Category Archives: Ford

Ford to improve fuel economy of existing hybrids

Ford is launching a “customer satisfaction campaign” to address shortfalls in fuel economy that CR reported since we tested the company’s current hybrids. Ford will make software updates to new cars and send out letters to existing owners in late… Continue reading

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Welcome to the greatest muscle car era

If you’ve ever lusted after a 1960’s or ’70’s muscle car, but missed the chance to buy when these now-classics were new, don’t fret. Today’s modern muscle cars are better in every way. You can argue styling pros and cons… Continue reading

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Pick a road trip car for our engineer

The mission: Help me pick a car for a road trip to a human factors conference in the Adirondacks. Next week I’m heading to my favorite conference, Driving Assessment 2013. Held biannually, 200 or so researchers get together to present… Continue reading

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Five best used cars for teens

Choosing a car for a teen can be tough, as there are so many factors to consider. We emphasize safety, reliability, and ease of use for inexperienced drivers in making our ultimate recommendations. We recently posted “Best used car deals… Continue reading

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Electric car lease deals are the best way to drive an EV

Over the long haul, leasing is usually not the most cost-effective way to put a car in your driveway. It may not be the best choice for most car shoppers, but there are exceptions. Notably, if you’re interested in driving… Continue reading

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Best used car deals for teens

Looking to get your teen a set of wheels for the summer or for traveling to school in the fall? There are many vehicles to choose from, but smart money is on those models that prioritize safety, reliability, and ease… Continue reading

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Guide to the best small SUVs

Small SUVs are one of the hottest vehicle categories. Their good fuel economy, easy access, all-weather traction, and plenty of passenger and cargo space make them an appealing choice for many car buyers. In this crowded segment, it can be… Continue reading

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2014 Subaru Forester is the first small SUV to ace tough new crash test

The redesigned Subaru Forester is the only small SUV out of 13 tested to earn a top score of Good in the new small overlap crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Both the Forester and… Continue reading

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For sale: Ford Focus Electric and Mitsubishi i test cars

Does Tesla envy have you pining for an affordable electric car? Well, we just happen to have two test cars that we need to sell to make room, and funds, for new cars. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is one of the… Continue reading

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Safest, least expensive mom-friendly cars

Quality, safety, and value are the top factors for new-car buyers and are certainly not lost on moms looking to buy the right family car. Hitting all these attributes in a vehicle that is also kid friendly can be a… Continue reading

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