The 5 Best Post-2010 Ford Models

December 28th, 2017 by

Ford Motor company has been in business for well over a century, and it has produced some incredible machines in that time. Though we love the manufacturer’s classic designs, the company has continued to push boundaries and make its top models even better over the years. If you’re interested in Ford’s more recent achievements, read about these celebrated models from 2011 to present.

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid — the second generation in the Fusion Hybrid lineup — was one of Ford’s first serious pushes into the hybrid market. Though the first generation only ran from 2010 through 2012, the manufacturer revisited the design and made a few adjustments to the 2011 model.

These early models set some important standards for the company’s hybrid efforts. The car still delivers excellent fuel economy, even by modern expectations, and it’s praised for its performance and roomy interior.

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

One year later, Ford introduced an all-new crossover utility vehicle: the 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid. The 2005 Escape Hybrid was Ford’s first hybrid vehicle and the world’s first hybrid SUV. The 2012 model delivered a new look along with a hybrid system that allowed drivers to pick between electric only, gasoline only, or mixed power drive modes. This vehicle also automatically switched the engine when idling to only run on the battery, providing even greater fuel economy.

2017 Ford Mustang

The Mustang has been a favorite among drivers for decades, and the newer entries always satisfy those craving some American muscle. This year’s model received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA and was praised for its many standard conveniences and tech features. Some of the best features included a rearview camera and a voice-controlled infotainment system. Drivers also had the option to upgrade to an EcoBoost turbocharged engine — which delivered 310 horsepower — or a stronger V-8. A starting MSRP of $25,185 also helped set this model apart from others.

2017 Ford GT

Another entry in the muscle-car category is the 2017 Ford GT, though this model is a bit less common on the streets than the Ford Mustang. 2017 marked the first year of the second generation of these vehicles and the 50th anniversary of the production of the first of these powerful cars. But that’s not all that makes this one of Ford’s best efforts. The vehicle’s power-to-weight ratio is unbeatable among production cars, and the 2017 Ford GT has a top speed of 216 miles per hour.

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor

The Raptor made a surprising debut in 2010, and the newest model stands out for its power and spectacular appearance, even compared to other F-150s in Ford’s lineup. This vehicle has a high-performance engine exclusive to this trim: a High-Output 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost. Coupled with a 10-speed automatic, the powertrain delivers 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.

Whether you want to buy new or used, there are dozens of amazing vehicles that Ford has produced throughout the years. Visit a local dealership to see its inventory of Fords, and keep an eye out for news about other innovations from this company.

 

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