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Four Fords Win KBB Awards For Low Cost Of Ownership

Kelley Blue Book is recognizing the sound value of four different Ford Motor Company passenger vehicles, with 2016 “5-Year Cost to Own Awards” going to the Focus ST hot-hatch, F-150 half-ton pickup, Explorer full-size SUV, and Mustang GT pony car.

Each was recognized by the KBB awards as the (projected) least-expensive to own in its class, those classes being: Sporty Compact Cars, Full-Size Pickups, Full-Size SUVs, and High Performance Cars.

The KBB awards winners for 5-Year Cost to Own were based on Kelley Blue Book data, including points such as calculated depreciation, anticipated fuelling costs, financing and state fees, and the cost of insurance, maintenance, and repair. Each of the four models awarded have received recent updates, including a 2015 mid-generational update to the Focus ST, and subsequent introduction of SYNC 3 infotainment. This model year is also the first for the Ford F-150’s pro trailer-backup assist, and it introduced a facelifted and improved Explorer.

For more on the KBB awards for 5-Year Cost to Own, check out the Kelley Blue Book website.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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