SPORTY FORD ESCAPE OFFERS A CAR-LIKE RIDE!

What makes the Ford Escape stand out in a crowd? In our eyes, it’s the varying power trains that the compact crossover, now in its 19th year, has to offer. That’s something you don’t see in other brands that fall in the same segment. Though Ford nixed the six-cylinder and hybrid versions sometime back, there are still three four-cylinder engines to choose in this hot-seller: 2.5 liter with 168 … [Read more...]

GO ANY ROAD, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE IN 2019 FORD EXPLORER

Best-selling three-row SUV in America? The Ford Explorer, you bet. Available as a front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the Explorer is offered as a 3.5-liter V-6 (290 horsepower); 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 (365 hp); or the 2.3-liter, 4-cylinder turbo (280 hp). As you can see, that’s plenty of choices to “explore” the horizon. But, the crisp-shifting 6-speed auto is still the only transmission. In fact, … [Read more...]

Automotive section launches today

This week The Laker/Lutz News is expanding our business coverage with a new automotive section that we’re calling “autoMOTIVES.” We emphasize the word “MOTIVES” because we believe this section’s outstanding content will educate and motivate you to keep up with the latest automotive trends, and help you decide what is the best vehicle for you and your loved ones. Our editor is Nitish Rele, an … [Read more...]

BESTSELLER FORD F-150 OFFERS DIVERSE ENGINE CHOICES

Did you know that the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for 28 years and the best-selling pickup for 42 years? Now that is an accomplishment speaking volumes of this remarkable truck that can seat from three to six people. The rear-wheel or four-wheel-drive pickup comes in several power train choices. So, take your pick. There’s the 3.3-liter V-6 engine that … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel chamber honors businesses, leaders

The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce honored its top businesses and leaders during its annual banquet last week at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel. The awards, according to chamber officials, acknowledge the accomplishments of small businesses, large businesses, volunteers, civic organizations, and business leaders, for the contributions they make to the regional economy. The … [Read more...]