2013 Ford Escape Review

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2013 Ford Escape. Ford is increasing its commitment to fuel-efficient SUVs by discontinuing the production of the Ford Escape Hybrid, one of the most popular hybrid SUV’s on the market. Hybrids accounted for 22 percent of Escape sales at their peak, according to Ford.

Hybrid Escape vs. Gas Escape

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Last month we offered a bumper to bumper hybrid Ford Escape versus hybrid Toyota Highlander comparison and quickly learned that an equally large number of people are interested in the differences between same model gas vs. hybrid sport utilities. Tags: Ford Escape

Ford Escape Hybrid Update For 2011

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The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV continues to offer superior fuel economy as its past years’ models. The Ford Escape Hybrid has been available for about five years. If you’re looking for a small hybrid crossover SUV, the Escape is the only game in town,” said Edmonds.

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid Available

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The Ford Escape is Ford’s best selling SUV ever. To capitalize on the upside and minimize the downside, the 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid retains the strong selling points of the gasoline model while offering the improved fuel economy of a hybrid. Ford Escape

Ford Escape Hybrid 2010 Update

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The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid is advertised as the most frugal sport-utility vehicle in America when it comes to fuel consumption. The Escape Hybrid combines two electric motors generating 94 horsepower with a 2.5 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid Review: The Weekly Driver.

Compare: Ford Escape

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Ford Escape Still on Top. That’s basically been the case with the compact SUV the Ford Escape. The Escape consistently rates as one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market. Ford offers the Escape in three trims designated XLS, XLT, and Limited.

New Ford Escape to get EcoBoost

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The new Ford Escape will debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show – and is set to benefit from a new line-up of engines including the new 1.6litre and 2.0litre EcoBoost engines. Ford Green cars Latest news ecoboost Ford C-MAX Ford C-MAX Energi Ford Escape Ford Escape Hybrid plug-inIt will be the first Ford SUV to be available with two fuel efficient EcoBoost engines with Ford also moving the [.].

Ford Escape gets the EcoBoost treatment

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The brand new Ford Escape will have even more of an environmental emphasis than before thanks to two different EcoBoost engines: a 2.0litre four-cylinder; and a 1.6litre, four-cylinder; the latter making its debut in the USA. Ford Green cars Latest news EcoBoost engines Ford Escape Ford Escape EcoBoost new Ford Escape

300-mile Ford Mach 1 electric SUV may be based on Escape

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Now Autocar magazine in Britain has reported one more important detail: The Mustang-like crossover vehicle will be based on Ford's new C2 platform that it will share with the upcoming redesigned Escape, which is called the Ford has revealed precious few details about its new 300-mile range electric SUV, tentatively slated to be called the Mach 1.

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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid: 500K Miles, Still In Patrol Service

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A white base-model 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid has just crossed 500,000 miles, which possibly makes it the highest-mileage Escape Hybrid on the road. That''s much higher than the Escape Hybrids with 300,000 miles of taxi service in San If you ever had any doubt that hybrids were durable--and many people do--here''s a case study to set your mind at ease.

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New Ford Escape launching with two new EcoBoost engines with standard Auto Start-Stop

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The new Ford Escape, being showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show, is the first Ford vehicle to make Auto Start-Stop standard with either of two EcoBoost engines new to the model—a 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter twin-scroll. Ford expects Escape sales this year will exceed that figure.

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2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Recalled, Also Mercury Mariner Hybrids

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Ford is recalling certain models of its 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid crossover utility vehicles to fix a cooling issue. The recall will replace faulty Motor Electronics Coolant Pumps in approximately 70,209 vehicles. The pump cools electronics related to the operation of the hybrid powertrain. In the affected

‘09 Escape Vs. ‘09 Highlander

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Head To Head: 2009 Ford Escape hybrid vs 2009 Toyota Highlander hybrid. The base MSRP for the FWD hybrid 2009 Ford Escape is about $29,650 while the Limited 4×4 version will run you closer to $34,000 when you include the destination charge of $750.

Ford Escape gets tropical to improve sustainability

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Ford is to make use of a new green material called Kenaf in its Escape model, as part of its wider efforts to improve the sustainability of its vehicles. Ford energy escapeKenaf -a tropical plant related to cotton and okra plants-will be used in making the bolster material inside the car door, in place of oil-based [.].

