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2017 Ford Fusion: A Family Sedan that Ticks All the Boxes

If ever there were a midsize sedan that could leave us here at Sexton Ford straight-up speechless, our esteemed American automaker's -- the 2017 Fusion -- would most definitely be it.

And what makes it so?

Check the clip below; here to synopsize the Fusion's best qualities is AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai:

Beneath the hood of the S and SE trims, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine holds court with a six-speed automatic transmission. Rated at a respectable 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, the base engine is available with front-wheel drive only.

We'd also note the…

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Debunk the Myths with Sexton Ford and Cars.com

There are a car myths out there and sometimes it's hard to know which ones are real and which ones are fake. Does putting nitrogen in your tires really increase fuel economy? Do red cars really get more speeding tickets? Well, if you're not sure, check out the Cars.com video below and learn the truth behind five common car myths. Give it a watch, learn along with us, and have a couple new facts to shoot to your friends the next time the topic of cars comes up.

 

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Maximize the Comfort Zone for your Growing Family with the 2017 Ford Expedition

 

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For the Illinois families who are growing in size as well as in numbers, optimize your comfort zone with the spacious interior of the 2017 Ford Expedition. If you want a stronger stance on the roadways and more power and versatility, that you may not find prevalent in traditional minivans, the Expedition provides you and the kids with everything you could ask for in a Sports Utility Vehicle.

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Today Marks the 100-Year Anniversary for Ford Pickup Trucks

 

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It was a hundred years ago today on July 27th, 1917 that the first Ford Model TT truck hit the American streets. Designed initially to assist agricultural workers with their everyday payload and transportation needs, the Model TT inherently replaced the horse and buggy and increased productivity across the board.

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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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