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16 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 1,266 views
2017 Automobile Journal Buyers Guide: Ford


Editor’s Note:

For the next few weeks, we will publish a 2017 Buyers Guide for as many brands as we can find information to publish.  We are starting with Ford, and tomorrow’s buyers guide will feature Nissan.

By Don Hammonds

For Ford, 2017 looks like a year of red hot performance cars and doing whatever it takes to keep their Number 1 in sales record intact.

Here’s a look at what is ahead for some of Ford’s most popular products:


Enthusiast customers will continue to …

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3 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 1,724 views
2011 Ford Explorer: Transformation executed. Check!

By Don Hammonds

Ford’s gone uptown in its new 2011 Explorer–in style, content and ambiance, not price.

As many of you know, Explorer had fallen into some hard sales times until this year, but thanks to the all-new model, we suspect that happy days are now here again.

The new Explorer is far more solidly built than the old model, is much quieter, considerably more luxurious, better styled, and perhaps most important for these times, it’s a lot more economical, too.  It all …

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6 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,706 views
2011Ford Explorer

   By John Heilig

     Model: 2011 Ford Explorer 4WD

 Engine: 3.5-liter V6

 Horsepower/Torque: 290 hp @ 6,500 rpm/255 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

 Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Wheelbase: 112.6 in. Length/Width/Height: 197.1 x 90.2 x 70.4 in.

 Tires: P255/50R20

Cargo volume: 80.7 cu. ft. (behind front seats)

Fuel economy: 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway/19.2 mpg test

Fuel capacity: 18.6 gal.

Curb weight: 4,695 lbs.

Sticker: $45,060 (includes $805 destination and delivery plus $5,065 in options)  

 Five reasons to buy this car 1. Smooth ride 2. Comfortable 3. Useful with cargo and/or passengers …

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24 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,494 views

Ford’s Explorer, an indestructible icon for the company, may be a game changer both for the Blue Oval gang and for the SUV market as a whole, officials there say.
The new Explorer will take the current negative image of the suv market as being full of gas guzzlers and turn it on its head, they add.
“We are reinventing this vehicle. We are challenging the public. The biggest cause of rejection for SUVs is the perception of poor fuel economy. But …

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26 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 3,720 views
2011 Ford Explorer: New In Every Way Except The Name

The action for 2011 is–surprisingly–going to be pretty hot and heavy in the sport utility/crossover market.

And one of the products that promises to be right in the thick of things is–again, not surprisingly–Ford’s all-new 2011 Explorer, which has been redesigned from stem to stern to face an ever more competitive market.

It will join Jeep’s all new 2011 Grand Cherokee and we believe at least four or five other brands in the SUV/crossover market. Already this year, we have seen an …

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