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Monday, July 6, 2015

2016 Ford Escape is now available at Gresham Ford

2016 Ford Escape now available at Gresham Ford

The 2016 Ford Escape is the Smart Utility Vehicle that balances technology, design and engineering with intelligent, with intuitive controls.  The 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine provides V6-like performance - that saves you money on gas wherever your day takes you.  This compact SUV also provides the capability you have come to expect from Escape — from a large interior with plenty of storage to the 3500-lb. towing capacity and Intelligent 4WD, The Ford Escape 2016 model is as capable as it is smart.  
Interior View of the 2016 Ford Escape available at Gresham Ford

Many Gresham Ford customers enjoy the versatility of this compact SUV and find that the renewed "Kinetic” exterior design conveys a sense of athletic grace and motion, even when Escape is standing still.  Ford has even made available hands-free liftgate makes cargo loading and unloading even easier  - just use your foot.  Also available power panoramic Vista Roof provides a large opening and a nearly unobstructed view for second-row passengers.  
Download the 2016 Ford Escape Brochure Digitally


There are a few new things in the 2016 model that just weren't available in the 2015 version. In the Comfort/Convenience department you now have audio input jack deleted from standard audio
system on S trim model.  However Ford did add configurable daytime running lamps and enhancements made to SYNC.  There have also been revisions made to SE Cold Weather Package that so many in the Northwest enjoy and ordered.  You will also notice upgrades to the handsfree Bluetooth system Ford is calling SYNC 3.  
2016 Ford Escape S Available at Gresham Ford in Gresham Oregon

In the Quality/Reliability/Durability department for 2016 there is now acoustic-laminated front door side glass standard on SE trim version of the 2016 Ford Escape.  When examining the Design/Styling of the new 2016 Ford Escape you have a few new colors like : Electric Spice and Shadow Black.  However there are two Exterior colors that have been deleted: Karat Gold and Tuxedo Black.

Escape features adaptable airbag deployment that uses various sensors throughout the vehicle to measure a variety of inputs, including the size of the passengers and how fast the vehicle is decelerating, to determine how the airbags will deploy.  The Safety Canopy System combines with side-curtain airbags and a rollover sensor to help provide protection for outboard passengers during a side-impact collision.  The robust unibody construction of the 2016 Ford Escape is nearly one-third of the steel used in the body of the all-new Escape is composed of advanced, high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel that add safety and improve weight efficiency.  The Personal Safety System of the 2016 Ford Escape tailors airbag usage to the severity of the crash, driver and passenger safety belt
use, driver’s seat position and passenger classification.  The System components include:
• Dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags
• Electronic front crash severity sensor
• Driver seat position sensor
• Front outboard safety belt usage sensor
• Restraint control module
• Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
• Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
• Front-Passenger Sensing System

In addition to the chest, and incorporate new venting technology has also been included in the 2016 Ford Escape now available at Gresham Ford. The adaptive vent in the side airbag takes into account the size of the occupant and varies the pressure so a smaller occupant gets a lower pressure.  The adaptive vent is lined up with the shoulder area of the occupant. For larger passengers, the shoulder engages the vent and keeps it from venting so the gas stays inside the airbag. For smaller passengers, the effect is just the opposite: Because the shoulder is below the vent, the gas vents out of the bag.

Ford Personal Safety System

Gresham Ford knows that keeping your family safe is your ultimate priority and is happy to take the time to share all the upgraded safety technology included in the full line of Ford products like the 2016 Ford Escape.  The advancements in technology are truly remarkable and will help to make you feel good about trusting your family's safety to Ford.  


Friday, July 3, 2015

2016 F-650 & 2016 F-750 Trucks available thru Gresham Ford Fleet

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When you use your truck for work it becomes clear that  there is no one-size-fits-all solution. With the introduction of the MY-2016 Ford F-650/F-750, Ford Motor Company is recognizing that fact by giving fleets a menu of options.  The new model-year, the F-650/F-750 is now a 100-percent Ford truck.  The trucks produced prior were a joint venture between the Ford Motor Co. and Navistar. The 2016 model-year will be designed and manufactured completely by Ford, and all the components are 100-percent Ford. In the past, the vehicles were assembled in a joint venture with Navistar, and, for the engines, we used a Cummins engine and an Allison transmission. 
2016 F-650 and F-750 now available from Gresham Ford Fleet

"Having a truck that is head to toe Ford has it's advantages" explains Gresham Ford Fleet Manager, Paul Blankenship.  "The entire truck is being held to the standards of the Ford Motor Co., so in other words, the same quality processes that we use to build our F-150s, our Super Duties, and even our passenger cars have been applied to this truck,” Blankenship said. The 2016 F-650/F-750 have been designed to provide commercial customers with exceptional value and ease of upfit to serve their individual needs.  With a wider selection of models now including dedicated F-650/F-750 Tractors Ford is covering a broad spectrum of 6 and 7 vocations.  
The new 2016 all Ford F650 and F750 also has a new frame and suspension with cleaner cab-to-axle choices for easy, cost-efficient upfitting compared to the 2015 models.  Gresham Ford Fleet is also confident that those who depend upon their work trucks will appreciate the proven Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine offering 3 levels of horsepower and torque.  However the 6.8L V10 gasoline engine provides great power and performance and has been the most popular choice so far. The standard TorqShift heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission is Ford-designed, Ford-engineered and Ford-built tough.  
You may also notice the new exterior design — including an all-new mesh grille framed by hallmark Ford nostrils — commands attention on the road with “Built Ford Tough” looks.  
Work Vehicles for Every Business are available from Gresham Ford Fleet
For more information contact Gresham Ford Fleet at 503-665-0101 or Fleet@GreshamFord.com

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Preparing for a car accident

Summer is here and that brings the road trip season with it, especially in the Northwest.  As these peak summer travel days approach so do your chances of being in an accident.  So before you set out on the road make sure that you are prepared in case of a collision.  

Knowing what to secure from your insurance company beforehand, and whom to call life a collision happens can make a huge difference.  Learn what to do before and after a collision so you can protect your family even when you're stressed and get back to your road trip summer adventures faster.  

Remember to be polite even though emotions will most likely run high.  Stay at the scene until it is appropriate to leave.  If someone has been seriously hurt you could face hit and run charges if you leave before appropriate.  If there is significant damage or injuries call the police.  Notate badge numbers and request the police report number to share with your insurance company.  Remember more information is always better.  When exchanging information it's a good idea to get the VIN, Year, Make and Model of the vehicle that was involved in the accident.  Most of this information is available on the door sticker of most vehicles.  If there are passengers obtain their names and contact information as well.  Talk to witnesses if there are any and get their names and contact information to share with your insurance company.  Promptly contact your insurance company, don't wait.  Take pictures as soon as possible of the vehicles involved and the people involved if possible.  Photos can help your insurance company accurately determine the loss encountered and the appropriate compensation.    

Be safe this summer and remember to stay calm if an accident does occur.  Drive safe.