Ford Introduces 2020 Edge ST-Line

If you like the look of the 2020 Edge ST but can’t fit it into your budget, you’re in luck. Ford offers the 2020 Edge ST-Line, a more affordable alternative to the ST trim that has the sporty style, advanced technologies, and value you want in a five-passenger SUV.

The Edge ST-Line costs about $5,000 less than the Edge ST. While not quite as powerful as the Edge ST, which gets 335 horsepower, this performance SUV is still quite fun to drive. It yields 250 horsepower thanks to a 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine under the hood.

This model’s contemporary style cues include custom ST-Line badging and an ST-style grille, as well as ebony accents on the roof rack side rails, ST beltline molding, lower sport cladding, and the 20-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels. Signature LED lighting and standard fog lamps add functionality.

The ST-Line embodies all of the tech goodies you crave in a daily driver. A wireless phone charging pad, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Waze and Ford+Alexa™ compatibility translates to a connected driving experience. Add the available Ford Co-Pilot360® Assist Plus suite for more peace of mind from systems like Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Enhanced Active Park Assist, and more.

Test drive the 2020 Edge ST-Line when you stop by Midwest Ford in Hutchinson, Kansas. You’re sure to fall in love with this affordable, well-balanced Edge variant.

Ford Introduces All-Electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 Dragster Prototype

If you need something to get excited about this spring, check out the new Mustang Cobra Jet 1400. It’s Ford’s first fully electric dragster prototype.

The Cobra Jet 1400’s name pays tribute to the original Cobra Jet of the 1960s. With a top speed of over 170 mph, the new model is poised to dominate the eight-second quarter mile. Its electric powertrain is projected to churn out 1,400 horsepower and more than 1,100 lb-ft of torque, pushing the boundaries of what green-energy muscle cars can achieve.

Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Icons, expressed pride in the Cobra Jet 1400’s electric design and stunning capability. He sees the model as an incarnation of how Ford pushes the boundaries of new technology.

According to Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, this model isn’t the only electric race car the brand intends to set loose on the world. “We saw the Cobra Jet 1400 project as an opportunity to start developing electric powertrains in a race car package.” He also says that he hopes that the Cobra Jet 1400 is “the first of many” that Ford Performance Motorsports will release in the years ahead.

Per the press release, Ford will officially debut the all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 later this year at a drag racing event. Though we’ll have to wait a bit longer to learn more about this silent and speedy sports car, it promises to live up to the hype.

Distract yourself from anticipating the world debut of this new Mustang variant when you stop by Midwest Ford in Hutchinson, Kansas to test-drive your favorite Ford model.

Maintenance Tips for When Your Car Sits Idle

If you don’t intend to drive your vehicle for several weeks or more, it’s important that you take the steps to properly care for your vehicle. Follow these tips to keep up on maintenance while your car sits idle.

Check your tire pressure

After your vehicle has been sitting for some time, its tires can develop flat spots, especially if they have low tire pressure. Be sure to regularly check the tire pressure and inflate your tires to the recommended pressure as needed.

Watch for pests

Pests, such as rats, may get into your vehicle while it sits idle. Before driving your vehicle again, look under the hood for any signs that an animal has chewed on the belts or wire, and make sure there are no animals living in your wheel wells or engine compartment. If anything seems awry, you may need to make a trip to the service department.

Take a drive

If possible, drive your vehicle at least every two weeks for a minimum of 20 minutes. Driving can help prevent flat spots, return a bit of charge to the battery, and keep components lubricated.

In order to keep your vehicle in good condition, you need to maintain it, whether you drive every day or let your vehicle sit for a while. If you believe your vehicle is in need of service, give us a call at Midwest Ford to learn about our service offerings.

Fun Ford Accessories for Your New Ride

Looking to customize your ride? Ford offers a huge variety of unique accessories for your new car, truck, or SUV that can be conveniently ordered and installed right here in the Midwest Ford service department. Keep reading to find out more about some of our favorite Ford accessories.

Bike Carrier: For on-the-go families, riding bicycles together can be a great way to stay active and connected. Ford offers a number of bike carriers that can handle up to four bikes at one time. These carriers fold flat when not in use and can tilt for easy access into cargo holds.

