The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Arrives Next Spring

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

Ford is paving the path toward an all-electric future with one of the most exciting EVs ever built. The all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning takes America’s favorite full-size pickup and makes it a futureproof beast that doesn’t lack the Built Ford Tough® personality.

If you’re hesitant to get on board with electric vehicles, let the F-150 Lightning put your fears to rest. This electric pickup truck is targeting an EPA-estimated range of up to 300 miles with an available extended-range battery.* With quick charging capabilities and a standard 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro, you’ll never have to worry about cutting a road trip short.

But the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning isn’t just a solution to your long-range, zero-emissions driving needs. It’s also the solution for tough jobs, offering a standard 4×4 system powered by a pair of inboard motors. When equipped with an extended-range battery, the F-150 Lightning targets max output of 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. Not only does this power make the F-150 Lightning the quickest yet, it’s also one of the most robust trucks with a targeted max towing up to 10,000 pounds.**

On top of all this, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning brings first-class innovation and comfort, making it one of the hottest things to look forward to next year. If you want to get in on the ground floor, look no further than Packey Webb Ford. You can reserve your 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning today and be one of the first riding boldly into the future when it arrives next spring.

*Excludes Platinum models. Based on full charge. USA EPA-targeted range reflecting current status based on analytical projection consistent with US EPA combined drive cycle. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age, and state of health. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in 2022 calendar year.

**Max towing on Pro, XLT, and LARIAT with available extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories, and number of passengers.

2021 Ford Expedition One of KBB.com’s Best Family Cars

Ford Expedition Makes KBB's List Of Best Family Cars | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

The 2021 Ford Expedition earned a place on KBB.com’s list of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2021. Kelley Blue Book’s experts placed the Expedition among the top for family-friendliness in the full-size SUV segment. That’s not too surprising given this incredible SUV’s accolades.

According to Kelley Blue Book, Ford “really stepped up the full-size SUV game with the latest Expedition.” For this reason, KBB.com has named the Ford Expedition its Full-Size SUV Best Buy Award-winner for three years running. Because of this fact, the 2021 Ford Expedition being named one of the Best Family Cars of 2021 seems like a no-brainer.

One feature that helped the Expedition make this year’s list is the addition of the XL trim to the lineup. This highly demanded two-row version of the Expedition offers a lower starting price and plenty of space for up to five.

Of course, there are plenty of other factors that make the 2021 Ford Expedition one of KBB.com’s Best Family Cars of the year. With ample passenger and cargo space, a high-tech rear-seat entertainment system, standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety technology, and great driving dynamics, the Expedition is just what the doctor ordered if you’re looking for a large SUV for the whole crew.

If you’re looking for a powerful, impressive family SUV, we’ve got the medicine at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois. Stop in and take the new Expedition for a test drive and see why it’s racking up awards for excellence.

All-New Ford Bronco Sport Gets Top Safety Pick+ Award

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

It’s no secret that the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport can conquer treacherous trails and terrain. The rugged crossover comes with standard 4×4 and can be equipped with features like tow hooks and an off-road suspension. As much as its toughness is often highlighted, the SUV has also conquered safety. As such, the Ford Bronco Sport was recently named a Top Safety Pick+ winner by the IIHS.

“As the Bronco of small SUVs, Bronco Sport was engineered to help our customers get out and adventure, both on- and off-road, and to do so safely,” said Ford chief product platform and operations officer Hau Thai-Tang. “This IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating validates that commitment.”

The coveted Top Safety Pick+ designation means the 2021 Bronco Sport scored a rating of “good” in all of the safety organization’s crashworthiness tests. The testing categories include roof strength, head restraints, side, moderate overlap front, driver small overlap front, and passenger-side small overlap front. Not only did the Bronco Sport excel in the crash tests, but it also offers standard LED projector headlights that the IIHS has deemed to offer excellent visibility in almost all scenarios.

If you want to learn more about the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport’s safety features, feel free to contact our team at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, IL.

Follow These 3 Driving Tips to Save Money on Fuel

Tips to Save Money on Fuel | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

Now that more people are planning on going on road trips this summer, our team at Packey Webb Ford thought it’d be a great time to provide our community with some helpful fuel-saving driving tips. Keep these in mind the next time you get behind the wheel to save a few bucks at the gas pump.

