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2017 Ford Mustang Reviews

Bradley and Peotone drivers with a desire for a sporty American coupe are sure to be drawn to the 2017 Ford Mustang. This civilized coupe, or convertible, is packed with modern tech, but holds on to the trademark swagger and performance that has defined the Mustang for more than five decades. Critics are hailing the 2017 Ford Mustang for its strong performance. Visit Terry’s Ford of Peotone to put the 2017 Mustang to the test.

The Mustang Awes Critics

2017 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback

Critics are hailing the 2017 Ford Mustang for its performance ability and its luxury interior:

  • Motor Trend – “On the open road, the Mustang GT feels right at home and has a comfortable interior that’s great for long road trips even with the optional Recaro bucket seats.”
  • Car and Driver – “The rear-wheel-drive chassis is eager to attack corners while enabling a smooth ride when cruising.”
  • Edmunds – “Multiple appealing engine options include a turbocharged four-cylinder, a V6, and a roaring V8 while lots of interior upgrades give it a classy/high-tech vibe.”

The 2017 Ford Mustang Specs and Features

The heart of the 2017 Ford Mustang is one of its four powerful engines. The base V6 is a 3.7L engine that produces 300 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. The EcoBoost offers a more fuel-efficient option without sacrificing performance. The Mustang GT engine is a 5.0L V8 while the Shelby GT350 packs a 5.2L V8 with a flat plane crank for incredible power. 

The cabin of the 2017 Mustang is made for easy performance. The driver’s sport seat is set in a lower position than most cars, which gives you a maneuverability and weight balance mirroring a professional race-car. The shifter knob is perfectly positioned to perform quick shifts as you rev up. The tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel lets you maintain a controlled feel and better steering response. If you choose the Shelby GT350 you’ll get an upgraded interior featuring Recaro cloth seats with Miko suede sport inserts and an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel for an ergonomic touch.

Test-drive the 2017 Ford Mustang and Give Us Your Own Review in Peotone and Bradley Today

Feel the power of the 2017 Ford Mustang for yourself at Terry’s Ford of Peotone. Drivers in Peotone and Bradley can visit our showroom at 363 N. Harlem Ave or contact us at (888) 832-3250 to learn more about its stellar reviews or to schedule your test drive today.

Use Ford How-To Videos on Your Vehicle

Vehicles today are becoming more innovative and responsive, and we’re this close to having vehicles that only drive themselves. Until that day comes, though, we need to be sure we familiarize ourselves with the vehicles we have now. Ford goes out of their way to ensure that each vehicle is packed with plenty of safety and technology features that every Bradley driver would love, but when you provide this much innovation, you also need to teach drivers how to use it. Ford does a great job of this by providing plenty of how-to videos that teach Peotone drivers about all the features on their new model.

Technology

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape

Every driver loves having technology that offers a suite of entertainment and information options right at their fingertips, but it’s possible that you don’t fully understand everything this has to offer. No matter what vehicle model you drive, there’s a video available that will teach you all about your vehicle’s technology, such as pairing your phone to the SYNC® technology to learning more about what this entertainment system has to offer. If you want to have a full grasp of this technology, be sure to check out the videos.

Maintenance

Having a vehicle requires regular maintenance, but some of us don’t have the time or money to let a professional handle it. In fact, some maintenance jobs are easy for you to do on your own, so why go through the hassle or letting someone else do it? For instance, if you want to learn more about changing the wiper blades or changing the oil on your vehicle, you can find out more by watching one of the available Ford how to videos. These will provide step by step instructions that walk you through exactly what you need to do to get the job done and get it done right.

Features

With all the innovation packed into today’s Ford vehicles, it’s possible that your vehicle is capable of doing something you weren’t aware of. Thankfully, you can spend some time watching the Ford how to videos to learn more about all the fun features and amenities your vehicle has. Not only will you learn more about them, but you will also learn how to use them correctly. For instance, maybe your vehicle comes with a trailer package. By watching a video, you can learn how to successfully hitch a trailer to your vehicle and be on your way.

Buy Your Ford at Terry’s Ford

All Ford models are a great investment, so be sure to visit Terry’s Ford today at 363 Harlem Avenue in Peotone to see our inventory. You can also contact us online or call us at 708-258-9200 to schedule a test drive or start the application process to bring a new Ford home today.

