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As the age old muscle car debate continues it is still unclear, which is the better vehicle, the Mustang or the Camaro? Each vehicle has its pros, and lets face it, there are very little cons between these renown and heavily sought after toys. The latest model of each vehicle delivers more power, cleaner emissions and is surprisingly efficient. So how would one choose which automobile is the right fit? We will explore those options here.
Which came first, the Mustang or the Camaro? Of course, it was the Mustang. Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964 setting a trend that would forever change the automobile industry. The Mustang was a first in its class pony-car. The pony car is defined as an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image. The Mustang had modest roots based on Ford’s Falcon sedan. It included an optional 289-cubic-inch V8 with up to 271 horsepower, which illuminated the idea of a vehicle whose design surpassed the simple need for transportation into a realm of style and pizazz. The Mustang was an immediate hit, so much that Chevrolet knew it had to counter with a stylish, fun-to-drive coupe of its own.
Three years later, the Chevrolet Camaro debuted following the same formula as the Mustang using sedan roots, a stylish design and optional V8 power. The Camaro did just as well sparking an enthusiastic interest in car lovers everywhere. From that moment on, the debate has continuously persisted.
The new 2015 Mustang is the 10th generation model in contrast to the Camaro’s current 5th generation model. In 2002, the Camaro took a brief hiatus but returned in 2010 ready to blow the minds of doubting consumers and its arch-nemesis, the Mustang.
Both the Mustang and Camaro boast small builds with powerful engines. The Mustang is slightly smaller than the Camaro. The 2015 Mustang is suspected to weigh roughly 100 pounds more than the outgoing model, but that would still leave the Mustang GT about 200 pounds lighter than the Camaro SS.
Both the Camaro and the Mustang offer six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions, so in the war of gears, there is no victor. However, the Mustang base 3.7-liter V6 has projected ratings of 300hp and 270 pound-feet of torque. Its 5.0-liter V8 is projected to deliver "more than" its current 420hp. A comparison with the 2014 Camaro SS reveals 426hp proving that the actual ratings of the 2015 Mustang are sure to surpass these values. Official horsepower figures haven't been released yet, but Ford estimates that the new four-cylinder will deliver at least 305hp and 300lb-ft of torque.
Style and Design
The 2015 Mustang's biggest advantage over the 2014 Camaro is outward visibility unencumbered by styling compromises. The Mustang’s interior has always been roomier than that of the Camaro. Although these vehicles are made for sporty activity and fun, the average Joe will still need a vehicle for practical every day use.
All in all, the Mustang is and has always been the all American vehicle made for all aspects of life from power to agility to design. Ford considers the needs of the consumer as well as the functionality of the vehicles they design.
Call us at 856-428-4000 or stop by Winner Ford in Cherry Hill to learn more about the 2015 Ford Mustang.
Last updated 11 days ago
Now that Ford has unveiled its 2015 Ford Expedition, all chatter focuses on its new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which is the first V6 ever offered in the full-size SUV. In a recent press release, Ford acclaimed that the 2015 Expedition will be the most powerful and fuel-efficient version in the SUVs history. The 2015 Ford Expedition also boasts a long list of changes in comparison to last year's model, including updated exterior and interior styling and a new, more efficient power plant.
Powerful 3.5-Liter Turbocharged V6 Engine
Ford replaced last year's 5.4-liter V8 in favor of a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. This economically sound equipment has taken the full-size SUV world by storm. While specifics haven't been confirmed, the engine will likely produce around 365 horsepower and 420lb-ft of torque. These figures outmaneuver last year's V8 numbers by about 55hp and 55lb-ft. In addition, the 3.5 EcoBoost V6 specs deliver 365 horsepower; 420 lbs.-ft. of best-in class standard torque, an advanced direct injection system that helps maximize power drawn from every drop of fuel in the vehicle; and air-to-air intercooled turbochargers providing a surge of instantaneous on-demand power. The V6 engine replacement definitely doesn’t disappoint in power and agility but alternatively, helps to expand on the sleek new design of the 2015 Ford Expedition.
