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A Guide to the Used Ford Escape

2014 Ford Escape

2014 Ford Escape

Looking for a used compact SUV that will get you and your family where you need to go around Bradley and Peotone? Learn more about the Ford Escape, one of Ford’s premier compact SUVs, then check out our used selection at Terry’s Ford. See what you’ll get with a Ford Escape today.

First Generation

The Ford Escape was the product of a collaboration between Ford and Mazda, released in the year 2000 for the 2001 model year. It was designed with a unibody frame and car-like chassis for maneuverability and a smooth ride, but with a fully independent suspension and a locking center differential to handle gentle off-roading situations and larger loads. The Escape offered a 2.0L Setec engine, a 2.3L DuraTec engine, and a 3.0L DuraTec V6 engine. Five trim levels included features like heated seats, satellite radio, power sunroof, and a unique in-vehicle navigation system. To be more environmentally sound, the Escape was also available in a hybrid option that incorporated recycled materials for upholstery.

Second Generation

2011 Ford Escape

2011 Ford Escape

The second generation of the Ford Escape debuted in 2007, and was redesigned to compete with other new compact SUVs. The Escape sported cleaner lines, a new grille, larger headlamps, and a redesigned interior with a brand-new navigation system. It was also one of the first vehicles to include the pull-drift steering compensation system, which was made possible by the new Electric Power Steering system. This Escape used a 2.5L DuraTec engine that produced 171 hp, as well as a redesigned 3.0L DuraTec engine that produced 240 hp.

Third Generation

2012 Ford Escape

2012 Ford Escape

The third generation of the Escape was introduced in 2012 for the 2013 model year with a complete redesign. It was based on the European compact Ford Kuga, which meant the Escape had a longer wheelbase and a wider stance for more interior room. Ford also began to use higher quality materials, and added technology like the MyFord Touch electronics interface and a hands-free power liftgate. The new engine was a turbocharged 1.6L engine that produced 178 hp and got up to 33 mpg highway.

Get Your Ford Escape

Are you ready to find the perfect Ford Escape near Bradley? Terry’s Ford can make it happen! Call us today at (708) 258-9200 or come see us at 363 Harlem Ave, Peotone, IL, to find the right used Escape to fit with your needs.

Bradley and Peotone Drivers Can Find the 2013 Ford Mustang for Sale at Terry’s Ford

2013 Ford Mustang for Sale

While the 2014 Mustang has arrived at Terry’s Ford, we still have the 2013 Ford Mustang for sale as well for Peotone and Bradley drivers. Since Ford is working to redesign the iconic muscle car for 2015, there weren’t any substantial changes for the 2014. This means you can get a 2013 Mustang at a lower price than the 2014 version without missing anything.

Muscle Car Performance

The original Mustangs were known for their incredible performance and that hasn’t changed yet. The 2013 model starts with a 3.7L V6 engine capable of 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. If that’s not enough for you, the Mustang GT trim gains a 5.0L V8 pumping out 420 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Boss 302 trims up the ante of the 5.0L V8 to 444 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. With a Mustang, you can go as fast as zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

Modern Features

While the Mustang may be a retro-inspired car, the available technology is certainly modern. You can add many of the features found on today’s luxury vehicles like Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera. With the Ford SYNC system, you can connect your phone to the Mustang. Using voice activated controls, you can easily access phone, navigation, and audio options.

Safety Features and Ratings

Sure the Mustang can go fast, but it’s also going to protect you. Each Mustang comes with front-seat side airbags, antilock disc brakes, and traction/stability control. We also like the MyKey system that allows you to reduce music volume and set speed limits for younger drivers. The NHTSA gave the Mustang and overall safety score of four stars, proving its focus on safety.

Try Out the 2013 Mustang Today at Terry’s Ford

At Terry’s Ford, we have 2013 Mustang models ready to test drive along with the newer 2014 Mustang. You can find us near Bradley in Peotone at 363 N. Harlem Avenue. If you have any questions about the Mustang or our other vehicles, you can reach us by calling (888) 832-3250.

 

The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Gives the Ford F-Series a Souped Up Truck

The Ford F-150 is about to get some serious upgrades with the new Tremor model.

The Ford F-150 is about to get some serious upgrades with the new Tremor model.

