The 2014 Ford Flex SE at Richmond Ford

If you are in the market for a stylish wagon, stop by Richmond Ford to test drive the 2014 Ford Flex SE. This model has a maximum cargo capacity of 83.2 cubic feet – and with all the seats in place, the cargo space is 20 cubic feet.

Engine and Transmission

The 2014 Ford Flex features a 3.5-liter engine with variable valve timing backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. This combination makes 287 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 254 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. It gets 18 mpg* in the city and 25 mpg* on the highway; and the Flex runs on regular unleaded fuel.

Interior Features

Interior features include a six-way power driver’s seat, front bucket seats, a split folding rear seat back, reclining rear seats, digital keypad power door locks, power mirrors, one-touch power windows, cruise control, cup holders for all three rows, front and rear door pockets plus front seat back storage, rear parking sensors, an overhead console with storage, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise controls, destination guidance, and front and rear air conditioning.

Additional features include a leather steering wheel, electrochromatic inside rearview mirror, dual illuminating vanity mirrors and interior air filtration.

Entertainment and Telematics

Telematics and entertainment features include six speakers, and AM/FM stereo, USB, an auxiliary audio input and Bluetooth.

Safety Features

Safety features include four-wheel ABS brakes, child seat anchors, ventilated front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, a remote anti-theft alarm system, an engine immobilizer, dusk-sensing headlights, auto delay off headlights, dual front side-mounted airbags, head airbags for all three rows, an occupant-sensing system for the passenger airbag, stability control, electronic brakeforce distribution, traction control and a post-collision safety system.

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Visit Richmond Ford today to test drive the 2014 Ford Flex SE and to learn more about this model’s convenience, entertainment, safety and security features.

Top Preowned Vehicles at Richmond Ford

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If you are in the market for a pre-owned vehicle and want something that is dependable and something where you know the history, stop by Richmond Ford to test drive some of our top pre-owned vehicles. Most vehicles feature a CarFax vehicle history report.

2003 Dodge Stratus R/T

This pre-owned Dodge is now available for $3,892 Internet Price – about $51.61 per month. The payments are estimated based on a 72-month loan at 6.0 percent APR with $778 down. The price includes all rebates to dealer. This burgundy model features a 3.0-liter V-6 engine and has just over 125,400 miles on it.

1999 Lincoln town Car Signature

Pick up a luxury Lincoln for just $4,995 or $66.21 per month. The payments are based on a 72-month loan at 6.0 percent APR plus $999 down. The price includes all rebates to the dealer. Test drive this vibrant white model that features a 4.6-liter V-8 engine and four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The 1999 Lincoln has just over 96,600 miles on it.

2004 Mazda Tribute LX

Pick up this clean 2004 Mazda Tribute LX for the Internet Price of $4,994 or $66.21 per month. Payments are based on a 72-month loan at 6.0 percent APR with $999 down payment. The price includes all rebates to dealer. This pebble ash metallic Tribute features a 3.0-liter V-6 engine and four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive; and it has just over 153,400 miles on it.

2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Pick up the 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for just $5,491 or $72.80 per month. Payments are based on a 72-month loan at 6.0 percent APR with $1,098 down. The price includes all rebates to the dealer. This model features a 3.8-liter V-6 engine and has just over 140,500 miles on it.

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Visit Richmond Ford to test drive these affordable top pre-owned vehicles today and to pick out your new-to-you vehicle. You can pay cash or well-qualified customers can purchase one of these or any of the other used vehicles for a small down payment and affordable monthly payments.

Ford Bronco is Going Strong

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Kevin is a true testament that the Ford Bronco is a truck that’s in it for the long haul. He purchased his Ford Bronco back in 1989 from Richmond Ford. Today, it has 377,000 miles and is still going strong. From New York to Florida, his Ford Bronco has been through many scouting trips and even rescued other vehicles in distress stuck in mud. It even has the original engine. Not only has his truck been loyal to him, but he’s loyal to his lifelong friend. Kevin refuses to trade in his 1990 Ford Bronco for a newer model or any other truck.

So what makes him so loyal to his 1990 Ford Bronco? It’s a sturdy utility vehicle with four-wheel drive and an outdoorsy elegance. Back in 1990, the Ford Bronco came off the line with a choice of two V-8s or a 4.9 liter 150-horsepower straight-six engine. This rugged two-door truck defined a market niche, and Kevin was sold on it. Many others who have the 1990 Ford Bronco chime in right with Kevin and give it accolades for serious backwoods use, rock crawling and bogging. Others feel that there’s no other competing vehicle built in 1990 that would hold up as well. You still see tons of them on the road today.

