Experience the Ford F-150 Lightning in 3D with Strike Anywhere | Longview, TX

The all-new Ford F-150 Lightning is coming soon, but you don’t have to wait to see what this all-electric truck would look like in your driveway. Just use the F-150 Lightning: Strike Anywhere augmented reality experience and you can interact with the latest Ford truck in a 3D space.

Ford launched the new Strike Anywhere 3D experience to show drivers why the 2022 F-150 Lightning is something special. When you use the app on your Android or iOS mobile device or through the Ford website, you can see 13 of the coolest features of the F-150 Lightning. You can also customize your ideal truck down to the detail to better visualize what you want.

“At Ford, we want to show, not just tell since we believe educating customers on the full potential and capabilities of electric vehicles helps them make the transition from traditionally powered vehicles to all-electric ones,” said Ford Chief Marketing Officer Suzy Deering.

The Ford F-150 Lightning is a game-changing truck that’s taking off with drivers of all different types. Deering says that nearly 80 percent of the 200,000 F-150 Lightning reservation holders have never owned an electric vehicle before, so it’s clear that Ford has struck a nerve and sparked a change in the way drivers think.

For the time being, the Ford F-150 Lightning: Strike Anywhere experience will be your best opportunity to experience the truck up close. The real deal won’t arrive at Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas, until spring 2022.

The truck has proven so popular thus far that the first run is already sold out. But you can learn more about the truck through the app or the experts at Pegues Hurst and sign up for updates so that you’re one of the next to stake your spot in the electric revolution.

2022 Ford Maverick Bests All Other Trucks in Fuel Economy

The all-new Ford Maverick is a lot of things — it’s affordable, versatile, family-friendly, and Built Ford Tough®. After the EPA released its final fuel economy figures, the 2022 Ford Maverick can now also lay claim to the most fuel-efficient truck in America.

With its standard 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle full hybrid engine, the 2022 Ford Maverick returns an incredible 42 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 37 mpg combined.[1] That’s not just better than any other truck available today — it’s better than some sedans.

“Our team set out to redefine what a truck could be with Maverick, and we’ve done that with an EPA-estimated 42 mpg city that beats the 2022 Honda Civic 1.5-liter four-cylinder automatic (variable gear ratio) gasoline engine,” said Ford Maverick Chief Engineer Chris Mazur. “At the same time, Maverick offers room for five and plenty of towing and hauling for weekend trips or do-it-yourself projects.”

The 2022 Ford Maverick lives up to its name by doing what you’d expect a Ford truck to do. Even with its impressive fuel economy, the 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid offers 1,500 pounds of payload and 2,000 pounds of towing. It also features the FLEXBED™, a functional 4.5-foot truck bed that offers features ranging from tie-downs to two 12-volt electrical sources.

And if you want the Ford Maverick with the beefier 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, you’ll still enjoy great fuel efficiency. With front-wheel drive, the Maverick EcoBoost® delivers an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway, while models with all-wheel drive offer 29 mpg on the highway.[2]

Interested in learning more about what the 2022 Ford Maverick is all about? Contact the Ford experts at Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas.

[1] EPA-estimated rating of 42 city/33 hwy/37 combined mpg. Actual mileage will vary.

[2] Actual mileage will vary.

Ford and Walmart to Offer Autonomous Vehicle Delivery Service

Ford Motor Company is changing the way you shop by bringing more convenience to your life. The automaker is partnering with Argo AI and Walmart to bring autonomous vehicle delivery service to three cities in the U.S. — Austin, Miami, and Washington, D.C.

This marks the first time the retail giant has collaborated with other companies to bring autonomous delivery to customers in multiple cities. Ford will supply the vehicles equipped with the self-driving technology from Argo AI.

“Argo and Ford are aggressively preparing for large-scale autonomous vehicle operations across a broad footprint of U.S. cities,” said Scott Griffith, CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Businesses. “Pairing Walmart’s retail and e-commerce leadership with Argo and Ford’s self-driving operations across these multiple cities marks a significant step toward scaling a commercial goods delivery service that will ultimately power first-to-scale business efficiencies and enable a great consumer experience.”

The goal of the collaboration, which is set to launch later this year, is to allow Walmart customers to order popular items, including their grocery order, online, and then receive the goods at their homes. Over time, Ford, Walmart, and Argo AI plan to extend the autonomous delivery service to more customers across many U.S. cities, offering a more efficient customer experience.

Learn more about Ford innovations at Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas.

Ford Debuts Capable and Smart 2022 Expedition Timberline

“Timberline sets a new standard with full-size SUV customers who need more passenger space, great off-road capability and a basecamp for life’s journeys,” said Mike Kipley, Ford Expedition chief engineer.