The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is bringing a distinctive new option to drivers looking for a top-of-the-line pickup truck with powerful flare. This premium sports pickup looks the part of a customized truck that’s been souped up, while bringing plenty of power and efficiency to the table with Ford’s flagship EcoBoost powertrain. Read on to find out more about this one-of-a-kind pickup, coming soon to Terry’s Ford in Peotone.

Powerful Performance

Under the hood of the all-new Ford F-150 Tremor is Ford’s powerful and efficient 3.5L EcoBoost engine, which is good for an intimidating 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The rear axle increases the Tremor’s performance capacity with the shortest final drive ratio available in an EcoBoost F-150, helping to deliver incredibly responsive acceleration. The electronic locking rear differential adds even more acceleration and comes standard on both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive configurations.

Striking Exterior

The Tremor stands out from any other pickup truck you’ll find on the road. Featuring the FX Appearance Package, the Tremor comes with flat-black accents and flat-black wheels. Stunning graphics along the side include black badges with dashing red lettering to give a wholly unique impression. This truck adds utility to its sport design with a short wheelbase, regular-cab design, and a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle.

Sporty Interior

Inside the cabin of the F-150 Tremor drivers and passengers will enjoy a full sport package. This truck comes standard with premium black leather bucket seats with red piping that pops, brushed-metal accents throughout, a leather steering wheel with luxuriant fine red stitching, and top-of-the-line Alcantara seat inserts. Add to that the flow-through center console, and you’ve got a premium pickup truck interior that reflects an attitude of confident performance.

Tech Features

The Tremor comes standard with a wide range of high-tech features, including Ford’s exclusive MyFord Touch system powered by SYNC. This advanced system integrates the most in demand auto technologies of the day including Bluetooth, satellite radio, music, navigation, iPhone applications, and more.

Learn More!

Find out more about this unique pickup at Terry’s Ford when you stop by the dealership at 363 South Harlem Avenue in Peotone or call 888-832-3250. The regular 2013 Ford F-150 is already for sale on our lot, and the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is expected to arrive soon, so come on down and talk to our staff about what’s already here and what’s soon to come!

The Ford F-150 is the Best Light-Duty Pickup on the Market

Red 2013 Ford F-150With its versatile capabilities, benchmark performance, and impressive array of standard and available safety, tech, and comfort features, it’s no wonder that the 2013 Ford F-150 is being recognized as the best light-duty pickup around. In fact, the newest version of this classic American pickup has been named the winner of the 2013 Light-Duty Challenge by the editors of PickupTrucks.com and Popular Mechanics Magazine.

The Competition

The competition for the Light-Duty Challenge was fully stacked with the F-150’s biggest competitors, including a couple of 2014 models. Put up against the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2014 GMC Sierra 1500, 2013 Nissan Titan, 2013 Ram 1500, and 2013 Toyota Tundra, the 2013 Ford F-150 clearly came out on top.

What Makes the F-150 a Champion

America’s best-selling truck for over 30 years continues to make strides to stay at the top of its class in terms of performance, capabilities, and features. The 2013 Ford F-150 is available in a number of different trim levels as well as Regular Cab, Super Cab, and SuperCrew configurations, not to mention the special edition SVT Raptor.

  • Powerplants: The base version of the newest F-150 is the 3.7L V6, which makes 302 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. If you opt for the available 5.0L V8, you’ll up the output to a commanding 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. The sophisticated engineering of the available 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 makes 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque while also saving on fuel with an EPA estimated 22 mpg highway. The special edition SVT Raptor gets an exclusive 6.2L V8 with a staggering 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque.
  • Towing Capacity: If you’re looking to tow a serious amount of cargo, then you’ll certainly be able to do it with the Ford F-150. Even the base version of the F-150 can tow up to 6,400 pounds, while properly equipped versions can tow up to 11,300. That’s serious capability for big jobs.

Test Drive the 2013 Ford F-150

If you want to step inside a Ford F-150 to see for yourself what we mean by benchmark performance and capabilities, then visit Terry’s Ford, located at 363 South Harlem Avenue in Peotone, Illinois. Get behind the wheel of a champion and drive home with a Ford F-150 today!

A Used Ford Taurus is a Smart Pick

2013 Ford Taurus

Find a Used Ford Taurus or a new 2013 at Terry’s!

