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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.

2016 Ford Flex Has the Critics Raving

2016 Ford Flex

Thinking about getting a 2016 Ford Flex in the Bradley and Peotone area, but want to see what the experts have to say first? Terry’s Ford can tell you what’s what! We’ve found some thoughtful reviews from some of the most popular car reviewers on the Internet for you. See what the critics have to say about the 2016 Ford Flex!

The Car Connection Loves the Style

The Car Connection says “It’s a boxy vehicle, but in the best senses of the word…The Flex’s interior is still one of the best Ford builds.”

The 2016 Ford Flex features a sleek look for a sporty feel, designed to stand out as a family vehicle with a retro-classic shape. The spare curves and modern lines give the exterior a clean look that’s chic and cool. Inside, the bench seats are trimmed with leather and the panels feature real wood trim. The sophisticated design gives a luxurious feel to this family car–and with 155.8 cubic feet of space for passengers, there’s more than enough room to stretch out.

“The Flex doesn’t skimp on features. In its top Limited guise, it feels like a full-fledged luxury model.”

The 2016 Ford Flex makes Ford a leader in new technology, with plenty of new features that you’ll love. Standard features include a Ford MyKey system, which lets you create geofencing and speed limitations for secondary or younger drivers. The capless filling system makes it easy and safe to fill your gas tank. Choose options for connectivity such as the updated Ford Sync3 system, or a glass panoramic sunroof.

Car and Driver Hails the Performance

Car and Driver says “An entertaining subtext in the ongoing saga of the automobile is the phenomenon of a box with wheels that can dust at least two-thirds of the traffic mix at any given stoplight.”

The 2016 Ford Flex’s engines have been improved by leaps and bounds. The base 3.5L engine is a Ti-VCT with a naturally aspirated engine. It produces 287 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque, which is an improvement of 26 hp and 33 lb-ft of torque over the 2015 Flex. The upgraded 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine prodces a truly incredible 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The Flex is built to perform, with responsive acceleration and easy steering. One performance feature you’ll love is the torque vectoring system, which helps you stay in control of your Flex when the traction is difficult by adjusting the torque and brake pressure when taking a tight curve or a corner.

Get the Flex

The 2016 Ford Flex is about to debut at your local Ford dealership! For more information, call Terry’s Ford today at (708) 258-9200 or stop by at 363 Harlem Ave, Peotone.

2016 Ford F-150 Introduces Pro Trailer Backup Assist

2016 Ford F-150 Towing

It can be difficult to steer a trailer correctly, even for seasoned drivers. It’s always necessary to drive with care and skill when you drive with a trailer, but backing it up can be a difficult process and often confusing. It can be hard to remember which direction to steer in order to get the trailer to go the right way, and it can be a situation of trial and error to maneuver the trailer into a small space. Luckily, Ford has a new feature that makes towing a trailer just as easy as turning a knob on your dashboard. The Pro Trailer Backup Assist is in each 2016 Ford F-150 at Terry’s Ford today.

What It Is

The Pro Trailer Backup Assist uses the electric power steering of the F-150, which was added to the truck in 2011–the feature itself has been in development from Ford’s engineering department for over five years, when the power steering debuted. When you turn the Trailer Backup Assist knob, it will take control of the truck’s steering mechanism in order to make sure you back up directly into the spot you need to be in. It will also take control of the vehicle’s brake pedals and gas pedals in order to control the speed. You won’t have to do anything to back the truck into the space and make a perfect parking job!

How It Works

In order to use the Pro Trailer Backup Assist with a trailer, you’ll have to teach it how, a process that takes a little less than 10 minutes. Just measure the trailer and feed them into the computer, then stick a black and white decal in the right spot on the trailer hitch so the rearview camera can keep track of the hitch. It uses the sticker as a reference angle in order to keep control of its steering and keep the rear speed limited as the angle of the trailer changes. The system can remember up to 10 trailers, up to 33 feet long.

