Ford Wins Big with 5 KBB 2022 Best Buy Awards

2022 Ford Maverick | Orlando, FL

The Blue Oval has done it again. Five vehicles in the 2022 Ford lineup won KBB Best Buy Awards, including heavy hitters like the all-new Maverick and F-150.

In fact, the amazing 2022 Ford Maverick — the first pickup in America with a standard hybrid engine — won two top KBB Best Buy Awards. Not only is the Maverick the best bet among compact pickup trucks, but the experts at Kelley Blue Book ruled the Maverick the Best New Model overall.

“There aren’t many vehicles out there that offer this level of capability, fuel economy, and features for such a low price,” writes KBB.com’s Allyson Harwood. “Ford hit it out of the park, developing a small truck that will appeal to everyone, not just truck buyers. That’s why the Ford Maverick is Kelley Blue’s Best New Model for 2022.”

The Maverick was not alone in victory. Joining the compact pickup in the winner’s circle are the Ford F-150, Ford Expedition, and Ford Mustang Mach-E. These vehicles won for full-size pickup truck, full-size SUV, and electric vehicle, respectively.

When you’re talking about the 2022 Ford lineup, there’s no shortage of great options. In addition to the 2022 KBB Best Buy Award winners, you have options like the family-friendly Escape, rugged Bronco and Bronco Sport, and sporty Mustang fastback and convertible.

Looking to upgrade to a new ride this year? Check out our great selection of new Ford vehicles at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.

Ford Gets Tropical with 2022 Bronco Everglades

2022 Ford Bronco Everglades | Orlando, FL

Orlandoans know a thing or two about seeking and finding adventure. So does Ford. The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades is perhaps the most ideal model for Florida fun, boasting all the tools you’ll need to make the most out of your next run through the wetlands.

Perhaps the coolest upgrade you get with the Bronco Everglades is a class-exclusive signature snorkel. Running up along the A-pillar on the passenger side, this snorkel helps the SUV perform in tough conditions like deep water and heavy dust.

“Bronco enthusiasts demand style as well as performance, so we challenged ourselves to create a snorkel with high-end function and a look that really suits the vehicle,” said Ryan Olsson, design manager. “What really sets the Everglades snorkel apart is the head and reversible intake. It completely changes the way a snorkel can look and function.”

Speaking of look and function, the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades serves both purposes nicely. It stands out even from other models in the Bronco lineup thanks to its Carbonized Gray grille with gloss black Bronco lettering and exclusive Desert Sand color option. And it gets to work with features like a 300-horsepower EcoBoost® engine and an advanced 4×4 system.

The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades arrives this summer, but it will likely be very hard to get your hands on one if you don’t already have a Ford Bronco reserved. But don’t fret! The Everglades is just one of the many models available in the Bronco stable. Check out our selection online or start your custom order with Tropical Ford today.

Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain in Orlando

Spring has returned, and that means you can expect a lot of the wet stuff around Orlando in the months ahead. Before you head out during a downpour, keep in mind some key tips for driving safely in the rain.

Take your time

The worst thing you can do when the roads are slick is go too fast. If you are worried about running late, leave 10 minutes earlier than normal to give yourself time to get where you’re going. Driving too fast increases your risk of losing control of your vehicle and can put you in jeopardy.

Know how to handle a worst-case scenario

Say you hit a large pocket of water and your vehicle begins to skid. It’s crucial that you know what to do when your vehicle is hydroplaning. AAA recommends two basic steps: looking and steering in the direction you want your car to go and being very light with the brakes. If you handle this situation coolly, you can get back on the road like nothing ever happened.

Make sure your car is up to snuff

Tackling adverse weather with bad tires, old brakes, or ineffective windshield wipers is not ideal. If your vehicle is due for maintenance heading into spring, be sure to bring it into Tropical Ford and we’ll get you all squared away.

Be safe out there and remember to contact Tropical Ford for all your vehicle needs in Orlando, Florida.

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Trick Out Your Truck with These Ford Accessories

Whether you’ve got the multipurpose Maverick, rugged Ranger, fearsome F-150, or powerful Super Duty, you’ve already made a great choice by opting for a Built Ford Tough® truck. If you want to build on that smart investment, take your pick of some great Ford truck accessories available at Ford’s website and through Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.

Bed products

One of the best things you can do to ensure the longevity of your Ford truck is protecting the bed. Ford offers several different truck bed accessories including liners, tonneau covers, and cargo management options like ramps and storage boxes.

