The Last of the Great American Cars – Cincinnati, OH
In about a year’s time, if you are looking for Ford cars for sale, you will invariably be looking for used or certified pre-owned models. It is sad to say that Ford, like the other automakers in the US and abroad, is trimming down some of their lines to focus more on SUV and pickup truck development.
After 2019, the Ford Mustang will be the only Ford car still in active production in the North American market. That means that the Ford Fusion, Ford Focus, Ford Taurus and other car models of the past will be shelved. We have seen before that automakers like Ford have no problem resurrecting some of these models. The Ford Taurus has been brought back to life, as has the Ford Fiesta. There is certainly a precedent for this, and not just with Ford.
As it is, the 2019 models are the last we will see of the majority of the Ford line of cars for at least the foreseeable future. And while the future may be bleak for Ford cars, the present is certainly quite promising. Take a look below at a handful of the current Ford models. When you are done, we invite you to come down to Kings Ford in Cincinnati and see these iconic vehicles before it is too late.
2019 Ford Fiesta
The 2019 Ford Fiesta is a rarity in its field, and not just under the hood. It is available as both a sedan or a hatchback, making it highly customizable for varying driving needs. If you are the kind of person that has a lot of random things that need to go everywhere with you, the hatchback has plenty of room for all of your needs. If you prefer the comfort and style of a traditional sedan, the Ford Fiesta can offer that, too.
As far as under the hood goes, the 2019 Ford Fiesta offers two available engines. The base engine is a 1.6 liter inline 4-cylinder that gets a respectable 120 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque. This engine is ideal for a car the size of the Fiesta, as it gives the perfect amount of oomph for the handling the Fiesta has. If you want a little more zip, though, the other available engine is a 1.6 liter inline 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine that gets 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque.
True to its name, the Fiesta offers more of a party than the standard car of its ilk. There are a total of ten exterior color options and seven interior choices. The exterior choices can be your standard white or black, or you can reach deep into the big crayon box and go for Outrageous Green, Orange Spice, Hot Pepper Red, and other eye-catching colors. Whatever your preference, be it classic or progressive, the 2019 Ford Fiesta will undoubtedly fit your personality.
2019 Ford Fusion
The Ford Fusion is the mid-sized member of the Ford car family. This vehicle combines comfort with modern technology and classic style. It has five different trim levels to choose from – the S, the SE, the SEL, the Titanium and the V6 Sport. These trim levels were reconfigured for the 2019 Ford Fusion, to maximize the customization. Each trim level adds more and more features, from technology to infotainment to safety features. In addition to the five trim levels on the 2019 Ford Fusion, there are also hybrid and plug-in versions available. If you are one of the growing numbers of people interested in reducing your carbon footprint and saving money in the long run, these eco-friendly options are a great alternative.
One of the more intriguing features is the SYNC 3 system. This is the infotainment system that has replaced MyFord system from years past. This system links your smartphone to the vehicle’s computer and allows you to access everything on your phone with voice activation. If you want to make a call, you don’t have to pick up your phone. In fact, you don’t even have to look at it. Everything from phone calls to text messages to emails can be accessed with voice activation. It is also compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. So, whichever side of the iPhone/Android debate you fall on, you can instantly and easily access your smartphone with the SYNC 3 system. Depending on which trim level you choose, the Ford SYNC 3 system is available on the 2019 Ford Fusion.
2020 Ford Mustang
It is sometimes hard to put into words what a car like the Ford Mustang brings to the table. That’s because it is impossible to spell the growls and purrs that emanate from the powerful engines. It is also difficult to describe the guttural sounds that gearheads make when they see and hear a shiny new 2020 Ford Mustang.
Not much will change from the 2019 Ford Mustang, but the 2020 model will make a very bold claim. A new High-Performance package will be available, which will feature a 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine. This engine will get up to 330 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful 4-cylinder sports car in American automotive history. This engine makes the 2020 Ford Mustang capable of going from 0-60 in about four and a half seconds and giving it a top speed of 155 miles per hour.
It seems odd that a 4-cylinder engine can bring that kind of muscle to the table, but it does. And it adds an extra selling point to the 2020 Ford Mustang. You can still get the power and performance that the Ford Mustang has been known for more than a half century, all while getting a lighter weight sports car with better gas mileage. If you like the idea of having the best of both worlds, the 2020 Ford Mustang has just the right improvements for you.
In April 2018, Ford had announced that they would be retaining the Ford Focus Active for the US market in all of its hatchback glory. Ford changed their mind later that summer, citing increased tariffs as the reason for not including the Focus Active in the upcoming US lineups. So, at least for now, the Focus Active will be available in Europe and promises to be a leader in an extremely competitive segment.
Which leaves only the Ford Mustang. Given that we Americans are enthralled with the muscle car and its storied past, we don’t see the Ford Mustang going away any time soon. The people agree as the Mustang is the best-selling sports coupe in both the United States and the rest of the world.
To get a look at these Ford cars in person, come on down to Kings Ford in Cincinnati, and soon. We will be happy to show you all around each and everyone, as well as answer any questions you may have. We can walk you through the technology and features, show you the spacious interiors, even pop the hood of the Mustang and take a look at that piece of American engineering brilliance.
Just remember, don’t wait too late. All of Ford’s cars, save the Mustang, are scheduled to be discontinued at the end of 2019. We don’t know if it will be permanent or not, but it is better to be on the safe side.