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2011 Ford Explorer: New Niche Approach Fits The Times
2011 Ford Explorer: New Niche Approach Fits The Times

In some respects, the Ford Explorer nameplate is one lost in a particular time, when reality shows were fresh and new, Brittany Spears was just not that innocent, and gasoline prices were reliably under two dollars a gallon. Ten years ago, Ford [NYSE:F] sold a dizzying 450,000 Explorer SUVs, and...Read More»

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2010 Ford Flex, Hyundai Tucson are IIHS Top Safety Picks

The latest crash-test ratings are in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the insurance industry-funded research group has added a range of vehicles from Ford, Volkswagen, and Hyundai to its Top Safety Pick List. With these new results, we're updating our 2010 reviews for...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex Reviewed: More Flex Appeal

2010 Ford Flex Reviewed:  EcoBoost, More Flex Appeal When it comes to big-box cars, Let's Make a Deal's Carrol Merrill can now present two Ford Flexes.  You may select the base 3.5-liter (262hp) V6 or a twin-turbo 355hp V6.  Opt for the latter and you'll get the more powerful EcoBoost engine...Read More»

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Bipartisan Survey: Most Americans Want More Transit Options

We spend a lot of time and effort helping guide you through the car-shopping process and helping you to answer questions like: Should I get a 2010 Honda Fit or hold out for the 2011 Mazda2. And can I really tow with that 2011 Ford Flex EcoBoost (the answer to the latter is yes). But there's...Read More»

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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 Subaru Outback
Honda And Subaru Lead Consumer Reports' Honor Roll For 2010

Subaru (TSE: 7270) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) are tied for the number one spot from Consumer Reports this year, based on the average of its vehicles' overall road-test scores and predicted reliability ratings. Subaru's overall score was aided by the excellent evaluations given to the new 2010 Subaru...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex
Lincoln MKS, Ford Flex Are Tops In Nav-System Satisfaction

Happy with your nav system? So are a lot of Lincoln MKS and Ford Flex owners. The Clarion-supplied navigation systems in those vehicles have the most satisfied customers. Also ranking high are the systems in the Acura TL (Pioneer), Ford F-150 (Clarion), and Porsche 911 (Harman/Becker). Toyota's...Read More»

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Ford Gaining On Honda And Toyota In Perceived Quality

Among mainstream brands, consumers still rate Honda and Toyota highest in quality—whether that is or isn't the case on actual quality surveys. But Ford is quickly gaining ground. That's according to the latest Perceived Quality Study (PQS), from residual values expert Automotive Leasing Guide...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex
AAA Safety Tips Show Everyone Has Responsibility for a Safe Drive

Imagine this scene: It's a bright Saturday morning and you are getting ready to go on a shopping expedition with some friends. You've just purchased a new 2009 Ford Flex and have volunteered to be the group chauffeur because you like driving the vehicle so much. Wanting to thank you for giving him...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex
Ford Flex Finds Its Niche and Turns a Few Heads

Ford stepped into the unknown last year when it introduced its Flex, however, from the number that have been on the road lately, it looks like this slow-to-catch-on vehicle is going to be another winner. From some angles, it looks like a Rover, too. If you remember the introduction of the minivan a...Read More»

Mark Fields
Five Questions: Ford EVP Mark Fields

Ford is in by far the best shape of the Detroit Three right now. Their sales are up compared to GM and Toyota, and their 2009 Ford Focus and 2009 Ford Escape were two of the top-selling cars bought using Cash-for-Clunkers credits. TheCarConnection.com was lucky enough to attend a Ford social event...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Ford Fanfare: New Lineup, New Tech, And Gosh Darnit, People Like Them

Not wanting to be left out of the "reinvention" moment, Ford has launched its own assault on the marketplace, trumpeting the company's "freshest" model lineup in history, as well as fuel efficiency, quality, and Ford's growing market share. According to a company press release, Ford is rolling out...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT at Ford's Romeo, MI Proving Grounds
Driven: 2010 Lincoln MKT With EcoBoost V-6

In the automotive world, the words big and responsive don't normally go together.  The all-new 2010 Lincoln MKT puts those two words comfortably in a curvy shape that stands out in a parking lot and on the road. (What else can you drive with a grill that looks like a baleen whale?) We introduced...Read More»

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12 Great Family Cars for the Recession

  America’s in the midst of a deep recession--and no industry's suffered like the auto industry. Even so, the need for a new family car is still pressing on folks who may be readying for a new arrival, or ready to move out of a smaller car into one that’s more teen-friendly. Which family car...Read More»

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9 Cars for Artfully Dodging the Recession

Mega-bonuses have dried up, McMansions are going empty, and three-car garages and credit cards can no longer be obtained on request. Jeez, this recession sure doesn't feel as much fun as Fox, CNN and the New York Times make it out to be. Like us, you may have always dreamed of owning a new BMW, or...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex
2009 Ford Flex: First Impressions

What's your first impression of the 2009 Ford Flex? I saw the Flex for the first time at the South Carolina auto show. Not a great place to have my first Flex experience--it was nestled in between two teeny cars, and it looked mammoth. I made a rotten face and moved on. Bad move. Now I'm going to...Read More»

Tim Gunn
Channeling Tim Gunn: How Stylin' is Your Ride?

When you think of car design, you may not think immediately of Tim Gunn, but no one understands style better than the Bespectacled One. With cars as with fashion, looks are important. No one wants to drive an ugly car, no matter how much we love its hybrid engine or horsepower, just as no one wants...Read More»

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Playboy Names Dodge Challenger SRT8 'Hottest American Revival'

Seen the February issue of Playboy Magazine yet? If you're one of the thousands who claim they read the magazine - "just for the articles" - then you'll know that Hef and the girls picked the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 as the "Hottest American Revival." The award was bestowed as part of Playboy's...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
2010 Lincoln MKT Preview

A star of last year's Detroit Auto Show was the Lincoln MKT Concept. The flamboyantly styled baleen whale grille stopped plenty of people in their tracks, but this grille made the transition to production on the 2009 Lincoln MKS quite nicely. Now that we've seen the production MKT, we like it even...Read More»

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