What to Do Memorial Day Weekend with Your F-150

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Memorial Day marks a time to remember and honor those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces, and a time to be grateful for what those service members sacrificed protecting. What better way to honor the armed forces Memorial Day weekend by taking your family on a trip in your F-150, practicing gratitude and spending a quality family weekend together. The Ford F-150 is the favorite vehicle of America’s military and was named “the most popular vehicle among America’s active and retired military service members” this past January, so there’s no better vehicle for this particular weekend.

So, you may ask, where should you set off to in your F-150 this Memorial Day weekend? Here are a few ideas to get you planning.

  • Take the family to a Memorial Day parade, or take the family to see extended family that you perhaps don’t get to see as often as you’d like. Three-day weekends are hard to come by, so you won’t want to let it go to waste.
  • Head to a local park, nature reserve, or beach to have a Memorial Day picnic or barbeque. You can easily pack all the food and outdoor necessities in your truck bed. If you want to travel off the beaten path a bit, luckily the F-150 has the all the off-roading capabilities you need, transporting your family safely and soundly.
  • Turn your weekend barbeque or picnic into a camping trip to kick off the summer. More likely than not, your kids will shortly be on summer break or already are, and a camping trip is the perfect way to usher in the summer months. For a bit of extra fun, lug some kayaks in your truck bed to enjoy while camping, or haul the family trailer to your favorite campground for the weekend.

From our Corwin Ford of Springfield family to yours, have a memorable Memorial Day.

The Military Loves Ford and the F-150

For a long time, America’s favorite automotive brand has been Ford. And, it seems that preference is true among our military men and women, too. In a recent survey of military personnel, using data from the United Services Automobile Association’s (USAA) car buying service, it was discovered that our military loves Ford and the F-150, in particular.

For 41 years, the F-150 has been America’s best-selling truck and has been the best-selling vehicle for 36. With that reputation, it is not a surprise that military men and women love the F-150. Jimmy Spears, auto analyst for USAA, said the F-150 was the No. 1 vehicle purchased across all branches of the military last year.

“We are proud and humbled that those who protect and defend our country choose Ford F-Series,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “F-150’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body is designed to serve customers who are used to performing in the harshest of environments and who rely on the capability, durability, and functionality delivered consistently by Built Ford Tough.”

The 2018 Ford F-150, which you can find here at Corwin Ford of Springfield, is the best F-150 ever. This year, it boasts an improved engine lineup, updated styling, and enhanced safety options.

To see what makes the F-150 such an exciting vehicle, visit Corwin Ford of Springfield.

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New Ford F-150 Award: 2018 Truck of the Year

2018 Ford F-150 award - 2018 Truck of the Year

The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the US for decades, so it’s certainly no surprise that the F-150 is raking in awards left and right. Most recently, the pickup earned the 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award for the fifth time. With power, selection, and intelligence, it’s easy to see why the F-150 stands out among the competition.

The judges at Motor Trend considered multiple features, including design, engineering, safety, value, efficiency and performance. According to Ford, the XL, Lariat, Platinum, and Raptor were each tested and judged against the competition. This most recent Ford F-150 award is just one among many

“Back-to-back wins for F-150 and Super Duty reflect what we’re also seeing and hearing from customers as we celebrate 40 straight years as America’s favorite and best-selling trucks,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president and president, North America. “The Ford Truck team stretched further than ever to deliver our toughest, most capable and smartest trucks.”

The judges noted that the F-150 has an impressive overall towing capacity—great for any pickup driver—and advanced technology functionality. Plus, the Raptor was noted for its great off-road capabilities. To test drive the new F-150, visit Corwin Ford of Springfield today. You can experience this award-winning truck in person at Corwin Ford of Springfield.