Ford Wins 2021 American Truck & Utility of the Year

2021 Ford F-150 | Vernal, UT

The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards are among the most prestigious awards in the automotive industry, and Ford has just nabbed two out of the three accolades for 2021.

Truck Of The Year

The Ford F-150 was named Truck of the Year, while the new Mustang Mach-E was named Utility of the Year, once more highlighting the exceptional quality and performance of these Ford models.

It’s hard enough to win a single NACTOY award, let alone two. The last time an automaker managed to win multiple awards in the same year was 2014, but there was no real doubt that Ford would manage the feat in 2021.

Ford F-150 and Mach-E Awards

After all, the Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E are no strangers to earning awards together. They were also named the Top Rated Truck and Top Rated Luxury EV of 2021 by Edmunds, and the 2021 Green Truck of the Year and Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal.

That’s on top of a number of other individual awards amassed by the two Ford vehicles. In January alone, the F-150 was named the winner of Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Award while the Mustang Mach-E was named the Best Car to Buy 2021 by The Car Connection and Green Car Reports.

Visit L&L Motors in Vernal, Utah, to get a closer look at the award-winning 2021 Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E to see what the buzz is about!

Should You Get Your Ford Truck Lifted? Advice from the Experts

2021 Ford F-150 | Vernal, UT

Are you considering a lift for your Ford pickup? It’s a big decision, and the L&L Motors team is here to help you decide the pros and cons of lifting your Ranger, F-150, or Super Duty truck if you live near Roosevelt, Utah.

First, think about why you want to get your truck lifted. Do you just want to make it look good and stand out on the road? A lift will definitely achieve that for you, and it will give you better visibility as well due to your raised ride height.

For Off-Roading

If you like to travel off-road or need to conquer snowy conditions and dirt roads, a lift will greatly improve ground clearance. Here in the Uintah Basin, great off-roading destinations are just a few hours away. With a lift, you’ll have even more fun tackling the terrain in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Ashley National Forest, and the area around Dinosaur National Monument.

Drawbacks To Consider

Lifting your truck does come with some drawbacks, and it’s important to be aware of these. A lift will raise your truck’s center of gravity, making it a bit harder to maneuver. Plus, that lowers fuel economy — especially if you’re just driving on normal roads and highways.

You Have Options!

If you do decide to get your truck lifted, you’ll have a couple of different options. A suspension lift requires a lot of specialized changes and new components, while a body lift is more straightforward and less complicated.

Whatever you end up doing with your truck, the service department at L&L Motors is ready to provide the expertise you need. Give us a call or see us at our location in Roosevelt, Utah.

Ford is Partnering With Mobileye to Improve Driver Safety

2021 Ford F-150 Dashboard | Roosevelt, UT

Ford is partnering with Mobileye to help improve its lineup of advanced driver safety aids. The automaker will leverage Mobileye’s EyeQ software and computer chips to make Ford’s Co-Pilot360™ technology even better.

“It is a privilege to extend and expand our long-standing collaboration with a company that is so committed to safety on behalf of its global customer base,” said Professor Amnon Shashua, president and CEO, Mobileye. “We look forward to working closely together to bring these functionalities to market in the full Ford product lineup.”

Active Drive Assist

One of the first new technologies that Mobileye is helping Ford develop is the new Active Drive Assist. This will be Ford’s first venture into hands-free driving technology. This feature will initially appear in the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 and the new Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle.

Mobileye Partnership

The partnership with Mobileye is a long-term commitment that is expected to last through the next generation of new Ford vehicles. As the Ford lineup continues to get new technology, you will begin to see the Mobileye logo incorporated into the SYNC® touch-screen displays. Ford will continue to work with Mobileye to development future autonomous driving technology.

Celebrate Ford’s exciting new partnership when you stop by L&L Motor to experience Ford tech firsthand.

F-150 Powertrain Options for 2018 Get Even Stronger

2018 Ford F-150 - F-150 powertrain options

For decades, the Ford F-150 has been the vehicle of choice for many Americans for reasons including its impressive capabilities, industry-leading features, and great engines. For the 2018 model year, the F-150 powertrain options are getting even better.

With a new powertrain lineup, the 2018 Ford F-150 is more capable, smarter, and tougher than ever. In fact, it delivers best-in-class towing, payload, and efficiency.

Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager, said, “Our new F-150 highlights Ford’s commitment to its hardworking truck customers and how we listen to their demands for their new F-150 to be even tougher, even smarter and even more capable for work and play.”

The second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine offers a best-in-class EPA-estimated 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined.* The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine delivers best-in-class towing at 13,200 pounds and payload capacity at 3,270 pounds, when properly equipped.

In addition to better capabilities, the 2018 F-150 comes with bold new styling, more advanced features, and a segment-exclusive SelectShift® 10-speed automatic transmission. This model year also offers the first diesel-powered F-150 with a 3.0-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V6 and will be available next spring.

If you are ready to experience the most advanced, capable pickup ever, come test drive the 2018 Ford F-150 at L&L Motor Co. today.

*EPA estimates only. Actual mileage may vary.