2017 Ford Model Lineup
Driver’s Auto Mart has a wide selection of auto brands and used models available. Like Chevrolet, Ford is an American automaker that has a large vehicle lineup. From the iconic muscle car like the Ford Mustang to the powerful Ford F-450, to the electric sedan, the Ford Focus Electric, Ford offers a vehicle to meet the needs of every buyer. Here’s a closer look at all of the sedans, trucks and SUVs made by Ford. If you are interested in getting an affordable used Ford, come by Driver’s Auto Mart, we have a large selection of used Ford models.
The Ford Fiesta has a total of seven trims, three of which are hatchbacks, but they’re all powered by the same turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine with direct-injection as the fuel delivery for optimized performance. This engine generates up to 197 horsepower and has a fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway when paired to a manual transmission. For personalizing one’s Ford Fiesta, not only are the nine exterior color choices to choose from, but available features such as leather upholstery can add a little comfort to life on the road. Looking for some entertainment options? SYNC 3 and SYNC AppLink offer easy-to-use voice-activated technology that allows a driver to use mobile apps while keeping their hands and eyes on the road.
Five engine options are available to the 2017 Ford Focus depending on the trim. The standard engine on the base trim is a 2.0 Ti-VCT engine with direct-injection. Designed with Ti-VCT, a variable valve timing technology developed by Ford for optimizing engine cylinder intake/exhaust events, this engine can generate up to 160 horsepower and has an EPA of 25/34 mpg city/highway when paired to its standard 5-speed manual transmission. The strongest engine option is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4 engine that can generate up to 350 horsepower. Some features consumers may find interesting are SYNC on a 4.2-inch LCD display, a PowerCode remote starts system, and available all-wheel drive for handling tough terrain and driving conditions.
The Ford Fusion has three variants, the regular sedan, an Energi plug-in hybrid model, and a hybrid model; the regular sedan will be covered here today. Four internal combustion engine options (ICEs) are available with on the 2017 Ford Fusion, starting with the standard 2.5-liter Duratec I4 engine that can generate 173 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. It is paired to a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that allows the driver to manually shift if they desire, and has a fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. For buyers looking for a safe vehicle, the Fusion is available with advanced automatic safety features, such as Lane Keep Assist, Park Assist with Parallel and Perpendicular Parking, Blind Spot Detection, and Adaptive Cruise Control. The SYNC system can be found on the base trim of the Ford Fusion for voice recognition communication and entertainment, but the available models go up to SYNC 3.
There are nine Ford Mustang trims and they all range in power and style. Available as a fastback or convertible body, there are also versions of the Mustang known as the GT, Shelby GT530, and GT350R. Each has their own engine, starting with the regular 2018 Ford Mustang powered by a 2.3-liter GTDI I4 engine with direct injection, able to generate up to 310 horsepower and able to accelerate from 0-60 mpg in 5.5 seconds with its standard 6-speed manual transmission. Next up is the Mustang GT, powered by a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine that can generate up to 460 horsepower, but the strongest is the engine found on the two Shelby trims. Under the hood for these models is a 5.2-liter Flat Plane Crank V8 that can generate up to 526 horsepower, 429 lb-ft of torque, and can accelerate from 0-60 mpg in 3.6 seconds – according to its last record set back in 2013.
Mustang? Taurus? Ford sure gives their performance vehicles some strong names. Available in four trims, there are two engine types with a small different between them that goes a long way. The standard engine is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with Ti-VCT, which is able to generate 288 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. Paired to a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, the Taurus has an EPA of 18/25 mpg city/highway. If looking more power, there is the option of a turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine with direct-injection and it is able to generate 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. This engine allows the Taurus to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds. Other highlights to look forward to in the Taurus are available all-wheel drive for supreme control and available SYNC 3 infotainment.
SUVs and Crossovers
The Ford Escape is a crossover option with three different engine options! The Escape engine options include a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. There are three trim options and they are the Escape S, Escape SE, and Escape Titanium. Highlights for the model include cloth bucket seats (or leather upgraded seats), a six-speaker audio system, SYNC voice recognition and entertainment system, LED taillamps, and a black grille.
The Ford Edge is an SUV and it is slightly bigger than the Escape! Like the Escape, the Ford Edge has three different engine options including a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, a 2.7-liter V6 engine and a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Trim options include SE, SEL, Titanium and Sport trims. The Ford Escape has great ratings from automotive sites like Cars.com, Edmunds and Car Connection. Some of the reasons for the high ratings include standard features even on the base trim like reclining front bucket seats, a 60/40 split-fold-flat reclining bench, audio and USB inputs plus the SYNC system and auto halogen projector headlamps.
