Driving the Past, For the Future of Car Design

This week the Ford Mustang, perhaps America's most culturally influential car, turned 50. Ford Motor Company celebrated the anniversary with commemorative models and publicity stunts, but the company's top two designers had the most fitting tribute: A Michigan-to-NYC road trip in two classic Mustangs. I rode along and, … » 4/18/14 4:30pm Friday 4:30pm

2015 Ford Focus: This Is It, In Person

The 2015 Ford Focus just made its debut here at the New York Auto Show, and it looks a lot like, well, a Ford Focus. But! It's got more of a fishy-looking face, in accordance with Ford's new global corporate grille design, and Many Other Things besides. » 4/16/14 12:30pm Wednesday 12:30pm

One-Off Transit-Based Skyliner Van Proves Luxury Sedans Are For Chumps

The best thing about any van is also the most basic thing: it's a room on wheels. If you're the sort of rich guy who gets driven around everywhere, why would you bother with an extended-wheelbase luxury sedan when you could have a whole luxury room? That's the question the Transit Skyliner concept answers. » 4/16/14 11:40am Wednesday 11:40am

Ford Built A Mustang On Top Of The Empire State Building Last Night

It's been 50 years since Ford built the world-renowned 1965 Mustang and placed it high above Manhattan on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. Last night, Ford came back with a bigger, yellower, all around more complicated car from 2015 and decided to recreate the famous stunt as a 50-year homage—only this… » 4/16/14 9:21am Wednesday 9:21am

US Government Concludes 360,000 Ford F-150s Don't Need A Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had been running an investigation on 2011 to 2013 Ford F-150 pickups over acceleration issues with the 3.5 EcoBoost engine since May, but they've decided it can be sorted through standard service updates it doesn't need to be recalled. » 4/11/14 4:05pm 4/11/14 4:05pm

VIDEO. Ford GT. Ten years young

Hard as it is to believe, this year the Ford GT turns ten years old. Somehow an entire decade has rolled past since we were blown out of our respective chairs by the sound of a furious (and Ferrari-baiting) supercharged V8 packing 650bhp. Few denied the then-newboy was a hell of a way to celebrate the legendary, Le… » 4/09/14 7:48am 4/09/14 7:48am

Video: Our Ford Fiesta ST Gets the First COBB Stage 2 Kit, Will Blow…

We love our Fiesta ST. It's light, fun, fast, and super practical. That doesn't mean it couldn't use a few more ponies under the hood. We got a nice little bump in midrange torque from the COBB Stage 1 package a few months back, but now let's see what happens when we go for Stage 2! » 4/07/14 7:07pm 4/07/14 7:07pm

Almost 400,000 Ford Escape SUVs Recalled Over Rust

Remember the fun-sized first generation Ford Escape? If you're still riding around in one you might want to give it a once-over, Ford just just issued a recall for some 385,760 2001 to 2004 Escapes over a "rust issue" that could cause components of the SUV to come apart and "affect the ability to steer." » 4/07/14 6:59pm 4/07/14 6:59pm

Turns Out It's Gonna Suck To Sell Jimmy Fallon A Truck

Jimmy Fallon has been milking the joke of his impending pickup truck purchase on The Tonight Show for weeks, and finally decided to drown under Ford's tidal wave of sales pitches. Unfortunately for whoever actually sells him the truck, he's kind of being a dick about it. » 3/31/14 3:41pm 3/31/14 3:41pm

Ford V6 Trucks Outselling V8s Means Big Changes For Production

Retail registrations for half-ton pickups with V6 engines has grown more than 600% in the last three years. So far this year, more than 57% of Ford's truck sales have been six-bangers. It's enough to make them drop $500M into in their Ohio facility to churn 'em out even faster. » 3/28/14 5:28pm 3/28/14 5:28pm

How The 2014 Chevy Silverado Is The Cheapest New Truck To Own

It's a bold claim, to be sure. But established automotive analysis outfits concur that the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado will have the lowest "ownership cost" of any new truck you can buy in America, almost any way you crunch the numbers. » 3/27/14 1:16pm 3/27/14 1:16pm

When Henry Ford's Benevolent Secret Police Ruled His Workers

Henry Ford remains, to this day, one of the most controversial figures in automotive history. An inventor, an industrialist, a racist, a patriot, a philanthropist, he was them all. One of his creations, more than any other, embodies all of those notions at once. It was the Ford Sociological Department. » 3/23/14 1:35pm 3/23/14 1:35pm

I Took My 25-Year Old, Stock Mustang to a Track Day

I recently bought an ex-CHP, 1988 Mustang Notchback on Craigslist. Why? Because they are awesome and I wanted a project. I got a good deal, and the car is very clean, with a brand new Ford Racing 302 crate engine under the hood. The rest of the car is stock. I mean, really, really stock. Before I spend a ton of money… » 3/04/14 12:52pm 3/04/14 12:52pm

Why Ford Is Smart To Drop Microsoft For Blackberry In Its Cars

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/25/14 9:30am 2/25/14 9:30am