Introducing the 2022 F-150 Lightning’s Frunk, the Largest Front Trunk in the Industry

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Frunk | Mt Juliet, TN

Because the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck is electric powered, it does not have the traditional engine up front. Instead, the F-150 Lightning benefits from front trunk space, which Ford is dubbing the Mega Power Frunk.

Largest Front Trunk

At 14.1 cubic feet of cargo space, the F-150 Lightning’s front trunk is the largest front truck in the truck industry. It can also handle up to 400 pounds of cargo.

But the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Mega Power Frunk is more than just a place to store your luggage or golf bag. Inside, you will also find four electrical outlets and two USB chargers, making it a highly functional workspace. The frunk opens with just the push of a button on your smartphone with Phone As A Key technology.

Easily Accessible

On top of that, it has a drainable floor that makes it ideal even in adverse weather situations. The waterfall grille of the hood is integrated in a way that it opens with the hood, meaning the frunk is easily accessible at waist height like a traditional trunk.

“The F-150 Lightning pickup’s Mega Power Frunk is one of those features that reshape what vehicles can provide for customers. Its sheer size, ample power supply, drainable floor and open and close system that opens with the touch of a button make it frunking awesome!” said Linda Zhang, F-150 Lightning Chief Program Engineer.

Learn more about the 2022 F-150 Lightning at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford Maverick’s Estimated Fuel Economy Hits 41 MPG

Ford has been talking a lot about its 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup truck and how it will save truck fans money at the pump. Now the brand has the facts to back it up, with the truck officially earning an EPA estimated rating of 42 miles per gallon in the city.[1]

“Our team set out to redefine what a truck could be with Maverick, and we’ve done that with an EPA-estimated 42 mpg city… At the same time, Maverick offers room for five and plenty of towing and hauling for weekend trips or do-it-yourself projects,” said Chris Mazur, Ford Maverick chief engineer.[2]

The Ford Maverick is the first truck to come standard with a hybrid powertrain. It does have a gas engine and 4×4 option if you need more to hit rough roads.

There’s more to be excited about than just a hybrid powertrain. The Maverick can tow from 2,000 to 4,000 pounds when properly equipped. The bed can handle a payload of up to 1,500 pounds. Besides being able to carry a heavy load, the FLEXBED™  of the Ford Maverick can be configured into separate compartments using lumber and take advantage of four D-rings, two tie-downs, and built-in threaded holes to tie everything down. The multi-position tailgate is also built to handle versatile loads, as well as up to 500 pounds of people and food on tailgate nights.

Contact Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, to learn more about the Ford Maverick.

[1] Actual mileage will vary.

[2] Payload, towing, and EPA-estimated Fuel Economy Ratings are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

What to Know Before Towing Your First Trailer

Towing a trailer can seem challenging if you’ve never done it before, but it’s not difficult once you get the hang of it and know how to do it safely. Before towing your first trailer, here are some tips and tricks about towing that will help your first tow adventure go smoothly.

Enlist A Friend’s Assistance

Backing up with a trailer can be tricky. While rear view cameras and trailer cameras can help you navigate backing up, having another set of eyes assist you can be extremely beneficial. If you have a friend available, especially one who has experience towing, see if they can help guide you as you park your vehicle with a trailer in tow.

Check Your Vehicle’s Tow Rating

Make sure you know how much your vehicle can handle by checking its tow rating. You need to keep track of the combined weight of the loaded vehicle and the total weight of your loaded trailer to make sure it does not exceed the manufacturer’s rating and guidelines.

Review The Condition Of Your Tires

Make sure you check the tire pressure on both your tow vehicle and your trailer tires. Under-inflated tires can make towing tougher, and they increase the likelihood that your tires will overheat and blow out. You should have a spare tire for your vehicle and trailer in case something happens, so don’t forget to check the tire pressures of those tires, too.

Get a closer look at the impressive towing capacities and trailering technologies of the current Ford truck lineup at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Should You Buy a Light-Duty or Heavy-Duty Pickup Truck?

If you’re thinking about getting a new or new-to-you pickup, you’re already on the right track with Ford. The F-Series is America’s bestselling truck for 44 years and counting, making the F-150 and Super Duty® two of the finest choices available to you. Not sure whether a light-duty or heavy-duty truck is best for you? Here’s what you need to know.

