Ford Research Blog Post

What does the 'ST' in Ford ST mean?
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What does the 'ST' in Ford ST mean?To put it simply, it stands for "Sports-Tuned." Much like the RS (Rallye Sports) line of performance models, ST models are specially-branded Ford models built with heavy performance power and specs that take them to a whole other level. While Ford has always made performance models throughout the years, ST models mark the first time that the company has made their...

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Top Features on the 2019 Ford Ranger
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Top Features on the 2019 Ford RangerNow that we've had the new 2019 Ranger at our north Edmonton dealership for a few months, we've narrowed down some of our favourite features on the newly-revived pickup. Check some of them out below!Ford Co-Pilot 360(TM)Not only is the new Ranger one of the best trucks right now, but it's also one of the safest to drive. Standard on the Ranger XLT and up, the Ford...

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Fun facts you may not know about the F-150!
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Fun facts you may not know about the F-150!Ford's landmark pickup has been around for so long, there's bound to be legends and myths surrounding it since its creation. We're not talking "the ghost of Lee Iacocca haunting the Ford plant in Michigan" kind of legends, but you get the idea (also, somebody should double check that's not a real thing). A lot of these fun facts are pretty impressive when...

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Which Ford Ranger Model Should You Choose?
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Which Ford Ranger Model Should You Choose?Yup, we're still excited over the Ranger! Back by popular demand, Ford's recently-revived pickup truck has been the talk of the town here at Kentwood Ford. With up to three trim levels to choose from, you may be wondering which Ranger model to go with. That's why we've broken down each trim and listed the features and perks you get with each one, below!XLRight...

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Kentwood Critiques: Our Review of the 2019 Ford Ranger
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Kentwood Critiques: Our Review of the 2019 Ford RangerIf you haven't already noticed, we at Kentwood Ford can't get enough of the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger. Ford's classic compact pickup made a comeback this year after an eight-year hiatus in North America, and Ford enthusiasts have been clamouring for its return ever since. Now that we've finally got it in hand at our dealership, our Vice President...

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Why you should drive your business forward with the Ford Transit
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Why you should drive your business forward with the Ford TransitAs a local business ourselves, we at Kentwood Ford understand how challenging the day-to-day hustle can be for small business owners. It's a 24-hour job with no overtime pay, and when you have to take things up with the boss about compensation, you remember: "Oh yeah that's right, I am the boss. I'm so tired." If you're looking to make...

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Should you upgrade to the Ford F-150 Limited?
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Should you upgrade to the Ford F-150 Limited?Ford's best-selling pickup is back for 2019, and it brings with it many new additions to an already stellar truck. Some of these additions include changes and upgrades to the very premium F-150's Limited trim, including a brand-new High-Output 3.5L V.6 EcoBoost® Engine, high-quality leather, wood interior trimmings, and more. But are all the luxury...

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One Last Ride: the 2019 lineup of Ford Sedans
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One Last Ride: the 2019 lineup of Ford SedansLast summer, Ford announced that it would be discontinuing most of its models in the sedan line to cut costs and focus on their SUV sales in North America. The only models not getting discontinued, are the Focus (re-commencing after moving production plants) and the Mustang (because, duh). That leaves both the Ford Fusion and the Taurus ceasing production...

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A List of First-Gen Mustang Fun Facts
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A List of First-Gen Mustang Fun FactsAh, the classic. Nothing else can really compare with this beauty. The original first-generation Ford Mustang made in the mid-1960s will forever hold a special place in our hearts as an American icon. We at Kentwood Ford often get nostalgic over the revered Ford model just by thinking about it. In fact, we ended up digging some interesting facts about the legendary...

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Thinking outside the box: Reasons you should drive the Ford Flex
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Thinking outside the box: Reasons you should drive the Ford FlexYes, we know the Ford Flex looks weird. It's unique, box-like build is an acquired taste,  but its designed that way to give you the most space you can get for an SUV of its class. Plus, if you normally travel with a large family, the Flex is perfect for both space and, most importantly,  safety. Take a look and see why you should...

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Break the SUV mould with packages for the Ford Escape!
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Break the SUV mould with packages for the Ford Escape!North America has experienced a huge wave of SUVs dominating the streets in the last few years, and it's been no different here in Edmonton. If you don't see someone driving in an F-150, it's usually because they're conquering the snow with an Explorer, Edge, or even an Escape! Little do most Edmontonians know, you can customize the latest 2019...

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Unsolved Mysteries at Kentwood Ford: Specs for the 2020 Ford Bronco
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Unsolved Mysteries at Kentwood Ford: Specs for the 2020 Ford BroncoThe ending of the recent Fantastic Beasts movie that came out a couple weeks ago, and details on the 2020 Ford Bronco, both share one thing in common: none of us know what's going on with it. Ford has been keeping hush on a lot of details surrounding the off-roader's return next year. While the imminent return of the Ford Ranger helps...