Upgraded Interior and Exterior Designs
Beyond its new, more functional engine, Ford also redesigned its exterior design. The SUV features an innovated and improved look that includes an all aluminum exterior with a completely new front end, new wheels and an updated rear end with a horizontal crossbar positioned on the tailgate. Taking the ideals of luxury to a new level, the new Expedition features 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, chrome, power-adjustable/folding outside mirrors with signal, heat, memory and driver-side auto-dim features, polished stainless power-deployable running boards, unique satin aluminum trim, luxury leather-trimmed seats, distinctive interior leather and wood grain trim accents, power moon roof, audio systems designed by Sony®, and navigation systems with HD™ radio technology. Each upgrade is in and of itself an elevated standard of comfort, efficiency and luxury that is not surpassed by many.
Other Optional Upgrades And Features
In addition to the upgrades under the hood, along the exterior and within its interior, Ford Motor Company also added additional features to maximize the customer experience. The 2015 Expedition is the first Ford model to offer Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) in some of its models. CCD is a system where electronic sensors continuously monitor suspension, steering, braking and body motions and make adjustments to help provide the desired performance. The system comes in three driver-activated modes: normal, comfort and sport. The 2015 Expedition also offers SYNC® with MyFord Touch®, which is voice-activated technology with customizable interactive screens that help you stay connected to your world while you keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Everything from hands-free calling to surfing your music collection becomes hassle free with the SYNC system.
Consumers will be impressed with the functionality, elegance, and precision of the all new, 2015 Ford Expedition.
Call us at 856-428-4000 or stop by Winner Ford in Cherry Hill to learn more about the 2015 Ford Expedition.
Last updated 21 days ago
As we eagerly anticipate Ford Motor's 2015 Ford F-150 launch, die hard truckers are curious about the new, lightweight all aluminum body. The new all aluminum body style eliminates up to 700 pounds of weight. The decrease in density eases up on the engines necessity to overwork itself to power up this dynamo of a vehicle leading to better fuel efficiency.
According to the Aluminum Association's Aluminum Transportation Group, aluminum use is at an all-time-high. Aluminum is the second highest material used in the production of cars and trucks. Aluminum is high-strength, low weight providing consumers and automakers economical, durable, high performing and safe vehicles. Because of its light weight and density, vehicles manufactured with aluminum opposed to steel materials produce fewer emissions and use less fuel or battery power to operate. This new level of operation efficiency has supported automakers in meeting the hefty criteria of new federal regulations. The benefits of this new build are sure to appeal to even the most skeptical consumer.
Efficiency: Aluminum designs are not only lightweight, but they are sturdy and recyclable.
Durability: The durability of aluminum built vehicles has been tested by the U.S. military in tactical trucks and vehicles. Aluminum is also rust resistant which adds to prolonged ownership of an automobile.
Safety: Tests have proven that aluminum is highly crash absorbent. Designed to fold during a crash, aluminum allows a vehicle to absorb much of the crash energy.
Cost-Effectiveness: Aluminum helps drive down costs through weight reduction, fuel savings, structural performance and design flexibility.
High-Performance: For faster acceleration, shorter braking and better handling, it's no coincidence that leading high-performance cars are all-aluminum.
In addition to its efficient build, the other specs and features of the 2015 Ford F-150’s are not to be overlooked. With seating for 6, and plenty of cargo space, this truck fits every need. The 2.7L EcoBoost engine joins a comprehensive lineup of choices with 325 horsepower, 375 pounds per foot of torque, max payload of 2,250 pounds and 8,500-lb. max towing.
The 2015 F-150 comes with an optional moon roof that extends over the rear seats. The front panel slides open or tilts up at the touch of a button on the overhead console. The 360° four-camera system gives the driver a clear view of all four sides of the truck. Segment-first LED spotlights in the mirrors let you illuminate the task at hand from just about any angle long after the sun has set. The 8-inch productivity screen is larger and more convenient with tabs that make navigation between screens easy. It’s command central for your truck, right in front of you. The ability to check trip mileage and fuel usage and recent fuel economy allows you to check current engine performance. The under seat storage provides extra space. The larger side of the 60/40 rear seat unfolds to reveal a pullout bin beneath the middle front seat which is very convenient for road trips and car pools.
All in all, the 2015 F-150 will revolutionize the traditional ideal of the everyday truck.
Call us at 856-428-4000 or stop by Winner Ford in Cherry Hill to learn more about the 2015 F-150, and check out the current specials on the 2014 F-150 as well.
