Ford EcoSport — Driving small

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The 2018 Ford EcoSport is misnamed — it's not particularly economical and it isn't exceptionally sporty. But the sub-compact crossover, which entered the U.S. market this year — several years after being introduced in Europe — has a lot going for it in a growing and competitive segment. And it plugs a hole in Ford's ever-expanding crossover SUV lineup after the company announced it was casting off its passenger cars.

2018 Ford EcoSport

INDIANAPOLIS — In the fastest-growing automotive segment, Ford only had one entry.  Compact crossovers have become the new mid-size sedan as sub-compact crossovers supplant sub-compact cars.  Ford has the Escape crossover, but needed something a little smaller — a vehicle to compete with the Honda HR-V, Chevy Trax, and Subaru Crosstrek.  Fortunately, there was the little EcoSport being built in India and it arrives stateside for 2018.

Ford Expedition — All-new family hauler

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Recently Ford CEO Jim Hackett released a plan that would overhaul three-quarters of its North American lineup by 2020 focusing primarily on sport utility vehicles of all sizes and pickup trucks including the new mid-sized Ranger. It seems to us that Ford's upcoming transformation into primarily a truck brand got off the ground with the all-new full-sized 2018 Expedition.

Ford F-150 — Choices are plentiful

By David Finkelstein

For 2018, Ford Motor Company is making available its full-size F-150 pickup trucks in a number of trim levels in order to reach a broader customer base. The product mix includes XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and their very capable Raptor. The Raptor half-ton-rated truck has a revised robust design with bolder styling and with the use of its high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and cargo storage box.

Ford F-250 Super Duty — Loaded with features

By David Finkelstein

When it comes to meeting the needs of the commercial industry, building trades, towing and the everyday tasks that ranchers and farmers confront, the choice of a work truck is extremely critical. Having said that, Ford Motor Company meets these needs with a variety of vehicles including the all new 2017 F-250 Super Duty series of vehicles.

Ford Fusion Sport — Family sedan muscle

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

It's been more than 50 years since big horsepower started showing up in family sedans. In 1963, the Ford-Chevy horsepower war heated up to the extent that the Ford Galaxie family sedan could be ordered with a variety of big engines including the brutish 427 cubic inch V-8 packing a whopping 425 horsepower.

Ford F-350 — Heavy duty truck king

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Not only has Ford been the half-ton pickup sales champion for nearly 40 years, it has been the leader in heavy duty pickup sales since it entered the market in 1999 with its first F-Series Super Duty. The outstanding new 2017 heavy duty lineup is sure to continue its phenomenal success with one of the most technologically advanced pickup in segment history.

Ford F-150 Raptor — A livable off-road warrior

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

A tremendous amount of copy has been written about the off-road exploits of the Ford F-150 Raptor since its inception in 2008, including its success in the Baja 1000, one of the most grueling endurance races in the world that winds through a Mexican desert littered with boulders and dry creek beds. The in-your-face Raptor has proven to be the epitome of off-road prowess.

Ford Focus RS — Red-hot hatchback

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

There are three levels of Focus vehicles starting with the standard version propelled by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder making 160 horsepower. That's a good number in the popular compact segment. But if you want more, you can go to the Focus ST with 252 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. If Ford had stopped there it would still be ahead of the game. But why stop there…

Ford Fusion Energi — 21 miles of all-electric

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The Ford Fusion is a stylish and well-built mid-sized sedan that features a variety of engine options; but the most intriguing powertrain for us is the Fusion Energi Hybrid Plug-In that delivers 21 miles on pure electric and very competent performance when the hybrid system switches over to the gas engine.