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2017 Ford C-Max vs. 2017 Toyota Prius: Compare Cars
2017 Ford C-Max vs. 2017 Toyota Prius: Compare Cars

Hybrid hatchbacks are some of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road today—but when it comes down to buying one, should you opt for green credentials or fun-to-drive qualities? In other words, which should you buy: the new Toyota Prius, or the latest Ford C-Max? MORE: Read our 2017 Toyota...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Volt
2017 Ford C-Max Energi vs. 2017 Chevrolet Volt: Compare Cars

The Chevrolet Volt and the Ford C-Max Energi are both compact plug-in hybrid hatchbacks. Each is powered by a combination of electricity from the grid, used to charge an on-board battery pack, and a 4-cylinder engine. But the two are very different vehicles in shape, accommodations, and driving...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang GT
Ford adds 1.5 million vehicles to door latch recall: Escape, Focus, Mustang, Lincoln MKC, more

One month ago, Ford recalled nearly 830,000 vehicles to fix a problem with their door latches. This morning, the automaker added 1.5 million additional Ford and Lincoln cars, crossovers, and vans to that recall--most of them registered in the U.S. The underlying issue in these new vehicles remains...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang GT
Ford Mustang, Escape, Focus, C-MAX, Transit Connect, Lincoln MKC recalled: 830,000 vehicles affected

Ford is recalling nearly 830,000 vehicles registered in North America to replace their side-door latches. According to the automaker, the recall is currently limited to warmer and/or sunnier states, as reports of latch failures have been higher in those areas. The problem with the door latches is...Read More»

2015 Ford Focus
2015 Ford Focus, Escape, C-Max Recalled To Ensure That Engines Turn Off

Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 432,000 Focus, Escape, and C-Max vehicles from the 2015 model year. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles suffer from a software glitch that could allow engines to keep running, even after drivers turn them off. ALSO SEE: Will Scion iA, iM Be...Read More»

Ford Intelligent Speed Limiter
Ford Feature Can Limit Your Speed According To Signs

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] has revealed a system that may help prevent unintended speeding—and, in some cases perhaps, speeding tickets themselves. ALSO SEE: Tesla Wins In Georgia, Loses In West Virginia Intelligent Speed Limiter, a function that’s on the way to market in some of the...Read More»

2014 MINI Cooper Countryman
IIHS Small Car Crash Test Results: MINI Earns The Only 'Good'; Fiat, Nissan, Mazda Graded 'Poor'

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released results from another round of crash tests. If the test cars were kids and the IIHS' grades were coming from an elementary school teacher, some would be grounded for a week. One would be shipped off to reform school. The test subject were all...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid
Ford Admits To MPG Blunder, Downgrades Fuel Economy For Six Models

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] has caught an error in its calculations for EPA fuel economy for several of its small-car, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models, and it's moving to correct that not just on window stickers, but financially, with owners of the approximately 200,000 affected vehicles. The issue...Read More»

2014 Ford Escape
2013-2014 Ford Escape, C-Max Hybrids Recalled For Two Flaws, 692,700 Vehicles Affected

Ford has issued not one, but two recalls affecting more than 692,700 vehicles registered in North America. The recalls are for 2013 and 2014 models of the Escape crossover and C-Max Hybrid. ALSO SEE: Oldest Driver Are Driving More--And Driving Medicated More--Than Ever According to AP reports, the...Read More»

2002 Ford Escape XLS Value
Ford Recalling Escape For Corrosion, Newer Models For Seat Issue

A corrosion issue has prompted the recall of almost 386,000 Ford utility vehicles that are now ten years old or more. In 2001-2004 Ford Escape models, rear subframes could rust, potentially causing the control arm to separate. Such a failure could cause the loss of steering control. MUST WATCH...Read More»

Ford C-Max Energi 'Upside' parody advert
Ford Lampoons Cadillac ELR Ad With An Earthy One For The C-MAX Energi

There were three ways to view "Poolside", Cadillac's recent ad for the ELR electric car: 1. Wow, that's a nice-looking car. 2. Wow, that's a nice-looking car and it's eco-friendly. 3. Wow, that guy in the ad is a schmuck. ALSO SEE: The Best-Selling Cop Car Is Actually An SUV Unfortunately for...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
The 16 Plug-In Electric Cars You Can Buy (Or Can't) For 2014

Electric cars may still seem futuristic, but there are actually 16 different plug-in models you can buy today. Availability depends a lot on where you live, though. Several of them are so-called compliance cars, offered only in California and a handful of other locations to meet that state's...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus Electric
2012-2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2013 Ford C-Max Recalled For Software Glitch

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for certain models of the Ford Focus Electric and Ford C-Max. The recall stems from a software flaw that could allow thieves to drive off with the vehicle. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects 2012...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford To Lower 2013 C-Max Hybrid Fuel Economy Ratings, Compensate Drivers

For one of the first times in recent history, lowering the mileage numbers on a new vehicle might have a positive affect on how shoppers and owners feel about a vehicle. In this case, the vehicle we're talking about is the 2013 (and 2014) Ford C-Max Hybrid. Ford Motor Company plans to soon...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford C-Max, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ Hybrids Get More MPGs Via Software Update

Remember those AT&T commercials from the mid-1990s -- the ones that asked, "Have you ever sent someone a fax...from the beach?" They envisioned a future of instant gratification, and many of their predictions have come true. (Except no one sends faxes anymore. Thankfully.) But one thing those...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Energi  -  Driven, June 2013
2013 Ford C-Max Energi: Driven

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid. But if you keep your trip lengths relatively short, and get in the habit of plugging in at home and perhaps at work, it does a really good job pretending it's an all-electric car. Selecting the Energi's 'EV Now' mode, we managed to do a 20-mile...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford Hybrid Sales Soar, Giving Toyota A Run For Its Money

Last week, we posted the U.S. auto sales stats for April, and the numbers were especially good for Detroit. Ford's performance was strongest of all, with the company boasting nearly 18% growth. Ford's figures were helped by its lineup of fuel-efficient rides, including hybrids like the C-Max and...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS - Winner of the North American Car of the Year Award at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Cadillac ATS, Ram 1500: North American Car & Truck/Utility Of The Year

The 2013 Cadillac ATS and the 2013 Ram 1500 have been named as the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year. The awards were presented this morning at Cobo Center, at the kick-off of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The award is presented this year by 49 jurors, who judge the list of new or...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»

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