Alternative Fuel From Ford

More and more commercial industries and small business owners in Bradley are turning to alternative fuels to keep their fleets going. Alternative fuels can help you save money and produce a smaller carbon footprint. Find out about your options for alternative fuels with Terry’s Ford.

2016 Ford C-Max Hybird

What Is Alternative Fuel?

We’ve been using fossil fuels to synthesize gasoline for our cars and trucks ever since the automobile was invented. Oil runs out, and technology changes rapidly. Today, automotive scientists are creating more and more alternative fuels for our vehicles to replace the gasoline we’ve been using for decades. E85 or “flex” fuel is a mix of gasoline and ethanol, using some of the same materials found in rocket fuel. This is one of the most popular alternative fuels used today. Bio-diesel is synthesized from vegetable or animal oils and comes in different strengths and concentrations of bio-diesel to petro diesel. It can be used in most diesel engines as a replacement for diesel. Compressed natural gas, often referred to as CNG, is made from methane stored at super high pressures and is popular in large trucks.

What Are Reasons To Use Alternative Fuel?

Ford F-59 Propane AmeriPride Truck

There are many reasons to use alternative fuel in your work vehicle. Petrochemicals from car and truck emissions release carbon and other chemicals that contribute to global warming. Alternative fuels have lower emissions and a smaller carbon footprint, which reduce the growth of global warming and help to keep the planet safe. Oil is often imported at a high price from the Middle East, where most oil reserves lie. The high price of gas means it’s time to find alternatives that we can produce within the United States, keeping money in the domestic market and reducing our dependence on foreign materials. Government programs and tax incentives also exist for those who use alternative fuels, making it cost-effective for you to choose a modified engine.

Which Vehicles Use Alternative Fuel?

Ford offers a wide range of work trucks and vans that can be modified to use alternative fuel. The E-series cutaway chassis can use ethanol/E85, CNG, or a hybrid engine, while the E-series Transit Van and passenger wagon are both able to use E85 or CNG. The F-650 and F-750 chassis cabs can use bio-diesel, CNG, or a hybrid engine. The F-series Super Duty pickup and chassis cab offer your choice of E85, bio-diesel, or CNG. You can even get a stripped Ford chassis for your customization needs that can be modified to use E85 or CNG. Check back often to see which other Ford vehicles can be modified for alternative fuels.

Ford CNG Alternative Fuel

How Does Ford Support Alternative Fuel?

Ford makes it easy to modify your truck or van to use alternative fuels. Our modifier guidelines allow engineers to ensure you get consistent and reliable performance in your vehicle. We also train service technicians to work on alternative fuel engines, so you’ll get the best service possible when you need to maintain or repair your engine.

Get Your Alternative Fuel Vehicle Today

For more information about getting a new Ford work truck with alternative fuel capabilities or modifying your old truck with a new engine, contact Terry’s Ford of Peotone today. You can call us at (708) 258-9200 or come see us at 363 Harlem Ave, Peotone, IL.

Ford Announces Four Brand-New Ford SUVs Are Coming Down the Pipe

Ford logoBreak out the blue balloons, because Ford is about to give birth to four bouncing baby SUVs.

The American automaker recently announced it will launch four brand-new SUV models within the next four years. These new sport utility vehicles will boldly go into segments of the SUV market that Ford currently has a presence in. This is all, of course, in an effort to keep pace with the growing ? and extremely lucrative ? SUV and crossover market.

The New Arrivals

We don’t yet know exactly when the new nameplates will hit or where they will be launched; they could be born under the Ford moniker or as part of Lincoln, and they could be released in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, or all four.

Ford says it has no plans to replace any existing models as these new specimens come to the road.

Consumer Boom

While Ford’s SUVs have been selling like hotcakes in recent years, the number of passenger cars being purchased in the automotive market is dwindling as consumers turn increasingly to the like-a-car-but-better attributes of crossovers and sport utility vehicles.

Part of the recent growth of the SUV market in the U.S. is being attributed to baby boomers and millennials, who have to come to favor roomy SUVs more and more over cars. SUVs are also offering consumers increasingly better gas mileage with each model year, which is attracting more and more SUV and crossover buyers.

Research conducted by Ford shows that many millennials, who have delayed starting families, start looking toward buying an SUV ? with plenty of room for forthcoming offspring ? almost as soon as that biological clock starts ticking in earnest. When millennials start planning for their families, it seems, purchasing an SUV or a crossover figures big into those plans.

