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

Custom Mustang Mach-E | Longview, TX

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 Best Accessories for Your Ford Explorer | 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.

KBB names 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Coolest Car Under $30K

Ford fans have known for a long time that the Bronco was cool, but Kelly Blue Book has now made it official. The all-new Ford Bronco Sport came out on top of the KBB.com list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $30,000 for 2021.

The cool factor

What makes a vehicle like the 2021 Bronco Sport cool? According to KBB.com, the Bronco Sport is made for people who enjoy an outdoors lifestyle, and designed with classic styling plus the safari-style roof, multiple vibrant color options, and available accessories like a bottle opener in the cargo area. The off-road 4×4 capability is definitely a plus, too. The Bronco Sport is also smaller than the Bronco, making it easier for daily driving.

The Mustang makes the grade

Ford has a long history of producing cool cars, with the Ford Mustang leading the way. KBB placed the 2021 Mustang at number 4 on list, making Ford the only brand with two of the coolest cars under $30,000. The Mustang made the list because of its level of technology, great powertrains, and independent rear suspension. Other cars with long-standing cool reputations like the Dodge Challenger, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Chevrolet Camaro, and MINI Cooper were also on the list.

You can test drive the certified-cool 2021 Ford Bronco Sport today when you visit Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas.

Ford Ranger Wins 2020 J.D. Power IQS Award

2020 Ford Ranger | Longview, TX

The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study surveys new vehicle owners after their first 90 days of ownership in an attempt to find the most reliable vehicles during their first few months. The 2020 Ford Ranger topped the midsize pickup truck class to take home the prestigious award.

The 2020 Ranger beat out both the Chevrolet Colorado and Honda Ridgeline for the award. The hard-working truck joined two other Ford models that stood atop their respective classes: the 2020 Ford Mustang and 2020 Ford Super Duty. The 2020 Ford Fusion received second place in its class and the F-150 ranked third in the large light-duty pickup segment.

The 2020 Ford Ranger also won a silver ranking in the J.D. Power Plant Assembly Line Quality Awards, reflecting Ford’s dedication to safe and pleasurable working conditions.

The 2020 Ranger offers up to 7,500 pounds of towing capacity to go along with a best-in-class 1,860-pound payload rating. Its 2.3-liter EcoBoost® generates more gas torque than any other midsize truck at 310 lb-ft. The class-exclusive 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission provides you with smooth and easy control over the raw power.

Adventure is waiting thanks to technology like the electronic-shift-on-the-fly system, which enables you to switch between 4×4 high, 4×4 low, and 2WD.

Experience the power of the 2020 Ford Ranger for yourself when you schedule a test drive here at Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas, today.

Ford Partners with Mobileye to Improve Safety Tech

Ford is leading the way for standard safety with its innovative Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology suite. To improve the effectiveness of its driver-assistive safety features in the future, Ford is expanding its partnership with Mobileye to leverage the company’s advanced devices and software.

Mobileye, an Intel company, produces the EyeQ® family of devices. Next-generation Ford vehicles will exclusively use EyeQ® computer chips and software to improve camera-based features like Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control. Mobileye innovation will also power Active Drive Assist, the hands-free driving technology that debuts in 2021 on the all-new Ford Mustang Mach-E and F-150.

“It is a privilege to extend and expand our long-standing collaboration with a company that is so committed to safety on behalf of its global customer base,” said Professor Amnon Shashua, president and CEO, Mobileye. “We look forward to working closely together to bring these functionalities to market in the full Ford product lineup.”

Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology is standard for several new vehicles available at Pegues Hurst Ford, including the powerful and imposing Expedition and the rough and rugged Explorer. Ford plans to make its suite of features standard across its entire lineup over the next several years and will continue to expand offerings with even more advanced safety-focused features.

If you want to learn more about Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology and how it can make your driving experience safer and easier, check out the wide selection of intelligent vehicles available at Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas. We’ll be happy to fix you up with a test drive and demonstrate what Ford Co-Pilot360™ can do for you.