Ford Reveals First-Ever 2021 Explorer Timberline

Ford Grill | Shults Ford | Pittsburgh, PA
Ford Grill | Shults Ford | Pittsburgh, PA

For more than 30 years, the Ford Explorer has been the gold standard for rugged, stylish three-row SUVs. The long legacy of America’s bestselling SUV of all time adds another incredible new chapter with the 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline — the most off-road-capable Explorer Ford has ever built.

The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline is an easy choice if you have a taste for excitement. In addition to a powerful 300-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine, the Explorer Timberline adds a new Torsen® limited-sleep rear differential that directs torque to the wheel with the best grip while minimizing wheelspin.

Adding high-sidewall Bridgestone Dueler P265/65R-18 all-terrain tires with a unique, off-road-optimized tread pattern, the 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline raises the ride height by 0.8 inches for even more confidence going over rough terrain. Helping on that front is the standard Terrain Management System™, which includes Trail and Deep Snow/Sand drive modes.

As if this isn’t enough, the new Ford Explorer Timberline is one of the most unique-looking versions of the rugged three-row ever made. The Explorer Timberline sports a distinct Forged Green Metallic exterior that plays beautifully off the high-gloss painted aluminum wheels and Carbonized Gray grille. Inside, the Explorer Timberline features a Deep Cypress interior with Deep Tangerine contrast stitching on the seats and Stone Mesh and Satin Silver Twilight details on the dash.

Ready for adventure? So is the 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline. You’ll find it at Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh — your No.1 dealer for all things Ford in Pennsylvania.

Ford Now Offering Usage-Based Insurance

Ford Now Offering Usage-Based Insurance | Pittsburgh, PA

If you’re one of the many Pittsburghers who aren’t driving as much these days, Ford has a way to help you save some money. Ford is partnering with major insurance providers across America to offer customers usage-based policies based on how you drive.

Ford Insure offers a new usage-based insurance policy for customers with eligible vehicles. With a policy through American Road Services Company, you can expect to save up to 40 percent in discounts on your premium depending on your driving habits. You can use the FordPass™ app to get a quote and purchase your preferred policy or bundle, or you can visit fordinsure.com for more information.

Ford is also working with companies like State Farm, Allstate, and Liberty Mutual to offer usage-based insurance policies for drivers with connected vehicles. With these policies, Ford sends telematics data to your insurer via the FordPass Connect™ modem, allowing the insurance company to offer rate discounts based on your habits.

“Connected vehicles present new opportunities for us to help customers save money and improve their experience with Ford products,” said Alex Purdy, director of business operations, enterprise connectivity, Ford Motor Company. “Whether customers are purchasing through Ford Insure or working with another carrier, we are committed to giving them the ability to choose the right option for themselves — and to potentially earn big discounts based on how they drive.”

Today’s Ford lineup is smarter and more connected than ever. Hot new vehicles like the 2021 Ford F-150, Bronco Sport, and Mustang Mach-E offer cutting-edge connectivity and intelligence with technologies like SYNC® 4 and Ford Co-Pilot360™. Visit Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and experience all that today’s Ford vehicles have to offer.

Ford Bronco Best of What’s New

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Shults Ford | Pittsburgh, PA

The experts at Popular Science know a winner when they see one. That’s exactly what they saw in the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco, set to make its long-awaited arrival at Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford in Pittsburgh this summer. The incredible Ford Bronco earned a spot on PopSci’s Best of What’s New 2020 list thanks to, among other things, its standard G.O.A.T. Modes™.

Popular Science calls the Bronco “the truck anyone can off-road,” hinting at its standard 4×4 capability and — of course — Terrain Management System™ with G.O.A.T. Modes™. The Bronco comes standard with five different G.O.A.T. Modes™ for various driving situations, while the top-of-the-line Bronco Badlands™ bumps that number to seven. With settings for Mud/Ruts, Rock Crawl, and Baja, the Bronco Badlands™ is the ultimate off-road SUV for adventure seekers.

But PopSci praised more than this SUV’s off-road prowess: “Even on the street, there’s plenty to appreciate, including doors that come off with just a single bolt and plug, and a manual transmission option for purists.” Add in features like next-gen SYNC® 4 technology and a look that couldn’t be more clearly pulled from Bronco DNA, and you’ve got a winner on multiple levels.

If you’re looking to win 2021, start by reserving your new Ford Bronco at Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost™ Hybrid Hits the Mark

2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost™ Hybrid Hits the Mark | Pittsburgh, PA

The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 demonstrates how to do hybrid right with its class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6. To ensure that this innovative powertrain checks the boxes that Ford customers expect, Blue Oval engineers put it through its paces.

