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Wagons, Mazda Wants To Go On A Diet, Mid-Size Sedan Shoppers: Today's Car News
Wagons, Mazda Wants To Go On A Diet, Mid-Size Sedan Shoppers: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media Ford thinks it knows what mid-size sedan shoppers want and Mazda puts future models on a diet. Audi teased the RS 5 for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and we discuss wagons. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Take the road less...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Says Mid-Size Sedan Shoppers Now Expect Value And Technology

When Ford launched its configurator site for the 2013 Fusion midsize sedan, it did so to both promote the car and to gauge interest in packages that prospective buyers wanted. To its surprise, nearly 25 percent of those visiting the Fusion configurator site built cars with the technology-rich...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 Fusion
Would You Pay $39,000 For A 2013 Ford Fusion? #YouTellUs

In January, Ford revealed its 2013 Fusion mid-size sedan at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Now, it's been priced, and some of the lofty numbers are raising eyebrows. A fully loaded, non-hybrid 2013 Fusion has a sticker price of nearly $39,000. That price is a little breathtaking, but it does bring...Read More»

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value
2001-2004 Ford Escape Recalled In Wake Of NHTSA Probe

Earlier this month, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety administration had launched an investigation into reports of unintended acceleration in the 2002-2004 Ford Escape. Ford began conducting its own probe around the same time. Apparently, Ford's preliminary findings were strong...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»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
General Motors Is Tops In Customer Loyalty, Ford A Close Second

It's one thing to attract a first-time customer, but quite another to get that customer back. According to new data from Experian Automotive, no automaker in America does that quite as well as General Motors -- though Ford comes awfully close. #1 and #2: GM and Ford During the first quarter of...Read More»

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Ford Still Profitable, But Hampered By Europe

Ford released its second-quarter earnings report this morning, and among all the charts and bulletpoints, there's both good news and bad. We'll start with the good: Ford posted a pre-tax operating profit of over $1.8 billion. The company has now posted pre-tax profits for 12 consecutive quarters...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Energi Priced From $29,995*

At a base price of $29,995, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is the most affordably-priced plug-in hybrid in America, according to Ford. In pricing the C-Max Energi below $30,000, Ford is squaring off against the 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid, undercutting it in price – and beating it in...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape & 2013 Ford Fusion Up For Grabs In New Sweepstakes

It's no secret that we're big fans of Ford's recently redesigned Escape crossover. Derived in part from the equally lovable Ford Focus, the new Escape offers great performance and premium looks in a compact package that's a good fit for city-dwellers, singles, and small families alike. We're also...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape In Recall For Potential Fire Risk

Ford has announced the voluntary recall of 2013 Ford Escape models equipped with the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and built through July 11, 2012. At issue is an engine compartment fuel line that can split and leak gasoline, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire and accident. Some 11,500 vehicles...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus Video Road Test

There's no question the compact car class is one of the competitive segments right now. With new entries such as the Dodge Dart and Hyundai Elantra. Ford recently launched an all-new Focus to compete against the stiff competition, but how does it stack up? That's the question we aim to answer in...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape Recalled For Braking Issue

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 model-year Escape compact crossovers over concerns that carpet padding mispositioned during installation may interfere with braking. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicles...Read More»

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value
2002-2004 Ford Escape May Suffer From Unintended Acceleration

In 2005, Ford recalled the 2002-2004 Escape to fix a troubling flaw that could've kept the vehicle's engine revving. Now, a consumer advocacy group insists that in the process of making those repairs, Ford created another problem -- one that leaves the Escape vulnerable to unintended acceleration...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: 47 MPG City, Better Than Prius V?

Ford touts its all-new 2013 C-Max Hybrid as more fuel-efficient, more powerful and cheaper than the Toyota Prius V, its closest rival. Ford is looking to entice consumers into trying a hybrid for the first time and hopes further that about 50 percent of C-Max Hybrid buyers will be conquest sales...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS Touring Edition
2012 Cadillac CTS Tops List Of 10 Best American Cars: Total Car Score

As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, July 4, the editors at Total Car Score mark the occasion with a list of the 10 Best American Cars. Beyond just a patriotic gesture, the ranking serves to showcase the strength and quality of the domestic auto industry. At the top of the list is...Read More»

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Ford Debuts Autonomous Driving Technology: Video

Yesterday, our sister site, Motor Authority, told you about Ford's efforts to measure drivers' stress levels through sensors embedded in seatbelts, steering wheels, and elsewhere in the cabin. Now comes word that Ford is actively working to reduce stress via technology that allows cars to drive...Read More»

2013 Ford Taurus Limited  -  First Drive, 3/2012
2013 Ford Taurus EcoBoost: Full-Size Goes Four-Cylinder

Big changes are coming in the full-size sedan category. And with EPA fuel economy numbers now in for the 2013 Ford Taurus with the base 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, certified at 32 mpg highway, 26 mpg combined, the race is on. Without a hybrid system, Ford is delivering some pretty...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe
Mercedes-Benz, Honda Are 2012 Brands Of The Year

How do you measure a company's value? Sure, you can look at sales figures, earnings, and other bean-countery things, but there's something just as important that's much harder to measure -- namely, the company's brand. When we talk about a "brand", we mean more than a logo, a color scheme, a design...Read More»

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