Though the world isn’t ending anytime soon, life nowadays can feel a bit apocalyptic. To help cope with some of that stress and let our imaginations run wild, Rob Gill, an automotive writer for The Sun, recently called the Ford Ranger Raptor, “the perfect bug-out vehicle for the end of days.”
In a true apocalypse, we can imagine the world being a rough
and rocky place with destruction everywhere. You would want a vehicle that
could conquer any terrain that comes in its path and the Ranger Raptor is that
According to Gill, the truck’s off-road capabilities are
“truly epic” thanks to its ability to tear up gravel roads at more than 100 mph
and take on big jumps with ease. You also won’t have to worry about running out
of fuel in the future apocalyptic world and siphoning fuel as often because it
offers about 26 mpg.
When you are ready to return to civilization after living
out your apocalyptic daydream, the Ranger Raptor makes it easy with breadcrumbs
navigation. It drops a navigational pin every second so you can follow them on
your way back home.
The only downside to the Ranger Raptor is that it is not yet available in the United States; however, according to some sources, it could arrive sometime in 2022.
Ford makes a massive variety of vehicles, from the fuel-efficient Escape to the burly F-350 pickup truck. The automaker recently expanded its portfolio by creating the Ford F-750 EarthRoamer XV-HD, a four-wheel-drive F-750 chassis that supports a tiny home capable of sleeping six people. If you want to go on expeditions with your family without relying on a bulky RV with no off-road capabilities, the Ford F-750 EarthRoamer XV-HD is calling your name.
containing sleeping room for six, the F-750 EarthRoamer boasts a bathroom with
a shower, another bathroom with a toilet, a fully functional kitchen, a dining
area, and a bed lofted above the cabin.
6.7-liter Powerstroke engine generates 330 horsepower and 725 pound-feet of
torque. Plus, the EarthRoamer XV-HD ensures a smooth ride with massive 46-inch
wheels, rear air suspension with shocks, hydraulic leveling, and LED lights,
just to make sure other drivers can spot your house on wheels.
Tatro is the President and Chief Operating Officer of EarthRoamer and his words
reflect the buzz and enthusiasm surrounding the revolutionary vehicle. “The HD is
our most innovative product yet,” he stated. “It utilizes state-of-the-art
construction and systems to bring comfort and functionality to the next level.”
While no dealership offers the F-750 EarthRoamer yet, Tropical Ford offers a massive selection of Ford models. We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect Ford for your lifestyle.
The 2020 Ford Super Duty won’t arrive at Tropical Ford until the end of this year, but already it’s making waves in the news with its unbelievable number of best-in-class accolades for its three engine options.
The standard 6.2-liter gas V8, for example, delivers
best-in-class max payload capacity at 7,850 pounds.
Need more power? Go with the new 7.3-liter gas V8 engine,
which pumps out best-in-class 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, another
But the most impressive performance stats come from the
available 6.7-liter Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine. This engine achieves
best-in-class diesel gooseneck towing at 37,000 pounds, best-in-class diesel
fifth-wheel towing at 32,500 pounds, and best-in-class diesel conventional
towing at 24,200 pounds. It also cranks out best-in-class horsepower and torque
— 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft respectively.
But that’s not all. Ford also promises that the new 2020
Ford Super Duty truck lineup will also offer best-in-class water fording
capability thanks to the Tremor Off-Road Package.
“Ford truck customers are building a better world with Super
Duty, and we’re helping them work even harder with the most available diesel
towing, payload, torque, and power you can get in a heavy-duty pickup,” explained
Mike Pruitt, Super Duty chief engineer. “We’re excited to be in the nation’s
largest truck market at the State Fair of Texas announcing we’ve surpassed the
kilotorque barrier and made it standard with every pickup truck featuring a
Power Stroke diesel engine.”
For many of us who love to text, emojis are a great way to say what we want in a fun, easy way. You know the cliche — a picture is worth a thousand words. While there are nearly 3,000 emojis to choose from, Ford thinks there a very important one missing: a pickup truck emoji.
Since last year, Ford has been talking with the Unicode Consortium about adding a pickup truck to the growing list of available icons. And, in an announcement on World Emoji Day, Ford celebrated its success by saying the pickup truck has been added to the list of potential emojis for early 2020.
“When customers started demanding a truck emoji, we knew we
had to help make it happen,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president, automotive.
“Given the popularity of Ford trucks globally, there’s no one better than
Ford to help bring an all-new pickup truck emoji to hard-working texters around
Ford said it worked hard to decide what kind of design the
truck emoji should have. The team spent time sorting through message boards and
social media feeds to understand what customers wanted. Ultimately, this
research resulted in an icon of a blue pickup with a modern design.
Luckily, you don’t have to settle for an emoji. You can drive home in a real pickup truck from Tropical Ford.
When you think about the fastest trucks on the road, you might imagine the truly impressive Raptor. However, even that truck is not as fast as the 2019 Ford F-150 Limited. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 with 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
Car and Driver recently put this luxurious truck to the test
and got some astounding results. With its 450-horsepower engine, it achieves a
0-60 mph time of just 5.1 seconds, which makes it one of the fastest trucks
ever produced. It also takes on the quarter mile run in just 13.7 seconds.
Along with its incredible speed, the F-150 Limited has
impressive stopping power, too. With its 22-inch Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico
all-season tires, it can come to a full stop in just 168 feet.
Inside, the F-150 Limited is just as impressive. It comes
standard with upgraded leather upholstery, wood and aluminum trim details, a
navigation system, heated and ventilated front seats, 8-inch touch screen with
Ford SYNC® 3, FordPass Wi-Fi® capabilities, Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™, a
sunroof, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Besides speed and technology, the Ford F-150 Limited also
comes well-equipped with advanced safety features to boost your confidence on
the road. Just some of these available tools inclue BLIS® (Blind Spot
Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, Rear View Camera with Dynamic
Hitch Assist, and AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®).
