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  • 2020 Ford Escape, 2019 New York International Auto Show

    The 2020 Ford Escape crossover will go on sale in the fall with a choice between two turbocharged engines, or a hybrid—with a plug-in hybrid due to arrive in spring 2020.

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    2020 Ford Escape to be revealed April 2

    The redesigned 2020 Ford Escape will be shown in its European guise on April 2. The debut of the U.S.-spec version should follow shortly after.

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    2020 Ford Escape spy shots

    Ford is in the late stages of on-road tests for a new generation of the Escape, or Kuga if you're reading this in Europe. A prototype has been spotted again and hints at a smoother, more fluid-like design for the fourth-generation model. Ford's latest Focus, which we won't get in the United States...

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    2017 Ford Escape Debuts With New Look, More Tech

    It was at the Los Angeles Auto Show four years ago that Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] introduced the current Escape. At this year’s show, Ford presented an updated version of its popular compact crossover brimming with new tech features, fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines and revamped styling. The...

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    2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Recalled Due To Faulty Seat Welds

    The latest Lincoln MKZ and a handful of other Ford products are involved in a new recall. The reason is due to sub-standard weld joints that may cause the front seats to become loose or start to lean, which for the driver could lead to a loss of vehicle control. ALSO SEE: Hear The $3.4 Million...

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    Ford Showing Pair Of Tuned Escapes At SEMA

    Ford’s list of tuned vehicles for this year’s SEMA show just keeps on growing, and now the automaker has announced a pair of unlikely show cars based on its new Escape compact crossover. Both variants are based on a 2.0-liter EcoBoost-powered SE model, though only one gets all-wheel...

  • 2013 Ford Escape, launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011

    If this year's Los Angeles Auto Show was all about sedans and SUVs, then the most important among them may have been the all-new 2013 Ford Escape. The longer, lower, sleeker, and more feature-packed compact crossover replaces a model that's now a decade old--and still one of the best-selling in its segment. Competing with an all-new 2012 Honda CR-V (also revealed at the show) and the current Toyota RAV4, the 2013 Escape may startle customers used to the upright, slab-sided, truck-like demeanor of the outgoing 2012 model. They'll also look in vain for the well-established Escape Hybrid model...

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    2013 Ford Escape (Kuga) Debuts At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

    An exact copy of the 2013 Ford Escape will be sold in Europe and China as the new Ford Kuga.

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    2013 Escape And Kuga, Lightweight SL, MP4-12C Spider: Car News Headlines

    The 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show kicks off today and already news on many of the new model debuts is breaking. Motor Authority has a team down in L.A. just waiting to bring you all the live photos but in the meantime here’s a quick rundown of what to expect. The 2013 Ford Escape makes its...

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    2013 Ford Escape Spy Shots

    Due for its debut in just two weeks at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2013 Ford Escape has been spied testing in the U.S. We already know it'll come with a trick hands-free liftgate that uses motion-sensing technology lifted from the video gaming world, and the concept shows us what it'll very...

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    Ford SYNC More Affordable, Hands-Free Tech Now From $295

    Very little in life comes for free, which makes us appreciate paying less for something all the more. A drop in price of $100 certainly makes Ford's SYNC hands-free, in-car connectivity system something to appreciate. The system is now only $295. Things haven't been easy for Ford with its GM OnStar...

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    Cloud-Controlled Energy Saving From Google And Ford

    It's 7am, and your alarm is blaring to raise you bleary-eyed from your slumber. You grab breakfast, chuck some clothes on and get ready to head to work. As you step into your car, a message appears on the central screen. "What is your destination?". You press a button marked "Work". Although you...

  • 2010 Ford Escape

    The current Ford Escape (pictured) has lived an abnormally long life, still based, albeit distantly, on the Mazda 626. But that's about to change with a new concept slated for introduction next month at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Details on the vehicle itself remain hazy, as Ford announced the concept as part of an upgrade and hiring program planned for the Louisville, Kentucky plant where it will be built starting in late 2011 for early 2012 sale. The new concept will "signal [Ford's] future direction for the next-generation Escape," says the company. We'll have to wait until the show draws...

