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Head to Head: The 2017 Ford Escape vs. The 2017 Mazda CX-5

June 29th, 2017

The 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Crossover SUVs go head-to-head in this comparison by Borgman Ford MazdaBorgman Ford Mazda in Grand Rapids has been providing high-quality New and Used vehicles to West Michigan since 1960. An important part of what makes our service the Best in the West is making sure you get matched with the perfect auto for your lifestyle and needs. In order to help our West Michigan SUV shoppers make an informed decision, Borgman Ford Mazda is putting two of the most versatile SUVs on our lot head to head: the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Mazda CX-5.

Both of these Light SUVs are well-equipped to meet the needs of the average Michigan adventurer and can handle the role of a family car without breaking a sweat. They both seat 5, have ample cargo space, and hold their own in West Michigan’s treacherous winter weather. Read on below to see how they stack up against each other and feel free to visit our showroom in Grand Rapids to compare them yourself! Read the rest of this entry »

The Ford Foundation is Returning to Detroit & Hires Kevin Ryan as Program Officer

June 6th, 2017

Kevin RyanBorgman is pleased to share with Ford fans in Grand Rapids and West Michigan that the Ford Foundation is opening a new office in the Motor City. After moving from Detroit, MI to New York City back in 1953, the Ford Foundation was better-equipped to advance human welfare both within our country and across the developing world.

Now, after 64 years, the Ford Foundation is opening a new office in Detroit and has hired Kevin Ryan, a Detroit native, as the office’s program officer. This article by Chad Livengood and published on Crain’s Detroit Business tells more about the new location, Kevin Ryan, and what this could mean for Detroit’s future. Read the rest of this entry »

See the New Ford Focus Magically Park Itself

May 30th, 2017

Did you see that new Ford commercial where the New 2017 Ford Focus magically parallel parks itself? If not, you can watch the funny 30-second clip using the video player below. However, if you’d like to see this magic maneuver up close, come on in and try it out!

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Make a Memorable Escape Across West Michigan in a New Ford Escape

May 24th, 2017


Tackle West Michigan’s Wilds in the New Ford Escape from Borgman Ford

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the unofficial beginning and end of summer, folks all over West Michigan load up their vehicles and set out for the open road. Many go camping up north, some spend a week at a cottage near a lake, others may drive up and down the West Michigan Lakeshore trying to find the perfect beach. Wherever your summer adventure might take you, the journey begins at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI – home of the versatile new Ford Escape.

The fun, capable, efficient, and safe Ford Escape is packed with features that make it ideal for long trips around the Great Lakes, but it also does sterling service as a family vehicle. The same features that allow it to ably navigate the dirt and gravel trails of the UP keep it steady in the winter, the cargo space for camping gear works just as well for the kids’ sports equipment or groceries, and the fuel efficiency that saves you money year round also helps keep Michigan beautiful.

Ready to make one memorable escape into the wilds of West Michigan? Read more about the new Ford Escape and feel free to visit the Borgman Ford showroom in Grand Rapids for a test drive! Read the rest of this entry »

Ford SYNC 3 Update Brings Apple CarPlay & Android Auto to West Michigan

May 19th, 2017

A driver in Grand Rapids, MI using Ford SYNC 3 to easily respond to a message while getting driving directions

Get new Ford SYNC 3 features with version 2.2

Borgman Ford is pleased to share that Ford drivers in Grand Rapids and West Michigan can now download the latest version of Ford SYNC 3. This update is available for Ford SYNC 3 vehicles 2016 or newer and comes with full support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These two suites bring the full power of your favorite Apple or Google apps into your Ford vehicle, with an interface that’s similar to your device and optimizations for keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

See the New Design of the 2018 F-150: Available at Borgman Ford This Fall

May 11th, 2017


All-New 2018 Ford F-150: Coming this fall to Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI

Borgman Ford is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the newly-redesigned 2018 Ford F-150 to our showroom in Grand Rapids, MI this fall. One of the things we’re most excited about is the fresh new redesign, which communicates visually what any Ford F-150 owner will tell you: “It’s tough.”

As many have pointed out, the design of the New F-150 grille is a faithful nod to its F-Series roots. This article published in the Official Ford Media Center explores some of the different influences on the 2018 Ford F-150’s design, and F-Series heritage was one of them. Read more about this and other facets of the Built Ford Tough design DNA below and download the latest fact sheet.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

18FordF-150_FactSheetThAlong with the new 2018 F-150’s more powerful engine lineup, high-strength materials and class-exclusive technologies, its new exterior design conveys a relentless focus on innovation while paying homage to nearly 70 years of the purpose-built, work-tested Built Ford Tough brand promise.

For 2018, F-150 takes signature F-Series design language to new levels by building on its solid billet-milled visual cues and broad stance, while harmonizing with the all-new Super Duty lineup.

According to Ford truck designers, creating the next chapter in Built Ford Tough design comes down to three main concepts – understanding F-Series design heritage, knowing the wants and needs of Ford truck customers, and applying a dose of craftsmanship where pen meets paper.

“We call our F-Series customers ‘bold guardians of the brand,’” says Ford truck design chief Gordon Platto. “These customers know our Built Ford Tough DNA, and they want their trucks to convey strength, capability, boldness and power – without being ‘in your face’ aggressive.”

The team meets multiple times with truck owners throughout the design process in an effort to understand how they use their trucks and what they want in terms of features and style. Recent immersions involved designers, engineers and product marketers embedding with owners to gain a deep understanding of customer routines and develop owner personas to refine Built Ford Tough design DNA.

You can read the full article by visiting or download the 2018 Ford F-150 Fact Sheet. The 2018 Ford arrives at Borgman fall 2017.