Light-duty trucks

The Ford F-150 is a light-duty truck, and it tends to offer the best balance of power, capability, and convenience for most drivers. This size of truck is fairly easy to navigate even in and around Nashville, and it offers impressive towing and payload capacities for work or play purposes. With a SuperCab or SuperCrew option, the F-150 even doubles as a great family vehicle.

Heavy-duty trucks

Choose a truck like the Ford Super Duty if you have really big jobs to tackle. A properly equipped Super Duty can tow nearly three times the amount of an F-150, making it a popular choice on worksites where moving equipment is just part of the gig. But a heavy-duty truck like the Super Duty is also a heavy hitter when it comes to style and presence — you’ll have no trouble standing out in Mount Juliet and around Tennessee.

As if that’s not enough, Ford offers two smaller-sized trucks for everyday driving. You can opt for the rugged and powerful Ford Ranger or the all-new Maverick — a compact pickup that’s the first ever to offer a standard hybrid engine.

Torn between the Ford Maverick, Ranger, F-150, and Super Duty? Ask the experts at Two Rivers Ford. We’ll help make sure you get as much or as little truck as you need so that you can make the most out of every drive.

Top Reasons to Buy a Used Truck

There may be no better type of vehicle to buy used than a truck. On top of all the usual perks of buying used, you get a few extra ones when you buy a used truck — and largely, it has to do with their dependability.

Trucks are more durable

Trucks like the Ford F-150 and Ford Ranger are built from the ground up to take punishment. Towing a few thousand pounds, or in the case of the Ford Super Duty®, tens of thousands of pounds, takes more than just a whole lot of power. It also requires an ultra-strong frame and some seriously robust powertrain components. As a result, trucks tend to remain in service for quite a long time, especially if you take good care of them. If you can find a pre-owned truck that was used for commuting more so than for work, you’ve got yourself a gem.

Trucks retain more value

Thanks to their popularity, reputation, and aforementioned durability, trucks also retain more value over time than your average vehicle. If your preferred vehicle shopping strategy is to buy used, sell in a few years, then rinse and repeat, you can get much greater value out of buying and selling trucks than other types of rides. Trucks keep their value better so that when you sell or trade them, you get more of your money back.

Have you decided to buy a used Ford truck? Check out our excellent pre-owned inventory at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee!

Ford Acquired Electriphi to Benefit Commercial Customers

Ford announced it acquired Electriphi, a California-based software company that specializes in charging management and monitoring electric vehicle fleets. Electriphi will be rolled into a new global Ford business called Ford Pro, which is devoted to enhancing the experience of the growing number of commercial customers who are adding electric vehicles to their fleets.

With the F-150 Lightning Pro and E-Transit cargo van already in Ford’s production pipeline, enhancing its EV commercial business was the obvious next step for Ford to take. Ford Pro expects that by 2030, the software that Electriphi developed will help it earn more than $1 billion in revenue from charging alone. A driving force will be the evolution of the depot charging industry, which Ford Pro estimates will grow to more than 600,000 full-size trucks and vans in the coming decade.

Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis, said, “With Electriphi’s existing advanced technology IP in the Ford Pro electric vehicles and services portfolio, we will enhance the experience for commercial customers and be a single-source solution for fleet-depot charging.”

If you’re looking to add an electric vehicle to your fleet, Ford has got you covered. Learn more about the F-150 Lightning Pro, E-Transit cargo van, and Ford Pro commercial technologies by contacting Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford Introduces All-Electric 2022 F-150 Lightning

Ford is electrifying its legendary F-150 truck. With the introduction of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, you will have the strength and capability you expect from an F-150, plus an eco-friendly powertrain you can trust over miles.

The all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning offers a responsive performance, reaching 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque, a rating that beats every F-150 in history. When equipped with the extended-range battery, it hits 60 mph in approximately 4 seconds. The extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Package also allow the F-150 Lightning XLT and Lariat trims to tow a maximum weight of 10,000 pounds.

There are plenty of innovative firsts in the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning as well, including the available Ford Intelligent Backup Power. In the event of a power outage, you can utilize the system to power your home. It delivers 9.6 kilowatts of power.

“It really is the smartest F-150 we’ve ever made,” said Darren Palmer, general manager, Battery Electric Vehicles, Ford Motor Company. “F-150 Lightning offers an immersive touch screen, giving our customers all the info they want in an instant – a real-time view of where they’re going, what they’re hauling or how much real-world range they’ve got banked.”

Contact Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, to learn more about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and when it will make its way to our dealership.

