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For more than 100 years now, Ford Motor Company has been selling mass-produced automobiles in the United States and around the globe. Known as one of the Big Three American manufacturers, Ford has attracted millions of loyal customers with a wide range of vehicles that offer considerable value. The automaker's trucks...

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For more than 100 years now, Ford Motor Company has been selling mass-produced automobiles in the United States and around the globe. Known as one of the Big Three American manufacturers, Ford has attracted millions of loyal customers with a wide range of vehicles that offer considerable value. The automaker's trucks and SUVs have been especially popular. For decades, Ford's F-Series truck has been the best-selling vehicle in America.

The company was founded by Henry Ford in 1903. Ford dreamed of building a car for the masses, and that's precisely what he did, most notably with the immortal Model T of 1908-'27. The latter was bought by 16.5 million Americans during its 20-year lifespan and was affordable enough for Ford's own factory workers to purchase. Ford's early years were also distinguished by its introduction of the moving assembly line. It was the first to utilize this more cost-effective method of production, and its innovation became a mainstay of the manufacturing process.

Ford expanded into the luxury-car market with its purchase of Lincoln Motor Company in 1925. Over the next few years, the company broadened its focus even further by creating the Mercury division to produce mid-priced cars. By the late '30s, Ford had unveiled the stylish Lincoln Zephyr, introduced a low-priced V8 engine and built more than 25 million vehicles.

The 1950s saw the introduction of the legendary Thunderbird. Offering sleek styling and spirited performance wedded to available luxury features like power windows and a signal-seeking radio, the car was a huge hit. Another model of that decade, the Edsel, met with a somewhat less enthusiastic reception. In the wake of abysmal sales, the Edsel was discontinued just a few months into its third model year.

Ford regained its footing in the early 1960s with the introduction of the compact Falcon, a model that was warmly received by the public. By the middle of the decade the automaker had given enthusiasts something to cheer about with the launch of the sporty Mustang, a car that went on to become one of the biggest sellers of its day. Buyers adored the Mustang's low price, available powerful V8 engines and sporty styling. The Mustang even created a brand-new vehicle category: the pony car.

By the 1970s, Ford, like other domestic automakers, was starting to suffer the effects of changing consumer tastes and new government regulations. Many of its cars became shadows of their former selves. But the seeds of rebirth were planted in this decade. In 1979, the company acquired a stake in Mazda; this move would later aid Ford significantly in co-development projects. The company also emerged with a new mindset of global competitiveness.

By the mid-to-late '80s, Ford was showing new strength with its popular Escort and Taurus models while further expanding its empire with the purchase of the Aston Martin and Jaguar brands. Meanwhile, its full-size LTD sedan (later renamed the Crown Victoria) remained a staple of taxi companies and police forces throughout America.

Ford rode a wave of popularity in the 1990s, thanks in part to the huge success of its Explorer midsize SUV. The truck played a huge role in ushering in the era of the SUV. In 1999, Ford expanded its family yet again with the purchase of Volvo's car division, and, in 2000, it acquired Land Rover. For awhile, there was talk of Ford even taking General Motors' spot as the No. 1 automaker in the world.

But the new millennium initially saw a downturn for Ford. Increased competition, a continuing operating loss for Jaguar, legacy costs and a reliance on SUVs for profit took their toll. To compensate, the company sold Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo and introduced a wave of successful new products. Models like the F-150, Fusion, Fiesta, Focus, Flex and Mustang have allowed Ford to regain its health and standing as a very competitive manufacturer.

2016 Ford C-Max Energi SEL Wagon Exterior View photos
MSRP from $31,770

2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL Wagon Exterior Shown View photos

Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon

Fuel economy:42/37 mpg

MSRP from $24,170

2016 Ford Edge Titanium 4dr SUV Exterior Shown View photos

Ford Edge SUV

Fuel economy:20/30 mpg

MSRP from $28,700

2017 Ford Escape Titanium 4dr SUV Exterior Shown View photos

Ford Escape SUV

Fuel economy:21/29 mpg

MSRP from $23,600

2018 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV Exterior. Target Launch Fall 2017. View photos
MSRP not available

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2017 Ford Explorer Platinum 4dr SUV Exterior Shown View photos