Much like the Explorer, the Timberline features elevate the SUV to a whole new level of capability. The Expedition Timberline offers best available ground clearance of 10.6 inches, an F-150 Raptor underbody, and best available power in its class. Not only that, but the Expedition Timberline’s high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine outperforms one of the SUV’s top competition, the Jeep Wrangler, by offering 48 additional horsepower and 106 more lb-ft of torque.

It’s not just brawn with the Expedition Timberline. The new SUV is exceptionally smart thanks to new SYNC® connectivity, Ford BlueCruise, and Ford Power-Up over-the-air software. With Ford BlueCruise Driver-Assist Technology, the driver can operate the Expedition Timberline hands-free on the highway in Hands-Free Blue Zones.

The 2022 Ford Expedition Timberline is expected to go on sale in the early part of next year. Stay tuned and contact our team at Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas, for more details.

The Ford Expedition is one of the most popular full-size SUVs in America. But the brand knows that drivers want more when it’s time to take the Expedition off-road. To make the SUV more powerful, Ford has introduced the 2022 Expedition Timberline.

“Timberline sets a new standard with full-size SUV customers who need more passenger space, great off-road capability and a basecamp for life’s journeys,” said Mike Kipley, Ford Expedition chief engineer.

Much like the Explorer, the Timberline features elevate the SUV to a whole new level of capability. The Expedition Timberline offers best available ground clearance of 10.6 inches, an F-150 Raptor underbody, and best available power in its class. Not only that, but the Expedition Timberline’s high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine outperforms one of the SUV’s top competition, the Jeep Wrangler, by offering 48 additional horsepower and 106 more lb-ft of torque.

It’s not just brawn with the Expedition Timberline. The new SUV is exceptionally smart thanks to new SYNC® connectivity, Ford BlueCruise, and Ford Power-Up over-the-air software. With Ford BlueCruise Driver-Assist Technology, the driver can operate the Expedition Timberline hands-free on the highway in Hands-Free Blue Zones.

The 2022 Ford Expedition Timberline is expected to go on sale in the early part of next year. Stay tuned and contact our team at Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas, for more details.

Ford Auctions Mustang Mach-E to Honor Women Airforce Service Pilots

In July, Ford honored the service and sacrifices of the Women Airforce Service Pilots by unveiling a one-of-one custom 2021 Mustang Mach-E. Inspired by the volunteer female pilots and the planes they flew during World War II, the custom all-electric Mustang Mach-E was auctioned off at the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Ford has partnered with and supported AirVenture for more than 20 years, donating 12 custom, aviation-themed performance vehicles and raising more than $4 million in that time. The Mustang Mach-E marks the first all-electric vehicle Ford has ever donated. The proceeds from the auction of the commemorative vehicle will support the Experimental Aircraft Association’s initiative to increase access to the aviation industry for young women and underserved youths.

The special Mustang Mach-E commemorates the Women Airforce Service Pilots, a group of women volunteer pilots who flew more than 60 million miles in WWII to transport warplanes around the world. Ford’s design of the Mustang Mach-E draws inspiration from the warplanes flown by female volunteers. The custom paint scheme features military badging, such as the U.S. Army Airforce Star on the sides. Ford also honors the 38 volunteer pilots who died in service with the number 38 located on the front fascia, rear bumper, and inside the cabin.

Ford Upgrades F-150 First Responder Vehicle

Ford is one of the biggest manufacturers of first responder vehicles in America, and it is constantly looking to improve the performance of those vehicles. Following recent tests, it appears Ford’s engineering investment in its first responder vehicles has paid off with powerful dividends.

Ford collaborated with both the Michigan State Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to assist the automaker in measuring the effectiveness of its recent performance optimizations to the 2021 F-150 Police Responder through operational testing. After analyzing the results of both organization’s tests, it is clear that the F-150 Police Responder is deserving of its title as the only pursuit-rated pickup in America.

The Michigan State Police Department’s testing revealed that the 2021 F-150 Police Responder is capable of accelerating from 0 – 60 MPH in 5.4 seconds, making the latest iteration of the pursuit vehicle 1.2 seconds speedier than its predecessor. Notable, the 2021 F-150 Police Responder is nearly half a second quicker to 60 MPH than any of the other competitor vehicles tested. The vehicle, which has a top speed of 120 MPH, also managed a 0 – 100 MPH time of just 13.12 seconds.

While it’s unlikely you’ll be able to purchase your very own Police Responder any time soon, you can visit Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas, to test drive the powerful 2021 F-150.

The Best Accessories for Your Ford Explorer in Longview, TX

The Ford Explorer is a great, family-friendly SUV. It’s perfect for summertime fun or just running errands around town. No matter what you do, there are many accessories available that will make it even more fun and versatile. Here are some of the best Ford Explorer accessories to consider.

