Why the Ford Focus RS is the Perfect Car for a Ski Trip

2017 Ford Focus RSIf you’re in the market for a small and sporty vehicle that’s adventurous as you are, then you’ve got to take a closer look at the 2017 Ford Focus RS. While it might not seem at first glance like an all-weather vehicle, it’s actually built for performance in even harsh winter conditions. So if you’re looking to get out of Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim and enjoy a winter getaway, this is the perfect vehicle.

Keep reading to learn why the 2017 Ford Focus RS is the perfect car for a ski trip. Then take a closer look at the vehicle in the online inventory at the Norm Reeves Ford Superstore in Cerritos Auto Square.

Built for an Exhilarating Performance

The 2017 Ford Focus RS was designed from the ground up to perform way beyond your expectations. Its 350-horsepower 3.2-liter EcoBoost engine is a thrill to handle. And while it dominates on the road, the Focus RS also handles your weekend adventures like a pro thanks to the Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive system.

With four driving modes to choose from, including Drift and Track, you can choose the driving style that best fits the terrain ahead. That means the 2017 Focus RS is an excellent choice for taking a quick weekend trip to the mountains for a skiing adventure with your friends.

Luxurious Interior Keeps You Comfortable on the Way

2017 Ford Focus RS TechnologyWhether you’re getting away for the weekend or going on a long trip, the interior of the 2017 Ford Focus RS is built for it all. Comfortable finishings and advanced technology will keep you on the right track and feeling cozy for the long haul.

One of the vehicle’s best features is the SYNC 3 infotainment system. Thanks to upgrades, the SYNC system is now super easy to use. And with its quick response time and ample features, it’s one of the most competitive options on the market. The system features enhanced voice recognition, high-speed performance, and a touchscreen with swiping function and is available with navigation. It’s also simple to connect your smartphone and enjoy the full power and that seamless technology integration.

Built to Help You Keep Your Cool in Winter Driving Conditions

Equipped with available 18-inch Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 tires and 18-inch RS Sparkle Silver-painted alloy wheels, you’ll be able to maintain excellent traction both on the well-beaten path and the trails to your local ski resort when driving the 2017 Focus RS. This pairing is designed to ensure that you maintain control of the vehicle.

The Focus RS also features an incredible braking system with advanced cooling technology that ensures that you get the full use of your brakes without wearing out the system unnecessarily. Because of the vehicle’s lower suspension arms, the system uses jet tunnels to guide the cooler air where it’s most needed. And with the Brembo™ disc brakes, you’ll be able to stop on a dime.

Check Out the 2017 Ford Focus RS Today!

The 2017 Ford Focus RS is available right now at the Norm Reeves Ford Superstore in Cerritos Auto Square. Check it out now in our online inventory, then schedule a test drive and experience everything the Focus RS has to offer.

 

Sneak Peek of the 2018 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is a true all-American muscle car that’s revolutionized the class countless times throughout the years. Now, it’s back for 2018, and it’s redefining the modern-day muscle car yet again.2018FordMustang

The 2018 Ford Mustang is set to hit showrooms near Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim this fall. But if you just can’t wait to check out the newest and most advanced Mustang ever, Norm Reeves Ford Superstore Cerritos is here with your exclusive sneak peek of the all-new 2018 Ford Mustang.

Sportier & Sleeker than Ever Before

The 2018 Ford Mustang has been completely redesigned, and it looks more athletic and sportier than ever before. The latest model will feature a lower, remodeled hood and grille for a lean look and enhanced aerodynamics. LED front lights for signature lighting, turn signals, and high and low beams will be available for all 2018 Mustang trims, as well. Not only will these lights ensure optimum visibility, but they’ll also create an eye-catching style that’ll turn heads everywhere it goes.

The rear of the vehicle also receives a few design changes. These include a new bumper, fascia, and available performance spoiler. Best of all, the 2018 Ford Mustang will feature a selection of wheel options, as well as a brand-new exterior color: Orange Fury.

2018 Ford Mustang: Performance Specs

Aside from an all-new look, the most anticipated aspect of the 2018 Ford Mustang is its performance. The latest model will come with the famous 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine. This will generate 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. And, thanks to advanced performance technologies, it’ll also produce incredible fuel economy.

The 2018 Mustang comes with an upgraded 5.0L V8 engine for its GT trims. With more power and higher revs, this engine is set to take Mustang GT performance to new heights. Plus, it’ll include a new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection system to boost fuel efficiency and RPM power.