The 2018 Ford F-150 arrives fall 2017 at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI

Go West for the Best Ford F-150 Deals in West Michigan

Borgman Ford has been serving Grand Rapids and West Michigan with high-quality and dependable Ford vehicles since 1960. We maintain a friendly and inviting environment for our customers, and will never ever pressure someone into a sale. Our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about our selection of Ford F-Series Trucks and will make sure that you get the best possible deal on your trade. Browse our full inventory of New Ford F-150 Trucks and feel free to swing by anytime to test drive your favorite!

Take West Michigan Adventures to the extreme with the New Ford F-150 Raptor

May 8th, 2017

Photo of the New Ford F-150 Raptor exploring the sand dunes out at Lake Michigan.

Go Anywhere in West Michigan with the New Ford F-150 Raptor from Borgman Ford

For West Michigan’s most daring thrill-seekers, Borgman Ford is proud to offer the New Ford F-150 Raptor, a pickup designed top to bottom for adventure. For 2017, the Ford F-150 Raptor features a high-tech Terrain Management System that allows you to tackle whatever Michigan throws your way, whether you’re on pavement or not.

This article published in the Official Ford Media Center tells more about the advanced Terrain Management System, as well as how some of the features we’re designed to improve your driving experience no matter what road you’re on.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

When the all-new F-150 Raptor hit showrooms last fall, few could foresee the extent of the innovations beyond its high-output engine and new skin. Along with all the power and agility gains comes the most advanced drive mode system in its class – a cutting-edge Terrain Management System™. It is enabled by an all-new dual-mode transfer case that incorporates both all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive systems and electronic lockers to deliver the ultimate multi-terrain experience.

To give Raptor drivers more performance and capability both on-road and off, Ford Performance engineers developed this all-new transfer case to manage the distribution of power between front and rear wheels. Key to that is clutch-based, on-demand all-wheel-drive capability for everyday driving, including all-weather mode, while also providing a mechanically locked, durable four-wheel-drive system for confidence in severe off-road driving environments.

When combined with the non-sequential 10-speed transmission and high-output EcoBoost® engine, Raptor can deliver its 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque more efficiently for the ultimate driving experience – whether you’re on the road or way, way off.

“Raptor’s transfer case provides the best of both worlds, with the natural benefits from all-wheel drive, such as increased traction in rain and snow, as well as extreme off-road capability that comes with a mechanically locked system,” says Tony Greco, Ford F-150 Raptor program manager.

Ford engineers sought to enhance the daily driving experience of Raptor while preserving its ultimate off-road performance. With the clutch-based feature of the transfer case, drivers can travel on-road using the 4×4 auto setting, which delivers the benefit of four-wheel drive without the repercussions of component damage or driveline binding – something that can occur when drivers try to use mechanically locked systems on high-traction surfaces like pavement.

To read the full article, visit

Want to start your West Michigan adventures in a New Ford F-150 Raptor? Visit Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids and our friendly and courteous staff will make sure that all of your questions are answered and you drive home the Raptor of your dreams. To see our selection of Ford F-150 Raptor trucks, Click Here, and feel free to visit anytime for a test drive!

New 2018 Ford Medium Duty Trucks Make Light Work of West Michigan’s Toughest Jobs

May 5th, 2017

Photo of an upgraded 2018 Ford F-650 Medium Duty Truck upfitted with a dump body, which arrives at Borgman Commercial in Grand Rapids, MI fall 2017

New & improved Ford F-650 & F-750 Medium Duty Trucks: coming soon to Borgman Commercial in Grand Rapids, MI

When there’s an exceptionally tough job that needs doing in Grand Rapids or West Michigan, people come to Borgman Ford Commercial looking for Ford Medium Duty trucks. The Ford F-650 and F-750 are the biggest trucks that Ford makes, and they’re getting even tougher this year with some new upgrades and features.

For the 2018 model-year, Ford is adding new features to the toughest of Ford Tough, based primarily on customer feedback. These upgrades include new standard electronic stability control and traction control brakes, available high-output 240-amp alternator, and more!
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The Ford Mustang was the best-selling sports car on Earth in 2016

April 28th, 2017

Since 1960, Borgman Ford has been West Michigan’s proud home of the Ford Mustang, which was then and still is the top-selling sports car in North America. We are pleased to announce that since it’s global launch, the Ford Mustang has become the best-selling sports car in the world for 2016. After its global launch in, Ford fans and sports car enthusiasts in now 140 different countries have been enjoying this fast, athletic, and iconic sports car, and are eagerly awaiting the launch of the 2018 model later this year.

After its global launch in 2014, Ford fans and sports car enthusiasts in now 140 different countries have been enjoying this fast, athletic, and iconic sports car, with six more countries being added this year. Since 2015, more than 98,000 cars have been shipped to different countries all over the world, and thanks to the Mustang’s warm welcome in Europe and Asia, that number is doubling every year. Read the rest of this entry »

Borgman Ford explores the New Ford Explorer – Made for West Michigan adventures

April 24th, 2017

Photo of The New Ford Explorer parked on the shores of Lake Michigan
West Michigan is a playground for those who crave adventure, and whether that means hiking, kayaking, camping, cycling, road trips up north, or taking the boat out for a day, getting there is always the first step and sometimes half the battle. Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids is proud home to the New Ford Explorer – a Ford Utility that’s more than up to the challenge, from the dunes if Ludington to the put-ins of the Rogue River.

The New Ford Explorer is designed and built for adventure, whether that means tearing through muddy trails, a day at the beach, or a night on the town. The three available engines offer a balance of efficiency and raw power. With five exciting models, there’s a Ford Explorer built to match your own sense of style or thrill. The spacious interior seats seven, and there’s ample room in the back for all of your camping gear, beach chairs, sports equipment, or whatever else you need to bring along on your trek. Read the rest of this entry »


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