2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion Livery Revealed

2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion Livery Revealed
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Back in January, Ford unveiled its 2013 NASCAR Fusion entry, closely resembling the upcoming model with styling borrowed heavily from Aston Martin. Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Fusion Start-Stop System Priced at $295

2013 Ford Fusion Start-Stop System Priced at $295
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The 2013 Ford Fusion will be the first non-hybrid midsize sedan in America to have Auto Start-Stop technology when it goes on sale this fall. Those that want the fuel-saving technology will have to shell out $295 for it. The start-stop will be an option, since the American automaker is well aware that not every… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cheapest Vehicles to Insure for Teens

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Top 10 Cheapest Vehicles to Insure for Teens
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Insurance isn’t kind to teenage drivers. Rates are usually double the price of experienced drivers. Luckily CarInsure.com has provided a list of the top 10 best vehicles to insure for teenagers.  The rates are calculated based on a Washington family: a married couple driving a 2011 Honda Accord and a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, with a clean… Continue Reading...

Penske to Switch from Dodge to Ford in 2013 NASCAR Season

Penske to Switch from Dodge to Ford in 2013 NASCAR Season
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Involved in racing since 1972, Roger Penske has fielded many cars of different makes in his NASCAR efforts. First entering the sport with a red, white and blue AMC Matador for Mark Donohue in 1972, Roger Penske has since fielded Chevrolets, Mercuries, and Pontiacs. From 1995 through 2002, Penske raced with Ford. Finally, from 2003… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Fusion and Flex Now Offer Standard SYNC

2013 Ford Fusion and Flex Now Offer Standard SYNC
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Ford is rather proud of its new SYNC system, and will be making it standard equipment on all 2013 Ford Fusion and Ford Flex models, the American automaker announced. Their MyFordTouch system will only be seen on upper trim levels however. Surprisingly the 2013 model year of the Fusion and Flex will be the first… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Fusion Claims “Triple Crown” of Fuel Economy: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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2013 Ford Fusion Claims “Triple Crown” of Fuel Economy: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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Setting the new standard in the mid-size family sedan category, Ford will unveil its all-new 2013 Fusion today at the Detroit Auto Show. Unequivocally good looking and perhaps even downright sexy, the new Fusion will be available with five different powertrains, and Ford claims the car will get best-in-class fuel economy in the gas, hybrid… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Fusion App Teases Upcoming Release: Detroit Auto Show Preview [Video]

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2013 Ford Fusion App Teases Upcoming Release: Detroit Auto Show Preview [Video]
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Ford is taking a clever approach to virtually revealing the new 2013 Fusion sedan before its official debut at the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Using an app, now available on Android and iOS systems for smartphones and tablets, is an augmented reality game app where users can virtually drive the new Fusion through a… Continue Reading...

Ford Recalling 128,616 Fusions, Mercury Milans, For Wheel Defect

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Ford Recalling 128,616 Fusions, Mercury Milans, For Wheel Defect
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After encountering 30 incidents involving cracked wheel studs and steel wheels separating from the vehicles, Ford will be recalling 128,616 2010 and 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans to fix the issue. An investigation by NHTSA led to the recall, though no injuries have been reported. Ford will notify owners of the affected vehicles, inspect them… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Fusion to Get Tiny 1.6L 4-Cylinder Engine

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2013 Ford Fusion to Get Tiny 1.6L 4-Cylinder Engine
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Ford is taking its engine downsizing strategy to extremes with the next-generation Fusion mid-size sedan, with plans to offer a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder version. That may sound unbelievably small, but the engine will get Ford’s EcoBoost technology with turbocharging and direct-injection and should deliver roughly 180-hp. In addition, Ford will also offer a version of the… Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Fusion Loses Manual Transmission, Gains Alloy Wheels

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2012 Ford Fusion Loses Manual Transmission, Gains Alloy Wheels
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Ford has made a few changes for the 2012 Fusion. The American automaker decided based on low sales numbers that the six-speed manual transmission will only be available on the base Fusion S for 2012. Fuel economy wasn’t much of an improvement with the manual transmission anyways. With a manual transmission, the Fusion was rated… Continue Reading...

Ford Outsells GM for the Second Time Since 1998

Ford Outsells GM for the Second Time Since 1998
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Disregard the ads about the F-150 being the bestselling truck in 34 years: for only the second time in over a decade, Ford outsold crosstown rival GM overall, with 212, 295 vehicles, including some that aren’t pickups. Ford last outsold GM in February of 2010, but only by 471 vehicles. This time, however, the margin… Continue Reading...

