Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category
How Safe is the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E?
The automotive news cycle keeps circling back to the new Mustang Mach-E this year as awards and accolades accumulate in the first Ford EUV’s repertoire. Now the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has proven its dedication to driver and passenger safety enough to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.(more…)
What Truck Has the Lowest Overall Cost of Ownership near Atlanta, GA?
There’s more to buying a new truck than paying the price on the sticker. If you want to get the best deal on a new vehicle, the goal is to score something with a low cost of ownership that won’t leave you hemorrhaging cash over time. Ford fans rejoice: The Ford F-150 and the Ford Ranger have been named the most affordable trucks in their respective classes in the 2021 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. You can find them both near Atlanta, GA right here at Akins Ford.(more…)
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.(more…)
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…)
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…)
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’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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)