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Ford Delivers a Doozy of an SUV with 2017 Explorer

Are you perusing the full-size crossover class for your next vehicular purchase? Well, if so, we here at Santa Monica Ford Lincoln have a sneaking suspicion you'll find your fit in ours, the 2017 Explorer.

Why, though?

Here now to provide some context on the matter are the pundits at MotorWeek; join them in the clip below:

A shining example of Ford's mechanical mastery, the Explorer's base engine -- a 3.5-liter V6 -- is flat-out fantastic.

Matching to a six-speed automatic transmission, the entry-level engine is good for 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. It receives front-…

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New Ford SUV Models Are Perfect Fit for Every Season

The winter season is starting to make an impression on drivers across America, and although the Santa Monica, California region is not particularly known for blizzards, chances are you end up traveling somewhere with a different climate than you are accustomed to in the new year. That is why the team at Santa Monica Ford recommends selecting a new Ford crossover or SUV with the potential to keep up with all of your American adventures, no matter where your heart leads you.


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2017 Ford Fusion Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

Santa Monica drivers looking for a technology-packed, elegantly designed, and powerful midsize sedan can now enjoy all-around safety, too, with the 2017 Ford Fusion.

The IIHS cites the Fusion's newly designed front-end structure as part of the reason for its improvements in handling small-overlap collisions. The previous model scored "good" in four out of five crash test categories, but only earned an "acceptable" rating...

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Ford forges a sustainable future by engineering plastics out of carbon emissions

Alright geeks, strap on those lab goggles, because we're about to talk about some exciting new developments in chemistry coming out of Ford's engineering department today. This morning, Ford announced that it would be using a new engineering process to manufacture some of the plastic and foam pieces of its vehicles, and here's the kicker. These pieces are going to be made of up to fifty percent CO2-based polyols, a compound made from greenhouse gases.


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Who Remembers MAD Magazine's Fold-In Page? Ford Interviews Al Jaffee

You used to love MAD Magazine when you were in middle school and high school. Some of the political jokes flew right over your head, but it was just the right combination of rude, raunchy, and completely silly.

The best bit in every issue was the fold-in page.

You'd skip ahead just to find it -- a full-page, detailed illustration of one thing, which when folded would reveal a secret second image that played on the theme of the first. It was as fascinating as your optical illusion books, and a clever visual punchline to boot.

When Al Jaffee came…

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Transport your tree home safely this year

Your holiday tree is a special focal point of your seasonal festivities and for this reason it's important to take care of it, from transporting it home to making sure it's watered, healthy and decorated accordingly. Santa Monica Ford wants to ensure that you cart your tree home this year without any problems, so we're proudly sharing this amusing and helpful video from Ford. Have a look!

We're confident you'll get your tree home safe and sound this year, especially if you're driving a capable and reliable Ford vehicle hot off our s

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