Ford C-Max Energi

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With 12 variations, the Ford Focus could almost be considered a brand all alone. From the variety of Focus sedans, hatchbacks, electrics, hybrids and even a performance version, there is nearly something for every driver application in the mid-size four-door configuration. We recently spent a week in the Ford C-Max…

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2017 Ford Escape SE FWD Test Drive

“2017 Ford Escape SE FWD” An Affordable Way to Get Away The Blue Oval team still offers a better way to Escape, with three fuel conscious Ford Escape models: a 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with Auto Stop/Start, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost Twin-Scroll turbocharged four-banger with Auto Stop/Start and a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder with iVCT….

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2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun – Part 1

Part 1 – Acura NSX to Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk By Bill Schaffer Mount Hood — Driving 24 different cars and SUVs over a two-day period on some of the most challenging and scenic roads in the northwest, is certainly an eye-opening experience. Oh, did I mention that the 24 cars had an average price…

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2017 Ford Edge Sport AWD Test Drive

“2017 Ford Edge Sport AWD” New Edge ups the ante with new technology offerings The original Crossover Utility vehicle from the Blue Oval team Ford Edge was the Ford Edge, which was launched late in 2006 and has continued to gain progressively in popularity, becoming the proven leader in its category. This year, the 2017…

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2017 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4×4 SuperCrew Test Drive

“2017 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4×4 SuperCrew” The Smartest, Toughest, Most Capable F-150 ever The Ford F-150, jokingly referred to by some as the “beer-can” truck because of its extensive utilization of aluminum in its body and bed construction mounted on a strong and light frame. The move to aluminum construction trimmed 700 plus pounds…

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2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE Test Drive

“2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE FWD” Refreshed C-Max debuts Titanium Trim Ford’s Blue Oval team continues their focus and commitment to accelerating to accelerating the constant quest for improved fuel economy, which began in 2013 with the introduction of two new C-Max models: the Ford C-Max Hybrid and Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid. The models…

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2017 Ford F-150 and Raptor

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Ford sells nearly 100 new Ford trucks every hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With numbers like that the Ford F-Series trucks are easily the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. and they have been for the last 35 years – if you only count trucks, they’ve been…

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi Platinum Test Drive

“2017 Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Electric Hybrid” Refreshed Fusion Energi adds Plush Platinum trim For a number of years, the Ford Fusion Energi Hybrid has been rated as one of the best plug-in hybrids available. That ranking could well become a thing of the past, as more and more manufacturers are producing entries in both…

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