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Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too
Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too

Incentives continued their long, slow decline in January, but according to TrueCar, transaction prices fell, too, which could soften the blow for bargain-hunters. On average, incentives slipped 12.2% between December 2012 and January 2013, coming to rest at $2,274 per vehicle. The pickings are...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Stock Price Falls: Is It The Apple Of Cars?

If you're the sort of person who enjoys similes, you could spend a lot of time comparing today's car companies to Apple. Like Apple, for example, General Motors came back from the brink of ruin to become a leader in the industry once more. Toyota followed the same path in the wake of 2010's...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell
Will Your Next Car Run On Hydrogen? Ford, Mercedes, Nissan Partner On Fuel Cell Tech

We live in interesting times. (Which is a good thing, by the way, and not a Chinese curse after all.) We are witnessing the long, slow death of automobiles that run on fossil fuels. It may take decades for those vehicles to cycle out of favor, but there's little doubt that the next big thing is...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford Continues To Generate Most Buzz, But Toyota Makes Biggest Gains

Plenty of surveys measure attitudes toward the auto industry. Some determine how much motorists like their vehicles, some focus on the dealership experience, and others zero in on areas like auto insurance. Marketing firm YouGov measures something a little more elusive: buzz. Every weekday, YouGov...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 Fusion
Ford Trounces The Competition When It Comes To Brand Loyalty

Brand loyalty is a big deal in some industries. When it comes to cell phones and soft drinks, for example, people can come to blows debating the merits of the iPhone and the Galaxy S3, or Coke Zero and...well, whatever the Pepsi equivalent is. For auto shoppers, though, brand loyalty isn't the...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe
Chrysler, Honda, Subaru Among IIHS's 13 Safest Cars Of 2013

Back in December, we told you about the winners (Honda) and losers (Toyota) in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tougher frontal-crash tests. We also told you about the new IIHS designation, "Top Safety Pick+", which recognizes vehicles that perform especially well in crash tests. Now...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Following In Hyundai's Footsteps, Ford Sued Over C-Max, Fusion Fuel Economy

CORRECTION: See below It's been an interesting couple of years for Ford. The automaker is still riding a wave of popularity in the wake of its decision not to take bailout dough from the federal government during the Great Recession. Along the way, Ford's reputation has been buffed by some truly...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
Safety Agency Upgrades Probe Of Trapped Gas Pedals In Ford Vehicles

Following a more than two-and-a-half-year-old investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) into possible unintended acceleration of Ford vehicles after gas pedal entrapment, the agency has intensified the probe to a full engineering analysis. The NHTSA upgrade, posted...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford Stands Firm On Fusion, C-Max Fuel Economy Claims: UPDATED

UPDATED: See below* U.S. headlines were still focused on Hyundai and Kia's fuel-economy flubs when folks on the internet turned their attention to the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid. Both vehicles have been criticized in the press for not meeting their advertised fuel efficiency, and now...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Fusion, Escape Get Software Update To Fix Fire Flaw

New and redesigned models occasionally stumble getting out of the gate. Sometimes, they have trouble finding the right tone for their marketing campaigns (as was initially the case for the Chevrolet Volt). Other times, real-world conditions reveal mechanical, electrical, or design flaws, which can...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
EPA Will Review 2013 Ford Fusion, C-Max Fuel Economy Claims

Two weeks ago, we mentioned that the Hyundai/Kia fuel-economy fiasco was turning heads in Congress and suggested that this could cause the Environmental Protection Agency to take a closer look at other vehicles. That's now happening. According to AutoNews, the EPA will review complaints about the...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2013

The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2013 is the new 2013 Ford Fusion. The Fusion earned the highest rating of all brand-new or significantly updated mainstream vehicles this year, fending off close challenges from the Honda Accord, the Cadillac ATS, and the Cadillac XTS. As we wrote in our full...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion Recalled For Headlamp Flaw

The 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan is part of a new recall to replace faulty headlights. This is the second Fusion recall in less than a week’s time. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site puts the number of 2013 Ford Fusion sedans potentially affected in...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
Hurricane Sandy Heightens Sales Divide Between Detroit & Foreign Automakers

Five weeks after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, life across much of the northeast has returned to normal (or a rough approximation thereof). But some automakers have followed an easier road to recovery than others. Reporting on the strong state of the U.S. auto market, Detroit News mentions that...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape, Fusion Recalled For Fire Risk (UPDATED)

Ford [NYSE:F] will recall about 89,000 2013 Ford Escape SUVs and 2013 Ford Fusion cars equipped with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines over concerns about a fire risk. About 80,000 Escape and Fusion models are affected in the United States. According to a report in The Detroit News, the recall...Read More»

MyFord Touch system in the 2014 Ford Fiesta - image: Ford Motor Company
Ford To Update MyFord Touch Infotainment System & Extend Warranties

Good news for current and future Ford owners: according to the Detroit Free Press, the automaker will release an update to its much-maligned MyFord Touch infotainment system in December, and warranties on the system will be extended by a full two years. The troubles with MyFord Touch and its luxury...Read More»

EPA gas-mileage label (window sticker), design used starting in model year 2013
Is Miles-Per-Gallon Really The Best Measure Of Fuel Economy?

In the U.S., we tend to talk about fuel economy in terms of miles-per-gallon. After decades of doing so, it's a system that we've come to understand -- or so we think. Unfortunately, miles-per-gallon doesn't tell the whole story. In fact, it's a metric that can sometimes be deceiving. But what are...Read More»

MyFord Touch system in the 2014 Ford Fiesta - image: Ford Motor Company
2014 Ford Fiesta Gets The MyFord Touch Infotainment System

In the old days, buying a base model generally meant compromising on the features you really wanted, since automakers really offered the “good stuff” in gateway vehicles. Take Ford’s popular Fiesta, for example: it offers stripped-down Sync and navigation systems, but buyers...Read More»

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