NHTSA Investigating 2010 Ford Fusion For Defective Wheel Studs

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NHTSA Investigating 2010 Ford Fusion For Defective Wheel Studs
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NHTSA is beggining an investigation into the 2010 Ford Fusion, after recieving complaints of cracking wheel studs on the popular family sedan. Over 280,000 vehicles may be affected by the problem. Wheel studs hold the wheel in place on the vehicle, and a failure could be catastrophic. Interestingly, NHTSA claimed that “Three complaint vehicles belong… Continue Reading...

Green Car Of The Year Award Finalists Announced

Green Car Of The Year Award Finalists Announced
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Green Car Journal has announced its candidates for its Green Car Of The Year award, with the five car field being composed of some pretty serious competition, Naturally, the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf are the leading contenders, with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid rounding out the field, and the Ford Fiesta being… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Sonata Takes 3rd Place In Mid-Size Sedan Sales

Hyundai Sonata Takes 3rd Place In Mid-Size Sedan Sales
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The Hyundai Sonata has officially bumped off the Nissan Altima to take 3rd place in the mid-size sedan sales race. The Sonata sold 21,399 units in August, closing in on the Honda Accord, which sold 22,506 units. The Toyota Camry enjoys a comfortable lead, selling just over 30,000 units in August. The figures exclude fleet… Continue Reading...

Ken Block Takes On AJ Allmendinger In “43 Fiestas” Sweepstakes (Videos Inside)

Ken Block Takes On AJ Allmendinger In “43 Fiestas” Sweepstakes (Videos Inside)
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As part of Ford’s latest Fiesta promotion, Ford is enlisting the help of NASCAR stars Richard Petty and A.J. Allmendinger as well as newly minted rally legend Ken Block. The contest, called “43 Fiestas“,  has Ford giving away 43 flat screen TVs, 43 ticket-and-hotel packages to the Ford NASCAR 400 Sprint Cup race and one… Continue Reading...

Honda Accord Refreshed For 2011

Honda Accord Refreshed For 2011
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With the new Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion nipping at its heels, Honda‘s scheduled refresh of its bread-and-butter Accord is coming right on schedule. The biggest changes are fuel economy related, with four-cylinder automatic transmission models now returning 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, bumps of 2 and 3 mpg… Continue Reading...

Five Ford Vehicles Chosen As Top Safety Picks By IIHS

Five Ford Vehicles Chosen As Top Safety Picks By IIHS
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Ford announced today that five of their vehicles have been selected as Top Safety Picks By The IIHS, boosting their total to 11 vehicles. The 2010 Ford Flex and Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and MKT and the Mercury Milan all scored the highest possible ratings in the IIHS’s front, side and rear impact tests as well… Continue Reading...

Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Being Investigated for Toyota-Like Floor Mat Issues

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Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Being Investigated for Toyota-Like Floor Mat Issues
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Ford‘s Fusion sedan and Mercury Milan are currently under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for accessory floor mats that can become stuck. The investigation involves 249,301 Fusion and Milan models from the 2010 model year where an accessory floor mat may entrap the accelerator pedal – in essence causing a sticking… Continue Reading...

Ford Posts $2.1 Billion Profit

Ford Posts $2.1 Billion Profit
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Ford posted a $2.1 billion profit for this quarter, beating market expectations by a full year despite a lull in the new vehicle market. Ford has undergone a series of cost-cutting measures, including plant closures and layoffs, but has also introduced a torrent of new product in nearly every segment. Ford hasn’t earned $2 billion… Continue Reading...

Ford Sales Up 33% in December, Market Share Increased in 2009

Ford Sales Up 33% in December, Market Share Increased in 2009
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Ford ended 2009 with its highest sales month since May 2008 while gaining its first year-end market share gain since 1995. Sales were up in every product category in December 2009 as Ford recorded a 33 percent sales increase compared to the same month in 2008. Ford, Lincoln and Mercury sales totaled 179,017 in December…. Continue Reading...

2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year Nominees Announced

2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year Nominees Announced
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We still have more than half of 2009 to go and already the list of 2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year nominees have been picked. That’s because the list is essentially a list of every new model for 2010. Nominated for car of the year are: the Audi S4, BMW Z4, BMW… Continue Reading...

Buying American: It’s In the Numbers (and Letters)

Buying American: It’s In the Numbers (and Letters)
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The All-American Impala: Made in Canada During President Obama’s press conference last week when he announced that Chrylser would file for Chapter 11, he asked Americans that if they were looking to buy a car, to look at American cars. The “buy American” philosophy drew harsh criticism from the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA),… Continue Reading...
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