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See what drives the ST model over the Edge at Kentwood Ford
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See what drives the ST model over the Edge at Kentwood FordTerrible puns aside, there's a reason why the Ford Edge ST model has been highly anticipated here at our North Edmonton dealership (and we'll resist the urge to keep making them throughout the blog). It marks the first performance-based SUV in Ford's lineup, joining other models like the Shelby GT350, GT, F-150 Raptor, and Focus RS. So what...

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Get Your First Look at the Heroic Return of the Ford Ranger at Kentwood Ford
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Get Your First Look at the Heroic Return of the Ford Ranger at Kentwood FordAfter much anticipation, the Ford Ranger finally returns to the company's line of "Built Ford Tough" pickup trucks. After its discontinuation in North America in 2011, the Ranger continued production in countries such as Japan and Austrailia to meet the demand for compact pickup trucks. Today, North Americans are clamouring...

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A Storm is Coming: Your Sneak Peek at the 2019 F-150
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A Storm is Coming: Your Sneak Peek at the 2019 F-150You read that right, folks--they're coming. Much like the heart-rate inducing suspense felt from the White Walkers breaking through the wall, the 2019 F-150s are coming back for the best pick-up truck crown and they're taking no survivors (the only difference is we don't have to wait a full year to find out). The RAM 1500? Doesn't even stand a chance....

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Which Super Duty Model Should You Drive?
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Which Super Duty Model Should You Drive?The hardest decision to make when it comes to buying a Ford Super Duty is deciding which model works best for your lifestyle. While you can't go wrong with any of the choices available, you may want to consider the best applicable uses for each Super Duty model. That's why we broke down different everyday tasks you may use your truck for and paired them with...

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Must-Have Accessories for your Ford Escape
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Must-Have Accessories for your Ford EscapeIn anticipation of the 2019 Ford Escape arriving soon to Kentwood Ford, we compiled a list of some must-have accessories we think you should add when it releases at our north Edmonton dealership. The good news is that a lot of these accessories are also perfectly compatible with the 2018 model as well, so take a look below and see which accessories would be...

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What Happened to the Original 1968 Mustang BULLITT?
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What Happened to the Original 1968 Mustang BULLITT?The 2019 iteration of the Ford Mustang BULLITT marks the 3rd version of the special edition model and the 50th anniversary of the eponymous classic crime film, Bullitt, starring the late Steve McQueen. It faithfully recreates all the hallmark specialities and details from the original 1968 Mustang Fastback, such as its white cue-ball shift knob, highland...

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Which Ford Model Handles Back To School Season Best?
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Which Ford Model Handles Back To School Season Best?It's that time of the year again--and we promise we won't sugarcoat it like those Staples commercials. Parents and students are back to hastily eating their breakfast and brushing their teeth, before shoving bags and backpacks in their vehicle's trunk and trudging through morning traffic. While the morning grind can be exhausting for everyone, it...

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Should I Buy a Lifted Truck?
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Should I Buy a Lifted Truck?There's a reason you see so many lifted trucks driving around Edmonton. With demanding job site access, challenging roads, and brutal winters, your truck should be Alberta tough. Towering above other cars, you'll conquer terrain with better ground clearance capability than standard trucks. Adding a lift kit to an F-Series truck also offers a greater tire size selection,...

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The Return of the Ford Bronco
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The Return of the Ford BroncoThe Ford Bronco is coming back after being discontinued for almost 23 years! At Kentwood Ford, we're really excited for this comeback. Ford has announced that the brand-new Ford Bronco will be released in 2019 as the 2020 model. Even though there is not much information about the upcoming Ford Bronco, you can expect that it will be stronger and bolder than ever before.The...

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A Comprehensive Timeline of Ford History
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A Comprehensive Timeline of Ford HistoryFew companies have made larger contributions to the automotive industry than the Ford Motor Company. For over a hundred years, Ford has countlessly found itself at the forefront of innovation and industry-leading change, cementing itself as an integral part in the history of car manufacturing. Rather than continue with the sentiments, let Kentwood Ford break...

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What's the maximum towing package available on a Ford?
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What's the maximum towing package available on a Ford?If there's one thing you can rely on Ford vehicles for, it's getting the job done. You have a lot of things you need to bring with you throughout your journey, so you're gonna need the right Ford vehicle to tackle what lies ahead. No matter whether you're hauling extra plywood, appliances, or even people, there's a Ford vehicle to meet your needs...

