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MotorWeek Sings Praises of Stunning 2017 Ford Explorer


In the pantheon of the industry's most impressive full-size SUVs, the Ford Explorer is without a doubt a deity. Since arriving on the scene way back in 1990, the Explorer's managed to establish itself as a household name in the world of American automotive.

Wondering what it is that the current 2017 iteration brings to the table?

Then, click "play" on the clip below. Here to provide you with the need-to-know details about the latest Explorer are our friends over at MotorWeek:

A turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine is optional on the Base and XLT trims. Good for…

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Ford F-Series is America's Truck Leader 40 Years Running

It's lonely at the top, especially if you have been up there for four decades. Yesterday, the Ford Motor Company issued a press release proudly announcing that January 2017 marks the 40th year in a row that Ford F-Series has been the number one pick up in America, with sales exceeding 26 million units. Furthermore, F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in general for 35 years.

The impressive run began in January of 1977 with the introduction of an all-new F-150 light-duty pickup featuring an improved 351-series V8 engine, standard front disc brakes, and an extended SuperCab offering...

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How Has Ford Survived More Than a Century?

Truck historians can list a number of brands that have been left "in the dust" of Ford.  Ford has made some key decisions to remain strong, tough and relevant.  The formidable brand was started on June 16, 1903.
Not even Christmas fruit cake can last more than a century.  Ford's longevity has been quite impressive. It was the car manufacturer to perfect the assembly line.
Henry Ford also gave employees livable wage, which allowed them to purchase the cars and trucks that they made.
Ford also has full control of its in-house engine and transmission.  Thus, when its engineers…
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Was Cadillac Founded from Remains of Henry Ford Company?

You have heard the saying, "third time's a charm," right?
This might be true for the Ford Motor Company.  For Henry Ford actually had two other starts before he finally got it right.
Did one of these "false starts" ultimately become Cadillac?
In 1899, Ford was ready to start manufacturing his automobile.  He gathered a group of investors together, including Detroit Mayor William Maybury and Senator Thomas ...
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All-New 2016 Ford Focus RS Flexes its Muscle for MotorWeek


Should you find yourself seeking a hot hatchback for your next vehicular purchase, we here at Midway Ford Truck Center feel it's high time you had a look at our esteemed American automaker's latest, the all-new 2016 Ford Focus RS.


That answer, conveniently enough, can be found in the clip below. Pair up with our pals over at MotorWeek, as they explain just what makes the Focus RS so very special:

Without a doubt its main event, the Focus RS's engine -- a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder -- is altogether in a league of its own. Rated at…

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Autotrader Tries 2017 Ford Explorer on for Size


Look: we here at Midway Ford Truck Center are not typically ones to boast; that's simply not our style.

However, when it comes to the 2017 Ford Explorer -- the American automaker's icon of the full-size crossover class -- we quite honestly cannot resist crowing.

And we think you'll see just what we mean after scoping the clip below, a video review of the latest Explorer from our chums over at Autotrader. Have a looksee right here:

Brilliantly appointed from bonnet to boot, the Explorer's base trim is not one to disappoint.

Standard features on this model include…

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Protect Your Summer



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"Seat belts: You might be thinking, really? Isn’t this fairly basic knowledge? Since it remains the most important piece of safety equipment, we’re revisiting proper buckling-up. Long stretches of highway can sometimes result in occupants slipping into what they think is a more comfortable belted position, but remember, you need to ensure that it tightly encircles your hips, not your waist. Never place the shoulder belt behind your back or under your arm."

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Towing is Easier than Ever with Ford

Summer is on its way, and with it truck owners look forward to the months ahead. Time to get back out and adventure—whether that means towing a trailer full of four-wheelers or a camper, a boat or something else entirely.

Towing requires a special skill set to be sure. There is the hookup to know backward and front—you definitely don’t want anything falling off or loosening on your trip—and also the towing itself. You have to be able to maneuver your truck both while driving and backing up.

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