Ford is Helping Those in the East Coast When it Matters Most

With Hurricane Sandy ravaging the East Coast and leaving many people without homes, power, and cars, the Ford Motor Company has stepped up and lent a helping hand in a major way.

For starters, Ford is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to help with the relief efforts in the areas of the East Coast that got hit hard this week by Hurricane Sandy. This contribution comes as no surprise, as Ford and the American Red Cross have been proud partners for over 30 years.

As for the victims themselves, Ford is also offering a $500 cash bonus off a new car purchase to anyone affected by the hurricane. Many cars have been damaged and some people have lost their cars altogether in the flooding and destruction. Ford is hoping this contribution will chip in to help these people at least start to get back on their feet.

If that doesn’t seem like enough, Ford Credit has a Disaster Relief Program that allows their customers to postpone their normal monthly payments by a month or two, to give these victims a chance to get back to some sort of normalcy. This will be a huge help to those living paycheck to paycheck.

At Friendly Ford, our thoughts are with all those who were devastated on the East Coast this week and we certainly wish them the best in their recovery efforts.

How Far Will You Go for the All-New C-MAX Energi?

Ford is at it again, breaking records and saving you time and money with the all-new—hang in there, it’s a mouthful—108-MPGe C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. This daring plug-in hybrid achieved an EPA-certified 620 mile driving range. Think of all the places you could go without have to stop at the pump to fill up your tank and empty your wallet. You could make it from New York to Detroit without stopping, or L.A. to Phoenix, or Chicago to Memphis, or even Orlando to Birmingham.

How is this possible? The C-MAX Energi does this by using a combination of the power stored in the vehicle’s superior lithium-ion battery and just one tank of gasoline, meaning you can go further longer. The Toyota Prius plug-in and the Chevy Volt simply do not—and cannot—compare to the C-MAX Energi. The Prius comes 80 miles short with a 540 mile range, and the Volt achieves even less with only 380 miles.

Even in pure electric mode, there is nothing that compares to the C-MAX Energi. It can get up to 21 miles just on electric power, which is more than is generally necessary to get to work and back, or to run to the grocery, or to take the kids to school, meaning drivers can do their daily commutes without spending a cent on gas. On the other hand, the Prius plug-in only gets 6 miles on all electric. That is not even a third of the range of the C-MAX Energi!

The C-MAX Energi does not, however, sacrifice quality for quantity. Believe it or not, this tiny yet powerful vehicle gets 195 hp (60 more than the Prius plug-in hybrid). And equipped with the latest in technology, such as the new hands-free lift gate and active park assist, the C-MAX Energi is the way to go.

Head down to Friendly Ford today and check out the all-new 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid!

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium Fuses Fuel Efficiency and Luxury

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is American’s most fuel-efficient midsize sedan. But in a world where customers demand the finest luxury and latest technology, Ford knows that fuel efficiency is not enough. That is why the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium mixes business and pleasure, delivering you the highest miles per gallon you’ll get out of a midsize sedan while at the same time offering you the luxury of a smooth ride and the entertainment technology you deserve.

The Fusion Hybrid Titanium model adds luxury and class to the regular 2013 Fusion Hybrid, with standard features such as leather interior (seats, steering wheel, and gear shift), a premium 12-speaker Sony audio system with HD radio, and SYNC connectivity with the enhanced and voice controlled MyFord Touch system. Also standard are a rear deck spoiler, front fog lamps, chrome accents on the door handles, and polished 18-inch alloy wheels.

The interior is designed for premium comfort, with both front seats controlled by power adjustability. For added safety, the Titanium comes equipped with a rearview camera and a Reverse Sensing System. Driving at night? Not a problem with the cabin’s ambient light system and an auto-dimming electrochromic rearview mirror.

The hybrid powertrain is started with a push-button start, and an advanced lithium-ion battery pack comes with the Titanium model. It is one-third lighter than previous batteries but provides even more power, allowing for speeds up to 62 mph during electric driving.

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium is the perfect way to go green without sacrificing power and luxury. Keep your eyes peeled for the all-new midsize sedan at Friendly Ford early next year.