J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Results Being Called Into Question

J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Results Being Called Into Question
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Car and Driver has published an article expressing its gripes with J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study, stating that its results tell us less about a vehicle’s defects then we might think. J.D. Power’s IQS measures new-vehicle quality after 90-days of ownership and has done so since 1987, but the advent of more technologically advanced features… Continue Reading...

2011 Ford Explorer Recalled for Faulty Second-Row Reclining Seats

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2011 Ford Explorer Recalled for Faulty Second-Row Reclining Seats
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Ford‘s brand-new 2011 Explorer has just been hit with a recall for faulty second-row reclining seats. Recently awarded North American Truck of the Year, the recall affects just under 2,000 vehicles build between July 15 and December 13 of last year and sold in both the U.S. and Canada. Customers will begin being notified on… Continue Reading...

2011 Ford Explorer Is North American Truck Of The Year [Video]

2011 Ford Explorer Is North American Truck Of The Year [Video]
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The 2011 Ford Explorer beat out the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee to win the North American Truck Of The Year award. The winner was announced at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, where the Chevrolet Volt was also announced as the Car of the Year. Ford took the honors last year with… Continue Reading...

2011 Ford Explorer Gets Best-in-Class 25 MPG Highway

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2011 Ford Explorer Gets Best-in-Class 25 MPG Highway
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Ford has finally released the official EPA fuel economy stats for the new 2011 Explorer, carrying through on a promise to be an mpg leader with every new vehicle it rolls out. That being said, the new Ford Explorer gets a rating of 17-mpg city and 25-mpg highway, a solid 2-mpg getter than any of… Continue Reading...

Ford Puts Old Jeans to New Use in 2012 Focus

Ford Puts Old Jeans to New Use in 2012 Focus
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Putting a new spin on “reduce, reuse and recycle,” Ford has announced they’re going to give old blue jeans a new lease on life. If you’re buying a 2012 Focus (on sale early next year in North America and Europe), Ford will be using cotton from recycled clothing for carpet backing and sound-absorption materials inside… Continue Reading...

Ford Explorer Pre-Orders Exceed Expectations as Utility Vehicle Segment Takes Off

Ford Explorer Pre-Orders Exceed Expectations as Utility Vehicle Segment Takes Off
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Long before it has hit dealers, or even been driven by the automotive press, Ford‘s new 2011 Explorer is already shaping up to be a success for the Blue Oval. Ford has revealed that it currently has 15,000 pre-orders for the new crossover, with 3,000 retail orders, 7,500 orders from dealers and 4,500 from companies…. Continue Reading...

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Set to Debut Next Week

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Set to Debut Next Week
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Ford will build a Police Interceptor version of the new 2011 Explorer with the vehicle set to debut next week. LeftLaneNews has confirmed the crossover model will join the Taurus Police Interceptor in Ford’s lineup of offerings to law enforcement agencies across America. No details are yet available, but rumors suggest the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine… Continue Reading...

2011 Ford Explorer Videos Show Snazzy New Features

2011 Ford Explorer Videos Show Snazzy New Features
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Ford is keeping up their relentless web campaign to help promote the 2011 Explorer, and they’ve released three new videos to demonstrate what their new SUV crossover is capable of. The three videos highlight the Ford Explorer’s Terrain Management System, Blind Spot Information System and the Trailer Control System. All three are pretty neat, although… Continue Reading...

2011 Ford Explorer Priced from $28,995

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2011 Ford Explorer Priced from $28,995
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Having unveiled the all-new 2011 Explorer earlier today, Ford has now announced pricing for its newest SUV-turned Crossover, with the reborn utility vehicle starting at $28,995 including the $805 destination charge. Along with the standard Explorer, Ford will offer a mid-level XLT model and a Limited, which will begin at a more pricey $37,995. Comparatively,… Continue Reading...

2011 Ford Explorer Gains EcoBoost Engine and Car-Based Platform, Keeps SUV Look

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2011 Ford Explorer Gains EcoBoost Engine and Car-Based Platform, Keeps SUV Look
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When Ford execs announced that the company would revamp its lineup, switching from a product line consisting of mostly trucks to one where the majority of vehicles sold are cars, some wondered how this would be possible. Ford’s solution is to transform trucks into cars, or, more accurately, into crossovers. Using a car-based unibody platform rather… Continue Reading...

Ford Explorer Grille Revealed After Getting 30,000 Fans On Facebook (STOP THIS MADNESS)

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Ford Explorer Grille Revealed After Getting 30,000 Fans On Facebook (STOP THIS MADNESS)
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By now, everybody’s patience is wearing thin with Ford‘s Explorer marketing campaign, whereby the automaker is obnoxiously revealing slivers of the Explorer’s exterior and interior design. It’s one thing to build hype for a car, but it’s another to have people inclined to hate your product before it’s even been revealed. Ford has added yet… Continue Reading...

Next-Gen Ford Explorer Getting Easy-to-Use “Trail Management System”

Next-Gen Ford Explorer Getting Easy-to-Use “Trail Management System”
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While Ford has made the decision to turn the Explorer from an SUV into a crossover, it seems committed to making that crossover as capable as possible. Ahead of its debut, Ford has announced the new Explorer will get a “terrain management system” to help owners get the most out of the 4WD system. After… Continue Reading...

Ford to Add EcoBoost Turbo Engines to F-150, Explorer, and Flex by the end of 2010

Ford to Add EcoBoost Turbo Engines to F-150, Explorer, and Flex by the end of 2010
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If you were wondering which U.S. automaker was making the biggest strides toward next-generation powertrain technology, wonder no more. In a bold move, if you’ll excuse the reference, Ford will be introducing turbocharged engines on some of its largest and smallest vehicles by the end of 2010. Here’s our run down of the increasingly prolific… Continue Reading...
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