Crossover

Ford sales in China up 21% in 2012, 43% in Dec. alone

Filed under: Budget, China, Crossover, Ford

Ford went into the Beijing Motor Show last year talking big about its “15 by 15″ plan for China – introducing 15 new models to the market by 2015, doubling production capacity and its dealership network. Its…

2013 Ford Explorer Sport

Filed under: Performance, SUV, Crossover, Ford, Quick Spins

Ford has had nothing but great success with its latest, three-row iteration of the Explorer SUV, with buyers finding it a suitably good driving tool for the jobs demanded by family living. An…

2013 Ford Explorer Limited AWD

Filed under: SUV, Crossover, Ford, Quick SpinsEditor’s Note: This is our new Quick Spin format, now shorter, less formal and more personal than our regular reviews. We’ve reinvented the format so we can talk about even more of the new vehicles we drive…

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…

NHTSA opens investigations on Chrysler 200 and Ford Explorer

Filed under: Sedan, Safety, Crossover, Chrysler, Ford

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened new investigations concerning the Chrysler 200 and Ford Explorer. All of the vehicles in question are from the 2011 model year, with 87…

Ford configurator prices new 2013 Explorer Sport from $40,720*

Filed under: Crossover, Ford, Earnings/Financials

With at least 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport is no ho-hum grocery getter. Now that we know how much the most powerful Explorer costs, we may have to start cut…

2013 Ford Explorer Sport mugs for the camera in NYC

Filed under: New York Auto Show, Performance, Crossover, Ford

No one may have asked Ford to drop the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 found in the Taurus SHO behind the headlights of the Explorer, but that doesn’t mean we’re complaining. Ford h…

2013 Ford Explorer Sport presages running changes for entire range

Filed under: Performance, Crossover, Ford

Ford has just revealed its Explorer Sport to the assembled media in Dearborn ahead of its New York Auto Show debut. And while the 350-horsepower, 350-pound-foot-of-torque crossover will be the performance caps…

2013 Ford Explorer Sport brings SHO-like performance to big CUV [UPDATE w/video]

Filed under: New York Auto Show, Performance, SUV, Crossover, Ford

The last time we remember talking about a high-performance Ford Explorer was 2007 when a rare Saleen Explorer XP8 popped up on eBay Motors. For the 2013 model year, however, Ford will …

Ford teases performance-oriented Explorer

Filed under: Videos, Crossover, Ford

The redesigned Ford Explorer is already selling quite well, and it looks like the three-row crossover is about to add another variant to boost the bottom line a little more. Ford posted on its Facebook page a 26-se…

Ford Taurus and Explorer Police Interceptor production begins

Filed under: Sedan, Etc., Government/Legal, Crossover, Ford, Police/Emergency

Ford has begun producing the company’s two new Police Interceptor models. According to Ward’s Auto, both the Taurus and Explorer-based cruisers are rolling off of the line a…

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,…