Top 5: 2015 Ford Edge

The 2015 Ford Escape is currently the talk of the town. The design is sleek, the drive is smooth yet powerful and the technology is super savvy. Read on to read our top five favorites on one of our favorite new vehicles.


1.Seriously, the technology is on point.

 Just to name a few things– Lane-Keep Assist automatically adjusts steering input to make sure you stay in your lane, parallel and perpendicular parking systems control your steering wheel to park the vehicle for you (all you have to do is control the brakes and the accelerator pedal) and another system will help you leave your parking space. But that’s not all. Also offered is adaptive cruise control, a blind spot monitoring system, heated seats, a 180-degree camera offering a view of the front of the vehicle, and even a cleaning system for this camera which makes sure it’s always ready for you to use.

2. It’s got power.

Unlike years previous, the engine can now transmit power to all four wheels and has the option of coming with a towing package which will allow it to haul up to 3,500 lbs. On top of this, it’s now the base engine, so it won’t cost you a penny more. Modifications to the engine and output boosts have also been made. For 2015, it delivers 245 horses and 275 lbs.-ft. of torque. These additions will help ensure better output and faster turbo response time. For those of you who like to keep your options open, good news. The now optional 3.5-litre V6 hasn’t changed.

3. It’s beautiful.

The lines on the grill are lovely. The contours on its body and the rising beltline, which are complimented nicely by the shape of the side windows, add to the sexy build and stylish presence. Chrome accents give the 2015 model a certain maturity that shows off its sophistication. If you go with the Titanium, the roof rails and cross bars add a sense of adventure to even a quick trip to the grocery store.

4. The drive delivers.

It’s exciting, it’s fun, it’s perfect for road-trips but will make even traffic seem exciting.

Give this Escape just a small amount of throttle pressure, and it is ready to go off. It’s operating with an all-wheel-drive system. It has the nimbleness of an acrobat but never loses any of the comfort that you need in an SUV.

The six-speed SelectShift, clutchless automatic transmission with manual mode quickly and swiftly changes gears, with power transferring so effortlessly that you won’t even notice a single blip in the road.

5. The price is right

With prices starting at right around 23,000, it’s a little steeper than previous models. But with all the extra features and additions this baby offers, we’d almost call this Escape a steal.

So what will your top five be? Come on out to Leif Johnson Ford today to test drive one of these beauties yourself!

Customer Highlights

What’s a better mother daughter bonding experience than buying a brand new Ford?

That’s exactly what mom Leana and daughter Phoebe did at Truck City Ford. We talked to Phoebe, and absolutely loved the time she spent with us at our Truck City Ford location.


“Our experience was great and Ken was awesome.” she said.

A lovely new Escape for two lovely ladies.

Wendy is a third time Ford-buyer from our Leif Johnson Central location. Her last car was totaled and the damage was severe, but miraculously, Wendy came out of the accident unscathed. This week she was back at our dealership, safe and joking that she must be a “new car enthusiast.”


“Third one’s a charm!” she said with a smile.

Our dealership just wouldn’t be quite the same without the amazing ladies who buy from us, bringing laughter and personality every time they walk through our doors!

Happy Seven Years, Eddie!

Salesman Eddie Haddad has been with us at our Truck City Ford location for seven years now.

He is a favorite among favorites, and his friendly, ethical and hard-working nature represents what we love so much about our wonderful team.


Our customers are pretty crazy about him too. One would be hard pressed to walk into our store and find a guest that Eddie is not laughing and sharing stories with. He is more than just a salesman in that he truly cares about each and every customer.

Just yesterday, Melissa left us this beaming review,

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience with Truck City Ford and especially Eddie Haddad. I was referred to Eddie by Dan Lamar- who sold me my very first F150- so I knew I was in good hands if Dan trusted him. The entire time, from start to finish, Eddie did not pressure me in to making a decision or to purchase something more expensive. I felt like I was working with a friend who really just wanted to see me happy. Eddie also negotiated an amazing deal on my trade-in and I walked away from the dealership with a brand-new F150 to call my own. If you are going to buy Ford, you have to go to Truck City Ford. You will not regret it. Eddie will take care of you and make sure you are completely happy before you drive away.”


