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

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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»

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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»

2013 Ford Focus
2013 Ford Focus: Five Stars, And One Of The Safest Compact Cars

The 2013 Ford Focus has earned an excellent five-star score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—which, when factored together with its Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), ranks it soundly in the top tier for U.S...Read More»

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Seat Belt Usage At Record High, Best Car To Buy Short List, Ford's Optimistic Fuel Economy Projections: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we tell you that seat belt usage is at an all-time high, thanks to big gains from drivers in Southern states. According to the latest NHTSA data, 86-percent of drivers now buckle up before hitting the road. Our list of Best Car To Buy candidates has gotten shorter, so we...Read More»

2014 Ford Fiesta
Ford’s Frugal EcoBoost Fiesta, Rental Car Shortages, 2015 Mustang Spied: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we bring you news of a frugal new three-cylinder, 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine option for the 2014 Ford Fiesta, warn you about a potential Thanksgiving rental car shortage caused by Hurricane Sandy and bring you spy shots of the eagerly-anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang caught in...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Win A 2013 Ford Fusion Or 2013 Ford Escape In The Winter Vehicle Giveaway

Like it or not, shopping season is upon us. Before Thursday's tables have even been cleared, many bargain-hunters will leave the comfort of their homes and line up for Thanksgiving Day sales at malls and big-box stores across the country. But if you're looking for a truly special gift, and you're...Read More»

2014 Ford Fiesta
Ford Confirms The 2014 Fiesta Will Get Its 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine

Ford’s 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine is small enough to fit into an airline-approved carry-on bag, yet powerful enough to deliver some 123 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. As you’d guess, it’s also fuel efficient, which is the primary reason why Ford has...Read More»

2013 Ford Mustang
2013 Ford Mustang Video Road Test

The Ford Mustang is one of the classic muscle cars, and it's the longest-running one, too. It seems like there's a Mustang for everyone, from a fuel-efficient V-6 version, to the V-8 GT and track-ready Boss 302--all the way up to the beastly Shelby GT500. In our video road test we show you one of...Read More»

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Hurricane Sandy’s New And Used Car Toll: Up To 200,000 Vehicles Could Be Scrapped

The floodwaters may be receding and the massive cleanup in progress from the worst Atlantic storm ever recorded, but it’s just the beginning of getting back to normal for automakers and consumers who lost vehicles due to flooding or other storm-related damage To-date, automakers have lost...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

The 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan just received the Top Safety Pick Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The criteria for earning the designation include receiving “Good” ratings in offset frontal impact, side impact, side impact dynamic head restraint and...Read More»

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast
The Auto Industry's Response To Hurricane Sandy

One week ago, after Hurricane Sandy's violent landfall, residents along America's eastern seaboard awoke to starkly different landscapes than they ones they'd known a few hours earlier. Homes and offices had been destroyed, mementos and landmarks ruined, lives changed, taken, forever altered. But...Read More»

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