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MotorWeek Tries 2017 Ford Explorer on for Size

Might you be in the market for a full-size SUV? Well, if so, we here at Sexton Ford have a sneaking suspicion that you'd match up rather well with ours, the 2017 Explorer.

And what makes us say that?

Receive that answer from the automotive mavens of MotorWeek; their analysis of the Explorer is as follows:

The standard equipment roster of the Explorer's base model is sure to make it one of the more popular picks.

Such features include 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, cruise control, an eight-way power driver seat, SYNC voice-command connectivity, a 4.2-inch display…

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2018 Ford RS Inspires Fans By Taking Inspiration From Fans

Ford has announced plans to introduce a new generation Ford Focus for the 2019 model year. That means models based upon the current Focus—like the Focus RS—will be no more. At least in their current forms.

But the Focus RS isn't going out without a bang, and that bang is the 2018 Focus RS Limited Edition.

These final 1,500 vehicles are enthusiasts' last chance to drive away in the current-generation RS, and they look spectacular. Ford elevated the Focus RS to the next level for this limited edition by taking inspiration directly from the fans.

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Time to Plan for Your Summer Road Trip

Planning for your summer road trip must include some safety essentials if you want to get to your destination in a timely manner. Consider the following summer road trip safety tips and you will lessen the chances that you are stranded and needing help on the side of the roads.
  • Keep some road flares in the trunk just in case the car breaks down and you need to warn other drivers that the car is disabled.
  • Be sure to carry a set of jumper cables in case the car battery fails somewhere during your drive or on a long stretch…
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Time for a New Battery?

With the modern design of vehicles now implementing all kinds of technological functions, it's important to have a functioning and charged up car battery. We know this sounds obvious, but often times the reason you see helpless drivers in lots is because their battery needs a simple spark or a replacement battery.

There are plenty of signs that your battery may be running on the low side. For example, the headlights may be a bit dim, the inside lights may be a bit dim, your wipers may not function properly, electronic services such as GPS and in-car phone may…
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Fuel Economy: The Acceleration Factor

City driving can wreak havoc on the fuel economy of your vehicle. The main offenders here are idling and accelerating. It cannot be avoided, at least on most days and especially during rush hour, but there are some things you can do to lessen the damage done to your fuel economy. First, when you are idling, try to keep your air conditioning or heat off. These tasks make your engine run a little harder, thus taking more fuel than if they were off.

Secondly, when you accelerate, do so slowly. Do not pretend you're on a race track and…
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2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford has branded the C-Max as a multipurpose vehicle, and the 2017 Ford C-Max is the latest step in fully encompassing that lofty title.

Tasks of all sizes, ranging from short trips within the city to cross-country adventures, are all well within the limits of the 2017 Ford C-Max’s capabilities. Sporting nearly 100 cubic feet of roomy interior, the 2017 Ford C-Max is best-in-class in this area and is the quintessential choice for families of all sizes seeking to get the most out of their compact vehicle. The 2017 Ford C-Max utilizes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and is…
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The 2017 Ford Transit Connect is Light Years Ahead

The Jetsons would be proud of the engineers of the 2017 Ford Transit Connect. The advanced technology used to keep drivers and passengers safe on the road and to simultaneously enhance driving and business performance is truly a feat. The Transit Connect is light-years ahead with such innovations as Ford Telematics powered by Telogis. It is something that you'll appreciate tremendously as a business owner. Using secure web access you'll be able to see alerts and driving information in real time. This is especially helpful when assessing operations...
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How Oil Changes Can Save Your Money

It goes without saying that all vehicle owners must inevitably incur certain expenses on their vehicle if they wish to maintain its smooth and efficient functioning.

For those of you who do not know how oil works, it is important to know that it is not simply about putting oil into your engine, but in fact changing the oil regularly in accordance to the needs of the vehicle. To put it precisely, lubrication of the engine is required to ensure the smooth running of the various car parts as they operate against each other. Without oil, these parts would be…
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