Top Features in the All-New Ford F-150


The 2015 Ford F-150 XLT has been completely remodeled for its 13th generation; however, you won’t know it by looking at it. The new truck, now available at Richmond Ford, has a restyled grille and new headlights. The rest of the remodel is pretty much hidden from view. Changes include lightweight aluminum in the body panels and hood. This made the truck about 700 pounds lighter. The aluminum is military grade and in many cases, tougher than steel. The underpinning is made from high-strength steel and is a full ladder-reinforced frame.

Combine the “diet” with a 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine, and you have excellent fuel economy and the ability to handle more payload. The new Ford truck gets 22 mpg* combined. It will tow up to 12,200 pounds if you opt for the 3.5-liter turbo V-6 engine.

For also added new technology including a trailer hitch assist, video cameras and a top-down 360-degree camera view system for help with parking. Another new piece of technology is the 8-inch productivity screen, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

Trim Levels and Body Styles

You have several options to choose from. Choose a regular cab, extended cab or a crew cab. You also have a choice of three different bed sizes: 5.5 feet, 6.5 feet and 8 feet. And trim levels include the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.

While the XL is pretty bare by itself, you can add Equipment Group 101A. Standard equipment includes 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, a 40/20/40 split front bench sat, a 60/40 split rear seat, cloth upholstery, manual windows, locks and mirrors, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel and a four-speaker sound system. The Equipment Group 101A adds daytime running lights, automatic headlights, power door locks and tailgate locks, keyless entry, power windows and mirrors, a 4.2-inch information display, Ford Sync, Bluetooth and cruise control.

Stand-alone options include running boards, skid plates, appearance packages, a power sliding rear window, CD player, rear parking sensors, box side steps, integrated trailer brake controller, spray-in bedliner, towing packages and different axle ratios.

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Stop by Richmond Ford to test drive the Ford F-150 and to choose the best trim level, bed size and cab size for your needs.

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If you are in the market for a luxury SUV, stop by Richmond Ford Lincoln to test drive the 2015 Lincoln Navigator Select 100A with four-wheel drive. While this luxury vehicle isn’t something you’d take on a hunting trail, the four-wheel drive comes in handy during snow storms or should you accidentally get off the road.

Engine and Transmission

The 2016 Lincoln Navigator Select 100A features a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine with twin turbos and an engine oil cooler. It is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift. The transmission also features a driver selectable mode and an oil cooler. This combination gets 15 mpg* in the city and 20 mpg* on the highway.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include Equipment Group 100A Select, a power moon roof, aluminum wheels with performance tires in the front and rear, a conventional spare tire, tow hooks, heated power door mirrors with integrated turn signals, power retractable running boards/side steps, a luggage rack and leather seats.

Additional features include audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, power front seats, mirror, pedal and seat memory, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, leather steering wheel, keyless start, keyless entry, cruise control, a universal garage door opener, multi-zone air conditioning, rear air conditioning, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors,

Security and Safety Features

Security and safety features include four-wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, intermittent wipers, a rear window defroster, variably intermittent rain-sensing wipers, daytime running lights, automatic HID headlights, a security system, engine immobilizer, rear parking aid, traction and stability control, blind spot monitor, cross traffic alert and a tire pressure monitor.

Additional features include a backup camera, child safety locks, a proximity key for the doors and ignition and several airbags.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include a CD player, AM/FM stereo, satellite radio, a navigation system, MP3 player, rear seat audio controls, HD radio, hard disc drive media storage, auxiliary audio input, Bluetooth, WiFi HotSpot and a premium sound system.

More Features

The 2015 Navigator has tons more features including a blind spot sensor, hill hold control and several airbags. Stop by Richmond Ford Lincoln to test drive a new 2015 Lincoln Navigator and to learn more about this model’s features.

Reasons to Buy from Richmond Ford


When it’s time to buy a new vehicle, one of the decisions you need to make after you decide you want a new Ford or Lincoln is which dealership to choose. Many people choose Richmond Ford for many reasons, whether they have previously purchased or leased a vehicle from us or they were recommended by a friend or relative. In addition to a reference or a great review, there are several other reasons why you should buy from Richmond Ford.

Maintenance Program

When you purchase a new vehicle from Richmond Ford, you get two years of maintenance for your vehicle. Since maintenance is required to keep your vehicle in great condition and to minimize breakdowns, the two-year maintenance plan is a huge convenience. On top of that, we keep track of everything that has been done to your vehicle at Richmond Ford.

Service Coupons

When you buy a new car, truck or SUV from us, you get $500 in service coupons. Additionally, you’ll find that we often run specials on service and maintenance that save you money, thus decreasing the yearly cost to own of your vehicle.

