Long-term test cars

It’s our opinion that the Tesla Model Y is the benchmark for small electric SUVs. Now that we’ve bought one, we’re putting it to the test.

We Bought a 2021 Tesla Model Y

It’s our opinion that the Tesla Model Y is the benchmark for small electric SUVs. Now that we’ve bought one, we’re putting it to the test.
When equipped with the Max Trailer Tow Package, the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid is rated to tow up to 12,700 pounds — here’s a summary of what we’ve towed so far.

Here's Everything We've Towed With Our 2021 Ford F-150 ...

When equipped with the Max Trailer Tow Package, the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid is rated to tow up to 12,700 pounds — here’s a summary of what we’ve towed so far.
We went with a hybrid bedliner of sorts that combines the best aspects of a drop-in bedliner — though much better executed — with a 3/8-inch-thick rubber mat for the floor.

We Rejected Drop-in and Spray-In Bedliners for Our Ford ...

We went with a hybrid bedliner of sorts that combines the best aspects of a drop-in bedliner — though much better executed — with a 3/8-inch-thick rubber mat for the floor.
One of the selling points of the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid is its impressive EPA-estimated gas mileage of 25/26/25 mpg city/highway/combined for rear-wheel-drive versions and 24/24/24 mpg for ...

What Is Our 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid’s Average MPG Over ...

One of the selling points of the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid is its impressive EPA-estimated gas mileage of 25/26/25 mpg city/highway/combined for rear-wheel-drive versions and 24/24/24 mpg for ...
A semitractor-trailer tire exploded in front of our 2021 Ford F-150, sending debris into the lane and forcing Cars.com’s Aaron Bragman into a split-second decision.

What Not to Do When Towing: Don’t Swerve for Debris

A semitractor-trailer tire exploded in front of our 2021 Ford F-150, sending debris into the lane and forcing Cars.com’s Aaron Bragman into a split-second decision.
One feature in our 2021 Ford F-150 Limited hybrid we thought would be an important one to test is the 7.2-kilowatt Pro Power Onboard system, which allows the F-150 to be used as a generator.

Game Changer: Using Ford F-150’s Pro Power Onboard for ...

One feature in our 2021 Ford F-150 Limited hybrid we thought would be an important one to test is the 7.2-kilowatt Pro Power Onboard system, which allows the F-150 to be used as a generator.
Trailer towing mirrors aren’t offered for Ford’s top Limited trim on the 2021 F-150 pickup truck, so what are your alternatives?

You Can’t Get Towing Mirrors on a 2021 F-150 Limited, So ...

Trailer towing mirrors aren’t offered for Ford’s top Limited trim on the 2021 F-150 pickup truck, so what are your alternatives?
Our long-term 2021 Ford F-150 has been in our hands for approximately seven months and driven over 7,000 miles. Here are our updates.

With 7,000 Miles on Our 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid, What Do We ...

Our long-term 2021 Ford F-150 has been in our hands for approximately seven months and driven over 7,000 miles. Here are our updates.
One mystery of our 2021 Ford F-150’s Bang & Olufsen audio system was where the deep, well-controlled bass could be coming from in what appeared to be a wide-open cab.

What's So Special About the 2021 Ford F-150’s Bang & ...

One mystery of our 2021 Ford F-150’s Bang & Olufsen audio system was where the deep, well-controlled bass could be coming from in what appeared to be a wide-open cab.
How well can our 2021 Ford F-150 Limited crew cab handle family road-trip duty? We put it to the test to find out.

Is the 2021 Ford F-150 a Good Family Road-Trip Vehicle?

How well can our 2021 Ford F-150 Limited crew cab handle family road-trip duty? We put it to the test to find out.