Remote Start: On cold mornings, getting into a chilly car can put a damper on your commute. With the available remote start accessory, you can warm up your car while you get ready in order to avoid a frosty drive to work.

Rear Seat Entertainment: Stop the road trip refrain of “are we there yet?” with the available rear seat entertainment system. The system, which includes two 10.1-inch touch-screen monitors mounted behind the driver and passenger’s seats, can play DVDs and accepts input from both USB and HDMI cords. Your littlest passengers will be entertained for hours so you can focus on keeping your precious cargo safe.

Midwest Ford is proud to offer hundreds of accessories that help to turn your Ford vehicle into a home away from home.

Snow’s No Match for the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty

The snow can fall all it wants when you’re behind the wheel of the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty. Thanks to the available Snow Plow Prep Package for 4×4 pickups, the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty earns a best-in-class snow plow rating of 1,400 pounds (includes mounting hardware) when powered by gasoline and properly equipped. If you prefer diesel power, you’ll earn an impressive rating of 1,290 pounds, also a best-in-class number.

“Super Duty is a real workhorse in the snow removal industry,” said Mike Pruitt, Ford F-Series Super Duty chief engineer. “With our new Snow Plow Prep Package, we’re really delivering for folks who clear the way after a big storm.”

New features on the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty

The Snow Plow Prep Package isn’t the only tool in the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty you can use against winter. Other key offerings include:

  • Windshield wiper de-icer (helps keep ice from forming on blades)
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available heated front and rear seats
  • Optional amber or white LED strobe lights (XL, XLT and Lariat trims)
  • Deep Snow/Sand drive mode (requires 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift® automatic transmission)

Customized power

With the new Super Duty, you also have three engine options to power through winter:

  • 6.2-liter gas V8 (standard option)
  • All-new 7.3-liter gas V8 (430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque)
  • 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 (475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque)

Learn more about the power and winter dominance of the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty when you visit Midwest Ford for a test drive.

Venture Off Road in the 2020 Ford Expedition Limited FX4

If you don’t want to choose between an upscale driving experience and off-road-ready equipment in your next family SUV, the 2020 Ford Expedition Limited trim with the new FX4 off-road package may be your ideal vehicle.  

“There’s a growing trend in people looking to enjoy rugged terrain without having to give up the refinement, comfort or convenience of getting there,” said Devin McParlane, Ford Expedition consumer marketing manager.

When it’s outfitted with the available FX4 package, the Expedition boasts 32-inch all-terrain tires, premium off-road-tuned shocks, seven underbody skid plates, a shorter chin spoiler underneath the front bumper, and chrome-plated running boards with angular step bars.

Powering the Expedition Limited FX4 is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine rated at 375 horsepower. It’s paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, a two-speed electronically controlled transfer case, an electronic limited-slip differential, and a heavy-duty engine radiator.

For even more capability, you can add the available heavy-duty trailer package, too. With this addition, the Expedition Limited FX4 can tow up to a class-leading 9,200 pounds.

The Expedition Limited also presents premium features like leather-trimmed seats, an 8-inch touch-screen system, a 12-speaker audio system, ambient lighting, and the Ford Co-Piot360™ suite of active driver safety aids.

The ruggedly luxurious 2020 Ford Expedition Limited FX4 is available now at Midwest Ford, and you’re invited to stop in and take it out for a spin.

Pony Power Goes Electric with Mustang Mach-E

When you think about the Ford Mustang, you probably imagine heart-pounding speed and performance in a sleek coupe or convertible design. Now, Mustang fans will have a new option to choose from in the form of the Mustang Mach-E. This is an all-electric SUV that sets the bar high for electric performance and capabilities.

“The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer. “People want a car that’s thrilling to drive, that looks gorgeous, and that can easily adapt to their lifestyle — and the Mustang Mach-E delivers all of this in unmatched style.”

The Mustang Mach-E will arrive late this year and will be available with either a standard or extended-range battery option. With the extended-range battery, the Mach-E is expected to have a total driving range of at least 300 miles. It will also have a targeted output near 332 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque.