Baby boomers also like their SUVs. For one thing, an SUV is easier to climb into and out of once the body starts slowing down. At the same time, the older generation reports feeling a bit spryer and younger behind the wheel of a sporty SUV.

While You Wait?

As drivers wait for the release of the new Ford SUVs, they can check out Ford’s currently available SUV models at Terry’s Ford of Peotone. Bradley and Peotone drivers can test drive these impressive SUVs by contacting or visit us today.

The 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs Cargo Van

2015 Ford Transit Connect

Chicago and Manteno drivers considering the 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs Cargo Van models should just consult the team at Terry’s Ford of Peotone. We’ll take all your needs into account to help you decide which one is right. You can even start deciding right after reading our quick and easy guide on these two models.

Transit Connect Cargo Van

Transit Connect XLT VanThe 2015 Ford Transit Connect Van offers an impressive level of cargo space and capability, making it one of the most sought-after work vehicles among Chicago and Manteno drivers.?The short-wheelbase option is great for city dwellers. It’s easy to maneuver and has car-like driving dynamics, while providing 103.9 cubic feet of cargo space. The long-wheelbase option lets you tackle large loads, with up with 128.6 cubic feet of storage. Towing peaks impressively at 2,000 pounds, and the maximum payload of 1,620 pounds ensures that you can stack the cargo area high and heavy.

Transit Connect Wagon

Transit Connect Titanium WagonOn the other hand, the 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is all about people carrying potential. It offers class-exclusive, available seven-passenger seating when Chicago and Manteno drivers opt for the long-wheelbase, as well as up to 104.2 cubic feet of cargo room.

The short-wheelbase configuration makes navigating confined or crowded areas easier, while still offering up to 77.1 cubic feet of room behind the front seats. This wagon boasts a 1,270 pound payload capacity, which is slightly lower rating than the Cargo Van, but towing stays at 2,000 pounds ? an unsurpassed rating in this class.

Capable Working Vehicles

When considering the 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs Cargo Van models, there’s really no wrong decision. Each model excels in a different way, so drivers need only to decide what they’re looking for in a work vehicle. They can also take advantage of two different engines, providing the right blend of power and efficiency. The options are:

  • 2.5L Duratec I-4: This standard engine delivers a generous 169 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque, while offering 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with the Cargo Van or 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway for the Wagon.
  • 1.6L EcoBoost I-4: Produces an unrivaled 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It returns 22 mpg city and a best-in-class 30 mpg highway for either model.

Find Your 2015 Ford Transit Connect at Terry’s Ford of Peotone

If you can’t decide between the 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs Cargo Van models, come consult with one of the experts at Terry’s Ford of Peotone. You can also contact us at (888) 832-3250 to schedule a test drive in each model to help you understand their important differences.

2013 Ford Mustang vs. 2014 Ford Mustang

2014 Ford MustangWe’re going to call it right from the start: it’s a draw! In fact, its not even a competition, because the 2013 Ford Mustang and the 2014 Ford Mustang are the exact same car. The 2013 model proved to be so successful that Ford chose not to change a thing for this model year. That means that, no matter which Mustang you go with, you’re making a great choice. Read up on what both models have to offer, and then plan a trip to Terry’s Ford of Peotone to check out all the Mustang models we have in our inventory.

Different Trims Offer Different Engines

Both the 2013 and 2014 Ford Mustang come with four available trim options. The V6 and the V6 Premium make use of a 3.7L V6 that can produce 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The GT and GT premium trims upgrade to a 5.9L V8 that puts out 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but you have the option to go with an automatic that offers manual shift control.

Zippy Performance

Independent testing revealed that, no matter what engine or transmission you go with, your Mustang is going to be able to move. According to Edmunds, a?V6-powered Mustang that had been upgraded with the performance package went 0 to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. Edmunds clocked the V8-powered Mustang with the manual transmission from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds.

Special Packages Available

If you are looking for a driving experience that is second to none, these Mustang models have two available packages that enhance and fine-tune them to burn up the road. The GT track package adds Brembo brakes, performance axles, an extra radiator, and extra capabilities for engine oil cooling. The performance package adds 19-inch wheels with summer tires, a number of suspension and brake upgrades, a recalibrated stability control system, and a 3.31 rear axle ratio.

