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!

A Ford Finish: The Amazing Race

On Sunday, December 9, CBS aired the thrilling conclusion to the Amazing Race’s 21st season. The Amazing Race takes eleven teams of two on a race around the world. At the end of almost every leg of the race, one team is eliminated. Ford was ecstatic to sponsor the event, which exposed travelers to different cultures and customs all across the globe—including trips to countries like Bangladesh, China, Spain, and the Netherlands. Two Ford Escapes were even awarded to the lucky winners of the second to last leg of the race, James and Jaymes (Team Chippendale).

The prize Escapes weren’t the only Ford appearances; in fact, the whole race was powered by Ford. Every time the contestants had to drive themselves from one location to another, they did it in style with an all-new Ford. The Ford Escape was especially important during the race; one of the tasks featured in the finale episode forced contestants to implement the innovative hands-free lift gate feature that is unique to the industry. Racers had to figure out that they had to open the trunk using their feet since their hands were full of eight giant baskets. Then the contestants loaded the trunk up with the baskets, taking advantage of the large trunk space of the Escape as they continued their journey through France.

We at Friendly Ford have fallen in love with the Ford Escape and were very thrilled to see the contestants fall in love just as much as we did. Come down to Friendly Ford today and check out the all-new 2013 Ford Escape, and we guarantee you’ll fall in love too!