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

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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

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…)

2014 Taurus, Fusion Fit Many Needs For Car Buyers

Friday, August 9th, 2013
Ford Taurus and Ford Fusion

The new Ford Taurus offers performance to rival just about any competitor.

Ford Taurus and Ford Fusion

The Ford Taurus is one of the most popular sedans ever produced by Ford Motor Company and many of our Mike Castrucci of Alexandria sales professionals can attest to the impressive customer loyalty felt and exhibited toward the Ford Taurus. Many of us remember that the Taurus went away for a short period of time which gave rise to a few different sedans including the Ford Fusion; which then became an incredibly popular vehicle in its own right. One of the major functions of the Mike Castrucci of Alexandria Blog is to handle much of the heavy lifting for you when it comes to performing internet research. In your own time spent learning about our excellent inventory of new vehicles, you may be wondering about the differences between the Ford Taurus and the Ford Fusion. (more…)

Ford Flex Out Flies Honda Pilot In Almost All ways

Monday, July 8th, 2013
Ford Flex vs. Honda Pilot

The 2013 Ford Flex has more horsepower and towing capacity than the Honda Pilot

Ford Flex vs. Honda Pilot

For the sake of argument, let’s assume that in your search for a new car you have already ruled out a sedan or coupe. Your family has already out grown them and you have concluded that you need more room to work with inside your vehicle. Now, keeping that in mind, you have already put your foot down that you are not driving a minivan. Mike Castrucci of Alexandria has some options in the SUV world for you to look at. It can be difficult to decide which direction to head when it comes to choosing an SUV, we are here to help by comparing the Ford Flex vs. the Honda Pilot. These two full-size SUVs offer seating capacities that rival minivans while also bringing some other advantages to the table. (more…)

Ford Explorer Has More To Offer Than Jeep Grand Cherokee

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Ford Explorer has more room to offer for cargo needs than the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

When evaluating SUVs there is a fairly tight set of criteria that lends itself to breaking down the pros and cons of the automotive segment. In that set of specifications is criteria like horsepower, fuel-economy, cargo capacity and towing capability. Using these tools to compare models on a head-to-head basis is truly beneficial to you when we look at the Ford Explorer vs. the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both have been hugely popular models in their life span and both continue to be innovators in the segment. However, at the Mike Castrucci of Alexandria Blog we think the venerable Ford Explorer still has the goods to remain a class leader. (more…)

Ford F-150 Posts Better Engine Lineup Than Ram 1500

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
2013 Ford F-150 vs. 2013 Ram 1500

The Ford F-150 has one of the best lineups of engines available of any full-size pickup truck on the planet.

2013 Ford F-150 vs. 2013 Ram 1500

Few vehicle segments draw as much brand loyalty and fierce debate as American pickup trucks. Ask any of the sales professionals at Mike Castrucci of Alexandria, the hardest converts are those that drive pickups regularly. Luckily, we sell Ford pickups, the bestselling pickup truck for the better part of three consecutive decades. As proud as we are of our lineup of Ford F-150 pickup trucks for sale near Cincinnati at the Mike Castrucci of Alexandria showroom, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge that there are some other strong competitors out there. That’s why today we are going to look at the 2013 Ford F-150 vs. the 2013 Ram 1500. (more…)

Ford Flex To Go Head to Head with Minivans

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
2013 Ford Flex vs. 2013 Nissan Quest

The 2013 Ford Flex brings a lot of capabilities to the table to make it a strong opponent of minivans

2013 Ford Flex vs. 2013 Nissan Quest

As far as types of vehicles best suited to move people and the stuff that people bring with them, there are few better options than the SUV and/or the minivan. But how do you go about comparing these two vehicle types? It would seem we have an apple vs. orange case going on here. That being said sometimes a little asymmetrical is just what we need. If you are in the market for a new vehicle and are caught between vehicle types, hopefully this comparison of the 2013 Ford Flex vs. the 2013 Nissan Quest is helpful. In our example, we are kind of using the Nissan Quest as a standard for all minivans as it is a fairly average representation. (more…)

Focus ST Brings A Lot More To The Table

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
2013 Ford Focus ST vs. 2013 Dodge Dart

The Ford Focus ST has over 250-horsepower available to burn up the roads.

2013 Ford Focus ST vs. 2013 Dodge Dart

Many of us never had to learn Latin in school. However, there are a few phrases that have survived into the regular lexicon. As it applies to us at the Mike Castrucci of Alexandria Blog and you as our readers, the Latin phrase you need to remember is Caveat emptor or “Let the buyer beware.” For today’s discussion, we need to beware of sports cars and those that try to pass for sports cars. The compact car class has really come a long way in the last few years and what was once a segment of sensible, fuel-efficient and somewhat boring cars has morphed into a class of vehicles that breathes performance and still retains fuel-efficiency. (more…)

Ford Escape Offers More Horsepower and Cargo Space vs. CX-5

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
2013 Ford Escape vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5

One amazing feature of the 2013 Ford Escape is the ability to open the rear gate without using your hands.

2013 Ford Escape vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5

If you’re looking for a new vehicle and you have more or less out grown sedans but aren’t quite ready to go to a minivan or a full-size SUV, Mike Castrucci of Alexandria has a number of crossover SUVs for you to take a look at. A crossover SUV is fairly new style of vehicle that uses the frame of a sedan and has a larger style body to accommodate more passengers and more cargo. However, crossover SUVs tend to be a bit more maneuverable than full-size SUVs; also, not to mention, much easier on gasoline than their full-size cousins. Today we are going to compare two popular models, the 2013 Ford Escape vs. the 2013 Mazda CX-5. (more…)

Lincoln MKT Out-Muscles Buick Enclave with More Horespower

Friday, May 10th, 2013
Lincoln MKT vs Buick Enclave

The 355-horsepower EcoBoost engine will provide more performance than the offering from Buick.

Lincoln MKT vs. Buick Enclave

Americans really like choices. And when looking into purchasing a luxury crossover SUV you certainly have a lot of them to choose from. Almost every automaker has a luxury brand and because of the popularity of the crossover SUV all of them are through a nearly endless list of makes and models at you. But when you are dealing with an investment of this sort, why not go right to the top and take a look at the names you recognize as industry leaders. Two of the top names in vehicle luxury have always been Lincoln and its General Motors counterpart, Buick. And they offer two of the best luxury crossover SUVs available and we are going to compare the Lincoln MKT vs. the Buick Enclave. (more…)

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