We asked Eddie what his favorite part about working with us is, and what he has learned from his time working at Truck City.He told us he loves the “Leif Johnson family and the friendly people.” As for what he’s learned, “The best thing a person can do is stay with one company. As loyal as the company is to you, you be loyal to them. And it pays off.”

We are so glad to have the chance to be loyal and have loyalty returned from amazing team members like Mr. Eddie. Happy seven years, Mr. Haddad!

Customer And Employee Love

At Leif Johnson Ford, we truly value both our customers and our employees.


Take Larry Kirbo, for instance. He is celebrating thirty-five years of working with us in the Parts Department. It is always a joy to walk into the Parts Department. There are many long term employees who are always smiling, joking and laughing with one another, and it is clear to see how much they value their fellow team members. It is no surprise then that Larry tells us his favorite part about working with us is “the people” and the “comradery” built around our team at Leif Johnson Ford. We love learning about our employees too, and loved hearing that in his spare time, Larry is a talented guitar player. He will even be playing for SXSW this year!


As for our customers, we’re pretty fond of them and their stories too. For instance–Angelica and Philip Rivera. These two are happy, and for lots of reasons. Philip has been deployed for about a year now, and him and Angelica just tied the knot about a month ago. Next on the list is buying a brand new vehicle, and that’s where we come in. These two lovebirds bought a 2015 Ford Escape from us, and we couldn’t be happier to play a part in their beautiful story.


At Leif Johnson Ford, our customers and our employees matter. That’s why our dealership is Built Ford Tough, y’all.

His and Hers F150s

Another day, another happy customer story. Michael and Megan couldn’t be more delighted with their brand new 2015 F-150s from Leif Johnson Ford. They bought their his and hers vehicles last week, appropriately purchased on the day of L-O-V-E. Talk about a perfect Valentine’s day gift!


This isn’t Megan’s first time cruising around with Leif Johnson Ford. When asked about her experience, she couldn’t say enough good things about our dealership.

“I had a wonderful experience. Tom Bobb was so good that he sold us two brand new trucks!! I have purchased 6 vehicles from Leif Johnson Ford and have loved my experience every time. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality!”

We are so thankful to have so many wonderful repeat customers, and couldn’t be happier for Megan and Michael on their exciting new purchases!

Retiring in Style (With a little help from Leif Johnson Ford)

Imagine selling your house, getting rid of your vehicles and quitting your job. All at the same time. Sounds a little crazy, eh?


But this is exactly what Doug and Doris Henderson are in the process of doing. They are “right in the middle” of retirement, and even though Doris half-jokes that they are “homeless and jobless”,their future is actually looking pretty darn awesome.

These two are getting ready to forget about all of that work stuff and move to the beaches of Corpus Christi. They also needed vehicles more suitable for their new adventures. That’s where we come in. A new Ford Edge and F-150 later, this sweet couple is ready to start a new chapter of their lives. And it looks like it’s going to be full of relaxation, sand, sun and plenty of smooth sailing. (Or driving.)

Leif Johnson Ford couldn’t be happier to help the Hendersons retire in style.

Employee of the Month at Truck City Ford

“How did you break your leg?”, we asked our current Truck City Ford employee of the month.

He replied with, “There was a donkey in the road.”


Employees at all of our locations have unique stories to tell, and we want to hear all of them. Knowing and valuing our amazing team is part of what puts our dealership a notch about the rest.

DeWayne has been working for us as a technician for over twenty years, and tells us that he enjoys the “good people” he works with. And the trucks, of course.

As for us, we appreciate his hard work and dedication to our dealership.

In his spare time, DeWayne loves to practice his woodworking skills.

He does not so much enjoy accidental encounters with donkeys. But that’s a story for another day.