Tag: Ford

1966 Chevy Corvette
Classics Series

Just Another Day in the Garage…

One of the fun things about writing this column is that from issue to issue, I never know exactly what I will encounter on a visit to Jim’s Classic Garage in Gig Harbor. This month is a great example. In the shop was … read more

1922 Ford Model T Runabout
Classics Series

1922 Ford Model T Runabout — Restoring a True American Classic

“You can have it in any color you want — as long as it’s black.” Those were the immortal words of Henry Ford when asked by a reporter about color choices for the Model T at its introduction back in 1908. Ford was … read more

Flash Drive

2017 Ford F350

Model Tested: 2017 Ford F350 Super Duty 4×4 Crew Cab King Ranch Engine: 6.7-liter Power Stroke Diesel V-8, 440 horsepower 925 lb-ft torque Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel-drive EPA Rating: fuel economy ratings not required for 1-ton diesels Base Price: $58,650 As Tested: … read more

2017 Ford Escape
Autos

2017 Ford Escape — Refreshed, it Delivers

Model Tested: 2017 Ford Escape SE all-wheel drive Engine: 1.5-liter EcoBoost Transmission: 6-speed automatic EPA Ratings: 22/city, 28/highway, 24/combined Base Price: $26,850 As Tested: $30,830 Overview: The refreshed 2017 Ford Escape is unlike most compact crossovers. Its rakish styling; more responsive steering; and … read more

Flash Drive

2017 Ford Fusion Energi

Model Tested: 2017 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium Engine: 2.0-liter I-4+electric, 141 horsepower (188 hp combined) 129 lb-ft torque Transmission: Electronic CVT automatic, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 42 mpg gas only/97 mpg electricity+gasoline Base Price: $34,120 As Tested: $37,690 Performance: Outstanding fuel economy in electric … read more

Flash Drive

Flash Drive 2016 Ford Explorer

Model Tested: 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum 4WD Engine: 3.5-liter V-6 gas Ecoboost turbocharged, 365 horsepower 350 lb-ft torque Transmission: 6-speed automatic, four-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway/18 mpg combined Base Price: $52,970 As Tested: $54,760 Performance: Very strong twin turbocharged Ecoboost … read more

Flash Drive

2016 Ford F-150

Model Tested: 2016 Ford F-150 4×4 Supercrew Lariat Engine: 3.5-liter V-6 gas Ecoboost turbocharged, 365 horsepower 420 lb-ft torque Transmission: 6-speed automatic, four-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway/18 mpg combined Base Price: $45,730 As Tested: $59,645 Performance: Impressive V-8 performance from … read more

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