1. Remove excess weight

Do you have a trunk full of junk that you’ve been meaning to throw out or donate? That extra weight could be costing you money. The heavier your vehicle is, the harder it has to work — meaning it uses more fuel to get you from Point A to Point B. Unload the trunk to save some money this summer.

2. Avoid idling when possible

Depending on your vehicle’s engine size and how much you use the air conditioner, idling could use up to a quarter or even a half-gallon of fuel per hour. While that may not seem like a lot when you’re just sitting in a parking lot for 5 minutes, it’ll definitely add up in the long run. Do yourself, and the environment, a favor and turn the engine off when you’re not driving.

3. Use cruise control

If you’re headed out on a long trip, it can get tiresome to maintain the same speed the entire journey. In addition, going back and forth on the odometer can cause your engine to work harder and use more fuel. Use cruise control when possible to save a few bucks so you can spend them on a tasty gas station snack or a fun roadside attraction instead.

These are just a few of the ways you can save money while driving in Downers Grove and beyond. Let us know if you’ve got any additional tips!

Best Roads to Drive Your Mustang in Illinois

2021 Ford Mustang | Downers Grove, IL | Packey Webb Ford

Though it is absolutely true that every drive is more exciting in the powerful Ford Mustang, your 4000th commute home in rush hour traffic is not the best use of your pony’s mighty engine. Get your blood pumping when you unleash your Mustang on some of Packey Webb Ford’s favorite fun-to-drive roads in Illinois.

Shawnee Forest Country: This picturesque drive spans over 115 miles through Routes 1, 13, 142, 145, and 146. No matter what season you visit, enjoy gorgeous foliage from Shawnee National Forest and the wind whipping through your hair with the top down in your Mustang convertible.

Great Rivers National Scenic Byway: Considered the single best scenic drive in America, the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway is a can’t-miss stop in your Mustang. The road spans more than 2,000 miles and travels through 10 states, which means you and your Mustang can explore the open road for days.

Illinois Lincoln Highway: Adventurous Mustang drivers will love careening through the curves of the Illinois Lincoln Highway. Named for one of America’s greatest Presidents, travel through this 179-mile stretch of road and pass through many of Illinois’ most renowned historical sites. Don’t have a Mustang to take on a scenic drive? Call the sales team at Packey Webb Ford to set up your Mustang consultation.

Ford Bronco & Mustang Mach 1 Raise $1.5 Million for Charity at Auction

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois proudly heralds the “Ford” name because of the quality of the brand’s vehicles, the innovation of the brand’s engineers, and the integrity of the brand itself. Ford has demonstrated its benevolence many times over the years, and the manufacturer’s most recent act of generosity is one of its most impressive yet.

Many manufacturers, including Ford, often allow auto enthusiasts the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the first person in the world to own a particular vehicle. Bidders will compete — with their wallets, of course — for the bragging rights of owning the very first production line item of hotly-anticipated nameplates.

In March, Ford held an auction to raffle off the very first 2021 Ford Bronco and Mustang Mach 1 from the factory. The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 earned a cool half million on the auction block, while the Bronco VIN 001 – the first Bronco produced by Ford since the ‘90s – commanded over $1 million.

Though it might seem excessive to pay roughly twenty times more than MSRP, the profits from the Bronco and Mach 1 VIN 001 auctions go to charity. The very first Bronco sold benefits the Bronco Wild Fund for forest conservation, and the Mach 1 proceeds went to JDRF.

Keep your eye on the Packey Webb Ford online inventory to be the first to know when the 2021 Bronco and Mustang Mach 1 roll onto our lot.

Ford EV Investment to Reach $22 Billion by 2025

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

Ford is many things. It’s one of America’s leading automakers. It’s the powerhouse behind the F-series — the bestselling set of pickups in the U.S. for 44 years running. But it’s also a proponent for environmental progress and protection. That’s why the automaker recently announced a massive $22 billion investment into electric vehicles through 2025.

This news follows a 2018 announcement that Ford would spend $11 billion on developing EVs. The most prominent example of that is the first-ever Mustang Mach-E — an all-electric SUV inspired by the iconic pony car and powered entirely by a battery. The fact that Ford has doubled its EV investment within just a few years reflects its confidence in this segment.

