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New Car Feature | 2019 Ford Flex | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

New Car Feature: 2019 Ford Flex

The 2019 Ford Flex offers a unique approach to the SUV segment, with a structured frame and squared body pillars. In addition to its eye-catching design, the Ford Flex offers ample interior space for your family and your gear, plus fun technology and safety features to help you on the go.

Interior

This three-row SUV can accommodate up to seven passengers as well as their cargo. You can adjust the seating configurations on every trip thanks to 60/40-split second-row seats and 50/50-split fold-flat third-row seats. With the rear seats folded down, you can utilize up to 83.2 cubic feet of cargo space. The 2019 Ford Flex also comes with a handful of fun technology features, including an available 12-speaker Sony® audio system, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and built-in navigation

Performance

The 2019 Ford Flex has two engine options. The Flex comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, mustering 287 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission and earns 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.* If you decide to opt for the range-topping Limited trim, you can choose a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine, which will improve performance without sacrificing efficiency. The EcoBoost® engine puts out 365 horsepower, 350 lb-ft of torque and an estimated fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.*

Safety 

The Ford Flex has your safety and convenience in mind from the moment you approach. The Flex utilizes remote keyless, so instead of digging through your pockets or your bag to find the keys, you can simply grab the door handle and the Flex will unlock automatically — as long as the key is on your person somewhere. You’ll also find navigating into tight parking spaces to be a lot easier behind the wheel of the Flex thanks to its rear view camera with backup assist lines.

Experience everything the 2019 Ford Flex has to offer firsthand with a test drive.

*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel ec

onomy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models; fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

If the 2019 Ford Flex is a vehicle you could see in your future, stop by one of our five locations located throughout southeastern Wisconsin. With locations in Kenosha, Janesville, West Bend, Menomonee Falls, and Thiensville, Boucher can a Flex for you! Want to just browse before making the trip in? No problem! Just visit Boucher.com to view our current inventory.

This article is presented by Boucher Automotive Group in Southeast Wisconsin.

New Car Review | 2019 Ford Explorer | Milwaukee, WI

New Car Review | 2019 Ford Explorer
A 2019 Ford Explorer should make the short list of anyone in the market for a new car. Its innovative appearance, user-friendly features, and options that go the extra mile are good incentives to take a close look at this mid-size crossover SUV.

Car dealerships like Boucher in Kenosha, West BendMenomonee Falls, Thiensville, or Janesville provide information on new and used cars in addition to automobile repair services. Explorer vehicles offer many options, so it is helpful for car shoppers to speak with experts to determine which package will best suit their lifestyles.

Interior Features

The 2019 Ford Explorer has room to comfortably seat six or seven people. Seats are arranged in three rows in a spacious cabin. A deep cargo provides adequate volume to accommodate sporting gear and rambunctious dogs. Active families who love outdoor life in Wisconsin will appreciate the Explorer’s roominess. Third-row and second-row seats can be folded down to allow for even more cargo capacity.

If seated at the front of the cabin, passengers will notice the open feel of it. Optional sliding captain chair seating in the second row provides more space and leg room and more comfortable experience than the standard bench. Also, it makes it much easier to access the third row. Interior surfaces vary according to which of the three trim models is chosen.

Exterior Features

The most distinctive features one sees when looking at the Explorer’s front are the LED headlamps and dynamic grille design with the trademark logo emblem across the front of it. Signature LED lights complement the rear as well. Low-beam headlights are automatic, becoming operational based on light sensors.

Keeping to its stylish good looks incorporated with utility, the Explorer features a quad-tip exhaust. It has four passenger doors with neat trim underneath and a liftgate in the back. Colors range from ruby red to blue to agate black to Oxford white.

Vehicle Features

• Engine: 3.5 liter, 6 cylinder

• Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic

• 290 horsepower

• Basic model provides cloth upholstery interior

• Manual climate control

• USB port

• Gas mileage: 17 mpg city/ 24mpg highway

Optional Features on Base Model

• Choice of two towing packages

• 2.3-liter turbocharged engine (Ecoboost and 4-cylinder)

A customer-oriented car dealership, such as Boucher in Janesville, can help people decide whether a base model Explorer is sufficient for all their needs or whether they require a higher trim.

Higher Trim Models

XLT 4 Door SUV

This trim offers rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. More optional perks are available for the XLT as opposed to the base version, including hands-free liftgate, dual-zone climate control, and Sync 3.

