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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.

The 2014 Ford Mustang Guide: Which Mustang Model is Right for You?

Shelby GT500

The 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

If you are considering purchasing a new 2014 Ford Mustang, Terry’s Ford in Peotone can help you determine which model fits your specific style, budget, and driving needs. With the option to choose from 10 different trim levels, narrowing down the right Mustang for you might seem like a daunting task. However, in this 2014 Mustang Guide we highlight everything from performance differences to standard features for each Mustang model, so you’ll be able to make an informed decision.

  • The 2014 Ford Mustang V6:?Under the hood of the base 2014 Mustang model is a powerful V6 engine that’s capable of a whopping 305 hp. When mated to the standard 6-speed manual transmission, drivers can expect a powerful launch and tight control thanks to the shorter shift throws as well as full shift synchronization. A six-speed automatic transmission is optional.
  • The 2014 Ford Mustang V6 Premium:?The Mustang V6 Premium offers standard interior ambient lighting, aluminum interior accents, and a premium 8-speaker audio system that comes with SYNC and AppLink. The 2014 Mustang V6 Premium Convertible provides all of this along with a thrilling open-air experience.
  • The 2014 Ford Mustang GT:?All 2014 Ford Mustang GT models are outfitted with a standard 5.0L V8 engine that packs a bit more punch than its V6 counterpart, putting out 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of peak torque for rapid acceleration. The Mustang GT adds larger alloy wheels, a stylish rear spoiler, and standard Selectable Electronic Power Assist Steering, which allows you to tailor your driving experience with three different modes.
  • The 2014 Ford Mustang GT Premium:?The Premium and Premium Convertible GT trim levels provide even more innovative technology, like standard Bluetooth handsfree functionality and the SYNC infotainment system.
  • The 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500:?For the ultimate track-rated Mustang experience that beats out other muscle car competitors, go with the Shelby GT500. Powered by a 5.8L supercharged V8 engine, the new Mustang Shelby GT500 tears up the road with 662 hp and 631 lb-ft of peak torque behind the grille. The standard Tremec 6-speed manual transmission ensures optimum shifting and complete control at all times. In terms of features, the 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 comes standard with SYNC voice-control, heated driver and passenger seats, leather materials, and a premium audio system.

Drive Home Your Favorite 2014 Mustang Model Today

If you would like to explore our selection of 2014 Ford Mustang models up close, visit our dealership at 363 S. Harlem Avenue in Peotone! Our sales team would also be happy to field any questions you may have by phone, so give us a call at (888) 832-3250.

The 2014 Ford Expedition: Fully Confident, Fully Capable

New For ExpeditionIf you are searching for a full-size SUV that has the versatility to take on all of life’s adventures, then the vehicle you are looking for is the 2014 Ford Expedition. Offering a spacious interior, a long list of technological conveniences, and uncompromising performance, the 2014 Expedition has the capability to take on the big jobs and make your day-to-day duties enjoyable as well.

A Rugged Ride

The rugged V8 power that feeds the 2014 Expedition makes this year’s model a workhorse of an SUV. ?Tackle any road, any time with a uniquely designed system that offers four distinct modes:

  • 2H (4×2): Created for normal, everyday, dry driving. Rear-wheel drive only.
  • 4A(4×4 Low): Utlized for climbing, sand, dirt, or even towing. This gives a bit more power at reduced speeds.
  • 4A(4×4): Traction is increased as power is distributed to all four wheels.
  • 4H(4×4): 4WD becomes electronically locked for severe road conditions.

This Year’s Highlights

  • Powertrain: Put your pedal to the metal and feel the power of the 5.4L V8 Flex Fuel Engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, a combination that delivers 310 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Efficiency:?The 2WD models grab an EPA estimated mpg of 14 city/20 highway/16 combined, while 4WD models deliver an EPA estimated mpg of 13 city/18 highway/15 combined.
  • Seating Capacity: Available seating for up to 8, reduced to 7 if Captain’s Chairs are in place.
  • Towing Capacity: When properly equipped, the 2014 Expedition can tow up to 9,200 pounds.
  • Versatility: The 2014 Expedition offers third-row seating that can fold flat into the floor.

