The Best Mid-Size Sedan

America loves it some mid-size sedans. Wagons might be more practical and crossovers are now outselling the humble four-door, but mid-sizers remain the chariot of choice for a massive swath of the population. Nearly every automaker offers one and each comes in dozens of flavors, so how do you pick the best? We’re… » 3/23/15 12:00pm 3/23/15 12:00pm

Chrysler Designed The 200 To Beat The Ford Fusion, Camry Not So Much

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? » 2/05/14 9:32am 2/05/14 9:32am

We Spent A Lot Of Time Making Fun Of The Next Ford CEO's Hair

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 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? » 9/30/13 9:10am 9/30/13 9:10am

Cadillac Positions Itself As The Performance Luxury Brand

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 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? » 8/27/13 9:04am 8/27/13 9:04am

Honda's Alluring New Civic Tourer Wagon Isn't For You

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 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? » 8/12/13 9:00am 8/12/13 9:00am

Yes, the 2014 Ford Fusion gets a 1.5L EcoBoost. No, it's not a…

We've confirmed that the rumored 1.5-liter 3-banger turbo for the U.S.-market 2014 Ford Fusion is bogus. Yes, there's a new 1.5 EcoBoost, but it's a four-cylinder, and it's going to replace the 1.6 EcoBoost in this particular application. Ford will announce it later this week. » 4/10/13 7:31am 4/10/13 7:31am

The US Might Get A Three-Cylinder Ford Fusion And Yes This Is A Rumor

In markets that aren't the USA, Ford offers the Fusion (aka Mondeo) with the 1.5 liter turbocharged three cylinder engine. That might be about to change. Maybe. Possibly. Allegedly. » 4/09/13 1:47pm 4/09/13 1:47pm

Ford Disses New Honda Accord Over Inability To Swallow A Giant…

Sometime in the mid-90s, the fold-down rear seat became a standard option on sedans. But there's been a problem with ever since. Car manufacturers have insisted on making the pass-through hole tiny — not even the full width of the trunk. » 12/26/12 1:30pm 12/26/12 1:30pm

Ford SEMAnizes The Fusion

Leave it to SEMA to cough up normal cars that have been rendered through the fantasy mill. We've already admitted that we like the Ford Fusion and our prayers for someone to tune a manual transmission model and bring it to SEMA have been answered » 10/11/12 12:30pm 10/11/12 12:30pm

The Best Cars Europe Gets That We Don't

For various reasons, the automotive powers that be keep many of the world's best cars from the American car buying public. Even Detroit is stiffing us on some of these models, and they're supposed to be on our side! » 9/27/12 5:15pm 9/27/12 5:15pm

2013 Ford Fusion: The Jalopnik Review

Jalopnik's own Travis Okulski drove the new Ford Fusion Hybrid in New York. He claimed to want to "Make tender but gentle love to it." At the same time Travis was figuratively zipping his pants back up, I was heading out to Santa Monica for sloppy seconds. » 9/25/12 10:30am 9/25/12 10:30am

The 2013 Ford Mondeo Is The Sexy Car Lovechild Of Smooth R&B Singers

The 2013 Ford Fusion is one of the finest looking affordable sedans we have seen in years. With styling that can be considered Aston Martin-esque, it's something totally different from what the this sector of the car market has seen before. » 9/06/12 4:30pm 9/06/12 4:30pm

The New Nascar Ford Fusion Is Hillbilly Hotness

It's been nearly half a year since we first got a Nascar-ection from the new Ford Fusion stock car. This week, we got a first look at a real racecar version via Wood Brothers. It's still just a clay model, but damn, that's hotter than Gretchen Wilson's Budweiser dimples. » 5/22/12 9:30am 5/22/12 9:30am

Nascar's New Ford Fusion Is One Sweet-Ass Stock Car

Trying to get excited about brand specific models of modern NASCAR stock cars is a lot like trying to get an erection from a female Lego minifig. Both acts require you to pretend that what you're lusting over isn't just an identically-produced plastic shell with fake headlights painted on. The 2013 Ford Fusion-based… » 1/24/12 2:00pm 1/24/12 2:00pm

This Couple Tried To Blow Up A Car With Tampons

A pair of Pennsylvanians got a little trashed one night earlier this month and attempted to beat the crap out of a Ford Fusion. When they realized their fists and feet could only do so much damage they then tried to blow up the car. With tampons. Sadly, it didn't work. » 1/20/12 2:00pm 1/20/12 2:00pm

2013 Ford Fusion: Detroit Auto Show Live Photos, Info

Ford kicked off its 2013 Ford Fusion press conference in Detroit by referring to the midsized-sedan market as a "battleground." Sleepiest battleground ever, you say? Perhaps not if Ford brings out an ST version (hinted in a quick image flashed on the Huge Press Conference Screen). » 1/09/12 10:08am 1/09/12 10:08am

2013 Ford Fusion: Open Wide And Say Hot

Taking a page from Ragu, Ford is giving buyers of the 2013 Ford Fusion more choices than they can probably comprehend. Five different powerplants (three gas, hybrid, plugin-hybrid), two transmissions, and FWD/AWD options. They call it the "power of choice" and we agree it makes Ford the most "pro-choice" automaker. » 1/08/12 10:37pm 1/08/12 10:37pm

2013 Ford Fusion: This Is (More Of) It

You've seen the ghostly outline of the 2013 Ford Fusion, now behold two clearer angles of the next generation of the blue oval brand's mid-size sedan ahead of its impending Detroit Auto Show debut. Malibu what? » 1/08/12 9:48am 1/08/12 9:48am

2013 Ford Fusion: This Is It

A day or so before we're expected to see the 2013 Ford Fusion in the flesh at the Detroit Motor Show, the big blue oval-festooned automaker accidentally dropped this live shot of the mid-size sedan. » 1/07/12 7:00am 1/07/12 7:00am