Limited

The Limited offers options for additional luxury while keeping the costs significantly lower than a top-of-the-line new vehicle. The interior features leather upholstery, power-folding split-bench seats for the third row, and a heated steering wheel. Air filtration comes standard for the Limited Explorer.

The Limited luxury package includes 20-inch premium painted machined aluminum wheels, chrome mirror caps, and a leather steering wheel. It also includes Active Motion on the front seats. It is functional enough to take on a fishing trip to Kenosha and still sufficiently attractive to grace Wanaki Golf Course in Menomonee Falls.

Standard Features on Limited Exterior

• Power-folding, driver memory mirrors

• Chrome roof rack side rails

• Foot-activated liftgate

• Chrome bodyside accents with Explorer engraving

• Black bumpers and side claddings

Standard Features on Limited Interior

• Front and rear-view cameras with built-in washers

• 110 volt outlet and four 12 volt powerpoints

• Power door locks, power windows

• Remote start capability

Optional Features on Limited

• Automatic high-beam headlamps

Sport

As implied, the Sports trim’s focus is mostly on performance. The suspension is sports-tuned and customers can choose among nine different styles of 20-inch wheels. A powerful engine features a twin-turbo V6.

The Sport trim has a unique look with its black mesh grille, high gloss black roof side rails, blackout treatment of the taillamps, and black exterior handles. The side view mirror also has a black gloss finish and features LED signal indicators and approach lamps.

A Sport Explorer has a Terrain Management System perfect for shifting during off-road driving. Mud/ruts is an example of one of the four settings. The Sport also has independent front and rear suspensions, Electronic Power Assist Steering. Hill Start Assist, and Hill Descent Control. Intelligent 4WD can prove invaluable in certain driving conditions in places like Milwaukee.

Several of the devices that come standard with the Platinum or Limited can be added as an option to the Sport. These include a few advanced safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning. Also optional are front view camera, power tilt steering wheel, 110-volt outlet, and ambient lighting.

Platinum

Finally, the Platinum offers the ultimate in comfort and luxury with premium leather seats and a panoramic sunroof. Accessories are catered for convenience and extend to the highest quality sound system.

The additional care and quality are evident on first sight of the Platinum model. The grille is finished with satin chrome as are the roof rack side rails. Rain-sensing wipers, LED fog lights, and Automatic Halogen Reflector High Beams round out this SUV’s sleek and sophisticated impression. Not only is the Explorer good for looks though. Many of its features are designed to improve safety for drivers in West Bend, Wisconsin, and other places where inclement weather is common.

Standard interior features for the Platinum trim in addition to those found in the Limited are a Twin-panel moonroof and Platinum-branded floor mats. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and provides secondary audio controls. The seats are Nirvana leather with quilted inserts for extra comfort.

Stand-Out Options for the Explorer

Towing package

The Explorer can tow up to 5,000 pounds with the correct gear. Standard equipment is the Class III trailer tow package, which comes with a frame-mounted hitch, oil cooler, and seven-pin connectors. Hauling horses between Janesville and Thiensville seems like nothing with a properly equipped Explorer.

Safety

The Explorer’s airbag technology is second to none with passenger knee airbags and Safety Canopy System that deploys airbags for outboard passengers. An SOS post-crash alert system automatically sounds the horn and switches on emergency flashers if airbags deploy. Finally, Explorers come standard with traction control and Roll Stability Control, ideal for icy or rainy conditions in Milwaukee, for instance.

An optional Smart & Safety Package offers forward collision control with brake support and Lane-Keeping System to guard against drift.

Conclusion

A sport utility vehicle is a sensible purchase. It does not even have to be a top-end luxury or performance model to accommodate the busy lifestyles of people contending with snow and rain, trying to transport livestock or heavy equipment, or simply dealing with day-to-day work commutes. In a class that has become extremely competitive, the Explorer holds its own both in appearance and function. Boucher in Kenosha, West BendMenomonee Falls, Thiensville, or Janesville can help you find the perfect Ford Explorer to fit your everyday needs. With 5 different locations, Boucher has over 75 2019 Explorers currently in stock! Stop by your local Boucher Ford store or visit Boucher.com to see our full inventory. 

