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2019 Ford F-150 RTR: Kind of Like the Raptor, Only Not

<img data-attachment-id="1671502" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/F-150-RTR-outdoor.jpg" data-orig-size="2658,1764" 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="F-150-RTR outdoor" data-image-description=" RTR ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/F-150-RTR-outdoor-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/F-150-RTR-outdoor-610×405.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1671502″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/F-150-RTR-outdoor-610×405.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”405″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/F-150-RTR-outdoor-610×405.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/F-150-RTR-outdoor-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/F-150-RTR-outdoor-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/F-150-RTR-outdoor-768×510.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/F-150-RTR-outdoor-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Having completed a tribute to Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s 900-horsepower drift car with its Series 1 Mustang, RTR is moving onto […]

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Domestic Truck Wars: No One Wants to Finish Last in Detroit

<img data-attachment-id="1663682" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-front-quarter-e1551720068987.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,2000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1549707087","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"70","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.00625","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 RAM 1500 front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1663682 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 RAM 1500 front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> There’s a chill in the auto industry that wasn’t present a year ago. Sales are down compared to […]

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Crash Test Dummies: Ford Tops IIHS Tests, Everyone’s Headlights Suck

There are wars being waged on all fronts in the half-ton pickup truck market, from towing prowess to outright power ratings. Not ones to pass up an opportunity to bash their competitors over the head with a truck-shaped chair, manufacturers seem to take every opportunity to harangue their opponents – especially when empirical data puts […]

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2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew – Power Cruising

2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged diesel V6 (250 horsepower @ 3,250 rpm; 440 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm) Ten-speed automatic, four-wheel drive 20 city / 22 highway / 25 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 11.8 city, 9.3 highway, 10.7 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $58,210 (U.S) / $69,129 (Canada) As Tested: $70,375 (U.S.) […]

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What Did the World Buy in 2018? Plenty of SUVs, and 74 Percent More Electrics

Focusing primarily on the U.S. market sometimes leads to a skewed view of what the average global consumer demands in their driveway, but not always. Broader trends don’t respect geographical boundaries; interest in light trucks doesn’t stop at the border. As American buyers increasingly demand more additions to their high-riding vehicle buffet, the same call […]

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Ford Calls Back 1.48 Million F-150s for Transmission Flaw

Ford Motor Company announced a recall of 1.48 million F-150 pickups Wednesday, the latest callback related to a six-speed automatic transmission that can suddenly crash-dive to first gear.  The models in question are 2011-2013 F-150s. Ford claims the vehicles “may experience an intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor signal to the powertrain control module, […]

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Our EVs Will Turn a Profit, Ford Says

As it prepares to launch a battery electric crossover, likely named Mach E, in 2020, Ford’s product boss told Blue Oval fans — and nervous investors — that the company isn’t in the habit of losing money with its products. As such, the upcoming Mustang-inspired crossover, like Ford’s other planned EVs, won’t be Fiat 500e-like […]

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Too Warm: Ford Recalls Nearly 900,000 F-150s Over Block Heater Fault

Harnessing the magic of electricity to keep your engine block toasty is a better option than crossing your fingers and saying a silent prayer before turning the key (or pressing the button) on cold mornings. Unfortunately for Ford F-150 owners living in northern climes, the block heater residing beneath their truck’s hood might pose a […]

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Ford Confirms F-Series Hybrid Bound for Dearborn, Celebrates Rouge’s 100th Birthday

Ford confirmed the assembly locale of its F-150 Hybrid this week, saying the electrified pickup would not stray from its aluminum-bodied brethren. The hybridized F-Series will, unsurprisingly, go into production at the Rouge’s Dearborn Truck Plant in 2020, with additional (non-hybrid) production handled by Ford’s Kansas City Assembly. The automaker made the announcement as part of […]

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What Needs to Happen for Ford to Set a U.S. F-Series Sales Record In 2018?

Ford Motor Company is currently on track to sell 939,809 F-Series pickup truck sales in the United States in calendar year 2018. That number is hugely significant. Not only does it represent far greater volume than any other vehicle line can manage (the F-Series was outselling the combined efforts of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC […]

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Seatbelt-related Fires Spark Recall of Two Million Ford F-150s

As far as safety recalls go, this one’s pretty sizeable, and it impacts a company that’s seen a lot of money lost on safety recalls in recent years. Ford Motor Company has announced the recall of nearly two million examples of the world’s best-selling vehicle to prevent the seemingly unlikely occurrence of seatbelt-related blazes. The […]

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