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    Ford Previewing New Escape And Kuga With 2011 Detroit Auto Show Concept

    Ford is engineering its global C-platform to spawn a trio of crossovers that will include a new Lincoln model, as well as the replacements for the popular Escape and European Kuga. As we all know, the C-platform is the modular small car architecture underpinning the new 2012 Ford Focus and...

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    Blind Drivers in 2011: Sound Scary?

    Driving and not being able to see are generally a bad combination. This fact, unfortunately, robs blind people of the joy and convenience provided by the ability to drive. The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is working with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University College of...

  • 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
    Ford builds 100,000th hybrid SUV, reaffirms electric future

    When it comes to hybrids, it’s usually Toyota and Honda that get all the good press but American carmakers are just as active in the segment though their efforts mostly go unnoticed. Not this time, however, as Ford wants everyone to know that it has produced its 100,000th hybrid SUV. The...

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    Ford boosts safety of Escape SUV for 2010 model year

    Beating Toyota and Honda at their own game is no easy thing, but Ford's done it with the Escape, taking top rankings in safety and fuel efficiency against the RAV-4 and CR-V. For 2010, Ford's taking steps to help expand that lead by adding five new safety features to the Escape. Keeping teens from...

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    Ford CEO to drive Escape Hybrid to Congressional hearings

    Last week we reported that executives from the Detroit 3 plan to drive down to Washington for Congressional hearings in some of their most fuel efficient models, rather than taking their expensive corporate jets as they had done for the last round of hearings. Ford has now announced that its CEO...

  • Ford: Escape beats Toyota and Honda in safety, efficiency

    A constant climb up the quality rankings, even as other U.S. carmakers fall behind, and a renewed focus on efficiency in the face of high fuel costs has put Ford in the position to call out Toyota and Honda on efficiency and safety grounds - no mean feat, considering the Japanese carmakers' reputations. Nevertheless, the Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner have earned 5-star crash ratings and yield superior efficiency to the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV-4, according to the Blue Oval. The hybrid variants of the Escape and Mariner also scored five stars in crash testing, though their fuel efficiency...

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    Half of Ford's U.S. lineup to get six speed autos, dual-clutch Powershift on its way

    No bolt is being left untouched as carmakers in both the U.S. and Europe strive to develop cleaner and more fuel-efficient vehicles. Everything from weight-saving measures to aerodynamic tweaks and even downsized engines are being investigated in the hope that engineers can come up with fuel...

  • Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner updated for 2009
    Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner updated for 2009

    The new model launches at the Detroit Auto Show may be over but that hasn’t stopped America’s carmakers from dishing out even more new models and updates. Ford, for example, chose to use this week’s Washington Auto Show and the coinciding Automotive News World Congress to announce...

  • Ford delivers first Escape plug-in hybrid SUV
    Ford delivers first Escape plug-in hybrid SUV

    Ford’s first Escape plug-in hybrid vehicle is ready to start real-world testing along with electric utility South California Edison. Ford today delivered the first of the 20 research vehicles, which use high voltage lithium-ion batteries and have a fuel-economy figure of 120mpg. Full charge...

  • 2008 Ford Escape breaks loose
    2008 Ford Escape breaks loose

    Ford has revealed its next generation of America's best-selling compact utility vehicle, which has picked up a completely new look inside and out. The original Escape sold more than a million copies since its introduction in 2001, more than any other compact SUV, so the new version has some big...

  • Spy Shots: 2008 Ford Escape
    Spy Shots: 2008 Ford Escape

    Caught completely undisguised by spy photographers was this 2008 model-year Ford Escape in full production trim. Numerous prototypes have been caught over the past 12 months, and we now have the final production version that’s likely to be officially unveiled at the L.A. Motor Show later this...

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