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2020 Ford Explorer SUV earns Top Safety Pick+; Lincoln Aviator nabs TSP award

2020 Ford Explorer HybridThe 2020 Ford Explorer three-row SUV has earned a Top Safety Pick+, which is the highest safety rating from the insurance company-funded IIHS, the automaker announced Monday. The mechanically related 2020 Lincoln Aviator earned a Top Safety Pick award. Both three-row crossover SUVs failed to earn the rating in earlier testing because the vehicles...

2021 Ford Ranger

2021 Ford Ranger equipped with Tremor Off-Road PackageWhat kind of truck is the 2021 Ford Ranger? What does it compare to? Mid-size pickups like the 2021 Ford Ranger are Swiss Army vehicles—minus the bottle opener and toothpick. They’re right-sized for city streets but offer an open bed and quickly fill our social calendars with friends needing help to move. The Ranger competes against...

2021 Lincoln Aviator

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand TouringWhat kind of car is the 2021 Lincoln Aviator? It’s a large luxury crossover SUV with up to seven seats. It sits between the smaller Corsair and bigger Navigator in the Lincoln lineup, and compares to SUVs such as the Cadillac XT6 and Audi Q7. Is the Lincoln Aviator a good car? We think it’s very good in the more affordable versions...

2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Ford ExplorerWhat kind of SUV is the 2021 Ford Explorer? What does it compare to? Built for families, or best for a crowd—with a bevy of gear, the 2021 Ford Explorer is a three-row SUV with room to grow. It competes against a slew of family dream machines including the Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride, Subaru Ascent, Toyota Highlander, and Chevy Traverse. Is...

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019The 2020 Ford Explorer represents more than a mere evolution of the Explorer’s family-meets-outdoors template; with the first major redesign given to this mainstream, mid-size family SUV in nine model years, it follows a completely different game plan. What’s different? Just about everything but a few familiar design cues. With the...