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It's the Little Things: Comparing the 2024 F-150 to the 2024 Ram 1500

April 11th, 2024

A grey 2024 Ford F-150 STX is shown from the front after leaving a dealer that has a Ford F-150 for sale.

There is an old saying that the devil is in the details; this means that small items can often be the most problematic. This is certainly the case when you have to choose your next truck. Most full-size pickup trucks feature a powerful engine, rugged design, and solid towing and hauling capabilities. For example, in comparing the 2024 Ford F-150 and 2024 Ram 1500, we see two full-size trucks with excellent engines to choose from.

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Your Guide to the Trims of the 2024 F-150

April 11th, 2024

A grey 2024 Ford F-150 STX is shown from the side while parked near a dealer that has a Ford F-150 for sale.

Like most automakers, Ford produces a great choice of trims for each of its models, and this is certainly the case with the 2024 Ford F-150, the best-selling vehicle in America. In fact, Ford offers nine different trims on this truck.

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Does the 2024 Bronco Sport Live Up to the Hype?

March 15th, 2024

A grey 2024 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks is shown off-roading.

Since its debut in 2021, the Bronco Sport has become a household name. As the smaller sibling to the sixth-generation Ford Bronco, the Bronco Sport has big treads to fill. The Bronco has long been an icon in the world of off-roading and paved driving alike, which means great things are expected from the 2024 Bronco Sport.

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Bronco vs Bronco Sport: Which Is Best for You?

March 8th, 2024

A yellow 2023 Ford Bronco Sport for sale is shown driving on a snowy road.

Other than noticeable exterior differences, you might think the only other difference between the Ford Bronco and the Ford Bronco Sport is five letters. The truth is, there are many more differences than that, and it takes a bit more than just hearing the name and looking at their exteriors to determine which one is best for you.

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How Does the Mustang Mach-E Stack Up Against the Competition?

February 28th, 2024

A blue 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E for sale is shown from the front at an angle on a city street.

To say we’re in a period of automotive upheaval is an understatement. The shift toward an all-electric future is fraught with growing pains, and it’s something we’re seeing across the industry as a lot of brands struggle to figure out what their lineup will look like in the years ahead. For many, it’s a period of slow and awkward adjustments resulting in vehicles that are interesting but that also miss the mark in some key ways.

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Performance for Poughkeepsie: Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado 1500?

February 01th, 2024

A red 2024 Ford F-150 Lariat is shown from the front at an angle

If you're considering Chevy or Ford trucks for sale near Poughkeepsie, read on before making your final decision.

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Ford’s Maverick or Hyundai’s Santa Cruz: Which Is Better for Poughkeepsie?

February 01th, 2024

A grey 2024 Ford Maverick Tremor is shown from the front at an angle after leaving a dealer that hasFord trucks for sale near Poughkeepsie.

As your trusted place to find Ford trucks for sale near Poughkeepsie, we here at Ruge’s Ford know that not all truck drivers are the same. In Ford’s lineup, the Maverick is the sole compact option, and it offers both capability and maneuverability—but how does it compare to models from other automakers?

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The 2024 Ford Maverick Is a Great Entry-Level Truck

December 29th, 2023

A blue 2024 Ford Maverick is shown from the front at an angle after leaving a dealer that has Ford trucks for sale near Red Hook.

We provide an extensive selection of Ford trucks for sale near Red Hook that allow drivers to take on the adventures awaiting them throughout New York state.

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Which Entry-Level Ford F-150 Trim Is Right for You?

December 29th, 2023

A grey 2024 Ford F-150 XL STX is shown from the front at an angle.

Before you go shopping for Ford trucks for sale near Red Hook you should see if any of these entry level options are right for you!

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Ruge's Ford Mobile Service

November 29th, 2023

Image of the Ford mobile service vehicle with the driver showing his thumbs up.

For many of us, the term “pickup or delivery” conjures up images of calling in a pizza order for dinner!
Here at Ruge’s, however, we’re taking “pickup or delivery” - to the next level. That’s right - our new mobile service means that customers can enjoy having vehicles picked up from their driveways for repairs and delivered back home! AND, as if that’s not enough, this new offering ALSO includes the opportunity to have cars, trucks, and SUVs serviced right in your very own DRIVEWAYS!

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The Ranger Revolution: How Ford Redefined Small Pickups

October 20th, 2023

A blue 2019 Ford Ranger is shown from the front at an angle after leaving a dealer that has a Ford Ranger for sale.

