Top 10 Most Popular Ford Models in BE FORWARD

Ford Motors is an American company that manufactures cars. Ford was incorporated in 1903, and since then has been making cars in various parts of the world and has sold millions of them qualifying it as one of the largest car manufacturers in the world.

We at BE FORWARD have a vast list of used Ford models for sale, in this article, we will focus on 10 of the most popular Ford models that we sell by briefly taking a look at their features.

Ford Escape (SUV)

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The Escape is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by Ford. The Escape was launched in the year 2000 and is still in production with the fourth-generation model released in 2019.

The interior of the Escape is spacious with enough space to accommodate its five passengers comfortably. The seats of the Escape are covered in cloth upholstery as standard, with high-end trims having optional features such as heated front seats, leather upholstery, and a  power-adjustable driver seat.

Standard features of the Escape include a four-speaker stereo system, cruise control, and air conditioning. Optional features include a six-speaker stereo system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, rear park assist, voice-activated navigation, a rearview camera, and the SYNC infotainment system.

The base model (2011) came fitted with a 2.5-liter (Duratec 25) four-cylinder engine that produces 171 hp. The engine transfers power to the wheels via a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
The Limited and XLT models come fitted with a 3.0-liter (Duratec 30) V6 engine that produces 240 hp.

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Ford Explorer (SUV)

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The Ford Explorer is an SUV manufactured by Ford Motors. The Explorer was launched in 1991 and is still in production to date, currently on its sixth generation released in 2019.

The Explorer is a three-row seven-seat SUV. The first and second-row seats of the Explorer provide sufficient legroom and headroom enough for tall occupants to sit comfortably. The third-row seats are suitable for children as they have limited legroom and headroom.
The Explorer’s cabin is handsomely designed with its upper trims benefitting from many quality finishing materials.
Standard features on the Explorer include a 4.2-inch infotainment screen, a CD player, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port. Optional features include an 8-inch touch screen with Ford’s SYNC 3 operating system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, rear-seat DVD screens, navigation system, and satellite radio.

The third-generation Explorer comes with three engine options.

  • The base, Limited, and XLT models are fitted with a 3.5-liter (Duratec) V6 petrol engine that produces 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard on Limited AWD and Optional on XLT models is the turbocharged 2.3-liter (EcoBoost) four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Sport and Platinum models are fitted with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter (EcoBoost) V6 petrol engine that produces 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

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Ford Ranger (Pick-Up)

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The Ford Ranger is a mid-size truck with pick-up abilities manufactured by Ford Motors. The current Ranger T6 was introduced in 2011 and is still in production.

The Ranger is available as a Single-Cab with two doors and two seats, a Super-Cab with two full-size front doors, and two small (suicide) rear doors and four seats, and a Double-Cab with four full-size doors and five seats.
The front seats are comfortable and roomy in all three models, but the double-cab is the most popular especially due to its ability to accommodate extra passengers in the back seat. The rear seats of the Double-Cab have enough room for adults at the rear seats, while the Super-Cab rear seats are a bit cramped.
The Super-Cab has a 6-foot bed while the Double-Cab has a 5-foot bed.

The Ranger is fitted with a turbocharged 2.3-liter (EcoBoost) inline four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Optional engines include a 2.5-liter 177 hp petrol, a turbocharged 2.0-liter 160 hp diesel, a twin-turbo 2.0-liter 235 hp diesel, a turbocharged 2.2-liter 158 hp diesel, and a 3.2-liter inline-5 197 hp diesel.
These engines transfer power to the wheels via a five-speed manual, six-speed manual, six-speed automatic, or ten-speed automatic transmission.

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Ford Kuga (SUV)

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Ford Kuga is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by Ford Motor since 2008. Originally the Kuga was meant for the European market but in 2012 Ford introduced the Kuga in America as Ford Escape.

