The '732 Lbs Lighter' 2015 Ford F-150 V6 Was Weighed Against A 2014 V8

It is very impressive that a 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat four-door, one of the model's heavier setups, will only weigh 4,942 pounds. But it's important you know part of that "732 pound weight savings" came from the 2014 having a V8, while the 2015 had Ford's new 2.7 V6. » 7/24/14 11:47am 7/24/14 11:47am

The 6.2 V8 Ford F-150 Is Officially Dead For 2015, And Good Riddance

"The F-150 is dropping the 6.2 V8 for 2015. The 3.5 EcoBoost will become the premium engine, it along with the 5.0 will be carried over... but stay tuned for the new output of those engines." Ford told me last night. Guess that pretty much confirms we're looking at a turbo Raptor in the pipeline. » 7/24/14 9:36am 7/24/14 9:36am

Spies Say The Next-Gen Ford Raptor 'Sounds Like An EcoBoost V6'

Spy shots of been cropping up here and there of the next-generation Ford Raptor. They pretty much look like regular Raptors with weird rags draped over the grille, but a photographer has finally reported something interesting about it: apparently it sounds like a turbo V6. » 7/22/14 5:04pm 7/22/14 5:04pm

2015 Ford F-150 Weighs Less Than 5,000 Pounds, 2.7 V6 Makes 325 HP

The 2015 Ford F-150's little 2.7 EcoBoost V6 will be able to tow 8,500 pounds with 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. Official curb weight a 2015 F-150 SuperCrew Lariat, one of the larger models, is a slim 4,942 lbs. The current 3.7 base V6 is dropped for a 3.5, but the 3.5 EcoBoost and V8 from 2014 will remain. » 7/22/14 11:13am 7/22/14 11:13am

'Most Patriotic Brand' In America Is An Automaker, Guess Which One

Marketing company Brand Keys surveys thousands of people every year, to rate companies on 35 different "values." One of those is "patriotism," not in terms of where the a company actually makes things or employs people, but purely how "American" they appear in public perception. Only two automakers made the top 25. » 7/04/14 4:00pm 7/04/14 4:00pm

This Old Ford Concept Wagon Really Should Have Happened

We know that most concept cars are purely inspiration-fuel. There's no chance they're ever going to be built, unless we somehow morph into a society populated only by millionaires with daring taste and no luggage. But others are simply novel — and plausible — ideas. Like Ford's Aurora II wagon of 1969. » 7/02/14 9:00pm 7/02/14 9:00pm

In Corporate Prison at the Ford Trend Conference

The day before I went to Detroit, the city imposed a curfew due to fears of violence. The city was also in the process of shutting off water to thousands of its residents. It sounds bad. But as long as you stay inside a sealed corporate bubble the whole time, you'll never even know these problems exist. » 6/30/14 10:45am 6/30/14 10:45am