New Car Review | 2019 Ford Edge ST | Milwaukee, WI

New Car Review | 2019 Ford Edge ST

Meet the 2019 Ford Edge ST

Janesville, Kenosha, West Bend, Thiensville, and Menomonee Falls Wisconsin drivers are anxiously anticipating one of the most highly sought after luxury SUVs of the 2019 season. And it’s a big event for Ford, too, as they’re releasing the very first SUV developed by their Ford Performance team, a revolutionary crew of designers and technicians who specifically focus on the arena of performance and build an entire SUV around that philosophy. It comes in four bold trims: SE, SEL, Titanium, and ST. Today we’re going to focus on the Ford Edge ST, a brilliant trim of the Ford Edge that features Ford Co-Pilot360 and other revolutionary technology that you simply won’t find anywhere else. Over the course of this review, we’ll let you know the highlights of this beautiful SUV that will bless the roads with not only a vibrant physical exterior but an interior that you can feel at home in.

Features

Our Kenosha, Janesville, West Bend, Thiensville, and Menomonee Falls Wisconsin customers demand feature-rich SUVs that not only drive smoothly but also offer cutting edge technology that both driver and passengers can appreciate. The Edge certainly fits the bill on all of those demands, and we’ll go through each of the main highlights so that you know what you have to look forward to when you take one of these home.

Interior

Let’s start out with the “home” feel that is stitched into every bit of the interior design. Standard features include ambient lighting for a cozy, relaxing aura that helps everyone feel like they’ve just stepped into a home away from home. Drivers will appreciate the leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise, secondary audio and 5-way controls, as this makes it easier to control both your entertainment and driving functions. A locking glove box increases security for any important things you might carry with you on your many journeys in this one. Connectivity is at your fingertips, too, with FordPass hotspot, SYNC 3 infotainment system, and SiriusXM for your additional pleasure. And don’t forget the revolutionary B&O™ Premium Sound System by Bang & Olufsen that will make all of your music truly ring out during short commutes or long country drives with the family. It’s an all-around beautiful interior featuring premium materials and seating that are built both for looks and comfort.

Exterior

Let’s start out with the bold Gloss Black-Painted Mesh Grille with ST Logo and then move onto flourishes like the Body-color rear spoiler, LED fog lamps, and Solar-tinted front door and windshield glass for a luxury look you won’t find anywhere else. It’s the perfect combination of sporty and luxurious, sophisticated and performance-oriented. Ford really focused on the “lines” look with this SUV, and it makes it take on a bold, impressive appearance that few people are going to turn away from. If you want to drive a handsome and sophisticated SUV that has performance to match, the 2019 Ford Edge ST is just the SUV for you.

Powertrain

As part of Ford’s Performance line, it’s only natural that they wanted to have this one pack quite a performance punch. It features a 2.7L V6 turbocharged EcoBoost® engine that gives you an awe-inspiring 335 hp and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, a truly impressive number given the efficiency of the engine, transmission, and something called Sport Mode that transports you into an entirely different and thrilling drive that you can’t get on any other SUV. If you want truly impressive efficiency with a Sport Mode that’s going to take you to the peak of performance, nothing matches the Edge ST.

Technology

As mentioned before, you get FordPass as your WiFi Hot Spot, to keep you up to date on all your latest apps and keep you in touch, safely, with friends and family. Voice activated commands put the world of connectivity under your power without making you take your hands off the wheel. You get Two (2) Driver-configurable 4.2-inch LCD Displays in Cluster to help you navigate both the world of entertainment and the world around you. Terrific LiftGate assist handle lets you pack and unpack your SUV without having to even use your hands, and that’s a big help to people who are in charge of the grocery shopping or any type of shopping over the years. Helpful functional tech like an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor®, and tremendous safety technology like Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) gives you the power to make yourself and your passengers safety no matter what kind of driving conditions you face. And of course, Ford Co-Pilot360 is about as close to having a self-driving car that you can get. No, it’s not a pure self-driving car, but you’re going to have the tools to basically let your Edge ST HELP you drive in different kinds of conditions.

Safety

Premium safety features are abundant on the Ford Edge ST. The Personal Safety System™ combines with SOS Post-Crash Alert System™, a revolutionary airbag system, and rear view camera system for optimal views outside of the car all combine to give you a unique safety package that can also be added onto with optional features like a Perimeter Alarm for security. And you’ll definitely want to keep this one safe, as it’s going to be the pride and joy of your automobile lineup in 2019. It’s simply a one-of-a-kind SUV that Ford has put a lot of work, tech, and love into so that their customers can truly feel what it feels like to drive an out of this world high performance SUV that still looks like it’s sophisticated and ready for a formal event.

