Electric cars are known for their quiet operation, not exactly something you associate when you hear the name Mustang. Despite that, Ford branded the Mach E with the Mustang name and not just for the recognition. By including their first-ever electric vehicle (EV) into the Mustang portfolio, Ford positions itself as a performance EV manufacturer.... Read More.
In the sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment’s early days, they were some of the least fuel-efficient mainstream models you could buy, as many of them were based on truck platforms. A move toward crossover SUV models that share underpinnings with cars helped reduce their fuel consumption, making them cheaper to run and boosting their popularity.... Read More.
by Lori Straus With so many options out there these days, finding the best pickup truck, whether for work or play, can seem like a daunting task. You may have your favorite brand, but many brands have multiple models, each with advantages and disadvantages, depending on your needs. In this blog post, we’ll summarize a... Read More.
by Chris Chase Electric vehicles are in vogue right now, with automakers and proponents of emissions-free driving touting them as the future of personal transportation. Right now, you can buy battery-powered models in the compact and mid-size car and crossover categories. Soon, however, pickup truck fans should also have a range of EV options to... Read More.
by Chris Chase Introduced in 2007, the Ford Edge was a late arrival in a mid-size crossover segment made popular by vehicles like the Hyundai Santa Fe and Subaru Outback. Since then, the Edge’s appearance hasn’t changed much despite the arrival of a second-generation model in 2015. In 2019, Ford refreshed the Edge’s styling, trimmed... Read More.
These days, vehicles with 300 hp – or more – aren’t hard to come by. Many family sedans, minivans, and SUVs can be optioned with engines that approach or exceed that threshold in order to provide satisfying everyday performance. But the 300-hp marker means something much different in a sporty compact car. What feels mundane... Read More.
by Chris Chase The Escape has done a lot of heavy lifting for Ford since its 2001 arrival. This compact crossover has perpetually been one of the most popular vehicles in its class, despite few significant updates in its first dozen years on the market. In 2013, the third-generation Escape marked the model’s first major... Read More.
I grew up around small cars, so I’ve always gravitated toward them as an adult because they’re affordable, fuel-efficient and easy to park. You’ll note that none of the above adjectives apply in any way to the Ford Expedition you’re reading about here. And yet every time I review a full-size SUV like the Expedition,... Read More.
If you want proof of how much the full-size pickup truck market has changed recently, look no further than what’s under the hoods of some of the most popular models. We’d argue the changes began in 2011, when Ford introduced the F-150’s first EcoBoost turbocharged V6. Ram was next with the segment’s first light-duty diesel,... Read More.
by Chris Chase Using one vehicle platform to underpin different models is not a new practice in the auto industry. It gives a car maker a common starting point for a variety of vehicles and reduces R&D costs. A single platform might be used by different brands owned by the same parent company. Sometimes, companies... Read More.