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What is the most fuel-efficient Ford SUV?
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What is the most fuel-efficient Ford SUV?Ford offers a great selection of SUV and crossover vehicles. Currently, Ford manufactures six different SUVs (and crossovers): Ford Ecosport, Ford Escape, Ford Flex, Ford Edge, Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition. All these vehicles are equipped with the most recent technologies and are safe and fun for the entire family. However, this makes the decision process...

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Different Ford Truck Models
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Different Ford Truck ModelsFord is known for designing and creating efficient and reliable vehicles with innovative technologies. They produce everything from cars to SUVs to trucks, so they have a significant number of vehicles in each category for different needs and tastes. However, Ford remains mostly known for its powerful and well-built trucks. Ford also produces several truck models to cater...

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What is the most fuel-efficient Ford truck?
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What is the most fuel-efficient Ford truck?On average, trucks do consume far more fuel than other vehicle types such as sedans, hatchbacks, and SUVs. This is a simple and true fact that we all know! However, we can't deny that they remain the most useful vehicles when it comes to maneuvering the roads of Edmonton, especially during the winter season! But so many models out there, you can still find...

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The Shocking Truth Behind Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
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The Shocking Truth Behind Electric & Hybrid Vehicles(Spoiler alert; they'll save you money).Whether you spend your weekends drag racing or tying yourself to trees to stop clear cutting, we can all do something to help lessen our carbon footprint. Maybe you are one of the brave souls who are in the market for an electric or hybrid vehicle but you don't know which one is best for you -- and that is where...

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How the 2018 Ford Expedition is the New Breed of Luxury Vehicle
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How the 2018 Ford Expedition is the New Breed of Luxury VehicleThe Ford Expedition was released to the market in 1997 as a successor to the Ford Bronco. "44 percent of today's auto industry is SUV's." said Michael O'Brien, Ford SUV marketing manager. Ever since its initial release, it has been through three generations and the fourth generation which is due to be released in the 2018 model year has...

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The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
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The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport: A Wolf in Sheep's ClothingWhat comes to mind when you think of the Ford Fusion? Reliability? A "safe" buy? Maybe even the word "boring"?Well ... that's all about to change.Competent and trustworthy, the Ford Fusion has been dubbed by many as the quintessential "safe" choice for Canadian car buyers. It has a longstanding reputation for reliability, and offers great fuel economy...

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Ford's Tech is Going Further

Ford's Tech is Going FurtherNo one likes being stuck. That's why Ford is developing new ways to help you through life. Faster, easier, better. Ride sharing Electric vehicles Bike sharing Self-driving carsToday, and tomorrow.We're going further. So you can.Learn MoreFor more on Ford's Go Further program -- including the FordPass technology, how Ford is working to eliminate traffic jams,...

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New in 2017: Escape, Raptor, Super Duty and GT
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New in 2017: Escape, Raptor, Super Duty and GTWhat's New with the 2017 Ford Vehicles?More like, what's not new? Ford's bringing out all the stops, including major updates to the bestselling Escape and a revamped F-150 Raptor that's been dubbed by Car and Driver as the "new American badass."From tech upgrades to new designs to more than 600 hp, here's the rundown on what's brand new at Ford in 2017.2017...

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2017 Ford F-150 Review (Video)

2017 Ford F-150 Review (Video)The 2017 Ford F-150 is a class-leading beast, and we'll show you why in our 2017 F-150 review video.Available in seven trims, it's the first and only truck on the market that offers a twin-turbo gasoline engine. When coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission, it can produce up to 375 horsepower and 470 lb/ft of unchallenged torque. It's also the first truck in...

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Hybrid F-150 Confirmed Among 13 Ford Electric Vehicles in 2020

Hybrid F-150 Confirmed Among 13 Ford Electric Vehicles in 2020It looks like Ford made its own set of resolutions for the New Year; one of them includes building a hybrid version of Canada's best-selling truck, the F-150.Ford confirmed yesterday they will be releasing 13 new hybrid vehicles over the next five years, including a hybrid version of the Mustang, a plug-in Transit Custom and yes, a...

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Tech Review: Ford 911 Assist

Tech Review: Ford 911 AssistIt's 3:00 a.m. and you've just finished a grueling night at work. You load up the truck, turn the key and pull out onto the highway. It's a quiet night with barely any traffic. The odd semi rolls by, but other than that, you're completely alone.You take a quick scan of the road only to realize conditions aren't great. Flurries are falling fast and even with your wipers...

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The Ford Escape: Your Best Choice for a Compact Sport Utility
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The Ford Escape: Your Best Choice for a Compact Sport UtilityThe F-150 is Ford's best-selling new vehicle, but it may surprise some that the Escape is Ford's second best-selling vehicle. Here's why the Ford Escape SUV is your best choice for a compact sport utility.Styling, power, features, build quality, high quality materials inside and out, and an infotainment system are among the reasons the Ford...

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