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How many miles per gallon does the 2017 Ford F-150 get?

Friday, October 7th, 2016
2017 F-150 Towing a Boat

2017 Ford F 150 EcoBoost Fuel Economy

The 2017 Ford F-150 offers major upgrades in all areas, including one area that is consistently important to truck fans—fuel economy. Thanks for the 2017 F-150’s new powertrain system, the truck offers improvements in all three EPA fuel economy label estimates (city, highway, and combined ratings) by 1 MPG over the 2016 model. Continue reading for more information about the 2017 Ford F 150 EcoBoost fuel economy.

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Does the Ford Fiesta come with a manual transmission?

Monday, May 30th, 2016
Does the Ford Fiesta come with a manual transmission

If you’re a fan of compact, economical cars, or that just happens to be what fits your current needs and budget, you’ve probably at least considered the Ford Fiesta. Living up to its name, the Fiesta is a truly fun-to-drive car that’s great on gas mileage and pretty easy on the eyes, too! Depending on how much of a driving enthusiast you are, you might even be wondering whether the Ford Fiesta comes with a manual transmission. Not only does it help keep costs down, but some people genuinely enjoy shifting themselves rather than having it happen automatically. If that’s you, you’ll be happy to know that the base 2016 Fiesta does come with a manual transmission! What else is included? We’ll let you know below: (more…)

How far does the Ford Focus go on a single tank of gas?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
How far does the Ford Focus go on a single tank of gas?

If you’ve got your sights set on a compact car like the Ford Focus, it’s a safe bet you’re looking for something with great gas mileage. While Ford models offer a competitive advantage over many others thanks to EcoBoost technology even in larger models, there’s no question that a small car’s going to pack a bigger mpg punch with other factors being equal. Now, if you’re really crunching the numbers to try to determine what you’ll save by switching to a focus, you might be wondering how far the Focus can make it on a tank of gas. The adage “your mileage may vary” comes to mind here thanks to the various factors at play, but we can give you a good approximate idea to get you started. (more…)

More details released about 2015 Ford Edge

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
2015 Ford Edge Sport price and power ratings Grand Junction CO

The 2015 Ford Edge Sport is an exciting new addition to the Ford lineup.

2015 Ford Edge Sport price and power ratings Grand Junction CO

The world of capable, efficient, powerful SUVs seems endless to those who are searching for their new automotive family member. However, we would be bold enough to say that once you check out the 2015 Ford Edge Sport price and power ratings Grand Junction CO, your journey is complete. Ford just released 2015 Ford Edge Sport price and power ratings Grand Junction CO and we’re excited to say that it is one of the most powerful, most efficient Edge models ever.

The 2015 Ford Edge Sport is named the most powerful model with a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine that makes 315 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. (more…)

Check out the latest updates for the 2015 Ford models

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
what to look for in a new car in 2015

The 2015 Ford Fusion is one of the most efficient vehicles of the 2015 lineup.

What to look for in a new car in 2015

Getting a new car in 2015 with your tax return is a great way to get ahead of the curve and put some money down right away so your payments can be less expensive per month, should you choose to finance your vehicle! If you’re leasing a new 2015 vehicle, your payments will likely be a bit lower than they would be if you are financing a vehicle, but you can still save some money by keeping that extra money in savings!

When it comes to getting a new car, though, it’s important to know what to look for in a new car in 2015. There are a lot of fun features and sporty designs that may make it easy to overlook some of the most fundamental assets of a new car in 2015, so we came up with a list of our top four things to look for in a new car in 2015:

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When will we see the Ford GT supercar in Grand Junction CO

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Ford GT supercar release date in Grand Junction CO

The Ford GT supercar is an exciting new vehicle we can’t wait to see in a few years!

Ford GT supercar release date in Grand Junction CO

A lot of automotive news has come from NAIAS 2015 so far, and we’re excited that some of the most exciting pieces have been about Ford vehicles! One of our favorite bits of news was the reveal of the Ford GT supercar. The supercar is exciting because it is part of Ford’s vision moving forward to provide drivers with ample options of high-performance vehicles.

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Make your resolutions work for you

Friday, January 9th, 2015
Car care tips for the new year

Make an appointment for your vehicle’s health today!

Car care tips for the new year

As the new year begins, there are many people who follow the tradition to resolve to change bad habits, start doing things better, or just overall embrace change. We promise ourselves that we are going to try spend more time with family, or that we’re going to be nicer to our neighbors and co-workers.

We convince ourselves that we need start eating healthier and begin working out (and stick with it!) to helps us shed those pounds that we packed on during the holidays. We know we all have good intentions, but we rarely keep up with these resolutions. (more…)

Grand Junction fleet vehicles to use natural gas, save money

Friday, December 12th, 2014
Grand Junction natural gas project for city vehicles

The city of Grand Junction is taking efficiency seriously.

Grand Junction natural gas project for city vehicles

In an unprecedented move on behalf of the city of Grand Junction, the fleet vehicles, such as city busses and government vehicles, will soon be filled with compressed natural gas rather than diesel fuel, which will save the city nearly $100,000 each year.

This is a HUGE deal for the city, as well as the automotive industry in general, and at Western Slope Auto, we’re excited to be part of this great city that is moving forward with attempts to become more environmentally conscious and fuel efficient. Should this Grand Junction natural gas project for city vehicles be successfully implemented, we would bet that vehicle manufacturers will begin taking the use of compressed natural gas a bit more seriously. (more…)

Will Ford F-150 drivers see a hybrid model in the near future?

Friday, December 12th, 2014
hybrid engine 2015 Ford F-150 concept truck near Grand Junction CO

The Ford F-150 may soon be available with a hybrid engine!

Hybrid engine 2015 Ford F-150 concept truck near Grand Junction CO

The 2015 Ford F-150 has already seen significant changes for the new model year to make it one of the most innovative vehicles of the year. But the real question lies in, can Ford really top the 2015 model year F-150? We think so, especially if they make a hybrid engine 2015 Ford F-150 concept truck near Grand Junction CO.

Efficiency is huge here in Grand Junction and we’re definitely all about anything we can do to help the environment. By making the 2015 Ford F-150 700 pounds lighter, it already cuts emissions quite a bit and is much more fuel efficient than prior model years, but by adding a hybrid engine to a Ford F-150 would give the legendary, award-winning light-duty pickup truck the edge it needs to sweep the industry. (more…)

Thinking about getting an EV? Look no further.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Electric vehicles for sale Grand Junction CO

electric vehicles for sale Grand Junction CO

The Ford C-Max is a great example of an electric vehicle.

Saving the environment is all the rage right now, and we’re for one happy this is trend finally catching on. One of the many ways vehicle manufacturers are giving consumers more of what they’re asking for is by providing a larger variety and quantity of electric and hybrid vehicles.

Electric and hybrid vehicles have been around for nearly a decade, but they are just as of late becoming more popular and more affordable for a larger segment of Colorado residents. For that reason, more and more vehicle manufacturers are coming out with hybrid and electric vehicles for sale Grand Junction CO. (more…)

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