The 2009 Ford Flex, Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKS earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) ‘Top Safety Pick’ award with their outstanding safety features, surpassing their closest rival Honda.
In addition to electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, standard safety features on Flex, MKS, Fusion and Milan include:
- Six Standard Air Bags and Ford’s Personal Safety System®: Safety features include six air bags (dual-stage driver and front-passenger air bags, thorax side air bags for front-seat occupants and side-impact air curtains), safety belt pretensioners, seat weight-sensing system for the front passenger seat and crash-severity sensing.
- Ford’s BeltMinder®, a safety belt reminder technology for the driver and front passenger that takes over after the initial safety belt reminder stops chiming.
- LATCH: The Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren system provides convenient mounting points for compatible child seats.
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System: This system warns a driver if one or more tires are underinflated. An active pressure sensor with a radio transmitter is mounted inside each tire. A receiver in the vehicle monitors each transmitter, and if tire pressure is not within specific limits, it will activate a visual warning light.
Safety is a top purchase consideration, second only to fuel efficiency, so the top safety ratings and competitive fuel economy of Flex, MKS, and Fusion are a winning combination for consumers.
The Navigator, with systems engineering enhancements and slight architectural body changes, has increased its fuel efficiency by almost 15%. These significant fuel economy improvements puts the 2009 Lincoln Navigator at the top of the Luxury SUV Fuel Economy, ahead of the Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX570 and Nissan QX56.
Overall changes of lower idling speeds and transmission enhancements are combined with unique software engineered to use aggressive deceleration fuel shut-off delivering fuel savings with no extra effort from the driver.
This complex fuel strategy is being added to many Ford and Lincoln products to help improve fuel economy and emmissions across the board.
While fuel economy is important, driving a Navigator is more about impressive luxury and many of the 2009 Lincoln Navigator features have become standard. Standard items now include:
- Power lift gate;
- Heated and cooled front seats;
- Heated second-row seats;
- PowerFold™ third-row seats;
- Front park assist sensors;
- EasyFuel™ capless fuel filler;
- Rain-sensing wipers;
- Perimeter anti-theft alarm;
- Integrated four-button key fob;
- Rear View Camera;
- Flexible fuel-capable V-8 engine;
- Lincoln SYNC™ and
- A 14-speaker THX® II-Certified audio system with SIRIUS® Satellite Radio.
“It couldn’t come at a better time,” said Alfred. We agreed, especially with the gas price jump over the weekend. Congratualtions to Alfred.
You can still enter for your chance to win$500 free gas at www.TheGreatestAutoSale.com, there’s a winner each week in September 2008!
September 5, 2008 through to January 2, 2009.
Ford of Canada will be offering a $500 Bonus to any active full-time members, current reservists or veterans (or their spouses) of the Canadian Armed Forces who purchase (cash or purchase finance) from a Ford of Canada Dealership an eligible new 2008 or 2009 Ford or Lincoln during the program period.
If this is you, you can use the $500 as a downpayment or choose to receive a rebate cheque from Ford of Canada.
Please contact Dale Griffis or Marc Ebdrup for more details about the $500 Canadian Armed Forces Bonus.
Eligible Customers include:
- Active full-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force) including: Administration & Support, Combat Arms, Engineering, Health Services, Operators, Reconnaissance & Intelligence, Technicians, Training and Development.
- Current members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves (Primary Reserve, Supplementary Reserve, Cadet Instructor Cadre and Canadian Rangers).
- Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Small Print: Call for details or if you have any questions. This offer is not combinable with any Direct Offer, including the Graduate Recognition Program, the American Quarterhorse Association Offer, any Loyalty Offer or any e-Bonus or Private Offer.
The 2010 Ford Mustang has a lot of press lately. It seems to be one of the larger vehicle mysteries this year. With a new Pony Badge out, Camoflagued Mustangs driving around, headlights being exposed, and photographs being speculated on many times over, these promotional shots straight from Ford are a welcome ‘bonus’.
Visit: The2010Mustang.com for more photos.