The first generation Kuga is stylish, while the second generation is bigger and bolder. The front fascia of the second generation Kuga features a simple and bold hexagonal grille which makes the Kuga more visible.
The Kuga is a five-seat car with a cabin designed to make it a practical and comfortable five-seater. The front seat occupants have enough legroom and headroom, while the rear seats have limited legroom and knee room.
The Kuga has a 456-liter boot with seats up, which expands to 1653 liters with the seats folded flat.

The Kuga comes fitted with a choice of several engines as listed below;

  • The turbocharged 1.5-liter (EcoBoost) inline-4 petrol engine produces 160 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque.
  • The turbocharged 2.0-liter (EcoBoost) inline-4 petrol engine produces 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. 
  • The 2.5-liter (Duratec) inline-4 petrol engine produces 164 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque.
  • The turbocharged 2.0-liter (Duratorq) inline-4 diesel engine produces 180 hp and 295 lb-ft.

The engines transfer power to the wheels via a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

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Ford F-150 (Pick-Up)

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The Ford Ranger is a full-size pick-up truck manufactured by Ford Motors since 1948. The F-150 is Ford’s biggest-selling vehicle, with its fourteenth-generation model launched in 2021.

The F-150 Single-Cab model seats three people, while the Super-Cab and the Double-Cab models can accommodate up to five or six people. The F-150 comes with the option of vinyl, cloth, or leather upholstery depending on trim. Other optional features include a heated steering wheel, heated, and cooled front seats, power-adjustable, and massaging.
The front seats of the F-150 are supportive, comfortable, and wide.

The 2015 F-150 comes with an option to choose between new two and two carried over power plants as seen below; 

  • The base model comes fitted with a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine that produces 283 hp.
  • The turbocharged 2.7-liter (EcoBoost) V6 petrol engine produces 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 5.0-liter V8 petrol produces 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
  • The 3.5-liter (EcoBoost) V6 petrol engine produces 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

These engines are mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

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Ford Focus (Hatchback)

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Ford Focus is a compact hatchback manufactured by Ford Motors from 1998 to the present. The fourth-generation Focus was released in 2018.

The Focus is a five-seat car with two rows. The front seats are spacious and comfortable with enough legroom and headroom, while space on the rear seats is limited, so tall passengers will feel squeezed. The Focus cabin is very well designed, and the finishing is done with high-quality materials. Optional features found on higher spec models include heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and leather upholstery.
Standard features in the Focus include Ford’s SYNC infotainment system with a 4.2-inch display, two USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition, and a four-speaker audio system.  High-end models get extra features such as Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, remote start, a 10-speaker premium audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, navigation, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

  • Under the hood, the base Focus comes fitted with a 2.0-liter direct-injected inline-4 engine that produces 160 hp.
  • The high-performance Focus ST comes fitted with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 petrol engine that produces 252 hp and accelerates from 0 – 100 kph in 6.3 seconds.
  • The Focus RS comes fitted with a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-4 petrol engine that produces 350 hp.

These engines are mated to a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, or 6-speed dual-clutch automatic.

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Ford Mustang (Coupe)

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The Ford Mustang is a highly styled sporty coupe (pony car) manufactured by Ford Motors launched in 1964 and still in production. The fifth-generation Mustang was released in 2015.

The sixth-generation Mustang debuted in 2015 with some modernization while maintaining its heritage cues. The Mustang is available as a convertible or a fastback.
The Mustang is a four-seater, with two seats in front and two at the rear. The front seats are supportive and comfortable with enough head- and legroom. The rear seats have limited space, they are suitable for kids. In general, the Mustang has a handsomely designed cabin finished with quality material.

Standard features of the Mustang include an AM/FM radio, a 4.2-inch display screen, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, a rearview camera, and a CD player. The Premium models come with Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, and satellite radio.

The Mustang comes fitted with one of these four engine options: 

  • A 3.7-liter V6 with 300 hp 
  • A turbocharged 2.3-liter (EcoBoost) inline-4 with 310 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. 
  • The GT with a 5.0-liter V8 with 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, 0-100 kph in 4.5 sec. 
  • The high-performance Shelby GT350 with a 5.2-liter V8 with 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. 