One of the most highly anticipated vehicles of the year, the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger is set to reclaim the throne amongst midsize pickups early this year. Boasting best-in-class torque with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine, best-in-class EPA-estimated gas mileage, and best-in-class gas payload and towing capability, midsize truck enthusiasts are already enthused about the return of the Ranger.
To make the 2019 Ranger even more appealing, Ford has
announced that Yakima adventure accessories will be available for the Ranger
directly from dealerships.
Ford has designed the 2019 Ford Ranger to be a true companion for outdoorsy adventures. Yakima accessories are tailor-made to enhance the model’s driving experience. Accessories include the BedRock Heavy Duty truck bed rack and a 78-inch crossbar (that allows drivers to carry bikes, boats, and more above the bed). The LongArm bed extender lengthens the truck bed by up to 4 feet and can carry approximately 300 pounds.
With the availability of high-quality Yakima accessories
right through the dealership, drivers can more conveniently customize their new
2019 Ford Ranger to suit their lifestyle and needs.
Test-drive the 2019 Ranger when it arrives on our lot here
at Tropical Ford. Until then, visit us to test-drive one of our other shiny new
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The 2019 Ford Ranger is almost here, and we can’t wait. From its strong performance to its trail-ready capability, the Ranger makes a stunning entrance into the midsize pickup truck segment.
The Ranger will be produced at the newly updated Michigan Assembly Plant, which has been producing Ford vehicles for six decades. This adventurous pickup will come equipped with a standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that delivers 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, offering you smooth power and capability for whatever terrain you choose to traverse. In fact, the Ranger offers the most torque of any midsize pickup out there, so you can feel cool and confident while behind the wheel. The engine comes paired with a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission, which further elevates the feel of your ride, and features Auto Start-Stop technology that works to optimize efficiency.
Remarkably, the Ranger also boasts best-in-class towing and payload. When equipped with the Trailer Tow Package and trailer brake controller, the spirited 2019 Ranger can tow up to 7,500 pounds. Rick Bolt, the chief engineer of the Ford Ranger, expressed pride in the model’s enhanced brawn. “Think of Ranger as the biggest and most capable backpack for your gear. With 1,860 pounds of maximum payload, Ranger can haul nearly a ton of gear to enable your next adventure.”
The 2018 F-150 awards are coming in left and right, including the recent Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) award. Scoring top marks at the Texas Truck Rodeo hosted by the TAWA, the new F-150 impressed judges with its competitive design and precision-tuned EcoBoost® engine options. The F-150 Raptor also took first place in the Off-Road Pickup Truck category.
According to Ford, the TAWA panel at the Truck Rodeo consists of more than 70 journalists who are experts in the auto industry, all of whom test pickups for more than 300 hours. Believe it or not, the Ford F-Series has won 14 other times throughout the history of the TAWA awards.
“With the new 2018 F-150, we’re honored to earn back-to-back Truck of Texas awards for F-Series, a recognition that speaks to the truck team’s dedication to our hardworking customers,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president and president, North America. “That’s especially true in Texas—truck capital of the world.”
The new F-150 has new features like an Auto Start-Stop feature for all engines, which helps to preserve gas, and an all-new 3.3-liter V6 option. The Raptor is built for off-road trails, offering a high-output engine, a Terrain Management System™, BF Goodrich KO2 tires, and upgraded FOX shocks. You can test the new F-150 and the F-150 Raptor at Tropical Ford today.
There’s no other pickup like the Ford Raptor. This truck was built for off-roading through and through. From its powertrain to its suspension to every little detail, the rugged terrain is this truck’s destiny. If you’re taking a Ford Raptor or another Ford truck from Tropical Ford out off-roading for the first time this summer, use these helpful tips for off-roading to stay safe and have the most fun.
Read the Manual Before you go off-roading, you need to make sure you understand everything about your vehicle. Read your owner’s manual to learn about things like traction control and the four-wheel drive system to get a basic understanding of its capabilities.
Practice First The Ford Raptor delivers exceptional handling and excellent grip on mountain roads and twisty, rocky surfaces. But before you take the Ford Raptor out for the real deal, get a little practice in on a smaller scale first. Find small creeks, steep inclines, and gravel roads where you can get a feel for how the truck handles so you’ll be more prepared.
Bring the Right Tools Don’t just head out empty handed. Not only should you bring with you a first aid kit for your safety, but you’ll need tools for your truck’s safety too. Look into purchasing the type of tools that will help you recover should you get stuck, like a quality winch, which can pull you out of a muddy situation.
Ford made headlines earlier this month at the 2017 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, where they revealed their plans to add electric work vehicles and electric trucks to their line-up, which can cut costs for business owners while also lowering the negative effects of the vehicles on the environment.
Namely, Ford mentioned the F-150, F-250, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up trucks; the F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks; the Transit and E-Series vehicles; and also the F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis trucks as models that would get either electric or hydraulic hybrid variants.
The changes will take place courtesy of Ford’s Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program, which is being expanded and sometimes referred to as “eQVM” – hinting towards its electric interests. The Ford eQVM program will be adopting XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, and Lightning Hybrids for the various models it plans to expand.
Of course, the Ford F-150 and much of Ford’s truck lineup already represent the most efficient vehicles in their class – but even better efficiency couldn’t hurt!
Currently, we don’t know much else about the electric Ford trucks and when they would hit dealerships. But in the meantime, if you’d like to check out our enormous selection of Ford pick-up trucks and Ford work trucks, visit us anytime at Tropical Ford!