Ford reviews

All-new Ford Explorer raises bar for SUVs

3:02 PM EST, January 3, 2011

Text Drive: 2011 Ford Explorer

All-new Ford Explorer raises bar for SUVs

Numbers don't lie: There's no denying that the Ford Explorer, introduced in 1990, was an enormous success, quickly becoming — year after year — the top-selling SUV. The four-door, V-6-powered sport utility vehicle filled an enormous hole in Ford's lineup, as the models that preceded it, the Bronco and smaller Bronco II, were never offered with rear doors.

2011 Ford Explorer is a tech-heavy SUV more suited to on-road adventures

December 16, 2010

2011 Ford Explorer is a tech-heavy SUV more suited to on-road adventures

Confronted with rock-strewn hills, or pavement that is flat, straight and most likely located in Illinois, drivers of vehicles that easily switch between two- and four-wheel drive should know which button to choose.

Car review: 2011 Ford Mustang

Car review: 2011 Ford Mustang

The debate over whether the Ford Mustang should be called a muscle car or a sports car is a long-standing -- and pointless -- one, but I think the 2011 model's new drivetrains and chassis refinements give fodder to both sides of the argument.

Nothing fancy about 2010 Ford Transit Connect, but it does what it needs to

January 3, 2010

Test Drive: 2010 Ford Transit Connect review

Jim Mateja: Nothing fancy about 2010 Ford Transit Connect, but it does what it needs to

Quiet?

Taurus redo aims to recapture early success

August 2, 2009

Test Drive: 2010 Ford Taurus Limited AWD

Jim Mateja: Taurus redo aims to recapture early success

Taurus captivated the public with its weird styling when introduced for 1986 and captured the auto sales crown from the Honda Accord.

Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS get a needed boost

November 22, 2009

Test Drive: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO AWD

Jim Mateja: Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS get a needed boost

Ford Motor Co., has a solution for those who like the Taurus and Lincoln MKS but would be happier if the sedans could motor from the light at full speed.

September 6, 2009

Steven Cole Smith: 2010 Ford Taurus review: The best Taurus since 1986

There's a meaty master's thesis for some MBA candidate in the history, and historic mismanagement, of the Ford Taurus, which launched to overwhelming praise for the 1986 model year and has sagged since.

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