Ford Explorer News
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Ford Motor Co.'s profit last year plunged by more than $3.6 billion, weighed down by slowing U.S. sales, the cost of a botched SUV launch and some big pension expenses. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker said it made $47 million in 2019, down from a $3.68 billion profit a year earlier. For the fourth quarter the company lost $1.7 billion, or 42 cents per share, hit by $2.2 billion in one-time pension costs.
It's not as silly as the Durango SRT, and it hustles and hauls.
Without fuel economy stats, this hybrid leaves an imperfect impression.
The new Explorer's on-road balance and abundant power stand out.