In this review, I get into the 2020 Ford Ranger in its Lariat 4×4 package and talk about the hits and misses for this little truck. The Ranger is somewhat unique in that it gets compared to larger, more capable pickups and yet isn’t one of them and shouldn’t be confused with one. Instead, it’s a small, capable pickup with a mixture of car and truck attributes. Check it out.
*Editorial update: As commentators have pointed out, I was incorrect in stating that the Lariat trim is the middle trim for the Ranger. It is the top trim.
See the interior (2019 model) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZsQ_SvXUVc
Here’s me answering a question about the Ranger’s marketing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUjbo5UI1IZ-1Oq4gylz-8Vw&v=s7fFj70fw8c
The 2020 Ford Expedition is a big, well-made sport utility that straddles a line between being a traditional body-on-frame SUV and a more car-like crossover. With tons of interior room and excellent capability, it’s a solid choice in family hauling. In the FX4 off-road package, it’s also a great weekend getaway to wherever machine.
In this episode, Aaron talks about heavy duty pickups with Tim Esterdahl of PickupTruckTalk.com. The HD truck industry has changed a lot in the past couple of years and continues to make rapid developments in powertrains, comfort, and capability. Tim explains where things are and what’s coming soon, including information on the new electric HD truck from Bollinger and the upcoming Ford Tremor package, which will compete with the Ram Power Wagon in off-road prowess. That and more in this informative chat with Tim.
Find Tim at http://www.PickupTruckTalk.com
See Kristin’s interview with an engineer at GM about HD trucks here: https://drivemodeshow.com/2020/03/06/2020-gmc-sierra-towing-with-an-engineer-to-explain/
Like horsepower? Driving fast? Having your hair flip in your face because someone shoved down the throttle? Kristin rides with Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American and true performance lover. They talk fun times in cars, safe teen driving, why he married his wife, and why the unexpectedly good handling in the Shelby GT500 is, well, unexpected.
Ford unveiled the new Mustang Mach-E electric crossover to Texas at the Houston Auto Show. Presenting was Cristina Sanders, who heads up marketing for the new Mustang.
Cristina gives us a full walkthrough of the highlights of the Mach-E, including a quick look at the funky door handles and new interior. Ford is clearly proud of this new Mustang and it definitely shines on the Houston Auto Show floor.
A fan asked me a question about recent statements made by Ford’s COO regarding autonomous vehicles. Ford says that autonomous vehicles will likely only have a four-year lifespan. Why would they say that?! I got answers.