The standard 6-speed manual transmission as been improved, as well, but the top new performance feature for the Mustang is the 10-speed automatic transmission. It’s designed to deliver higher average acceleration and will improve responsiveness and overall performance. Furthermore, this new transmission offers faster shift times than the previous 6-speed system for smoother and more efficient shifts.

Other performance features for the 2018 Ford Mustang include:

  • New shock absorbers
  • MagneRide™ damper technology
  • Electronic control system with drive modes
  • Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles

The Most Advanced Mustang Yet

With tons of innovative features and technologies, it’s clear that the 2018 Ford Mustang will be the most advanced model year yet. In addition to a number of amenities included last year, the latest version of this muscle car will include a brand-new 12-inch all-digital LCD dashboard display, and SYNC® Connect with FordPass™ for convenience.

Mustang MyMode will also be available. This cutting-edge technology system allows you to save your favorite performance settings, so you’ll get the perfect driving experience every time you take your car out for a spin.

To top it off, the 2018 Ford Mustang will now offer even more driver technologies for added peace of mind. Some of these features include:

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  • Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Distance Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Alert System

Want to Learn More?

The 2018 Ford Mustang is slated to be the most powerful and most advanced model to date. It won’t be released until fall of this year, but if you want to get a better idea of what it’ll have to offer before you schedule your test drive, just give us a call. We here at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore Cerritos will be more than happy to help you and all drivers throughout Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim learn all there is to know about the 2018 Ford Mustang.

Best Ford Models for Families

Ford knows a thing or two about making family-friendly cars. They make each model with your safety in mind, so you can trust that they’ll keep even your most protected cargo safe and secure. But which Ford is the best family car?2017 Ford Fusion

The truth is, all Fords make amazing family cars. The best one will depend on your specific needs. So, to help you narrow down your options and make your car buying decision a little easier, Norm Reeves Ford Superstore Cerritos is here with our list of the best Ford models for families in Cerritos, Anaheim, and Long Beach.

For the On-the-Go Family: Ford Fusion

If you want a car that can handle your daily commutes, running errands, and getting the kids to school, choose the Ford Fusion.

Designed for the on-the-go family, the Fusion is one of the most versatile sedans in the entire lineup. Its spacious and luxurious interior keeps everyone on board comfortable, so you’ll never hear your kids complaining about feeling cramped in the back seats.

Once you drop them off at school, you can relish in the Fusion’s quiet interior as you drive into the office. Want to make your ride a little more enjoyable? This sedan comes with an advanced infotainment system that gives you access to a number of music options and entertainment features.

To top it off, the Ford Fusion is known for its incredible fuel economy. So, you can take a quick drive around town, pick up your kids, and get home without worrying about your gas tank. And if you need something even more efficient, the Fusion offers a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid model.

For the Extended Family: Ford Explorer

When you need to haul around your kids, plus a few extended family members (or, if your family is just that big), the Ford Explorer is your best bet.

The Explorer is big, to say the least, and we’re not just talking about its exterior. The SUV offers third-row available seating and has more than enough room to fit up to seven passengers. Basically, the Explorer will have no problem fitting you, your kids, Aunt Helen, Uncle Bob, and even Grandpa Ed inside.

Of course, there’s more to this SUV than just a spacious interior. With a strong powertrain and advanced performance features, the Explorer is capable enough to handle all types of terrain, too. Pair that with its impressive cargo capacity, and the SUV also becomes the ultimate family camping car.

For the Family That Needs a Bit of Both: Ford Escape

If you need something with the efficiency of the Fusion and the capabilities of the Explorer, consider the Ford Escape for your next family car.

It’s incredibly efficient, but it’s powerful enough to get through any type of road or weather condition that may come your way. Plus, it has enough room for up to five people and a decent amount of cargo, so it’s a great car for a quick family road trip.2017 Ford Fusion Interior

And like all the family-friendly Ford models, the Escape is equipped with a number of features and technologies. This includes an innovative infotainment system for entertainment and a wide array of driver-assist amenities for safety and peace of mind.

Schedule a Test Drive Today

When it comes to family-friendly cars, a Ford is a great choice. The models above, as well as all the other vehicles in the lineup, are dependable, versatile, and well-equipped. Overall, they’re excellent vehicles for families all over Cerritos, Anaheim, and Long Beach.

