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2013 Ford Taurus: Preview
2013 Ford Taurus: Preview

Bringing Ford's legendary Taurus nameplate back on track has been one of the automaker's many miracles of the past several years. With the return of the Taurus SHO, and a heavy dollop of tech features and luxury refinement, Ford brought a once-great name back from the brink—as an excellent...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Announces 2011 Explorer Fuel Economy Via Facebook YouTube

With the Explorer starting production it was only a matter of time until Ford would tout fuel economy. Ford initially promoted that the Explorer would have an overall fuel economy increase of 25 percent, but no real numbers have been given up to this point. Yesterday, a YouTube video was posted to...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 4WD SuperCab 133" SVT Raptor Temperature Controls
Ford F-150 EcoBoost Completes Baja 1000--After Grueling Torture Test

Just finishing the Baja 1000 is a major accomplishment, whether for a fully-prepared race vehicle or a production pickup. Doing it in 38 hours, on an engine that had already seen serious abuse--that's a testament to reliability. That, of course, is exactly what Ford was after with the feat. But by...Read More»

Screencap from the 2011 Ford F-150 test-drive sign-up site
Want To Drive The 2011 Ford F-150 With EcoBoost Before It Arrives In Showrooms?

Say what you will about Ford, but one thing's for sure: the company knows its customers, and it knows them well. So when Ford announced that it was putting a turbocharged V-6 front and center in its F-150 lineup, the automaker understood that many loyal customers would be skeptical. To put those...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
2011 Ford Edge: First Drive Review

As we previewed last Friday with a Madlibs-inspired snippet of edited road test, our driving impressions of the 2011 Ford Edge can now be released. The 2011 Ford Edge five-seat crossover was launched in 2007 and has now sold more than 400,000 units. This is its first major update, and it is not...Read More»

EcoBoost V-6, 2011 Ford F-150
2011 Ford F-150: New EcoBoost V-6 Headlines Four New Engines

With its 2011 F-150, Ford [NYSE:F] is boosting fuel economy by up to 20 percent by going with a fuel-efficient, turbocharged gasoline V-6 as its mainstream engine in the lineup. Once upon a time, the automaker would have been laughed out of any serious truck owner's stall. Turbos were peaky; they...Read More»

Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
Cadillac XTS To Get High-HP, High-MPG EcoBoost V-6 Rival

General Motors is working on a turbocharged V-6 that could see application in a wide range of vehicles, perhaps in place of a V-8 in the vein of Ford’s EcoBoost V-6. The new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 would be heavily based on the 3.0-liter and 3.6-liter naturally aspirated, direct-injection...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Grille
Ford Is February Sales Champion, GM and Toyota Left In Dust

Well, here's one recipe for success in the U.S. auto business: Introduce a rapid-fire sequence of new and thoroughly revised vehicles with best-in-class fuel efficiency, then quickly roll out a widely-acclaimed voice-activated infotainment system across all your lines. Oh, yeah, and ... don't take...Read More»

2010 Ford Edge SE
2010 Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2011 Ford Edge Gets EcoBoost

Ford is on a roll lately, having unveiled its 2011 Fiesta subcompact and 2012 Focus compact. Now the company turns to refreshing its Edge five-seat crossover, both improving its gas mileage and adding its well-received MyFord Touch instrument panel and switch system. The new 2011 Ford Edge is...Read More»

2008 Ford Explorer America Concept
2011 Ford Explorer: 'Jaw-Dropping' MPG, Adventurer Appeal

With the introduction of the 2011 Ford Explorer, Ford will have three different crossover utility vehicles—Explorer, Edge, and Flex—all selling beside each other at showrooms, all approximately the same size, and with two of the three (the Explorer and Flex) on the same platform as the Taurus...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150
EcoBoost V-6 Will Have Higher Torque Rating in 2011 Ford F-150

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that’s due late this year in the 2011 Ford F-150 will have more torque than the new engine does in Ford cars. “In the transverse installation in the car, the torque is somewhat limited by transaxle, driveline,” explained Dan Kapp, Ford’s director of powertrain...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang V-6
2011 Ford Mustang Gets New V-6: 305 HP, 30 MPG Highway

An all-new engine promises to make the base V-6 Ford Mustang a lot more exciting for 2011. Today (and in advance of the LA Auto Show pressers), Ford officially announced that a new all-aluminum 3.7-liter DOHC V-6 will power the 2011 Ford Mustang, producing an impressive 305 horsepower and 280...Read More»

GM Renaissance Center American flag
GM’s Post Bankruptcy Results, New Mercedes-Benz Mbrace: Today’s Car News

The results are in and by the looks of things GM is doing alright since emerging from bankruptcy back in July. The revitalized company may have posted a net loss of $1.2 billion for the third quarter of 2009 but revenues are up more than $4.9 billion on the preceding quarter. [Motor Authority] From...Read More»

Ford Unveils Four-Cylinder EcoBoost Family

Ford’s new EcoBoost engine technology is heralded by the company as the key to finding a balance between power and economy. By combining the effects of direct-injection, variable valve timing, and turbocharging technologies, Ford is both increasing the power of its engines and reducing fuel...Read More»

Ford Motor Company's EcoBoost V-6 cylinder head with DI
Does Your Car Have Direct Injection Technology? Find Out Here

Direct injection is a term thrown around a lot by automakers these days, usually on their more premium or fuel-efficient models. It’s one of those technologies that automakers and consumers alike can really love. After all, direct injection technology can help boost horsepower while also reducing...Read More»

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