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Come to this section of Torque News to read general Ford news and reviews. The Ford F Series has been the bestselling vehicle in the United States for over three decades and here you will find the latest Ford news and reviews about of Ford models. The Ford brand is far more than just trucks. Models like the Fusion, Focus EV, Taurus, Fiesta, Mustang, Escape and Explorer make Ford a top competitor in pretty much every major automotive segment in both the American and global markets. Torque News reporters update the news on this page about Ford vehicles daily.

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By Marc Stern on October 26, 2022 - 6:53PM
There are times when you read a story that appears legitimate however, when you dive through it turns out that there's an agenda to it. This happened recently in a piece about EV battery pack replacement costs.
By John Goreham on October 26, 2022 - 9:41AM
Many enthusiasts are signaling the end to low inventory and long lead times. Here’s the truth on where new car inventory and lead times are heading into the early winter of 2022.
By Marc Stern on October 20, 2022 - 11:51AM
There's a lot to be said for seeing and seizing opportunities. Time and again, recently Ford has taken a look at its lineup and has added off-road variants that are hugely popular. The mid-sized Ranger Raptor is one example as is the Bronco Raptor. Even the staid SUV, the Explorer, has an off-roading option, the Timberline. Ford has done it again with its tease of the upcoming van for off-roaders, the Transit Trail Van.
By Marc Stern on October 18, 2022 - 6:51PM
Taking part in this year's 2022 Rebelle Rally, Ford Motor scored the rally's first ever three-peat in the X-Cross class. Ford fielded three factory teams and there were other independents, as well, in the all-women's desert rally that covered 1,600 miles out west. This was the seventh edition.
By Marc Stern on October 17, 2022 - 4:25PM
Although it seems like a natural, a hybrid pickup truck isn't. Though hybrids offer a good combination of electric and standard internal-combustion, automakers with one exception -- Ford -- prefer standard ICE tech for their trucks. Ford has shown electric trucks work and its Maverick hybrid shows hybrid tech works for pickups, too.
By Armen Hareyan on October 14, 2022 - 12:12AM
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is one of Toyota's most successful SUVs, but it is threatened with one particular vehicle from Ford. And now, there is a reported assurance that Toyota could present a new compact pickup in 2023 to deal with this threat.
By Marc Stern on October 13, 2022 - 6:43PM
For the seventh year, 110 women will take part in the 2022 1,600-mile Rebelle Rally that pits two-person teams against not only each other but some of the worst off-road trekking around.
By Marc Stern on October 11, 2022 - 4:27PM
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has published a study showing that most partially automated vehicle users often treat their vehicles as fully automated drivers.
By Marc Stern on October 7, 2022 - 6:36PM
The Ford Motor Co. has posted the second price increase for the base level Pro trim of the F-150 Lightning. The price hike means the least-expensive Lightning is priced at more than $50,000.
By Marc Stern on October 6, 2022 - 4:11PM
Ford's announcement of the new GT marks the end of an era for the automaker as the new 2022 GT will mark the final edition of the iconic race car that had its birth 50 years ago to race Ferrari and other marques in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The iconic racer finished 1-2-3 in 1966.
By John Goreham on October 6, 2022 - 8:30AM
How does the compact Ford Maverick pickup steal customers away from popular crossovers and sedans? We can explain.
By Armen Hareyan on October 5, 2022 - 9:50PM
Many of the Ford Maverick hybrid buyers are previous Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V owners. What's in the Maverick hybrid that attracts the RAV4 and CR-V buyers?
By Marc Stern on October 5, 2022 - 2:33PM
Consumer Reports recently dug down deeply on vehicle reliability and found that two Ford models didn't fare all that well.
By John Goreham on October 4, 2022 - 9:53AM
Despite the bright future for affordable battery-electric vehicles, deliveries of affordable models continue to be well below prior highs.
By Timothy Boyer on October 3, 2022 - 5:49PM
Are you replacing your spark plugs the correct way on the later model Ford F-150 trucks? If you are used to “feeling” your torque, you might want to update your spark plug skills with this spark plug replacement demo.
