Ford F-150 News

Big Three Boom, As Luxury Trucks Push Average Pickup Price Upward
Big Three Boom, As Luxury Trucks Push Average Pickup Price Upward

Full-size trucks were big profit centers for U.S. automakers prior to the recession. And if you read the pricing trends over the past couple of years, combined with a pronounced upswing in truck sales of recent months, those times appear to have returned. As we reported last week, sales of...Read More»

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Engine Teardown
In Wake Of Lawsuits, NHTSA Investigates Ford EcoBoost Engine

Earlier this month, we told you about three Ohio motorists who are suing Ford over its six-cylinder EcoBoost engine. As with a similar lawsuit filed in Louisiana, the drivers claim that the EcoBoost's problem goes far beyond mere turbo lag, leaving their vehicles with reduced power for extended...Read More»

2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition
Ford Doubles Down With New 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition

Ford's looking to capitalize on the success of the F-150 SVT Raptor by adding a new Special Edition model for 2014. The idea of this new trim level is to give customers the ability to make their Raptor even bolder. The new 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition takes the existing Luxury Package and...Read More»

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Pickup Truck Tailgates: Easy To Steal, And Thefts On The Rise

Coming back to the truck after a game at the stadium or following a night out with friends, it can come as quite a shock to realize that thieves have made off with your tailgate. It takes less than 30 seconds for a thief to snatch a pickup tailgate and replacement costs can amount to $1,000 or...Read More»

Ford Atlas Concept revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Ford Likes Turbocharging In Trucks, GM Dodges It: Which Is Better?

The Ford Atlas concept from the Detroit Auto Show, which gives a first glimpse of the all-new, next-generation versions of the F-150 pickup, has a lot of tech and design ideas packed into it. But truck shoppers often need to think about horsepower, torque, payloads, and pulling power first and...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
Best & Worst Sellers, Ford Escape Recall, Police Car Of The Future: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you the best and worst of August’s new vehicle sales, tell you about (another) recall for the new Ford Escape and speculate on what the police car of the future may look like. Here’s Thursday’s car news that’s fit to print, as covered by...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
August 2012 Car And Truck Sales: The Best (And Worst) Selling Vehicles

If you’d just emerged from a a decade-long slumber and stumbled upon August new car sales numbers for the U.S. market, you’d probably think we were in a time of prosperity instead of plagued by ongoing economic malaise. After all, the domestic big three automakers posted double-digit...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
July 2012 Car Sales: The Best-Selling (And Worst-Selling) Vehicles

July, it seems, was an odd month for car sales. While some manufacturers (like Chrysler) posted serious gains over last July, other automakers (like GM and, surprisingly, Ford) posted a downturn in sales compared to last year. There are no real surprises in this month’s Winners column, as...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
Next Ford F-150 To Get Aluminum Body For Better Gas Mileage

Ford's history, while not founded on the F150 pickup and its predecessors, has certainly been built around it over the last 60 years. From its debut in 1948 to the present, the truck has evolved radically in design, features, and capability, but it has remained all-steel in frame and body. That's...Read More»

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June 2012 Car Sales: The Best-Selling (And Worst-Selling) Vehicles

History, it’s said, is doomed to repeat itself. Nowhere is this more evident than in June's new car sales, particularly the monthly list of best (and worst) selling vehicles in the U.S. market. As with May’s numbers, the big winners seemed to be trucks and fuel-efficient sedans, while...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 XL Fire Rescue
2013 Ford F-150 XL: Ready For Emergency! And Adam-12

MyFord Touch and other fancy trimmings are set to please the most well-heeled (and booted) owners of the latest 2013 F-150. Now, Ford says a new XL edition will cater to another crowd--firemen, policemen, or any other profession in need of a work truck with lots of custom-order room to play. The XL...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
May 2012 Car Sales: The Best-Selling (And Worst-Selling) Vehicles

May’s overall vehicle sales are perhaps best summed up by author Charles Dickens, who once penned, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” For Chrysler, the former is true, while for Mitsubishi that latter applies. Breaking sales down by individual models, some cars...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
2013 Ford F-150: MyFord Touch Arrives, And Brings Buttons

The 2013 Ford F-150 gets updated this year, and before the Ram 1500 can get in front of the press, Ford's putting the newest version of its best-selling pickup in front of the Future Farmers of America in Texas--because in an election year, it's all about turning out the base, right? What will...Read More»

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Ford F-150, Mustang, Expedition & Lincoln Navigator Recalled

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for the F150, Mustang, and Expedition, as well as the Lincoln Navigator. Specifically, the recall affects the following models and model years: 2012 Ford Expedition 2011 - 12 Ford F-150 2012 - 13 Ford Mustang 2012 Lincoln Navigator According to a bulletin from...Read More»

Chevrolet Silverado '2012' ad for Super Bowl XLVI
Did Ford's F-150 Fumble To The Chevrolet Silverado During Super Bowl XLVI?

If you watched the Super Bowl last night, you probably caught Chevrolet's ad for the 2012 Silverado pickup. Most saw it as a clever riff on the whole 2012/Mayan calendar/world-ending thing that's rumored to occur later this year. When the folks at Ford watched it, though, all they saw was red. The...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 towing a trailer
Ford F-Series Marks 30 Years As Best-Selling Vehicles In U.S.: Infographic

Whatever else we're about at any given moment, Americans are about getting things done, and we use a lot of pickups to do them. Mostly, we use Ford F-Series pickups, including the F-150 and its heavier-duty variants--and we have for 30 years. That's how long the F-Series has been the top-selling...Read More»

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Ford F-150 Recalled, Chevy Volt Turns One: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, the North American Car and Truck Of The Year Finalists are announced and we put together a holiday gift guide for the hybrid driver in your life. The Ford F-150 has been recalled, and the Chevy Volt turns one year old--so what's next? All this and more in today's car news...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 towing a trailer
2011 Ford F-150 & Other F-Series Models Recalled For Transmission Flaw

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for 2011 models of its popular F-150 pickup, as well as 2012 vehicles from the F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 lines. The recall centers around a problem with the brake shift interlock switch, which could increase the risk of a crash. In a nutshell, the flaw...Read More»

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Gets Even More Capable Off-Road

When it comes to full size pickups that will take you to the middle of nowhere at alarmingly high speeds, Ford’s highly successful F-150 SVT Raptor is in a class by itself. The already-capable truck gets a few significant upgrades for the 2012 model year, and the changes should help improve...Read More»

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