Which is better: the 2020 Ford Escape or Kia Sportage?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Escape on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 2:39 PM

2020 Ford Escape vs Kia Sportage

The 2020 Ford Escape takes big steps forward with a new platform, styling, and powertrain options. This could be a gamechanger in the compact SUV segment. As the first vehicle on the new modular architecture from Ford to come to the U.S., the 2020 Escape promises better efficiency, space, comfort, and handling.

How does the 2020 Kia Sportage compare? Is it doing enough to compete with what Ford is bringing to the American table? Let’s pit the two vehicles against each other and see.

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What are the best diesel trucks?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Trucks, Industry Information on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 11:40 AM
Red 2019 Ford F-150 towing a speedboat.

The Best Diesel Trucks of 2019

There are a lot of great diesel trucks on the market these days. Every year, truck-makers make strides in designing more advanced and efficient diesel powerhouses. Let’s check out some of the best diesel offerings on the market in 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

Will the 2020 Ford Explorer be rear-wheel drive?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Explorer, Performance on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 7:01 AM
Black 2020 Ford Explorer sits outdoors. Exterior front/side angled view. There are snow-covered mountain peaks and pine trees in the background.

Drivetrain Configuration on the 2020 Ford Explorer

Exciting news has hit for Ford Explorer fans- the trailblazing crossover SUV will be fully-redesigned for the 2020 model year. Originally launching in 1991 based on the body of the Ford Ranger pick-up, the Ford Explorer switched over to a car chassis framework in 2011. Sine then, it’s been consistently performing as the best-selling midsize SUV every year.

What changes can we expect when the 2020 iteration hits dealer lots in June or July this year? We know that, as usual, it will have more power, more space, and better technology. But what about drivetrain- will the 2020 Ford Explorer be rear-wheel drive? Read the rest of this entry »

What are the best activities for Mother’s Day 2019 in Brainerd, MN?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community & Events, Just for Fun, Seasonal, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 2:45 PM
A few red rises against a white wall, upon which a sign hangs that says, "Happy Mother's Day."

Mother’s Day 2019 Activities in Brainerd MN

For Mother’s Day this year, why not show mom how much she means to you by treating her to a delicious brunch? Brainerd has several cool brunch events going down for moms in 2019 and to help you find the best option, we’ve compiled our favorites here for you. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Ford FX4 and how is it different from 4×4?

By Product Expert | Posted in Just for Fun, Technology on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 3:37 PM
2019 Ford F-150 hauls a big camper through a field.

Why Some Trucks Say FX4 Instead of 4×4

You may have seen a Ford truck drive by with the characters, “FX4” emblazoned on the side. You may have wondered, “what’s the deal with that? Are they spelling out the first “four” and then just putting in a number for the last, so it comes out to something like ‘Four by 4’?” Well, that’s a good theory, but… not exactly.  Read the rest of this entry »

What qualities set Ford trucks apart from GM and RAM?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Trucks on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 12:01 PM
Red Ford F-350 Super Duty truck sits in a garage looking impressive. Exterior-angled front side view.

What Makes Ford Special

The pick-up game is more competitive than ever these days, and we’re not talking basketball. Every year, high-quality entries ensure that the pick-up truck vehicle segment is still dominated by the big three automakers: Ford, GM, and Chrysler.

It’s well-known that choosing any of these brands will get you an excellent vehicle, so making the choice has instead come to rely on individual preference. What qualities do Ford trucks have that set them apart from their GM and RAM brethren (well, besides the fact that Ford doesn’t have the need to capitalize every letter in their name)? Read on to find out.  Read the rest of this entry »

Available Bed Lengths for the 2019 Ford F-150

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford F-150 on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 2:22 PM
A construction worker loads cargo into the bed of a red 2019 Ford F-150. Exterior rear angled view.

2019 Ford F-150 Bed Lengths

In addition to a multitude of trim levels, sub-trim levels, cabin types, and packages, the 2019 Ford F-150 offers a selection of different bed lengths. The F-150 has been around and optimized for so long that by now you can design the truck to come pretty much any way you want in order to perfectly serve that unique balance between your needs and wallet size.

Don’t let the multitude of options for the 2019 Ford F-150 scare you. Once you start choosing, the further choices get whittled down, and before you know it you’re staring into the eyes (headlights?) of your dream pick-up. One of the first choices a pick-up buyer should make, along with cab type, is desired bed-length. So what are the bed-length options on the 2019 F-150? Read the rest of this entry »

What are the best Easter 2019 events in the Brainerd MN area?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community & Events, Seasonal on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 1:45 PM
An array of colored eggs and tulips lay beside a fork and knife on a white napkin. The whole selection rests on a boarded wooden surface. Light yellow text says, "Easter 2019 in Brainerd Minnesota."

Easter Events 2019 in Brainerd MN

With Easter approaching on the 21st of April, you might be looking for ideas on how to have a great celebration in honor of the only time of year that eggs and rabbits get conspicuously mixed up with Christianity.

That’s why we stepped in to help provide the ultimate Easter weekend in Brainerd via some of the local events we’re most excited for. Follow our schedule and you’ll find plenty of fun for kids, parents, and even pets! Read the rest of this entry »

What’s the most popular vehicle in Minnesota and why?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford F-150, Just for Fun on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 2:17 PM
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The Ford F-150 has captured our hearts

Just like in the United States overall, the most popular vehicle in Minnesota is the Ford F-150. CNN calls it, “the most important vehicle in Ford’s 115-year history – right behind the model T.” It’s the vehicle that helped launch the trend of Americans buying trucks instead of cars, and here in Minnesota we just can’t get enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Where are the best places to watch 2019 March Madness games in the Brainerd MN area?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community & Events, Seasonal on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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Best Brainerd Sports Bars for March Madness 2019

March is here, which means the Madness is soon to begin. No, we’re not talking about the cabin fever we get in Minnesota after being cooped up all winter- hopefully that will be abating soon! We mean the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament.

So where should you go in-and-around Brainerd to ensure a blissful game-viewing experience? Check our handy list to find out! Read the rest of this entry »