New for 2010-Ford Trucks

Jeff Youngs | Dec 31, 2009

Critical Knowledge

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
2010 E-Series: After major upgrades in 2008 and 2009, the E-Series is offered with Sync communications and entertainment technology for 2010.

2010 Escape: Active Park Assist technology helps the driver identify a parallel parking space, and then parks the Escape for the driver. Other updates includes MyKey parental programming for speed and stereo volume, upgraded Sync communications and entertainment technology, rearview camera, and side mirrors that help the driver better see into blind spots.

2010 Explorer: Trailer Sway Control is standard for 2010. The Explorer is also offered in XLT Sport trim this year, and the optional Sync communications and entertainment system is upgraded.

2010 Explorer Sport Trac: The aging half-SUV, half-pickup Explorer Sport Trac adds a standard Trailer Sway Control system this year, and the optional Sync communications and entertainment system is upgraded for 2010.

2010 Expedition: Using new standard MyKey programmable settings, Expedition owners can set maximum speed and stereo volume for when kids borrow the family SUV. Trailer Sway Control is a new standard feature this year, and the optional Sync communications and entertainment system is upgraded for 2010.

2010 F-Series: The new SVT Raptor model is essentially a baja truck that's nearly race ready right out of the showroom. All 2010 F-150s are equipped with MyKey parental programming technology to limit speed and stereo volume, and the optional Sync system is upgraded. Fuel economy improvements are also made to several models in the lineup.

2010 F-Series Super Duty: In its final year before a significant upgrade, the 2010 Ford F-Series Super Duty is available with Ford Work Solutions technology, military-grade Tough Bed spray-in bedliner, and new standard features on certain trim levels. A new Cabela's trim level is also on sale for 2010.

2010 Ranger: Stability control with roll stability control and seat-mounted side-impact air bags are now standard equipment on the aged 2010 Ford Ranger. Ford has discontinued the FX4 Off-Road model, and the long-bed option is now reserved for fleet customers choosing the XL trim level.

2010 Transit Connect: Sold internationally for years, the new 2010 Ford Transit Connect is a small commercial van designed for use by small business owners in dense cities. Highlights include a 4-cylinder engine good for 20 mpg in the city, 135 cubic feet of cargo capacity, 1,600-pound payload rating, and numerous commercial-grade options.

2010 Ford E-Series

After significant improvements were made to the Ford E-Series commercial van in 2008 and 2009, the 2010 model is carried over with few updates. For 2010, the E-Series is offered with Sync communications and entertainment technology for the first time.
  • Ford performed significant exterior updates to the E-Series van in 2008, and added an all-new interior in 2009 with numerous, affordable "smart" technologies for business owners
  • For 2010, Sync entertainment and voice-activated communications technology is added to the E-Series
  • Ford's venerable E-Series will be replaced by the new Euro-designed Ford Transit van in 2012

2010 Ford Escape

Ford continues to make incremental improvements to its Escape compact SUV. For 2010, new MyKey technology allows parents to program speed and stereo volume limits, Active Park Assist helps the driver find a parallel parking space large enough for the Escape to fit, and then parks the Escape for the driver, and visibility is improved with redesigned side mirrors and an optional rearview camera.
  • The 2010 Ford Escape and Escape Hybrid are carryover models from 2009, but are equipped with several new standard and optional features
  • Integrated spotter mirrors include a convex secondary mirror embedded in the side mirrors to help the driver see in blind zones
  • Parents can use the Escape's new MyKey technology to program a limited top speed of 80 mph, ensure that the traction control is never turned off, and to limit stereo volume to 44 percent of maximum output
  • Optional rearview camera system can display an image of what's behind the Escape on the available navigation system screen, when the vehicle is in reverse gear
  • Optional Active Park Assist uses sensors in the front and rear bumpers to identify a parallel parking space that's big enough for the Escape, and then after the driver agrees to accept help parking, automatically steers the Escape into the space while the driver operates the brake, accelerator and transmission
  • Pull Drift Compensation technology works with the Escape's electronic power steering to help overcome slight steering changes due to stiff crosswinds or road crowns
  • New Sync with Traffic, Directions and Information feature provides hands-free access to personalized traffic reports, turn-by-turn driving directions, news reports, sports scores, weather forecasts and local business directories

