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 F-150 & Mustang Awarded as Most Eco-Friendly Models

Every year, Green Car Journal bestows awards to what it considers the most eco-friendly car and truck of the year. For 2021, the all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E was named the Green Car of the Year, while the 2021 Ford F-150 received the award for Green Truck of the Year. Both are models you can order from L&L Motor in Roosevelt, Utah.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Vernal, UT

Mustang Mach-E

The Mustang Mach-E beat out the competition thanks to its sharp, modern styling and high performance. Its driving capability is matched by its noteworthy efficiency. Some versions have a targeted 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds, while also offering an estimated 300 miles of electric driving range.

2021 Ford F-150 | Roosevelt, UT

F-150

As for the F-150, it most impressed the judges with its newly available, class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6. This gas-electric powertrain will deliver a maximum towing capacity of 12,700 pounds, achieve exceptional performance ratings, and is expected to offer more than 700 miles of driving range.

“The 2021 F-150’s redesign keeps things fresh,” stated Green Car Journal’s representative in the announcement. “The addition of a full hybrid engine option is an important differentiator, as is this pickup’s available Pro Power Onboard output system with 120- and 240-volt outlets for tradesmen and construction sites.”

If you’re interested in a powerful yet fuel-efficient car or truck, check out the current inventory at L&L Motor Co. near Vernal, Utah.

2021 Ford F-150 Gets Hands-Free Driving Technology

2020 Ford F-150 | Vernal, UT

Ford will soon offer hands-free driving technology on the 2021 Ford F-150. The top-of-the-line Limited trim will sport Active Drive Assist as a standard element of the Ford Co-Pilot360™, the automaker’s suite of advanced safety and driver assist features. Though, you can also get Active Drive Assist as an available add-on if you go with a Lariat, King Ranch, or Platinum trim.

Active Drive Assist

Active Drive Assist will enable you to remove your hands from the steering wheel while on the highway. The system uses camera and radar technologies to keep the 2021 F-150 squarely in the center of the lane while traveling at a driver-selected speed.

Active Drive Assist has already been announced as part of the all-new electric Mustang Mach-E. Ford mapped more than 100,000 miles of American highways when fine-tuning the new technology.

Granted, drivers are still required to keep their eyes on the road at all times. A driver-facing camera will monitor your head position and eye movement to ensure that you are staying awake and alert behind the wheel.

3-Year Service

Active Drive Assist is available for a 3-year service period with automatic updates to keep the technology current. After this period, updates will come only if you continue the subscription by paying a monthly service cost.

Find out more about Ford’s hands-free technology on the 2021 F-150 when you call L&L Motor in Roosevelt, Utah.

Ford SYNC® 4 Infotainment System Has INRIX Technology

2021 Ford Mustang MachE | Roosevelt, UT

The all-new Ford SYNC® 4 infotainment system has INRIX technology, which makes your daily drive easier with tons of valuable driving data. INRIX makes it a breeze to access real-time information on available parking spaces, the lowest local gas prices, the nearest EV charging stations, and the latest traffic updates.

INRIX

INRIX keeps its information up-to-date by gathering billions of data points from anonymous sources every single day. This data comes from sources as varied as connected vehicles, state DOTs, social media, news reports, and road weather reports. For instance, its vast dataset lets it display the latest prices from over 380,000 gas stations around the world.

“Customers want connected vehicle technologies to work more like smartphones with real-time, personalized services – and that is exactly what SYNC® 4 offers, including INRIX’s parking and fuel price innovations,” explained Gary Jablonski, the manager of Ford Connected Vehicle Infotainment Systems. INRIX technology can even benefit entrepreneurs and contractors. Using the example of hard-working F-150 customers, Jablonski demonstrated that INRIX technology would take the stress and guesswork out of locating job sites.

Bronco, Mustang, and F-150

The SYNC® 4 infotainment system will be available on Bronco models, the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, and the all-new 2021 Ford F-150. When those models arrive, you’ll be able to find all of those innovative vehicles right here at L&L Motor, serving Roosevelt, Utah.

Ford Offers Improved Navigation Technologies for Bronco and F-150

2020 Ford F-150 Navigation |  Roosevelt, UT

Adventure awaits, and the all-new Ford Bronco and F-150 are more equipped than ever to take you off the beaten path. To ensure that you are free to explore with confidence, Ford is working with Telenav® to provide improved navigation technologies that will keep functioning, even outside of the cellular range.

Hybrid Navigation Software

Ford and Telenav® have come together to add available hybrid navigation software to Ford models that can store maps and provide directions, no matter where the journey takes you. This new connective technology is part of the SYNC® 4 system, which is available in the new Ford Bronco and F-150. With this navigation tool in place, you can confidently explore the outdoors find your way back to Vernal, Utah, with ease.

Enhancing The Towing Experience

The new navigation solution not only enhances the off-roading experience but also the towing experience. It’s built with specialized routing options if you are towing a trailer or if you are off-roading. This allows you to travel along routes that are suited for your trailer’s size, so you can avoid running into narrow passes or sharp turns. You can also get directions for lots of the 4×4 trails in North America, and more trail maps will be added in the future.

If you’re looking to get your hands on an off-road-ready or trailer-capable Ford model, give us a call at L&L Motor, and our staff would be happy to walk you through the different technologies and capabilities of Ford models.

