3 Winter-Friendly Ford Models for Your Next Road Trip

Winter Friendly Ford Models | Courtesy Ford | Sauk City, WI

Winter is a brutal time to be on the road, especially when the snow hits hard in Sauk City. Luckily, there are several winter-friendly Ford models that will help you navigate through the cold weather safely.

Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is America’s best-selling vehicle for a reason. This pickup’s strong frame and aggressive 4×4 drivetrain make trekking through the snow and ice easier. The interior is dressed for the cold with available heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control. You can also opt for heated exterior mirrors to prevent ice and snow buildup that impedes your vision.

Ford Fusion

Agile and ready for the winter weather, the Ford Fusion is one of the only midsize sedans available with all-wheel drive. Having all-wheel drive makes all the difference when you hit a patch of ice, an all-too-common occurrence in Sauk City. The SE trim was named one of U.S. News & World Report’s 10 Best Cars for Winter Driving thanks to its AWD drivetrain, heated front seats, and heated steering wheel.

Ford Escape

As a strong SUV in the Ford lineup, the Escape makes a great winter vehicle. Its available 19-inch wheels give you added ground clearance to maneuver through accumulated snow. The Ford Escape also comes with AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ to help give you added control and slow the vehicle down in icy road conditions.

Take any of these winter-friendly Ford vehicles on a test drive when you stop by Courtesy Ford in Sauk City, Wisconsin.

New Ford Vehicles Will Feature 5G Technology by 2022

New Ford Vehicles | Sauk City, WI

New Ford vehicles bring more innovative technologies to the road than any other competitor. Ford Motor Company recently announced an ambitious plan: bring 5G technology to every new Ford vehicle by 2022. The cellular technology will allow the vehicle to communicate with infrastructure, businesses, other vehicles, and more.

Ford’s cellular vehicle-to-everything connection, called C-V2X, will play a major role in how self-driving vehicles operate. With autonomous vehicles expected to take the roads by storm within the next decade, Ford is looking to remain on the cutting edge of technology.

5G connectivity could help drivers with day-to-day activities, such as navigating four-way stops. Traffic lights could be equipped with technology that warns vehicles when the signal is about to change. Road signs could inform vehicles and drivers of upcoming construction zones. If everything goes wrong and a properly equipped vehicle is involved in an accident, it could alert oncoming vehicles.

“C-V2X could complement these systems in ways similar to how our sense of hearing complements our vision to improve our ability to operate in a complex world,” wrote Don Butler, executive director of Ford’s connected vehicle platform.

Ford won’t be alone in bringing the future of the road to light. The automaker will work with governments and industry experts to create an environment that can support new Ford vehicles equipped with 5G technology. We look forward to having these advanced trucks and SUVs at Courtesy Ford.

4 Things to Love About the 2018 Ford Escape

The 2018 Ford Escape is available now at Courtesy Ford of Sauk City—and there’s a whole lot to love about the new SUV. But what are some of our favorite features? We asked the staff here and compiled their favorite things to love about the 2018 Ford Escape.

  • Cargo Capacity: Gets up to 68 cubic feet of cargo space when you fold down both rear seat backs.
  • Intelligent 4WD: Relies on a system that monitors road conditions and your traction every 16 milliseconds and then transfers torque where it’s needed most.
  • SE Sport Appearance Package: This special package for the new Escape sits the SUV on 19-inch Ebony Black premium-panted aluminum wheels and adds features such as unique black front fender grilles, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob, halogen projector headlamps with black bezels and signature lighting, and sporty V-shaped partial leather-trimmed seats.
  • SYNC® 3: You can stay connected with the infotainment system to rule them all—complete with Wi-Fi® hotspot connectivity. Enjoy features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and available navigation.

Want to learn more about the new 2018 Ford Escape with ample cargo room, 4WD, a sporty appearance package, and its innovative infotainment technology? Visit Courtesy Ford of Sauk City today.Things to love about the 2018 Ford Escape