Smaller doesn't always mean more efficient. Ford's Focus compact gets virtually identical mileage that the Fiesta subcompact does.
Latest installment of Monitor writer Mark Clayton's quest to buy a plug-in car: There are more than a dozen plug-in vehicles, but high costs and the lack of availability quickly narrow down the choices.
2013 Ford Escape will dress up like a crossover this year. The auto company says that this new 2013 Ford Escape will appeal to a younger car shopper.
Compact cars will be built in greater numbers this year as automakers cater to penny-pinching consumers. Companies also hope to eat into sales of Toyota, Honda compact cars.
Fuel-efficient cars – like Chevy's Cruze, Hyundai's Elantra, and Ford's Focus – led an estimated 19 percent car sales increase in April. GM says rising gas prices started pushing drivers into fuel-efficient cars in March.
Ford due to report earnings before the market opens. Besides Ford, Coca-Cola and UPS will report earnings.