2022 Ford Explorer Updates Include New ST-Line Trim

2022 Ford Explorer Updates | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

The 2022 Ford Explorer is receiving some updates for the new model year that elevate its performance with a heightened touch of athletic styling. As a great family SUV that is fun to drive and offers many premium amenities, the 2022 Ford Explorer turns up the dial for on-road performance and hot style with new updates. The expanded 2022 Ford Explorer ST lineup now includes a new Explorer ST rear-wheel-drive model and new Explorer ST-Line series.

As America’s all-time bestselling SUV,[1] the new Ford Explorer delivers just the right amount of thrilling on-road performance that you’re looking for. The 2022 Ford Explorer ST will now come standard with rear-wheel-drive, with the option of Intelligent 4WD. This update gives SUV driving enthusiasts more options to control their on-road performance. The performance SUV’s 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine remains the same, which is a good thing since it delivers an incredible 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque.

Similarly, the 2022 Explorer ST-Line enhances the styling of the SUV without giving you its full power and capability of the ST. This model offers generates 300 horsepower with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® and 10-speed automatic transmission. The Explorer ST-Line is plenty powerful in terms of performance, and it backs it up with an incredibly stylish appearance.

The exterior of the 2022 Explorer ST-Line offers the same features as a fully equipped Explorer ST, such as a gloss-black EXPLORER hood badging, blacked-out grille, and fascia-integrated dual exhaust tips. When you move inside the performance-inspired Explorer ST-Line, you will find Ebony Black ActiveX-trimmed seats with Miko® inserts, heated sport-style steering wheel and first-row seats, and red accent stitching throughout the cabin.

If you’re looking to upgrade your ride this year, check out the new and updated 2022 Ford Explorer at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois. At Packey Webb Ford, we know It Takes a Family to Serve a Family, and we’ve lived by that idea since 1962.

[1] Based on IHS Markit, 1946-Current U.S. Total New Cumulative Registrations, for all vehicles identified as SUVs.

2022 Ford Ranger Adds Awesome Splash™ Package

Ford Ranger Splash Package | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

Enjoy a throwback to the ’90s with the return of the Splash! The 2022 Ford Ranger Splash Package is familiar yet new, coming back with a modern twist of the classic appearance package that stole our hearts in the 1990s. You can customize your 2022 Ford Ranger with one of two Ranger Splash styles: the Splash Package or Splash Limited Edition.

The Splash Package gives you exclusive personalization of your 2022 Ford Ranger truck. The Splash Package, which is available all model year, adds body-side orange and black graphics to your 2022 Ranger, along with special 18-inch 12-spoke wheels finished in matte black. From orange grille nostrils to gloss black accents on the grille and bumpers, the Ranger Splash gives your Ford truck a distinctive look.

It also offers a fun feel inside the 2022 Ranger, with special interior features such as exclusive seats with orange contrast stitching and unique carbon grain with tuxedo stripes and orange contrast stitching on the steering wheel, gear shifter, and parking brake boot. You can even combine the Splash Package with the FX2 or FX4 package for heightened off-road capabilities to match the stylish appearance.

The Splash Limited Edition trucks are a special series of one-time-only hues released every few months. With only a couple hundred models available for each offering, you have to be quick in order to get one of these unique 2022 Ford Ranger trucks. The Splash – Snow Edition will kick off the first batch of Splash Limited Editions and feature 18-inch matte black wheels and refreshing combinations of exterior and interior finishes and content.

The 2022 Ford Ranger Splash will be available at Packey Webb Ford toward the end of the year. Contact our sales team to learn more and get ready to wow in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Named Year’s Top EV by Car and Driver

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

As a stylish, fun-to-drive, and confidence-inspiring electric vehicle, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E blows away the competition. The latest proof? A No. 1 finish for the Mustang Mach-E in the Car and Driver Electric Vehicle of the Year competition.

After weeks of tough real-world testing, Car and Driver had nothing but raves for the Mustang Mach-E. 

“We felt that if a carmaker was looking to convert people from EV skeptics to EV evangelists, there’s not a better vehicle out there than the Mustang Mach-E,” said Sharon Carty, the editor-in-chief of Car and Driver. “It’s a familiar shape and size of crossover. It’s in the sweet spot of what Americans love. It’s beautiful. It’s a design that gets noticed. It has a range and charging speed that is very competitive.”

