Ford F-150 Lightning Gets More Horsepower, Higher Max Payload

All-New Ford F-150 Lightning

The Ford F-150 Lightning, the brand’s first fully-electric pickup truck, has started shipping out to early buyers. And according to Ford, its electric battery range, payload, and horsepower are all higher than the initial projections.

When it was announced in May of last year, the brand new F-150 Lightning was estimated to put out 563 horsepower with the extended-range battery pack, and 426 horsepower with the standard-range battery. The payload was 2,000 pounds, and the battery range maxed out at 300 miles on a full charge.

Those numbers are nothing to sneeze at. But the final version raises that number quite a bit, to 580 horsepower with the extended range pack and 452 horsepower with the standard-range battery. The F-150 Lightning delivers the horsepower needed for big towing and hauling jobs.

The payload is the biggest difference. The F-150 Lightning has a payload of 2,235 pounds, up from the original estimate of 2,000 lbs. And the XLT and Lariat trims see an increase in their estimated battery range, from 300 to 320 with the extended-range battery.[1]

Regardless of whether you opt for the standard- or extended-range battery, you’ll get 775 lb-ft of torque, the highest torque on a Ford F-150 ever. The F-150 Lightning is just as reliable for towing and hauling as the gas version, with the benefit of at-home charging and a super long range that makes stopping for gas a thing of the past.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is all but sold out, so if you want to get your hands on the next batch of this amazing truck, contact the team at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.

[1] Excludes Platinum models. Based on full charge. USA EPA-targeted range reflecting current status based on analytical projection consistent with US EPA combined drive cycle. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

Get a Closer Look at the High-Powered 2022 Ford Edge ST

2022 Ford Edge ST

The 2022 Ford Edge ST is the performance-driven SUV you need for daily driving, weekend adventures, and everything in between. With its powerful engine, abundant safety tech, and expansive cabin, the Ford Edge ST is a versatile, affordable option that doesn’t skimp on features.

The Ford Edge ST comes standard with a 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost® engine, which delivers 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the ST offers an available ST Performance Brake Package that adds 21-inch wheels, summer tires, performance brake pads, and more.

And you’ll love all the amenities that add comfort and convenience to your ride when you’re tearing down the highway. Ambient interior lighting makes the cabin feel homey and inviting, for instance, and the available cooled front seats are perfect for hot summer days. Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start lets you get on the road without touching your keys. There’s even an available wireless charging pad.

Ford has also packed the 2022 Edge ST with plenty of safety and driver-assist tech. Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and the Lane-Keeping System are both standard. And you can opt for the Enhanced Active Park Assist System, which includes Forward and Side Sensing Systems, Reverse Perpendicular Parking, and Parallel Parking.

Interested in riding tall in one of the most exciting new SUVs available today? You can custom order your very own 2022 Ford Edge ST and take delivery right here at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.

Ford Reveals Results of First Human Rights Report

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford is always striving to make the world a better place. The automaker is leading the charge towards vehicle electrification, cutting carbon emissions, and achieving sustainability. And to keep track of these strides, the brand has released the latest installment of its Integrated Sustainability and Financial Report, which now includes the inaugural Ford Human Rights Report.

In these annual reports, the brand voluntarily discloses its progress towards its environmentally conscious goals, such as achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. This year, Ford achieved a few impressive milestones. The brand has cut its water consumption by 78% since the year 2000, and recently joined forces with Redwood Materials to help drivers recycle their EV batteries.

Along with the Integrated Sustainability and Financial Report, Ford released a Human Rights Report — a first for both the brand and the U.S. automotive industry. This report details how the automaker sources its materials, as well as how the brand manufactures components and manages its labor force.

Recent triumphs include the creation of diversity, equity, and inclusion goals to increase gender and racial diversity within the company’s senior ranks, along with initiatives to improve access to nutrition and medicine in underserved communities at home and abroad.

At Tropical Ford, we also put our community first. Whether you’re buying, leasing, trading in your old vehicle, or seeking quality automotive repairs, we’re proud to provide the best customer service in Orlando, Florida.

Get to Know the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler

The 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler | Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida
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Ford recently revealed the brand-new 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler. Designed with adventurous — and value-conscious — drivers in mind, the Rattler accessory package adds custom styling and off-road-oriented features to the entry-level Ford F-150 XL.

Every 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler offers confident handling courtesy of standard with all-wheel, an electronic rear-locking differential, and Hill Descent Control. The Rattler accessory package also armors your truck’s underbody with skid plates and provides a confident ride with all-terrain tires and tailor-made shock absorbers.

In addition to its adventure-ready accessories, the F-150 Rattler boasts rugged styling features. On the outside, you’ll find exclusive badges, custom rattlesnake-inspired graphics, a dual exhaust system, and bold 18-inch aluminum wheels. The cabin is just as bespoke, with burnished bronze accents, sleek Onyx seating, and a custom color palette.

According to Ford truck group marketing manager Todd Eckert, the 2023 F-150 Rattler strikes a balance between off-road capability and budget-friendly pricing. “This truck builds off the F-150 off-road legacy while allowing us to introduce new customers to the right blend of styling and value in the F-150 lineup,” Eckert explained.

Want to be one of the first drivers in Orlando, Kissimmee, or Hunter’s Creek to drive home in one of these adventure-ready pickups? Contact us at Tropical Ford for the latest updates on the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler. Or check out our great selection of F-150 trucks and stop in for a test drive.

2022 Ford Maverick Wins Two Cars.com Awards

2022 Ford Maverick | Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida
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Looking for versatility, efficiency, and unbeatable value? Cars.com would like to refer you to the 2022Ford Maverick — after all, it was the publication’s pick for both the Best Pickup Truck of 2022 and the Best of the Year award.

The experts at Cars.com heaped praise upon the Maverick for its impressive value, capability, and ample accessory options. Editors also noted its fun exterior color options, convenient climate controls, and modern good looks. Plus, the judges appreciated its 191-horsepower hybrid powertrain, which earns an EPA-estimated 42 mpg in the city, 37 mpg combined, and 33 mpg when cruising down the highway.[1]

On top of being the most efficient pickup truck on the market, the Maverick can tow up to 4,000 pounds or haul a maximum of 1,500 pounds. And best of all, it’s the most affordable full-hybrid vehicle on the market with a starting price just under $20,000 MSRP.[2]

The Cars.com wins aren’t the only triumphs for the Maverick. This incredible compact pickup also earned the 2022 North American Truck of the Year™ award in January.

Don’t miss out on this efficient and versatile truck. Custom order your very own 2022 Ford Maverick through the Tropical Ford website today and get ready to turn heads as you cruise around in Hunter’s Creek, Orlando, and Kissimmee.

[1] EPA-estimated rating of 42 city/33 hwy/37 combined mpg. Actual mileage will vary.

[2] Current MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.

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.

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