Seat covers

If you’re out and about in Orlando soaking up the sun, salt, and surf, you may want to invest in some high-quality seat covers to protect yourself. Ford carries Covercraft products for its trucks, ensuring a pleasant mix of style and toughness — just like the trucks themselves.

Bike products

If you like biking around Orlando for fun, the Ford truck lineup is available with accessories to help make it easier to embrace your passion. With options like Yakima hitch-mounted swing racks and lockable rack-mounted bike carriers, you can easily put together a big biking outing for your whole crew.

There are tons of ways to accessorize your Ford truck. Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida, can help you make the right choices, place your order, and easily install your new accessories so that you can start planning how to put your truck to the test.

2019 Ford Ranger Bike | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

45 in a Row: Ford F-Series is America’s Bestselling Truck Again

For 45 years in a row, the Ford F-Series has reigned supreme as the bestselling truck in America. Ford secured the 45th year of dominance thanks in no small part to the new F-150 — a class-leading, innovative pickup you can check out now at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.

The Ford F-150 and Super Duty finished the year with a combined 726,004 trucks sold in the United States. That was enough to beat the No. 2 truck by a total of 156,616, making 2021 yet another dominant year for America’s favorite truck.

2021 didn’t just mark 45 straight years for the F-Series as America’s bestselling truck. It was also the 40th year in a row that the F-Series has been America’s top-selling vehicle overall.

There are tons of reasons why drivers turn to the new F-150 in particular. From class-leading towing and a first-in-class hybrid to technologies like BlueCruise and SYNC® 4, this is the smartest, toughest, and most capable truck Ford has ever made.

But Ford isn’t stopping there. Just over the horizon is the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, a game-changer of a truck that delivers zero emissions with zero compromises. Clearly, Ford intends to make the F-Series America’s bestselling truck for 46 years and well beyond.

Whether you’re interested in the first-ever all-electric Ford truck, the undeniable F-150, or the workhorse Super Duty, contact Tropical Ford. We’ll help you get the truck you want and make selling or trading in your current ride easy.

2021 Ford F-150 | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

2022 Ford Maverick, Bronco Named North American Truck, Utility Vehicle of the Year

Ford has done it again … twice. After taking home top honors last year, Ford once again won the North American Truck of the Year and North American Utility Vehicle of the Year awards thanks to the 2022 Ford Maverick and Bronco, respectively.

Fifty independent jurors gave the all-new Maverick and Bronco top honors running away. The 2022 Ford Maverick outscored the two runners up combined in terms of total points while the Bronco held the largest margin of victory over a second-place vehicle.

The jurors did not mince words in expressing their love for the Maverick and Bronco. Car and Driver’s Steven Cole Smith called the Maverick “the best buy in the North American auto realm” thanks to its low price and great fuel economy. Of the 2022 Ford Bronco, The Detroit News’ Henry Payne says the off-road SUV is “a home run” that stands as an immediate challenger to the competition.

Neither the 2022 Ford Maverick or 2022 Ford Bronco are strangers to big-time awards. They’re also the regular recipients of driver admiration — customers who’ve taken delivery of both at Tropical Ford in Orlando have sung their praises loud and clear. Want to ride with an award-winner? Contact the team at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida, and learn how you can get behind the wheel of the 2022 Ford Maverick or 2022 Ford Bronco — the 2022 North American Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year.

2022 Ford Bronco and 2022 Ford Maverick | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

Ford Shows Off Maverick, Bronco Customization at SEMA 2021

If there’s one thing Ford knows a thing or two about, it’s customization. Getting your Ford, your way is easy at Tropical Ford thanks to our end-to-end custom order process. Ford recently showed off how you could customize new vehicles like the Maverick and Bronco even more by bringing 40 personalized project vehicles to this year’s SEMA Show.

“We designed Ford vehicles to be easier to customize, with installation points and aftermarket accessories engineered from the start of the design process,” said Eric Cin, Ford global director, vehicle personalization, accessories, and licensing. “We work actively with the aftermarket to share our product designs so customers can personalize and put the finishing touches on their vehicle to make it all their own.”

Many of the vehicles displayed at the 2021 SEMA Show reveal that you can change the complexion of a Ford vehicle with just a few tweaks. Tucci Hot Rods turned the all-new Maverick into a low-stanced street truck reminiscent of classic hot rods. BDS Suspensions transformed a Bronco two-door into a pickup truck perfect for first responders.

But customization isn’t just for the pros. With Ford Licensed Accessories, Genuine Ford Parts, and Ford Performance Parts — available at accessories.ford.com and through Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida — you can get a truck or SUV that perfectly fits your style. Interested in getting that Ford F-150, Mustang, or Explorer that’s so perfectly you? Contact our sales team and we’ll help get you started.

