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.
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.
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.
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.
Car and Driver was impressed by the Mustang Mach-E’s performance. The 2021 model has an EPA-estimated range of 305 miles, so you won’t have to search for a charging station often.* Once it’s time to charge, you can do so while relaxing at home or through the FordPass™ Charging Network.
The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition can go 0-60 mph in only 3.5 seconds, and its powertrain delivers 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque.** This model proves that EVs can be just as thrilling as their gas-powered counterparts.
A comfortable cabin
The interior of the Mustang Mach-E is also plenty spacious, noted Car and Driver. The driver’s seat sits up high, providing plenty of visibility, and you’ll have lots of legroom too since the battery is under the floor. There are even 4.7 cubic feet of storage space in the front trunk that’s ideal for muddy or wet gear.
Learn more about the features that make the Mustang Mach-EV the top EV when you call Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.
*Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.
**Ford test data based on typical industry methodology using 1-ft. rollout. Your results may vary.
When it comes to fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles, it’s hard to top Ford’s lineup. With an SUV like the Ford Explorer Hybrid, the Ford Escape Hybrid, or the Ford Escape PHEV at your disposal, you’ll spend less money on gas during a busy commute. U.S. News and World Report agrees, and recently added all three Ford hybrids to their list of the 12 Most Fuel-Efficient Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid SUVs for 2021.
Topping the list was the all-new 2021 Ford Escape PHEV, which is set to hit the lot of Tropical Ford in the near future. U.S. News had this to say about the efficient SUV: “The Escape PHEV has an all-electric range of 37 miles, and it’s highly efficient whether you’re using gas or electric power.* With almost 40 miles of all-electric range on tap, many drivers won’t have to fill up the gas tank very often.”
Next on the list was the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid, which earned an impressive USN Overall Score of 8.3/10. “Choosing the hybrid will save you about $300 per year over the base non-hybrid Escape,” says U.S. News.
Last but not least is the 2021 Ford Explorer Hybrid, which impressed U.S. News with its powerful engine and towing capability. According to the publication, opting for the hybrid version of the Explorer “will save you an average of $150 per year on fuel.”
If you’re looking to take your next daily drive to a whole new level, make the smart choice for your wallet and drive an efficient Ford hybrid. Schedule a test drive at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida, today.
*EPA-Estimated Ratings FWD (Actual mileage will vary)
Everybody loves a cool car, and Kelley Blue Book’s Coolest Cars list is a great resource for drivers looking to add an extra bit of awesome to their garage. KBB has just released its latest list of the industry’s coolest cars under $30,000. Unsurprisingly, the exceedingly cool 2021 Ford Bronco Sport came in at number one.
KBB had this to say about the 2021 Bronco Sport’s victory: “If you like to camp, bike, hike, or enjoy a day in the countryside, the Bronco Sport is one of the coolest ways to get there.”
A quick look at the 2021 Bronco Sport makes it clear why KBB awarded it with the top spot. From its classic Bronco styling to its athletic design, this is a vehicle that knows how to look as cool as possible. Add in a selection of vibrant color options and a safari-style roof, and you have an adventurous ride that’s guaranteed to turn heads.
The 2021 Bronco Sport’s coolness extends far beyond its visual appeal. This highly capable ride also sports standard 4×4 capability and G.O.A.T. Modes for off-roading supremacy, plus a mountain of accessories you can use to take your next road trip to a whole new level.
The affordable 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is available to test drive right now at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.
The new 2021 Ford Bronco is gaining recognition for its exciting capabilities, earning a spot on Popular Science’s Best of What’s New 2020 list. PopSci gave out 100 awards across 10 categories to some of the top innovations of the year, including AI-powered Virtual Visor and Bosch’s self-tinting. On the 2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport, that top innovation happens to be the new G.O.A.T. Modes.
The G.O.A.T. Modes pair with the Bronco’s Terrain Management System™ to offer some modes to assist with off-road explorations, such as Mud/Ruts, Slippery, and Rock Crawl. The rugged capability of the Ford Bronco makes it an extreme competitor for tough terrains. The 2021 Ford Bronco is also equipped with a class-exclusive seven-speed manual that assists with its handling and capability.
With a spirit that lives up to its tagline, Built Wild, the 2021 Ford Bronco enhances the rugged lifestyle experience for outdoor enthusiasts. The 2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport are perfect for adventurous families, delivering impressive off-road performance thanks to standard 4×4 capabilities and powerful engines. The Ford-exclusive G.O.A.T. Modes give Bronco drivers the ability to navigate and conquer any terrain, which is why this innovative system deserves the recognition it earned from PopSci.
Michigan congresswoman Debbie Dingell presented WEC’s Gold Medal to Ford during a virtual ceremony on December 15. Ford CEO Jim Farley and Chief Sustainability, Environment, and Safety Officer Bob Hollycross accepted the award that recognized Ford’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
In his pre-recorded acceptance speech, Farley highlighted ways that Ford has taken the lead in environmental areas, such as meeting California’s emissions standards and keeping within the framework of the Paris Climate Agreement. Ford also revealed its plans to be carbon neutral by 2050 in its annual Sustainability Report released in the spring. The eco-friendly automaker plans to eliminate the use of single-use plastics and move manufacturing to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.
The WEC Gold Medal is not the first green medal Ford has received. The automaker was recently recognized by CDP for its commitment to water conservation and fighting climate change, earning its sixth straight spot on the A-List for water security and second straight A-List honor for climate change. Looking for an eco-friendly daily driver? Consider the new Ford Escape, which offers a hybrid powertrain. You can find this efficient, sporty ride at Tropical Ford in Orlando.
The all-new Escape
comes with a standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety suite, which includes
Pre-Collision Assist and Automatic Emergency Braking. These technologies use
sensors to detect potential car accidents and apply the brakes if necessary.
During IIHS testing, for instance, the Escape avoided collisions at 12 mph and
25 mph — earning the vehicle a Superior rating.
To earn the Top Safety Pick award, the Escape scored “Good” in all six aspects of the crash tests, including driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraint, and passenger-side small overlap front tests.
What else is distinct
about the Ford Escape’s safety features? The Escape Titanium comes with LED
reflector headlights to optimize visibility, and the model scored exceptionally
well when it came to child seat anchors. You’ll also find a Blind Spot
Information System to monitor hard-to-see areas, available Active Park Assist
to make parking easier than ever, and available Adaptive Cruise Control to keep
you at a safe following distance.
Test drive the Escape
at Tropical Ford today to learn more about its advanced safety systems.
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.”