Tesla German Battery Factory, BMW i3 'Shadow Sport,' 2017 Ford Escape: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla is reportedly in talks with the German government about a battery factory, and the parade of car reveals for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show begins with the BMW i3 Shadow Sport and 2017 Ford Escape. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A U.S. senator recently called for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to. Today in Car News

2011 Ford Escape Hybrid

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It was the first hybrid sport utility in the world, launched with great fanfare by Ford in 2004, and for 2011, the Escape Hybrid is still going strong--and still selling steadily. The current design dates back to a 2008 freshening of a basic vehicle first launched way back in 1999. Now an old design in the twilight of its life cycle, the 2011 Ford

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German electric cars, VW battery buys, Pruitt's EPA vs California, future Escape Hybrid? Today's Car News

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Today, we've got electric-car news from VW Group, war brewing between the EPA and California, the reason Germany electric-car sales are rising rapidly, and some thoughts on why Ford might bring back the Escape Hybrid in future. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Volkswagen said yesterday it has secured contracts for electric-car batteries. Today in Car News

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2017 Ford Escape AWD 1.5-liter gas mileage review

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Smaller engines with turbochargers have spread throughout new vehicles as a way to meet the increasingly stringent fuel-efficiency rules that started in 2012. But no maker has been as forward about marketing that technology as Ford, which now offers a range of downsized and boosted engines under the EcoBoost brand. We'd tested a couple of Ford. Fuel Economy

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2014 Ford Escape: Great Small SUV, Not-So-Great Gas Mileage

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The previous model of Ford Escape was a popular car in the U.S. At 32 mpg combined in front-wheel-drive form, the Escape Hybrid was comfortably one of the most economical crossovers on the market. When the all-new Escape arrived for the 2013 model from 2001 through 2012--not only for its utility, but also for the availability of a hybrid model.

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2013 Ford Escape 2.0-Liter EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Drive Report

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The Ford Escape is one of the most popular compact crossovers on the market today, and its all-new 2013 model goes head-to-head with the Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4. We spent six days with a pale green ("Ginger Ale Metallic") 2013 Ford Escape Titanium 4WD Both of those vehicles were redesigned in 2012 or 2013, so crossover competition is now fierce.

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2013 Ford Escape Pricing Released, Sort Of

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There’s a lot to like about the upcoming 2013 Ford Escape, including improved overall fuel economy (although we’re sorry to see the end of the Escape Hybrid), and significantly better styling, both inside and out, than its predecessor. What we didn’t know until now was how much the new Escape would cost.

Ford Escape EcoBoost Recall Roundup For 1.6-Liter Engine

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But as the 2013 Ford Escape is recalled for the fourth time, owners might start wondering whether they've made the correct purchase. Ford has announced the recall of 89,000 Escapes and 2013 Ford Fusions in order to fix a fluid Vehicle recalls happen with such frequency that it'd be alarming, if not for the fact that most are only for minor issues.

Best Used Green Cars To Buy: 2005-2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

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The Ford Escape Hybrid occupies a special place in green-car history. A pet project of then-CEO Bill Ford, the Escape Hybrid was an immediate hit and remained popular through It was the first hybrid built in the U.S., the first one from a U.S. carmaker, and the first hybrid crossover utility. That makes it one of our five best used green cars.

2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-Liter EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Drive Report

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The Ford Escape, entirely redesigned for 2013, is one of the best-selling entries in the popular category of compact crossover utility vehicles. The real-world gas mileage of the latest Escapes, however, does not quite seem to equal those cars'' combined EPA ratings. Ford has put a great deal of effort into engineering its EcoBoost four-cylinder

2019 Ford Escape to get plug-in hybrid, plus Expedition SUV hybrid, Lincoln versions too: report

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In recent years, Ford Motor Company's plans for putting more plug-in electric cars on the road have been, shall we say, murky. GM has the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, sales of its Chevy Bolt EV 238-mile electric car have risen every month, and it plans a pair of all-electric SUVs by 2020—but Ford now offers just two vehicles that plug in. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Ford Hybrid Cars: Fusion, C-Max, Escape And More, Ultimate Guide

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2004 saw the launch of its very first hybrid, the 2005 Escape Hybrid, and the maker''s cars have gone from strength to strength ever since. Ten years ago, your choice of hybrid vehicles was pretty limited. A lot has changed in those ten years, and the rise of Ford as a real force in the hybrid markets is one of the biggest changes. But what do you

2013 Ford Escape Crossover Will Boost Gas Mileage, Drop V-6

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The 2013 Ford Escape, the first entirely new design in more than a decade for its popular compact crossover, will be officially unveiled next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2013 Escape will be very similar to the Vertrek Concept that the company But before that, Ford is starting to trickle out bits and pieces of information to build buzz.

Ford’s Urgent 2013 Escape Recall Is Quick, Painless

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But according to Gregory Skwira, copy editor for Automotive News (subscription required), his own personal experience of Ford’s urgent recall of the 2013 Escape crossover SUV to fix a critical failed fuel-line component that Regardless of the reason behind them, official safety recalls can be frustrating for both automakers and car owners.

Ford uses kenaf plant inside doors in the new Escape, saving weight and energy

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The plant replaces oil-based materials inside the doors of the all-new Ford Escape. The kenaf is combined with polypropylene in a 50-50 mixture inside the door of the Escape. The new Escape meets the USCAR Vehicle Recycling Partnership goal that 85% of the vehicle is recyclable.

Ford applies MuCell microcellular foam technology in Escape instrument panel

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Ford is applying MuCell microcellular foam technology ( earlier post ) in the instrument panel of the all-new Escape. The MuCell process is slated for use in the production of instrument panels, along with other applications, in future Ford vehicles beginning next year following its debut in the new Escape. The all-new Escape makes its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 16 November.

