Refreshed SUV: 2022 Ford Expedition

2022 Ford Expedition review

Full-size sport utility vehicles remain a popular choice for large families, businesses, and sporting enthusiasts. New or updated models from Jeep and Toyota give consumers much to consider, along with mainstay versions from Ford and GM. For 2022, the Ford Expedition receives a styling update along with tech and performance … Read more

About the Ford Mustang Mach-E Stop Sell Order

Ford Mustang Mach-E

A pending recall for the Ford Mustang Mach-E. This week, the Ford Motor Company ordered dealers to stop selling the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle. The order follows the recognition that a safety defect might make cars immobile. Currently, 49,000 vehicles are covered and will likely face a recall. Mach-E … Read more

Automakers Seek EV Tax Credit Expansion

If you’re a builder of an electric vehicle, one of the selling points is a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 available to most buyers. The credit saves customers money on their taxes, effectively reducing their ownership costs. Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit Available for applicable vehicles purchased after … Read more

Money-Losing Rivian Steadily Builds Production

Rivian trucks

The upcoming Rivian R1S is delayed; investors write down losses. Rivian was the darling of the electric pickup truck market, that is until the Ford F-150 Lightning arrived. The Normal, Illinois-based manufacturer of all-electric vehicles enjoys financial backing from Amazon, Ford, and T. Rowe Price. But the company is bleeding … Read more

Ford Bronco Raptor by the Numbers

Ford Bronco Raptor

Ford fans love their Raptors, with high-performance F-150 and Ranger models to play. A third model, the 2022 Bronco Raptor arrives this summer, pushing the off-road antics ever higher. Of the three, we expect that the Bronco Raptor will be the top pick for trail crunching. 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor … Read more

Why The Ford Coyote Engine Is So Great (But Flawed)

2019 Mustang coyote engine

When the 5.0 Coyote engine was designed it was manufactured with a new cylinder head. This first-generation Coyote engine was made from 2011 through 2014. It was used in Mustang GT and F-150 pickup trucks. As for performance, the intake and exhaust lobes of the camshaft moved in unison, so … Read more

Starting A Mustang Diecast Collection: Tips For Beginners

Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is one of the most popular rides, from classic muscle cars to sporty ones. Many Mustang owners consider its features, such as its unique trail-bar taillights, fabulous front fascia, and glossy roofline, as its exceptional assets.  Because of this, Mustangs are a staple in a car enthusiast’s … Read more

Ford F-150 Lightning: EV Tipping Point?

Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center

The F-150 Lightning launches what may prove a pivotal moment in consumer acceptance of EVs. Embracing full electrification is a process that has taken time. In the late 2000s, Tesla introduced its all-electric Roadster followed a few years later by its wider-production Model S sedan. Nissan gave us a volume … Read more

A Lincoln Star is Born

Lincoln Star

Ford’s Lincoln brand composes a lineup of utility vehicles only, a far cry from the massive sedans that once dominated this luxury brand. In keeping with the existing SUV theme, an all-electric Lincoln Star Concept was revealed in Los Angeles this week. The concept points to Lincoln’s plan to introduce … Read more

Compact Goodness: Ford Maverick Pickup Truck

Ford Maverick

The Ford Maverick reopens an old segment. Who would have ever thought we’d see a new compact pickup truck sold in America? Few people, that is for sure. Well, two new models arrived this year, one from Hyundai and the other from Ford. Unlike the previous models, though, these are … Read more

The Rugged Ford Bronco Off-Roader!

Ford Bronco

The Ford Bronco takes on the Jeep Wrangler. It has been decades since we last saw a Bronco SUV, particularly a small one. But for 2022, the Ford Bronco is back, an all-new model that was initially launched in 1966. This four-wheel-drive SUV possesses the off-road chops one would expect … Read more

The Ford Maverick is Your Urban Hauler

Ford Maverick

Our “right now” weekly driver is a Ford Maverick, the newest and smallest pickup truck model in Ford’s fleet. Introduced earlier this year, the 2022 Maverick is a compact model in a segment that has not been served since the 1990s. That is when manufacturers upsized their smallest trucks to … Read more

Coming to America: Ford Ranger Raptor!

Ford Ranger Raptor

Rumors that the Ford Ranger Raptor would arrive stateside have percolated for months. Yesterday, the news boiled over when CEO Jim Farley confirmed that it would, by tweeting the same. The next-generation Ranger along with the Ranger Raptor will go on sale in 2023, with American and Canadian customers in … Read more

Behold! Ford Bronco Raptor Uncovered!

