The All-New 2020 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid
Stopping for gas too often on a road trip can be annoying and add extra time to any journey. Ford is hoping to reduce how much you need to stop and fill up with the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid, which offers over 500-miles of EPA-estimated range when equipped with rear-wheel drive.
Extended driving range means you can drive from New York City to Washington D.C. or Los Angeles to Las Vegas without needing to ever stop for gas. And with improved fuel economy compared to other Explorer models, you’ll be saving money on fuel as well.
“Explorer is the ultimate family adventure vehicle – and fewer pit stops is one of the latest reasons why,” said Bill Gubing, Explorer chief engineer. “Explorer provides space for the whole family and their gear, it’s got great towing capability, and now it has range like no Explorer before.”
The EPA estimates the fuel economy for the rear-wheel-drive Explorer Limited Hybrid to be 27 mpg city/29 mpg highway/28mpg combined, and the four-wheel-drive version to be 23 mpg city/26 mpg highway/25 mpg combined. The four-wheel-drive Explorer Hybrid has an estimated 450+ miles of range.
You also don’t have to compromise on capability with the Explorer Limited Hybrid, as it can tow up to 5,000 pounds (the same as a 2019 Explorer with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine). That is 1,500 pounds more than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, and more than many other popular Hybrid SUVs.
For more information about the 2020 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid, visit us today at Tommie Vaughn Ford in Houston, Texas and check out our online inventory.
Why the 2020 Ford Super Duty is Best-in-Class
When it comes to delivering high-quality and capable trucks to the most demanding customers in the business, Ford is the clear choice. Ford has once again improved the F-Series Super Duty line of heavy-duty pickup trucks for the 2020 model year, earning best-in-class ratings in several important metrics.
“Ford truck customers are building a better world with Super Duty and we’re helping them work even harder with the most available diesel towing, payload, torque and power you can get in a heavy-duty pickup,” said Mike Pruitt, Super Duty chief engineer.
With significant upgrades and an all-new available engine, the new 2020 Ford Super Duty can claim six best-in-class heavy-duty pickup truck claims for full-size trucks over 8,500 pounds.
- Best-in-class maximum available diesel gooseneck towing of up to 37,000 pounds
- Best-in-class maximum available diesel fifth-wheel towing of 32,500 pounds
- Best-in-class maximum available diesel conventional towing of 24,200 pounds
- Best-in-class diesel power and torque with available 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 with 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque
- Best-in-class gas power and torque from all-new available 7.3-liter V8 with 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque
- Best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 7,850 pounds with standard 6.2-liter gas engine
If you would like to learn more about the best-in-class 2020 Ford Super Duty line of pickup trucks, visit us today at Tommie Vaughn Ford in Houston, Texas.
New Ford Ranger and F-150 Performance Off-Road Suspension
Ford truck customers looking for even better off-road capability from their F-150 or Ranger can now buy after-purchase leveling kits from Ford Performance Parts. This is the first time Ford has offered a package like this, which includes custom-tuned FOX shocks, a 2-inch front lift, new front coilovers and vehicle-specific upper front mounts and locking spring pre-load rings.
“Ford Performance Parts developed these kits to make the off-road experience even better for our Ranger and F-150 customers,” said Eric Cin, global director of Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “Truck customers are asking for options for increased capability and customization, and the new leveling suspension kits for Ranger and F-150 deliver on that need.”
Once installed, these suspension kits improve ground clearance, approach and breakover angles and give the truck a more level and lifted appearance. The kits were developed and tested by Ford Performance engineers in Borrego, California and in Arizona, which included high-speed off-road driving and low-speed rock-crawling.
These new off-road suspension kits can be installed on any four-wheel-drive 2019 Ranger or 2015-2019 F-150 and come with a Ford Performance Parts limited warranty. They are available to order through Tommie Vaughn Ford and can be installed by our expert service technicians. Contact us today for details and pricing.
Ford Reintroduces Expedition King Ranch Edition
Ford Expedition buyers have a lot to look forward to this year, as Ford is reintroducing the premium Expedition King Ranch edition and upgrading the existing Platinum model with new materials and finishes. The new Expedition has proven to be a hit with SUV buyers, thanks to its good looks, luxurious and spacious interior, powerful EcoBoost engine and incredible capability.
More than half of Expedition buyers opt for the luxurious Platinum and Limited trim levels when purchasing their vehicle, and the King Ranch edition will give them another choice when buying a luxury SUV.
“The King Ranch name carries with it a legacy of hard work that defines the American ranching lifestyle, with the heritage and family traditions Ford Expedition represents,” said Andrew Kernahan, Expedition chief engineer. “It’s a great addition to the lineup, growing Expedition’s appeal and personality in Texas as well as with customers across the U.S. looking for western-inspired style and timeless design.”
The King Ranch Expedition features unique styling, including Elegant Stone Gray paint on the grille, power running boards, two-tone bumpers, a rear skid plate, 22-inch six-spoke wheels and distinctive King Ranch badging throughout. Inside there is Ebony Del Rio leather covering numerous trim pieces, along with Ziricote wood veneer.
Like many other Expedition models, the King Ranch edition comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist technology, which includes a number of convenient safety features. FordPass Connect and SYNC 3 technology is also standard, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
For more information about the Expedition King Ranch and Expedition Platinum luxury SUVs, visit us today at Tommie Vaughn Ford in Houston, Texas.