The Ford Motor Company has been an intrinsic part of both American industry and society since shortly after its launch in 1903. With one of the earliest applications of mass production in the auto industry, founder Henry Ford brought transportation to the masses with his Model T; elevated automotive design with its successor, the Model A; and brought efficiency to the farm with the Fordson tractor and F-Series pickup. During World War II Ford was a significant part of America's Arsenal of Democracy, but in the war's aftermath found itself losing market share against a dominant GM and surging Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge. A reorganization by the founder's grandson, Henry Ford II, reestablished Ford in both the U.S. market and overseas. The rebound was fully established with competitive product, while wins in competition provided the automaker with a high-performance exclamation point.

Of the three U.S. automakers confronting the economic downturn in 2008, Ford was the only one to not accept government handouts or loan guarantees. Having mortgaged everything - including the brand's iconic logo - Ford worked toward a more efficient melding of its international offerings. To that end the U.S. consumer now enjoys a fully competitive midsize Fusion, an efficient and attractive Focus hatchback and the fun-to-drive Fiesta. Ford's most popular model is - by a large margin - its F-Series pickup, while any variant of its Mustang ponycar is the most fun to drive. Shelby variants of the Mustang, along with heavily optioned versions of the F-Series, are the Ford lineup's most expensive.


2018 Ford Mustang
2018 Ford Mustang
MSRP:
$25,585
Engine:
2.3L I-4
MPG:
21 City / 31 HWY
2018 Ford Fusion
2018 Ford Fusion
MSRP:
$22,120
Engine:
2.5L I-4
MPG:
21 City / 32 HWY
2018 Ford F-150
2018 Ford F-150
MSRP:
$27,380
Engine:
3.3L V-6
MPG:
20 City / 25 HWY
2018 Ford Escape
2018 Ford Escape
MSRP:
$23,850
Engine:
2.5L I-4
MPG:
21 City / 29 HWY
2017 Ford Transit-250
2017 Ford Transit-250
MSRP:
$32,560
Engine:
3.7L V-6
MPG:
N/A
2017 Ford Explorer
2017 Ford Explorer
MSRP:
$31,660
Engine:
3.5L V-6
MPG:
17 City / 24 HWY
Ford Special Service Plug-In Hybrid for non-pursuit law enforcement

Ford plug-in hybrid police car debuts

The Ford Fusion Energi gets dressed up as the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan for police and government officials.
U.S. rejects Ford bid to delay airbag recall of 3 million vehicles

10 million U.S. vehicles and 18.5 million faulty Takata airbag inflators remain unrepaired

Only about a third of inflators have been replaced out of 65 million worldwide.
Can't get a Ford GT? You can at least get a Ford GT watch

GT owners can get a special version to match their cars.

They're inspired by the Ford GT and GT40.
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2010 Ford Focus
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2017 Ford Mustang
$96,300 / 650 miles / CA
The Blue Oval's Best | 2017 Ford GT First Drive
A complete test drive review of the Ford GT, the Blue Oval's modern supercar. We test it during track and road drives, looking at its power and technology.
A legend reborn | 2016 Shelby GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary Edition First Drive
We drive a Superformance continuation GT40 that recreates the Le Mans-winning car raced by Shelby American. It's like stepping into racing history.
2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty First Drive
Ford's heavy-duty pickups get new aluminum cabs and bodywork, more power, and plenty of new convenience features focused at buyers who want to tow the most.
Ford expands door latch recall by 1.5 million cars

This recall expansion brings the total number of affected cars to nearly 2.4 million.
Ford recalling 830,000 vehicles to replace side door latches

The recall affects cars from 2012 to 2016 and is aimed at specific states.
NHTSA probing Ford Explorers on reports of exhaust fumes in the cabin

There have been over 150 complaints from owners of the 2011 to 2015 Explorer.