Ford Ranger, F-150 Earn KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

If dependability and value are priorities in your pickup truck search, take a good look at the Ford F-150 and the Ford Ranger. Both trucks took home a 5-Year Cost to Own Award from Kelley Blue Book, effectively sweeping the pub’s pickup categories. The 2021 Ford Ranger excelled in the midsize pickup truck category while the 2021 Ford F-150 won in the full-size pickup truck. Both the 2021 Ford Ranger and 2021 Ford F-150 are available for a test drive at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

“The Kelley Blue Book award, well-regarded among truck customers, highlights the longstanding Built Ford Tough tradition of exceptionally capable pickups that reliably serve the needs of their owners,” according to Ford.

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards judges assess the bills associated with the first five years of owning a car. The KBB editors examine how much it costs to fuel the vehicle, the depreciation hit, the fees for insurance and financing, state required fees like registration. It also factors in projected costs for repair work and maintenance checks as well as potential resale value or trade-in value of each vehicle.

By dominating the truck categories, the Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 reinforce the quality, capability, and dependability Ford has prioritized in its vehicles.

Get a closer look at the award-winning, value-driven Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford Reveals Key Updates for 2022 Super Duty

The F-Series is America’s bestselling truck for 44 years, and Ford is aiming to extend that streak to 45 years and then some. Ford announced a host of updates for the new 2022 Super Duty, including new style options and a big addition in terms of tech.

Perhaps the biggest update coming to the 2022 Ford Super Duty is SYNC® 4 infotainment with a landscape-oriented 12-inch touch screen. Standard on the Super Duty Lariat and up, SYNC® 4 brings features like wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as well as cloud-based connectivity.

“Super Duty customers aren’t just working harder these days, they are also working smarter,” said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck Group Marketing manager. “We’re further helping our customers raise their game and get the job done with purposeful technology through the introduction of SYNC 4 with a larger 12-inch screen and 24×7 cloud connectivity for both their truck and mobile devices.”

The 2022 Ford Super Duty lineup also gets updates in terms of looks with a pair of new packages. The Lariat Sport Appearance Package adds body-color bumpers, grille, and mirrors for a more unique look that contrasts sharply with the chrome exhaust tip and black running boards.

Ford is also offering up its Black Appearance Package on the Super Duty XLT. This popular option swaps in 20-inch Ebony Black-painted wheels, 6-inch Ebony Black running boards, and blacked out Blue Oval badges. The XLT Black Appearance Package launches in the fall.

Also new for 2022 is a Baja interior option for the Super Duty Lariat as well as Navy Pier and Light Slate interiors for the Super Duty Limited. Joining the lineup is a new Atlas Blue exterior color that makes the 2022 Super Duty pop even more.

Add all that to incredible performance and capability, including best-in-class maximum conventional towing and maximum payload capacity, and you’ve got a winner on your hands. Check out the new and improved 2022 Ford Super Duty when it arrives at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Why Should I Buy a Truck Instead of a Car?

Pickup trucks are more appealing than ever, and they offer a wide range of advantages over sedans. If you’re on the hunt for a new ride and are thinking a pickup might be right for you, there are a few factors that could tip the scales toward a truck instead of a car.

More variety

Because cars are less popular these days, there aren’t as many new options as you’d find with trucks. Ford, for example, offers three great options: the midsize Ranger, full-size F-150, and heavy-duty Super Duty®. Ford will also be adding a smaller truck to the lineup in 2022 as well as an all-electric version of the F-150. While you can find quality pre-owned examples of cars like the Fusion at Two Rivers Ford, the only new car Ford offers is the Mustang. If you’re not looking for a sports car, a truck may be the better option.

Family-friendly

You might think of trucks being mostly handy when it comes to towing, hauling, and off-roading. While that’s true, modern trucks can also prove superior choices if you’re looking for a family vehicle. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150, for example, offers spacious seating for up to six in its cozy interior as well as cutting-edge safety technologies. At higher trim levels, the F-150 even rivals luxury vehicles in terms of quality and tech.

The power to do more

Maybe the biggest advantage of owning a truck is what you can do with it. If you buy a truck instead of a car, you won’t have to worry as much about your trip to the hardware store or garden center. You can bank on your Ranger offering ample space in the bed for your cargo and delivering plenty of power to get where you’re going. Add the ability to tow trailers and boats to your vacation destination and impressive off-road abilities, and a Ford truck is plenty appealing if you lead an active lifestyle.

Need more convincing? You might just need to feel the difference. Check out the great selection of Ford trucks at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.