2021 Ford Bronco Lineup | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

Ford F-150 Lightning Makes Tailgating Easy with Mega Power Frunk

The list of cool features for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning seems as wide as it is long, but one of the features that stands out most lies under the hood. No, we’re not talking about an engine — the F-150 Lightning is all-electric, so there’s none there to be found. Instead, the space under the hood is what Ford calls a Mega Power Frunk — the largest front trunk space in the auto industry today.  

When designing the F-150 Lightning, the teams at Ford listened to drivers to make sure that the Mega Power Frunk more than lived up to its superlative name. To achieve this, the frunk offers 14 cubic feet of storage that’s lockable, drainable, and easily cleaned. That makes the already awesome F-150 Lightning ideal for tailgating in Orlando, Florida.

Even better? It features four 120-volt electric outlets that work with the truck’s Pro Power Onboard built-in generator. You can use these power sources for everything from TVs and consoles to refrigerators so that your pre-gaming ritual is limited only by your imagination.

“The F-150 Lightning pickup’s Mega Power Frunk is one of those features that reshape what vehicles can provide for customers,” said Ford F-150 Lightning Chief Program Engineer Linda Zhang. “Its sheer size, ample power supply, drainable floor, and open and close system that opens with the touch of a button make it frunking awesome!”

Frunking awesome, indeed. Everything about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning fits that description, and that’s why Ford has already sold out of its first run of reservations. Don’t miss out the next time around — contact your friends at Tropical Ford in Orlando and we’ll make sure you get your reservation in the next time this electrifying truck is up for grabs.

2022 Ford Lightning | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

2022 Ford Mustang Adds New Stealth Edition Appearance Package

Ford is bringing the heat with new options coming to the Mustang lineup. That includes the first-ever Stealth Appearance Package, available for the 2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost® Premium.

The 2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Edition Appearance Package adds several blacked-out touches to the exterior of the world-famous pony. You can pair 19-inch Ebony Black aluminum wheels, black mirror caps, and even a black pony emblem on the grille with your choice of Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, Dark Matter, and Shadow Black.

“The black accents really give the car a whole new persona, sinister and sporty all at once,” said Ford Mustang Brand Marketing Manager Jim Owens. “Naturally, the package needed the right name. Stealth Edition says it all.”

Ford is also upgrading the California Special for 2022, allowing drivers to add the GT Performance Package. This includes features like a TORSEN® limited-slip differential, Brembo® six-piston front brake calipers, and a retuned chassis — all adding up to smoother and more refined performance.

Ford continues to step it up with the Mustang in 2022. In addition to the Stealth Edition Appearance Package, the 2022 Ford Mustang will offer an Ice White Edition, the first-ever Mustang Coastal Edition, and a limited 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition in Brittany Blue.

Want to get your hands on an iconic pony car? You can order the 2022 Ford Mustang through Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.

2021 Ford Mustang | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

Ford Shows Off Built Wild™ Broncos at SEMA 2021

Each year, Ford plays a starring role at SEMA — the mega-popular convention for aftermarket vehicle customizers. At SEMA 2021 this October, Ford came to play with several custom takes on one of the newest additions to the lineup — the Built Wild™ Ford Bronco.

Ford brought four Ford Broncos and two Bronco Sports at SEMA 2021, showing off how customizable the new off-road-ready SUVs are. While each of the six custom Bronco vehicles is exciting and interesting in its own way, our favorite might just be the 2021 Bronco RTR Fun-Runner.

Created by Ford Performance legend and professional fun-haver Vaughn Gittin Jr., the Bronco RTR Fun-Runner leverages a mix of Ford Licensed Accessories and Ford Performance parts, turning a Bronco Badlands™ two-door into an SUV that looks perfect for a day at the beach in Florida.

But the Fun-Runner is just the tip of the iceberg. The 2021 Ford Bronco by Tucci Hot Rods is maybe the most unique of the bunch, swapping in Mattracks 88-Series quad tracks for wheels to make it better suited for mountain expeditions. There’s also the impressive 2021 Bronco BAJA FORGED by LGE-CTS Motorsports, which features an ICON Vehicle Dynamics® 3.0 suspension lift and an onboard refrigerator. On top of these and other Broncos, Ford rolled out customized takes on the all-new Maverick, Mustang, Mustang Mach-E, and F-150 at SEMA 2021. If you want to upgrade your Ford with great Ford Accessories, contact Tropical Ford in Orlando and we’ll help hook you up.

2021 Ford Bronco Lineup | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL