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Review: 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat

2015 Ford F-150 Front 1The all-new 2015 F-150.  You’ve seen the commercials, heard all the hype, and now Road Reality is bringing you an extensive, hands-on review of the new aluminum-bodied truck from Ford.  We’ll look at all the new features of the newly-redesigned truck, and explain some of the buzzwords.  I’ll be taking the next few months to post individual articles on all the new technology Ford crammed into this truck so you can choose for yourself if it’s worth checking the option boxes.  Read on for the review of my new 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat.

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Ford Announces Changes for 2013 F-150

While Ford revamped the engine lineup for its F-150 in the 2011 model year, they focused on the truck’s hardware for 2012, including an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) option for its more luxury-oriented trim levels as well as 36 gallon fuel tanks for EcoBoost-equipped trucks.  For 2013, the venerable F-150 is getting some styling and technology updates, before a complete redesign is expected to show up for the 2015 model year.  Continue reading for a slew of pictures, details and my impressions.

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Detroit 2012: Ford Announces 2013 Fusion

Ford’s Fusion, which debuted in the 2006 model year, was a big milestone for Ford.  It marked the beginning of a turnaround for Ford’s car division, which lost its way after the much-lauded Taurus became a dinosaur in the mid-sized sedan market.  Since the Taurus/Five Hundred had moved up to the full-size sedan market, a new mid-sized sedan was called for, especially one which would be competitive against offerings from Honda and Toyota.  The Fusion has been a great success, especially since its 2010 refresh, and for 2013, Ford is pulling out all the stops with its redesign.  Continue reading for details, pictures and Ford’s press release.

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Review: 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Lariat

Two years ago, when I was starting up Road Reality, I reviewed a 2010 Ford F-150.  It was a Lariat model with then-optional 5.4-liter V8.  In that review, I said I was impressed.  Since I was in the market for a full-size pickup truck and with a complete overhaul of the F-150’s engine options, a test drive of the new truck was in order.  I also reviewed the 2011 GMC Sierra and test drove a 2011 RAM 1500, so the inevitable comparisons began in earnest – which you’ll find in an upcoming article.  It may be a spoiler, but I brought the Ford F-150 home for good, trading in my 2010 Nissan Maxima.  Continue reading for a full-on review of Ford’s latest F-150.

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LA Auto Show 2011: The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Introduced for the 2011 model year, the spiritual successor to the Boss 302 of the late 1960s and early 1970s combined speed and handling with Ford’s Mustang GT.  The result was nothing short of amazing, with comparisons to BMW’s M3, among others.  For the 2013 model year, Ford is cranking the Boss 302 up another notch, mostly in its appearance.  Read on for more details and Ford’s press release.

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LA Auto Show 2011: 2013 Ford Mustang

So, I’ve already shown pictures and gone through the big changes for the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500, and now it’s time to delve into its more mass-market brother, the Mustang (and Mustang GT).  With a refresh in 2010 and new engines for the 2011 model year, the Mustang isn’t due for another big redesign until 2015.  Until then, a few minor modifications will have to suffice.  Read on for pictures and details, as well as Ford’s press release.

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