Ford Explorer News

  • 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019

    The Explorer Hybrid isn't particularly impressive in its fuel economy numbers, but Ford says it's part of a strategy to make the Hybrid uncompromised.

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    2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid, Bill Gates, GM e-bikes: Today's Car News

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates weighs in on electric cars. General Motors launches a pair of compact electric-bikes. Ford prices its 2020 Explorer Hybrid—high. And our latest Twitter poll asks about wireless charging. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Ford released pricing for the 2020...

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    2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid will carry a price tag over $50k

    Although Ford plans to woo electric-vehicle fans—and attract a new crowd to plug-in vehicles—with its upcoming, Mustang-inspired all-electric crossover, arriving next year, it’s the fully redesigned Explorer that will probably continue to do the heavy lifting for Ford on the...

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    2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid signals the start of a big electrified push

    As Ford prepares the first of several fully electric vehicles, for what amounts to a rapidly expanding niche, the automaker is also working on rolling out electrified versions of its existing mainstream lineup. After finding plenty of success many years ago with its Ford Escape Hybrid, and then...

  • 2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car
    Ford hybrid police cars are pursuit-rated, ready for NYPD action

    Ford is in the process of applying hybrid technology to a vehicle type that seems like a natural fit for it: police cars. It’s about time. Ford claims to have the industry’s first pursuit-rated hybrid police car with the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan—the police-duty version of the...

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    San Francisco: Twice As Many Taxis Burn Half As Much Gas; Here's How

    In the past 15 years, the city of San Francisco has doubled the numbers of taxi cabs on its streets, up from 750 vehicles in 1997 to 1,500 this year. But thanks to incentives designed to get taxi operators behind the wheel of greener cars, 92 percent of San Francisco’s taxi fleet are either...

  • 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    We get asked a lot about hybrids with seven seats. The answer is simple: There's only one, the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. But the question is really more about fuel efficiency: What family vehicles with a third row of seats that can carry seven people get the best gas mileage? It's a major question for larger families, those with kids on sports teams or other after-school activities ... and even sometimes just people who cart around a lot of people, for whatever reason. If you buy based on EPA gas-mileage ratings, the 2012 Highlander Hybrid is at the top of the list. But we'll focus on...

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    Ford Explorer, Edge: When To Opt For EcoBoost Four, When To Skip

    It's taken a long time to arrive, but Ford's fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is now available as an option on both the 2012 Ford Explorer and the 2012 Ford Edge crossover utility. It's the first time any Ford Explorer has been offered with a four in the model's 22-year...

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    2012 Ford Explorer Gets 28 MPG With EcoBoost Four-Cylinder

    Ford's popular Explorer SUV is now available with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which delivers class-leading fuel economy.

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    2011 Ford Explorer At 25 MPG Highway, 20 MPG Combined, EPA Says

    One of the main reasons buyers steered away from the old Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle, according to Ford itself, was its fuel economy. So gas mileage had to be a major selling point for the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer. Like so many new cars and crossovers, the latest model does indeed get...

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    Ford Saves Scrap Steel, Stamps Explorer Parts From Pickup Leftovers

    A century ago, Henry Ford was known for insisting that parts be shipped to his factories in wooden crates whose slats were sized so they could be reused to build parts of the Model T body. Now a similar spirit of saving scrap is being used to stamp fender baffles for the new 2011 Ford Explorer out...

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    2011 Ford Explorer: Building Better Gas Mileage Into An SUV

    If you're one of the 50 million Americans reached by Ford's marketing today, you'll know by now that the company launched a new 2011 Explorer sport utility. High Gear has covered the 2011 Ford Explorer from pretty much every angle, including our post earlier today on some fuel-saving tricks  it...

  • 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

    According to Ford, the main reason that car buyers don't choose traditional sport utility vehicles is gas mileage. So for the new 2011 Ford Explorer, Ford is pulling out all the stops to improve fuel efficiency anywhere it can. Its signature engine is the 237-horsepower, direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost aluminum four--whose torque equals that of its predecessor's 4.0-liter V-6. Ford is aggressively expanding its efficient EcoBoost engines across more of its vehicle lines. But the 2011 Explorer also steals several technical tricks from Ford's hybrid vehicles. In a briefing...

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