaking up the rocks, crags and divots while insulating its passengers from what should be skull cracking impacts. Running at speed, the truck feels controllable and responsive, while the switch into Baja mode takes it to a new level.” If you’re looking for an everyday driver that has the ability to tame the harsh Arizona desert, check in with the pros at Chapman Ford to see about test driving the all-new Raptor.

Sporty Compact Has Lowest Depreciation

Thanks to low maintenance costs and bargain purchase price, Kelley Blue Book named the Ford Fiesta ST as the 5-Year Cost to Own award winner for 2017. With a rating of 33 mpg on the highway, great dependability and low insurance fees, the Fiesta ST is both a practical choice and a great selection for those who like a little fun in their daily drive. Equipped with a standard six-speed short throw manual transmission, the 1.6L 16-valve Fiesta ST is a hoot to drive whether you’re trying new shortcuts on the way to work or spending a Sunday morning exploring new country roads. Head to Chapman Ford and give the Fiesta a test drive today.

Nimble Fiesta Delivers Fun Ride

Whether you choose the hatchback, sedan or sporty ST, the little Ford Fiesta is a compact car that delivers on the performance front. AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control helps eliminate fishtailing by controlling understeer or oversteer. It automatically applies the brakes when conditions get dicey, keeping you in control. The 1.0L EcoBoost engine in the sedan and hatch is the first three-cylinder engine every produced by Ford. Because three cylinders offer reduced friction, it operates efficiently to produce 123 horses, plenty to propel this little car where you want to go. Hill Start Assist reduces the stress of starting on a steep incline. It is automatically activated when an incline is detected while braking. When you take off, it ensures you don’t slip backwards as you accelerate.

ST Offers More Horsepower

If you need a little more oomph in your giddyup, choose the Ford Fiesta ST and you’ll get a 1.6L EcoBoost engine that skirts the 200 horsepower range along with more than 200 pound-feet of torque. That’s more than enough to pin you back in your seat while getting on the freeway or just exercising your wild oats. Features such as electric power-assisted steering provide responsive handling and the ability to help you correct road irregularities without a white knuckle grip. This feature also “learns” as it works, and corrects any problems in your new Fiesta’s steering as you go. Torque Vectoring Control is another standard feature that adjusts the speed of each front wheel to reduce understeer, improve cornering ability and deliver you a driving experience you never thought possible in such an inexpensive car. If you’re looking for a vehicle that won’t break the bank but still offers performance, comfort and safety, swing by Chapman Ford and take a Fiesta for a test drive today.