Towing Capacity

The 2016 Ford F-150 is built to tow everyday heavy loads. The base engine is a 2.7L EcoBoost machine, which can tow up to 8,500 lbs. when properly equipped. When you upgrade to the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine, you’ll be able to tow up to an impressive 12,200 lbs. Heavy towing loads carry a risk of the driver losing control of the load, but the Pro Trailer Backup Assist helps you stay in control of all six tons you can tow.

Get the Ford F-150 Today

Ready to tow and haul as much as you can with the Pro Trailer Backup Assist? Contact Terry’s Ford today by calling us at (708) 258-9200 or popping in at 363 Harlem Ave, Peotone.

2016 Ford F-150 Pricing in Bradley and Peotone

2016 Ford F-150

Looking for a 2016 Ford F-150 in Bradley and Peotone, but not sure about what you’ll get for your money? Terry’s Ford is proud to offer this guide to the pricing and trim levels of the 2016 Ford F-150!

XL

The base XL trim level starts at $26,315. Inside, you’ll get single-zone air conditioning and black vinyl floor covering with 40/20/40 split-folding plush cloth front seats. Outside, you’ll get a sturdy rear black bumper and stylish three-bar grille with black nostrils, as well as halogen headlights with LED spotlights, security approach lamps, daytime running lamps, and more. It also comes with the Easy Fuel capless filler.

On the XL, you can choose a regular cab with room for 3 people, or a Super Cab or Super Crew Cab with room for 5 or 6 people. Choose from a bed of 5.5 feet, 6.5 feet, or a full 8 feet long. You can also choose from four engine types. The 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine puts out 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque; the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 puts out 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque; the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine puts out 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque, and the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine puts out 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque.

XLT

The upgraded XLT trim level starts at $31,615. You’ll get delayed accessory power so you can operate the power door locks and windows when the truck is off. You’ll also get standard cruise control. The Ford MyKey system comes standard for geofencing and speed limitations, and so does the Ford Sync system. Outside, you’ll get chrome trim and a chrome bumper, plus a power-locking tailgate.

Lariat

The special Lariat trim starts at $39,660. It adds dual-zone automatic climate control, You’ll get standard dynamic hitch assist for easier trailering, and a black leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio, Bluetooth, and cruise controls. You’ll also get standard heated and cooled front seats.

King Ranch

Upgrade to the King Ranch trim level, which starts at $49,645. You’ll get a reverse sensing system for backing up, as well as a 360-degree camera with a split-screen display. Luxuries include a heated steering wheel and an 8-inch touchscreen for information. You’ll also get standard voice-activated navigation with real-time traffic and weather information.

Platinum

The luxurious Platinum starts at $52,110. It comes with luxury features like a black leather steering wheel and black carpet flooring, as well as front bucket seats with unique multi-contour leather. The bumper is rear-body colored, and the satin-finish grille gives a touch of luxury. Power deployable running boards make it easier to step in.

Limited

The top of the line Limited starts at $58,480. It comes with adaptive collision warning and cruise control systems, as well as a lane-keeping system for your safety. You’ll also get a standard twin panel moonroof to let in the light and air.

Get the F-150 Today

Ready to get in your 2016 Ford F-150? Come see us at Terry’s Ford! Call us at (708) 258-9200 or stop by at 363 Harlem Ave, Peotone.

Ford F-150 Named 2016 Green Truck of the Year

2016 Ford F-150Green Car Journal has named the Ford F-150 its 2016 Green Truck of the Year, so Chicago and Manteno drivers who require the power of a pickup truck can still enjoy an?eco-friendly drive. Even while improving strength, the F-150 dropped up to 700 pounds during its 2015 redesign thanks to a revolutionary aluminum-alloy body, and now even more has been done to make the F-150 greener than ever without compromising when it comes to performance.

Efficient Engines

The extensive use of aluminum and high-strength steel was noted by Ron Cogan ? editor and publisher of both Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com?? as a significant reason for the F-150’s status as Green Truck of the Year, but it’s the vehicle’s engines that really drew praise.

