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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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Why you should add the 2.7L EcoBoost Engine to your F-150
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Why you should add the 2.7L EcoBoost Engine to your F-150If you're looking to get the most out of your F-150's, especially in savings, you should consider upgrading to the 2.7L EcoBoost® engine! With its port fuel and direct injection technology, this entry-level EcoBoost engine is more than just its small size. Take a look at our list of reasons why upgrading to the 2.7L version is the best choice...

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How to install system updates to your SYNC® 3 system

How to install system updates to your SYNC® 3 systemAs today's technology keeps evolving, so does the software that operates it. If you own a Ford model with the SYNC® 3 system, you'll find that it'll ask you to update the system every now and then. It's important that you make these updates, since a lot of stability and bug fixes come with them to help your system run more smoothly. Luckily,...

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How the Ford GT Influenced Future Ford Tech
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How the Ford GT Influenced Future Ford TechSince work began on the 2013 version of the Ford GT, the company's executive vice president of Product Development and chief technical officer had three goals in mind with its development. The first is to make the Ford GT a testing ground for its research and development team, the second is to push the limits in its engineering, and the third is to win Le...

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Kentwood Ford's Brief History of the Ford Ranger
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Kentwood Ford's Brief History of the Ford RangerOur north Edmonton dealership has geared up for the Ford Ranger's return since its first announcement at last year's Detroit Auto Show. The excitement is building and people are clamouring for a compact pickup truck to take out on adventures in the open Alberta plains. Continue on to learn more from your north Edmonton Ford dealer!The First Generation...

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Ford Doubles Down on Autonomous Vehicles
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Ford Doubles Down on Autonomous VehiclesThe Ford Motor Company has constantly made efforts to become the most technologically innovative auto house in the world. With its most recent acquirement of the historic Michigan Central Station structure, they plan on using its new Corktown campus in Detroit to operate their new subdivision that's focused on changing the landscape of transportation: Ford Autonomous...

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Pump Those Brakes, Big Guy: Ford's Pre-Collision Assist is Here to Help
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Pump Those Brakes, Big Guy: Ford's Pre-Collision Assist is Here to HelpLook, safety's no joke. Kentwood Ford is located right on the north side of 97th street, so you know we've seen some accidents--and we mean major accidents. We've seen cars crunched up into light poles and cops pull up on the busy 137 avenue intersection. While everyone's standing outside wondering what's going on, as lanes are...

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Everything You Need To Know About Ford's Adaptive Cruise Control

Everything You Need To Know About Ford's Adaptive Cruise ControlWhen the 8 o'clock commute on the Anthony Henday isn't as congested as the summertime allergies you're experiencing, cruise control comes in handy to help you maintain your high-speed levels on the road. Now with new and improved technology, Ford has introduced integrated Adaptive Cruise Control for most of its vehicle lineup, and it's...

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Preview of Ford Electric Vehicles in 2020
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Preview of Ford Electric Vehicles in 20202020 will present a landmark year for electric and hybrid vehicles at Ford. Ford is fully committed to electric vehicles as the next great turning point in the automotive industry, one that they are proud to spearhead. $11 billion will be invested in this project, with the idea of having 40 new hybrid-electric models produced by 2022. Innovation is at the core...

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Why you should upgrade to a 360-degree camera for your Ford F-150
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Why you should upgrade to a 360-degree camera for your Ford F-150Almost every truck driver suffers the same disadvantage of having less viewing points because of the sizes of their vehicles. Driving in reverse already feels stressful enough with sedans and SUVs, so imagine how much of your view becomes blocked while driving one of the largest vehicle classes available. Unveiled in 2014, Ford's 360-degree...

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The advantages of having Ford's Auto Start-Stop Technology in your vehicle
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The advantages of having Ford's Auto Start-Stop Technology in your vehicleDoes bringing your Ford to the gas pumps put a dent in your heart as much as it does in your wallet these days? We at Kentwood Ford can relate. Luckily, Ford's engineers are innovative enough to add more fuel-efficient technologies to your vehicle so you can take fewer trips to the pumps that put us all in dismay. Most notably,...

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Why you should have a Blind-Spot Information System on your Ford
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Why you should have a Blind-Spot Information System on your FordToday's Ford models have some of the most advanced tech available and the most intuitive safety features to give drivers peace of mind. One of these features is the intuitive Blind Spot Information System, which alerts you of incoming vehicles where you have the most difficulty seeing them.While several safety features already come standard...

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The Cutting-Edge Technology Behind The Ford GT
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The Cutting-Edge Technology Behind The Ford GTFast, sleek, and innovative. The Ford GT supercar encapsulates the thrill of racetrack driving within your grasp. This Le Mans-winning vehicle proves that forward thinking and constant advancement in performance technology leads to glory both on and off the race track. Ford breaks through several automotive boundaries by incorporating intelligent design...

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What's The Most Powerful EcoBoost Engine Available?
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What's The Most Powerful EcoBoost Engine Available?With the winning combination of both Direct Injection and turbocharger technologies, Ford's EcoBoost engines are some of the most powerful and fuel-efficient in the market. So much so, that the only competition these engines really have left are with each other. Which EcoBoost engine is the most powerful? Let Kentwood Ford help you find the answer.We...

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What's The Most Fuel-Efficient EcoBoost Engine?
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What's The Most Fuel-Efficient EcoBoost Engine?It's a bit of a general answer for this question, but the truth is that every EcoBoost engine excels in fuel efficiency! While fuel consumption levels vary on different vehicles, the Ford EcoBoost engine generally produces more power and less emissions for each vehicle class. However, there are several EcoBoost engine options available for a lot of Ford...

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The Self-Driving Ford Focus: A New Way To Deliver Pizza
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The Self-Driving Ford Focus: A New Way To Deliver PizzaThere have been many human advancements throughout the ages that have defined different eras and civilizations: the cavemen building the first wheel, Alexander Graham Bell and the telephone, Michael Jackson doing the moonwalk on live television, etc. But all of them were only leading up to this very moment in time, where humans may actually have...

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What's The Difference Between All These SYNC® Models?
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What's The Difference Between All These SYNC® Models?As technology keeps advancing in the modern age, most aspects of our lives have become easier while some parts are left more confusing than ever. There's a lot of techno-jargon out there these days, and it makes living in the digital era fairly complicated when you're wondering why you can't get internet on a Bluetooth connection.While Ford...

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What's the difference between all of these Ford Technologies?
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What's the difference between all of these Ford Technologies?Ford vehicles are packed with so much technology these days, it's a little difficult to keep track of each one. Sometimes all we want is to just plug our phone into the car and play some tunes, but entertainment in the car has now shifted to infotainment, and we can access more than just our music. With all these extra features, it's hard...

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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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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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2018 Ford F-150 Adds Its First EcoDiesel
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2018 Ford F-150 Adds Its First EcoDieselThe biggest news in F-150 land (aka Edmonton) is the arrival of the 2018 F-150 EcoDiesel.After years of rumors and speculation Ford finally is joining the ranks of the half-ton diesels. Ford has announced that the engine was "designed, engineered, and tested in-house." (We previously speculated that Ford might opt for a version of the 3.0-liter Lion turbo-diesel...

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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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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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Infographic: Ford's New Driver Assist Technologies
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Infographic: Ford's New Driver Assist TechnologiesWith Ford's new Driver Assist Technologies, driving a Ford will be easier than ever. They'll help you park, avoid collisions, detect road hazards, and avoid wrong-way driving lanes. This is the most recent example of Ford's promise to triple its investment in driver-assist features. These new features are scheduled to be in Ford vehicles by 2018."Driver-assist...

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