2021 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks l Review

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks

The problem with crossovers is that they are just too similar. You can recognize the silhouette of today’s most popular vehicle segment from a mile away, but you can’t always tell which one it is. I’m sure I could lean over and look out the window and see several parked nearby, well in addition to […]

2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost King Ranch: All hat, no cattle

F-150 King Ranch PowerBoost front view

The hype is strong for this PowerBoost King Ranch F-150. This is the first real full-on attempt to create a hybrid pickup truck. In an era where fuel economy and emissions regulations are ever-tightening, the popularity of full-size trucks and SUVs continues to grow. In addition, the physical size of these vehicles continues to expand as well. Larger […]

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Review: The Best All-Around Car I’ve Ever Driven

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

You read that title right. A six-time Ford Mustang owner and auto-journalist-type just said that a crossover EV is the best all-arounder he’s ever driven. No, I didn’t say it’s the best all-around electric vehicle I’ve ever driven, although that’s true as well. I also didn’t say it’s the best crossover I’ve driven, though true […]

2020 Ford F-250 Tremor: I also don’t get it, but I love it

2021 Ford F-250 Tremor

I’ll say this up front, I’ve never owned a pickup truck. It’s just about the only major vehicle type I haven’t owned. It’s not that I have anything against them, I actually like them, I’ve just never had the need for one. This is the eternal pickup truck quandary, the actual “need” for a truck […]

Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks: Not a Badlands, but still good!

Ford Bronco Sport off road

We already know the Ford Bronco Sport Badlands is a great little machine. But I didn’t expect to feel the same way about non-Badlands models. I’m wrong… the less-powerful, less-capable Bronco Sport models? Those are good too! I learned this after spending a week with the Bronco Sport Outer Banks and its plucky little 1.5-liter […]

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – First Drive: On Road and the Track

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 on the road

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is here to fill a hole in the lineup. And it’s one hell of a plug. Gone is the GT350. You can’t afford a GT500. And the Bullitt is fine… but you want more and you’re sick of Highland Green (not really, but play along). The Mach 1 is […]

Ford Mustang Mach-E: Forget the name, enjoy the machine

Ford Mustang Mach-E review

Ford didn’t need to call it the Mustang Mach-E… but they did, so let’s deal with that. What we have is a good electric vehicle with Mustang-esque design elements. And if you automatically discount it simply because it has pony badges, you’re doing yourself a disservice. The Mach-E is really good. And we can’t wait […]

Ford F-150 PowerBoost: The hybrid work site command center

The 2021 Ford F-150 Powerboost is a hybrid pickup truck. It pairs a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine with an electric motor and battery pack to deliver power and driving range. You can still tow and haul plenty, but you can also power up your work site when you need to thanks to the onboard power […]

Quick Spin: Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 ford mustang mach-e premium front red

It must be a sign of my age. The more I learn about electric vehicles, the more I realize how little I know. Based on my experience, the best way to learn about anything is to get some background, and then is to just jump into it. So when an opportunity to finally drive the […]

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R – Last Roar of a Legend

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Heritage Edition

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is a wicked machine. There’s a flat-plane-cranking 5.2-liter V8 engine under the hood making 526 horsepower, tremendous noise, and perfect emotions. Put your right hand down and you’ll find a real-deal manual gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels. And spits out that power through a set of […]