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. The 2017. EcoBoost Drive

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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. But in terms of mainstream compact. 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% The popularity of SUVs in China has been an ongoing source of growth, and the trend continued last quarter, with the country accounting for 36% of total sales in Q1 2016. 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 HybridIt turns out that there seems to be a market for compact crossovers with both AWD and high fuel economy.

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. A tough competitive set includes popular rivals like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape.

Experian: new vehicle loan amounts and monthly payments in US set record highs

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The top five models leased were the Honda Civic, the Honda Accord, the Toyota Camry, the Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Escape. The Ford Fusion and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 had substantial gains in leasing in Q4 2015, rising 22% and 38%, respectively. Experian Automotive announced that the average amount financed and the average monthly payment for a new vehicle in the US continued to climb, breaking the previous records on file.

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. Ford SUVs posted a 7% increase last month with 69,641 vehicles sold, marking the best June in 15 years.


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., The reports have focused on microtrends in consumer behavior; the fifth anniversary edition report— Looking Further with Ford: 2017 Trends —revisits three that surfaced in earlier reports, and highlights seven that are emerging. The Ford survey found that 82% of adults agree that women and men are still not viewed as equals.

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 and Jose Cuervo are testing the agave-fiber-reinforced bioplastic for use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring harnesses, HVAC units and storage bins. Ford is using about 20% fiber to reinforce its plastics.

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. At the rate EcoBoost is growing, fuel-saving Auto Start-Stop could represent more than 60% of the truck lineup, giving F-150 the highest number of Ford nameplates offering standard Auto Start-Stop technology. 2017 Escape 1.5-liter EcoBoost, 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBoost.

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. In North America, Ford is making Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available on all 2017 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3, starting with the all-new 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? This year, we have the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid to compete. Fuel Economy EPA Ratings


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. The EIA reported June 14 that it expects LTO output to fall by another 118,000 b/d by July, mostly from the Bakken and Eagle Ford. million b/d—is all but gone by Q3 2016.

Ford outlines strategic plan to investors; connected, smart vehicles and services, EVs and financial fitness

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In New York yesterday, Ford Motor Company provided a strategic update to investors; the presentation follows a four-month deep dive into Ford’s strategy and business operations led by President and CEO Jim Hackett and Ford’s senior leadership team.

Top 5 Most Researched Hybrid SUVs

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miles per gallon in 2016. Based on searches and page views from HybridSUV.com, the 2009 Toyota Highlander hybrid was the most researched vehicle on our site, followed very closely by the 2009 Ford Escape hybrid and the Mazda Tribute hybrid.

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. p> A 2011 Ford study found that an ORC waste heat recovery system using R245fa as the working fluid could nearly supply the full vehicle accessory electrical load in a light duty vehicle (Ford Escape) on the EPA highway cycle in both a conventional and hybrid powertrain configuration.

Hybrid SUVs: Best of Both Worlds

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Given the current options, the Ford Escape hybrid (or Mercury Mariner hybrid) and Toyota Highlander hybrid are my top picks, but I also think even better choices will be available in the next few years. (I The government wants new vehicles sold in the 2016 model year to average 35.5

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. For 2015, EcoBoost is available on every non-hybrid light-duty passenger vehicle in Ford’s US lineup. A 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. Sales of Ford Kuga, known as Escape in North America, increased 33% for the full 2013 sales year in Euro 20 markets, reaching record levels January through September 2014.

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. A newly announced aggressive U.S.

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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. So how does Ford plan to make itself green? The Ford EcoBoost V6 is so powerful that the case for V8s is diminishing.