2010 Ford Explorer

As Ford readies a replacement for the Explorer-set to take place in 2012-the current model receives few changes. Trailer Sway Control is standard for 2010, and there's a new XLT Sport trim level as well as an upgraded optional Sync communications and entertainment system.
  • The 2010 Ford Explorer is a carryover model
  • New XLT Sport trim level includes Charcoal Black cloth seats, white-faced instrument cluster, all-weather floor mats and blacked-out trim for the grille, wheel lip accents and side step rails
  • Trailer Sway Control is standard this year and automatically monitors vehicle yaw motion while controlling engine torque and the brakes to help bring a trailer that is swaying under control
  • Available Sync with Sirius TravelLink, which provides access to fuel prices, movie theater times, weather reports, sports scores and more

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

The aging half-SUV, half-pickup Explorer Sport Trac adds standard Trailer Sway Control for 2010, and the optional Sync communications and entertainment system is upgraded.
  • The 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a carryover model
  • Trailer Sway Control is standard this year, automatically monitoring vehicle yaw motion and controlling engine torque and the brakes to help bring a trailer that is swaying under control
  • Available Sync with Sirius TravelLink, which provides access to fuel prices, movie theater listings, weather reports, sports scores and more

2010 Ford Expedition

For 2010, Expedition owners can now use MyKey parental programming features to limit the SUV's top speed and stereo volume, among other items. The optional Sync communications and entertainment system is upgraded for 2010, and Trailer Sway Control is added as a standard feature.
  • The 2010 Ford Expedition is a carryover model
  • Parents can use new MyKey technology to program a top speed of 80 mph, limit audio volume to 44 percent of maximum, persistently sound the seat belt chime until everyone is buckled up, and to ensure that the traction control system is never turned off
  • Trailer Sway Control is now standard, automatically modifying engine torque and employing the brakes to help bring a trailer that is swaying under control
  • Available Sync with Sirius TravelLink, which provides access to fuel prices, movie theater times, weather reports, sports scores and more

2010 Ford F-Series

Despite a complete redesign for 2009, Ford makes significant changes to the 2010 F-150 lineup. A new baja-inspired SVT Raptor model is available, the luxury-themed Platinum model adds standard equipment for 2010, and fuel-efficiency improvements made for last year's SFE model are rolled out to several trucks in the lineup, forcing the cancellation of the SFE version. Additionally, MyKey parental programming technology is standard, and the Sync communications and entertainment system is upgraded for 2010.
  • Following a redesign for the 2009 model year, the 2010 Ford F-150 is a carryover model
  • New SVT Raptor version from the Ford Special Vehicle Team debuts for 2010
  • The 2010 Ford SVT F-150 Raptor is a factory-built, performance off-roader including 320-horsepower 5.4-liter V-8 or, later after its initial debut, a more powerful 6.2-liter V-8 engine
  • Raptor model is the only factory street truck equipped with internal bypass shocks from Fox Racing Shox, and they're visible to bystanders
  • Raptor boasts 13.4 inches of rear suspension travel, 11.2 inches of front suspension travel, B.F. Goodrich All Terrain TA/KO 315/70-17 tires and unique wheels
  • Raptor model is equipped with Ford's first application of Hill Descent Control, and has a stability control system with Sport and Off-Road modes to reduce or eliminate intervention by the traction and stability systems
  • Raptor model gets styling modifications with a new front end, vented hood, functional hood and fender air extractors, and a 7-inch stretch in width
  • Raptor's interior includes unique dash and console detailing, an auxiliary switch board that helps make aftermarket customization easier, and a black leather steering wheel with a molten orange centering line
  • The luxurious F-150 Platinum gets more standard equipment, including ambient cabin lighting, power sliding rear window, heated front and rear seats, satin gloss Lacrosse Ash wood accents, Sony 6-disc CD changer and other features
  • Last year's F-150 SFE model, designed to maximize fuel economy, is discontinued for 2010, but its fuel-efficiency improvements remain available on several F-150 trucks
  • Parents can use the F-150's new MyKey technology to program a limited top speed of 80 mph, ensure that the traction control is never turned off, to sound a persistent seat belt reminder until everyone is buckled up, and to limit stereo volume to 44 percent of maximum output
  • New Sync with Directions, Connections and Information provides hands-free access to personalized traffic reports, turn-by-turn driving directions, news reports, sports scores, weather forecasts and local business directories

