With Ford Motor Co. planning to raise the fuel economy of its sport-utility vehicles 25% by 2005, the automaker may be kicking off a new mileage race to rival the days immediately after the last energy crisis? Can Ford meet its target? Will other automakers follow? And has the automaker given ammunition to critics in the environmental movement, who may demand even bigger increases in fuel economy be legislated into law? In a special edition of TheCarConnection.com , the Web's Automotive Authority says one thing is likely: consumers will come out ahead with vehicles that could shave up to $2,400 off their fuel bills.