Tag: Explorer

Quality Issues Leads to Bumpy Takeoff for 2020 Ford Explorer

Sales figures are now rolling in from the Detroit Three automakers, with Ford now reporting third-quarter volumes. While Matthew Guy will have a roundup for you later today, we can share that Ford’s most recent sales quarter was not a stellar affair, made worse by the bungled launch of a high-profile model. As we’ve told […]

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Report: Widespread 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator Quality Issues Has Automaker Scrambling

There’s no doubt the next-generation Ford Explorer and reborn Lincoln Aviator are very important vehicles for Ford Motor Company. Advanced, stylish, and packing lofty MSRPs and projected volume that’s sure to make the Blue Oval tons of cash, the worst thing that could occur to these vehicles is a botched rollout served with a side […]

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12 MPG in 10 Years: Ford Explorer Hybrid’s Fuel Economy Figures Come to Light

<img data-attachment-id="1656280" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-e1558115233319.jpg" data-orig-size="3480,2661" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"9","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1545929307","copyright":"","focal_length":"27","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Ford-Explorer-Hybrid" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-450×344.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-610×466.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1656280 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-610×466.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”466″> Barring the development of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the slow march towards better fuel economy, especially in larger vehicles, has been just that: slow. Yet incremental improvements continue, and the […]

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First Drive: 2020 Ford Explorer – Premium Pricing

For four generations, Ford offered the Explorer with rear-wheel drive as standard. It went front-drive for the fifth. Now, the standard drivetrain is rear-drive again. Back to basics, so to speak. Except, not really. First-gen Explorers didn’t have infotainment systems, or 10-speed automatic transmissions, or available hybrid powertrains. Those staples of modernity have been added […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Mazda Navajo LX

<img data-attachment-id="1679736" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1994-Mazda-Navajo-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1994 Mazda Navajo in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view" data-image-description=" 1994 Mazda Navajo in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1994-Mazda-Navajo-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1994-Mazda-Navajo-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679736″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1994-Mazda-Navajo-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1994 Mazda Navajo in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view – […]

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The Fastest Cop Car is Not a Car

In September of last year, the Michigan State Police conducted their 2019 Model Year Police Vehicle Evaluations. The purpose of these tests is to provide objective performance data to the individual agencies who are making purchasing decisions for their divisions. For the automakers, it’s an all-out race for pride in being the superior bad-guy chaser. […]

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Rear Suspension Failures Continue to Plague Ford, Prompting a Dual Recall

<img data-attachment-id="1215065" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2016 Ford Explorer" data-image-description=" 2016 Ford Explorer ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1215065 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-610×407.jpg” alt=”2016 Ford Explorer” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> This isn’t the first recall for Ford vehicles with rear ends that may step out […]

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