2010 Ford F-Series Super Duty

In its final year before a significant upgrade, the 2010 Ford F-Series Super Duty is available with Ford Work Solutions technology, military-grade Tough Bed spray-in bedliner, and new standard features on certain trim levels including PowerScope side mirrors and a reversing camera. A new Cabela's trim level is also on sale for 2010.
  • The 2010 Ford F-Series Super Duty models are carried over from 2009
  • Newly optional Ford Work Solutions technology with in-dash computer connected to high-speed Internet connection and a wireless mouse and printer; Tool Link RFID tool and inventory tracking system; Crew Chief fleet telematics and diagnostics system; and Cable Lock security for locking down equipment stored in the truck's bed
  • New military-grade Tough Bed spray-in bedliner is available from the factory
  • New Cabela's trim level, in association with the popular sporting goods retailer, including special two-tone paint, unique interior d_cor and added locking storage solutions
  • New standard features on some Super Duty models include PowerScope side mirrors, reversing camera system and Sync navigation and entertainment technology
  • New Sync with Directions, Connections and Information provides hands-free access to personalized traffic reports, turn-by-turn driving directions, news reports, sports scores, weather forecasts and local business directories

2010 Ford Ranger

Stability control with roll stability control and seat-mounted side-impact air bags are now standard equipment on the aged 2010 Ford Ranger. Ford has discontinued the FX4 Off-Road model, and the long-bed option is now reserved for fleet customers choosing the XL trim level.
  • The 2010 Ford Ranger is a carryover model from 2009
  • Standard equipment now includes AdvanceTrac stability control with Roll Stability Control feature
  • Standard equipment now includes seat-mounted side-impact air bags
  • The FX4 Off-Road model is discontinued
  • Sport models have a new "H-bar" body-color grille, replacing last year's black horizontal bar grille
  • The 7-foot bed option is now available only to fleet customers buying the XL regular cab model

2010 Ford Transit Connect

Sold internationally for years, the new 2010 Ford Transit Connect is a small commercial van designed for use by small-business owners in dense cities. Highlights include a 4-cylinder engine good for 20 mpg in the city, 135 cubic feet of cargo capacity, 1,600-pound payload rating, and numerous commercial-grade options.
  • The Transit Connect is a small commercial van
  • Designed and engineered in Europe, where it originally launched in 2003
  • Upon debut was named International Van of the Year
  • Aimed at small-business owners
  • Competes against Chevrolet HHR Panel
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Rated 20 mpg city/24 mpg highway
  • Has 135 cubic feet of cargo capacity
  • Has a 1,600-pound payload rating
  • Rear doors swing open 180 degrees or more
  • A variety of bulkheads, bins and racks can be added to the van
  • Optional Work Solutions Package with onboard computer, printer, navigation and Internet access
  • Optional Tool Link system uses RFID tags to organize, track and scan tools and cargo
  • Optional Crew Chief telematics system for tracking vehicle maintenance and location
  • Built in Kocaeli, Turkey
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