According to Ford its C-Segment Focus was the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world last year. If things continue to go the way they are this popular car could earn that title again for 2013. Continue Reading...
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Ford is showing off a host of modified models at this year’s annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The massive event kicks off in just a few short weeks and the Blue Oval’s offerings run the gamut from Mustang muscle to pint-sized to performance. Continue Reading...
Automakers have come a long way from the days of Henry Ford’s Model T. While many colors were available over the “Tin Lizzy’s” long production run, this rugged and bare-bones vehicle was only offered in black for many years. Talk about choice! Today, car manufacturers offer more hues than there are colors of the rainbow…. Continue Reading...
Ford is recalling the both the sport-tuned Focus ST hot hatch and its all-electric sibling because of a wiring problem. Continue Reading...
Zoom-Zoom, it’s what sets Mazda apart from other car companies. The small Japanese manufacturer focuses on driving dynamics far more than other mass-market automakers. The result of that relentless toil is a lineup of cars and crossovers that are more entertaining than their competition. Paraphrasing one of the company’s TV commercials, if it’s not worth… Continue Reading...
Another week, another opportunity to assist a struggling motorist; that’s what Ask AutoGuide is all about. Just like populist presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan we’re here for the people. Specifically, folks like Zach, who e-mailed us asking for help picking out a compact car. Continue Reading...
Like a Broadway premiere the 2014 Mazda3 will take a bow in New York City today. Mazda’s best-selling compact car has received a bumper-to-bumper redesign along with some significant improvements. The company’s latest C-Segment offering brings a healthy dose of style, performance and technology to an extremely competitive slice of the market. Continue Reading...
Each week, we recap the most popular videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel just in case all seven days passed you by and you missed out. This past week, AutoGuide had a little fun putting two hot hatches in a shootout – the Ford Focus ST and the Mazdaspeed3. Which one prevailed? Continue Reading...
Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has become the go-to source for shoppers. From new refrigerators to bottles of wine, Blue-ray players to homeowner’s insurance, if it’s on the market it’s likely the non-profit organization has scientifically tested it. Of course the consumer watchdog is probably most famous for its vehicle reliability ratings. Continue Reading...
The week is drawing to a close and while that can mean several things, most importantly (of course), it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide, the information superhighway’s most exciting semi-regular feature. Beating the competition to market with mildly informative and generally accurate content is the name of the game. Our skilled geniuses are… Continue Reading...
Nissan is taking aim at Europe’s five-door hatchback segment next year to take on the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. Continue Reading...
Compact cars are affordable, they’re usually a lot of fun to drive and can deliver impressive fuel economy numbers. As government regulators push for ever-greater efficiency, small sedans and hatchbacks are becoming increasingly important. Continue Reading...
Ford is rolling four key vehicle segments – subcompact, compact, small utility vehicles, and midsize sedans – into one, naming it the super segment. Continue Reading...
A couple weeks ago our Top 10 target was the large-sedan segment. We looked at a diverse lineup of full-figured four doors, comparing them based on their theoretical maximum range. We multiplied the number of gallons in their respective fuel tanks by each of their highway economy ratings. SEE ALSO: Top 10 Large Sedans With… Continue Reading...
Ford is on track to sell 2.2-million vehicles in the U.S. this year, marking its second straight year topping the 2-million mark and being the only brand in America to do so. Continue Reading...
The 2013 Ford Focus has earned top marks from NHTSA, scoring a five-star rating in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Continue Reading...
Slowly, but surely, details on the next-generation Ford Focus RS are starting to be revealed. This time around, reports are that the Focus RS is destined to make an appearance in 2014 sporting a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder with 350 hp. Continue Reading...
Joining the custom Ford Fusions that are heading to this year’s SEMA Show, will be five custom Ford Focus STs built by Tanner Foust Racing, Bojix Design, M&J Enterprise, Galpin Auto Sports and Steeda Autosports. Continue Reading...
While Ford has remained mostly quiet about its next-generation Focus RS model, the American automaker recently threw out a hint that the hot hatch could get an active front limited-slip differential to help control torque steer. Continue Reading...
The voting is in and the 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Range Rover Evoque. The Evoque took home top honors after women motoring writers from 12 different countries chimed in with their votes. Continue Reading...
Vehicles don’t try to race around the course as quickly as possible at the Montreal Green Rally. Continue Reading...
It’s been a while since we’ve heard rumors of Lincoln’s compact car but it appears that development continues and the production model will be based on the Ford Focus. Continue Reading...
While last week Ford claimed that the Focus was the best selling car this year to date, it is now apparent that this isn’t actually true. Continue Reading...
Ford is gaining a lot of momentum these days. Not only has the American automaker produced 350-million vehicles, but it’s Ford Focus compact has sold more this year than its closest competitor, the Toyota Corolla. Continue Reading...