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Buy/Drive/Burn: American Family-hauling SUVs in 2005

<img data-attachment-id="1698738" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2002-Chevrolet-TrailBlazer-SUV_Image-09-800.jpg" data-orig-size="800,524" 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="2002 Chevy TrailBlazer" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2002-Chevrolet-TrailBlazer-SUV_Image-09-800-450×295.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2002-Chevrolet-TrailBlazer-SUV_Image-09-800-610×400.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1698738 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2002-Chevrolet-TrailBlazer-SUV_Image-09-800-610×400.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”400″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2002-Chevrolet-TrailBlazer-SUV_Image-09-800-610×400.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2002-Chevrolet-TrailBlazer-SUV_Image-09-800-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2002-Chevrolet-TrailBlazer-SUV_Image-09-800-450×295.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2002-Chevrolet-TrailBlazer-SUV_Image-09-800-768×503.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2002-Chevrolet-TrailBlazer-SUV_Image-09-800-120×79.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2002-Chevrolet-TrailBlazer-SUV_Image-09-800.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>At the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, Chevrolet announced the rebirth of the Trailblazer (note the spelling) […]

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Mazda CX-30 Excels In Euro NCAP Crash Tests, New Opel Corsa Gets Four Stars

The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) conducted another round of testing, releasing the safety ratings for four new vehicles: the Mazda CX-30, Mercedes-Benz GLB, Ford Explorer PHEV and Opel/Vauxhall Corsa. Topping the list for the Adult Occupant Protection in the 2018/2019 protocols is the Mazda CX-30, which has achieved a “near perfect” 99 […]

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Ford Takes a Third-quarter Hit, Top Brass Talk Botched Explorer Launch

<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″> Analysts predicted a less-than-stellar quarter for Ford Motor Company, so it was not a shock to see turbulence in the company’s third-quarter financials. The company’s net income dropped 57 percent in […]

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Ford’s 2020 Explorer Hasn’t Left the Woods Just Yet, Report Claims

Plagued by reports of manufacturing defects and post-production emergency surgery at Flat Rock Assembly, Ford’s Chicago-built 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator platform mate are a weight placed on the shoulders (and career) of CEO Jim Hackett. It’s also weighing down the company’s stock, analysts claim. While the automaker said earlier this month that Explorer supply […]

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Ford’s Bringing Eight Modified Crossovers And SUVs To SEMA

Ford’s onslaught of SEMA continues as the company has revealed plans to introduce an assortment of Explorers, Escapes and Expeditions. Starting with the smallest model, the 2020 Escape will have a big presence at the show as it’s the company’s latest crossover. As a result, the automaker will be unveiling three different takes on the vehicle. […]

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2020 Ford Explorer, Escape, And F-Series Super Duty Recalled

Ford has issued recalls for 2020 Explorer, Escape, and 2019 F-Series Super Duty models in the United States. The first recall involves 2020 Explorer models fitted with either the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or the 3.3-liter V6 engine. Both variants may feature improperly secured wiring harnesses that can rub against the air conditioner pulley and damage […]

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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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North American Car, Utility And Truck Of The Year Semifinalists Announced

The North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year Awards has announced this year’s semifinalists. On the car side, there are a number of high-profile models including the Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911, Polestar 1 and Toyota Supra. There are also a handful of luxury cars including the BMW 3-Series, Cadillac CT5 and Mercedes A-Class. […]

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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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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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