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2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition Gets Refined Performance Gear, More Standard Features

While the impressive Focus RS is only two model years old, its chassis and platform is still based on the model’s current gen tech that debuted in 2012. In automotive terms, that means the entire model line is due for a generational update we’ll be getting for the 2019 model year. So while the 2018 Ford Focus RS will be the last of its ilk this generation, it’s coming back in 2019 even better than before. But not before the Blue Oval gives it the proper sendoff.

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2018 Ford F-150 Gets Long-Awaited Turbodiesel

The Ford F-150 has been ahead of the pack since its current generation launched in 2015, and with continuous improvements, that doesn’t look likely to change. In 2017, it leads the pack in towing, payload, and torque, and when the 2018 model goes on sale with its new 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V6, its towing abilities will grow, as will its efficiency.

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U.S. Army Veteran Earns Purple Heart and Ford’s Gratitude

A U.S. Army combat veteran named Marlene, was recently visiting Ford’s design studio in Detroit. MI. Marlene, who has suffered more than one IED injury, recently was given the Purple Heart. Ford also wanted to give back, honoring this military hero a beautiful, shiny new 2018 Ford Mustang! It was presented by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of the army veteran’s heroes.

 

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2017 Ford Explorer is Always Ready for Adventure


Do you want a great new car? If so, the 2017 Ford Explorer is a great option for you. Seating up to seven passengers, this is an SUV that has the room you need to take things to the next level. In addition, it can save you a lot of money on gas with all of the recent upgrades in technology.
 
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Ford is Turning Heads with the 2016 F-150


In 2016, Ford has taken the lead in the truck world with the F-150. The 2016 F-150 features an aluminum alloy body and steel frame that are military-grade; this truck is built to take hit after hit, all while staying efficient.

Its aluminum body reduces weight by up to 700 pounds, giving you an awesome power-to-weight ratio and better fuel economy. Ergonomics? Safety? The F-150 excels in both! Rated as a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick, it boasts an NHTSA 5-star overall crash rating. Let's mention the interior layout for just a minute--2016's models are ideal for both…
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Get Drifting in the Ford Focus RS


The Ford Focus RS is a great vehicle for people who love to drive fast. With the new technology upgrades in this vehicle, it is now easier than ever before to get to top speed. The Ford Focus RS also has a lot of drift capabilities, and if you want to take things to the next level, this is the car for you. Check out the video above to see all of the new upgrades that are being offered with this vehicle.
 
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2016 Ford Edge Has a Leg-Up in the Midsize Crossover Competition

It seems to us at NorthStar Ford that Autotrader reviewer, Jabari Jones, quite simply can't get enough of our esteemed American automaker's fleet. Last time we checked in with you, it was the brand's full-size SUV -- the Flex -- that was the recipient of Mr. Jones's affection.

This go-round, though, he's got Ford's midsize crossover -- the 2016 Edge -- in mind. Check the clip below to learn what he liked best:

No doubt the most performance-minded model of the bunch, the range-topping Sport iteration has definitely got it going on.

Standard equipment on this trim includes…

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Autotrader Explains What Makes the 2016 Ford Flex So Very Special

If it's a full-size crossover you're after for your next daily driver, your friends at NorthStar Ford have a funny feeling you'll find a whole lot to like about ours, the 2016 Ford Flex.

One part wagon, one part SUV and all parts astounding, the Flex most certainly warrants a closer look. Fortunately, that's just what our pal -- Autotrader critic, Jabari Jones -- is here today to provide. Get his take on the Flex in the clip below:

In base form, the Flex is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Good for an impressive 287 horsepower…

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2016 Ford Fusion Helps You Find Joy in Your Drive

Look, we certainly understand that a midsize sedan is never going to be confused for a luxury model but the new 2016 Ford Fusion comes closer than you'd ever expect!

The Ford Fusion is elevating the family sedan to previously unimaginable new heights. The Fusion offers confidence-inspiring performance and premium quality to improve your day to day driving experience. Of course, the Fusion's eye-catching style makes it the center of attention when you're behind the wheel!

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Did You Think New Car Smell Happened By Accident?

How would you describe new car smell? It's leathery, clean, and perhaps a bit chemical. Some drivers can't wait to break their car in so it goes away, while others love it so much, they purchase tree-shaped "new car smell" air fresheners

What makes new cars smell that way?

There are around 100 components that factor in to the odor profile of a vehicle's cabin. The resulting smell, however, is not just an accident.

Manufacturers like Ford carefully select cabin materials that offer the most pleasing fragrances.

Different drivers prefer different smells -- some like leathery odors, others…

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