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What’s the difference between the 2017 Lincoln MKZ model configurations?

Friday, July 14th, 2017
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2017 Lincoln MKZ Trim Level Comparison

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is sleek, sophisticated, and powerful with an upgraded design, upscale amenities and features, and a thrilling engine under the hood. The luxury sedan is offered in three trim levels, each offering a gas-only and a hybrid configuration. To help drivers decide which model best fits their needs, we put together a quick 2017 Lincoln MKZ trim level comparison.

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2017 Ford Fusion trim levels explained

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
2017 Ford Fusion trim level comparison

The Ford Fusion has been making waves in its class for years now, and the 2017 Fusion does more than just continue the trend. With numerous styling upgrades, new features, and additional engine options, car shoppers are turning to the 2017 Fusion for their new midsize sedan. But how do you choose which trim is the best fit for you? That’s where we come in. Keep reading for a detailed explanation of the 2017 Ford Fusion’s trim levels. (more…)

What are the differences between the 2017 Ford Focus and 2017 Ford Fusion?

Monday, May 15th, 2017
2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Ford Fusion

Car shoppers use a variety of techniques when in the market for a new vehicle. Some car shoppers first choose a body style, then compare the models various automakers have in their respective lineups. Others first choose an automaker, then choose a vehicle within that automaker’s lineup. If you’re looking for a new four-door car, Ford has a variety of excellent options. Two of the brand’s most popular cars are the Ford Fusion and Ford Focus, but how do they compare, and more importantly, what are the differences between the two? Keep reading to find out! (more…)

2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Chevy Malibu

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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When you’re in the market for a new car, it’s important to do as much in-depth research as you can about different vehicles. Once you’ve chosen a vehicle class, you’ll want to compare similar vehicles within that class. Drivers looking for a midsize car have a dizzying array of cars to choose from, and our team at Mike Castrucci Alexandria never want you to feel overwhelmed, so we’re putting our 2017 Ford Fusion head-to-head against one of its top competitors: the 2017 Chevy Malibu. (more…)

Understanding various trims of the 2017 Ford Focus

Friday, January 27th, 2017
2017 Ford Focus trim level comparison

2017 Ford Focus trim level comparison

The 2017 Ford Focus is an impressive little car, and with nine trim levels to choose from, drivers are sure to find the features and specs they can’t live without. We know how difficult it can be to find information about features and specs offered on different trim levels, so read on for a full comparison between the 2017 Ford Focus’s nine trim levels! (more…)

2014 Ford Fusion vs. 2014 Honda Accord

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Only Ford Fusion is available with turbocharged, EcoBoost power.

2014 Ford Fusion vs. 2014 Honda Accord

In today’s automotive marketplace, the term mid-size sedan is thrown around quite often. To add some context to this frequently used term, the blog at Mike Castrucci of Alexandria is pitting two of the category’s most recognizable nameplates against one another in a head-to-head comparison. The result of that 2014 Ford Fusion vs. 2014 Honda Accord showdown is fleshed out below. (more…)

Ford Fiesta vs. Chevy Sonic in a Fuel Efficiency Showdown

Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Drivers looking for the most fuel efficient ride in the tri-state would do well to heed the Ford Fiesta vs. Chevy Sonic showdown

Ford Fiesta vs. Chevy Sonic

Tri-state drivers setting their sights on subcompact cars are typically in the market for one specific vehicle trait. If the desire to wring as much fuel economy out of your daily driver as possible is what landed you at the Mike Castrucci of Alexandria blog, then the tri-state dealership’s Ford Fiesta vs. Chevy Sonic comparison will be right up your alley. (more…)

Under the Microscope: 2014 vs. 2015 Ford F-150

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Drivers comparing the 2014 vs. 2015 Ford F-150 should find the new truck more maneuverable with 700 less pounds of weight.

2014 vs. 2015 Ford F-150

There’s a great deal of evidence that would suggest the 2015 Ford F-150 may be accompanied by the greatest sense of anticipation in Ford pickup history. Though the truck has been the top-selling vehicle in the United States for more than 30 years, there is something markedly different about the 2015 model of America’s go-to pickup. Mike Castrucci of Alexandria is here to explore exactly what that difference is by comparing the 2014 vs. 2015 Ford F-150. (more…)

The Upside of the Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Drivers comparing the Ford C-Max Energi vs. Cadillac ELR will find C-Max practically priced and functionally capable.

Ford C-Max Energi vs. Cadillac ELR

You could say Cadillac brought it upon themselves. After airing an ad that many thought was a bit too hegemonistic (see bottom of page), the stage was set for an automaker to offer a take that might be considered more conscionable. Shown below, that’s exactly what Ford accomplished in their invitation to compare the Ford C-Max Energi vs. Cadillac ELR. (more…)

Castrucci Holds 2014 Ford Escape vs. 2014 Ford Edge Throwdown

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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The 2014 Ford Escape is ready to throwdown with the 2014 Ford Edge at Mike Castrucci of Alexandria.

2014 Ford Escape vs. 2014 Ford Edge

Though each Ford SUV name is a proper fit with respect to the character of the vehicle it identifies, running down a list of names like Escape, Edge, Explorer, and Excursion is just as much an exercise for the mind as it is for the mouth. For this reason Mike Castrucci of Alexandria has pitted the two five-passenger SUVs in Ford’s lineup against one another for a 2014 Ford Escape vs. 2014 Ford Edge throwdown. (more…)