The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is KBB’s Coolest Car Under $30K

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Pittsburgh, PA

Every year, Kelley Blue Book puts together a list of the vehicles it deems the coolest thing since sliced bread. This year, the choice for No. 1 on the list of KBB’s Coolest Cars Under $30,000 couldn’t be anything but the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport.

It should come as little surprise that a big reason the Bronco Sport topped this year’s list was its substantial capabilities. With standard 4×4 and a Terrain Management System™ with G.O.A.T. Modes™, the Bronco Sport never has to get ready for adventure; it’s built into its DNA. That kind of eagerness for excitement — on top of a presentation that just flat out looks cool — put the Bronco Sport squarely atop KBB’s list.

“If you like to camp, bike, hike, or enjoy a day in the countryside, the Bronco Sport is one of the coolest ways to get there,” KBB writes.

And that is most certainly the truth. Every Bronco Sport can also be upgraded with a range of accessories that enhance its style and its capabilities. With available options like a Yakima® Skyrise HD tent and Yakima® Slim Shady awning, the Bronco Sport is the perfect companion for your next camping trip.

But the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport isn’t just cool because it can get out there and perform in the wild. It’s every bit as cool in the concrete jungle, delivering the style, comfort, and versatility drivers in Pittsburgh expect from Ford.

The all-new, all-cool Ford Bronco Sport is available now at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Schedule an appointment at our beautiful showroom and see why the Ford Bronco Sport is KBB’s choice for Coolest Car Under $30K.

Ford, Google Ink Six-Year Deal to Bring Android to Vehicles

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Ford and Google in February announced a game-changing partnership that brings the two titans together. One of the most exciting developments to come from the new relationship is the integration of the Android OSin future Ford vehicles.

By teaming with Google, Ford will start offering Android as the standard operating system for millions of models beginning in 2023. That means new Ford vehicles that you’ll find at Shults Ford Harmarville will come with Google apps and services right out of the gate. And don’t worry, Apple lovers: Ford vehicles will still support devices like the iPhone®.

“We are obsessed with creating must-have, distinctively Ford products and services,” said Ford CEO Jim Farley. “This integration will unleash our teams to innovate for Ford and Lincoln customers while seamlessly providing access to Google’s world-class apps and services.”

Among the features you’ll be able to use with the Android OS are Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play. Ford will also use the Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider, giving the company access to advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.

The partnership will continue to bloom over the next six years with a strong focus on customers. Ford and Google have established a new joint group called Team Upshift, which will explore projects like improving the retail experience, giving drivers customized offers, and personalizing the ownership experience.

When the Ford and Google partnership brings Android OS to the Ford lineup, you’ll find it at the No. 1 Ford dealer in Pennsylvania. You’ll also find the best of what’s new with Ford today — from the all-new 2021 F-150 to the bold Bronco Sport — right here at Shults Ford Harmarville.

2021 Ford F-150, Mach-E Earn Top Honors from Green Car Journal

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The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 and all-electric Mustang Mach-E have become quite the formidable duo. Both vehicles have won several major awards since debuting, often taking top honors at the same time. In November, they did it again: Green Car Journal named the F-150 its 2021 Green Truck of the Year and the Mustang Mach-E its 2021 Green Car of the Year.

There’s no denying that the 2021 Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E are powerhouses, but both also demonstrate a commitment to electrification. Each balances its impressive capability and speed with game-changing efficiency.

The 2021 Ford F-150 is available with a class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6. When equipped with this engine — which also delivers more torque than any other in F-150 history — you’ll get a best-in-class combined fuel economy of 25 mpg and a max range of 750 miles on a full tank.*

With the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, Ford delivers an electric vehicle for the people. The new Mustang Mach-E boasts pony-inspired styling (and power), a spacious interior perfect for families, and some of the latest tech Ford has to offer. It also crushes range anxiety by delivering a maximum EPA-estimated range of 300 miles on a full charge.** 

The 2021 Green Car Journal Green Car Awards are just some of the major prizes this dynamic duo have taken home in the past several months. If you want to see why the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E are proven winners, schedule a test drive in either (or both) vehicles at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

*Range calculation based on 30.6-gallon tank and EPA-estimated rating of 25 combined mpg. Actual range will vary. 

**Based on full charge. Targeted range applies to an available configuration. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium ion battery age and state of health.  California Route 1 final EPA-estimated ratings expected in the 2020 calendar year. 

