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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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What Colors Are Available on the 2021 Ford EcoSport?

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.

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

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.

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What’s New in the 2021 Ford Explorer?

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.

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

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. 

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