I am a Ford guy. My grandfather built engine parts at the Cleveland Engine Plant foundry for decades. I think their latest offerings are all pretty good. Their EcoBoost engines have a cult following, getting great efficiency and great performance on 87 octane gas. Build quality is on par with any other major brands aside from the luxury brands.
My mom just bought a 2016 Ford Explorer last month with the 3.0L TT EcoBoost. It is a freakin tank and pulls very hard despite being a heavy beast.
If you're into modding/tuning, Fords are second to none when it comes to aftermarket parts and the ease of tuning (SCT tuners are the best, but get a dyno or email tune from a reputable tuner...the preloaded tunes from SCT are junk).