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2013 Ford Explorer Sport: Basically, An SHO
2013 Ford Explorer Sport: Basically, An SHO

The 2013 Ford Explorer, with its dramatic looks and somewhat less inspiring performance, has been due a truly potent version, some might say, since the V-8 of the last model died with it. As Ford's solution to the V-8 power requirement while delivering (slightly) better fuel economy, the V-6...Read More»

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Family Car Guide Tips For Long Winter Road Trips With The Kids

Whether your proposed winter road trip is to visit relatives or go on a weekend getaway, if you’re bringing your children along, it’s better to be prepared than trying to deal on the fly with tantrums, spills, arguments, boredom and bellyaching. Here are some FamilyCarGuide tips on...Read More»

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Family Cars With Drowsy Alert Technology

In keeping with Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 6-12, we thought it fitting to follow up our story on one-third of drivers admitting to driving while half-asleep with a list of some of the family cars available today with drowsy alert technology. While different manufacturers call their...Read More»

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Ford To Fit Lane-Keeping Technology On Explorer

Proving that technology eventually makes its way into mainstream affordable vehicles, sophisticated safety systems to keep drivers alert and in their lanes are now starting to appear on more and more family vehicles. Here we take a look at Ford’s new Lane Keeping System that debuts early next...Read More»

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Ford MyKey Now To Allow Parents To Block Teen Calls/Texts

This was more or less bound to happen, given all the high-profile awareness campaigns about distracted driving and teens being the riskiest group of drivers engaging in talking on cell phones and texting behind the wheel. Ford is modifying the MyKey “Do Not Disturb” function to give...Read More»

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Ford's MyKey To Feature Inbound Call And Text Blocking

If you’re the parent of a new driver, Ford’s MyKey lets you set up the family car to be more teen-driver friendly. MyKey lets you limit top speed, deactivate the audio system unless front passengers are buckled up, limit audio volume, block adult content satellite radio channels...Read More»

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Ford Plummets In Consumer Reports Survey

Automakers keep a close eye on reliability surveys, and the results from Consumer Reports’ 2011 Annual Car Reliability Survey is disappointing, at best, for Ford Motor Company. Releasing its findings today, the publication said that Ford slipped 10 places, from 10th place last year to 20th...Read More»

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Ford Explorer Hits The 100,000-Sales Milestone In Early October

As milestones go, achieving 100,000 sales of a redesigned vehicle is pretty impressive. Now that the new Ford Explorer has reached that pinnacle, the Dearborn, Michigan automaker is touting that the Explorer is the fastest-growing mid-size utility in the country. This may be some comfort to the...Read More»

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2011 Ford Explorer Hits 100,000 Sales In 2011

When Ford introduced the new 2011 Explorer in July 2010, the automaker knew it had a potential sales hit on its hands. What Ford didn’t know was how many customers would quickly take to the completely revised mid-size SUV. The answer is in, and it turns out that over 100,000 Explorers have...Read More»

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Rental Agency Recovers Stolen SUV With Facebook

Jennifer Marshall Hansen seemed like any other Affordable Rent-A-Car customer when the 42 year old woman rented a 2009 Ford Explorer from the Salt Lake City company. When Hansen failed to deliver the vehicle on its September 1 return date, the Utah-based rental car company went through the normal...Read More»

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Ford Builds An Explorer From Lego Bricks--And No, You Can't Drive It

A 2012 Ford Explorer generally contains some 2,500 separate parts, and will take you nearly anywhere you need to go, on road or off (within reason). The newest Ford Explorer contains 382,858 parts, and you can’t drive it anywhere. In fact, the doors don’t even open, and there’s no...Read More»

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Lego My Ford Explorer: Florida Theme Park To Feature Family SUV

No, you can’t buy it, but the kids will love it anyway. What is it? It’s the Ford Explorer Legoland, a one-of-a-kind Explorer constructed from more than 380,000 Lego bricks. The visually-arresting red Legoland Florida edition Explorer took more than 2,500 hours to create and will...Read More»

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2012 Family Crossovers And SUVs With Enhanced Stability Control

By new federal regulation, all passenger vehicles manufactured as of September 1, 2011 must have electronic stability control (ESC) as standard equipment. Some taller vehicles, however, now have enhanced versions of ESC, called roll stability control or rollover mitigation. Here we take a look at...Read More»

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Car Theft Down 7.2 Percent In 2010

While the preliminary results from the annual FBI Uniform Crime Report showing that auto theft decreased 7.2 percent in 2010 is certainly encouraging, the fact remains that a motor vehicle theft occurs in America every 42.8 seconds. Nationwide, there were an estimated 732,141 motor vehicle thefts...Read More»

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2012 Ford Explorer, Edge EcoBoost: Right For Family Buyers?

Wringing the most fuel economy out of its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine is paying off for Ford as customers are flocking to EcoBoost-powered vehicles. The automaker aims to make EcoBoost available in 90 percent of its lineup by 2013, largely to meet tougher fuel economy...Read More»

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2012 Ford Explorer, Tesla Model S, Genesis Coupe: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Ford Explorer and Edge crossovers are opting for EcoBoost power--but when should you? [GreenCarReports] The Wall Street Journal's Dan Neil is betting Elon Musk he can't deliver a 2012 Tesla Model S as promised--and there's $1 million at stake. [GreenCarReports] Did photos of the updated...Read More»

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2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost Pricing Announced

If the idea of a fuel-efficient SUV appeals to you, Ford’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder powered Explorer may be just what you’ve been looking for. Around town, the 2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost will return 20 mpg, which is 3 mpg better than the 3.5-liter V-6 Explorer. On the highway...Read More»

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2012 Ford Explorer With EcoBoost Engine Priced From $29,990

Family buyers looking for a fuel-efficient, affordable full-size SUV may find what they’re looking for in the 2012 Ford Explorer. The base Explorer with available EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is priced from $29,990, up to $39,560 for the top-of-the-line Limited. Prices include $825...Read More»

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2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost Gets 28 MPG Highway

Families looking for the most fuel-efficient SUV that seats seven passengers should take a look at the 2011 Ford Explorer with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Thanks to turbocharging and direct fuel injection, the four-cylinder EcoBoost engine manages to achieve class-leading 28 mpg highway fuel...Read More»

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