Archive for the ‘Powertrain’ Category

How to Get the Absolute Maximum Towing Capacity on the Ford F-150

Friday, May 7th, 2021
2021 Ford F-150 towing a boat out of water

Which 2021 Ford F-150 Engine Is the Best for Towing?

Even the most unrelenting truck critics would be hard-pressed to deny the supremacy of the 2021 Ford F-150. The truck’s penchant for powerful engines, class-leading weight capacities, and variety of trim levels make it a difficult value to beat overall. Buyers who want to max out their new truck to best-in-class status can find out how when we look at which 2021 Ford F-150 engine is the best for towing here at Akins Ford.


How Long Does It Take to Charge the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E?

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E on coastal road

Mustang Mach-E Public and At-Home Charging Times

Arguably the most daunting barrier to EV ownership is the threat of slow charging times, but the new Mustang Mach-E represents a major leap in the field of fast-changing technology. Here we answer frequently asked questions of how long it takes for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E to reach a full charge with the various different types of charging stations available for Ford owners.


How Much Can the 2021 Ford Escape Tow?

Friday, February 12th, 2021
2021 Ford Escape parked on roadside

2021 Ford Escape Trailer Weight Capacities & Towing Equipment 

Looking for a small crossover that’s certified for trailering? When equipped to handle towing, the 2021 Ford Escape offers a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 to 3,500 lbs. Here we dive deeper into the weight capacities of the Ford Escape’s various models and powertrains.


What Engines Are Featured on the 2021 Ford Edge?

Friday, February 12th, 2021
2021 Ford Edge on roadside

2021 Ford Edge Engine Options & Specs

As far as midsize SUVs go, the 2021 Ford Edge is among a rarer group that prioritizes two-row comfort and a smooth driving characteristic that makes it a delight over imperfect road surfaces. Here we review the different engines featured on the 2021 Ford Edge as well as the advantages each offers.


What’s the Strongest 2021 Ford F-150 Engine Available?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
2021 Ford F-150 on mountain pass in snowy landscape

Redesigned F-150 Features V6, V8, Diesel, & Hybrid Engine Choices

Tough on its own merit and smarter than ever, the redesigned Ford F-150 opens the truck’s 14th generation with new class-exclusive features, a new hybrid option, and more power than ever before. In this guide, we look at which engines provide the 2021 Ford F-150 with the most power for your investment.


What’s the Driving Range of the All-Electric 2022 Ford E-Transit Van?

Friday, November 13th, 2020
All-Electric 2022 Ford E-Transit in commercial parking area

2022 Ford E-Transit Estimated Driving Range and Charging Time

Commercial vehicles make up a large portion of traffic on U.S. roads. That’s why news of the All-Electric 2022 Ford E-Transit has become a big deal when it comes to the vision of a zero-emissions future. We’ve been sitting pretty waiting for details on the upcoming All-Electric 2022 Ford E-Transit, and today our patience has been rewarded with a look into the impressive driving range figures commercial clients have to look forward to.


What Engines Are Available on the All-New 2021 Ford F-150

Monday, October 5th, 2020
2021 Ford F-150 towing a boat

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Options, Horsepower & Torque

When news of the redesigned 2021 F-150 hit, the guys at Ford said they’d be targeting best-in-class figures. Well, we have to say the truck’s Fall 2020 release will be fitting because Ford has announced the power, torque, payload, and towing specs for the 2021 F-150 pickup, and let’s just say they’re of monstrous proportions. The 2021 Ford F-150 offers a choice between six engines in all. More specifically, that selection includes three potent V6 engines, a powerful V8, a diesel V6, and one all-new hybrid V6. See what engines are available on the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 and more here!


How Far Can the Ford F-150 Hybrid Go on One Tank of Gas?

Monday, August 10th, 2020
2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid on bridge

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid MPG Ratings & Driving Range

The Ford F-150 has been America’s choice for getting the job done for 43 consecutive years, but the best-selling light-duty full-size pickup truck has never been one to rest on its laurels. Once again, Ford has unraveled the F-150 blueprints and dragged it all back to the drawing board for a complete bumper-to-bumper redesign. The result? A new Ford F-150 like no F-150 we’ve ever seen before – the new Ford F-150 Hybrid. In this review, we’ll explore the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid driving range, engine specs, and more.


2020 Ford Explorer Returns to Rear-Wheel Drive Layout

Friday, May 15th, 2020
2020 Ford Explorer in Residential Driveway

Is the 2020 Ford Explorer Rear-Wheel Drive? 

It has been 30 years since the debut of the very first Ford Explorer, and so much has happened since the very first model rolled off the assembly line in 1990. The first four generations offered rear-wheel drive, but for the last eight years, the Explorer has found notable success as a front-wheel-drive SUV. You may have heard whisperings of yet another change in direction for the new Explorer’s drivetrain. The answer is yes – the 2020 Ford Explorer has switched back to a rear-wheel-drive platform for its sixth generation. We apologize for the whiplash, but Ford makes a great case for the swap. 


What Engines Are Available on the All-New 2020 Ford Explorer?

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
2020 Ford Explorer on city street

2020 Ford Explorer Engine Options and Specs

If you’re shopping for a sixth-generation Ford Explorer, there’s a lot to see. This year the industry’s best-selling midsize SUV is new and improved with a host of upgrades that provide drivers with more power and more options. To help you make an informed decision, this guide will take a closer look at each of the 2020 Ford Explorer engine options and specs.