On Board Technology

Convenience features are a must in today’s SUVs, and the 2014 Ford Expedition is loaded with:

  • HD Radio
  • Navigation with SiriusXM Satellite Traffic
  • Rain-Sensing Front Wipers
  • A Rearview Camera
  • SYNC AppLink allows you to utilize hands-free calling as well as Bluetooth audio and turn-by-turn navigation.

For more information about the 2014 Ford Expedition, simply contact a sales professional today by dialing 888-832-3250. We look forward to meeting you!

The 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Sells For Half a Million Dollars

GT500The team at Terry’s Ford of Peotone was excited when they found out that the world-class muscle car 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 was recently sold for an incredible $500,000. This wasn’t just your average auto sale, though. The new owner of the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 is Don Damon, who won the bidding for the car at the Brain Injury Association of America’s (BIAA’s) very first Hot August Nights Auction, which was sponsored by Barrett-Jackson in Reno, Nevada.

Fighting Against Brain Injuries

In the United States alone, there are 3.5 million people who live with traumatic brain injuries every day, and it’s the goal of the BIAA to help raise money and awareness so that their scientists will have the resources to research and combat the effects of brain injuries.

Hot August Nights Auction

The BIAA’s big event was organized specifically to raise money for individuals who have suffered from a brain injury, and it was a sweeping success thanks to the organization of the BIAA, the generosity of Don Damon (the winner of the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500), and the incredible allure of Ford’s top-of-the-line, world class sports car.

One hundred percent of the $500,000 in proceeds for the Shelby will go directly to the Brain Injury Association of America to help with research, treatment, and education surrounding brain injuries so we can fight back against all of its devastating effects.

Thanks to Ford

Of course, the event would not have been possible without the generous donation of the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 by the Ford Motor Company. The donation shows a tremendous commitment to the cause. During the past few years, Ford has shown their support for good causes through other organizations as well, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Carroll Shelby Foundation.

A Look at the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500

The 2014 model of this classic, premium sports car is out of this world. With a superior 5.8L V8 engine and a 6-speed manual transmission, this model puts out an astonishing 662 hp and 631 lb-ft of torque. This power allows it to zip from 0-60 mph in only 4.0 seconds.

Find out more about the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 and any of the other 2014 Ford Mustang models at Terry’s Ford, located at 363 South Harlem Avenue in Peotone.

New 2014 Ford Mustangs are Ready to Race at Terry’s Ford

2014 Ford Mustang

2014 Ford Mustang

Bets are placed?the horses are at the starting gate?and they’re off!

There’s nothing quite as exciting as a racetrack, and this summer Terry’s Ford is the place to go to see the fastest ponies on the block. But these aren’t your average horses?they’re our all-new 2014 Ford Mustang models. Peotone-area drivers are rushing to our dealership to place their bets on the new collection of Mustangs, and we have to say the odds are looking good.

An Option for Everyone

With many available options both under the hood and in the cabin, the new Mustang spec sheet reads like a Choose Your Own Adventure book for grownups. Here are just some of the tough decisions that you’ll make when buying a brand-new Mustang:

  • 10 unique models. From the base-level Mustang V6 to a Shelby GT Convertible with 662 hp and 631 lb-ft of torque, one of these Mustang models is bound to be perfect for you.
  • Coupe or Convertible. Stay warm in the freezing Illinois winter with a coupe, or feel the summer wind in your hair in a Mustang convertible. The choice is yours.
  • 9 available exterior colors ranging from classic Oxford White to bold Gotta Have it Green so you can really let your personality shine.
  • Powertrain options includingthe entry-level 3.7-liter 4V V6 engine and the 5.0 liter 4V V8 engine. Both engine options can be matched with either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission that shifts between gears seamlessly.

Optimized for Maximum Performance

The Mustang is legendary for being fast, and that speed doesn’t just come from the engine. Every 2014 Mustang model is specially designed to take advantage of your surroundings in order to take your ride from speedy to lightning-fast.

A splitter works to capture air in the car’s front portion as you drive, which lowers the Mustang’s nose and provides better aerodynamic handling and a faster performance. Power dome hood styling cools down your engine by releasing the hot air from under your hood. Every single aspect of this car’s structure was designed and built for speed.

Test Drive the New Ford Mustang at Terry’s Today!

2014 Ford Mustangs are already in the pasture at Terry’s Ford, and we can’t wait to see them go! Contact us today to schedule your test drive, or just stop by the lot and meet with our friendly staff. We’ll be more than happy to take you for a spin!

