Ford was early to abandon the mid-size pickup truck market by killing the Ranger in the U.S., and now it's getting back in late — the category has heated up with new and redesigned entries. But the brand has at least one new thing to brag about: When the 2019 Ranger hits dealers in January, Ford claims its fuel efficiency bests any mid-size pickup with a gasoline engine. … [Read more...] about EcoBoost Gets Ego Boost: Ford Claims Bragging Rights for Ranger MPG
More details are emerging on the refreshed 2019 Porsche Macan, an SUV for which updates were first announced in the summer. Porsche shared details Monday on the Macan S, a variant that slots between the base Macan and all but certainly a few high-performance editions to follow. Not that the Macan S is low-performance, with a new turbocharged V-6 that increases power for 2019. … [Read more...] about S, Please! Porsche Hits Gas on Sport Variant of Refreshed 2019 Macan
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 400 model-year 2019 Honda Pilot SUVs and Ridgeline pickup trucks The Problem: The mounting holes for the clip that secures the right center pillar trim panel may be larger than intended. In the event of a crash necessitating right side curtain airbag deployment, the clip may not hold the center pillar trim panel in position and may potentially … [Read more...] about 2019 Honda Pilot, Ridgeline: Recall Alert
2018 Ford Explorer; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in November 2016 about the 2017 Ford Explorer. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2018, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. With its capable powertrain, ample room and rugged exterior, the Ford … [Read more...] about How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Ford Explorer?
Adequate illumination by new-car headlights is getting more attention these days, but you also should know that if you don't take care of your headlights, you can end up with up to about 80 percent less light for night driving than you left the dealer lot with, according to new research from AAA. Related: Report: Headlights Improving, But Most Base Models Still in the … [Read more...] about Headlight Deterioration Could Leave You Flying Blind