From 1987 through 1991, the Ford Bronco saw some chances. A new aero-body style was added and most were being sold with electronic fuel injection. The Nite edition was also available from 1990 to 1992. All Broncos were constructed at the Michigan Truck Plan. V8 engines and automatic transmission became standard in the Nite, Silver and Eddie Bauer anniversary trucks.

If you’re looking for a used Ford Bronco in good condition, head on over to Richmond Ford. We offer $500 in service coupons along with outstanding customer service.

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Ford’s New GT Revealed at 2015 Chicago Auto Show

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If you want to really impress your friends, then keep your eye out for the appearance of the 2016 Ford GT supercar expected to be at dealerships including Richmond Ford at some point in 2016. The new GT, just revealed at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, is stunning, to say the least. And, you won’t see a watered-down version of a concept car for this model when it does finally come out. The vehicle that was at the auto show is a preview of the very vehicle that will be in showrooms this coming year.

Engine and Transmission

This rear-wheel drive model features a mid-mounted engine, an aerodynamic body, an EcoBoost V-6 engine and a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine sports two turbochargers and is expected to make over 600 horses. The engine has updated valve train features and an updated direct-injection system for better performance.

Chassis Features

The chassis features a lot of aluminum and carbon fiber to make it lightweight – and to help with fuel economy. The ultra-aerodynamic body and the superb power-to-weight ratio was created by using carbon fiber for the passenger cell and body panels and aluminum front and rear sub-frames. Add active aerodynamics including a deployable rear spoiler and you have a vehicle that is quite fuel efficient.

Cabin Features

The cabin features a narrow profile canopy, doors that swing up, seats that are integrated in the carbon fiber passenger cell and adjustable pedals and steering column to accommodate the fixed seating. You’ll be able to configure the instrument cluster for different driving modes and environments.

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Keep your eye on this space or visit Richmond Ford for more information about the 2016 Ford GT supercar as it becomes available, including updated numbers, pricing and features.

Virginia Events

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Fall is the time for festivals and it’s also the perfect time to buy or lease a new vehicle to take you to those festivals in style. Before you make plans to head out, stop by Richmond Ford to test drive a new vehicle. If you are not in the market for a new vehicle, then be sure to have your vehicle serviced at our service department before you take any festival trips.

Apple Dumpling Festival

Head out to The Depot, South Main Street, Stuart, Virginia, 24171 on Saturday, October 18, 2014 for the Apple Dumpling Festival. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and the festival runs until 4:00 p.m. The annual festival will feature local and well-known bands, artisans with unique southwest arts and crafts, food, apple butter, apple pie, and of course, apple dumplings.

Indian Summer Days

The Blue Ridge Highlands is beautiful this time of year; and it’s the perfect time for the Indian Summer Days Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft Market on Squirrel Spur Road, Meadows of Dan, Virginia, 24120. Indian Summer Days will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on October 18 and 19, 2014. Bring your lawn chairs and have a seat to enjoy the Corn Acoustics Corn Maze, play on the hay bale maze, and visit the corn and pumpkin mazes. You’ll also be able to find some unique holiday gifts from the many craft vendors; and will have plenty of music to listen to. There is a small fee to listen to the Corn Acoustics Corn Maze.

Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival

Visit Sinkland Farms for the Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival on October 18 and 19 and October 25 and 26 at 3020 Riner Road, Christiansburg, Virginia, 24073. Sinkland Farms was named one of the best farms to visit by the Blue Ridge Country Magazine. The festival will feature hayrides, family-friendly activities, a corn maze, live music, and, you can pick your own pumpkin. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 2 through 16.

Stop by Richmond Ford today to pick out your next new vehicle or to get your current vehicle serviced before you head out to the many fall festivals around the state. If you plan on staying overnight for any of the festivals, you may want to call ahead for reservations at area hotels.

Commercial Vehicles at Richmond Ford

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If you are in the market for one or more commercial vehicles for your business, stop by Richmond Ford to test drive one or more – and to set up a fleet of vehicles for your business. You can choose from several different types and body styles.

2014 Ford Super Duty F-450 DRW XL with a crew cab chassis cab is an Oxford White truck with an intercooled turbo diesel 6.7-liter V-8 engine backed by a five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

2015 Ford Super Duty F-550 DRW XL with a crew cab chassis cab is also in Oxford White and features a 6.7-liter intercooled turbo diesel V-8 engine. This engine is also backed by a five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. You can also choose this truck with an extended cab chassis cab.

