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Ford Escape News

  • 2023 Ford Escape

    Ford's updated Escape continues to appeal with its multiple powertrain options and useful in-car technology.

  • 2023 Ford Escape (Kuga) facelift spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2023 Ford Escape spy shots and video: Updated crossover drops camo

    Ford's Escape compact crossover has taken on a tougher look with its mid-cycle update.

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    Ford recalls nearly 3 million vehicles over rollaway risk

    The automatic transmissions of five Ford models built from 2013 to 2019 may not shift into Park, causing a rollaway risk.

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    New Escape and Explorer get the aftermarket treatment just in time for SEMA

    Ford is bringing more than 50 custom builds to the 2019 SEMA show.

  • 2020 Ford Escape, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Ford Escape crossover revealed: Turbo or hybrid power for that urban lifestyle

    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.

  • 2020 Ford Escape (Kuga) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    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, is a good indication of what's to come. Our earlier shots showed a test mule using the makeshift body of the current Escape to hide the new mechanicals. The lengthened tail section and wider hood of the test mule indicates that the new Escape will be longer and wider than its predecessor. The...

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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
    2013 Ford Escape Live Photos: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

    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...

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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.

  • 2013 Ford Escape

    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 official world debut before sales start early in the year. This model is crucial for Ford as it’s the car that will be sold in Europe as the replacement for the Kuga. Cadillac is rolling out its new 2013 XTS luxury sedan, which it hopes will capture sales from the likes of the Audi A6 and BMW...

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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...

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    2012 Ford Escape Concept: 2011 Detroit Auto Show Preview

    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...

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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...

  • NFB Blind Driver Challenge

    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 Engineering (Virginia Tech) to change this. A prototype vehicle is undergoing testing at the moment, and the technology is being prepared for production vehicle applications. The goal here is not necessarily an autonomous vehicle that will carry blind passengers, but quite literally a car that blind...

  • 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...

  • 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid
    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
    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'...

  • Ford Powershift transmission
    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...

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