The Ford Taurus was introduced in 1986 and quickly became one of the most popular vehicles in America. For the first ten years it was manufactured, it was always one of the top-selling vehicles in the United States. As a pre-owned option, used Taurus models from Ford are an excellent choice.

This vehicle is a front-wheel-drive midsize sedan that has a roomy interior and affordable pricing. It has been around for over 25 years with production halted for only a couple of years. You can still find Taurus models from any generation that are in great condition.

The Taurus Over the Years

The first generation of this vehicle was produced from 1986 to 1991. The other midsize sedans during this time were very boxy-looking and complacent. The look of the Taurus was new and refreshing for American drivers; its aerodynamic styling caught everyone’s eyes quickly. Because of its great looks, dynamic performance, and roomy interior, this first model was a smart accomplishment for Ford.

The next generation was manufactured from 1992 to 1995. The original evolved with a lower nose, updated design lines, new safety features, and sporty trim options. Throughout this time, the Taurus was still a top-seller.

The third generation, from 1996 to 1999, marked the debut of a new engine that produced 200 hp. The Duratec V6 was offered as an alternative to the 145 hp V6 that previous generations used. In keeping with the previous models, this sedan was roomy, comfortable, and reliable.

The Ford Taurus in the New Millennium

The fourth generation was manufactured from 2000 to 2006. Many drivers thought this generation looked much more attractive than the previous generation. Even though the shape and design did not change, the decorative accents were updated. You can find models from this time with either a 155hp or 200 hp 3.0 L V6 engine. This vehicle offered strong performance and handling, secure ride dynamics, and an efficient cabin. Even the base trim came with air-conditioning and power windows.

The fifth-generation was produced for just two years, from 2008 to 2009. It was redesigned as a full-size sedan with 263 hp. The base model was made with power seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel, an auxiliary jack, and stability control. It had a huge trunk and lots of interior room.

The current 2013 Ford Taurus model is part of the sixth generation, which has been around since 2010. Ford has made many improvements on both the interior and exterior and drivers have really been responding to it at our dealership.

You can look for used Taurus models at Terry’s Ford of Peotone!

Terry’s Ford of Peotone has a huge selection of pre-owned vehicles including great Taurus models. Our used selection is always changing, so feel free to search online, give us a call, or just come on in to walk the lot and go for a test drive. We look forward to helping you find the perfect car for you!

Sales Look Strong for the 2013 Ford Fusion!

Ford Fusion Has Remarkable Sales Outlook For The Redesigned 2013 Model!

2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion

Ford is re-launching their midsize Fusion for 2013, and your Manteno-area Ford dealership anticipates a great sales rush for this popular vehicle. Ford has high expectations that the new Fusion will increase their share of this popular and growing automotive segment.

Many drivers feel that the new Fusion’s unwavering power, ultimate refinement, and impressive fuel economy will bring Ford to the top of the class in the midsize sedan market. America’s vast midsize car segment has tons of valid competition, but the Fusion’s quality exceeds the rest of the competition. With several powertrain options, upgraded technology and safety features, and noticeable styling, this vehicle has a colossal sales outlook for 2013.

Ford sets their own bar high

Ford and our Ford dealer near Manteno have created a lot of well-deserved hype about the re-launch of the exciting new midsize sedan model. The manufacturer has set the bar high in their full redesign of the vehicle.

For several years, the Fusion has remained one of the most popular midsize sedans in America. That trend will continue in 2013 with the completely redesigned vehicle; it has striking new styling and an expanded variety of trim levels that include five different engine choices. Ford improved the technology features and added several extras to the standard list, which makes the Fusion highly competitive against the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

The Most Important Segment in the U.S.

The most important automotive segment for vehicle manufacturers in the United States is the midsize sedan with about 1/5 of all vehicle purchases falling in this competitive range. A lot of new midsize vehicles are being introduced this year, which is causing all of the manufacturers to ramp up their best midsize vehicle to remain at the top of the competition.

Terry’s Ford Loves the Fusion

We love the new Fusion at Terry’s Ford in Peotone, and we think it fully deserves all of the hype it has been receiving about the re-launch! You can test drive this remarkable vehicle with us anytime.

Terry’s Ford is one of the premier dealerships in the area, and we serve our valued customers with pride. See what our customers say about our service and courtesy. Our commitment to customer service is our top priority, and we look forward to having you as our valued customer!