The available 2.6L EcoBoost engine makes up to 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway ? the highest EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating of any full-size gasoline pickup. Even the 385-hp 5.0L V8 operates more efficiently than ever thanks to its available segment-exclusive compressed natural gas/propane gaseous fuel prep package.

Responsible Design

The 2016 Ford F-150 is eco-friendly right through to its core, using sustainable materials wherever possible to help reduce its environmental impact.

REPREVE fiber, constructed from recycled plastic bottles, is used for the seats to divert over 5 million plastic bottles from landfills this year. Rice hulls are used to reinforce the plastic used in the electric harness, and fuel lines are made from castor bean oil. One model even utilizes blue jean material, towels, and t-shirts.

Eco-Friendly Capability

The Ford F-150 might have been named Green Truck of the Year, but that shouldn’t lead Chicago and Manteno drivers to doubt its performance. Equip the 2.7L EcoBoost, and you’ll receive far more than best-in-class efficiency.

  • Power: The 2.7L generates up to an impressive 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing: You’ll be able to haul up to 8,500 pounds behind you.
  • Payload: Pile the truck bed high and heavy without a through ? the F-150 boasts a payload capacity of 2,210 pounds with the 2.7L engine.

The Ford F-150 Has Made the Truck Segment Eco-Friendly

Pickup trucks aren’t often noted for their environmental credentials, but the Ford F-150 has helped turn that view on its head. If you’d like to hear more, just contact Terry’s Ford of Peotone today.

Ford Pro Trailer Backup Assist Honored at CES 2016

2016 Ford F-150Chicago and Manteno drivers will be interested to hear that the 2016 Ford F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist system was honored at the CES 2016 Best of Innovation Awards. The Ford F-150 was just redesigned last year with a revolutionary aluminum-alloy body, but we aren’t surprised to hear that it’s still taking automotive engineering further.

The CES Innovations Awards

Each year, the CES Innovation Awards reflects and rewards the most cutting-edge technology across 27 product categories. A preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of the trade media all act together to determine the innovations that are taking their industry forward. This year, the F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist system was chosen.

In the words of Raj Nair, Ford Group Vice President Global Product Development and Chief Technical Officer: ?Pro Trailer Backup Assist is another example of Ford leveraging new technology to make every-day driving tasks easier.?

Using the F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist System

The F-150 might represent state-of-the-art technology, but Chicago and Manteno drivers won’t find it at all hard to use. Whatever your towing experience, the process is made easier than ever with just the turn of a knob.?Start by rotating the system’s knob either left or right to indicate where you want the trailer to go. The rearview camera will then alert you to obstacles in your path, and you’ll find that navigating the trailer feels far more natural.

An Incredible?Machine

This class-exclusive technology is only available with the 2016 Ford F-150, and it’s just one of the ways in which the model rises above the competition. The 2015 redesign saw a staggering 700-pound drop in weight thanks to its groundbreaking body, so you’ll be able to tow up to a best-in-class 12,200 pounds and carry a best-in-class payload of 2,210 pounds.

There are even a host of other smart towing features to make everything feel easier, including:

  • Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • Smart Trailer Tow Connector
  • 8-inch Productivity Screen for Towing Information
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Trailer Brake Controller

Don’t Miss Out on the 2016 F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist System

With its pioneering technology and incredible?capability, the 2016 Ford F-150 is the only light truck worthy of your attention. For a closer look, just visit Terry’s Ford of Peotone today.

The 2016 Ford F-150 Towing Power Rated Best-in-Class

2016 Ford F150 towingChicago and Manteno drivers can depend on the?2016 Ford F-150?towing power and its outstanding performance stats. With four powertrain options to choose from and a selection of features to help you remain in control while tackling heavy loads, the 2016 Ford F-150 is the working vehicle of choice for drivers all across the United States.

Phenomenal Power

When Chicago and Manteno drivers choose to drive home in a 2016 Ford F-150, they can customize their own level of power thanks to the vehicle’s four available engines.