To experience the Fusion, Explorer, and Escape for yourself, schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore Cerritos.

 

2017 Ford Explorer Family Vehicle

2017-ford-explorerThe 2017 Ford Explorer at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore has all the makings of the perfect family SUV for everyone in Cerritos, Anaheim, and Long Beach, but so do many other vehicles on the market. So why should you choose the 2017 Ford Explorer as your next family SUV? Let us show you:

It Has Enough Space for the Family

The Ford Explorer has always been a sizeable SUV with the interior space your family needs for road trips and other long excursions, and its 2017 model is no different. This year’s Explorer has 151.5 cubic feet of passenger space and three rows of seating. Overall, there’s enough room to fit seven people inside.

Plus all seven passengers can sit comfortably thanks to the Explorer’s ample legroom in all three rows. Those in the front seats will have 42.9 inches of legroom. Passengers in the middle row of seats will have 39.5 inches, and those in the back seats will have 33.3 inches.

It Features a Roomy Cargo Area

The passenger area isn’t the only thing that’s spacious in the 2017 Ford Explorer. There’s also more than enough room in the cargo area to fit luggage, shopping bags, sporting equipment, and everything else you and your family need for the road ahead.

Behind the third row of seats, there’s 21 cubic feet of cargo space. Behind the middle seats, you’ll be able to use up to 43.9 cubic feet of cargo space. And behind the first row of seats, there’s a maximum of 81.7 cubic feet of cargo room.

It’s Capable and Efficient

In terms of performance, the 2017 Ford Explorer can just about do it all. It offers three powerful engine options as well as an optional towing package to help it achieve a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

The Explorer is also capable enough to take on various types of terrain thanks to its available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™. This lets you select four modes that adjust the SUV’s performance so it can trek through sand, snow, mud, grass, and other terrain with ease.

Best of all, the 2017 Explorer can give you amazing towing and all-weather capabilities without sacrificing fuel economy. This SUV gets up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway.

It Has a Ton of Features and Tech Options

2017-ford-explorer-technologyFor your comfort and convenience, the 2017 Ford Explorer offers the following features and technologies.

  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heated second row seat
  • Hands-free foot-activated liftgate
  • Power-adjustable seats with lumbar support

On top of that, the Explorer features the available SYNC® 3 infotainment system. This comes with an optional navigation system as well as a series of mobile apps to help you get to where you need to go, listen to the music, and much more so everyone on board is content and entertained, especially during long car rides.

It’s a Dependable and Safe SUV

Most importantly, the 2017 Ford Explorer keeps your family well-protected from the unexpected. Its sturdy frame and durable body keeps your family safe and has helped the SUV earn a 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

On top of that, these available driver-assist technologies can help you to avoid an accident to better ensure your peace of mind:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Information System®
  • Cross-traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System

Choose the 2017 Ford Explorer for Your Family

With ample interior space, dependable safety, impressive capabilities, and more than enough features and technologies, the 2017 Ford Explorer is the perfect family car.

So choose the 2017 Ford Explorer as your next family SUV. It’s now available at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore. Schedule your test drive today!

2013 Ford Focus to Emphasize the Right Things

The things that you do in life are not all the kinds of things that are right for you, and it is in the identification of these things that are not right for you as well as identifying the things that are right for you that you can start your life with promise. But most people are not quite aware of what constitutes as the things that can be described as right or appropriate, though starting somewhere is a must. For those who are leaning towards transport, the 2013 Ford Focus can provide some pretty interesting features that can lead you to the right things.

What the path that leads to the right things demands is nothing short of keeping to the course that you have chosen, and to start going down this course through the exterior of the 2013 Ford Focus is appropriate. This is because it is important to start every day with the right mood, and the Focus can certainly provide such a thing through the subtlety of its elegance and the finesse in which it projects its presence.

The 2013 Ford Focus further ups the ante through the features that can be found within the interior since starting with the space, there is much that need not be said. The distribution is certainly appropriate for what you might be aiming for and the design is logical in what it provide in the assistance of driving.

When you use the I-4 engine of the 2013 Ford Focus line of cars, what you get is a heck of a lot more than the measly level of efficiency or control that others can provide. On top of that, there is also the question of power, which is appropriately provided for by this vehicle as far as being a car goes.