“Just because it’s a hybrid doesn’t mean we treated PowerBoost with kid gloves,” said Craig Schmatz, F-150 chief engineer. “To earn Built Ford Tough® certification, PowerBoost went through the torture testing we put all of our powertrains through. No F-150 powertrain gets a pass, we have one standard for quality and durability.”

That means the PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6-equipped F-150 had to undergo the same testing as every other version. Ford makes new F-150 trucks tow trailers through deserts in 100-degree heat, tackle trails to prove their mettle off-road, and endure sub-freezing temperatures to ensure year-round performance.

With the 2021 F-150 PowerBoost™, Ford added a new durability test to make sure the 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery can withstand going over rough, uneven, and jarring terrain. After the equivalent of a decade of driving, the results show that the hybrid version of the F-150 is up to the task.

And boy, is it ever up to the task. The 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost™, available at Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford, is truly a best-of-all-worlds truck. It delivers 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque, enabling max towing up to 12,700 pounds. It also offers best-in-class combined fuel economy at 25 mpg and an EPA-estimated range of 750 miles on a single tank. Add to that a class-exclusive Pro Power Onboard built-in generator, and you’ve got a truck that can just about do it all.

You’ll find that tested and proven do-it-all truck right here at Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Check out our inventory online and schedule your test drive.

*Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew,® PowerBoost, 4×2 with Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

**Range calculation based on 30.6-gallon tank and EPA-estimated rating of 25 combined mpg. Actual range will vary. 

Three Myths About Leasing a Car

When you visit our showroom at Shults Ford Wexford, you’ll ultimately decide whether you want to lease a vehicle or buy one. Each option comes with a handful of benefits, but there are some common misconceptions about leasing.

Leasing is more expensive

When you lease a vehicle, you actually save money in several ways. Your monthly payments are much lower than when you purchase the same vehicle, since you’re basically paying for the depreciation of the car’s value. You also won’t have to worry about interest or reselling your vehicle.

I have to give the car back when I move

Life happens, and things don’t always go the way you plan. If you have to move — even out of state — that doesn’t mean you have to give up your leased vehicle. Simply notify our dealership about your move so we can adjust our records and the tax rates. However, if you decide to move out of the country, you will have to return the vehicle to the dealership.

Leasing locks you in for the whole contract

The ideal way to lease a vehicle is to lease it for the entire length of the contract. However, as we said before, things don’t always go the way you plan, so it is possible to break your lease. Keep in mind, though, there are still fees involved when breaking your lease.

Sit down with our finance team at Shults Ford Wexford to learn more about our leasing process, and visit our showroom to find the right vehicle for you.

leasing a car

Check Out THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience

One of the things we love about the Wexford community is our proximity to Pittsburgh, which is never short of fun things to do with your family. Looking for something unique to do this fall to get you and the kids in the Halloween spirit? Consider a trip to Pittsburgh for THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience.

THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience will open on Thursday, Oct 4, and will run through the remaining weekends of the month. This Halloween-inspired event will be held in Hartwood Acres Park at 200 Hartwood Acres from 5 to 10 p.m.

The family-friendly event takes you and your loved ones on a peaceful stroll through an illuminated trail with more than 5,000 hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns. Some of the most famous jack-o’-lanterns include masterpieces based on the works of Heinz, Mister Rogers, Andy Warhol, and other Pittsburgh staples. Sections of the park feature different themes, including a pirate area with a 30-foot long ship, the Pre-Historic Park with 16-foot tall dinosaurs made of jack-o’-lanterns, and a stretch with pumpkins hanging from the trees above.

Admission ranges from $10.99 to $22.99.

If you need a vehicle to get you to this Halloween-themed experience, be sure to check out our inventory at Shults Ford Wexford.

THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience

Top Vacation Spots within Driving Distance of Pittsburgh

Whether you’re looking to head outdoors this summer or merely want a low-key weekend, there are plenty of top vacation spots within driving distance of Pittsburgh for you to enjoy. Here’s a quick look at just a few.

Washington, DC

Washington, DC is the place to go if you really want to do some sightseeing on your vacation but don’t want to travel too far (it’s only four hours away). From the White House and the National Mall to Arlington Cemetery and the Lincoln Memorial, the options are endless in this great city. Plus, there are thousands of delicious restaurants to explore if you’re an enthusiastic foodie!

