Author Archives: Joe Guzman

2014 Ford Fusion 1.5-Liter Engine Specifications Confirmed

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Ford has released more details on a new engine addition for the 2014 Fusion, as well as detailing other trim and equipment upgrades to the midsize sedan. The biggest change for the 2014 Ford Fusion is the addition of a 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbo-four engine. It will replace the 1.6-liter EcoBoost as the Fusion’s volume engine, but returns better fuel economy. Ford confirmed that the new 1.5-liter engine will produce 178 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, ...

NHTSA Investigating Power Loss In Ford F-150 EcoBoost Engines

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating reports that the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engines in the Ford F-150 can stumble and lose power. The agency has received 95 reports of pickup truck engines stumbling or misfiring on the highway, which can lead to a loss of power. The stalling problem affects the 2011-2013 Ford F-150 equipped with an EcoBoost twin-turbocharged engine, and about a third of the complaints occurred during wet or humid weather. NHTSA ...

Ford owners sue over MPG claims, ‘under-performing’ hybrids

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A group of Ford hybrid owners in Pennsylvania aren't feeling too fraternal with the Blue Oval, suing the automaker for allegedly overstating fuel-economy figures, Bloomberg News reports. The claim, which was filed in a Philadelphia court, seeks at least $5 million in damages and calls the Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid models 'under-performing, less valuable vehicles that inflict higher fuel costs on their owners.' A Ford spokesman emailed a statement to Bloomberg that states the ratings ...

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

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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 ...

Woman trades 1914 Model T in for 2013 Corvette

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We're sure that dealers must see all sorts of interesting trade ins, but this one may take the cake. Red River Chevrolet in Bossier City, Louisiana, recently had a customer come in with an odd request. Tina Boyter wanted to trade in three vehicles on a brand-new 2013 Chevy Corvette. Among the hardware was 1980 Corvette, a 1978 Cadillac Eldorado and a 1914 Ford Model T. While the '80 Corvette had been her personal car ...

Ford’s Flat Rock Facility Births Its Millionth Mustang [Mustang Mega Gallery]

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Exactly 49 years after being publicly introduced as the Mustang at the 1964 World's Fair in New York, the one-millionth Mustang to be produced in Ford’s Flat Rock, Michigan, facility rolled off the assembly line. A ruby-red 2014 Mustang convertible observed the ceremonial honors, fittingly piloted by Ed Salna, 27-year plant veteran, and Raj Nair, Ford's vice president for global product development. The event also marks the 50th year of continuous Mustang production, which moved ...

How the Ford Atlas Concept Came to Be

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Making its debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the Ford Atlas Concept turned heads. Designers of the Ford Atlas Concept understood the need for purpose-built options for inspiration, balancing style and function. The concept went through many versions, making sure there was a purpose for every element of the vehicle, as well as keeping the toughness of the truck in the ...

Ford says its regenerative brakes have saved 100 million gallons of gas

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Ford is taking the time to trumpet technology that's let drivers go further by stopping gradually. Specifically, the Blue Oval says the various versions of its regenerative braking systems have generated enough energy to offset the use of 100 million gallons of fuel, Wards Auto writes. Ford's first production car with regenerative braking was the 2004 Escape Hybrid, but regen brakes have been used on various Fords for decades. Trial versions of the feature, which captures ...
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