  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6: Even the standard engine can generate an impressive 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6: The 2.7L EcoBoost delivers both strong efficiency scores and an output equal to 325 hp?and 375 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6: The 3.5LV6 commands up to 365 hp?and 420 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: When nothing but the best will do, go for the V8’s immense output of 385 hp?and 387 lb-ft of torque.

Built to Perform

Smart engineering advances support the 2016 Ford F-150 towing capacities. Its chassis uses state-of-the-art, military-grade aluminum-alloy with a high-strength steel frame to remain stronger than competitors, even while shedding up to 700 lbs. compared to former models.?That means that Chicago and Manteno drivers can experience exceptional capabilities overall.

  • Maximum Tow Rating: The 2016 F-150 is able to tow up to a best-in-class 12,200 lbs.
  • Maximum Payload Rating: The 2016 F-150 is able to carry up to a best-in-class 3,270 lbs.

Engineered to Excel

Each 2016 Ford F-150 engine is paired with an electronic 6-speed automatic transmission system, offering wide gear ratios for responsive low-end performance and precisely controlled towing.?Other features include:

  • Class-Exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist: Turn the knob left or right to indicate where you want the trailer to go. The rearview camera will then alert you to obstacles.
  • Curve Control: If your speed is excessive when entering a curve, engine torque is automatically reduced and brake-pressure is applied.

The 2016 Ford F-150 Is the Working Vehicle You Deserve

Towing more than any other vehicle in its class ? and with a revolutionary structure ? the 2016 Ford F-150 is in a league of its own. To find your ideal model, just come down to Terry’s Ford of Peotone today.

2016 Ford Escape Prices and Trims Revealed

2016 Ford Escape

Chicago and Manteno drivers can find their perfect 2016 Ford Escape price and trim thanks to its three available models. One of the most well-balanced crossovers around, the new Escape offers plenty of technology and comfort features to let you make the most out of each drive.

The 2016 Ford Escape S

With a starting price of just $23,100, the 2016 Ford Escape S offers plenty of standard features for Chicago and Manteno drivers to enjoy. The exterior stands out with 17-inch steel wheels, while the interior boasts highly-supportive, cloth-trimmed front bucket seats.?Everything you’d expect from a Ford is available, including air conditioning, cruise control, and a 6-speaker sound system. You’ll also receive technology other manufacturers tend to reserve for high-end trims, including a rearview camera and a SYNC infotainment system.

The 2016 Ford Escape SE

With a 2016 Ford Escape price beginning at $25,300, the SE trim is a driver-focused vehicle perfect for tackling the long commute in style. Drivers will sink into a 10-way power driver’s seat, enjoy commercial-free music thanks to the included subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, and let their automatic headlights react to the road for them.?The SE also features an upgraded engine. The 1.6L EcoBoost combines turbocharging and direct injection technologies to produce up to 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, even while making an impressive 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

The 2016 Ford Escape Titanium

Coming in at $29,505, the Titanium trim is a crossover with its sights set on luxury, and it offers some impressive technology, too. Comfort is assured by a leather-trimmed interior with heated front seats, as well as dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control.?There’s a class-exclusive, foot-activated liftgate to make loading and unloading easier than ever, plus a premium audio system from Sony. Chicago and Manteno drivers will also benefit from the all-new SYNC3 system, with enhanced voice recognition, high-speed performance, and numerous innovative features.

Come Test Drive the 2016 Ford Escape Today

The 2016 Ford Escape is available in all trim levels from Terry’s Ford of Peotone, so contact one of our team members for further information or to arrange a test drive today. You can also stop by our showroom at 363 N. Harlem Ave. in Peotone to check out this impressive model.

The 2016 Mustang Blends Bold Power with Astonishing Efficiency

2016 Ford MustangThe 2016 Mustang recently became the planet’s most popular sports car, and it offers Chicago and Manteno drivers world-class mpg and power ratings to match. With four powertrains to choose from and a whole suite of high-performance features, the 2016 Mustang is several shades of stunning.