Is the Next-Gen Mustang Getting a New Windsor V8?

Is the Next-Gen Mustang Getting a New Windsor V8?  | Shults Ford

Ford is planning to unleash its seventh-generation Ford Mustang within the next few years, and it might have a new trick up its sleeve. The next-gen Mustang could get an all-new Windsor V8, according to the head of Canada’s auto labor union.

After negotiating a new deal between his organization and Ford of Canada, Unifor President Jerry Dias revealed that the Windsor Engine plant will build a new 6.X-liter engine. He later spoke with the media and said he believes this engine will be a 6.8-liter V8 offered in the F-150 and Mustang.

According to Hagerty’s Sajeev Mehta, this could be a “de-stroked 7.3 Godzilla,” referring to the enormous pushrod 7.3-liter V8 offered with the new Super Duty. He suggests this would use aluminum rather than an iron block and overhead valves in place of overhead cams. In practical terms? This new Windsor V8 for the next-generation Mustang could be an absolute beast.

We have a while to wait before we figure out what’s in store. Ford will continue to make the current, sixth-generation Mustang through 2022, so there are still a few more years to enjoy the latest version of our beloved pony.

And it’s still going strong, too. Not only is the Shelby GT500 the most powerful street-legal car Ford has ever made, but the legendary automaker is bringing back the iconic Mustang Mach 1 in spring of 2021. Ford is also growing the Mustang stable with the Mach-E, the all-electric performance SUV available now at Shults Ford.

If you love the Mustang, Shults Ford Harmarville is your destination. Check out our selection of pony cars in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, then give us a call to set up your experience behind the wheel of this all-American dream car.

Ford Pioneers Automated Valet Parking System

Ford Pioneers Automated Valet Parking System | Harmarville, PA

If you’ve ever struggled to park your vehicle before a fun outing in the city, you know how much of a hassle it can be. Fortunately, help just might be on the way. In a recent automated valet parking collaboration with two other companies, Ford showed how it’s working to make these kinds of headaches a thing of the past.

Ford teamed up with Bosch and Bedrock to display this new system in Detroit. The trial took place at Bedrock’s Assembly Garage, which was equipped with Bosch’s smart infrastructure tech. Ford contributed a specially equipped Escape SUV outfitted with vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I, communication capabilities.

To use this automated valet parking system, a driver simply drives the Escape to a marked spot in the garage. After exiting the vehicle, they use an app to automatically send the Escape to a parking space. Along the way, sensors placed throughout the garage steer the vehicle in the right direction — or stop it if a pedestrian or another vehicle gets in the way. This process is also used to retrieve the vehicle from its spot.

Ford noted that this system could eventually help garages use their space more efficiently — and help drivers save time and effort.  

While V2I isn’t quite ready for production yet, it’s far from the only technology that Ford has developed to make your driving life easier. The Escape is currently available with Active Park Assist 2.0, a handy system that automatically steers the vehicle in and out of spaces for you.

To learn more about the Escape, Active Park Assist 2.0, and other great Ford offerings, stop in for a visit at Shults Ford of Harmarville in Pittsburgh.

Tips for Memorial Day Camping with Your Ford F-150

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get ready for your big camping trip to celebrate. If you’re stuck on how to prepare your Ford F-150 for this weekend of fun, then make sure you follow our tips for Memorial Day camping.

Reserve your campsite. Whether you’re heading to a campground or will be hauling your trusty travel trailer to an RV site, make sure you reserve your spot well in advance. Also, print out your reservation information so you have it on hand in a hard copy, just in case.

Get your F-150 ready. Make sure your pickup truck is ready for the trip by putting it through its routine maintenance. Check its fluid levels, lights, tire pressure, and battery to make sure all of it is ready to head out on the open road.

Plan your menu. One of the best parts of camping is cooking over an open fire – or in your travel trailer’s tidy little kitchen. Make sure you think about what you want to eat each day and pack accordingly. Consider supplies like s’mores, hot dogs, burgers, and breakfast burritos.

Pack your supplies. It’s time to use your F-150’s truck bed for what it’s made to do. Get your supplies ready and packed so you can head out on the open road with ease. Make sure everything’s secure in the bed of your truck and weather proof it, if you think the weather might take a turn for the worse.

If you need a vehicle for your big Memorial Day trip, then be sure to stop by Shults Ford Harmarville and check out our lineup of Ford F-150 models.