VA State Inspections for Life

Since Virginia makes you get inspections, you might as well get free inspections for the life of your vehicle.

Owner Rewards Program

We also have an owner rewards program that gives you rewards whenever you spend money at Richmond Ford for select services and parts.

Additional Reasons

We also feature a monthly owner’s seminar, we have two convenient locations to make it easier for you to have your vehicle serviced, we have been recognized for outstanding customer service, and the biggest reason of all: We are Richmond’s Hometown Favorite.

Stop by Richmond Ford Today

Stop by Richmond Ford today to test drive one or seven vehicles so you can make an informed decision on the perfect car, truck or SUV for your family. Be sure to ask your salesperson to show you vehicles with the features you are interested in, including collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, rearview cameras, parking sensors, heated seats and more. Also ask about any finance or lease specials we may be running on certain models; or about service specials and the owner rewards program.

Ford Debuts Big Changes at NADA


Since Ford lost some of its market share last year, the company is working to recoup that share this year. This means Ford needed to change its strategy so its dealerships would sell more cars and trucks. This means dealers will have bigger inventories of new and updated models that are coming out. Since many of the updated products were not released until the end of 2014, they have not reached full production. The newly redesigned F-150, now available at Richmond Ford, is expected to reach full production in April according to

In an interview with Autonews, Stephen Odell stated that the F-series is the “big driver of volume growth” for 2015. Some of the big changes expected from Ford include more of the F-150 models, and newly updated Edge, Focus and Escape models.

2015 F-150

The 2015 F-150 XLT with a crew cab features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with twin turbos. Although the engine is turbocharged, it runs on regular unleaded fuel. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission; and the truck is four-wheel drive.

The new models feature a high-strength aluminum alloy body and a steel frame to make the truck lighter and more economical. The aluminum is the same 5,000/6,000-series grade that is used in commercial transportation and aerospace. The benefits of using aluminum include reduced weight and more strength – it is less likely to dent and corrode.

The new frame is made from high-strength steel and features eight crossmembers. Although the frame is more rigid and stronger than the frame on last year’s model, it is 60 pounds lighter. The entire truck is about 700 pounds lighter, giving the F-150 more towing and hauling capacity, faster acceleration and improved power-to-weight ratio.

Visit Richmond Ford

To see any of the new vehicles that were at NADA San Francisco – those that have been shipped to dealerships – stop by Richmond Ford for a test drive. If you are considering a truck but didn’t have the Ford F-150 on your list, be sure you add it to your “must test drive” list – you’ll see how much extra power the truck has, how much stronger the body is, and how much more economical it is because of the aluminum body.

Ron Kody Receives Dealers of Distinction Award from Ford!


Ron Kody, the owner of Richmond Ford, received Ford’s Salute to Dealers of Distinction Award from Ford for the time and effort he, his wife and his staff have put into not only his dealership, but the community as well.

Richmond Ford traces its history back to 1917. Ron Kody bought the dealership in 2007 and added Lincoln because he wanted to be an entrepreneur and wanted to do something more exciting with his life. He decided on a dealership because he likes cars and he likes helping out in the community and saw the dealership as a way to do just that.

Mr. Kody supports the community’s health, safety and education. He mentors students at the Hermitage Tech Center’s automotive program. He also supports Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the organization’s Tie One On campaign because the organization stands for the safety of everyone on the roads.

Richmond Ford and its owners and staff also support the Susan G. Coleman Race for the Cure organization by providing a race packet pickup location. He has donated over $175,000 in cash and services to the organization and lets them use his building for the start of the race.

Another organization he provides services for is the St. Jude Radiothon – his building is taken over for two days by the event so Richmond Ford may not sell many cars on those days, but it is worth it to Mr. Kody as the Radiothon helps fund St. Jude’s so children can get the care they need.

Furthermore, Mr. Kody holds an annual teacher’s appreciation luncheon at Patrick Henry High School and hands out gift cards to the teachers.

Mr. Kody says he doesn’t do it all by himself and that he couldn’t do it without the support of his wife and staff. He is able to help keep Richmond safe, healthy and educated through his efforts and charity work.

Help Support Richmond Ford

Help support Richmond Ford by stopping by to say thank you or by stopping by during any of its charity events. And, don’t forget to think of your own safety while you are at it – be sure to call for an appointment to have your vehicle serviced and maintained because a well-maintained vehicle is safer for everyone on the road, not just you and your family.

2014 Ford F-350 SD DRW 9 Contractors Dump XL

Whether you’re a large contractor or a single person who has his or her own contracting company for minor work, you’ll need a truck that will make your job easier. The 2014 Ford F-350 SD DRW 9 Contractors Dump XL, available at Richmond Ford, will make your life easier if you are a major contractor and will allow you to take larger jobs if you are a single person.