Test Drive the 2019 Ford Edge ST

It’s sophisticated in appearance but sporty under the hood, and we’re certain that once you get behind the wheel of the ST and feel the way it drives, you will want to take it straight home with you this year. Our experienced and friendly sales staff is standing by and ready to help the flood of customers who will want to test drive this one at our dealership. If you’re ready to see what the Edge ST has to offer, please get in touch with us today and let us show you why this is your next SUV. We’ll show you how the safety and security features work to keep you safer, let you feel the cozy interior that’s going to be your home away from home from the minute you take it home, and simply admire the technology that Ford packed into this one from front to back. If you want a quote, you can get one of those on our website, build your package from the bottom up, or give us a call to ask us questions. We’re always ready to sell you a great SUV just like the 2019 Ford Edge ST. Call or stop by today. Boucher has locations all throughout southeastern Wisconsin. You can find this performance vehicle at our locations in Janesville, Kenosha, Menomonee Falls, West Bend, and Thiensville, Wisconsin. If you want to see what is available before leaving the comfort of your home, visit Boucher.com to view our entire inventory of Ford vehicles.

And remember, there are more 2019 Ford Edge ST reviews to appreciate and help you learn just why this one is one of the most highly beloved SUVs in all of 2019. It’s a high performance SUV that feels like a luxury SUV, brought to you by the folks at Ford who continue building everything tough but sophisticated.

New Car Review | 2019 Ford Ranger | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

After a long absence from the U.S. market, the manufacturer has introduced the Ford Ranger to the American market in the form of the 2019 Ford Ranger. At Gordie Boucher Ford dealerships, we are honored to have the truck in stock and are ready to help the residents of Milwaukee, Wisconsin acquire it. As such, you can visit our offices for inquiries about the 2019 Ranger. All of our Boucher employees are trained to ensure that they prioritize customer needs.

  • 2019 Ford Ranger Specifications
  • Engine 2.3 L Turbo-charged
  • Torque 369 lb.-ft.
  • Horsepower 310 hp
  • Transmission 10-Speed automatic transmission
  • Passengers 2/5
  • Doors 2/4
Comfort/ Convenience

Today, many people care about the ease that comes with driving the pickup truck that they purchase. As a result, the manufacturer made 2019’s Ranger to be utilitarian. If you go for the SuperCrew models, they will offer more comfort in terms of more seating space, increased legroom, and a better headroom. When driving the pickup truck off-road, you will enjoy its ride and handling, making it a big improvement from the last Ford Ranger. The extended cab version also has space for a bed, which allows you to take a nap after an extended driving or during long distance off-road driving.


Infotainment and Technology

The manufacturer intended the Ford Ranger to be among the first trucks to incorporate various advanced technologies. For instance, it features several new technologies such as the FordPress Connect Wi-Fi that supports 4G LTE, which can serve up to 10 devices simultaneously. The pickup truck also has a pre-installed B&O Play premium audio output system that supports Sync 3 multimedia system. When driving off-road, you can activate the low-speed off-road cruise control that comes as standard to the 2019 Ranger four-wheel- drive models. The system is known as the Trail Control. The 2019 Ranger’s Trail Control helps the driver to engage the vehicle’s speed from 1 to 20 mph with the option of slowing down the pace without disengaging it by braking. According to the manufacturer, the Trail Control is designed to help the truck driver to concentrate on the terrain he or she is driving on rather than focusing on the throttle.

Exterior Design

You can expect the 2019 Ranger to be available in the market in exterior colors like gray, white, silver, black, and burnt orange. If you want it in hot pepper red, you will have to pay an extra amount. If you want a unique exterior appearance for your 2019 Ranger, you can opt for either the Sport Appearance design or the Chrome Appearance package depending on the trim that you prefer. The manufacturer has also ensured that there is a trailer tow package for people who prefer using the pickup truck for towing and the off-road package for those who want to drive off the road. You can also get a technology package, which features integrated technologies in the pickup such as the adaptive cruise control and navigation. It is also good to note that unlike other markets that will be getting the 2019 Ranger with plastic bumpers, the U.S. market with get rear and front fenders made of steel. The steel bumpers in the model make it easy for owners of the pickup truck to upgrade the bumpers conveniently after purchase.

Interior Design
If you go for the SuperCab Ranger, the vehicle features two clamshell doors with two seating capacity while the bigger SuperCrew model has four doors with significantly larger seating space that can accommodate five passengers. The manufacturer has ensured that despite the truck’s 10-speed automatic transmission that could features a rotary control selector, it has a transmission lever that is sport-inspired in the center console. The 2019 Ranger’s dashboard and doors are made from hard plastic in both the XL and XLT. The truck’ interior is available in two colors: Medium Ash and Ebony. If you go for the SuperCrew models, you get an extra under-seat storage space that is waterproof. Its design also ensures that you can use it by tilting the seat bottom up and dropping any wet or muddy stuff you want to keep.

