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2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Chevy Cruze

Hidden Power In The Ford Focus

The Ford Focus isn't the type of car that you would not initially expect to be a high performance racer. It looks like a small family car with just enough power to get around the city without struggling. It is why so many people choose the Ford Focus in the first place: small, tight maneuvering [...]

Ford Trucks

The Future Of The F-150

Ford Motor Company takes a lot of pride in its F-150 and its entire lineup of Ford Trucks. Coming from a great heritage of well-built, reliable pickup trucks, the modern-day F-150 offers a high level of performance, value, safety, and comfort that did not exist a few decades ago. In fact, if you go back [...]

AutoInfluence Podcast

While sensibilities have certainly changed over the past quarter-of-a-century (let alone the last decade) there are a number of us who remember a time when roads, streets and highways were primarily ruled by the classic sedan. The staple of any automaker’s lineup, sedans were as appealing to executives as they were accommodating to families. A time [...]

2018 Ford Escape

Sport utility vehicles, or SUVs, often get a bad reputation as gas-guzzling, oversized, and audacious. The truth is, they are sensible vehicles for both families and outdoor enthusiasts alike. With a plethora of passenger space and cargo space, they provide comfort and convenience on the go. Whether you’re a weekend kayaker or a soccer mom, [...]


Keeping Your Eye on the F-150

For anyone visiting their Ford Dealership of choice, it’s hard to turn a blind eye to Ford’s lineup of F-Series trucks. And for any enthusiasts who stay up to speed on developments within that lineup in recent years, the real question is: why would you want to? Bottom-line: the F-Series reigns supreme, not only as [...]


  If you’re searching Ford dealerships near you, it’s fairly safe to say that you’re searching with something particular in mind. Likely having performed a fair amount of due diligence, you probably have a particular model, trim level and model year in mind. Perhaps you’re looking to buy new; perhaps you’re looking for something used, [...]


What We Know About the 2019 Ford Ranger

It’s almost here… and we can’t flipping wait. Ford has already started to tout the various amenities and capabilities that will be included in the brand-new 2019 Ford Ranger. While it’s going to take some time until this nameplate finally starts to hit dealership lots, you can’t blame us for anticipating the release. Details are [...]


A Guide To The 2018 Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is a mid-size crossover SUV that is manufactured by Ford Motor Company. The first generation Ford Edge was produced in 2006 and released as a 2007 model. Upon its release, the Edge was available in three trim options; SE, SEL, and Limited. In 2008, the Sport trim level debuted at the Chicago [...]


When writing about the 2018 Ford Taurus, I’m almost immediately influenced by my own (admittedly limited) experience with Ford's mainstay sedan. Growing up, in the early 90’s, my older sister had a black Ford Taurus. If my memory serves me correctly, it was a ’91 that she picked up after a quick trade-in and drove [...]


Finding the Silver Lining in the Ford EcoSport

  So, I was asked to share my thoughts on the 2018 Ford EcoSport, the enduring subcompact that is finally being introduced to the U.S. after fifteen years of gaining popularity in other countries. Let me begin by saying that I wanted to offer a thoughtful endorsement. I really wanted to. But I’m afraid that [...]