Ford Takes Competitive “Edge” at LA Auto Show

The Ford Motor Company brought along the new second-generation Ford Edge—in the form of the Ford Edge Concept — to the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, which runs from now till December 1. The new Edge comes with much more technology than its predecessor, especially in the form of autonomous driving. The Edge Concept can park itself and avoid obstacles in its path thanks to systems currently under development by Ford Engineers.

“The original Ford Edge offered customers in North America a fresh, compelling choice for an accommodating, efficient and safe medium utility vehicle,” Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president of The Americas for Ford, said. “The next-generation Edge—previewed in the Ford Edge Concept—will build on these cornerstones to create a global vehicle with technology to make life easier, and design and craftsmanship to appeal to customers around the globe.”

The Edge Concept comes with more than just new technology, though. Ford has redesigned the exterior to be sleeker and more aerodynamic, while it also ups the ante in fuel efficiency and capability too.

With such a strong showing just for the concept vehicle, Ford is in line to remain the best-selling utility brand for the third consecutive year. Come see us at Friendly Ford and we’ll show you why Ford has such an Edge over the competition today.

Six Fords Named Best Cars for the Money

For the second year in a row, US News & World Report recognizes Ford as the automotive leader, as six Ford vehicles were named as “2013 Best Cars for the Money.” US News & World Report determines the winner in each of 21 categories based on expert opinion, reliability attributes, and vehicle safety.

With its stylish looks, smart driving technology, 285 horsepower, and unsurpassed highway fuel economy, the 2013 Ford Edge was chosen as the best 2-row midsize SUV. Another stylish SUV that delivers the best fuel economy in its class is the 2013 Ford Escape which was named the best compact SUV for the money.

As far as cars, the vehicle that has been generating the most buzz is the innovative Ford Fusion, which boasts a top safety rating from the NHTSA and was named by The Car Connection as the “Best Car to Buy 2013.” So it’s no surprise the Fusion was named as one of the best cars for the money in midsize category. In addition to that, the Fusion Hybrid was named best hybrid car thanks to its best in class fuel economy of 47 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg.

One of the best selling cars in the world, the Ford Focus was named the best compact car and the always popular Ford Taurus was picked as the best large car for the money.

All six of the 2013 Best Cars for the Money are available at Friendly Ford. Come over today and check them out!