Mechanical Performance

The 2019 Ranger’s 2.3 L turbo-charged eco-boost engine is mighty and provides a horsepower of 310 hp. and a torque of 369 lb.-ft. The 2019 Ford Ranger’s powerful 2.3 L four-cylinder engine is accompanied with a 10-speed automatic transmission that will ensure that drivers enjoy the power that they need when driving off-road or on-road. Currently, the 2019 Ranger is not available in a diesel engine in the U.S. although other markets have this option. This means that it might be a matter of time before it hits our market. The 2019 Ford Ranger comes standard with the rear-wheel drive (RWD) with an option of shifting to four-wheel-drive (AWD). You can access the truck in two-speed transfer case as either the Ford’s Terrain Management System or the Dana electronic locking rear differential. The vehicle has several drive terrains controlled by the electronic system, and you can choose from the following drive modes: gravel/grass, normal, mud/ruts, and sand, which make driving comfortable under different surfaces. The truck also has a dual A-arm suspension that features front coil springs and strong Dana rear axle with integrated leaf springs at the back. The North American model will feature a locking rear differential with its frame fully boxed.

Safety
The manufacturer has ensured that the 2019 Ranger features a majority of the electronic safety systems that are available in the various Ford models. Some of the standard safety features that come with the truck are blind spot warning system, a forward collision warning, and an emergency braking system. The model’s blind spot warning system comes combined with LED taillights that offer trailer coverage. Lane departure warning system and the lane keep assist come as standard safety features for the XLT and the Lariat models. However, only the Lariat features the automatic cruise control. The truck has dual front airbags and the pre-collision assist technology as standard safety features for the model.

Conclusion

To test drive the new Ford Ranger, just make an appointment with any of the five (5) Gordie Boucher Ford dealerships that serve Wisconsin in Menomonee Falls, Janesville, Kenosha, West Bend, and Thiensville. The dealership has the latest Ford Ranger in store and once you make the test driver, chances are you will not be disappointed. Call us today or visit us at  Boucher.com to make your reservations or to inquire about the new Ford Ranger.

New Car Feature | 2019 Ford Mustang | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Vehicle Profile: 2019 Ford Mustang
The Mustang is back, this time with a special BULLITT trim

Four years into its latest generation, the 2019 Ford Mustang is even more refined and customizable than its predecessors, and now available with an all-new, special BULLITT trim. With trim level prices ranging from $25,845 to $45,595, building the muscle car you’ve always wanted, and within the confines of your budget, is easier than ever.*

Performance

The underside of the 2019 Ford Mustang’s hood is a complex place. You get your pick between three engines and two transmissions, and as if to complicate matters further, you can choose between five driving modes — including Track and Drag Strip — from the cockpit. The base 2.3-liter EcoBoost® produces 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, which is respectable until compared with the 5.0-liter V8 that makes 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. In the track-focused GT350, the V8 gets 0.2 liters of additional displacement and a whopping 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. Pair that with a ten-speed automatic with paddle shifters and a 3.55 TORSEN® limited-slip differential and the Ford Mustang becomes a veritable force to be reckoned with.

 

Technology

Technology is front and center in the 2019 Ford Mustang. The large, 12-inch LCD digital instrument cluster displays everything you need to know, and you can use it to set your driving preferences down to the very last detail, even including exhaust and steering settings. But while there’s plenty of technology designed to enhance the performance driving experience, there’s just as much devoted to improving your ride. From the B&O PLAY™ Premium Audio System with 12 speakers to the Ford Safe and Smart™ Package, there’s little the Mustang doesn’t do with regards to convenience, entertainment and safety.

Design

Some sports cars are happy to get by with an understated look, but it’s important for the one-and-only American muscle car to really look the part. It’s not just the muscular lines or the menacing LED headlights but also the stripes, scoops, striking colors, various unique grilles and the 14 different wheel designs that really make it stand out. For 2019 it brings back what is arguably the most famous Mustang ever with a BULLITT edition complete with green accent hand stitching, white cue ball shift knob and wheels with high gloss black-painted pockets. You don’t have to be a fan of the classic 1968 film to appreciate the beauty that is that car.

It would be easy for the Mustang to rest on its laurels as the reigning king of muscle cars, but Ford seems to have no interest in letting the car rest. It gets something new every year, and 2019 may be its best year yet.

*MSRP for base vehicle shown excluding destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.

