Archives for September 1st, 2013

Ford, Lexus, Toyota Top 2013 Vincentric Best Value List for Retail Buyers

Ford offers the best truck values in America, with Lexus and Toyota taking the honors in the luxury and mainstream car categories. That’s the bottom line from the recently announced 2013 Best Value in America Awards. Now in their ninth year, the awards are presented by third-party auto research firm Vincentric and based on analysis of eight different ownership-cost factors, including depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, and fuel costs. Of course, since Vincentric’s experts slice ...

Hot Rod Ranchero: Alaska Or Bust, Part Two

Last we left Hot Rod’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, the pair were shooting off fireworks in the still of a Canadian night – but weren’t able to restart their crusty but (occasionally) trusty 1968 Ford Ranchero, thanks to a flaky electrical system. But did the second attempt at a journey to Alaska come to an end right then and there? We won’t spoil the whole thing for you, but as you can see from the ...

2014 Ford Fiesta gets fuel economy bump to 41 mpg [UPDATE]

The 2014 Ford Fiesta is in showrooms now with refreshed styling and new performance ST model, but it's what isn't yet available that should help the Fiesta stand out from the growing crowd of subcompacts. Aside from the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost model coming later this year, Ford recently told us that a new Fiesta SFE trim level is on the way that should put the updated Fiesta at the top of its class for fuel ...