Last year we had the opportunity to drive loads of F-150’s during the lockdown. What has that got to do with the Ranger? Well, 99% of the people we talk to always say: “Why would you buy/lease a Ranger when it’s almost the same price as the F-150?” As someone that’s got plenty of experience driving both, it’s a no-brainer for me (and the wife) the Ranger wins every single time. It’s the better and more usable size of the two. It’s easier to drive, park and get in and out of. Unless you are towing big heavy trailers all the time, or you need a LOT of passenger space in the back, there is no need for you to get the F-150 over the Ranger.
It’s been a while since we drove an Escape Hybrid – 13 years to be exact! Partly it was because Ford discontinued the hybrid version, and partly because we never came away from the experience overly impressed. I just went back and re-read my article and it was less than complimentary (sorry Ford) about the interior plastics among other things. One thing is for sure, Ford has definitely improved enormously in the past few years when it comes to the plastics in most of their vehicles.
Chevrolet has just revealed the Silverado EV, the latest addition to GM’s Ultium-powered EV lineup, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday. #ces2022
Last year we had the opportunity to drive loads of F-150’s. During the lockdown we were helping my brother-in-law, who works as the sales manager at the local Ford dealership, move trucks to/from other dealerships, so we’ve got plenty of experience with them. We’ve driven the entire range and have our favourite versions with the options we would pick if we were buying one.
Late last month Hyundai revealed the U.S. specs on the 2022 IONIQ 5 that will be available this fall, with a larger rollout coming in 2022. While closely related to the Kia EV6, they are very different crossover EV’s.
Kia officially unveiled their EV6 crossover in March, but no prices were announced at that time. It is scheduled to go on sale in the second half of 2021 – probably in the fall. Now we have the prices coming out of South Korea, with estimates converted to $U.S.
Love or hate minivans, you have to admit they are the most underrated vehicle on the road today. They are far more adaptable and useful than every CUV/SUV, and looking at the interior numbers of the 2020 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon – it’s got more cargo and passenger room than the much larger Ford Explorer!
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We’ve had an interesting week… first we got to spend some behind the wheel of the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, and then 2 days later we had the opportunity to take the Ford Mustang Mach-E – Ford’s first-ever 100% electric vehicle, and the All-New Bronco Sport Big Bend out for a spin. With COVID continuing to put a stranglehold on my usual manufacturer-supplied test vehicles, I really appreciate Grimsby Ford providing me the opportunity for this all too brief, but very enjoyable test-drive. While we only got a quick spin around the block, these are two very impressive vehicles. Stay tuned for a full-blown road test in the future.)
For a number of years I’ve been trying to get a Tesla for a test drive, but their media people have been AWOL – even when I had their actual email address, I was ignored. So how did we get this test drive? Patience really. I signed up on their website for a Tesla Test Drive Event – where they actually come to you – or close to you, and let you get behind the wheel of the vehicle of your choice for 30 minutes or so. Since I’m an Auto Journalist, I took the opportunity and asked to drive both the 3 and the Y so I could write an article, and they were happy to oblige!