This article is presented by Boucher Automotive Group in Southeast Wisconsin.

New Car Review | 2019 Ford Expedition | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

New Car Review | Ford Expedition

Looking for a brand new SUV to meet your driving needs this year? If so, you might want to check out the 2019 Ford Expedition. Your friendly staff here at Gordie Boucher Ford happen to think this vehicle has a lot to offer and recommend that anyone living in the Janesville, Kenosha, Menomonee Falls, Thiensville, and West Bend areas come by and give this freshly redesigned sports utility vehicle a test drive. Without further adieu, here is why the new Expedition warrants some attention.

What’s New For 2019?

Ford redesigned the Expedition for the 2018 model year, so you might not expect to see too many changes for the 2019 line-up. However, there is a new package option that is themed around the color black. Anyone looking for something black inside and out will be thrilled to have this package option. Otherwise, you can expect most things to look the same on the exterior, interior, and under the hood. The 2018 redesign got a lot of things right, so why fix something that works well?

Selecting a Trim Level

Sitting at the top of the Ford SUV lineup, the Expedition is the biggest vehicle in terms of size and price tag. With the Expedition, you can opt for the regular wheelbase or the extended wheelbase, which is known as the Expedition Max.

There are a few different trim levels to choose from as well. You can get the base XLT trim or upgrade to the Limited or Platinum levels. With the XLT, standard features include 18-inch wheels, a Class IV trailer hitch on the rear, and a push-start ignition feature.

The Limited trim comes with larger 20-inch wheels and has options for roof rail crossbars, a magnetic grille, and rain-sensing front windshield wipers. At the top of the pack, the Premium trim level offers 22-inch alloy wheels, an impressive 12-speaker sound system,l and gorgeous leather-trimmed seats.

Vehicle Performance

As far as performance goes, the XLT and Limited trims offer a solid performance on the base 3.5-L twin-turbo V6 engine. This engine is capable of generating 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. After this engine was debuted on the 2018 model, it quickly made the Expedition one of the swiftest vehicles in its class. In fact, this vehicle has been clocked at getting from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 7 seconds on the base engine, which really exemplifies getting the most bang for your buck when buying a sports utility vehicle.

If you are looking for more power, the Platinum trim offers it. The Platinum comes with the same 3.5-L engine, but it is tuned to get 400 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel drive are both available on the Expedition, depending on your preference.

Fuel Efficiency

When you come to Boucher Ford, you’re probably going to wonder if Boucher has something that can fit your fuel efficiency needs. Large SUVs are, of course, not known for their impressive gas mileages. If you get the base rear-wheel drive Expedition, you can get 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway. Naturally, these numbers dwindle with the more powerful engine on the Premium trim which, when you get it with four-wheel drive, comes out to 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway.

Overall, these numbers are decent enough for a vehicle of this size, and with the get-up-and-go power you get from the 3.5-L EcoBoost engine, it is easier to justify spending the gas money.

Safety and Technology Features

A major aspect of the changes made to the 2018 model lineup included safety and technology features, which come in abundance on even the base XLT trim. As far as safety features go, you get an abundance of driver safety features, including blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, emergency braking that also features a pedestrian detection feature, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop. There is also a driver attention alert system that monitors just how much attention the driver is paying to the road and will issue an alert if it believes the driver’s attention is slipping.

Additionally, you can opt for some other helpful safety features. These options include parking sensors for both the front and rear of the vehicle, a surround-view camera, and an SOS post-crash alert system.

Tech-wise, the Expedition is about as high-tech as you can get on a vehicle in its class. Standard technological features on the Expedition, which were introduced for the 2018 lineup, include four USB ports, Sirius XM radio, and a nine-speaker sound system. With Ford’s user-friendly Sync 3 system, you get an 8-inch touchscreen monitor, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone app integration, and a navigation system.

Additional technology features on the Expedition include WiFi hot-spot connectivity, an entertainment system for rear seat passengers, and a wireless charging pad for your devices.

The Final Verdict

Ford fans will want to come into Boucher to see the Expedition for themselves. Although it is not a luxury vehicle, the powerful performance you get from the engines on the Expedition tend to leave competitors like BMW and Audi in the dust. And for the price, you get as many safety and tech features as you could possibly ask for in a brand new vehicle. The chic all-black package is an exciting addition that you will want to check out if you are planning on waiting to buy the 2019 Expedition, but the 2018 models are just as stunning. The trip to Boucher Ford is worth it to see just how strong the Expedition really is.