The 2013 Ford Taurus is Better Than Ever!

Ford Has Outdone Itself With the Taurus Limited

2013 Ford Taurus

2013 Ford Taurus

The familiar Ford sedan got a nice facelift for 2013! Check out the new Ford Taurus Limited near Merrillville at Terry’s Ford. This full-size sedan carries five passengers and is offered in four trim levels: the SE, SEL, Limited, and SHO. The Limited has extensive features and options that make it a truly remarkable vehicle!

Amenities of the Taurus Limited

The 2013 Ford sedan, available in the Merrillville area, has an incredible volume of standard features that make it seem almost like a luxury vehicle.

Many of these comfort-and-convenience features come as standard equipment including applique wood grain trim on the interior, audio jacks, power locks with auto lock, memory settings for the driver’s seat, ambient lighting, dimming rearview mirrors, power outlets, leather upholstery, and a really nice steering wheel with leather trim, telescopic tilt, and audio controls.

The entertainment and technology features on the Limited are tremendous. It comes standard with:

  • Stereo, CD/MP3 player, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Voice-activated communication and entertainment system
  • MyFord Touch interface
  • Rear view camera
  • Reverse sensing system

You can also add on:

  • A great navigation system with Sirius Traffic and Travel Link
  • An upgraded Sony audio system
  • HD radio

Power and Performance

This vehicle is fired by a 3.5L V6 that produces a robust 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. It has a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift option. The 2013 Limited comes standard with FWD, but you can get AWD if you prefer. With the front-wheel drive, this car gets a great 23-mpg combined city/highway.

If you want even better fuel mileage, you can opt for the turbocharged four-cylinder. This engine has great fuel economy with 26-mpg combined city/highway.

Safety and Security Features on the Limited Have No Limit

You will feel safe and secure driving this full-size sedan with the following standard features:

  • Personal Safety System
  • Safety belt reminder
  • Emergency glow-in-the-dark trunk release
  • Illuminated entry
  • Air filtration system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Anti-theft system
  • Safety Canopy System

Test Drive This Excellent Vehicle at Terry’s Ford!

You need to sit in this car to feel the comfort and luxury of the experience! Visit us anytime to take a test drive. The professional and experienced staff at Terry’s will answer all of your questions about options, packages, and financing. We can’t wait to get you into the sedan of your dreams!

The 2013 Ford Fusion is at Terry’s Ford Near Manteno

What’s New for the 2013 Model Edition of the Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion

Terry’s Ford of Peotone is quickly getting all the new 2013-model-year Ford vehicles on our lot and in our showroom. We’ve got a great selection of exciting new cars that make us proud to be a Ford dealership. In this blog, we are going to take a look at what’s new with one of our favorite Ford models available near Manteno: the 2013 Ford Fusion.

For 2013, the engineers at Ford have really gone above and beyond to improve a vehicle that has already proven itself to be a versatile and practical car both inside and out. Here are the changes to look out for when you come for a test drive.

Bold Design and Powertrain Flexibility

The designers at Ford threw caution to the wind and completely redesigned the exterior. This new 2013 Ford car sports bolder, more aggressive lines that exude less of mild-mannered sedan and more like a muscular sports car. It’s also available in eight different colors, giving you plenty of control over the look of this vehicle.

Speaking of options, you can select between five different engines for the Fusion. There are three traditional combustion engines and two hybrids to choose from so chances are you can find one that will fit your preferences, whether your desire lies with more power or more fuel economy.

The standard engine is a 2.5L, 4-cylinder that puts out 170 hp. If you go with the 2.0L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Hybrid Engine on your Fusion, coupled with an electronic continuously variable transmission, you’ll get an amazing 47 miles per gallon on the highway. At some point in the model year, Ford also plans to release a plug in all-electric version of the Focus, which promises 100 MPGe, as well, so keep an eye out for it if you’re interested in avoiding the pump altogether in Manteno.

Serious Safety Features

In addition to the great powertrain features available on the 2013 Fusion, Ford has also equipped it with some stellar safety features. The Fusion can come with a lane change detection system to help you stay in your lane, a parking assist, adaptive cruise control as well as a blind spot detection system.

Come visit us if you’re looking for a new car near Manteno and check out the newest Fusion at our dealership in Peotone just off I-59. Terry’s Ford is here for all your vehicle needs! Let us know if you have any questions about our new inventory and we’ll be happy to give you more information.