Last updated 26 days ago
The cost-effective and environmentally friendly Ford EcoBoost engine debuted in 2010. This family of turbocharged, direct injected, gasoline engines was produced by the Ford Motor Company and co-developed by FEV Engineering. Since then, Ford Motor Company has tweaked, improved and optimized this technology to achieve approximately 20% better fuel efficiency and 15% reduced greenhouse emissions than larger engine types that deliver the same power but require more fuel and emit additional toxins into the environment. In contrast to the power output and fuel efficiency of hybrid and diesel technologies, the EcoBoost engine is an affordable and versatile alternative.
The predicted success of the EcoBoost engines was similar to that of the VTEC engine for Honda in the 1990’s. Although it was a drastic change for an automotive industry leader known for its powerful V8 engines and sturdy façade, Ford executives knew they were making the right decision. The beauty of the EcoBoost engine is in the design and in its production. Where hybrids are environmentally friendly, it costs more to manufacture and produce these environmentally friendly vehicles. However, the EcoBoost engines cost far less to manufacture and the end product is the lean mean powerhouse of sophisticated performance we are used to.
EcoBoost complements Ford’s line of trucks and vehicles as engines that are worthy of pulling large loads up steep hills. On the other hand, these agile engines also work well for those looking to stomp on the gas pedal! The EcoBoost engines turbo up instantly with powerful torque and a controlled acceleration; all while conveying its unrivaled towing capacity.
Because the United States Congress recently passed laws that call for automakers to begin to produce vehicles with substantially greater fuel efficiency every year, the EcoBoost engines surpassed all requirements on fuel efficiency. However, when Ford set out to improve the fuel economy of their cars and trucks, they did not want to compromise power and speed. Ford knew their customers would want to have their cake and eat it too! The most effective solution was to combine turbo speed, direct injection and variable camshafts to create an engine that is economical to manufacture and resell, small in stature but strong in performance and true to the Ford standard.
So the question becomes; is EcoBoost worth serious contemplation? By 2015, virtually all Ford models will offer an EcoBoost variant. Most of the ford models will only offer the EcoBoost system at the very top end of their model line. For example, The Ford F-150 uses EcoBoost to replace its high end V8 model. The standard V6 version is still available but the newer technology of the EcoBoost engine is sure to impress.
Regardless of whether EcoBoost is at the top or lower ends of the model lineup spectrum, the technology is sound. It adds power and lifts acceleration without the disadvantage of higher gas expenses and mileage. The EcoBoost engine brings consumers the exciting delivery of a turbocharged engine and we recommend that you try it out and be amazed at its brilliance.
Stop in today to Winner Ford in Cherry Hill, NJ to see and test drive the EcoBoost engine yourself!
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The Ford Flex is an incredibly stylish and versatile member of the Ford lineup. With its unique styling and exceptional capabilities, the Flex may be the vehicle that you have been waiting for. Ford has engineered the Flex with a range of thoughtful features and technology options that will add comfort and convenience to your daily drives. Let’s take a closer look at what the 2014 Ford Flex has to offer you.
The 2014 Ford Flex will stand out from the pack of other SUVs on the road. This unique Ford model has been crafted with bold exterior lines and an eye-catching silhouette. When you choose the appearance package, your Flex will be enhanced with a black painted roof and gorgeous aluminum wheels. If you are shopping for a vehicle that expresses your personal style, the Ford Flex may be the perfect model for you.
The 2014 Ford Flex will provide you and your passengers with exceptional comfort as you are traveling down the road. With its best-in-class-legroom, the Flex offers plenty of space for your passengers in the second and third rows. To enhance the convenience of your drive, the Flex also contains thoughtfully placed storage and cargo areas.
Ford has engineered the Flex with all of the technology that you need to keep in pace with your modern life. From behind the wheel, you will enjoy smart features, such as the SYNC with MyFord Touch infotainment system. Other great options include available all-wheel drive and an optional rear view camera.
To tour the stunning features of the 2014 Ford Flex in person, pay a visit to Winner Ford of Cherry Hill. Our dealership provides South Jersey with a fantastic inventory of new Ford cars, trucks, and fleet vehicles, and our sales team will help you purchase the perfect car for your needs. Call us at (856) 428-4000 to schedule a test drive of a new Ford today.