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2017 Ford Escape quick drive review

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The Ford Escape has been a huge popular small crossover SUV since its 2011 debut, and after a quick drive in the updated 2017 model, we're reminded why. While it's not the most capacious entry in the segment, the driving experience is more rewarded and the interior quality remains top-notch even in the current generation's fifth year.


2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

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The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the first mass-market crossover utility with a hybrid powertrain since the demise of the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2012. Granted, there's the luxury Lexus NX hybrid (using some of the same underpinninngs), and the low-volume Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, with a mild-hybrid powertrain. Fuel Economy

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JATO: Global car sales up by 2.8% in Q1 2016 due to SUV boost in China and Europe

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million LCVs and passenger car units were sold across all segments globally in Q1 2016—a 2.8% market share in Q1 2015 to 11.4% in Q1 2016.

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Is Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV hurting Prius V wagon sales?

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The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the sole mass-market crossover SUV that offers a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. That was a market pioneered by the Ford Escape Hybrid, in 2004, and one that Ford walked away from for 2013. DON'T MISS: 2016. all-wheel drive Escape Hybrid Prius V RAV4 Hybrid

2016 Hyundai Tucson: First Drive Of New Compact Crossover SUV

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The redesigned 2016 Hyundai Tucson lets its maker mount a new attack on the compact crossover utility segment, where it's lost market share even as sales have soared due to low gas prices and new, more fuel-efficient entries. tough competitive set includes popular rivals like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape.

Why aren't there more hybrid crossover utilities and SUVs?

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Following the 2012 demise of the much-loved Ford Escape Hybrid, it took four years for the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to emerge. It's one of the most frequent questions asked by shoppers interested in utility vehicles with better gas mileage: why aren't there more hybrid SUVs and crossovers? Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

Ford 2017 trends report: disruption the status quo, “never more difficult” to find objective information

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For the past five years, Ford has issued an annual trend report exploring societal shifts expected to influence consumers and brands (e.g., Sheryl Connelly, Ford global trend and futuring manager, says there is no escaping the fact that disruption is now the status quo. earlier post ). This trend has not subsided.

Ford delivers best 1H US sales in decade; driven by F-Series, SUVs

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Ford Motor Company’s first-half total US sales grew 5% with 1,353,048 vehicles sold—its best first-half performance since 2006. Ford truck performance remains the standout for the first half of the year. Ford brand SUVs had their best-ever first half with 395,116 total vehicles sold—up 9% versus a year ago. Brief

Ford, Jose Cuervo team up to make car parts with bioplastic reinforced with blue agave fibers

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Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer’s blue agave plant fiber byproduct to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles. Ford is using about 20% fiber to reinforce its plastics. Ford most recently introduced REPREVE in F-150. Resources. G.

Ford making start-stop standard across 2017 EcoBoost-equipped F-150 lineup

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Ford is making Auto Start-Stop technology standard across the entire lineup of EcoBoost-equipped 2017 F-150 pickups. The 2016 F-150 with 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine comes standard with Auto Start-Stop. Other Ford vehicles are available with Auto Start-Stop are: Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost. Fusion 1.5-liter EcoBoost. Brief

Ford expands SYNC with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE and new apps

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Ford is expanding its SYNC connectivity system, adding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE and several new AppLink apps. There are currently more than 15 million SYNC-equipped vehicles on roads around the world; Ford expects some 43 million by 2020. New SYNC apps. The driver can then press Yes to start turn-by-turn navigation. Brief

Increase in US rig count will not cap oil prices

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So this avenue to escape the war didn’t work for the book’s main character John Yossarian. million b/d—is all but gone by Q3 2016.

ORCnext project concludes waste heat recovery efficiency can be boosted by 20-25%

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The project, funded by the government agency IWT, ran from February 2012 to January 2016 and was a partnership between Ghent University, University of Antwerp, University of Liège and Atlas Copco. The Rankine Cycle transfers waste heat to a working fluid at a constant pressure. Earlier post.). Earlier post.). Control over dynamic behavior.

Top 5 Most Researched Hybrid SUVs

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miles per gallon in 2016. Granted, much of this is driven by increasing CAFE standards for fleet average fuel economy which will reach 35.5

Hybrid SUVs: Best of Both Worlds

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The government wants new vehicles sold in the 2016 model year to average 35.5 Hybrid SUVs end up at the top of my list. mpg vs. 25.3

Ford EcoBoost US sales up 46% year-to-date; tracking to top 1 million in US in 2015 for 1st time

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Year-to-date, total sales of EcoBoost-powered Ford vehicles are up 46%; F-150, Escape and Fusion are the top-selling EcoBoost-powered Ford vehicles. Ford expects 2015 will be the first year in which EcoBoost-equipped vehicles in the United States exceed 1 million sales. Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter V6 debuts in 2016.

Ford projects utility vehicles to account for 29% of its global sales by end of decade

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Ford projects utility vehicles will account for 29% of its global sales by the end of the decade. Ford utility vehicles—ranging from the compact EcoSport to the eight-seat Expedition—accounted for 23% of brand sales globally in 2013, up from 17% a year earlier. Both Edge and EcoSport are new entries for Ford in Europe.

I Can’t Drive 55 (MPG)

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mpg by 2016. In terms of SUVs, the soon to be discontinued hybrid version of the  Ford Escape leads the way at just 32 mpg.

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Details of Ford’s green car strategy

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US car maker Ford has some hard work ahead if it is to meet new CAFE regulations and still sell the SUVs and pick-up trucks that are so popular across its home country. The Federal Government now requires a fleet average of 35.5mpg by the 2016 model year - this is an increase from today’s average of 25.3mpg.