Mechanical Features

This truck is set up to haul heavy loads or to tow equipment. The 3.73 rear axle gearing gives this truck some extra torque while the suspension, including heavy-duty shock absorbers allow for a more comfortable ride when the truck is loaded.

Additional features include front and rear anti-roll bars, hydraulic power-assist steering, a leaf rear suspension, towing with harness, 72-amp/hr maintenance-free battery with 650 cold cranking amps and rundown protection, a 157-amp alternator, up-fitter switches, TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, a tow/haul feature and SelectShift, transmission oil cooler and four-wheel ABS disc brakes with front and rear vented discs.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include fully galvanized steel panels, black door handles, a fixed rear window, black side window trim and front windshield trim, light tinted glass, variably intermittent wipers, a front license plate grille, aero-composite halogen headlights, manual extendable trailer style mirrors, cab clearance lights, two tow hooks on the front bumper, 17-inch Argent painted steel wheels and clearcoat paint, which makes it easy to touch up scratches.

Interior Features

Interior features include air conditioning, a tilt and telescopic steering column, front map lights, cup holders, a systems monitor, day/night rearview mirror, two 12-volt DC power outlets, a full cloth headliner, front center armrest with storage, 40/20/40 split bench front seat with vinyl black material (for easy cleaning!), Urethane gear shift knob, passenger vanity mirror, adjustable front head restraints, under-hood lights, and AM/FM stereo with a digital clock and two speakers.

Additional features include an engine hour meter, trip odometer, dashboard storage, instrument panel bin, outside temperature gauge, four way adjustable driver and passenger seats and a glove box.

Safety Features

Safety features include side impact beams, safety belts with height adjusters, driveline traction control, dual stage seat-mounted airbags for the driver and passenger, curtain first row airbags and dual stage driver and passenger front airbags with a Passenger Off switch.

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Visit Richmond Ford today to test drive the 2014 Ford F-350 SD DRW 9 Contractors Dump XL and to learn more about how this truck can help your business.

Winter Road Trip Destinations


If you are planning on a road trip in the winter, where you go depends on what kind of weather you want to visit. If you want warm weather and are considering Florida, be sure to watch the weather channel as it can get pretty cold if your destination is middle Florida or north Florida. While it can get cold in the south Florida and the Keys, you have a better chance of beach weather in those destinations. Be sure to visit Richmond Ford before you leave on long road trips to have your vehicle checked and serviced if necessary.

Norman Rockwell Country

If you prefer to stay in the colder climates, take a road trip to Ellicottville off I-80 in New York. Ellicottville is home of HoliMont, a private ski resort – the largest one in North America. From there, ride south on U.S. 219 along the Allegany State Park to go ice skating, sledding or cross-country skiing at Relais & Chateau Lodge at Glendorn. You can also go ice fishing for walleye then warm up in front of one of 43 fireplaces in the Lodge.

Vermont and New Hampshire

Visit Jackson, New Hampshire in the White Mountains for some great pictures of red covered bridges and over 154,000 cross-country ski trails. Stop in Burlington, Vermont for some great coffee at the Maglianero Cafe, then head up to Montpelier through the White Mountain National Forest. Visit Bretton Woods for some downhill skiing and be sure to stop at the Christmas Farm Inn and Spa for some great relaxation and more cross-country skiing.

Minnesota and Wisconsin

If you have a ton of time or don’t mind flying to take a road trip, head out to Duluth to start a 240-mile loop. Start out on state route 13, making sure you stop at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore to see the ice caves, spend the night at the Old Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield, and then head out on U.S. 63 for some Nordic skiing in Hayward at the American Birkebeiner trail system. Head back to Duluth to catch your flight home – or drive that long distance back to Virginia.

Stop by Richmond Ford

Before you head out, whether you are heading north, south or west, be sure to have your vehicle serviced at Richmond Ford – especially if you are heading north or west into the cold.

Top Deals at Richmond Ford

Whether you are looking for a sedan, SUV or pickup truck, Richmond Ford has some deals for you. You can pick up these brand new models for under $200 per month. The 2015 Fusion SE is available for as low as $179 per month; the 2015 Escape for as low as $179 per month and the 2014 F-150 for as low as $199 per month.

2015 Ford Fusion SE

This 2015 Ford Fusion SE features a 2.5-liter engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

2015 Ford Escape

The 2015 Ford Escape features an intercooled turbo 1.6-liter engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. This model runs on regular unleaded fuel.

