The 2014 Ford Fiesta equipped with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has been rated at 32 MPG in the city and 45 MPG on the highway. Continue Reading...
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It was a sunny afternoon early in the fall when a mechanical howl rang through an almost empty parking lot as Ken Block bounced his engine off the rev limiter. A small crowd watched from behind a concrete barrier as he, the car and a queasy-looking passenger charged through a closed course. Continue Reading...
The other day Ford teased a passel of performance-tuned products it will be revealing at the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas. There are hopped up Focus STs, special versions of the Fiesta and of course some major Mustang muscle. But the company hasn’t forgotten about its sultry new midsize sedan, the Fusion. Continue Reading...
Strong acceleration is important, it’s useful when merging onto a crowded expressway or towing a heavy trailer through the mountains. Speed is especially important for police vehicles as it gives law enforcement officers the power to take down bad guys. But who has the fastest cop car? Continue Reading...
Days after debuting its new EcoBoost-powered racecar, Ford has announced the machine has set a new speed record at Daytona International Speedway, clocking in a top speed of 222.971 mph! Continue Reading...
Replacing its 1.6-liter EcoBoost in the Fusion, Ford is offering a slightly smaller 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the 2014 model year. Continue Reading...
Earlier this week, Ford announced that an EcoBoost racing engine would debut at this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona and now the American automaker has released a video of that powerplant heading to the dyno for some testing. Continue Reading...
There will be a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 taking on V8-powered race cars on January 25 at the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Continue Reading...
Fuel efficiency probably isn’t the first thing you think about when the term “police cruiser” comes to mind. Continue Reading...
Ford currently has five turbocharged engines that wear the EcoBoost nameplate, and a brand executive has confirmed that more turbocharged units are on the way. Continue Reading...
Ford is marking production of the two-millionth EcoBoost engine, which rolled off the line in an Escape crossover in Louisville, Ky. last week. Continue Reading...
It was only a matter of time until Ford offered its turbocharged V6 in the taller of its two law enforcement specials. Continue Reading...
The Vuhl 05 has been officially unveiled packing a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with 285 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, making it good for a 3.7-second 0-60 mph Continue Reading...
Like Mariah Carey’s ancestry, modern crossover vehicles have unusual roots. The award-winning American singer’s family tree is more varied than the flora of a rainforest understory. Her unique blend of nationalities includes African, Venezuelan and Irish. That’s more ingredients than Belorussian variety sausage. Who’s hungry for some lean, finely textured opossum? Continue Reading...
Stringent new fuel economy standards and the rising price of gasoline are forcing automakers to rethink their engine lineups, and Ford says about 66 percent of all new vehicles will use four-cylinder mills by 2020. Continue Reading...
Three Ohio drivers are suing Ford, saying the EcoBoot V6 engines powering their cars are defective. Continue Reading...
Ah to be young again. AutoGuide’s nationally recognized, board-certified Oracles remember their youth vividly… it was terrible. People often say age is just a number and you’re only as old as you feel, unfortunately they were born wearing elastic-waist jeans and Science Olympiad fanny packs. Gingivitis arrived when they were in middle school. Continue Reading...
Starting with the 2014 model year, the Ford Fusion mid-size sedan will come with six powertrain options now that a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine is being added. Continue Reading...
Last week was a lot like the British ocean liner Lusitania; it got sunk, but this time around it wasn’t the Kaiser’s fault. Instead of falling prey to a German U-Boat it was torpedoed by the New York Auto Show. Continue Reading...
Once upon a time trucks were built for work. They had manual door locks, crank windows and AM radios, if they had any sound system at all. Leather seats, air conditioning and voice-activated distractions were out of the question. Like a framing hammer, pickups were simple and effective. For decades they were purpose-made for hard-working… Continue Reading...
Earlier reports that the 2015 Ford Mustang will get a turbocharged 4-cylinder EcoBoost exclusively for the European market have turned out to be false. That turbo 4-banger is headed to America too. Continue Reading...
It’s no secret; the next-generation Ford Mustang is going global. The iconic American ponycar has finally applied for a passport, but in order to get visas for some countries it needs to make a few changes, namely what’s under its long, bulging hood. Continue Reading...
By 2015, Ford plans on having 95 percent of its North American lineup powered by its turbocharged EcoBoost lineup. Continue Reading...
There’s something magical about going on a road trip. Whether it’s the allure of visiting a far-flung destination or just the call of the highway, piling into a car and eating up miles satiates mankind’s wanderlust. Of course some vehicles are better for long-distance drives than others. A quiet interior, comfortable seats and smooth ride… Continue Reading...