2014 Ford F-150 with Available CNG Option

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The 2014 Ford F-150 will be the first pickup truck with the CNG option.

Ford will be the first manufacturer to offer a Compressed Natural Gas option for a half-ton pickup truck.

As announced this week, the 2014 Ford F-150 will have an option for a compressed natural gas powered model. Natural gas has become an increasingly popular choice as an alternative to traditional gas. There is an abundance of Natural Gas in this area, and it’s also a lot cheaper than traditional petroleum. According to a

release from Ford, CNG sells for an average of $2.11 per gallon of gasoline equivalent, and is as low as $1 in some parts of the country. The natural average for unleaded regular fuel on July 31, 2013 is $3.66 per gallon.

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Ford Cars Dominate Brand-Loyalty List

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Forbes has compiled a list of the top 10 most brand-loyal cars from market data by Experian Automotive.

The Fiesta, Fusion, Flex, Edge, Taurus, and Focus all made the list.

Ford has a history of quality vehicles so it is no surprise that they have dominated the list for brand-loyalty. From the Flex to the Taurus, Ford owners know what they want and are confident Ford will deliver.

Review: 2014 Ford Fiesta

The 2014 Ford Fiesta features best in class 41 MPG.

The 2014 Ford Fiesta features best in class 41 MPG.

The 2014 Ford Fiesta returns with best in class fuel economy, an innovative engine and an all new style. The driver seeking something fun and fuel efficient should fall in love with this Fiesta.

When you’re thinking about the Fiesta, you should start with the fuel economy. Your 2014 Ford Fiesta will get up to 41 MPG, the only subcompact to get more than 40 MPG according to Ford. Achieve 41 MPG when you choose the Super Fuel Economy Package, which includes the 1.6 liter engine and PowerShift automatic transmission.

Under the hood, the Fiesta does feature an optional new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The new EcoBoost engine was already named the “International Engine of the Year Award,” by a panel of 87 automotive journalists. The new engine received the highest score of any engine in the 15-year history of the awards.

But even though it’s small, the EcoBoost engine doesn’t disappoint. Ford says the Fiesta produces 123 horsepower, claiming that it delivers more power for its size than even the Lamborghini Aventador. Learn more: Ford engines are getting smarter.

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Honda Accord, Civic Named Best Sedans Under $25k

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The 2013 Honda Civic is KBB’s best compact sedan under $25K

The Honda Accord and Honda Civic have been named the best sedans under $25K, according to Kelley Blue Book.

The redesigned Honda Accord was No. 1 overall on the list, and when you test drive it you’ll see why. Honda made great upgrades to this year’s Accord, adding improved fuel economy, all new styling and a great set of standard features. All new Accords come with a rearview camera, Bluetooth, duel climate control, alloy wheels, automatic headlights and chrome door handles.

Make sure you also check out the all-new blind spot camera. Similar to a backup camera, this new technology displays what’s happening in your blind spot when you flip the right turn signal. Read and watch the entire review of the 2013 Honda Accord.

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Craig Waikem, Internet Department Featured in Automotive News

Craig Waikem and the Waikem Internet Department were featured in Automotive News' 40 under 40 edition.

Craig Waikem and the Waikem Internet Department were featured in Automotive News’ 40 under 40 edition.

Craig Waikem and the Waikem Auto Family’s cutting-edge internet department was featured in Automotive News’ 40 under 40 special edition.

Waikem, the BDC and Internet Director at the Waikem Auto Family, was one of 40 people under the age of 40 nationwide to be featured in this section.

Craig is 28 years old and the thrid generation of the family-owned business on the Stark Auto Mile between Canton and Massillon.

“At a dealership where he works alongside his dad, two uncles and two cousins, Craig Waikem is making a name for himself,” Auto News says of Waikem.

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Review: 2014 Subaru Outback

The 2014 Subaru Outback builds off last year’s updated model. With some new features at each trim level and the continued reputation of safety, the Outback is still one of the top picks.

The Outback had a big update last year, so there’s just some slight updates in 2014. So what’s new? The 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium model now comes with heated seats. The 2.5i Premium also comes with features including 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer, power seats, and leather steering wheel.

The 2.5i Premium also features available options that include a backup camera and navigation, options previously reserved only for the only the more expensive limited trim.

Add in the new heated seats, and this is a lot of car.

Subaru’s EyeSight Safety Technology is now an available offer on the 2.5i Premium. EyeSight was introduced in 2013 and this is a great new tech system that integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning.

WATCH OUR VIDEO: 2014 SUBARU OUTBACK

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Review: 2013 Ford Expedition

The 2013 Ford Expedition remains one of the best vehicles for hauling a boat, hauling large cargo or hauling your kids around town.

The 2013 Expedition is one of the last vehicles to carry the traditional four-bar designed grille and has the classic Ford look. The Expedition has always been the top choice for those seeking a lot of space. You can fit up to 8 people on the inside, but when cargo needs are greater than people needs, simply fold down the seats. Then the Expedition becomes a makeshift moving van with up to 108.3 cubic feet on the Expedition and 130.8 on the Expedition Extended Length.

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Quicklane of Perry Township wins Reader’s Choice Award

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Quicklane of Perry Township is the best service center in Northeast Ohio, according to the reader’s of the Canton Repository.

Quicklane of Perry Township on Lincoln Way was selected as the Best Oil Change, Best Brake Service and Best Repair Facility in the annual awards selected by the Stark and Summit County readers of the Canton Repository.

The newly renovated Quicklane of Perry Township  features 8 new service bays, including some devoted to heavy duty trucks.

Readers choice

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Fails Safety Test: Now What?

The redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 has received a rating of “poor’ in the IIHS small overlap test.

According to Automotive News, this test simulates what happens when a driver crashes the left front quarter of a vehicle into an object such as a tree, telephone pole or another car. Small overlap test examines how well a vehicle handles 40-mph frontal collisions.

According to IIHS and Automotive News, the RAV4’s driver’s space was “seriously compromised by intruding structure, and the dummy’s left foot was trapped by crushed and buckled sheet metal in the footwell.”

The institute also said the seat belt allowed “excessive forward movement of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel.”

Watch the video: 2013 Toyota RAV4 fails small overlap crash test:

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