2014 Ford F-150

The 2014 F-150 features a 3.7-liter V-6 engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

Convenience Features

Convenience features common to all three vehicles may include one-touch windows, cup holders, door bins/pockets, illuminated entry, center console with storage, intermittent wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, vanity mirrors, heated power door mirrors with integrated turn signals and keyless entry.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features may include an AM/FM stereo, SiriusXM radio, a CD player, MP3 player and at least four speakers.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features may include front impact airbags, side impact airbags, a passenger sensing system for the airbags, disc brakes, ABS brakes, brake assist, traction control, electronic stability control, an overhead airbag, a panic alarm and security system, engine immobilizer and a rearview camera.

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To learn more about any of these featured vehicles, stop by Richmond Ford for a test drive. Ask your salesperson for a complete list of features for the vehicle you are interested in. Also, ask about qualifying for these special prices. Credit history is a factor; and special pricing does not include tax, title, registration, insurance or any other fees.

2015 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid

If you are in the market for a sedan with excellent fuel economy, stop by Richmond Ford to test drive the 2015 Ford Fusion SE hybrid model. The hybrid features a 2.0-liter gas engine and electric motors backed by a one-speed continuously variable transmission. This setup gets 44 mpg* in the city and 41 mpg* on the highway. The engine makes 188 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 129 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm so you have plenty of power.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include an eight-way power driver’s seat, a six-way power front passenger’s seat, adjustable lumbar for the driver’s seat, a split folding rear seat back, rear ventilation ducts, digital keypad power door locks, four one-touch windows and front seat back storage.

Additional features include front and rear cup holders and door pockets, electric power steering, a remote trunk release, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, a rearview camera, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, interior air filtration, dual zone climate controls, dual illuminating vanity mirrors and turn signals integrated in the door mirrors.

Entertainment and Telematic Features

Entertainment and telematic features include an AM/FM stereo, six speakers, satellite radio, speed sensitive volume control, a radio data system, mast antenna, a USB connection, 6 months of free satellite radio and Bluetooth. SYNC is also available through a subscription-based service.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include intermittent wipers, a rear window defroster, 17-inch alloy wheels, a tire repair kit and all-season tires.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes, emergency brake assist, a remote anti-theft alarm system, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, a passenger airbag occupant sensing system, daytime running lights, auto delay off headlights, dusk sensing headlights, an engine immobilizer and a post-collision safety system.

Additional features include stability control, traction control, a tire pressure monitoring system, adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation and brake support, active park assist with forward sensing system and a reverse sensing system.

Stop by Richmond Ford

To learn more about the 2015 Ford Fusion SE hybrid, stop by Richmond Ford for a test drive. Be sure to ask your salesperson about all of the features this model has to offer and about any additional available options.

2014 Ford Edge SEL

When you stop by Richmond Ford to test drive a vehicle or two, make sure the 2014 Ford Edge SEL is on your list. This model is packed with options and gets excellent gas mileage, making it the perfect vehicle for commuting, road tripping and even shopping.

Convenience and Entertainment Features

Convenience features include power steering, aluminum wheels, heated power door mirrors, a rear spoiler, power door locks, an AM/FM stereo, automatic headlights, CD player and MP3 player, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth, a pass-through rear seat, front bucket seats, adjustable lumbar for the driver’s seat and an adjustable leather steering wheel.

Additional features include keyless entry, climate control, cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, multi-zone air conditioning, illuminated vanity mirrors, AM/FM stereo, six speakers, a USB port, SiriusXM radio, wireless streaming, MyFord Communications and Entertainment system, two LCD monitors in the front, Selective Service Internet Access, front and rear cup holders, remote keyless entry, illuminated ignition switch and entry, illuminated panic button, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, and an overhead console with storage.

Features also include a full floor console with covered storage, four 12-volt DC power outlets, map lights in the front and rear, concealed storage in the cargo area, one-touch up and down driver’s windows and a front center armrest with storage.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, brake assist, rear defroster and wiper, intermittent wipers, variable speed wipers, an engine immobilizer, stability control, traction control, rear parking assist, front side airbag, driver air bag, front and rear head airbags, passenger airbag and a passenger airbag sensor.

Additional features include a tire pressure monitoring system, child safety locks, fully automatic projector beam halogen headlights, delay off headlights, perimeter/approach lights, speed-compensated volume control for the stereo, voice-activated 911 assist and an auto dimming rearview mirror.

Engine and Transmission

The 2014 Ford Edge SEL features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine backed by a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The Edge runs on regular unleaded fuel.

Stop by Richmond Ford today to test drive the 2014 Ford Edge SEL and to learn more about its convenience, entertainment, safety and security features. Ask your salesperson whether we are currently running any special on this model.