  • Vehicle safe: This safe gives you a secure location to put your valuables when you leave your Explorer. It fits into the center console and is made with 12 gauge cold rolled plate steel. It also uses a 3-point locking system that resists prying.
  • Rear bumper protector: When loading cargo into your Explorer, you will inevitably add a few scratches to the rear bumper. This bumper protector helps prevent those unsightly scratches.
  • All-weather floor mats: Over time, you bring in a lot of dirt, debris, and other junk from your shoes into your Explorer. A set of all-weather floor mats can help protect your Explorer from all that mess. When the mats get too dirty, you can easily remove them and spray them down with a hose.
  • Dashcam: Capture all your driving action with a mounted dashcam. The camera features motion detection and an impact sensor that will trigger a recording. When this happens, the camera will give you an alert to let you know.

These are just some of the ways you can customize your Ford Explorer. If you want to order any parts or just need a tune-up for your vehicle, stop by and see us at Pegues Hurst Ford.

Tips for Preparing Your Car for Summer Driving

Summer is here, so it’s a good idea to give your vehicle a warm-weather check-up. Here are some tips on what you can do to be sure your car is ready for the heat.

Clean the inside and outside

The first thing to do before setting out on vacation is to clean the car. You feel more confident when your vehicle looks good, so it’s best to start fresh. Some common cleaning tips are to wash and wax the car, vacuum the inside, and wash the windows — inside and out.

Check the tire pressure

Be sure to check the pressure of all vehicle tires before any long drive to make sure you will get the best gas mileage and help avoid issues. Look for worn or weak spots, bulges, or cracks and get the tires replaced if necessary.

Inspect the wiper blades

Make sure the windshield wipers are in good working order for those summer rainstorms. If the blades don’t clear the water properly, they should be replaced. This can be done as part of a standard summer inspection.

Check the fluids

Check that all of the fluids in your vehicle are at the proper level before leaving. The radiator and brake fluid, as well as engine oil, are easy to check, but transmission and power steering fluids are a bit more complicated. A technician can do this during a service visit.

Check the alignment and suspension

You really can’t check the alignment and suspension yourself because it takes special equipment. This should be part of a pre-vacation checkup by a service technician.

These are just some of the tips to consider to keep your vehicle in top shape this summer. Feel free to stop by Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas, if you need to schedule maintenance.

The 2022 Super Duty at Pegues Hurst Ford Will Have SYNC 4

If you’re interested in driving a cutting-edge pickup truck in Longview, Texas, Pegues Hurst Ford will soon have the truck for you. The 2022 Ford Super Duty will soon be coming to our dealership, and its most notable change for the new model year is the addition of SYNC® 4 availability.

Why is having SYNC® 4 on the 2022 Ford Super Duty a big deal? This version isn’t just a mild improvement over the previous one. It boasts twice the processing power, more widely configurable screen operations, and instant cloud connectivity. Plus, it adjusts to the screen size with ease and has intuitive touch controls.

Keep in mind that not every 2022 Ford Super Duty we sell will have SYNC® 4. Trim levels below the Lariat will still offer the old SYNC® 3 system, but the Lariat itself and every version above it will include SYNC® 4. So if you’re interested in having this cutting-edge infotainment system at your fingertips, make sure you opt for the King Ranch® or Platinum rather than the entry-level XL or XLT.

Another highlight of the 2022 Super Duty: awesome new color options like Atlas Blue and style upgrades like the introduction of the Sport Appearance Package!

Contact Pegues Hurst Ford if you’d like to reserve the newest Super Duty pickup truck when it arrives at our dealership. We’ll gladly arrange your reservation so you’re the first person in Longview to drive the 2022 Super Duty truck.

2021 Ford F-150 Named Freep Truck of the Year

The Detroit Free Press (FREEP) has named the 2021 Ford F-150 as its 2021 Truck of the Year, giving the light-duty pickup truck its second major award of the young year. The F-150 also recently won the North American Truck of the Year award against competitors like the Ram 1500 TRX and the Jeep® Gladiator Mojave.

A best-in-class towing capacity of 14,000 pounds is one factor that helped the 2021 F-150 clean up in early 2021. The PowerBoost™ Full-Hybrid V6 scored points for its efficiency and power, and the Max Recline Seats earned praise for their innovative ability to fold nearly flat for supreme relaxation during a tiring day on the jobsite or a long family road trip.

Segment-exclusive over-the-air update capabilities help you always stay connected in your 2021 Ford F-150. An available Interior Work Surface makes it so paperwork doesn’t have to be done on the hood of your truck. The upcoming Active Drive Assist hands-free system is a futuristic addition that’s sure to catch many eyes.

Small details like the built-in measuring stick, cell phone holder, c-clamp receivers on the tailgate, and the longer-than-normal extended running boards also helped the 2021 Ford F-150 stand out to the judges behind the awards.

You can experience the award-winning 2021 Ford F-150 for yourself when you schedule a test drive at Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas, today.