There are countless reasons people choose the new vehicle they eventually end up with, but the starting point for many is the brand. Even then, some will choose a brand because they like what it has to offer, others will choose it through longstanding loyalty, while some will go with what's seen as fashionable or the most prestigious at the time. The 2017 Ford lineup probably has more bases covered than ever before, and the line between mass-market and genuine luxury can blur with some models. If you're in the Okemos, Lansing, Grand Ledge and Perry areas of Michigan, a visit to the 2017 Ford Model Showroom of Courtesy Ford will show you the sheer quality the brand has to offer these days. In the meantime, here's a quick overview of the 2017 Ford lineup.
Car is a pretty wide term, which in the case of the Blue Oval means everything from the subcompact Fiesta right up to the Taurus full-size sedan and the legendary Mustang. It's one area of the family that's pretty settled at the moment, although this year has seen the sensational Focus RS performance model finally making it to the American market for the first time. With prices starting from as little as $13,660 for an entry level Fiesta, to well north of $40k for a high-spec Taurus, a lot of buyers can find the right car for them in the current Ford car range. In the 2017 Fusion, Ford not only has what many regard as the best midsize sedan in its class, but also possibly one of the best cars for the money you can buy right now.
SUVs and Crossovers
This is pretty much the real engine room of any mass-market manufacturer these days, and Ford is no exception. The smallest crossover currently offered by Ford here in the U.S. is the recently refreshed 2017 Escape, which is a huge-seller for the brand both here, and overseas. The midsize Edge is another Ford model recently put on sale over the globe, although the larger Flex, Explorer and Expedition remain the preserve of North America. EcoBoost engines now dominate, with even the largest models like the Expedition now employing the services of the excellent 3.5-liter twin-scroll V-6.
Trucks and vans
But if crossovers and SUVs are incredibly popular, pickup trucks are still the biggest sellers and kings of the market, although the F-150 is probably more like the emperor. After the complete redesign for the F-150 in 2015, this year saw the turn of its bigger brothers, the Super Duty models. Like the light-duty F-150, Super Duty models have now been completely redesigned with bodies made from "military-grade" lightweight aluminum and frames made of high-strength steel. They still look the way they should, but after more than 17 years they've now had a thoroughly deserved overall. The phrase "Built Tough" has rarely been more appropriate. A namecheck also has to be given to the Transit Connect and the recently introduced Transit, which is already the dominant cargo van in its class. Both are also available in passenger van form, so whether its people or cargo you need to haul, the Transit's got it covered.
Alternative fuel and performance models
If that's not enough, Ford also offers a wide and increasing range of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric models. You can choose from electrified versions of the Focus and the Fusion, while the C-Max is only available here in the U.S. in hybrid or plug-in hybrid form.
We've already mentioned the Focus RS, but there's also the milder ST version of the Focus, and there's a superb Fiesta ST too that really is a lot of fun. Of course, there are also the Shelby GT-350 and GT350R versions of the Mustang, and this year also finally sees the reintroduction of a simply awesome Raptor version of the F-150 and the Ford GT is imminent.
For more information and to arrange a test drive in any of the 2017 Ford new vehicle lineup, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the folks at Courtesy Ford.