Ford reintroduced the Ranger as a midsize pickup truck for the 2019 model year, ending an eight-year drought for drivers who wanted a Ford pickup but didn't need the full-size F-150. The newly reborn Ranger was a hit; after a few production hiccups, sales exceeded 10,000 units per month by November of 2019. And little wonder, as the new Ranger's high-tech redesign set it apart from its older rivals. So, if you're searching for a Ford Ranger for sale today, you might enjoy reflecting on the long journey that led to the creation of your favorite truck.

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The 2024 Ford Ranger Offers Impressive Power and Capability in a Midsize Truck

October 13th, 2023

A blue 2024 Ford Ranger XL FX4 is shown from the front at an angle.

Are you on the hunt for a pickup truck that packs stupendous performance, plenty of advanced tech gadgets, and robust durability? If so, you will find that the 2024 Ford Ranger for sale appeals to your sensibilities. The Ford Ranger has long been a staple of the midsize pickup truck segment, and the 2024 lineup is no exception. But what is it that makes the 2024 Ranger so desirable? What sets it apart from the competition? Is it the right truck for you? Let’s go over the key features and capabilities that make the all-new Ranger a top selection to drive for both work and play.

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Meet Bob Henderson, Parts Manager at Ruge's Ford

November 8th, 2023

Down-to-earth, super-personable - with a love of all things automotive and a strong work ethic - Bob Henderson brings so much to customers and colleagues here at Ruge’s Ford. 

As Parts Manager, Bob says he’s especially grateful that the pandemic is in the rearview mirror, having navigated the challenges of supply chain issues during the global health crisis. “Although those challenges still exist, things are much better now and we do our best to get our customers everything they need in a timely manner.” That same spirit of gratitude carries over into conversations about what it’s like to live in his home region and work for a family-owned business.

Bob, tell us about your background.
I’m originally from Kingston, where I attended high school and first discovered how much I enjoy cars. I have always loved riding ATV’s and off-road vehicles - there was a sand pit by my house, and I’ve got a lot of fun memories from that.

What is it like to build your adult life in the region where you grew up?
It’s very cool. I even bought the house I grew up in from my mom. The house is old and definitely a work in progress, but I enjoy it and really love this area.

What inspired you to pursue this career path?
My uncle had a 1970 Chevelle Convertible and I just fell in love with that car, and it grew from there. I would tinker with cars whenever I had the chance, from the time I was in my early teens.

As Ruge’s Parts Manager, what is your day-to-day like?
Every morning, orders come in; we check everything in, get things tagged, and notify the service department and customers that the parts they need are ready. Our goal is to make sure everything is organized so that we can service our customers as quickly as possible. We just do the best we can every day.

What do you most love about working for Ruge’s?
They are a great family and treat their employees well. I feel very lucky to be working here - and really like that it is only about 25 minutes from my home over the river!

What is the one feature on Ford vehicles that customers shouldn’t live without?
Everyone should have the remote start! It makes things so convenient and comfortable, whatever the season. I have a 2012 truck with remote start - when it’s hot out, I can get the air conditioning going and cool it off before I get inside -  and I can do the opposite for winter by starting it ahead of time and heating it up. It’s the best.

If you could take a road trip anywhere, where would you go and what vehicle would you choose?
I would take a road trip to California in a Ford Mustang GT 500; it’s fast, has good handling, is super-charged, and would be so much fun to drive all the way to the other side of the country.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I am spending a lot of time fixing up the old house so that keeps me busy when I’m not working.

Reach out to Bob Henderson at Ruge’s Ford by
emailing rhenderson@rugesauto.com or calling
845.876.4440.

A Closer Look at Some Notable 2023 Ford F-350 Super Duty Highlights

September 27th, 2023

A light blue 2023 Ford F-350 is shown front after leaving a dealer that has a Ford F-350 for sale.

It's impossible not to notice a Ford F-350 for sale when exploring our extensive inventory here at Ruge's Ford. They are large, impressive trucks that don't believe in subtlety. The heavy-duty machine is capable of great things, from work to play, making it the ideal truck for drivers who expect a lot from their vehicle. The F-350 was designed to keep up with industry strength and a plush, modern interior that makes stretching out at the end of the day rewarding.

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A Look at the Exciting Standard and Available Features on the 2023 Ford F-250

August 11th, 2023

A black 2023 Ford F-250 is shown from the front at an angle after leaving a dealer that has a Ford F-250 for sale.

Ford’s Super-Duty line of trucks are highly capable pickups you can rely on to tackle tough challenges. If you need a Super-Duty truck, you probably rely on your vehicle for much more than transportation. It’s your work surface. Your rest area. Your hauler and your tower. Your truck goes to some unpredictable environments, and you demand the very best from it. Ford knows that, and they design their Super Duty trucks to be ready for nearly anything. The Super Duty lineup goes all the way up to a 550 chassis cab and even a 650 for those needing serious commercial power.