These engines are mated with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.

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Ford S-Max (Wagon)

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The Ford S-Max is a mid-size multipurpose vehicle (MPV) manufactured by Ford Motors. The production of the S-Max is currently in its second generation that commenced in 2015.
The S-Max is available in three trim levels. The base Zetec trim, the mid-range Titanium, and the high-end Vignale.

The S-Max is a seven-seat MPV with a spacious and practical cabin. The seats are comfortable, supportive with enough leg-, head-, and foot room.
Features on the base Zetec trim include Sync3 infotainment with an 8-inch touchscreen, a DAB radio, sports seats, parking sensors, and 17-inch alloys rims.
The Titanium trim features a sat-nav system, traffic sign recognition, automatic lights and wipers, and cruise control, while the Sport model adds a rear spoiler, sportier body kit, and sports suspension.
The high-end Vignale trim features leather upholstery, electric seat adjustment, rear-view camera, acoustic glass, Sony’s infotainment stereo system, and 18-inch bespoke alloys.

The S-Max comes with a choice of three engines to choose from:

  • A turbocharged 1.5-liter (EcoBoost) inline-4 petrol with 181 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque.
  • A turbocharged 2.0-liter (EcoBoost) inline-4 petrol with 200 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque.
  • A turbocharged 2.0-liter (Duratoq) inline-4 diesel with 128 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque.

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Ford Explorer Sport Trac (Pick-Up)

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The Ford Sport Trac is a mid-size pick-up truck manufactured by Ford Motors. The Sport Trac was produced from 2000 to 2010.

The Sport Trac looks like a Ford Explorer SUV cut at the rear to create a pickup truck. And that is almost the case only that the Sport Trac is 17 inches longer. The Sport Trac is a five-passenger truck with a 4.5-foot cargo bed made of dent- and rust-proof plastic.
Standard features of the Sport Trac include satellite radio, a stereo with a CD player, and an auxiliary input jack. Optional features include heated front seats, leather seats, navigation, dual-zone climate control, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a power sunroof.

The base 2008 Sport Trac is fitted with a 4.0-liter (Cologne) V6 with 210 hp, while an optional 4.6-liter (Modular) V8 with 292 hp is also available.
These engines are mated with a five-speed or six-speed automatic transmission with the option of two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

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Ford Fiesta (Hatchback)

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The Ford Fiesta is a hatchback manufactured by Ford Motors from 1976 to the present.
The Fiesta is available as a 3-door or 5-door and in four trims, the S, SE, Titanium, and ST.

The Fiesta is a five-passenger car with the best seats upfront. There is enough leg- and headroom at the front, while at the rear space is so limited.
The steering is impressive and handling great, the Fiesta is indeed fun-to-drive.
The Fiesta, depending on trim, comes fitted with SYNC or SYNC 3 infotainment systems. The SYNC 3 system comes with a touch screen and enhanced smartphone integration via ApplePlay or Android Auto, an extra USB port, and Siri Eyes Free, while the SYNC system features Bluetooth connectivity, USB connections, and a voice command system for compatible devices.

 Under the hood the Fiesta comes with a choice of three engines to choose from;

  • The turbocharged 1.0-liter (EcoBoost) inline-3 petrol engine with 120 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 1.1-liter (Duratec) inline-3 petrol engine with 84 hp and 81 lb-ft of torque.
  • The turbocharged 1.5-liter (EcoBoost) inline-3 petrol engine with 200 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque.

These engines are mated to a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, and 6-speed automatic transmission.

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Conclusion

We have taken a look at 10 Ford models, and we can all agree these are all great cars, with great engines, and features. Ford has a reputation for making incredible cars and that can be witnessed in the models we have reviewed. Please visit BE FORWARD to find your Ford from our extensive list.

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Written by: Samuel H. Mponezya

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