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2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4×4 EcoBoost Long-Term Update 3

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The Ford continues to be busy at work. This time around, Testing Director Kim Reynolds went to northern California on two different occasions to move large objects back to Southern California. On the first trip, Reynolds picked up a washing machine, a task that took a bit of work (it was heavy, and he was working alone), but he got it done. ...

2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4×4 EcoBoost Long-Term Update 4

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When the F-150 was used as the tow vehicle for the Tesla test -- the one where Motor Trend editors drove the Tesla Model S from the Los Angeles area to Las Vegas -- we were reminded that at some point soon, the truck should really get a trailer brake controller. Since we weren't towing a heavy load that day, the truck's brakes would suffice, but that wouldn't always be the case, and we probably ...

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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No Prius Killer As much as we enthusiasts like to rail on the lowly Toyota Prius as the harbinger of death for all we hold dear, there's no denying the machine's absolute and interminable grip on the hybrid market in the United States. Toyota has so thoroughly sunk its teeth into the segment that you can clearly hear the automaker's incisors clacking against one another with the conclusion of each financial quarter. And there's little wonder ...

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Video Road Test & Review

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Video Road Test & Review The Ford C-MAX is a plus sized people mover that has been hitting the streets of Europe for quite some time now and the Blue Oval believes that the all new for the Unite States 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is just what they need to take on the legions of Prius people that are flying the gas/electric flag.  The C-MAX Hybrid is available in a $25,200 SE ...