Ford Escape Overtakes Honda CR-V in January Compact Crossover Sales

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Back with a vengeance, the Ford Escape proved more popular than the Honda CR-V — the 2012 compact crossover king — besting it by more than 2000 units in January. Not only does the CR-V (17,809 units) have the Escape to worry about, but also the Chevrolet Equinox, which was behind the Honda by only 600 units, with 17,223 examples sold. The Toyota RAV4 earned ...

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Gets 100 MPGe Combined Rating

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Although Ford has come under scrutiny lately for its allegedly overly-optimistic fuel economy ratings for its hybrid vehicles, the Fusion and C-Max, the company is claiming a 100 MPGe figure for the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan, the average of its 108 MPGe city and 92 MPGe higway rating. These figures are the same as those claimed for the C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid 5-door. Ford is ...

2013 Ford Fusion SE EcoBoost vs. 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV, 2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5 SE

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BY AARON ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES LIPMAN These four vehicles may not grab you by the scruff, but they are the mother’s milk of the U.S. auto industry. Combined, they amounted to 775,508 sales last year, or around 6 percent of all light vehicles sold in our fair nation. When they succeed, Americans get raises and promotions and, as all four are built in the United States, ...

Nine Customized Mustangs Headed to Ford’s Display at SEMA Show

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Ford’s Mustang has long been a favorite target of tuners, so it’s no surprise the Blue Oval’s stand at this year’s SEMA show will be home to a range of modified Stangs. Here’s a look at how each tuning entity will tweak the pony car. Ford Vehicle Personalization (above) This Mustang GT shows off parts available from the Ford Custom Accessories catalog. Outside, this includes a new ...

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

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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 stand at the show showcased four new vehicles – the EcoSport, Kuga, Edge and Explorer CUVs – along with the launch of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost in the Ford ...

A Focused Deal: 2013 Ford Focus Electric Leases Include $10,750 in Cash Back

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The 2013 Ford Focus Electric is joining the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt in offering substantial incentives — it appears consumer interest has yet to catch up with the technology advances in alternative-powertrain cars. Through the beginning of April, Ford is offering $10,750 cash back on leased electric Focuses in certain areas, not too different from the 2012 Nissan Leaf incentives we reported on late ...

Sales Success: Ford Explorer Celebrates its 23rd Anniversary Today

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Twenty three years ago today, the Ford Explorer hit the market as a 1991 model and it instantly became a success story. Although it wasn’t the first SUV inexpensive SUV, the Explorer blended truck capability and comfortable family car qualities into one vehicle. As the Ford Explorer celebrates its 23rd anniversary, we’re recapping the highlights from then until now. Replacing the Bronco, the first Explorer ...