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Ford Reveals limited edition versions of the Focus RS

Critics have widely lauded Ford's Focus RS as the new standard for performance hot hatchbacks. With its abundance of power and clever all-wheel drive system, it's a truly special driving experience -- and Ford's performance division just made it even better.

 

 

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Torque: How Does It Work?

As you research your next new Ford, you may notice two common power ratings: horsepower and torque.

Most of us are familiar with the idea of horsepower. It's the most common power number referenced by auto manufacturers and is easily compared to ratings from other cars. It's a slight oversimplification to call it a straightforward power rating, but it works for comparisons nonetheless.

 

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Kelley Blue Book® Reviews the All-New 2017 Ford Fusion: All-Around Improvement for an Already Great Sedan

The venerable Ford Fusion has been fully refreshed for the 2017 model year, and even has two brand-new versions: the high-end Platinum edition and the performance-focused, all-wheel drive Fusion Sport. Kelley Blue Book® recently spent time with the new 2017 Fusion and reports that Ford has given the Fusion a significant in-fusion of technology and new features that keep it highly competitive in the midsize sedan category, which also includes models like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

The 2017 Fusion has a wide range of engine options: six in all. Kelley Blue Book® recommends...

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AutoGuide on the 2017 Ford F-150 3.5-Liter EcoBoost: More Power and a 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

It's already time for the second generation of the Ford F-150's highly-rated EcoBoost engine. Introduced just two years ago when Ford unveiled the fully-redesigned F-150 with its innovative new aluminum-alloy body paneling, the EcoBoost engine has been retooled for 2017, and delivers more power and better fuel efficiency. In a new review, AutoGuide notes that the addition of an also-brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission translates to even better road performance.

Although AutoGuide writer Stephen Elmer expressed initial concern that Ford may be overcomplicating...

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TheFastLaneCar.com: Ford Adds More Enhancements to the 2017 Shelby GT350 Coupe

The Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang was introduced to wide acclaim in 2016 as a demonstration to Mustang and sports car enthusiasts that Ford still has serious chops in this arena. In a new review for TheFastLaneCar.com, auto writer Arv Voss says the 2017 Shelby GT350 Coupe Mustang maintains its edge and improves with some performance tweaks as well as a wider range of standard features and options.

At the heart of this road beast beats 5.2-liter V8 that pumps out 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with a silky six-speed TREMEC 3160 manual gearbox…

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Kelley Blue Book Reviews the 2017 Ford Escape: A Compact SUV with Great Capability

If you're in the market for a compact SUV - one that's maneuverable enough to negotiate city streets and shopping center parking lots but capable enough to work hard - the 2017 Ford Escape stands out from a crowded field, according to a new review from Kelley Blue Book®. The Escape received a big mid-cycle update for 2017, and now includes Ford's excellent SYNC 3 infotainment system as well as new EcoBoost engine choices that can satisfy both fuel-efficiency and power-performance needs.

The 2017 Escape has a trio of engine options depending on how you plan to use your…

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TheFastLaneTruck.com Previews the 2018 Ford Expedition: Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Ford recently debuted its 2018 Ford Expedition, the automaker's full-size SUV model, in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium parking lot because, well, that was the only place it would fit. Ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration.

But according to an early preview posted at TheFastLaneTruck.com, the 2018 Expedition has everything an SUV buyer could want in a full-size rig, and also reflects the latest engineering genius at Ford, including the revolutionary aluminum body that debuted two years ago in the F-150 pickup and a new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with a "class-exclusive"...

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Wall Street Journal Reviews the 2017 Ford F-350: "Country Boy's Rolls-Royce" with a Generous Tax Credit?

In a new review, auto writer Dan Neil of The Wall Street Journal notes that the 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty truck is extraordinary - in terms of its work capacity, its driver assist features and its level of creature comforts. And on top of all that, the F-350 falls into vehicle category that can qualify for very generous tax credit for small business owners who claim its use is at least 50 percent business-related. So if this the primary vehicle for your farm or ranch, or your general contracting business for that matter, you may be in luck.
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