The Ford Expedition has a lot going for it, and Gordie Boucher Ford is ready to help you get behind the wheel today for a test drive. If you’re living in the Janesville, Kenosha, Menomonee Falls, Thiensville, or West Bend areas, call or stop on by Boucher Ford to learn more about the brand new Expedition.

New Car Review | 2020 Ford Bronco | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

New Car Review | 2020 Ford Bronco
The Ford Bronco is nothing short of a legendary model for all fans of 4X4 off-road giants. And while it left those off-roads over 20 years ago, it’s gearing up for its big return in the year 2020. Gordie Boucher invites you to learn a little bit about the Bronco’s legacy and take a sneak peak of the teaser photo for 2020’s upcoming release. Milwaukee Wisconsin SUV/4X4 fans should be delighted at that alluring picture of the 2020 Bronco’s general shape and outline, but we’ll do a little more digging for you to give you a fuller preview of the Ford Bronco as it might look in 2020. As you might guess, Ford has done a superb job of keeping major details out of the press, and that’s both good and bad. It’s good because it keeps their best kept secrets under wraps, making the release of the 2020 Bronco more special and mysterious. Of course, it’s bad for folks in Milwaukee Wisconsin who have Bronco fever and just want to get a good look at this thing already.
Rebirth of a Legend

We haven’t heard much about the Ford Bronco since 2004. It was there at the Detroit Auto Show in the same year that this legendary truck introduced itself to us as a concept, and it disappeared as quickly as it appeared. There’s not been a peep out of the automaker since then about a potential model line since, and that’s definitely a disappointing fact to those of us at Boucher who’ve anxiously awaited the return of this long-gone model. Thankfully they announced plans for the 2020 model, and they’ve already shown us that absolutely delightful and frustrating teaser photo of the new model that’s soon to roll in at Gordie Boucher Ford in 2020.Now there’s been an announcement that it’s back and badder than ever before. That’s a bold claim for the legendary automaker to boast on a website, so we’re just going to assume that they know something we don’t about this fabled truck. It was always a model that defied all definitions. It’s not a pickup, but it’s not quite entirely SUV either, so it simply rests in its own kingdom, content to oversee everything in a dimension and shape of its own making. We know as of now, the older 60’s models are going to upwards of $50,000 right now, and that’s a sure sign that America and the world are ready for some old world nostalgia in a new package.Folks who drove some of the original models are going to be thrilled to pieces to see modern amenities in an old-school truck like this. The possibilities are breathtaking when you think about it. This one practically ushered in the 4X4 era and made the model one of the most legendary of all off-road vehicles. There are still some of the older models out there that can tear up some of those out of the way roads just like any modern vehicle today. But to throw in that amount of power, that off-road capability, in an era when you basically have a computer on your dash, well that’s just going to blow more than a few minds in 2020.

All Known Specifications

We don’t have an engine lineup for this SUV yet here at Gordie Boucher Ford, but we do want to share all of the down and dirty details of the 2020 model with those of you who are impatiently waiting for this giant to be reborn out of the dust. Here are just a few sneak peaks at some specs that are churning around the rumor mill right now.

What to expect

Joe Hinrichs is President of Ford of the Americas, so he knows a lot about this vehicle and perhaps more than anyone else could even venture to guess. When he says that you can expect the 2020 model to be “true to its heritage,” you can trust that statement to be true. They’re not scrapping the old model and making an entirely unrecognizable vehicle from scratch. It’s going to be a by-the-blueprint with many innovations thrown in for modern drivers. That’s relieving news to those of us who appreciate the heritage of the older models and who don’t want to see them make it into an entirely different vehicle. We want this one to build on history, not destroy it.

We’ve seen a sneak peak of the general shape of the model, so we know it’s likely a squared-off “two-box shape” design. Many folks expect the same spare tire on the back as you had in the legendary early models, and you can expect plenty of power under the hood, but don’t expect out of this world power. Experts estimate that the new model’s engine is going to be very similar to the 2.3-liter turbo-four engine found on the 2019 Ranger. This won’t diminish anything about the potential of the Bronco’s power, so don’t worry about the horsepower here. You’re going to get plenty! As more details come out about the Bronco’s 2020 run, we’ll continue to update on torque, horsepower, and transmission specs. For now, the automaker is letting us have some fun letting our imagination run wild here.