While it’s a hybrid instead of a pure EV, the 2021 Ford F-150 and its class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 may be a sign of things to come.* There are rumors that the blue oval will introduce an all-electric F-150 in 2022. Considering the best-in-class combined fuel economy and impressive power offered by the PowerBoost™ engine, it seems safe to assume that whatever the F-150 EV looks like, it’ll have more than enough heft to hold its own against the competition.

While Ford has plenty of exciting innovations waiting just down the road, you can take advantage of its forward-thinking nature today by test driving a new or used model at Packey Webb Ford.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Named Coolest Car Under $30,000

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

As we slowly sneak our way into the future, cars are steadily getting more and more awesome. Nowhere is that concept more evident than with the Ford Bronco Sport, which was recently named the Coolest Car Under $30,000 for 2021 by Kelley Blue Book. If you listen closely, you can hear our lack of surprise.

 The all-new Bronco Sport scored the top spot on KBB’s venerable list thanks to its comfortable interior, family-friendly nature, SUV-based platform, spacious cargo area, and adventure-ready capabilities. As KBB’s Allyson Harwood said, “if you like to camp, bike, hike, or enjoy a day in the countryside, the Bronco Sport is one of the coolest ways to get there.”

In order to claim the top spot, the 2021 Bronco Sport had to trample would-be competitors like the 2021 Jeep® Wrangler, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma, and even sports cars like the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. Naturally, it did so with ease. The 2021 Mustang also made the list, snagging the fourth spot.

If there’s any lingering doubt as to whether Ford produces some of the coolest cars on the road, stop by Packey Webb Ford to experience the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport for yourself.

Ford F-Series is Bestselling Pickup Truck for 44 Years

Ford F-Series | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

Ford has hit a series of new milestones. The brand set another record with the F-Series lineup being the bestselling pickup truck for 44 years in a row. Ford also extended its record as the best-selling brand in America to 11 consecutive years. Ford ended 2020 on a positive note with strong sales results across the lineup, especially for trucks and SUVs. Ford ended 2020 with the introduction of the Bronco Sport and the innovative Mustang Mach-E.

Americans love Ford trucks for their strength, reliability, and impressive features. The Ford F-150 just entered its 14th generation for the 2021 model year. This truck offers best-in-class towing and payload along with innovative available features like the Pro Power Onboard. The 2021 F-150 is also available with a powerful hybrid powertrain. With so many great features, it is no surprise, the F-Series lineup is the best-selling vehicle in the United States.

The most popular Ford SUV is the Ford Explorer. In fact, the Explorer is the best-selling midsize SUV in the country. In 2020, it had an impressive sales gain of 20.9 percent. The 2020 Explorer is an all-new model that returned to its original rear-wheel-drive layout. It also comes with a spacious interior for both passengers and cargo.

We probably don’t have to tell you why the Ford F-Series is the bestselling pickup truck of the last 44 years. Still, the latest Ford F-150 is better than ever, and worth a new look. Check it out at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois!

3 Tips to Get Your Car Road Trip Ready

3 Tips to Get Your Car Road Trip Ready | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

If you are your family are itching to get out of town, taking a road trip is a great idea. Road trips are an easy way to build great memories with your kids. Before you head out on your next adventure, make sure your car is ready for the journey. Here are a few tips to help you get your car road trip ready so you can enjoy your trip with peace of mind.

Check the battery

You do not want to end up with a dead battery while travelling. You can quickly get your battery tested as most auto parts stores and repair shops. If your battery power is low, consider replacing it before you leave.

Change the oil

If your car is near its next oil change interval, go ahead and schedule an appointment early. It is better to head out and explore with fresh oil than to need an oil change in the middle of your adventure.

Inspect your tires

Your tires are going to do a lot of work driving from Downers Grove, Illinois to your exciting destination. Make sure they have enough life left in them. Have a mechanic check the tread depth and make sure your tires are aligned. If it is time, get your tires rotated, too.

If you’re still not sure whether your car is road trip ready, schedule a service appointment at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois. Our expertly trained staff will ensure your car is ready for any road trip.