Race to Terry’s Ford of Peotone and Leave in a Mustang

When you dive into the numbers, there are a few minor differences between the 2013 and 2014 Mustang, but that mostly has to do with price and warranties. Mechanically, they are twins. Check out our Mustang inventory online, then head to Terry’s Ford of Peotone to see the 2013 and 2014 Ford Mustang side by side.

The 2015 Ford Mustang is Creating a Lot of Buzz

The 2015 Mustang is expected to a significantly different design from the 2014 model (pictured).

The design of the 2015 Mustang is expected to be significantly different than the 2014 model’s (pictured).

Many car enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the debut of the 2015 Ford Mustang, and you can count the staff here at Terry’s Ford of Peotone among them. There has been a lot of buzz about the new Mustang’s design, particularly because of rumors that it will have a more European look than the traditional classic style this iconic model is known for. Unfortunately for interested drivers, the automaker has released very few details about the 2015 Ford Mustang, but we’ll do our best to speculate with what we’ve got!

What to Expect From the 2015 Ford Mustang

Until recently, the 2015 Mustang has only been spotted wearing heavy camouflage, but that hasn’t stopped the rumors from flying. According to reports from Edmunds, automotive designers close to Ford have used words like “hot” and “stunning” to describe the 2015 model. Jack Telnack, a former Ford design boss, said that the latest version of this vehicle will still be easily recognized as a Mustang but will feature a fresh new design.

Designer Stewart Reed spoke to Edmunds about all of the hype surrounding the new Mustang. He said that it’s exciting to hear that designers who are not part of the team have had such high praise even just by seeing the car from a distance. Reed also mentioned that Ford is focusing on producing special-edition Mustangs as well.

Later on this year, it is likely that photos of this mysterious Mustang will appear before the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Until then, consumers will just have to wait for more details to be released.

Those who don’t want to wait until 2015 to get their hands on a new Mustang can check out the 2014 edition of this sporty performance-inspired model. The 2014 Ford Mustang base model features a 3.7L V6 engine that provides 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The engine and its 6-speed manual transmission deliver an EPA estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg for city driving and 29 mpg on the highway.

Visit Terry’s Ford Today

For more information about the 2015 Ford Mustang or to check out the 2014 model, be sure to stop by Terry’s Ford of Peotone. In addition to the popular Mustang, we also offer the rest of the latest lineup from Ford. Browse our extensive inventory today and take any vehicle that catches your attention for a test drive. We look forward to seeing you soon!

No One Knows Performance Better Than Ford!

A New Splash of Color for the 2013 Shelby GT350

2013 Ford MustangTerry’s Ford of Peotone, the preferred Manteno Ford dealer, offers the best selection of new and pre-owned vehicles, and aficionados are going to love the array of color choices available for the new 2013 Shelby GT350. This legendary member of the Mustang family has always been known for its perfect blend of iconic looks and great performance, and the new lineup will certainly continue that tradition.

Visit Terry’s Ford today at 363 S. Harlem Ave. in Peotone, IL to schedule a test drive of the new Ford Shelby GT350. After you’ve given this high performance coupe a spin, speak to one of our financing experts about the purchasing options available to you. We work with a variety of reputable lending institutions to help you secure the best car loan available for your budget. Don’t forget to ask about our current incentives and specials on our top-notch inventory of Ford vehicles at Terry’s Ford of Peotone.

A Great Muscle Car Just Got Even Better

Imagine you see an amazing sports car, coming down the road. First, you’ll hear that incredible engine purr and then you’ll see the distinctive front end with an aggressive grille and headlight assembly. You think to yourself, “It has to be a Shelby, but what color is that?”

Mustang fans will be pleased to learn that the 2013 Shelby GT350 can be ordered in any color from the Mustang family. We’re talking Grabber Blue, Candy Red Tint Coat Metallic, Gotta Have It Green, Ingot Silver Metallic, Performance White and Black, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Race Red and more! Don’t forget there’s always the option to customize vehicle by adding distinctive touches like Satin Black or Gloss White Stripes. You can even add new wheels in Bright Silver Metallic or Satin Black to make your new ride standout in the crowd.

Performance-Minded

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT350 comes with a 5.0L V8 motor that deliver 430 hp, and you can opt for a supercharger that will jump that rating up to 525 hp or 624 hp. It’s coupled with a six-speed manual transmission with the possibility for upgrading to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Other choices include a cold-air intake, one-piece drive shaft and high performance brakes to deliver the specific capacities you desire most.