Ford recalling nearly 140,000 2013 Escapes with 1.6L EcoBoost engines over fire potential

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Ford Motor Company is recalling 139,917 model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured 5 October 2011 through 2 June 2013 and equipped with 1.6L EcoBoost engines. These vehicles may experience localized overheating of the engine cylinder head which may cause cracks that could allow oil to leak; leaking engine oil may come into contact with a hot engine surface, potentially resulting in an engine compartment fire.

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2013 Ford Escape Gets Official EPA Gas Mileage Ratings

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When Ford decided to kill its hybrid variant of the 2012 Ford Escape, there was much gnashing of teeth and wailing here at GreenCarReports. But now we know: Ford’s new 2013 non-hybrid Escape can live up to Giving an impressive 34 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, the first -- and maybe best -- hybrid crossover from Ford set a tough act to follow.

Will 2021 Ford Escape bring back hybrid model (or plug-in hybrid)?

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Tomorrow, Ford is hosting journalists at an unusual event called "Ford Uncovered," at which it may discuss some of its future products for 2020 and beyond. Key among the questions that attendees will undoubtedly ask will be those about the company's strategy for electrified vehicles. While Ford was the first U.S. carmaker to offer a hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars

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New Ford Escape to offer two EcoBoost engines: 1.6L and 2.0L

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The new Ford Escape will offer two different EcoBoost engines: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and, for the first time in the US, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder. The new Ford Escape contains more sustainable materials than its predecessor. The 1.6 liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

2012 Ford Kuga Hybrid, or Will It Be 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid?

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The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid will likely be the last year for Ford's original hybrid vehicle, launched way back in October 2004. At the end of July, Ford had sold 98,500 Escape Hybrids, more than half its total sales of 139,700 hybrids of all types. For 2012, the Escape will be completely redesigned for the But all good things must come to an end.

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2013 Ford Escape: New High-MPG Crossover Selling Strong Even Before Ads

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You might not have seen any adverts for it yet, but the 2013 Ford Escape is already flying out of dealer lots. That's not bad when the auto market is currently undergoing a summer slump, but the first all-new Escape in over a decade really seems to be grabbing the attention of buyers. The Escape's early success probably isn't that much of a

Ford offering 1.6L and 2.0L EcoBoost engines in new Escape; next generation of Escape hybrid powertrain moves to the C-MAX exclusively

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The new Ford Escape, slated for reveal next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, features a powertrain lineup with three four-cylinder options, including the new 1.6- The Escape will be Ford’s first SUV to be available with two fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines, delivering class-leading fuel economy and performance. Ford is also moving the Escape hybrid powertrain exclusively over to the C-MAX platform; i.e., the Escape Hybrid is going away.

2013 Ford Escape 1.6-liter EcoBoost Recalled For Potential Engine Fire Risk

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Just one month after deliveries of the 2013 Ford Escape started, Ford has made a formal recall of all Ford Escapes fitted with its 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. The recall is to replace an engine compartment fuel line, which is at risk of splitting and leaking fuel in the engine bay, potentially causing an engine fire. The fire risk is only present

Ford Escape with EcoBoost Engine EPA-rated at 33 mpg highway

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The new Ford Escape’s 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine has earned an EPA fuel economy rating of 33 mpg US (7.13 All three engines in the new Escape are EPA-certified at 30-plus mpg on the highway. Both new Escape engines combine EcoBoost’s core technologies of direct fuel injection and turbocharging and add twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT). l/100 km) on the highway cycle—2 mpg better than the Honda CR-V and 5 mpg better than Toyota RAV4.

Future Ford Escape plug-in, China vs US, more solar power, electric semis on wires: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got a different approach to electric trucks, a complicated combustion engine, more solar power, a plug-in future Ford, and some worries about U.S. competitiveness. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most important green-car stories. The Toyota Prius V hybrid. Today in Car News

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Autumn Statement 2016: Fuel duty frozen and ultra-low emission vehicles escape salary sacrifice axe

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Having previewed the Autumn Statement to see what effect it may have on the leasing sector, in his first Autumn Statement Phillip Hammond announced a. BVRLA Fuel Insurance Budget Editors Picks Salary sacrifice cars

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Green Sound Insulation Inside Doors Quiets 2013 Ford Escape

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For its all-new 2013 Escape crossover, Ford has created door bolsters from a plant called kenaf. Ask about green cars and most buyers think only of gas mileage. But there are other ways to make vehicles greener, including the use of renewable materials to replace petroleum-derived synthetic components. The bolsters, which insulate the interior

UC Davis Begins $2.8M Studies on Impacts of Escaped Nitrogen

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million in new grants to study the use and impacts of escaped nitrogen from agricultural production. University of California, Davis researchers will receive $2.8 Nitrogen-based fertilizers help California farmers produce more than 400 agricultural commodities—vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy products—worth $36 billion a year. But excess nitrogen is emitted from soils, seeps into groundwater and runs off into surface waters.

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