Terry’s Ford Introduction of the Ford C-Max Hybrid Vehicle

The 2013 Ford C-Max is a Stand-Out Hybrid Vehicle

2013 Ford C-Max

2013 Ford C-Max

Terry’s Ford of Peotone is a top-notch Ford dealership committed to keeping our customers informed concerning all the latest news in the automotive world. This includes, of course, the upcoming Ford cars, as well. With that said, we’d like to tell you a little about the 2013 Ford C-max. This innovative little friend to the environment offers hip styling and other high tech gadgetry that make it difficult to resist.

From Great Fuel Economy to a Spacious Interior, the C-Max Will Take the Auto World by Storm

Since this is a hybrid car after all, it only makes sense to begin with talking about what it’s got going for it under the hood. The 2013 C-max uses a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, teamed up with an electric motor. Together with the battery pack, the powertrain is able to get 141 hp. Additionally, you’ll get more than 500 miles of driving range between the gas engine and the battery pack. horsepower. In terms of fuel economy, the C-max is able to get 47 mpg and you’ll also be able to charge the battery overnight through a regular 120 volt outlet.

Upon entering the cabin, you’ll be sure to find a great deal of head and legroom. You will also find 5-passenger seating, that includes a folding-flat 2nd row seat. And, if you’re looking for a decent amount of cargo space, you’ll be greeted by 78.8 cubic feet of space to store whatever you need, from groceries to luggage to the kids’ sports gear.

As far as features go, Ford’s mostly mum on what’s available, likely to get your anticipation going, but you can surely expect Bluetooth, a trip computer, and a whole host of innovative safety aspects, as well.

Test Drive the C-Max with Terry’s Ford!

So, have we enticed you enough to get excited about the 2013 C-Max? Well, you won’t have to wait long, because the hybrid will be rolling onto showroom floors sometime in the very near future. Plan to take it for a test drive at Terry’s Ford.

At Terry’s Ford you will be blown away by our diverse selection of new and pre-owned vehicles as well as the level of customer care and service we provide. We’re here to exceed all your expectations, and we have no doubt that when you visit us, we’ll do just that.

Terry’s Ford Brings You the 2013 Ford Fusion

Many New Jobs Created to Craft the Innovative 2013

Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion

Have you had an interest in getting behind the wheel of a 2013 Ford Fusion in IL? Well, maybe you’d find it informative to learn where exactly your car will come from. You should be proud to purchase the new Fusion, because Ford helped the American economy by creating 1200 new jobs at their Little Rock, Arkansas plant.

The Advances Made With the ’13 Fusion Will Excite You

In addition to the 1,200 employees, the Ford plant also created a new body shop, made upgrades to their paint shop, and reworked parts of the Ford assembly line process. All of these changes were designed to bring you an innovative new car that will truly knock you off your feet.

Under the hood, the new Ford Fusion sedan will come standard with a 2.5-l, 4-cylinder engine, which is able to put out 170 hp and 170 lb-feet of torque. On the fuel economy front, the car will achieve 22 mpg in stop and go traffic and 33 mpg on the wide open road.

Safety and Features

A quick glance at the features of the 2013 Fusion will reveal that even the base level trim is very well-equipped for today’s Illinois driver. The all-new Fusion will come equipped with exciting features like voice activated sync audio and cell phone interface, keyless entry, a blind spot mirror, a trip computer, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and much, much more.

The Fusion’s safety aspects are equally promising. You’ll come away with things like Ford’s innovative MyKey system, Ford Sync, traction and stability control, cross-traffic alert, drowsiness detection, a lane-departure warning system, and again, so much more.

It’s also important to note that many critics agree that this year’s Fusion’s interior is extremely spacious and comfortable.

Don’t Hesitate to Visit Terry’s Ford Today!

If you’re sincerely interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2013 Fusion when it rolls onto showroom floors, we highly recommend that you do so at Terry’s Ford. Terry’s Ford goes above and beyond to meet all your automotive needs, and we’ll do just that during your test drive of the Fusion. Even if you’re not in the market for the Fusion, we have a slew of other top-notch vehicles from which to choose. So, what are you waiting for? For a superior auto shopping experience, contact Terry’s Ford today!

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