2014 Ford Fusion Energi: The Fusion Gets Plugged

Ford’s Euro-designed Fusion sedan is a pretty handsome ride, and it’s loaded with all of the latest technology. However, it’s what you don’t see on first glance that will spark attention. Check out the little round door on the front fender. Strange place for gas, right? It’s not a Porsche or old VW Beetle, so yep, this Fusion has been plugged.

2015 Ford Mustang Is Stellar, Baby!

Ford Mustang loyalists have been salivating for a full year, ever since execs spilled the tea that the iconic pony would get a facelift that even Joan Rivers would envy. Ford has had to tread carefully, though, in conjuring up its new, fierce design: it dare not ruffle the feathers of longtime Mustang lovers by un-buffing their beloved muscle car. The stallions under the hood of the Mustang, after all, couldn’t be replaced by mere mares! Designers also had to create eye-candy that looked modern and sexy enough to make Chevy Camaro enthusiasts turn their heads in the Mustang’s direction. And the next-gen vehicle had to be more fuel-efficient to boot.

2014 Ford Fiesta Prods The Proletariat

Let’s remember what Ford’s subcompacts were like before the Fiesta. Like, the piece of Festiva. Or, the car that Aspired to be a car. Both were built in South Korea by Kia before Kia was Kia. Prior to that, Ford actually sold its petite European Fiesta in the U.S.

An Update On The 2011 Ford Edge: Bestselling For A Reason

It’s been a decent two years with a 2011 Ford Edge. I snagged the crossover with a 29-month lease, so my time with the Edge will soon be history. After perusing dealers for a healthy-sized crossover with some goodies, I ended up fancying the Edge. I chose a SEL-trimmed Edge in the no-longer available Blue Ink (which is much nicer than the almost-neon Blue Impact available now), with cream leather and other options found on my dealer’s lot.

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi Flaunts Her Electrons

While the Euro-egg C-MAX Energi looks like an overgrown Focus designed to compensate for plump Americans or club queen with oversized wardrobes, it’s likely the most technologically-advanced vehicle Ford has ever put through showrooms. What it lacks in absolute elegance, it makes up by corralling electrons and packing space.

The 2013 Ford Fusion Is So Good You Can Eat It? Lettuce Explain

Soybeans, wheat straw, coconuts, and dandelion greens make for an interesting salad. They’re also key ingredients in one of the most outstanding cars of the year, the 2013 Ford Fusion. For those who truly want a green car, this baby more than qualifies.

2013 Ford Fusion Is A Mix Of Mother America & Father Europe

Ford’s new mid-size Fusion is an odd mix of Mother America and Father Europe. That’s in direct contrast to the last-generation Fusion that was essentially a Japanese Mazda6 underneath. There was precision to its moves that was wholly in line with its underpinnings. It was especially nice as a hybrid. Only one problem: except for its brash, flashy chrome grille, its design was B-O-R-I-N-G.

Cool Cars Blow Into The 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Los Angeles and Detroit are two of the largest auto shows in North America, but automakers often save some big news for Chicago. From a new little diesel to a Superman sedan, big man van, and Texas-sized truck, there was a lot to see at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, which wrapped up last week. Here are some of the highlights:

2013 Ford Taurus Gets A Boost In Street Cred

It’s difficult to over-state how dramatically different the aerodynamically-tuned Taurus was upon its 1986 debut. I remember seeing the television commercials and sitting up with a gasp. It defined futuristic and still cuts a swath a quarter-century later. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation would not have split as many sides without it — either hauling that Christmas Sequoia or flying through a snow bank.

2013 Ford Mustang V6 Is No Sissy

Once upon a time, ordering a Ford Mustang with a V6 signified that you were a secretary, a college student, or “worse”, a “man-loving sissy”.