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Why the Ford F-150 Continues to Be America’s Best-Selling Truck

July 15th, 2023

A silver 2021 used Ford F-150 for sale is shown parked near a lake.

If we told you that the best-selling passenger vehicle in America in 2023 is the Ford F-150, we bet you wouldn’t be shocked. That’s because the F-Series has been the best-selling truck in the USA for 46 straight years, with the Ford pickup truck being the best-selling vehicle for the last 41 years. You may wonder how Ford has managed to keep this excellence in quality for almost half a century. Well, there are two reasons. First, Americans love their trucks. From workers who need the utility of a pickup to family drivers who love a truck’s versatility, there is a huge market in America for pickup trucks.

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How to Order Your Perfect Ford F-150

June 9th, 2023

A red 2023 Ford F-150 Sport is shown towing an Airstream after leaving a Red Hook Ford dealer.

For more than 40 years, the Ford F-150 has been the best selling truck in America—in fact, the F-Series has been the overall best selling vehicle since the Reagan era. That is a long time for holding onto such a prestigious title, and it shows just how impressive the F-150 is as a full-size truck. If you're looking for a Red Hook Ford dealer to order an F-150 at, we suggest you widen your search and visit us at Ruge's Ford down in Rhinebeck. Although you have no shortage of options available to you when it comes to dealerships in this area, we believe in going further to provide you with the best service possible.

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SUVs of All Shapes and Sizes: Understanding the 2023 Ford SUV Lineup

May 12th, 2023

A red and a white 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E are shown charging.

Having an SUV as your daily driver can come with a lot of benefits. You’ll have plenty of room for groceries, you’ll have room to carpool when needed, and you'll have the ability to hook up a smaller trailer or boat to bring with you on your weekend adventures. If you need something that can do it all, you need to look for a Ford Escape for sale. With an SUV like the 2023 Ford Escape, you can easily transition from your daily 9-5 commute to a weekend hobbyist without breaking a sweat.

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The 2023 Ford Escape Is the Ultimate Daily Driver

April 14th, 2023

A blue 2023 Ford Escape is shown from the front while driving on a winding forest road.

Having an SUV as your daily driver can come with a lot of benefits. You’ll have plenty of room for groceries, you’ll have room to carpool when needed, and you'll have the ability to hook up a smaller trailer or boat to bring with you on your weekend adventures. If you need something that can do it all, you need to look for a Ford Escape for sale. With an SUV like the 2023 Ford Escape, you can easily transition from your daily 9-5 commute to a weekend hobbyist without breaking a sweat.

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The 2023 Ford Explorer Is a Comfort and Convenience King

March 10th, 2023

A red 2023 Ford Explorer ST for sale is shown parked in a driveway.

You can’t get much better than a Ford, especially when you want to enjoy a comfortable ride and unmatched dependability driving you forward. Midsize SUVs have been increasing in popularity due to the fact that they’re able to handle more people and all of the travel belongings accompanying you on your journey, and the Ford Explorer is one of the best around. If you’re looking for a Ford Explorer for sale, you’ll want to visit us here at Ruge’s Ford, with an inventory of Explorer models that can’t be rivaled and a team ready to help you find the vehicle that’s designed just for you. When comfort is at the top of your priority list, you’ll want to look at the 2023 Ford Explorer comfort and convenience features that will undoubtedly exceed your every expectation on the road.

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Why the 2023 Ford Explorer is a Great SUV Option for Hudson Drivers

February 10th, 2023

People are shown getting into a red 2023 Ford Explorer ST.

Looking for the perfect SUV to help you conquer the road? The 2023 Ford Explorer is here to help with a treasure trove of features that make life easier. It’s comfortable, stylish, and packed full of powerful performance. Plus, it’s a Ford, so you know you’re getting a quality vehicle that will last for years to come. The 2023 Ford Explorer has many available trim levels, options, and packages, so you can customize your Explorer to fit your lifestyle and budget. New to the Ford Explorer lineup? Discover what other drivers have loved about this vehicle to learn how it can make your life more convenient.

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How Does a Trade-in Work?

January 13th, 2023

A salesman is shown standing in a dealership after looking at a car's trade-in value.

A car trade-in involves transferring your ownership of your existing vehicle to a dealership in exchange for one from the same dealership. For example, you are currently driving a 2018 Ford F-150. You love your truck, but it's starting to get up there in mileage. You need your truck to get around every week for your job while spending time driving around time with your family. You see an ad from our dealership for a new 2023 Ford F-150. So, you stop in, hoping to find out the car trade-in value for your current F-150 truck. You'll need to know this to determine how much you can spend on your next truck from our dealership. This is crucial in helping you structure your deal.