Refresh Your Senses with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ

If you can imagine a ride that is built on performance, has suave and creates powerful grace; then behold the 2013 Lincoln MKZ a vehicle all on its own. Built to cover twenty-two miles per gallon city drive or thirty-three miles per gallon highway drive, anyone can admit the 2013 Lincoln MKZ already sparks a buzz compared to its market competitors. Driving on high technology can suit anyone’s fancy with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ with this outstanding tech features like the Active Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Keeping System and its BLIS Cross Traffic Alert, all of which are key ingredients to a more excellent driving condition. Its Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start, THX II Certified Audio System, Inflatable Rear Seat Safety Belts and SYNC with MyLincoln Touch keep the journey up to speed with the world around.

With the 2013 Lincoln MKZ you are assured of driving dynamics that fit to par with the rest of the pack through its drive control that has Electric Power-Assisted Steering and Continuously Controlled Damping. You also have the power to choose with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ through its performance choices like the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive or the Adaptive LED Headlamps with Auto High Beams, all keeping you tuned to any driving condition.

And any vehicle experience is never complete with the vehicle’s stunning design, which you definitely get with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ’s brand new design DNA. With its Open and inviting interiors, six speed SeledtShift Automatic with Push Button Shift, Split-Wing Grille, Retractable Panoramic Roof, everything to appease the senses, and provide the most impeccable line of craftsmanship that can ever be provided in any luxury brand.

2013 Lincoln MKS: A Pretty Stocked Car

Available already this year, the 2013 Lincoln MKS is the company’s entry in the large car category. The MKS is much more improved this year, loaded with advanced interior features and some upgrades in its powertrain. Inside, the 2013 Lincoln MKS definitely is it. Not only are the seats very comfortable, they are heated and ventilated too. This helps when travelling straight for long hours as you won’t feel much road lag. Critics though think the rear seats are a bit cramped with limited headroom. The 2013 Lincoln MKS has plenty of standard interior features: air-conditioning, keyless keypad entry, leather upholstery, tilt-telescoping steering wheel, heated auto-dimming mirrors, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The dashboard has Sync voice control, MyLincoln Touch, a 10-speaker audio system w/CD player, satellite radio, USB/iPod interface, and mobile WiFi.

You can add even more features by getting the optional Premium and Elite packages. With it, you get a heated steering wheel, multi-contour seats, heating on the rear seats, a navigation system, and a 16-speaker premium audio system.

For this year, the 2013 Lincoln MKS has two engine variations. The 3.7L V-6 can generate 300hp, 280 lbs. of torque at an effective fuel rating of 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway. There is also the turbocharged 3.5L V-6 which can generate 355hp, 365 lbs. of torque at an effective fuel rating of 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway.

The MKS packs a lot of power in both engine types, which is quite good especially when travelling on steep highways. However, critics don’t like the fact that the MKS really moves and handles exactly like a large car. As acceleration goes up, particularly in models with the turbocharged 3.5L, steering and handling become cumbersome.

The 2013 Lincoln is priced at $42,800. With all the features it has, the MKS is nice both outside and inside. However, the ride experience is not that nice, and which could really hurt its marketability.

2013 Lincoln MKZ: A Midsized Car Heaped With Features

The 2013 Lincoln MKZ is Lincoln’s entry in the midsized car category. With lots of standard features, the 2013 Lincoln MKZ could be a good choice for those looking for a bigger car. The 2013 Lincoln MKZ has two available powertrains. First is a turbocharged 2.0L engine that produces 240hp, 270 lbs. of torque at a fuel rating of 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway. The second type is a 3.7L V-6 engine that produces 300hp, 277 lbs. of torque at a fuel rating of 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway. Both powertrains come in 6-speed automatic transmission.

Trunk space for the 2013 Lincoln MKZ is at 15.4 ft3. The 2013 Lincoln MKZ accommodates up to four passengers. Critics say there isn’t much room and it feels kind of cramped inside. Taller passengers might find it a bit difficult as there is a bit of a lack in headroom.

The 2013 Lincoln MKZ offers plenty of standard interior features – power locks, windows and mirrors, automatic climate control, heated/powered seats with leather trim, pushbutton/remote start, tilt-telescoping steering wheel w/ multi-function controls, cruise control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The dashboard has an 8” touchscreen display with voice recognition, Sync and MyLincoln Touch, an 11-speaker audio system w/ CD player, auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio and USB/iPod connectivity.