Bed Styles

Choose from several styles including tall sides with cabinets, short sides with cabinets, a dump bed with high sides, a short-sided dump bed, a dump bed with rails instead of closed sides, or a flatbed.

Available Options

Depending on the year and models, options may include four-wheel drive, a trailer tow package, a high capacity tow package, power equipment, a snow plow prep package, trailer brake controller, or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Exterior Features

Exterior features may include black door handles, a fixed rear window, variably intermittent wipers, a black grille, light tinted glass, black window trim, fully galvanized steel panels, folding side mirrors, aero-composite halogen headlights, reverse-opening rear doors, double tow hooks on the front bumper, trailer style mirrors, 19.5 Argent painted steel wheels and cab clearance lights.

Interior Features

Interior features may include a tilt and telescopic steering column, cup holders, front map lights, a systems monitor, day/night rearview mirror, 12-volt DC power outlets, front center armrest with storage, adjustable front head restrained and fixed rear head restraints, vented rear windows, dashboard storage, bench front seat, overhead console with storage, fade-to-off interior lighting, and an outside temperature gauge.

To learn more about the commercial vehicles we have at Richmond Ford, stop by today and let us help you put together your fleet of vehicles or help us find you that perfect truck for your single-person business.

The Ford Mustang

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Many like to know the history of the vehicle they are interested in and the Ford Mustang has plenty of history. The Mustang was originally introduced on April 17, 1964 and is often referred to by fans as the 1964 ½ — it came out months before the new model year vehicles usually come out. The Mustang was named by executive stylist John Najjar after one of his favorite planes – the P-51 Mustang fighter plane.

However, some believe that Robert J. Eggert, a Ford Division market research manager first came up with the name. Eggert bred quarter horses and was said to have named the vehicle after a book written by J. Frank Dobie, The Mustangs.

First Generation

The Ford Mustang is now in its sixth generation – and these are available at Richmond Ford. The first generation ran from 1964 through 1973. Ford was originally planning to use a two-seater, but sales of the two-seat 1955 Thunderbird were low, so Ford went with two buckets in the front and a bench seat in the rear, though the rear had considerably less room than the average vehicle of that time. The popular Fastback 2+2 did not go into production until August 1964, so it was not available as a ’64 ½ model. The Fastback got rid of the trunk in favor of more room for the rear seat.

Because Ford wanted to cut development costs so that it could sell the Mustang for $2,368, the vehicle borrowed from other Ford models including the chassis, drivetrain and suspension from the Falcon and the Fairlane. Ford expected original sales for the first year to be less than 100,000 units, but it beat that mark in the first three months. By the end of the model year, there were over 418,000 Mustangs sold.

Sixth Generation

The first year of the sixth generation Mustang is the 2015 model year. It was unveiled in early December 2013 in New York; Dearborn, Michigan; Los Angeles, Barcelona, Spain; Sydney, Australia and Shanghai, China. The sixth generation saw a 1.5-inch increase in body width, a trapezoidal grille, and new colors, as well as some other changes to the body.

Furthermore, the passenger volume increased to 84.5 cubic feet. The 2015 model year gives consumers the choice of a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that makes 310 horsepower, a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that makes 300 horsepower, or the 5.0-liter Coyote engine that makes 435 horsepower. The engines are mated with a choice of a Getrag six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

To learn more about the Mustang and take a test drive, stop by Richmond Ford today.

2015 Lincoln MKC

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If you are in the market for a luxury crossover SUV, stop by Richmond Lincoln to test drive the 2015 Lincoln MKC with the 2.3-liter intercooled turbo engine and all-wheel drive drivetrain. You can add a Class II trailer tow package for up to 3,000 pounds, which includes trailer sway control. The engine is backed by a SelectShift Sequential Shift Control transmission.

Convenience Features

The 2015 Lincoln MKC allows you and your family to ride in comfort, making long trips seem much shorter. Convenience features include heated and cooled leather-trimmed front bucket seats, panoramic vista roof with power shades, a hands-free lift gate, auto-dimming driver’s exterior mirror, heated outside mirrors with signal lamps and memory, a tilt and telescopic Wollsdorf leather steering wheel, privacy glass, power driver’s seat with memory and adjustable lumbar, keyless entry and start, auto dimming rearview mirror, and driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors.

