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2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost Gets 28 MPG Highway
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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Ford Explorer With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Scores 28 MPG Fuel Economy

The 2011 Ford Explorer is now the most fuel-efficient seven-seat SUV on the market thanks to the addition of its four-cylinder EcoBoost engine option, which enables the big SUV to return an EPA rated fuel economy of 20/28 mpg city/highway. This means the Explorer is now 12 percent more fuel...Read More»

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2013 Ford Flex And Unnamed Lincolns To Offer Rear Inflatable Seat Belts

Buoyed by the number of 2011 Ford Explorer buyers ordering rear inflatable seat belts, the automaker no doubt sees a marketing opportunity ahead – especially with families. Ford will offer rear inflatable seat belts on the 2013 Ford Flex and on some yet-to-be-named Lincoln vehicles arriving...Read More»

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A Decade After The Firestone Recall, Tire Safety Still Newsworthy

This week is the tenth annual National Tire Safety Week, but chances are good it isn’t marked on your calendar. Chances are also good that almost eleven years after the hype and hysteria over Ford Explorers fitted with Firestone tires, your tires may well be the most widely ignored component...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Misses Quality Targets, Feels Pressure: Report

In 2010, Ford was the mainstream brand with the fewest quality defects, according to J.D. Power and Associates. Since then, their new Explorer was ranked 17th out of 19 competitors by Consumer Reports, which found the Explorers touch-screen controls “complicated and distracting” (but we...Read More»

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Incentives Shrinking, Bringing Vehicle Prices To Record Levels

Remember all the incentives being thrown down on new vehicles a year or two ago? They're pretty much gone, and the transaction prices being paid for new vehicles are now at record levels. According to the pricing-intelligence firm TrueCar, the average transaction price for a new vehicle is up to...Read More»

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Ford Announces Third Price Increase of 2011

Again citing the rising cost of plastics, steel and other raw materials, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has announced their third vehicle price increase since January of this year. The increase is model specific, but amounts to 0.4 percent per vehicle, or an average of $124. Ford communicated the...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
U-Haul To Ford Explorer Owners: No Trailer For You!

The height of the Firestone-tire-failure-on-Ford-Explorers mess was 1998, when a class-action lawsuit was filed against Ford and Firestone. Since then, the Ford Explorer SUV has gone through three design revisions, including an all-new-from-the-ground-up redesign for the 2011 model year. Aside from...Read More»

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For A Deeper Vehicle Discount, Go When The Dealer Needs You

Savvy car shoppers have traditionally chosen times to buy when they thought car dealers were under the most pressure to make sales: the end of the month or year-end. Both are good bets at most dealerships. Now there is added support for that strategy. TrueCar.com has crunched the numbers and...Read More»

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Car Repair in Russia: Dealer, Independent Or Black Market

Not too long ago the choices in auto repair in Russia were like the choices available in governing when the country under communism - there were none. You could have your car repaired at the dealership and that was it. But a number of conditions as reported by The Moscow Times have changed all...Read More»

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April Sees Record High Used Car Prices

If Kelley Blue Book and Manheim Consulting are correct, used car prices are at an all-time high, favoring consumers looking to trade their existing car on a new model or even sell their used car in a private party transaction. In particular demand are late-model, fuel efficient cars, which...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Is Consumer Reports Right To Drub The 2011 Ford Explorer? #YouTellUs

Ford has done everything in its power to bring the Explorer nameplate back to the front of the SUV class. With modern sheetmetal, powertrains, and technology, you might think the automotive press would be singing its praises about the new Explorer. While some outlets, including High Gear Media, are...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 10, 2011

Which wagons should you be shopping this year? We nominate a handful of not-crossovers. [FamilyCarGuide] We're fans of the 2011 Ford Explorer, but Consumer Reports isn't. Who's more righter? [SocialCarNews] The latest national amnesty movement has nothing to do with Jan Brewer--it's all about...Read More»

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Regulators: Will Future SUVs Compromise Safety For Higher MPG?

It can be argued that through the way vehicles were forced to change in the 1970s and '80s, the federal government turned the American public on to SUVs. Now it's looking for ways to wean us off that addiction—so quickly that it might affect the improvements we've made in safety in recent...Read More»

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Bless You, Steve Jobs: TheCarConnection App 2.0 Is Live

If you're looking for car news, reviews and ratings, photos and videos, and dealer locators on the fly, there's just one place to go now--TheCarConnection, the mobile edition. Our rockstar developers skated right through Apple's notoriously finicky approval process in record time, which means you...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Price of Gas: Is $5 The New Standard

When gas prices rose to dizzying heights in 2008, it threw our economy into a tailspin. The breaking point was $4 a gallon gasoline. Back then, the rise in price for gas was so quick and unexpected that it literally shocked the American consumer and thwarted our economic wellbeing. As a result, the...Read More»

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What Do You Think Of The Ford Explorer JabbaWockeeZ Dance Off?

Ford has been marketing the new 2011 Explorer in some very unique ways. Its latest video features a JabbaWockeeZ dance off between the 2010 V8 Crew and the 2011 V6 Posse. While we must admit, some of the new marketing for the 2011 Explorer is downright creative, this latest video has us scratching...Read More»

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Video: 2011 Ford Explorer Has 'Hart' and Soul

As I was leafing through a recent copy of Motor Trend recently and reading up on the Chevy Camaro Convertible--a very nice-looking four-wheeled steed with terrible overtones of guys with greased-back hair, or worse, receding hair, or even worse, a comb-over or hairpiece--I hit page 4 of the...Read More»

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Best Getaway Cars for Beating the Winter Doldrums

Sometimes you just can’t wait until spring. The snowdrifts are piling up against the house. The heating bills have got you down, and you yearn to blow out of town with the family just to get away. Here at Family Car Guide we’re pretty familiar with those kinds of feelings, so we thought...Read More»

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