1. What’s new for 2016? Styling updates, a new turbocharged-engine option, and introduction of Explorer’s fanciest trim level ever. These are the first significant alterations since a model-year 2011 redesign transformed Explorer from truck-type body-on-frame engineering to carlike unibody construction, ...Read More »
1. What’s new for 2016? A next-generation infotainment interface to replace the automaker’s confounding MyFord Touch system. The more intuitive, more graphically attractive, and hopefully more reliable Sync 3 connectivity system will be offered in a number of model-year 2016 ...Read More »
1. What’s new for 2015? Everything. This popular five-passenger, midsize crossover gets a stem-to-stern redesign. New and updated engines join freshened styling and a host of new high-tech amenities. In size and price, Edge ranks second in Ford’s crossover-SUV lineup, ...Read More »
1. What’s new for 2015? A rear-backup camera is standard across the line and the combination of all-wheel drive and the 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine is available on more than just the top-line model. In other changes for this ...Read More »
What changes will make it different? When a manufacturer has a car as popular as this compact, careful consideration must be given to changing it too radically. The 2015 model year isn’t all new by any means, but it does ...Read More »
What changes will make it different? The one thing we can rely on with this crossover is that it will stay the same. And when you are as fascinatingly unique as the Flex is and you have a dedicated band ...Read More »
EcoBoost is 2016 Expedition reality. Should you buy before Ford’s full-size SUV adopts aluminum construction?
What changes will make it different? Predictions conflict about the Expedition in model-year 2016 following one of the vehicle’s infrequent revamps for the ’15 model year. This is among the remaining leviathans of the full-size SUV world. It’s been with ...Read More »
What changes will make it different? Although Ford appears to be focused on synchronizing its global offerings, the C-Max follows a completely different type of strategy. It’s known in the United States as a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid that ...Read More »
What changes will make it different? It’s difficult to imagine Ford doing too much to change this crossover SUV, which will be all new as a 2015 model in calendar-year ’15. The Edge is the rare vehicle that actually will ...Read More »
What will change? It’s looking increasingly likely that the Explorer will be reengineered for the 2016 model year, which means the current architecture will remain but there will be new styling, a rejuvenated interior, new safety and connectivity features and ...Read More »
You’re Gonna Like the Way You Look: Good Thing This Car Is More Than a Pretty Face. Next Big Changes Are a Year Off
What changes will make it different? Probably very few, considering updated styling and features are coming for model-year 2017. This sporty midsize sedan will likely continue mechanically unaltered as well. Why should I wait for the 2016 model? Little reason, ...Read More »
Running In Place: Can Great Road Manners And a Euro Attitude Sustain This Compact Crossover Until Its Next Big Update?
What changes will make it different? A midcycle update is coming, likely reaching showrooms during the first half of calendar 2016. The revamped edition of this popular, fun-to-drive compact SUV likely will be labeled a 2017 model, though there’s ...Read More »
The model-year 2014 Ford Escape is the best compact crossover for you if you’re willing to give up some interior space to get terrific road manners. You’ll also need to acquire a taste for some—um—ambitious styling inside and out, and ...Read More »
The model-year 2014 Ford Fiesta is the best economy car for you if can sacrifice subcompact roominess for subcompact sportiness. The car gets a restyled nose for model-year 2014, and under the hood is a big surprise in a small ...Read More »
Upheaval: Can Less Weight, Smaller Engines, Higher Prices, And Cabs And Beds That Aren’t Made Of Steel Satisfy American Pickup Buyers?
What changes will make it different? Revolutionary ones. Fully redesigned for the first time since model-year 2009, it adopts a weight-saving aluminum body and offers two turbocharged V-6 engines – and ignites a debate about durability and repair costs. The ...Read More »
What changes will make it different? Added standard features in an effort to increase showroom appeal as this full-size sedan slides into the final year of its 2010-2015 design generation. SE, SEL, Limited, and performance SHO (Super High Output) models ...Read More »
Rearview Camera Joins Standard Equipment, While High-Fashion Style, Great Dynamics – And Tight Back Seat – Return
What changes will make it different? Just some features tweaks as this shapely sedan heads into a final season before a model-year 2016 freshening. The lineup returns base S, volume-selling SE, and top-line Titanium models, plus a conventional hybrids and ...Read More »
What changes will make it different? Not much, but expect a simplified version of the controversial MyFord Touch infotainment option. That’s a band-aid for one of the many high-tech features that help distinguish this popular compact crossover from less adventurous ...Read More »
Can Good Gas Mileage, Fine Handling, And Affordable Prices Outweigh the Connectivity And Packaging Compromises?
What changes will make it different? Very few. With their next full redesign due for model-year 2016, these subcompact sedans and hatchbacks are held to minor trim revisions. Should I wait for the 2016 model? If you’re intrigued by an ...Read More »