Head to Heads & Advice 

The Top 5 Crossovers with 3rd Row Seating at Its Best

Sometimes the two front rows just don’t cover it. For adventurous families who love to explore and travel, a crossover with 3rd row seating is critical to the comfort and functionality of those ventures. It’s a hard toss-up at times to choose between ample storing and ample seating, but in the case of these five outstanding crossovers you get the best of both worlds.   The 2015 Toyota Highlander  With a reputation for reliability, this seven-passenger Highlander has already won itself a positive name in the crossover market. Since the…

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Ford Explorer vs Honda Pilot Automotive News 

Face-off Friday: 2016 Ford Explorer vs 2016 Honda Pilot

In recent years, the Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot have been very popular crossovers amongst families in the market for new vehicles. Both competing models have also undergone a number of changes for the 2016 model year including a new design, new powertrain choices, new technology features and new upgrades that will attract many family shoppers. The Honda Pilot has built a solid fan base since its debut in the United States in 2002 as a 2003 mode year. The Ford Explorer underwent a huge overhaul during its major upgrade…

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Test Drive Reviews 

Used Car Review: 2011 Ford Explorer Limited FWD

2011 Ford Explorer Specifications: Style: Crossover SUV Seating Capacity: 2+3+2 Condition: Certified Pre-Owned Original Base Price: $37,535 As-Tested CPO Price: $31,991 Engine: 3.5L V-6 290 hp, 255 lb-ft Transmission: six-speed automatic Cargo Capacity: 80.7 cubic feet Curb Weight: 4,432 pounds Fuel Economy: 17 city / 25 hwy / 20 combined =========== The Ford Explorer was one of the pivotal SUVs that helped launch the SUV craze in the 1990s, but as fuel prices climbed throughout most of the last decade, automakers began to rethink bulky, body-on-frame SUVs. Looking to improve efficiency…

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AutoNation’s Top 10 Cars To Look Forward To in 2015

The year 2014 is behind us so it’s only right that we take a look at the exciting new vehicles that will grace your local AutoNation stores in 2015. We’ve already seen some of the new vehicles that will hit stores in 2015 at the 2014 LA Auto Show, however, some of them will make their world debuts at the upcoming 2015 Detroit Auto Show later this month. In putting together the list, we focused on vehicles that we believe will generate the most buzz this year including the Ford…

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2016 Ford Explorer Automotive News 

2014 LA: 2016 Ford Explorer gets 2.3L EcoBoost and Platinum Series

At the 2014 LA Auto Show, Ford unveiled the 2016 Explorer with even more technology, an available 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine and an all-new Platinum series. “Explorer helped define how the world thinks about SUVs,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president and chief technical officer, Global Product Development. “Explorer is the centerpiece of Ford’s global utility vehicle lineup because it delivers an ideal combination of form and function. And with 7 million already sold, nearly everyone has an Explorer story.” While we expected the new Explorer to get a…

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