About Us

Ford isn't just a brand, it's an institution that represents American values and a tradition that's very special to our family. We're proud to be Ford's home, right here in Cedar Rapids. This is Fordtown.

McGrath: Serving the Midwest Since 1952

The McGrath Family of Dealerships has been serving Cedar Rapids and the greater corridor region for over 65 years by providing a friendly car buying experience from a staff that cares. Our goal has always been to make buying a new or used vehicle simple and helping the customer find exactly what they were looking for.

Our staff understands that the car buying experience can be overwhelming so we have taken every step to make it simple and easy to find the perfect car for you. Our goal of providing an unmatched car buying experience starts with the people. Our friendly staff focuses on understanding your needs to find you the right car that fits in your budget. Whether you are buying new or used, our large inventory means that you have more to choose from and prices that simply can't be beat.

If we aren't making our customers happy, we aren't in business. It's as simple as that. We take great pride in our 65 years of happy customers and will continue to deliver on the promise: Get More with McGrath!

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
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Dealership Hours

  • Monday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday 7:30am - 1:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday 7:30am - 1:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Contact Info

McGrath Ford

4001 First Avenue SE
Directions Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

  • Sales: (319) 366-4000
  • Service: (319)284-3120
  • Parts: (319)284-3120

The McGrath Ford Story

The McGrath family of dealerships acquired Zimmerman Ford in October of 2017 and were incredibly excited to add Ford to our extensive list of automotive brands. We were also very happy to add to our growing team by keeping on most of the knowledgable staff at Zimmerman Ford.

Our team is passionate about providing you with a quality car buying experience by making the process simple and helping find you the Ford of your dreams at a price that works for you. Whether you are looking to buy new or used, our knowledgable sales team are ready to answer your questions and get you in a vehicle that fits your lifestyle.

Not only does our sales team provide an enjoyable buying process, our experienced service staff will help get your car back on the road, running like new. Our service staff is chock-full of highly trained technicians and will keep you informed about everything going on with your vehicle.

The McGrath Mission

Do the Right Thing.
Exceed Expectations.
Make a Difference.

As a company we strive to live by these words everyday and allow them to shape us as employees. This has allowed McGrath Auto to create an identity that the community has come to expect, raising the bar for us and our competition.

Our Values

Our Ford sales team helping a customer


We honor our word and keep our commitments in order to earn the long-term trust of both our customers and each other.

Some of our emerging leaders posing together


We strive to achieve an environment of collaboration, accountability, trust and respect with our employees, customers and partners.

One of our sales staff helping customers on our lot


We are committed to building long-term relationships with our customers by providing memorable experiences that earn and retain their future business.

Our team celebrating St Patricks day


We embrace wholeheartedly, with enthusiasm and intensity, the belief in our people, as well as the products and services, our dealerships provide.

Our Vision

McGrath Vision

To Be the Company of Choice for Employees, Customers, Vendors and Manufacturers.

Our Customers' Opinion Matters Most

We'll let our customers do the talking | McGrath reviews

Wes and Brian exceeded my expectations as salespeople. They were friendly and truely listened to my needs and price. Every time I was in (3 times) Anthony seemed to be working on 8 different things, but with ease and had a great deal of care and sincerity. Suggesting this location to all friends and family and will have a few guests coming your way! Great job ladies and gentlemen!

Ryan Johnson

Cedar Rapids, IA

This place is awesome! Austin was the car salesman that helped me get a vehicle and he got the exact vehicle I asked for! If you decide to visit this place, be sure to ask for Austin! He can get you what you want even if you have less than perfect credit!

Janel Pelc

Cedar Rapids, IA

WOW!! Exceptional service! This team is so great! They came together and really worked for us from our sales associate Curtis who was so fantastic and very knowledgeable about the vehicle to Cody who worked so exceptionally hard to get us a loan even with our poor credit to the department that seals the deal! I appreciate all of you and I loved that you were not "car salesman" you were honest, open, and really listened to us! We will definitely be back and will tell everyone we know how fantastic you all are!

Maggie Austin

Cedar Rapids, IA

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