A brief history of the company
The Ford Motor Company has a long history in America and the rest of the world, dating back to the 1890s. This was when Henry Ford built his first vehicle, the Quadricycle – a motorized cab on bicycle wheels. From then his inventions in motoring became more powerful and more practical, with the Ford Motor Company being incorporated in 1903.
Ford experienced a lot of great success, with the Model A turning a profit of $37,000 in less than three months. Being able to produce quality cars at affordable prices for the middle class was Ford’s strong point, with the Model T becoming a symbol of affordability and durability in the early 1900s.
The company expanded internationally, while also being at the forefront of innovation. In 1917 they produced their first ever truck, and started building boats to aid the allies during The Great War in 1919.
Throughout history Ford has produced airplanes, army jeeps, and boats; but more importantly, they have made some iconic cars, and have been making motoring better for over 100 years.
Food offer a good-sized range of sedans, with eight in total, split between the Focus and the Falcon. These eight models are:
- Focus Ambiente
- Focus Trend
- Focus Titanium
- Falcon XT
- Falcon G6
- Falcon G6E
- Falcon XR6
- Falcon Xr6 Turbo
Ford puts helpful and smart features into their sedans, with Bluetooth connectivity, stability control, traction control, minimum of 6 airbags, and emergency brake assistance coming as standard in all models.
All focus sedans (and hatchbacks) feature voice control systems for the media, cruise control with steering wheel controls, and parking sensors. The Falcon models include a colour touch screen, automatic headlights, USB and iPod integration, reverse camera.
The features vary between each model of Ford sedan, so for fine details and a comparison tool, see their website.
How did Ford sedans score?
Ford performed consistently in our consumer survey, scoring three stars in five categories, and four stars for performance. That is a solid result from a popular automaker.
Other sedans we rated
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who had recently bought a sedan.
The other brands in the most recent survey are:
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