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Is Miles-Per-Gallon Really The Best Measure Of Fuel Economy?
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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape Video Road Test

The Ford Escape is new for 2013, and this time, it's no carryover crossover SUV. It's more like a sporty hatchback with great handling and turbo power. But is that what you need? We take a look in our latest video road test. Take one look at the new Escape and you'd hardly recognize it. Gone is the...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Has Biggest Third Quarter Ever, Thanks To U.S. Sales

Ford Motor Company has announced its best-ever third quarter, with pre-tax profits totaling nearly $2.2 billion. There are a lot of people to thank for those results, but North American shoppers are at the top of the list. In North America alone, Ford saw pre-tax revenue of over $2.3 billion -- a...Read More»

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2012 Auto Reliability Survey: Cadillac Climbs, Ford Falls

The results of Consumer Reports' 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey are a mixed bag for automakers in the U.S. and Europe. However, Asian brands -- especially those from Japan -- walked away with consistently high marks. Methodology The 2012 Auto Reliability Survey ranked both automakers and...Read More»

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Car Sales Cool In October, But Small Rides Remain Hot

Cooler weather often puts a chill on auto sales, and this year is no exception. However, the industry is still poised to see huge year-over-year growth -- especially where small cars are concerned. The news comes from analysts and Kelley Blue Book, who've looked at sales data from the first three...Read More»

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Video Road Test

Watch out, Toyota Prius--the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is your first real competition. And in many ways, it's the hybrid hatchback we'd prefer to drive every day. Built in Michigan--not sourced locally from California, or even Japan--the C-Max is a tall hatchback that eventually will come in two...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion Video Road Test

The 2013 Ford Fusion is one of the best-looking new cars of the year--but it's more than just a pretty face. It's one of our favorite family sedans, and one of the top-rated vehicles at The Car Connection, too. The first Fusion was a handsome, but maybe less distinctive-looking car, that earned a...Read More»

2013 Ford Fiesta
2011-2013 Ford Fiesta Recall Issued For Side Airbag Problem

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2011 through 2013 model year Fiesta subcompact cars to fix a problem with the side airbag. A notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website indicates that an estimated 154,604 Fiestas in the United States...Read More»

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Hybrid Lamborghini SUV, Ford Warriors In Pink, Sierra Club Humor: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, Volvo appointed a new CEO and Mercedes-Benz announced a recall. Lamborghini spoke about a future hybrid, and we compared the 2013 Subaru BRZ against the 2013 Scion FR-S. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Green tires are increasing...Read More»

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