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Mercedes-Benz, Honda Are 2012 Brands Of The Year
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»

2012 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford Explorer Video Road Test

Ford has reinvented its Explorer, making it more modern in an effort to keep up with today's families. But are the changes a good thing or bad thing? That's the question we went into with our latest video road test. With any SUV, utility is key. The Explorer's interior is spacious, and the seats...Read More»

2013 Ford Flex
Sporks On Wheels: The Most Useful Features in Crossover SUVs

When shopping for a crossover for the family, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the 30-plus products on the market, let alone be able to hone in on what really separates one from the other in terms of how family-friendly they are. One way to approach this is to take a look at some of the...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»

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Ford Wants To Help With Your Father's Day Gifting

Father’s Day is looming on the horizon, so Ford wants to help with your gift giving by offering up a few ideas, as well as explaining its philosophy behind licensing the blue oval. Licensing, as you’d imagine, is big business for Ford, and some 45 million Ford-logo items were sold at...Read More»

2013 Ford Explorer Sport
2013 Ford Explorer Sport Priced From $40,720

It hasn't been confirmed by the usual routes, but the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport has been priced from $40,720 before destination charges and options, according to Ford's new-vehicle configurator site, updated this week. The Explorer Sport takes the basic crossover package and puts a twin-turbocharged...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»

Ford SYNC
Uh-Oh: State Farm Uses Ford Sync To Make You Pay By The Mile

If you love the thought of letting a car insurance company monitor your driving habits but think, "Hey, why stop there? Why not let them keep tabs on my traveling, too?", well, today's your lucky day. Last year, we told you about State Farm's grammatically challenged Drive Safe & Save program...Read More»

Data from ALG's Spring 2012 Perceived Quality Study
Honda, Lexus Are Tops In Perceived Quality; Ford, Hyundai Improve

When it comes to perceived quality -- that is, how consumers view brands, based on personal experience and word-of-mouth -- Honda and Lexus are at the top of their game. That's according to ALG, a California-based company that has been predicting valuations in the automotive industry for almost 50...Read More»

Ford racks up 4,000,000 Mustang fans on Facebook
The Ford Mustang Facebook Page Scores Four Million Fans

Ford is no stranger to social media, and now it has reached a new record: The Mustang is the most popular vehicle nameplate on Facebook. The car's official Facebook fan page now has over four million fans. Growing at a rate of approximately 14,000 new fans a day, the Mustang fan page is also one of...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Priced From $25,995

Calling it America’s most affordable, fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle, and taking a square aim at Toyota’s Prius V wagon, Ford is beginning to promote the 2013 C-Max Hybrid compact minivan hatchback. The $25,995 starting price for the base level C-Max Hybrid certainly fits the bill and...Read More»

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GM Unlikes Facebook, Ford & Chrysler Are Still Besties

About half of all Americans use Facebook, and yet, just days before the company launches one of the most eagerly anticipated IPOs in recent memory, General Motors has pulled all advertising from the network. This isn't especially surprising. GM's head marketing honcho, Joel Ewanick, has long been a...Read More»

1998 Ford Windstar Wagon Base
1998-2003 Ford Windstar Minivan: Recall Alert

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 1998 to 2003 model year Ford Windstar minivans over a rust issue that can cause the rear axle to break. This action by Ford adds Virginia to the larger recall in August 2010 of some 462,750 1998-2003 Windstars in 21 states. The automaker added...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
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»

2012 Ford Focus
Ford Beefs Up Production By Cutting Down On Summer Break

The U.S. auto market is booming. As of April 30, automakers had sold more than 4.6 million vehicles -- a 10.3% increase over the previous year. Like many car companies, Ford is working overtime to keep pace with demand. Ford's sales are running nearly 5% above 2011, fueled largely by the...Read More»

Ford's 2013 Fusion configurator website.
2013 Ford Fusion Configurator Goes Live

Manufacturers, it seems, are starting to favor configurator microsites over the old-fashioned grind-out-a-press-release method of informing the public of new product details. The reason why is somewhat obvious: by tracking the configurations built by zip code, manufacturers get an idea for regional...Read More»

2012 Nissan Rogue
Buying A Car, College Grad? Don’t Forget The Rebates

You’ve worked hard to get your college degree. If you’re not swamped in student loan debt and are considering buying a car to help you navigate your new place in the world, there’s some help available. The good news is that most major automakers offer some form of college graduate...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Offers Fans A Chance To Give Back

If you lean green and you're looking for a new car, listen up: shoppers who purchase a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid or Focus Electric can boost contributions to four nonprofits that keep America beautiful. In fact, you don't even have to buy a car to take part in the...Read More»

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