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Exclusive: We hear Ford Explorer Platinum’s Sony sound

Ford and Sony invited us to hear the Ford Explorer Platinum’s upgraded Sony sound system, and we came away impressed. Here are some first impressions:

Wrangling good off-road audio: Of Wrangler, Kicker, and Alpine

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the first vehicles whose Body Control Module can “talk” to the infotainment head unit, and Alpine is taking full advantage.

Jeff Gordon visits Penn State to unveil the new 24 car

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon visited Penn State to show off the new paint scheme for the 24 car, dubbed the Penn State-Axalta race car.

Call me Al: Alpine has F-150 Platinum tech for about $3,500

The Ford F-150 Platinum is pretty awesome, as we found recently. But what if you want that truck’s champagne sound on your beer budget? Call Alpine.

Call me Al: Nothing light about Ford F-150’s Sony audio

There’s lots of talk about the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 losing weight. Don’t be fooled into thinking its Sony premium audio system is a lightweight.

Buick, GMC getting some Apple CarPlay, Android Auto action

With Chevrolet announcing some models will get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features soon, you knew it wouldn’t be long before Buick and GMC did the same.

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I. CAN’T. EVEN: The audio soundtrack behind the BMW i8.

We humans have a Pavlovian response to guttural engine sounds. Louder equals faster in our minds. Good thing the BMW i8 has killer audio tuning to trick us.

Dudes play Forza Horizon 2, win Mazda MX-5s

It’s a pretty good day when your Forza Horizon 2 obsession wins you a Mazda MX-5.

Call me Al: Driving the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150

Much has been said about the Ford F-150’s transition to an all-aluminum body for 2015. So how does it affect handling and fuel economy?

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I. CAN’T. EVEN. How is it to live with BMW i8?

Some argue the Tesla P85D is the pinnacle in this price bracket. I say the BMW i8 is the most technologically advanced vehicle on earth below $150K.

Attention northeast vehicle owners: Check your brakes!

With summer here, you probably aren’t thinking about winter. But you ought to be thinking about what last winter might have done to your brakes. Here’s why:

Horse! Shaker audio rocks in 2015 Ford Mustang GT

The 2015 Ford Mustang GT has a great V8 rumble, but the optional Shaker audio upgrade offers great rumble for your tunes, too.