A standard 2.5-liter V6 engine comes with all the Ford Flex trims and models. Trim levels include SE, SEL, SEL AWD, Limited and Limited AWD. This is a much larger SUV with a total cargo volume of 83.2 cubic feet. Unique features of this vehicle includes parking sensors and a backup camera, bluetooth, AUX and USB phone connection, and third-row seating (two seats).
The Ford Explorer is a popular SUV that has been on the market since 1990. The Explorer is available in five trims and they include the Explorer, (base), Explorer XLT, Explorer Limited, Explorer Sport and Explorer Platinum. The Ford Explorer is available with a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder base engine and an upgraded 3.5-liter V6 engine. When the Ford Explorer is equipped with the 3.5L engine it has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Highlights of the model include three rows of seating, a 4WD option with a Terrain Management System, a available PowerFold third-row seat and 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
The Expedition is the largest SUV option. The SUV can hold up to 108.3 cubic feet of cargo volume, wow! The vehicle comes with a powerful 365 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. This Expedition has a max towing capacity of 6,600 pounds, which is the highest max towing capacity of all of the Ford SUVs. The Ford Expedition features easy-folding rear seats, an available 4WD option, parking sensors, remote start system, and available heated seats.
Looking for a light-duty truck with powerful engine options? The Ford F-150 comes with three engine options including the 2.7-liter V6 engine, a 3.5-liter V6 or an upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine. Depending on the engine, horsepower ranges from 282 to 450 horsepower and torque ranges from 253 to 510 lb-ft of torque. Highlights include an AWD version, advanced driver-assist technology, and available blind spot, cross-traffic and trailer alert/coverage.
Ford Super Duty
The Ford Super Duty is loaded with awards including the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, Kelley Blue Book’s Best Overall Truck Brand and more. The Ford Super Duty is available in three different models, the Ford F-250, Ford F-350 and the Ford F-450, which makes it easier for buyers to get the power they need. Engine options include the 6.2-liter SOHC-2-valve Flex Fuel V8 engine or an upgraded 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine. Standard highlights of Ford Super Duty models include AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, power steering, an integrated trailer brake control, 17-inch steel wheels and more.
Hybrids and Electric Vehicles
Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi
Available as a pure hybrid or a plug-in hybrid, the Ford C-Max offers the consumers plenty of options with two trims for each model. The Ford C-Max hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter Atkinson-Cycle I4 internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor powered by a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. Together, the C-Max averages 42 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Consumers will find the usual commodities, such as automatic dual-zone temperature control, heated seats, and infotainment systems all available. Being a hybrid, consumers won’t have to worry about recharging, as the lithium-ion battery is recharged through regenerative braking.
The plug-in hybrid, also known as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variant of the C-Max, the C-Max Energi, also has a 2.0-liter Atkinson-Cycle I4 making up the gas engine half of the hybrid system, whereas the electric motor is powered by a larger battery – a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion. Being that PHEVs can use the battery independently of the gas engine, they can also be charged to increase the driving range of the vehicle. On electricity alone, the C-max Energi can drive 20 miles. When the vehicle is being operated in hybrid mode, the PHEV has a combined fuel economy of 95 MPGe. For consumers that don’t like going to the gas station as often and like the idea of recharging, they will be happy to know the C-Max Energi can be charged in as little as 2.5 hours with a 240V outlet or port. The same features and options found on the C-Max hybrid are available for the C-Max Energi.
Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi
The Ford Fusion is another sedan that made it onto the alternative fuel list with a hybrid and a PHEV variant following the same name trend as the C-Max. The Ford Fusion hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter Atkinson-Cycle I4 engine and a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, much like the C-Max. In fact, the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi have the same powertrains as their C-Max counterpart but get a little more mileage. The Fusion Hybrid has an EPA of 43/41 mpg city/highway, whilst the Fusion Energi has a 21-mile electric range and a hybrid city/highway combined average of 97 MPGe. Like the C-Max, the Fusion Hybrid and Energi come standard with dual-zone automatic temperature control, the SYNC infotainment system, and other convenient features. Heated seats and SYNC3 are optional depending on the trim.
The third and final sedan to be turned into an alternative fuel vehicle is the Ford Focus. Transformed into an all-electric vehicle, consumers won’t find a gas engine under the hood. All of the power comes from a 33.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that generates 143 horsepower (107 kW) and 184 lb-ft of torque (250 Nm) on its own. Designed with an on-board charge for AC and DC charging, the Focus Electric can be charged in 5.5 hours with a 240V outlet, 30 hours with a 120V outlet, and 33 minutes when using DC charging (up to 80%). The total driving range of the Focus Electric is 115 miles. Heated front seats and dual-zone a/c control come standard, along with SYNC 3 and a Sony Branded 9-speaker audio system. Sounds like the Focus Electric is the winner here.
Driver’s Auto Mart has a large selection of used Ford vehicles. You can come by to check them out and test drive them at our location in Davie, Florida, or you can view our available used Ford inventory online.
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