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MotorWeek Lauds Lovely, Luxury-Laden 2017 Ford Explorer

It's a question that we here at Freehold Ford have been pondering lately:

Is there anything we don't dig about the 2017 Explorer, our esteemed American automaker's large-and-in-charge SUV?

Quite honestly ... no. The Explorer, in our mind, is a winner from hood to trunk.

You're sure to see what we mean in the clip below. Link up with the automotive mavens at MotorWeek, as they take the Explorer for a test run:

Delivering an altogether uncompromising level of luxury is the Explorer's top-of-the-line trim, the Platinum.

Standard features on this model include an athletic, 365-horsepower…

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Is the Focus RS Drift Mode Fun? You Bet It Is!

To start your Tuesday off on a high note, check out Edmunds Road Test Manager Jonathan Elfalan playing with the Ford Focus RS in drift mode.

In a previous video, Elfalan tested the acceleration and launch control, praising its 350 pound-feet of torque and quick 0-to-60 time (in the test video, he reached 0-to-60 in 4.9 seconds, though Ford claims the Focus RS can achieve a 0-to-62 mph time of 4.7 seconds—which is a weird statistic, presumably…

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How New Jersey's Stringent Back-Seat Seatbelt Laws Could Save Your Life

According to a new survey by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while 91 percent of Americans always buckle up when they drive, only 72 percent do the same when they're a rear passenger.

A few common reasons cited include not being able to find the rear seatbelt, finding it too uncomfortable, or simply forgetting. However the most common response—40 percent—say it's because buckling in the back seat is not mandated by law.

Only 29 states have rear-seat belt laws, and of those, only 20 have primary enforcement (meaning you can pulled over just for being…

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Ask the Locals

Planning a road trip can go a long way to ensuring your trip happiness. You don't need to plan out every little thing, but it's very helpful to know where you will be staying and what attractions you don't want to miss. Be sure to plan a few things to do long the way, too, especially if your are going on a long trip. Some of the best things to see and do are right along the highways and would be a real shame to pass up. Plus, it will get everyone out of the car for…
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Keep Your Car Protected

Keeping your car clean is actually a really big deal. Not only will your ride be nice and shiny, it will actually look good for much longer if you just take the time to get it washed--and regularly. The key to preserving your paint job is to get your car washed every two weeks or so, and not just once in a blue moon. There are so many things that can ruin your paint job over time. Dirt, debris, bird droppings, sap, dead bugs, and even UV rays. They will all wear down the paint on your car if given…
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2018 EcoSport Shakes Up Ford SUV Lineup

Take a ride on the fun side in the upcoming 2018 Ford EcoSport! The new Ford EcoSport takes advantage of a collaborative partnership between the Bang and Olufsen and Ford brands, offering drivers the option of an available B&O PLAY™ premium audio system to optimize the in-ride audio entertainment. This audio system puts out a whopping 675 watts of amplification with the help of 10 speakers.

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High-Tech 2017 Fusion Wins IIHS Top Safety Pick+

The new 2017 Ford Fusion is back, and safer than ever. If you don't keep up with automotive news, you may have missed the Fusion's 2017 makeover altogether. Aesthetically, the new model could be identical twins with the outgoing model -- there are differences, but you would have to be familiar with the sedan to notice.

Under the hood, however, there are some major changes.

The 2017 Fusion has an upgraded Pre-Collision System. The old…

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Can You Tell the Difference Between a Grocery List, and Ford's Vehicle Materials?

What do these items all have in common?

  • Soybeans
  • Coconut
  • Rice
  • Wheat
  • Flax
  • Tomatoes

It isn't your grocery shopping list for the Farmer's Market -- it's a list of materials Ford is using to build new vehicles. Average new Ford vehicles for sale in Freehold contain between 20 and 40 pounds of renewable materials like the ones listed.

The husks of coconut are used to create the trunk carpeting in the Focus Electric, rice hulls

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2016 Ford Flex Struts its Stuff for Autotrader Team

A full-size crossover for the consumer who's sick of the same old same, the 2016 Ford Flex is without question one of the most intriguing rides on the roster here at Freehold Ford.

Yet what, specifically, makes it so? Well, as luck would have it, that's precisely the query Autotrader pundit, Jabari Jones, set out to address in his recent video review of the Flex. Watch the whole thing go down right here:

Though we've little doubt most shoppers will be satisfied with the Flex's entry-level engine -- a 287-horsepower V6 -- others still will want something that…

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