2016 Mustang: MPG and Power

When you sit behind the wheel of a 2016 Mustang, you’ll be able to draw on the titanic output of one of its four engines.

  • 3.7L V6: Even as standard, the new Mustang commands up to 300 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. With the 6-speed manual transmission, it achieves 17 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, while the 6-speed automatic returns 2016 Mustang mpg ratings of 19 city and 28 highway.
  • 2.3L EcoBoost I-4: The Ecoboost motor pushes both power and efficiency further. Feel the force of its 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque, while making up to 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway with the 6-speed manual or 21 mpg city and 32 mpg highway with a 6-speed automatic.
  • 5.0L V8: V8 power makes the Mustang tremble with up to 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2016 Mustang mpg ratings for the 6-speed manual are 15 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, while 6-speed automatic attains 16 city and 25 highway.
  • 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8😕 Shelby models move beyond exceptional engineering promising performance levels of 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft of torque output. Combine with the 6-speed TREMEC manual transmission, this engine delivers 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway or 15 city and 21 highway in the 350R model.

2016 Mustang: High-Performance Features

The 2016 Ford Mustang puts several technologies at the disposal of Chicago and Manteno drivers to help them feel every degree of that power. These advanced systems include:

  • Launch Control: Braking, traction, and powertrain control is combined for optimum results. Real-time performance information is displayed on the in-dash LCD screen, with Track Apps technology coaching you towards professional performance levels when it comes to steering and acceleration.
  • Selectable Driving Modes: Settings for Normal, Snow, Sport, and Track allow you to meet every terrain type and weather condition with equal confidence.
  • Selectable-Effort Electric Power-Assisted Steering: Normal, Sport, or Comfort settings personalize your desired steering effort, from tight and precise to subtle and relaxed.

The Only Way to Understand the 2016 Ford Mustang Is to Test Drive One Today

There’s no doubt in our minds that you’re now enthralled by the 2016 Mustang. For more information or to arrange a test drive, just contact one of our team members at Terry’s Ford of Peotone.

An Overview of the 2016 Ford Mustang Price and Trim Levels

2016 Ford MustangRecently crowned the world’s most popular sports car, the 2016 Ford Mustang?price?gives Chicago and Manteno drivers in nine price and trim options. Each one boasts the outrageous output, pinpoint performance, and legendary styling for which the Mustang is known ? here’s a quick overview of what’s different.

2016 Ford Mustang: Price and Trim Levels

From nine available options, here’s a quick taste of what you can expect from your Mustang.

  • V6 Fastback: Starting at $23,895, the Fastback includes a launch control feature with Tracks Apps for superior performance, as well as 17-inch Sparkle Silver aluminum wheels, selectable-effort electric power-assist steering, and an Intelligent Access system with push-button start. It also flaunts the enviable 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque of a 3.7L V6 engine.
  • V6 Convertible: Starting at $29,395, the V6 convertible lets you experience the same awesome power, but draws the wind through your hair as it does so. If you need to combine the power of the V6 with the styling and excitement of a convertible, this is the model for you.
  • GT Fastback: Starting at $32,395, the GT Fastback lives up to its name by coming with 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque from a 5.0L V8 engine. It also boasts front bucket seats, a six-speaker entertainment system, and even an electronic line-lock, which keeps the front brakes locked while the rear brakes are released.
  • GT Premium Convertible: Starting at $41,895, the GT Premium Convertible blends luxury with performance. The same V8 engine as the GT Fastback is combined with the rich comfort of leather-trimmed front seats that can be both heated and cooled, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a leather-wrapped parking brake handle.
  • Shelby GT350R: Starting at $61,295, your top-of-the-line Shelby model provides a breathtaking 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque from a 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8 engine. The included R package adds MagneRide damping, a driver control (IDC) system, and heavy-duty front springs.

The 2016 Ford Mustang is in a League of Its Own ? No Matter the Price

Chicago and Manteno drivers should head straight to Terry’s Ford of Peotone to check out each 2016 Ford Mustang price and trim option. To find out more, just contact us today.

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