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Are Fords Good Cars?

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If you’re looking for a new car, truck, or SUV in the Middletown area, you can’t go wrong with a new Ford! We at Tom's Ford are proud to offer a full inventory of top-quality Ford vehicles to suit almost every budget and lifestyle. If you’ve never bought a Ford before, you’re probably asking yourself a fundamental question: are Fords good cars? We get this question a lot at Tom's Ford, and while we take a lot of pride in our Ford inventory, you don’t have to take our word for it! We’ve put together a guide outlining key safety and reliability ratings for the most popular vehicles in the current Ford lineup. Read on, then head to our inventory to start picking out your next ride!



Ford Safety Ratings

If you find yourself asking “are Ford Fusions good cars” or “are Ford Escapes good cars,” a good place to start is by looking at safety ratings. Ford vehicles are famous for their safety and their long-lasting durability on the Hazlet roads, thanks to the Ford Co-Pilot 360 driver assistance suite you can find on most new vehicles. We’ve put together a list of safety ratings from the two foremost resources on vehicle safety and reliability: the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

The IIHS takes a wide variety of factors into consideration when rating vehicle safety, including crash prevention features, driver assistance technology, and child safety features. The highest honor a vehicle can receive from the IIHS is either a “Top Safety Pick” or a “Top Safety Pick+,” and we’re proud to say that seven 2022 Ford vehicles have been given this honor! The NHTSA rates vehicles for their crashworthiness and gives them a starred rating out of five. Here are the 2021 and 2022 Ford vehicles that were honored by both organizations:

2022 IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ Models

  • Ford Bronco Sport
  • Ford Escape
  • Ford Edge
  • Ford Explorer
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Ford F-150 Crew Cab
  • Ford F-150 Extended Cab

2021 NHTSA Five-Star Safety Ratings

  • Ford Bronco 4-Door
  • Ford Bronco Sport
  • Ford F-150 SuperCab
  • Ford F-150 SuperCrew
  • Ford F-150 SuperCrew HEV
  • Ford F-250 Crew Cab
  • Ford F-150 Tremor
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E BEV
  • Ford Transit Connect Wagon

Ford Reliability Ratings

Safety is only half the story when considering the quality of Ford vehicles—the next section we’ll look at is reliability. RepairPal, a leading source on vehicle maintenance and reliability, rates vehicles out of five stars based on three factors: annual maintenance, the frequency that it must be brought in for unscheduled repairs, and the probability that the repair will be severe. Six popular Ford vehicles currently enjoy a reliability rating of four stars or higher on RepairPal:

RepairPal Four- and Five-Star Reliability Ratings 

  • Ford Ranger
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Ford Escape
  • Ford Taurus
  • Ford Fusion
  • Ford Focus

Find Your Next Ford at Tom's Ford!

Now that we’ve answered questions like “are Ford Escapes good cars” and “are Ford Fusions good cars,” you might be interested in getting behind the wheel for yourself! Contact our office to see what models we have available, then head to our dealership to set up a test drive around Red Bank. You can also check out our blog for more vehicle information, automotive news, and tips for keeping your car in the best condition possible!


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