Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Results are In: 3 Ford Models Earn Top Honors While Company as a Whole Earns Best Overall Score in 32 Years

Friday, September 21st, 2018
side view of a white 2018 Ford Super Duty

2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Awards 3 Ford Models Top Honors

It’s an exciting time here at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA, because the results of the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study were released and, spoiler alert, Ford won big. More specifically, three new Ford models were awarded top honors in their respective categories while Ford as a whole was awarded its best overall score in 32 years – all of which combined to make Ford the second-best company in the study for the second consecutive year. With that in mind, let’s take an in-depth look at why the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study awarded three Ford models top honors while also taking a look at how Ford did as a whole. (more…)

Get 5-Star Safety and Driver Assistance Features with a 2018 Ford Expedition from Akins Ford near Atlanta GA

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
side view of a white 2018 Ford Expedition

NHTSA Gives 2018 Ford Expedition Lineup a Five-Star Safety Rating

The 2018 model year has been a monumental one for the all-new Ford Expedition lineup at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA. That’s because the 2018 Expedition lineup has been fully reengineered to be more powerful, more capable, more efficient, and more advanced than any other Expedition that came before. It is now safer than any other Expedition that came before it, as well, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the 2018 Ford Expedition lineup a five-star safety rating. So, let’s check out all the safety features and driver assistance systems that helped the 2018 Expedition lineup earn the top safety rating in the industry. (more…)

2018 Marks Back-to-Back Motor Trend Truck of the Year Awards for the Ford F-Series

Friday, January 19th, 2018
silver 2018 Ford F-150 parked on a hill with the sunrise in the background

Motor Trend Names 2018 Ford F-150 Truck of the Year

Surprising to no one and expected by all, the experts at Motor Trend have named the 2018 Ford F-150 their Truck of the Year. Thanks to comprehensive updates, upgrades, enhancements and improvements across the entire new Ford F-150 lineup, including the arrival of an all-new diesel engine option, the 2018 F-150 lineup is now more powerful, more capable, more dependable, more efficient and more reliable than ever before. But we’ve told you all about all of that already, thanks to the F-150 section of our Akins Ford Blog. This time around, we’re going to let the experts from Motor Trend tell you exactly how they feel about the 2018 Ford F-150 lineup. (more…)

Ford EcoBoost Engine Named International Engine of the Year

Friday, August 4th, 2017
Ford’s 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Named the Best Engine in the World_o

Ford’s 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Named the Best Engine in the World

Ford has received some great news recently. First, they found out they jumped up to second place in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. And now, they found out their 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has once again been named the best engine in the world. Yes, we mean that literally and without hyperbole. The Ford EcoBoost engine was once again named the International Engine of the Year, marking the sixth year in a row the engine has earned the honor. That means for the last six years, there’s been no better engine. So, what makes Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine so impressive? Well, let’s take a closer look and find out. (more…)

Has the 2017 Ford F-150 Won Any “Green” Awards?

Friday, April 28th, 2017
2017 Ford F-150 Earns Spot on ACEEE Greener Choices List_o

2017 Ford F-150 Earns Spot on ACEEE Greener Choices List

The 2017 Ford F-150 is the only full-size truck to earn a spot on the 2017 Greener Choices List by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Joining other impressively fuel efficient vehicles like the 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid, the new Ford F-150 and its 19 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway earned a “Green Score” high enough to break the barrier of the 2017 Greener Choices List and show the world that full-size pickup trucks can be just as fuel efficient as they are powerful, rugged and dependable – at least when they’re made by Ford. (more…)

Has the 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Won Any Awards?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Wins 2017 KBB Award_o

2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Wins 2017 KBB Award

When you’re the world’s best-selling sports coupe, you’re bound to win some awards. And that’s exactly what the 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang has done by earning the 2017 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award for a High-Performance Car. The award is given to new models based on their projected retained value through the initial five-year period of ownership. So how did the 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang earn the award? Let’s take a closer look and find out. (more…)

How Safe is the 2017 Ford F-250 Crew Cab 4×2 Super Duty?

Monday, February 27th, 2017
2017 Ford Super Duty Earns 5-Star Overall Government Crash Rating_o

2017 Ford Super Duty Earns 5-Star Overall Government Crash Rating

You can add another achievement to the long list of things the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4×2 does better than anything else. Not only is the all-new F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4×2 the toughest, smartest and most capable Super Duty ever, it’s now also the safest. That’s thanks to it earning a five-star overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program, making the 2017 F-Series Super Duty the only heavy-duty pickup truck to ever earn the NHTSA’s highest safety rating. How did the new Super Duty achieve such an incredible accomplishment? Let’s take a closer look and find out. (more…)

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Wins 2017 FOUR WHEELER Pickup Truck of the Year

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Has the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Won Any Awards?

The results are in, and the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has been named the 2017 FOUR WHEELER Pickup Truck of the Year. Judging took place over a week, as judges with the opinion-leading off-road enthusiast publication conducted a variety of tests on a total of seven trucks spanning more than 1,000 miles of terrain including pavement, gravel, dirt, sand, rocks, mud and snow. The trucks weren’t just tested in tough conditions, either. They were also taken out on the track where the new F-150 Raptor scored best-in-field zero to 60 miles per hour and quarter-mile times. So how did the 2017 F-150 Raptor earn the award? Let’s take a closer look and find out. (more…)