By Armen Hareyan on October 2, 2022 - 12:09AM
Both the Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger trucks are very competitive in the countries where they are sold. Let's look at the strongest points of the most complete variants of these pickup trucks from Toyota and Ford.
By Marc Stern on October 1, 2022 - 4:32PM
Ford has recall a number of 2022 F-150 pickups to fix an airbag problem. And, while it may look like ti is related to the huge Takata airbag issue, it isn't.
By Marc Stern on September 29, 2022 - 6:34PM
If it has seemed busy at Ford lately, you're right, it has been very active. A couple of weeks ago, the automaker introduced the seventh-generation Ford Mustang and then it opened -- and likely quickly closed -- the order banks for the incredibly popular compact Maverick pickup. Finally, the automaker introduced its redesigned Super Duty heavy-duty truck lineup.
By Timothy Boyer on September 29, 2022 - 3:34PM
Do you currently own a Ford with an EcoBoost engine or are considering buying a used Ford that has one? If so, you need to know which models are currently listed as having a coolant intrusion problem necessitating an engine replacement as the fix.
By Marc Stern on September 27, 2022 - 4:59PM
If you are looking to order a new compact Maverick truck, then you had better be quick because it is quite possible that the order banks have been closed even before they seem to have opened.
By Marc Stern on September 23, 2022 - 3:41PM
Ford is taking a bold step into its future by breaking ground for its BlueOval City battery plant in Tennessee.
By Timothy Boyer on September 23, 2022 - 11:00AM
Here’s a simple fix demonstrated by a Ford mechanic where a customer comes in with a worrisome blue exhaust on start-up warning that something is not right with his engine.
By Marc Stern on September 22, 2022 - 3:44PM
To say that Ford has had lots of news lately is putting it mildly. From new uses for Bluetooth to the reveal of the 7th generation Mustang and its exhibition and comments at the recent Detroit Auto Show, the automaker hardly has had time to catch its breath. It continues next week with the reveal of the 2023 Super Duty lineup.
By Timothy Boyer on September 22, 2022 - 10:13AM
Here’s the latest by one mechanic on why you should not overreact right after finding out someone was under your truck with a power saw going after your vehicle’s catalytic converter. Plus, some bonus information on an inexpensive DIY measure you can use to prevent catalytic converter theft.
By Marc Stern on September 21, 2022 - 4:27PM
If you are into motoring and racing history, the chances are good that you have seen the 2019 move "Ford versus Ferrari," which detailed the duel between the corporate automotive giants to see who would take Le Mans at the time. It turns out that Ford would win in grand fashion in 1966 with a 1-2-3 win and later wins through 1969. Now, Ford will return to Le Mans in the automaker's seventh-gen Mustang.
By Marc Stern on September 20, 2022 - 12:01PM
If there is one thing certain about smartphones, it is this: they are being used to handle many chores that we take for granted. For example in vehicle safety, Bluetooth technology may soon be used in Ford vehicles to warn drivers of pedestrians, bicyclists, or scooter-riders.
By Marc Stern on September 19, 2022 - 2:27PM
Ford has recalled a number of F-150 Raptors to repair improperly installed lug nuts. The lug nuts are incorrectly fastene and may cause wheel separation leading to crashes.
By Marc Stern on September 17, 2022 - 3:05PM
Ford used the Detroit Auto Show, renewed for the first time in three years, to not only introduce the 2024 Mustang but also introduce a new model, the Mustang Dark Horse, and a slew of track-ready racing ponies.
By Marc Stern on September 15, 2022 - 11:56PM
With lots of flourish and fanfare, Ford has launched the seventh generation Mustang. The launch coincided with the end of The [Ford] Stampede and the beginning of the Detroit auto show that roared back to life after three years. Some watchers have saId this might be the last generation internal-combusion engined Mustang -- well only time will tell.
By Marc Stern on September 13, 2022 - 4:59PM
When Ford started selling the Bronco about a year ago, no one knew how popular it would become. Indeed, they have become popular as customers spend about double the amount other buyers spend on Ford's popular F-150 line.