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Refreshed Ford Escape improves crash test performance, still lags rivals
Refreshed Ford Escape improves crash test performance, still lags rivals

The updated 2017 Ford Escape compact crossover received more than just a cosmetic facelift this year. Structural changes to the vehicle's front end were enough to boost its crashworthiness, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Escape's performance in the IIHS small-overlap...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
Ford fist fighting Ram, GM with new heavy duty truck package

Officials at Ford will admit there's at least one place F-Series trucks don't reign supreme. Rather, it's one small slice. And even then, coaxing that admission out of Ford officials is tough to do. New for 2017, Ford will introduce an STX package Super Duty truck meant to take on Chevrolet's heavy...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
Here's how Ford threw away the old Super Duty and started from scratch

Ford's new 2017 Super Duty range marks the first time since 1999 that the truckmaker started from scratch and built an all-new pickup. For the first three generations of the heavy duty pickup, Ford largely used the same frame it had first developed for the Super Duty range when it split the series...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive: Fetes of strength

Looking back at it, we've grown a lot in 17 years. But some things are better left behind. The Great Recession can stay right where it is—in history. Samesies for toe shoes. About 17 years ago, Ford split off heavy duty trucks from its F-150 lineup and created one of the most lucrative...Read More»

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Ford offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in all 2017 models

Good news, Apple and Android fans: every 2017 Ford model in the U.S. will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That's because Ford is rolling out its latest telematics platform, SYNC 3, to the full 2017 model-year lineup. As the automaker revealed back in January, SYNC 3 is what makes CarPlay...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty
Ford says new Super Duty can drag 20 tons, no tree stump safe

The latest salvo in the heavy duty pickup arms race comes from Ford, and it's a shot fired up the noses of Ram and General Motors. Ford announced Monday that its new 2017 Ford F-350 would top the range of current and be able to tow 32,000 pounds when dragging a gooseneck trailer. When towing a...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150 EcoBoost
Ford reveals higher power ratings for 2017 F-150's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6

Ford says that its all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine will give the 2017 F-150 pickup more torque than any rival in its class, even those with diesel and V-8 engines. That's quite and accomplishment for the second-generation of Ford's first twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 that debuted several years...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150
Ford F-150, Explorer, Focus Electric, Transit Connect recalled for brake, transmission, other issues

This morning, Ford Motor Company issued three recalls affecting more than 8,200 vehicles, most of which are registered in the U.S. The problems with those vehicles include serious potential issues with their braking and transmission systems. Thankfully, Ford says that it's received no reports of...Read More»

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Brexit & the auto industry: brace yourselves

Last week, voters across the United Kingdom trudged to the polls to determine whether the UK should remain a part of the European Union or go it alone. When the ballots were counted, 52 percent had opted for independence. After a brief, shocked pause, panic ensued. Financial markets collapsed...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevy Silverado ads want to poke holes in Ford F-150s, but not their own future pickups

Chevrolet announced Wednesday a series of advertisements meant to poke holes in Ford's use of aluminum—literally. The advertisements—one of which features former Raiders defensive end Howie Long—depict a series of tests conducted on the beds of Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150...Read More»

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More Takata recalls: Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang, Ranger; Lincoln MKX, MKZ, Zephyr; Mercury Milan

For the people who work at Takata, today is a no-good, very bad day. Just as we finished writing up half a dozen new Takata-related recalls posted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford Motor Company published a massive new recall of its own. How massive? All told, it affects...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
2013-2014 Ford F-150 recalled to fix brake fluid leak: 271,000 trucks affected

Back in March, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had launched an investigation of the 2013-2014 Ford F-150 pickup. This morning, Ford issued a recall for those vehicles, affecting roughly 271,000 trucks in North America. NHTSA's probe began after some F-150 owners...Read More»

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China, UAE shift to autonomous cars, leaving the U.S. behind

The United States has a mature car culture. For decades, private individuals have bought vehicles, automakers have analyzed trends, and regulators have set guidelines for development of new models. Sounds good, right? But there's another way of looking at America's long history with cars: we've...Read More»

2016 Ram 1500
Ford F-150 tops pickup crash-test ratings; Ram 1500 needs improvement

Full-size pickup trucks, some might argue, have squared up the past few years. The competition is tight, and they're ever closer in profile, appearance, and size, and hauling ability. Yet safety is proving to be an important differentiating factor. There are some very different body structures and...Read More»

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer, 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC recalled to replace engine block heaters

Ford Motor Company is recalling roughly 5,500 SUVs to fix a problem with their engine block heaters. Affected models include the 2016 Ford Explorer and the 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC. Ford says that the existing heaters on those vehicles can overheat due to the design of the engine block itself...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
2013-2014 Ford F-150 investigated for brake failure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of 2013 and 2014 models of the Ford F-150 pickup. NHTSA says that it has received 35 reports of problems with the truck's braking system. The agency sent notice of the investigation to Ford, explaining that those...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150, 2015-2016 Ford Transit Wagon Recalled For Airbag, Seatbelt Problems

Ford Motor Company has issued two recalls this morning that affect roughly 55,000 vehicles, most of which are registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2016 Ford F-150 UNITS AFFECTED: 3,683, including 2,894 registered in America, 286 in Canada, and 503 in Mexico This recall is related to the occupant...Read More»

Google's Self-Driving Prius
California DMV Driving Autonomous Car Developers Off The Road & Out Of State

If we learned nothing else in grade school, we learned that going first is a scary thing. You're expected to wow everyone watching, and you set the tone for all the folks that follow. It's a big risk, and a big responsibility. California is feeling those kinds of jitters right about now, as it's...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150 Limited
Is There A Ford F-150 Diesel In The Works? And If So, Why Now?

The Ford F-150 is many things: rugged, reliable, and the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. for more than three decades. What it's not -- at least not since the 1980s -- is a diesel, but that could soon change. According to Auto News, diesel models of the F-150 have been spotted at Ford's testing...Read More»

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