For driver looking for even more power, there will be two special performance versions available. The GT model will be able to reach 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, while the GT Performance Edition will boast a 0-60 mph time in the mid-3-second range.

The Mustang Mach-E is available to reserve now on Ford’s website, and we can’t wait to welcome it later this year to our showroom here at Midwest Ford.

Get Free FordPass™ Connect Services for Your Vehicle

If you’ve been enjoying your free trial of FordPass™ Connect services, you’ll be happy to know that Ford has decided to make these services complimentary. It is ending its subscription program and will be the first full-line automaker to offer these remote services for free.

“This approach truly sets us apart in the industry,” says Jason Sprawka, director, customer experience manager. “We know that keeping our customers connected and engaged is key to building a deeper relationship with them.”

FordPass™ Connect gives you access to certain features on your Ford vehicle, no matter where you are. You can start the engine, lock and unlock the doors, and even locate your vehicle on a map. These newly free services should be a big bonus for customers and may even draw in shoppers from competing brands. Other brands offer similar services for as much as $14.99 a month.

One especially beneficial safety feature that comes with FordPass™ Connect is 911 Assist. With 911 Assist, your Ford vehicle will use its SYNC® technology to automatically notify emergency responders if you are involved in an accident, connecting through your phone and sending out your GPS coordinates if your airbags deploy.

FordPass™ was first introduced in 2016 and has grown in popularity each year. Currently, more than 1.5 million owners use the service. Visit us here at Midwest Ford to learn more about this convenient and practical technology.

Introducing the All-New 2020 Ford Super Duty

The all-new 2020 Ford Super Duty crushes the competition with best-in-class towing, payload, and power. With max towing at 37,000 pounds, the Super Duty is the most capable heavy-duty pickup truck ever made.

The Super Duty sweeps the diesel segment with best-in-class conventional, fifth-wheel, and gooseneck towing, with conventional at an incredible 24,200 pounds and fifth-wheel at 32,500 pounds. The Super Duty also boasts class-leading diesel power and torque with a whopping 1,050 lb-ft of torque.

It’s not just diesel where the Super Duty excels. It’s also a leader in gas power. The available 7.3-liter V8 engine delivers 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, and the standard 6.2-liter gas engine has a best-in-class maximum payload of 7,850 pounds.

The 2020 Super Duty also offers a range of features to further improve towing performance, like Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which improves maneuverability in reverse, and Trailer Reverse Guidance, which gives suggestions for moving the trailer backward based on its angle.

The Super Duty adds the available Tremor Off-Road Package this year, making it perform better on off-road trails than ever. And it’s stocked with technologies, like a standard FordPass Connect™ embedded 4G LTE modem with Wi-Fi access and convenient wireless charging.

Ford says the new Super Duty will start shipping out to dealerships by the end of the year, and we can’t wait to welcome it here at Midwest Ford.

Here Are the Latest Details on the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be powered by what Ford has dubbed “the most power- and torque-dense supercharged V8 in the world.” Specifically, that engine is the 5.2-liter supercharged V8, which cranks out 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque — yes, really. This totally street-legal Mustang will launch from 0 to 100 mph and then brake back to 0 in just 10.6 seconds. Go ahead and pick your jaw up off the floor; we’ll wait.

The engine is paired to a Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for optimally timed shifts and precise control.

According to The News Wheel, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 performance beast will boast five advanced driving modes, allowing you to cater the Mustang’s performance to your specific needs, based on driving conditions, road conditions, weather conditions, etc. Specifically, these modes can alter the Mustang’s stability control, shift points, steering, ride dampening, and throttle response.

“Every aspect of the Shelby GT500 driving experience changes with the mode — be that the throttle responsiveness and snap of the shifts you feel in the seat of your pants, or the ‘pop and burble’ of the exhaust in performance modes. It’s a full multisensory visceral experience,” explained Pat Morgan, powertrain manager for Ford Performance.

It won’t be long before the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is available for purchase at Midwest Ford. Ford has promised dealerships this amazing pony car by this fall.