Save at the Pump with a Summer Getaway Near Toronto

Save at the Pump with a Summer Getaway Near Toronto | Downtown Ford Lincoln | Toronto, ON

With gas prices as high as they are, a road trip may not be your first consideration for a vacation. But there are plenty of fun getaway locations that are near Toronto. Here are some of our top spots!

Niagara Falls

A natural wonder awaits you on the other side of Lake Ontario. Less than two hours away is Niagara Falls, where water majestically rushes off the cliffs and into the lake. Not only can you appreciate nature while you’re visiting, but you can also enjoy a variety of attractions like “Journey Behind the Falls” and the Niagara SkyWheel. To make things even sweeter, Ontario residents may qualify for an Ontario Staycation tax credit of up to 20% on various accommodation expenses.

Wasaga Beach

To get that summer-in-the-sun feeling, head to Wasaga Beach for your vacation. This beach town is home to the longest freshwater beach in the world as well as various trails for biking, hiking, and walking. If you plan on making it an overnight trip, book your stay at one of the local small hotels or bed and breakfasts well in advance.

Stratford

If you prefer to walk around historic buildings and enjoy a host of cultural events, add Stratford to your vacation list. This moderately sized town just outside of Toronto offers a ton of options for fun. It’s home to various festivals, including Stratford Summer Music and the Stratford Festival, which focuses on theater performances across multiple stages.

Before you head out on your trip, stop by and see us at Downtown Ford in Toronto. We’ll make sure your car is ready for all that awaits you on your summer getaway!

2021 Mustang Mach-E Named Car and Driver “EV of the Year”

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Toronto, ON

Each year, various publications release their “best of” lists for the automotive industry. Car and Driver has been providing consumers with trusted reviews and vehicle insights for more than 65 years. A newer category that Car and Driver has introduced is “EV of the Year,” which was recently awarded to the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

“One key requirement for our EV of the Year — in addition to fun, value, and mission fulfillment — is that it make electric vehicles more desirable to buyers to a degree that moves the industry forward. That’s where the Mach-E stands out from the 10 other vehicles we evaluated,” said Car and Driver Editor Eric Tingwall.

In fact, the Mustang Mach-E received high praise for its stylish design, range capability, competitive price, and thrilling performance. The Select model has an EPA-estimated range of 370 km while the 480-horsepower GT Performance Edition model can reach 418 km on a single charge.*

Car and Driver specifically appreciated the large 15.5-inch touch screen and its logical button layout compared to competitors’ confusing alternatives. Other top features mentioned by the publication’s editors included the panoramic fixed-glass roof, the easy-to-see instrument cluster, and the incredibly unique door handles.

Want to take the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E for a test drive? Contact our team at Downtown Ford in Toronto, Ontario, to experience the 2021 Car and Driver EV of the Year.

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

Here Comes the All-New 2022 Ford Maverick Pickup Truck

2022 Ford Maverick Toronto, ON

For years, Ford has offered the iconic F-Series lineup of trucks and recently brought back the Ranger nameplate for a midsize option. But for those wanting something that’s small and mighty, the brand has introduced the all-new, full-hybrid 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck.

Don’t let the Maverick’s size or hybrid powertrain fool you. This is still a truck that is Built Ford Tough™. Chris Mazur, a third-generation Ford employee who led development of the new pickup as chief engineer said, “Our engineers were unrelenting, putting it through a battery of vicious on-road, off-road, environmental and simulated customer use testing until we were satisfied. Ford trucks are Ford trucks – through and through.”

The new Ford truck is expected to get 5.9 L/100 km in the city and 800 km of range on just one tank of gas.* Standard towing capability maxes out at 2,000 pounds, but those wanting more power can opt for the available 4K Tow Package that doubles towing to 4,000 pounds.

Along with being a strong compact pickup, the new Maverick comes with the innovative FLEXBED™ — an adaptable cargo box. You can create bike and kayak racks, elevated floors, segmented storage areas, and much more with ease.

The plan for the Maverick’s interior? Keep it simple and thoughtful. The cabin is filled with advanced tech like Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, an 8-inch centre touch screen, FordPass™ remote smartphone services, and FordPass™ Connect with an embedded modem and Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices.

This is just a snapshot of the impressive Maverick. To learn more about this new truck, contact our team at Downtown Ford in Toronto, Ontario.

*Actual mileage will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available later in the 2021 calendar year. Range calculation based on 13.8-gallon tank and a targeted EPA-estimated rating of 37 mpg combined.

 

Get Ready for Hot Weather with These Summer Car Care Tips

Get Ready for Hot Weather with These Summer Car Care Tips | Toronto, ON

It’s finally summer, which means it’s time to prepare your car for high temperature and road trips. If you’re hoping to keep your car running smoothly throughout the warmer months, be sure to follow these summer car care tips from Downtown Ford.

Check your car’s coolant system.

No one wants to get stuck with an overheated car on the side of the road. That’s why it’s important to take care of your car’s coolant system, which keeps your engine from getting too hot. Check your system’s coolant levels and keep an eye out for any leaks.

Change your windshield wipers.

Get fresh windshield wipers to ensure your vision isn’t blocked while you’re driving in a summer rainstorm. If you’ve recently changed your wipers, examine them to make sure they’re in tiptop condition.

Fix your air conditioning.

Getting into your car after it’s been sitting in the sunshine during the summer can be rough, especially if your air conditioning isn’t working at its full capacity. If your system wasn’t working properly during the colder months, now is the time to get it fixed. Bring your car in to your local mechanic if you feel your air conditioning system isn’t operating as well as it should.

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We will continue to strive for service excellence and total customer satisfaction each day and we look forward to having you become part of the Downtown Ford family.