The 2014 Ford Transit is Coming to Terry’s Ford for Indiana Drivers

Look Forward to the US Debut of the Ford Transit in 2014

2013 Ford Transit Connect

Ford Transit Connect

If you’re looking for new Ford cars in Indiana, then you’ll want to head over to Terry’s Ford, in nearby Peotone, IL. We’re proud to represent an automaker that has continually shown its commitment to innovation and excellence, which is why we are unsurprised at the news that the new Transit van is coming to the United States in 2013.

This van has been completely redesigned from its predecessor, will be built in the US at a Ford plant in Kansas City, MO, and promises tremendous capability. While it won’t see its official debut until January of 2013 at the North American International Auto Show, a few details have become available about this future Ford vehicle.

The new Transit Will Feature an Award-Winning Engine

The 2014 Ford Transit is one of the most hotly anticipated new Ford cars in IN and throughout the country. While details are scarce at present, we were excited to learn that the new van will come equipped with the automaker’s award-winning 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine, which delivers exceptional fuel economy and class-leading driving dynamics.

The 2014 Transit will be replacing Ford’s hardy E-Series van and will deliver superior fuel economy and maneuverability. In fact, the vehicle’s fuel economy is expected to be, at a minimum, 25% better than that of its predecessor. The EcoBoost powertrain is part of it, but it certainly helps that the transit will also weight at least 300 pounds less than the E-Series.

While the Transit will make its US debut in 2013, it’s been a hot seller in Europe for years. More than six million of these vans have been sold across five continents since the first Transit was made available in 1965. And with a $1.1 billion investment in Ford’s Kansas City, MO assembly plant, the time is here for it to finally make its mark on the US auto market.

Come to Terry’s Ford of Peotone

While the 2014 Transit is still a ways away from its US debut, you can find plenty of new Ford cars near IN when you come to Terry’s Ford of Peotone. We’re proud to offer the automaker’s latest cars, trucks, and SUVs, along with a huge inventory of pre-owned models besides. Visit Terry’s Ford today to see what we have to offer!

Find Out When the 2014 Ford Fiesta Will Be Available at Terry’s Ford Dealer Near Wilmington, IL

2014 Ford Fiesta Takes Compact Driving to the Next Level

2014 Ford Fiesta

2014 Ford Fiesta

Wilmington drivers that love a compact, fuel-efficient, and fun to drive vehicle should be pumped that glimpses of the 2014 Ford Fiesta have already been spied! While we probably won’t see the 2014 Ford Fiesta on dealer lots until Spring or Fall of 2013, Terry’s Ford dealer for Wilmington, IL still has 2012 Ford Fiesta models available for purchase right now, and the 2013 Ford Fiestas are due to hit the lots shortly. Wilmington drivers can expect the new Fiesta to still be available in both a sedan and hatchback model, with some superficial changes to make it more modern looking. The 2014 Ford Fiesta’s facelift is expected to resemble that of the Ford Taurus, with slimmer, more streamlined headlights, with a larger upper grille. We should also still see our favorite convenience features that have made the Ford Fiesta stand out against other vehicles in its class. High end features such as keyless ignition and the Ford Sync system with voice command and smartphone functions will still be available in the 2014 model. It’s everything you love about the Ford Fiesta, only updated.

Wilmington drivers love the pep they get from the current Ford Fiesta’s 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that produces 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque. However, the 2014 Ford Fiesta kicks things into high gear by offering a new engine option that will give it even better fuel economy. Customers can expect Ford’s latest direct-injected, turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. While horsepower and torque output should be similar, perhaps we’ll see even more than the current 29/38 mpg. Come in to Terry’s Ford dealership in Peotone today, and check out the current Ford Fiesta models available for Wilmington drivers.

Terry’s Ford Brings Wilmington the Latest Ford Vehicles

Come in to Terry’s Ford dealer in Peotone, IL today and check out our assortment of over 200 new and used vehicles. Whether you’re looking for a new Ford car, truck, or SUV, or want a used vehicle of another make and model, Wilmington drivers are sure to find it at Terry’s. We like to bring our customers the newest Ford vehicles as soon as they become available. Visit us to learn more about the 2014 Ford Fiesta, as well as all of the latest Ford vehicle lineup, or to test drive a vehicle. Terry’s Ford is open six days a week to better serve you!