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Four Simple Steps to Selling Your Car

December 9th, 2023

A woman is shown shaking hands with a salesman after selling her car.

A car trade-in involves transferring your ownership of your existing vehicle to a dealership in exchange for one from the same dealership. For example, you are currently driving a 2018 Ford F-150. You love your truck, but it's starting to get up there in mileage. You need your truck to get around every week for your job while spending time driving around time with your family. You see an ad from our dealership for a new 2023 Ford F-150. So, you stop in, hoping to find out the car trade-in value for your current F-150 truck. You'll need to know this to determine how much you can spend on your next truck from our dealership. This is crucial in helping you structure your deal.

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Some Steps You Should Take Before Selling Your Vehicle to a Dealership

December 16th, 2023

A white piggy bank is shown on the dashboard of a vehicle.

Selling your car can be an overwhelming experience, and selling online can be much more stressful. You may wonder, "Where am I going to sell my car and get what it's worth?" How do you know selling your car online will go well? Who can you trust? Private sales can be dangerous, or it might lead to you not finding a buyer at all. Selling your car can be a huge waste of time and energy unless you know where to go for a good price and trustworthy people. This is why many people end up opting to sell their vehicles elsewhere. Do dealerships buy cars? Yes, they do! Ruge’s Ford is known for buying used vehicles, and we don’t require a trade-in to do so. We love buying from customers throughout the Rhinebeck area and will do our best to ensure you get a good price and that the experience is both pleasant and short.

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Is the Ford F-150 Lightning Right for You?

DNovember 11th, 2023

A red 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is shown towing a camper on a dirt trail after visiting a Ford F-150 dealer.

Whether you need a pickup to get your job done, enjoy the weekend, or both, you’ve never had more options than you do for your next truck. As your Ford F-150 dealer, you know we love the F-150 that’s been America’s best selling truck for more than 40 years, but we’re also excited about everything that’s coming in the future. A big part of that is the all-new, all-electric F-150 Lightning, designed to let you leave the gas pump behind and feel the incredible power of the auto industry's future today.

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Take a Look at These Exceptional Family-Friendly Ford Vehicles

October 14th, 2022

A white 2022 Ford Expedition XL STX is shown from the front after leaving a Red Hood Ford dealer.

Choosing a family vehicle means something different for every family. Whether you’re looking for three rows of space to handle more people, bookbags, sports gear, strollers, and more, or you’re on the hunt for a capable traveler to take your family to new places to explore, it takes the right vehicle to get you there. That’s why Ford offers a wide array of options geared toward today’s busy families. For New York residents looking for a Red Hook Ford dealer, look no further than Ruge's Ford, located conveniently in Rhinebeck. We offer an extensive selection of family-friendly vehicles that is sure to meet the needs of you and your loved ones. When you need a vehicle tailored to busy and growing families, Ford has you covered, and when it comes to family-friend Ford vehicles, we have a few favorites in mind.

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Tempted by the Tremor? We Answer Your Top Questions

September 28th, 2022

A red 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor Lariat is shown driving through mud after leaving a New Paltz Ford dealer.

Ford constantly amazes us, and it’s no secret that the automaker has had a few tricks up its sleeves in recent years, especially with the launch of the thrilling Tremor models. Not only is one of America’s best-selling pickup trucks for the past 45+ years in its arsenal, but now you’re able to arm this truck with some of the most astonishing capabilities imaginable. Here at Ruge’s Ford, we’re the top New Paltz Ford dealer, and when it comes to the Tremor lineup, you may have some questions about what it adds to your ride and what to expect. That’s why we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions about the Tremor package/trims, so you can see just how extraordinary this option is and how your ride will be forever changed.

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From Rich Heritage to Cutting-Edge Tech: Every Reason to Get the Ford Edge

August 12th, 2022

What’s the reason behind your search for a Poughkeepsie Ford dealer? So many customers come to us looking for a versatile SUV that balances power with efficiency, comfort with convenience, and luxury with affordability. While these demands may seem out of reach, Ford proves otherwise with best-selling SUVs like the Edge.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Maverick

July 8th, 2022

A blue 2022 Ford Maverick is shown parked at night.

Here at Ruge’s Ford, we have people come to us all the time asking about Ford’s lineup, especially the sizes of trucks we offer. In recent years, we only had a midsize and full-size option, but now Ford has a small truck available in the 2022 Ford Maverick. As your Kingston Ford dealer, we are incredibly pleased to be able to offer the Maverick and the rest of the Ford lineup to our customers. No matter what you are looking for in your next pickup (or what size), we will do everything we can to make sure you drive away in the perfect truck.