Ford Explorer SUV

Fuel economy:17/24 mpg

MSRP from $31,160

2016 Ford F-150 XL Regular Cab Pickup Exterior View photos

Ford F-150 Regular Cab

Fuel economy:18/25 mpg

MSRP from $26,540

2016 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab Pickup Exterior View photos

Ford F-150 SuperCab

Fuel economy:18/25 mpg

MSRP from $30,600

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Extended Cab Exterior View photos
MSRP not available

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab Pickup. Target Launch Fall 2016. View photos
MSRP not available

2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL Regular Cab Pickup F3-4 High View photos
MSRP from $32,385

2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat Exterior Shown View photos
MSRP from $34,580

2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Pickup Exterior View photos
MSRP not available

2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL Exterior View photos
MSRP from $33,280

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat Extended Cab Pickup Exterior Shown View photos
MSRP from $35,480

2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab Pickup Exterior Shown View photos
MSRP from $53,945

2016 Ford Fiesta Titanium 4dr Hatchback Exterior Shown View photos

Ford Fiesta Hatchback

Fuel economy:28/36 mpg

MSRP from $14,880

2016 Ford Fiesta ST 4dr Hatchback Exterior View photos

Ford Fiesta ST

Fuel economy:26/35 mpg

MSRP from $21,460

2016 Ford Fiesta Titanium Sedan Exterior Shown View photos

Ford Fiesta Sedan

Fuel economy:28/36 mpg

MSRP from $14,580

2016 Ford Flex SEL Wagon Exterior. Options Shown. View photos

Ford Flex Wagon

Fuel economy:16/23 mpg

MSRP from $29,600

2016 Ford Focus Electric 4dr Hatchback Exterior View photos

Ford Focus Electric

Fuel economy:110/99 mpg

MSRP from $29,170

2016 Ford Focus Titanium 4dr Hatchback Exterior Shown View photos

Ford Focus Hatchback

Fuel economy:26/36 mpg

MSRP from $19,015

2016 Ford Focus SE Sedan Exterior Shown. Options Shown. View photos

Ford Focus Sedan

Fuel economy:26/36 mpg

MSRP from $17,225

2016 Ford Focus RS 4dr Hatchback Exterior View photos
MSRP from $35,730

2016 Ford Focus ST 4dr Hatchback Exterior View photos

Ford Focus ST Hatchback

Fuel economy:23/32 mpg

MSRP from $24,425

2017 Ford Fusion Titanium Sedan Exterior Shown View photos

Ford Fusion Sedan

Fuel economy:21/32 mpg

MSRP from $22,610

2017 Ford Fusion Energi SE Luxury Sedan Exterior Shown View photos
MSRP from $33,120

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE Sedan Exterior. Options Shown. View photos

Ford Fusion Hybrid Sedan

Fuel economy:43/41 mpg

MSRP from $25,675

2017 Ford GT Coupe Exterior View photos
MSRP not available

2017 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible Exterior Shown View photos

Ford Mustang Convertible

Fuel economy:17/28 mpg

MSRP from $30,145

2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium Coupe Exterior Shown View photos

Ford Mustang Coupe

Fuel economy:17/28 mpg

MSRP from $24,645

2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Coupe Exterior View photos

Ford Shelby GT350 Coupe

Fuel economy:14/21 mpg

MSRP from $54,295

2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible Exterior View photos

Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible

Fuel economy:15/24 mpg

MSRP from $60,110

2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe Exterior View photos

Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe

Fuel economy:15/24 mpg

MSRP from $55,110

2016 Ford Taurus SHO Sedan Exterior View photos

Ford Taurus SHO

Fuel economy:17/25 mpg

MSRP from $40,275

2016 Ford Taurus SEL Sedan Exterior Shown. View photos

Ford Taurus Sedan

Fuel economy:19/29 mpg

MSRP from $27,110

2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB Cargo Minivan Exterior Shown View photos

Ford Transit Connect Minivan

Fuel economy:20/28 mpg

MSRP from $22,900

2016 Ford Transit Van 250 Medium Roof w/130 View photos
MSRP from $30,960

2016 Ford Transit Wagon 350 XLT High Roof Passenger Van Exterior Shown View photos

Ford Transit Wagon Van

Fuel economy:14/19 mpg

MSRP from $33,175

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