Archive for January, 2021

How the New Bronco Sport Transforms the Escape’s Platform into America’s Most Capable Compact Off-Road Crossover SUV

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
2021 Ford Bronco Sport in mountain valley

What Platform is the Bronco Sport SUV Based On? 

The new Bronco Sport may take after the original Bronco in name and appearance, but the truth is the so-called Baby Bronco gets its foundations from elsewhere in the Ford lineup. The Bronco Sport is based on the same Ford C2 platform that underpins the Ford Escape crossover. Ford’s decision to forego a body-on-frame architecture for the modified unibody platform gives the small off-road ute more road-friendly driving manners than the original Bronco SUV, but don’t let its milder traits fool you. The new Bronco Sport is much more than a muscled-up version of the popular Escape.


What Trim Levels Are Available on the Escape Hybrid and PHEV Lineups?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
2021 Ford Escape by scenic water feature

2021 Ford Escape Hybrid Trim Levels and Features

Back in 2005 the Ford Escape launched the world’s first mass-market hybrid SUV. Last year that legacy continued when the Escape opened its fourth-generation redesign with a new hybrid lineup. This year the Blue Oval capitalizes on that success with new 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid and PHEV trim levels now available.


What Color Options Are Available on the 2021 Ford Ranger?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
2021 Ford Ranger at rapids

2021 Ford Ranger Exterior Color Options

In the market for a capable new midsize truck? The 2021 Ford Ranger introduces a few new paint choices this year for new owners to choose from. You can view each of the new and returning exterior color options offered on the 2021 Ford Ranger in this image gallery from Akins Ford.


How to Control the Zone Lighting System on the Ford F-150

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
2021 Ford F-150 with new Zone Lighting System

How Do I Turn on Ford F-150 Zone Lighting?

Starting in model year 2021, the Ford F-150 offers an available Zone Lighting System that can illuminate the entire area around the truck with enough light to keep you working, or doing what you love. This system can be controlled right from your smartphone using the FordPass™ app. Here our guide and video walkthrough discuss how to control the new Zone Lighting System on Ford F-50 trucks.


What’s New in the 2021 Ford Escape?

Friday, January 15th, 2021
2021 Ford Escape on city street in broad daylight

2021 Ford Escape Changes & Updates 

The sporty Ford Escape crossover continues for 2021, now introducing even more options for customers than last year. Here we explore the changes and updates that will be in store for the 2021 Ford Escape when it arrives to the Akins Ford showroom early this year. 


What Colors Are Available on the 2021 Ford EcoSport?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
2021 Ford EcoSport on snow-lined forest road

2021 Ford EcoSport Exterior & Interior Color Options 

Shopping for a small ute that’s packed with personality? The new 2021 Ford EcoSport crossover SUV gets an updated exterior color selection this year with bright new Blue Metallic and Luxe Yellow paint options now available. If you’re interested in a closer look, you can find it here in our review of all the 2021 Ford EcoSport exterior and interior color options at Akins Ford.


What’s New in the 2021 Ford EcoSport?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
2021 Ford EcoSport approaching curve in road

2021 Ford EcoSport Updates and Changes

Shopping for a new subcompact SUV? Ford’s smallest utility vehicle gets more to love this year, bringing new packages, color options, and more to the trendy ute. Join us as we continue to unwrap what updates and changes are in store for the 2021 Ford EcoSport as new models begin to arrive to the Akins Ford lot.


How Do I Use the F-150’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ Feature?

Sunday, January 10th, 2021
Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ on the Ford F-150 truck

How to Program a New Trailer with Pro Trailer Backup Assist™

If you own a 2016 model year or newer Ford F-150, your truck just might be equipped with technology designed to make hitching a trailer easier. This walkthrough outlines how to program a new trailer to the F-150’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ system so you can start managing your freight more efficiently.


What’s New in the 2021 Ford Explorer?

Thursday, January 7th, 2021
2021 Ford Explorer in dark cityscape

2021 Ford Explorer Changes & Updates

Despite its recent redesign, the Ford Explorer stays on the up and up with a handful of changes this year. The 2021 Ford Explorer is available in five trim levels, including the Explorer Base, XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum. This model year carries a starting MSRP of $32,225. For reference, that’s about $500 less than the 2020 model. You can keep reading to learn more about the changes made to the 2021 Ford Explorer when we dive into the SUV’s new standard equipment and updated color options.


2021 Ford F-150 Retains a Tight Hold on Best-Selling Status

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
2021 Ford F-150 towing a camper on forest-lined road

What’s the Most Popular Truck in the United States? 

Winning isn’t everything, but boy is it nice to be the best. The Ford F-150 holds a tight grip on its best-selling status with 589,034 models sold in 2020 alone, putting it well over 150,000 units above the next best-selling model. But this isn’t anything new. The Ford F-150 is the most popular pickup truck in the United States and has been for quite some time now. How long? The answer will most likely shock you.