2013 Best Cars for the Money Awards by U.S. News Include Six Ford Vehicles

U.S. News recognizes six different Ford vehicles with Best Cars for the Money awards this year

Online PR News – 07-March-2013 – Devils Lake – Ford Motor Company recently accepted six different awards from U.S. News, recognizing the 2013 Best Cars for the Money. Every year, U.S. News researches new cars, awarding one in each segment for having the performance, safety, reliability and comfort for the best price. This year, Ford dominated six of the 21 segments which gave Ford more Best Car for the Money awards than any other automotive company. All these award-winning Ford vehicles can be purchased or leased today at Marketplace Ford in Devils Lake.

There are several different factors U.S. News takes into consideration when analyzing vehicles each year. First, they break down average price customers pay as well as five-year total cost of ownership data from TrueCar.com. U.S. News also looks at the opinion of the automotive press in order to see professional opinions of the car’s performance, interior features and overall comfort. J.D. Power and Associates’ reliability scores and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety scores are also looked at. Finally, U.S. News looks at their New Best Car ranking data and determines which car in each segment deserves the Best Car for the Money award that year.

Ford swept six different segments in 2013, receiving more overall awards than any other brand. The Ford Focus ranked on top of the Compact Car segment while the Ford Fusion won Midsize Cars and the Ford Taurus with Large Cars. The all-new Ford Fusion Hybrid also won the Hybrid Cars Best Car for the Money Award this year. Looking into the Best SUV and Minivan categories, the redesigned Ford Escape dominated the Compact SUV segment while the Ford Edge won the Best Car for the Money Award in the Midsize SUV with 2 Rows category.

Ford prides themselves in offering customers high-quality, reliable vehicles for great prices. In fact, February sales were up 9 percent, marking 2013 the best February Ford has had in six years. “As more new vehicle buyers continue returning to the marketplace, our fresh new product portfolio or fuel-efficient vehicles is winning over customers,” explained Ford vice president of U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, Ken Czubay. “People are buying our all-new Fusion and Escape in record numbers, thanks to strong fuel economy and innovative new technologies.”

Marketplace Ford of Devils Lake, ND proudly offers customers the lineup of U.S. News’ award-winning vehicles. Not only are these Ford cars reliable and safe, but they are available at Marketplace Ford for a great price. Swing by the dealership today and take a look at the great features these Ford vehicles have to offer. Sales associates will be happy to answer any questions as well as set customers up with a test drive. Visit Marketplace Ford online for more dealership information at www.MarketplaceFord.com/.

About Marketplace Ford: At Marketplace Ford, we offer the best vehicles in Devils Lake, North Dakota, and the surrounding areas, such as Minot, Fargo, Bismarck, Rugby, Grand Forks, New Rockford, and Jamestown. Marketplace Ford keeps an extensive inventory of new, used, and certified pre-owned Ford vehicles including the fuel-efficient Ford Focus, the capable Ford F-150, and the stylish Ford Escape, among many others. In addition, Marketplace Ford offers a full-service maintenance and repair department, along with genuine Ford parts and accessories. Our qualified service technicians and advisors are capable of repairing all Ford models and a number of common and late-model vehicles. Visit our website to view current specials and our large selection of vehicles or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/marketplaceford.