Tips for Memorial Day Camping with a Ford F-150

The Military’s Favorite Vehicle Is the Ford F-150

For 41 years, the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling pickup truck in America and the best-selling vehicle overall for 36 years. Which makes it no surprise that the military’s favorite vehicle is also the Ford F-150.

According to an analysis of veterans and active-duty military personnel who use the United Services Automobile Association’s (USAA) car buying service, the Ford F-150 is the No. 1 vehicle purchased across all branches of the military last year.

“We are proud and humbled that those who protect and defend our country choose Ford F-Series,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “F-150’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body is designed to serve customers who are used to performing in the harshest of environments and who rely on the capability, durability, and functionality delivered consistently by Built Ford Tough.”

The 2018 Ford F-150, which is available now at Shults Ford of Harmarville, is the most impressive and most capable F-150 ever. This year, it adds a new lineup of engines, including the first-ever diesel option along with updated exterior styling. Furthermore, every engine will come standard with stop-start technology. Buyers can also opt for an improved forward collision mitigation system for even better protection.

For the best-selling vehicle in the nation, stop by Shults Ford of Harmarville to check out the Ford F-150 and ask about the Military and First Responder Bonus Cash incentive!

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Ford F-150 Is the 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year

Shults Ford Harmarville is proud to announce that the Ford F-150 has earned the title of 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year.

The victory has been years in the making. A few years back, Ford made the humongous announcement that it would be switching to an aluminum body for the 2015 Ford F-150. The move was a bold one that wasn’t always popular, though Ford did manage to increase fuel economy, offer more rust resistance, and increase towing capacity.

Even so, Ford had to fight Chevy’s erroneous claims that the aluminum made the F-150 less durable than the Silverado while Ford also had to do battle with Ram’s ultra-efficient diesel models. But the aluminum body transition was just phase one in a number of steps meant to better the F-150.

Over the last few years, Ford has continued to push boundaries, improving engines and adding new ones—as well as a new transmission. Ford also worked on improving the interior and making the infotainment system more intuitive. Those years of hard work have ultimately paid off, as the F-150 has finally taken the coveted title home.

Want to experience the 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year for yourself? Test drive the F-150 at Shults Ford Harmarville.

2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year

New 2018 F-150 Awards Include Motor Trend Truck of the Year

There are numerous 2018 F-150 awards, and they only seem to increase with every year. The F-150 recently beat out the competition to earn the 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award, which is the fifth time this truck has won the title. Demonstrating incredible performance and intelligent design, it’s easy to see why the F-150 took home first place.

According to Ford, the new F-150 was tested in multiple categories. These included advancement in design, engineering excellence, safety, value, efficiency, and performance of intended function. The F-150 excelled in several categories, but the judges noted in particular its great towing capabilities, high-tech features, and powertrain performance.

“This year’s competition was fierce, but the vote was unanimous,” said Ed Loh, Motor Trend editor in chief. “The newly redesigned 2018 F-150 exceeded our expectations in every category – powertrain, performance, technology and overall execution.”

Four types of F-150 models were tested as well. These include the F-150 XL, Lariat, Platinum, and the off-road Raptor. Each of these trims is designed to cater to a range of different needs. For example, the Lariat comes with an all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine that saves you money at the pump without sacrificing power. The Platinum is truly refined, while the Raptor is for off-road enthusiasts. To learn more about the award-winning Ford F-150 lineup, visit Shults Ford of Harmarville.

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Worst Things About Owning a Truck

Owning a truck isn’t all fun and games, as many pickup owners have likely already told you. There’s a few downsides that not everyone will enjoy. Here are some of the worst things about owning a truck presented by us here at Shults Ford of Harmarville.

You’ll be the center of attention at tailgates.

If there’s one thing trucks are the sole leaders of, it’s tailgating. The bed is perfect for hanging out and transporting coolers, grills, and other necessary items for a tailgate party. That means you might find people gathering around your truck on game day.

You’ll have to eat a lot of pizza.

Pizza is the go-to food of people who have just moved. Since trucks are some of the capable vehicles in the industry, odds are you’ll be asked to help people move. Put two and two together, and odds are you’ll find yourself scarfing down quite a bit of pizza.

You’ll be the transportation for many trips.

Trucks are some of the most versatile vehicles on the road, which means there are few places you aren’t capable of exploring. Unfortunately, that means you might find yourself driving when you take your friends camping or exploring areas otherwise unreachable by car.

On the bright side, you’ll get to have some pretty cool adventures.

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