You better start thinking about how you’d like to customize this classy ride because Ford will only produce 350 units of this member of the Mustang family. Drive over from Manteno today and come discuss your purchasing options for the 2013 Shelby GT350 today at Terry’s Ford of Peotone.

Matteson Drivers Can Trust Terry’s Ford for their Vehicle’s Needs

Terry’s Ford is a Dealership Near Matteson That Can Meet Your Needs

Technology is becoming more and more ubiquitous in today’s latest vehicles, and it’s important that you choose a Ford dealership in the Matteson area that can explain all of these features to you. You see, we’ve got much more than just the newest cars, trucks, and SUVs from Ford, and we’ve got more than just pre-owned vehicles from a variety of automakers. We want to ensure that our buyers are educated about all of the features available on the vehicles in which they’re interested, and that’s why we’d like to turn our attention to the Ford Sync.

The Sync System: Your Media Hub

Ford Technology Ford’s Sync system has been garnering praise throughout the automotive community, and, with it being included in more and more of the automaker’s vehicles, it’s only going to get better. But for the uninitiated, it can be a little intimidating, so we’d like to discuss a few of its strong points. It features a touchscreen (of varying size depending on the vehicle) from which you can control your vehicle’s media functions though voice control is also a perk. It also features a navigation system that, in addition to being able to provide you with turn-by-turn directions, is also loaded with points of interest. For audio, if you don’t want to remain limited to your vehicle’s media options, you can take advantage of Bluetooth streaming capability, smartphone syncing, and USB storage. Pandora internet radio is also available as an app and there are and will be plenty more apps that can potentially greatly expand the already-impressive functionality of the Sync system. In others, this is your in-car multimedia infotainment hub, and serves as the entry point for your automotive entertainment options. To learn more about Sync, and to see which vehicles come equipped with it, visit Terry’s Ford.

Choose Terry’s Ford for Your Automotive Needs

There’s only one Ford dealership in the Matteson area that you need, and we’re confident that you’ll agree once you see everything that we have to offer. We’re committed to offering a huge selection of vehicles at affordable prices, together with an exceptional customer service experience. Come see us in Peotone today we look forward to helping you get behind the wheel of a vehicle that you’ll love for years to come.

Find an Excellent Selection of Used Vehicles at Terry’s Ford Today!

Terry’s Ford is Among the top Used and Certified Pre-Owned Truck Dealers in Chicagoland

Black 2010 Ford F-150

2010 Ford F-150

When it comes to high-performance, long-lasting trucks, Ford is one of the industry’s leaders ? and when you’re looking for a premier Illinois new, used, and certified pre-owned Ford truck dealer, there’s no question that you’re looking for our Peotone dealership. Here at Terry’s Ford, we have an impressive selection of new and used Ford trucks, cars, and SUVs, with such popular new models as the 2012 Flex, and pre-owned vehicles like the 2010 F-150 XLT. Our team of enthusiastic sales people is here to help you explore our enormous inventory so you can find the that suits your needs, so visit us today to see why we’re one of the top certified used Ford truck dealers in the area.

Find Exceptional Value in a Certified Pre-Owned Truck from Ford

If you’re looking for a new vehicle, in this economy there’s never been a better time to buy used. While we have a huge number of top-quality used vehicles here at Terry’s Ford, we understand that the process of buying a pre-owned model can be needlessly stressful. That’s why, to save you hassle and money, we’re a Ford dealer who also features a large collection certified pre-owned trucks from Ford for Illinois drivers to take home now! When you decide to purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle from Ford, you get the peace of mind that your truck is meets an exceptionally high standard of quality, and it’s available to own at only a fraction of the new sticker price. In addition, Ford also offers tremendous benefits with its certified used trucks and other vehicles:

  • The vehicle has passed a 172-point inspection for mechanical and cosmetic quality assurance.
  • The parts have been reconditioned from factory-grade Ford components
  • 12-month/12,000-mile comprehensive warranty covers over 500 Ford components
  • 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty
  • 24-hour roadside assistance
  • Free vehicle history report
  • Special financing available

Come Test Drive a Pre-Owned Truck at Terry’s Ford

Whether you decide to purchase a new, used, or certified pre-owned truck or SUV, at Terry’s, all of our vehicles have been inspected onsite by our own expert service technicians, so you can get the satisfaction of knowing that, no matter what you decide to drive home, you’ve got a something great. So stop by our dealership in Peotone six days a week and take a look at our inventory.

 

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