Car Buying

2013 Ford Explorer Sport officially rated at 365 HP, 16/22 MPG

Filed under: Car Buying, Crossover, Ford

The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport goes on sale this fall, packing a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, premium interior features and sporty (sort of) exterior design elements. And while Ford originally told us that the Sport wo…

Ponch Approved? California chooses Ford Explorer Police Interceptor as next patrol car

Filed under: Car Buying, SUV, Government/Legal, Ford, Police/Emergency

How many cops does it take to choose a new police car? In California, the answer is four. But this is also a trick question, because the California Highway Patrol didn’t choose a c…

Ford Police Interceptor line gets official EPA fuel economy ratings

Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, SUV, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Police/Emergency

Police forces didn’t care much about fuel economy back in the early days of the Ford Crown Victoria, but these days, efficiency is front and center for cash-strapped municip…

Car and Driver calls out J.D. Power IQS

Filed under: Car Buying, Technology, Ford, Design/Style

Ford has taken it on the chin from J.D. Power since the carmaker rolled out its new MyFord Touch system in the 2011 Explorer. Ford’s ranking in the influential Initial Quality Survey dropped from…

Ford falls, Chrysler jumps in Consumer Reports reliability survey

Filed under: Car Buying, Etc., Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jeep

Consumer Reports has released its annual Car Reliability Study, and the results weren’t kind to Ford. The automaker saw its ranking fall from 10th to 20th due to issues with three specific mod…

Ford Explorer hits 100,000 sales mark

Filed under: Car Buying, Crossover, Ford

The 2011 Ford Explorer is a massive improvement over the last-generation model, and the Blue Oval’s sales tally supports this claim. Ford tells us that the the Explorer is flying off store shelves, with 100,000…

Cars.com $37,000 SUV shootout yields unexpected results [w/poll]

Filed under: Car Buying, SUV, Crossover, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Kia, Mazda, Toyota

Cars.com recently lined up seven new vehicles for a $37,000 SUV shootout. The 2012 Chevrolet Traverse, 2012 Dodge Durango, 2012 Ford Explorer, 2012 Honda Pilot,…