Off-Road Features of the Ford Ranger FX2 Package

FX2 Package | L&L Motors | Roosevelt, UT

If you want a two-wheel-drive truck but want the capabilities of a four-wheel-drive model, the 2020 Ford Ranger is an ideal option. When equipped with the available FX2 Package, the Ranger is ready for each drive on and off the road.

Four-wheel-drive models of the 2020 Ranger are available with the FX4 Off-Road Package. Now, by adding the FX2 Package as an option for two-wheel-drive models, Ford is making it so you can take on rough terrains, no matter which model you choose.

The new FX2 Package adds to the rugged style and impressive performance of the 2020 Ranger. It’s great for city drivers wanting a truck that’s well suited for busy streets and trails off the beaten path. The package comes with off-road-tuned suspension, which helps optimize off-road performance and keep you in control.

The package also adds an electronic-locking rear differential as well as a useful off-road cluster screen that displays the yaw, pitch and roll. The air dam-delete and front underbody guard help protect the truck. Plus, with the package, the truck can ride on 17-inch off-road tires, or you can upgrade to 18-inch tires for a bold look.

If you’re interested in knowing more about the features and capabilities of the 2020 Ford Ranger, call us at L&L Motor in Vernal, Utah, to speak with a staff member about our available trucks.

The Best Off-Road Trails to Take Your Ford in Utah

off-road trails in Utah - L&L Motors - Roosevelt, UT

Utah is host to many off-road trails, each providing a unique and exciting experience to the drivers who tackle them. If you’re interested in exploring more of our beautiful state, check out these off-road trails in Utah.

Wasatch Skyline Drive OHV Route

The Wasatch Skyline Drive OHV Route is great if you’re new to off-roading or want a more relaxing drive. The trail is situated near Farmington and is ideal to take between May and October. You can look out for wildlife and take in gorgeous views of the forest here.

Shafer Trail

Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park is a 19.2-mile point-to-point trail. With moderate difficulty, the rocky trail offers fun challenges, while you enjoy sights of the park and potential wildlife.

Toquerville Falls

Located around Hurricane, Toquerville Falls is a lovely trail that takes you by a river and wildflowers. Accessible throughout the year, the trail showcases a spectacular waterfall, which is worth stopping by to take a few pictures.

Cathedral Valley OHV Loop Tour

The Cathedral Valley OHV Loop Tour in Capitol Reef National Park offers lots to see, and you can easily spend your entire day driving here. At 71.2 miles, the trail can give you some incredible views of the park.

We at L&L Motor hope you are able to go off-roading in the near future. To find a new Ford vehicle to take you off the beaten path, view our inventory online.

2020 Ford Super Duty® Offers New Integrated Electric Winch

integrated electric winch - L&L Motors - Roosevelt. UT

The Ford Super Duty® models already have the capabilities and power you need for a hard day’s work. For the 2020 model year, the trucks equipped with the Tremor Off-Road Package are now available with an integrated electric winch to better handle your off-road adventures.

The Ford Performance Parts winch by Warn is available for Super Duty® Tremor trucks, whether they’re gas-powered or diesel-powered. You can opt to have the winch as a dealer-installed after-sale accessory or a factory-orderable option.

Once installed, the new winch promises an impressive 12,000 pounds of winching power. The winch is powerful enough to pull many rigs over obstacles or out of the dirt. If a fallen tree is blocking your path, it can also move the tree out of the way. Coming with wireless remote control, the winch is not only strong but also easy for you to use.

The 2020 Ford Super Duty® with the Tremor Off-Road Package is ideal for both work and play. The available package adds locking rear differential, off-road shocks, a front air dam and 35-inch tires. When properly equipped, the truck also has a maximum towing of 15,000 pounds for conventional trailers.

If you’re in the market for a new heavy-duty truck, consider the 2020 Ford Super Duty®. You can check out the different Ford trucks available when you visit L&L Motor.

Ford Introduces FX4 Off-Road Package for the 2020 Ford Expedition

FX4 off-road package - L&L Motors - Roosevelt, UT

The 2020 Ford Expedition has the power and capability to handle adventures on and off the road. Nevertheless, to make the SUV even more adept at off-road paths, Ford is making the FX4 off-road package an option for the 2020 Expedition Limited.

The Expedition Limited FX4 off-road package adds 18-inch metallic gray-painted cast-aluminum rims and 32-inch all-terrain tires to the already impressive SUV. Premium off-road-tuned shocks and seven underbody skid plates, which include steel plates and a new sand shield, further help the Expedition Limited conquer different terrains.  

The rugged SUV will be powered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, which produces 375 horsepower. The engine pairs to a 10-speed automatic transmission and allows the SUV to tow up to 9,200 pounds when properly equipped.

In addition to having off-road capabilities, the Expedition Limited FX4 has a luxurious interior, complete with rich wood accents and premium leather-trimmed seating. Devin McParlane, Ford Expedition consumer marketing manager, said, “There’s a growing trend in people looking to enjoy rugged terrain without having to give up the refinement, comfort or convenience of getting there.”

We at L&L Motor are excited about this new package option for the 2020 Ford Expedition Limited. You can learn more about the package and the family-friendly features of the SUV when you stop by for a test drive.