Ford Bronco Raptor

The long-awaited Ford Bronco Raptor was officially unveiled today, the range-topping model for this off-road SUV. The Raptor features an additional 4.8 inches of ground clearance, an 8.6-inch wider track, and an upgraded four-wheel-drive system. Powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the Bronco … Read more

Highlights of the Ford Maverick

Ford Maverick

The Maverick joins the Ranger and F-Series to fill out Ford’s truck line. The Ford Maverick is a compact pickup truck roughly the size of the original Ford Ranger. This car-based model has few direct challengers, therefore it is an unusual entry into the market. Now on sale, the Maverick … Read more

Snapshot: 2021 U.S. Auto Sales

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The figures are in for 2021 U.S. auto sales and the numbers are revealing. We learned that Toyota overtook GM in total sales, the first time a foreign manufacturer unseated a domestic leader. GM’s sales fell 13 percent over 2020, while Toyota’s rose by 10 percent. Both manufacturers were impacted … Read more

Doubled Capacity: Ford F-150 Lightning

Ford F-150 Lightning

One of the most hotly anticipated new pickup truck models is not the in-production GMC Hummer EV nor is it the Rivian R1T. It even is not the Tesla Cybertruck, a model that has been promised and delayed for several years. Instead, the model is the Ford F-150 Lightning, an … Read more

Ford Europe Gets a V6 Ranger Diesel, But You Can’t Have One

2023 Ford Ranger

A new midsize Ford Ranger drops cover. We now know what the next-generation Ford Ranger will look like and this one seems like a winner. Introduced by Ford Europe, the fifth-generation Ranger features improved exterior styling, a fresh interior, and a wide-ranging assortment of engine choices. But the new V6 … Read more

One Step Closer: Ford Maverick Pickup Truck

Ford Maverick

It has been a long year of anticipation for fans of Ford’s newest pickup truck. No, we are not talking about the all-electric Lightning, which carries near-equal attention for enthusiasts. Rather, the current shiny object we are awaiting will debut first. And that is none other than the Ford Maverick … Read more

Has Ford Abandoned the Little Guy?

Ford Focus RS

Once again, Ford is dropping a model. This time it is the EcoSport, which is its smallest and most cost-effective utility vehicle. Yesterday, we enumerated the reasons why that is happening, particularly with Ford shutting down its Indian manufacturing base. Ford also builds the EcoSport in Romania for the European … Read more

Ford Says Good-Bye to the EcoSport

Ford EcoSport

The Ford Motor Company is discontinuing the EcoSport, its smallest crossover utility vehicle. Built in India and introduced to the U.S. market in late 2017, the little SUV goes away as the automaker winds down its Indian manufacturing arm. The EcoSport is also built in Romania for the European market, … Read more

Unfinished Ford Vehicles: Heading to Dealerships?

Ford F-150 Hybrid

Ford considers a way to move unfinished models closer to customers. The auto industry is in a world of hurt due to the global semiconductor chip shortage. In the U.S., some manufacturers are suffering more than others, with the shortage reducing the output of certain models by half or more. … Read more

Stellantis Unveils Roadmap to Electrification

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Ram, Dodge, Fiat, and other Stellatis brands will field all-electric models starting in 2024. Nearly every major manufacturer has revealed their plans to electrify their fleets. With governments pushing for the end of or the severe restriction of the internal combustion engine, that transition is underway. In the U.S., the … Read more

Going Electric: Manufacturer Investment in EV Technology

The race is on! Automotive manufacturers the world over are transitioning to electric vehicles. Or at least that is the current plan. Mark “2021” as the year when automakers saw the light, by committing billions to support their electrification efforts. Almost daily, we are hearing new commitments from manufacturers that … Read more

Top-Down Fun With a Ford Mustang Convertible

Ford Mustang Convertible

America’s original pony car continues to turn heads and stir hearts. We drove the delicious Mustang Convertible. The Ford Mustang is the very definition of iconic and is essentially an automotive brand unto itself. More than a half-century after it was first launched, America’s pony car still turns heads and … Read more

The Ford Maverick Returns as a Compact Hybrid Pickup Truck

2022 Ford Maverick

Ford goes crossover with its all-new small Maverick truck. Ford’s worst-kept rumor is now a reality. Or at least the automaker has confirmed what we knew was coming. Today, the automaker introduced the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck, the smallest model of its kind in America. Notably, the … Read more

The 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Electrifies!

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid

An F-150 Hybrid is a production reality. The Ford F-150 remains the top-selling pickup truck in the world, but the Ford Motor Company is not resting on its laurels. Indeed, this year’s model launches yet another new generation. Furthermore, the model line now includes its first-ever hybrid version. By 2022, … Read more

It’s Electric: Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Mustang line now includes the Mach-E CUV EV. Ford finally did it. The automaker figured out another way to harness the Mustang name to produce an entirely different model. In this case, it is the Mach-E, an all-electric crossover. We’ve long thought that a four-door variant would be an … Read more