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Chevrolet Reveals Updated Traverse Ahead of New York Auto Show

A refreshed 2013 Chevrolet Traverse was revealed ahead of its debut next week at the New York Auto Show. The eight-passenger Traverse receives exterior and interior updates, as well as safety and technology upgrades, Chevrolet says in a press release. Along with its platform mates, the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, the 2013 Traverse will receive GM’s new center airbag as an option, which is designed to protect front-seat occupants during a side-impact collision. Since the center airbag is ... continue reading»

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2013 Ford Explorer Gains Sport Model

Ford is adding the 2013 Explorer Sport to the Explorer lineup later this year, and has designed the new model for shoppers who want an Explorer with a more powerful engine and a sportier interior and exterior. The 2013 Explorer Sport will feature a 3.5-liter V6 Ecoboost engine that can tow 5,000 pounds and will make at least 350 horsepower, Ford says in a press release. That’s 110 horsepower more than the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Ecoboost ... continue reading»

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2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost to Average 20/28 mpg

With the U.S. government and the Big Three’s consensus that a 54.5 mpg fleet average by 2025 is an obtainable goal, it’s no surprise that Ford is releasing more SUVs and trucks with higher fuel economy ratings. The 2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost is one of those models, and should average 20/28 mpg city/highway, according to Ford. The 2012 Explorer EcoBoost's 2.0-liter I4 engine delivers “V6 power with four-cylinder fuel efficiency,” according to ... continue reading»

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Cars of Summer: The Ford Explorer Goes Antiquing

For most people, summer means day trips, road trips, drives to the beach, festivals, fairs, visiting friends and commuting in the bright sunshine. This summer, U.S. News is putting the cars we test through their summer paces and giving you tips and advice for making the most of your summer driving. In this installment, the new 2011 Ford Explorer goes looking for old finds in the antique shops of New Hampshire. The 2011 Ford Explorer has all the ingredients ... continue reading»

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Ford to Offer Inflatable Seat Belts in Flex, Upcoming Lincoln Models

Ford raised its bar for safety earlier this year with the introduction of inflatable rear seat belts in the Explorer. Now the automaker plans to expand the technology by making inflatable belts optional in Ford Flex and select Lincoln vehicles set to hit dealer lots next summer. “This advanced restraint system is designed to help reduce head, neck and chest injuries for rear seat passengers, often children and older passengers who can be more vulnerable to such injuries,” says Sue ... continue reading»

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