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2013 Ford Escape [w/video]

Don't Call It A Comeback In the music industry, a band's third album is typically make-or-break. You start with the debut album, introducing the general public to the band's polished works, then comes the sophomore record, which proves whether or not the band can keep its fan base happy and gain more traction in the music scene. But the third album must show if that band's sound and style has a good enough mix of individual flare and mainstream appeal to keep them successful in the long-run. If you think about it, the same can be said about the automotive landscape, and for the... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
240 HP / 270 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$35,630 (as tested)
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    Recalls: Ford recalls 434k vehicles for several unrelated issues
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    It seems that the hard winter in much of the country has been as rough on some Fords as it has on many people. The Blue Oval is recalling roughly 434,000 vehicles in two separate recalls, and one of them partially caused by the salt used to melt the snow on roads. The first recall covers 385,750 2001-2004 Escape models in the Midwest, Northeast and ...

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    Official: Ford predicts it will finish 2013 as top-selling US brand
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    Ford is ready to call the ball on its 2013 sales totals, predicting a first-place finish for units sold in the US for a single brand. The company anticipates selling more than 2.4 million vehicles when all vehicle sales over the last 12 months have been tallied, repeating the victory it trumpeted over Toyota last year. According to Ford's accounting, it ...

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    Exclusive: Ford says utility vehicles are key to global growth
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    While most of us believe that small, fuel efficient cars are the key to global expansion for US automakers, Jim Farley, Ford's vice president of Global Marketing, thinks otherwise. Last week, we attended an exclusive sneak preview of the Ford Edge Concept in advance of the Los Angeles Auto Show, and Farley told us that it's actually utility vehicles that ...

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    Recalls: Ford forced to recall Escape over fire risk yet again [UPDATE]
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    Recalls happen. Automakers hope they won't, but they do. And that's alright, for the most part, because cars are designed (and to a large degree still made) by humans, and humans make mistakes. So we forgive them, as long as the problem is resolved. Only in the case of the Ford Escape, the problem seems to keep coming back. That's why Ford is calling in ...

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    Report: Ford to pay $17.35 million over Escape recall
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    Ford had a bit of a recall spree around this time last year, with a pair of issues on the then-new 2013 Escape, followed by a recall of 423,000 2001 to 2004 Escapes because they might accelerate of their own accord. Accordingly, Uncle Sam pasted Ford with a $17.35 million fine because it took too long to inform customers, according to a report from ...

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    Report: Ford books $1.2B profit in second quarter on strength of trucks
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    Ford is rolling along nicely, with a positive second-quarter sales report and a $2.3 billion profit in North America. The Dearborn, Michigan-based manufacturer captured $1.2 billion globally from April to June, with a $177 million profit in Asia. Even in Europe, the land of doom and gloom for automakers not named Mazda, Ford saw some success as it lowered ...

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    Report: Ford recalls 2013 Focus, C-Max and Escape over faulty child safety locks
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    We have yet to find any official documentation from either Ford or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but Edmunds and Cars.com are both reporting that there is a recall on the 2013 C-Max, Focus and Escape. All three vehicles were assembled with a faulty child door lock mechanism on the left rear door that might not work properly allowing ...

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    Official: NHTSA investigating 725k Ford, Mercury vehicles for stalling issue
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    Owners of Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models, listen up. According to a report on Automotive News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into these four vehicles totaling an estimated 725,000 units. The investigation appears to center around a malfunctioning throttle body on ...

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    Study: Consumer Reports criticizes small turbo engines for misleading performance, fuel economy claims [w/video]
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    Consumer Reports has taken aim at at small-displacement, forced-induction engines, saying the powerplants don't manage to deliver on automaker fuel economy claims. Manufacturers have long held that smaller, turbocharged engines pack all power of their larger displacement cousins with significantly better fuel economy, but the research organization says ...

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    Report: Couple sues Ford because Escape lemon replacement is wrong color [w/poll]
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    The self-proclaimed "King of Lemon Laws" strikes again. This time with a couple in Wisconsin whose 2010 Ford Escape was in the shop for more than 30 days within the first year of ownership due to transmission problems. The couple hired Vince Megna after Ford replaced their Sangria Red Escape (shown above) with a stone-colored interior with a Steel Blue ...

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    Report: Lincoln MKC crossover headed for Detroit
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    Fresh off the launch of the stylish new MKZ sedan, the newly named Lincoln Motor Company is reportedly preparing for a lineup expansion. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, the first new product joining the Lincoln brand is a small crossover based on the Ford Escape said to be called the MKC. We saw this machine testing a few months ago, and while we were ...

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    Official: Ford details how it will fix recalled fire-risk 2013 Escape and Fusion models
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    Ford announced today that it has determined the problem and has worked up a fix for the engine fires that have resulted in recalls for 2013 Ford Escape and Fusion models equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. Ford says the fires are being caused by an issue with the cooling system software that fails to properly manage engine temperatures during ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalling 89k 2013 Fusion and Escape models over engine fires, urges owners to park their cars
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    Ford has announced a recall of 89,153 vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engines over the possibility of overheating and, in some instances, fires starting in the engine compartment. The brand new 2013 Fusion accounts for 15,833 of the affected models, the other 73,320 being the 2013 Escape. This is the fourth time the recently ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #310
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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #309
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    Official: Ford Escape named first-ever Popular Mechanics Car Of The Year
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    It's that time of year again. Time for just about publication out there to come up with their Car of the Year winner, and Popular Mechanics is getting into the game for the first time with its Auto Excellence Awards. For its inaugural champion, the crew over at PM have named the 2013 Ford Escape as the Car of the Year. The Ford snagged the top spot for ...

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    SEMA: Ford shows SEMA-bound Mustang, F-150 and Escape variants
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    After already tipping its hand with a goodly selection of Focus ST concept teasers, as well as a passel of tuned Fusions, Ford has let loose with more images and information regarding its huge presence at this year's SEMA show. And, while we'll be bringing live reports of all the SEMA goodness to you next week, we couldn't help but want to share these ...

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    Comparo: 2013 Ford Escape vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5
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    Brothers From Another Mother Face Off Not a single part is shared between these two crossovers. We couldn't do this comparison test a year ago. No, not because the CX-5 is a new nameplate and all-new vehicle for the Mazda brand (okay, that's technically a valid reason), but because until now, Mazda's only small crossover offering was the Tribute ...

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    Video: Watch Ford test the Escape for NVH issues in a portable chamber
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    All automakers test for noise, vibration and harshness (or NVH) during the development of new vehicles, but Ford Motor Company uses a portable "environmental chamber" that it can take to a specific plant to pull production vehicles from the assembly line for testing. In the case of this video, the portable machine was at Louisville Assembly Plant to test ...

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    Report: NHTSA probing Ford Escape over throttle issue
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    According to the Associated Press, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is training its gaze on 2005-2012 Ford Escape. According to the report, the federal safety agency has opened a probe at the behest of the North Carolina Consumers Council, which petitioned for an investigation following a pair of complaints related to throttle ...

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