New River Gorge, West Virginia

Considered the outdoor adventure capital of the East Coast and only three hours away from Pittsburgh, New River Gorge is the perfect place to go if you want to spend time outdoors. If you’re looking to take in the natural beauty of the area on a hike or you’re interested in taking on the whitewater rapids of the nearby river, you’ll want to make sure this is the destination for your next vacation.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

If you’re searching for something a bit more relaxing, visiting Lancaster County—which is about four hours away—is your best bet. Find terrific bargains on beautiful handmade goods, discover the delicacy that is shoofly pie, and enjoy the area’s unique culture. It’s a great way to get out of the city and let your mind rest at ease.

The best way to reach your next vacation destination is behind the wheel of a brand-new vehicle from Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford. Visit us and we’ll help you get ready for your next road trip!

Top Vacation Spots within Driving Distance of Pittsburgh

2018 Vincentric Best Fleet Value Awards Go to Five Ford Models

When you’re building up your business fleet, it’s likely you’re looking for the type of vehicle that will get the job done without costing you a lot of money. That’s where Ford comes into play. Five of the American carmaker’s fleet vehicles were recently named winners of the 2018 Vincentric Best Fleet Value Awards, making them both budget-friendly and capable.

These five Ford vehicles earned recognition in the sedan, pickup, and van categories. The Taurus SE claimed the large sedan title for the eighth time while the Ford F-150 XL won the full-size, half-ton pickup truck segment for a sixth time.

The F-350 Super Duty XL took the full-size, one-ton segment for a third time. Even the Transit 150 XL low-roof passenger wagon and the Transit 150 medium-roof cargo van got in on the action, placing top spot for their segments for the fourth and second time, respectively.

Vincentric decides the winners of these awards by examining fleet lifecycle costs in eight areas. This includes depreciation, fuel, insurance, financing, repairs, opportunity costs, maintenance, and fees and taxes.

Each segment’s winner has the lowest lifecycle costs across 28 ownership and mileage scenarios, which range from 24 months of ownership (or 10,000 miles annually) to 60 months of ownership (or 40,000 miles annually).

Our staff at Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford couldn’t be happier to hear about another big win for Ford.

Vincentric Best Fleet Value Awards

New 2019 Ford Fusion Debuts New Drive Assist Tech, Plug-In Hybrid Model

The 2019 Ford Fusion is officially on its way – and it just might be the best version of the model yet. For the 2019 model year, the Fusion has received a number of new features that are sure to leave a lasting impression on consumers. From more standard safety tech to an improved eco-friendly powertrain, the Fusion is ready to rock its segment.

This compact car now comes standard with the innovative Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology. This is considered the most advanced suite of standard driver assistance technologies in the industry. It includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot information system, lane keeping system, a rear backup camera and auto high-beam lighting.

Along with this new safety tech, the 2019 Fusion will also have a new standard engine for the SE model and higher trim levels. This is a 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine. That’s not the only change to the powertrain lineup, though.

An all-new Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid vehicle, will also be available for the new year. It has an EPA-estimated electric-only range of 25 miles, which is nearly 20% more than the current model. It also has a new 9-kWh lithium-ion battery, providing the hybrid vehicle with more energy capacity without making the battery pack physically larger.

Find out more about the upcoming Ford Fusion with a trip to Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford.

2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Police Vehicle

 

How to Understand Basketball Brackets: Making Sense of the Tournament

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the US, and people love watching college tournaments. If you’re excited about the famous basketball tournament taking place right now (you know the one), then you may be using a bracket to help you understand the tournament a little better. So, we are going to help you understand basketball brackets a little better.

A bracket tournament relies on a special type of visual representation called a tree diagram to show how a series of games will be played. This type of “knockout” tournament removes teams from brackets when they lose games, and the winning teams gradually move across the diagram. Many bracket tournaments rely on “seeding” to determine where teams go on the bracket, which itself can be controversial.

According to How Stuff Works, the term “bracketology” has been developed over the years to refer to fans who enjoy predicting winners in the initial round. Prediction like this isn’t possible in many other sports and tournaments. The high-stakes environment makes bracketology fun for everyone involved.

Seeding is the tricky part—it’s usually based on a rankings percentage index, national polls, records, and a few other factors. Only so many teams can be invited, and it’s usually based on a decision from a jury. For teams that aren’t invited, there is no appeals process.

We at Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford are currently busy scanning our own brackets, but if you would rather scan a new Ford, just stop by for a test drive.

understand basketball brackets

1 2 3 4