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5 Great Reasons to Be Excited About the F-150 Lightning

June 9th, 2022

A silver 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is shown with the front storage open after leaving a Rhinebeck Ford dealer.

It's the talk of the automotive town; it's on the lips of every major truck enthusiast out there, and it's coming soon to a Rhinebeck Ford dealer near you. What are we talking about? The Ford F-150 Lightning, of course. It's a complete departure from what most people have come to expect from Ford's highly popular light-duty pickup line. For the very first time ever, the F-150 is being turned into an all-electric vehicle, and that in itself poses some exciting times ahead for truck drivers.

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An Ongoing Experience: Used Ford Trucks

May 13th, 2022

A black 2019 Ford F-150 Limited is shown driving on an open road.

If you’re looking for a workhorse of a truck with lots of grit, capability, and longevity, then you need a truck with the experience to back itself up. Firmly rooted as one of America’s automotive pioneers, Ford Motor Company has the experience to back itself up, and they have the trucks to keep drivers coming back. Because of the years behind the brand, you don’t need to buy a brand new vehicle to be driving well with Ford; a brief stroll through a used Ford dealership will have you seeing automotive excellence throughout the years gone by. So, if you’re trying to buy a top-notch truck while saving some dough, we’re going to take a look at the Ford truck lineup in the pre-owned department.

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A Year of the Capable: Ford 2022

April 15th, 2022

A red 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium is shown from the side driving past a bride on its way to a new Ford dealership.

Every year is a good year for Ford. How could it not be? Ford is one of the best brands on the market, and a true staple of American automation. 2022, however, has some especially unique things in store to give every year prior a run for its money. Just walk into a new Ford dealership, and you’ll see. As the automotive industry grows increasingly electric while simultaneously making leaps and bounds in engineering, vehicles have never been more capable than they are today. As always, Ford is a leader in this exciting time, and the theme of this year is capability. So, today, we have selected four of the most exciting models of 2022. Let’s see what we’ve got!

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A Noble Steed: 2023 Ford Bronco

Apil 15th, 2022

A red 2023 Ford Bronco DR is shown driving on a dusty trail after leaving a new Ford dealership.

You don’t want a vehicle that does alright—you want a vehicle that goes above and beyond. In other words, you want a vehicle like the Ford Bronco. With its fierce, athletic appearance (and open-roof option!), this iconic vehicle continues to be a leader in providing fine athletic driving, especially off-roading. When it comes to off-roading, the Bronco really leans into the vehicle’s trailblazing abilities. Before you head over to a new Ford dealership, we want to update you on the Bronco, including the 2023 Bronco DR and Bronco Raptor features. Take a look at the exciting improvements made upon these upcoming models and we’re sure those off-road trails will be calling your name!

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Our Favorite Ford Models for 2022

March 16th, 2022

A black 2022 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands is shown parked on a rock in the woods.

Whether you're searching for a high-powered sports car, a powerful work truck, or an efficient EV, you'll be able to find what you're looking for in the Ford inventory. That's what makes Ford so appealing to a variety of drivers, from avid adventurers and road trippers to hard workers and commuters. The Ford name has been a pillar in the automotive industry since 1903, and throughout the last century, the automaker has perfected its offerings, showcasing an arsenal of vehicles that prioritize safety, reliability, performance, and strength. When you're typing in a search for a "Ford dealer near me," you'll find that you have a number of options, but at Ruge's Ford, you will find that we have exactly what you are looking for at a price that fits your budget and much more. If you're wondering which Ford vehicle will be right for your travel needs, get started with a few of our favorite Ford models.

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Taking a Closer Look at a Few 2022 Ford Models

March 16th, 2022

A red 2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line is shown from the front driving on an empty road after leaving a Ford dealership.

In an industry with fierce competition, Ford has long been a favorite. That is because Ford has consistently delivered what customers want the most; cars, trucks, and SUVs that offer the latest technology, outstanding performance, and safety features. In addition, Ford owners have always been pleased with the quality of their vehicles, and it shows in their commitment to the brand. As a Ford dealer, we are proud to represent a brand that boasts quality, value, and selection, three characteristics that continue in the 2022 Ford lineup. At Ruge's Ford, we want you to know that owning a Ford is a valuable experience, and it makes perfect sense. When shopping for a new vehicle, you are going to hear a lot about the competition and people's opinions about Ford. These differences in opinion might make you stop and think why you should choose a Ford over the competition. The answer is simple: Ford produces better products.

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