Additional features include multi-zone air conditioning, selective service Internet access, front and rear cup holders, front and rear map lights and concealed storage in the cargo area.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include an embedded modem; smartphone integrated technology including remote start, remote lock and unlock, vehicle finder and blind spot info with cross traffic alert; navigation with voice recognition, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, AM/FM stereo, CD player, a premium sound system, satellite radio, auxiliary audio input, Bluetooth and an MP3 player.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include configurable daytime running lights, adaptive cruise control, active park assist, collision warning brake support, forward sensing system, lane keeping system, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, brake assist, variably speed intermittent wipers, a rear window wiper and defroster, auto-leveling headlights, automatic headlights, fog lights, engine immobilizer, traction and stability control, a rear parking aid, backup camera, security system, perimeter alarm and several airbags.

Additional features include an engine oil cooler, front and rear anti-roll bars, a battery with run-down protection, electric power-assist, speed-sensing steering, ride control suspension, front vented brake rotors, hill hold control, an electric parking brake, rear parking sensors, a low tire pressure warning system and MyKey system.

Stop by Richmond Lincoln today to learn more about the convenience, safety, security and entertainment features on the 2015 Lincoln MKC. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any finance or lease specials.

New vs. Used Vehicles

Before you head out to a dealership for a new vehicle, you should have two things in mind other than the type of vehicle you want: Buying new or used, and if new, leasing or purchasing. While you may start out looking at used vehicles at Richmond Ford, you may change your mind and choose a new vehicle. Likewise with leasing vs. purchasing – you might think you want to purchase, but you can always change your mind.

Benefits of Buying a New Vehicle

When you buy a new vehicle, you have the most up to date technology and you get to have that new car smell! You also have the manufacturer’s warranty should anything go bad. You can also choose from various trim levels to get what you want for features, and you can add additional options if you choose. You also get to choose which color you want – for the interior and exterior.

Cons of Buying a New Vehicle

Most of the downsides of buying new are pretty obvious, but they include the cost of the vehicle and the cost of insurance. You may be able to afford something new, though it’s not what you really want. When you add the cost of insurance on certain models, that could put the new vehicle out of reach. You have two options – you can look at the cost of leasing, which is not for everyone, or you can buy used.

Benefits of Buying a Used Vehicle

The biggest benefit of buying a used vehicle is that the cost is much lower. You may even find something newer with low miles on it so that you can have many of the newer technologies. Furthermore, when you buy used, the insurance cost is usually lower, and is definitely lower if you can pay cash for a used vehicle. You can also afford the vehicle you want if the price was out of reach on a brand new model.

Cons of Buying a Used Vehicle

The biggest downside to buying a used vehicle is that you most likely don’t have a warranty. However, when you buy a used vehicle from Richmond Ford, you can rest assured that we check out every vehicle on our used car lot. If it needs repairs before we put it on the lot, those repairs are done. You can buy an extended warranty to cover anything that might happen. Extended warranties vary in what they will cover and their length of coverage.

Stop by Richmond Ford today to test drive your next new or used vehicle. While you may have one type in mind, you might surprise yourself with the opposite!

2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE Luxury

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If you are in the market for a new vehicle, but prefer something that is “green,” stop by Richmond Ford to test drive the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE Luxury model. The Fusion features a 2.0-liter Atkinson inline four-cylinder engine and an electric motor backed by a E-CVT automatic transmission. The maintenance-free engine battery features run-down protection.

The hybrid battery is a lithium-ion battery with a 3.3 kW onboard charger. The battery takes about 7 hours to charge at 110 volts and about 2.5 hours to charge at 220 volts.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include regenerative four-wheel ABS disc brakes, brake assist, electric parking brake, brake-actuated limited slip differential, reverse sensing system, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, driveline traction control, Mykey System, rear child safety locks, low tire pressure warning system and side impact beams.

The Mykey system includes a top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, and an early low fuel warning system. Airbags include dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags, dual stage driver and passenger front airbags, first and second row curtain airbags, knee airbags for the driver and passenger, perimeter/approach lights, engine immobilizer, spare tire inflator and an occupancy sensor for the airbags.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include a moon roof, universal garage door opener, heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals, rear defroster and wiper, variable speed intermittent wipers, fully automatic headlights, fog lights, adjustable steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, leather seats, adjustable lumbar for the front driver and passenger seats, seat memory, and a pass-through rear seat.

Additional features include illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors, keyless entry, remote trunk release, multi-zone climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include an AM/FM stereo, satellite radio, CD player, MP3 player, Bluetooth and auxiliary audio input.

Additional features include six speakers, a 6-month pre-paid subscription to Sirius radio, seek/scan function for the MP3 player, wireless streaming, SYNC with MyFordTouch, and an 8-inch LCD touch screen.

For a complete list of convenience, entertainment, security and safety features and to take a test drive, stop by Richmond Ford today. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any specials that we may be running on the 2014 Ford Fusion hybrid.