The Mustang Mach-E is an incredibly enjoyable vehicle to drive. The entry-level Select model delivers 266 horsepower, up to 428 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds for eAWD models.* It handles like a dream, too, and provides up to 230 miles of range. California Route 1, Premium, and GT models come with even more range and power.**

Inside, the Mustang Mach-E gives you tons of space for passengers and cargo, a standard 15.5-inch touch screen with SYNC® 4A infotainment, and comfortable seats trimmed in Black Onyx ActiveX™.

There’s so much more to know about the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, and we can’t wait to show this award-winning EV to you here at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois.

*Ford test data based on typical industry methodology using 1-ft. rollout. Your results may vary.

**Based on full charge.  Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

New 2022 Maverick Brings Standard Hybrid Power and More to Packey Webb Ford

2022 Ford Maverick | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

The all-new 2022 Ford Maverick is here, and it’s ready to change the game. This compact truck is capable, practical, and comfortable — and it’s the only pickup in America that comes with a standard hybrid powertrain.

That powertrain, a 2.5-liter FHEV, gives you 191 horsepower, 2,000 pounds of towing capability, and a targeted EPA-estimated 40 city mpg.* Want more power and an AWD option? There’s a 2.0-liter EcoBoost® option that puts out 250 horsepower and provides up to 4,000 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped. In both cases, you’ll get lifetime powertrain warranty coverage from Packey Webb Ford!

Whether you want to work or play, the Maverick is a super-versatile truck both inside and out. You’ll get standard features like a multi-position tailgate, customizable FLEXBED® system with six-tie downs, and rear under-seat storage compartments. The cab offers roomy seating for up to five people.

The Maverick also helps you stay protected and connected with its standard advanced technologies. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking helps you avoid crashes or withstand them more safely. Meanwhile, you’ll stay informed and entertained thanks to the Maverick’s 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, and FordPass™ Connect Wi-Fi® hotspot for up to 10 devices.

It Takes a Family to Serve a Family, and that’s exactly what we’ll do for you here at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois — where we’ve been family-owned since 1962. Ready to start your 2022 Maverick journey with us? You can start by reserving it on our website.

*2.5L hybrid powertrain. Actual mileage will vary. Final EPA estimated ratings available later in the 2021 calendar year.

Check Out the Range on the Mustang Mach-E GT

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

The Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition prove that you don’t have to sacrifice range for a dynamic, all-electric driving experience. For instance, the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition delivers 480 horsepower, 634 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds — all while carrying you an EPA-estimated 260 miles* on a full charge. The Mustang Mach-E GT is similarly impressive, netting an EPA-estimated range of 270 miles.*

Even though the first Mustang Mach-E GT models haven’t hit dealer lots, the new EV is already a hit with drivers, according to Darren Palmer, the global director of battery electric vehicles at Ford Motor Company. “More than half of our orders for the Mustang Mach-E GT have been for the Performance Edition, and I’m particularly pleased that we have had orders from every state across the U.S,” he stated.

In addition to its impressive range, the Mustang Mach-E GT boasts plenty of high-tech comforts and conveniences. It comes equipped with a standard wireless charging pad, a 15.5-inch touch-screen display, and the advanced new SYNC® 4A infotainment system with Enhanced Voice Recognition and Connected Navigation.

You can order your very own Mustang Mach-E GT at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois. Deliveries will kick off this fall.

*Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

Ford Created 2,700 American Jobs for the New Bronco

Ford Bronco Factory Creates American Jobs | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

After 25 years out of production, the legendary Ford Bronco has finally returned. And to help bring this Built Wild icon back life, Ford invested $750 million in its Michigan Assembly Plant and created 2,700 jobs for Americans.

The first Bronco models were built at this very same plant back in 1965. The Michigan Assembly Plant was the official home of the Bronco for five generations, until the model went out of production on June 12, 1996. Over its 31-year legacy as one of America’s top off-road vehicles, the automaker built over 1.1 million Broncos. Nowadays, the sixth-generation 2021 Ford Bronco is rolling off the assembly line at the Michigan Assembly Plant.

“We have the most skilled workforce in America working in a plant that’s state-of-the-art,” stated John Savona, Ford vice president of manufacturing and labor affairs “It’s an unbeatable combination designed to deliver our customers a high-quality, ready-for-anything, all-new Bronco.”

But the brand-new Bronco’s journey doesn’t stop there. Custom features are added at the Modification Center, a 1.7-million-square-foot facility located right next door to the Michigan Assembly Plant. Here, expert technicians can customize your Bronco with over 200 factory-backed accessories, including roof racks, safari bars, and exterior graphic accents.

Ready to start your journey with a new Ford Bronco? Come get yours at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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!