As to safety, the 2013 Lincoln MKZ is right there with the best. It got excellent ratings for frontal/ side impact protection and in the roof strength test. Safety features the 2013 Lincoln MKZ has include front side-impact, front knee and side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, stability/traction control, and Ford MyKey which allows a speed limit/ maximum volume to be set. Additional safety features include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, cross traffic alert, and lane departure/lane keeping system.

The nice number of standard features looks enticing; however the 2013 Lincoln MKZ lacks some essentials. Interior really lacks space, handling isn’t so good, and some commented the electronic features are somewhat confusing.

2013 Ford C-Max Energi Hybrid Plugin is Definitely the Better Deal

In a move to oust the Toyota Prius from its claim as top hybrid car, Ford brings you the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Hybrid Plugin. This hybrid wagon is slated to compete for best hybrid vehicle this year.  The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Hybrid Plugin is a variation of the C Max Hybrid, with some differences. For one, the C-Max Energi has a bigger 7.6 KW lithium ion battery pack. The bigger battery size comes at an expense of reduction in the cargo space.

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Hybrid Plugin has the same powertrain as the C-Max Hybrid, a four cylinder 2.0L with an electric motor plus its bigger lithium-ion battery. While the total power output is 188hp and 129 lbs. of torque, the same with the C-Max, the C-Max Energi is faster. It can go up to 21 miles on its top speed of 85 mph. The C-Max Energi also recharges faster, requiring only 2 ½ hours on a 240V outlet.

The gasoline engine propels the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Hybrid Plugin when its battery stored energy is used up. Its fuel rating is at 44 mpg city/41 mpg highway.

Among the standard interior features included are a power driver seat, heated leather upholstery, push-button start, MyFord Touch, and a 6-speaker audio system. You can upgrade this to a 9-speaker premium audio, and also add a powered lift-gate, HD radio and a navigation system among other extras.

For safety, the 2012013 Ford C-Max Energi Hybrid Plugin has front side/ side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. It has antilock disc brakes, stability/traction control, rear parking sensors, integrated blind spot mirrors, and Ford MyKey for setting a maximum speed/volume limit.

In competing with the Prius, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Hybrid Plugin sacrificed lesser cargo space in favor of a better hybrid engine setup. It has better fuel efficiency and has the greater top speed. Steering and handling is also comparatively better than the Prius.

2013 Lincoln MKS: New and Improved Luxury Sedan

The 2013 Lincoln MKS receives a major overhaul – standard and optional equipment, styling, and power. It provides more compelling reasons to those buyers who are in the lookout for an all-American Luxury sedan. Elegant is the best description to the body of the 2013 Lincoln MKS. It is a large sedan that is delicately shaped and intricately executed. Make no mistake – this vehicle is exclusive and luxurious. The sheet metal is redesigned to grab one’s attention and ultimately draw it to the new and improved narrower and swept back dramatic grille.

The cabin of the 2013 Lincoln MKS assures a decadent driving and travel experience. It perfectly mixes comfort, control, entertainment, and safety. The driver’s seat gets extra customization with: eight way power adjustable height and lumbar support, and multi-level heating. Comfort is assured and made possible by: Dual zone climate controls, front and rear reading lights, electrochromatic inside rearview mirror, front and rear floor mats, and dual illuminating vanity mirrors.

It offers the convenience of digital keypad power door locks, heated mirrors, power mirrors, and two one-touch power windows. The entertainment system of this large sedan is world-class with: AM/FM in-dash single CD player with CD MP3 Playback stereo, audio/video input, aauxiliary audio input and iPod/iPhone integration, Sirius XM satellite radio, 210 watts stereo output, ten speakers, USB connection, and video monitor.

It is also equipped with top of the line safety features such as 4-wheel ABS, airbags, headrests, theft alarm system, stability control, and traction controls. It comes in three classy interior colors, alloy, leather and wood trim on dash, leather and wood steering wheel, leather and simulated alloy trim on center console, and leather and chrome trim on shift knob.

The 2013 Lincoln MKS is powered by a 3.7 liter v6 that delivers 300 horsepower and 279 lb.-ft. of torque. It is a front-wheel drive mated with a six-speed shiftable automatic and has a fuel efficiency rating of 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway / 21 mpg combined.

When it comes to class, comfort, and convenience there is no vehicle that can top the value proposition offered by the exclusive and luxurious 2013 Lincoln MKS. It is considerably less expensive than its contemporaries such as BMW and Mercedes Benz.