Get What You Want in 2020

The Bronco’s run was 30 years. It disappeared in 1996, and we haven’t had anything but dreams to keep us going since then, but in 2020, they’re bringing back this legendary off-road vehicle and making all of those great dreams we’ve had a big reality. For now, the details are scarce, but how nice it is to look at that cloaked form of the model and know that underneath that is everything we’ve been dreaming about since we last saw the model disappear from the line of products. It’s coming back, and this is absolutely confirmed, so anyone wanting to get their hands on the first legendary redo of this vehicle is going to have a lot to look forward to when the clock turns over and it’s 2020.

Boucher is a committed dealership who is looking forward to this release just as much as you are, and as a dealership, we’re privy to information as it’s first released. If at any time you want updates on the latest news concerning this vehicle, please contact us! We’ll happily share the latest news with you, let you know the first date it will be available on our lot, and chat about the Broncos of old, as they are in our fondest memories, too (used Broncos are in high demand these days, too, so don’t forget to ask about previous models). We welcome you to share in the nostalgic atmosphere surrounding the release of this 2020 model. And if you aren’t into nostalgia, no worries. This release is certain to give you all of the modern amenities you’ve come to expect from SUVs these days. The important thing is that for the first time in a very long time – decades – this automaker feels that it has made a better model than they did in the past. They’ve surpassed the 1996 model, bettered it, and brought it to life. And it can be yours in 2020.

Gordie Boucher Ford of Kenosha, Gordie Boucher Ford of West Bend, Gordie Boucher Ford of Menomonee Falls, Gordie Boucher of Thiensville, and Gordie Boucher Ford of Janesville will all be able to help you with your purchase of a 2020 Ford Bronco when the time is right. Keep an eye out for this beauty. If you just can’t wait for the Bronco, and want a new Ford vehicle today, check out our inventory of other new and used Ford models such as the Fiesta, EcoSport and F-250. Whether you decide to wait it out or start looking now, Boucher has something for everyone!

New Car Feature | 2019 Ford Ranger | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Vehicle Preview: 2019 Ford Ranger 
Ford is reviving a classic pickup for the modern automotive age

It’s been eight years since the midsize Ranger was in the Ford lineup, but the popular truck is making a comeback for the 2019 model year. With truck sales higher than ever, having this smaller option will present a strong market advantage for the brand. The 2019 Ford Ranger includes many of the attributes it was known for in the past, along with some exciting new updates.

Capabilities to keep you safe

Off-road enthusiasts of the past adored the original Ford Ranger for its rugged and tough nature. The new Ford Ranger is just as durable and dependable, having been tested on some of the world’s most brutal terrains and conditions. Should you need some extra help along those rough paths, the 2019 Ranger can be equipped with the FX4 Off-Road Package, which includes bash and skid plates to protect the undercarriage of the truck as well as all-terrain tires that will grip the toughest roadways. Trail Control™, which acts like an off-road cruise control, is an additional option for the 2019 Ford Ranger, allowing you to maintain a constant slow speed while traversing rocky trails.

Gearing up for a better drive

Under the hood of the 2019 Ford Ranger is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine with Auto Start-Stop technology, which optimizes both power and efficiency using direct gasoline injection and turbocharging. Along with the efficient powertrain, the new Ranger is packed with state-of-the-art technology that can assist you during every drive. While in use, available adaptive cruise control utilizes a radar sensor to automatically slow down the truck and maintains a safe distance if the vehicle in front of you decreases its speed. The available Lane-Keeping System will alert you to any lane drifting by vibrating the steering wheel or applying torque vectoring to safely get you back in your lane. Rounding out the helpful safety systems available on the 2019 Ford Ranger is a Blind Spot Information System and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, both of which act as an extra set of eyes when maneuvering the truck.

Keeping things connected

In the modern world, any vehicle needs to be connected and provide drivers with the ability to sync smartphones and apps. Going beyond the standard, the 2019 Ford Ranger features FordPass Connect, which allows you to create an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, available for up to 10 devices to connect to from as far as 50 feet outside the truck. On top of that, you can use the FordPass™ mobile app to track data usage, so you know exactly how you’re utilizing this innovative feature.

The 2019 Ford Ranger will be available at three trim levels — XL, XLT and Lariat — and can be configured as a SuperCab and SuperCrew, leaving the two-door option in the past. Visit us in store at one of our 5 locations to learn more about the arrival of this classic Ford vehicle. The Ranger will be available at Gordie Boucher Ford of Janesville, Gordie Boucher Ford of Kenosha, Gordie Boucher Village Ford of Thiensville, Gordie Boucher Ford of Menomonee Falls, and Gordie Boucher Ford West Bend.

This article is presented by Boucher Automotive Group in Southeast Wisconsin.