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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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    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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    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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    Official: Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 earn four-star NHTSA crash rating
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    The 2013 Ford Escape and 2013 Mazda CX-5 are both impressive new crossovers that bring plenty to the table for buyers. Top safety marks, however, seem to have been left off of the menu. These popular new crossovers are just the first of among 54 new cars to be tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and both received a four-star ...

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    Report: Ford Europe goes further with American vehicles
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    Just weeks before the Paris Motor Show, Ford Motor Co. has taken the wraps off of much of its new lineup for Europe in an effort to shore up its efforts for European dealers. The webcast press conference from Amsterdam ended with the official announcement that the Dearborn, Michigan-based car maker will officially make the Mustang available for Autobahn ...

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    Recalls: 2013 Ford Escape recalled for third time, again for fire risk [UPDATE]
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    Oh dear. As if the previous two recalls weren't bad enough, the brand new 2013 Ford Escape is under fire yet again for, well, fire. Or at least the potential for it. According to The Detroit News, 7,600 Escape models – 6,150 of which are in the United States – equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder engine are being recalled ...

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    Spy Shots: Is Lincoln getting its own version of the Ford Escape?
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    Lincoln may be working on a new small crossover built on the same platform as the Ford Escape. Our spy photographers recently spotted this early development vehicle out on public streets around Detroit. Slightly larger than its non-luxury sire, the model may bow with a new interpretation of the Ecoboost four-cylinder. It doesn't take a keen eye to spot ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalling 485,000 2001-04 Escapes to fix unintended acceleration threat
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    It was just last week that the 2013 Ford Escape suffered two separate recalls mere days apart, and today, we have news of a third. This latest recall affects 485,000 2001-2004 Escapes with the 3.0-liter V6 engine and cruise control. These vehicles could experience unintended acceleration caused by their cruise control cable interfering with the throttle ...

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    Report: Supplier to blame for Escape engine recall?
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    More details have surfaced in the latest 2013 Ford Escape recall, with blame for problematic fuel lines falling on supplier TI Automotive, according to Reuters. Ford told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the defective fuel lines were "mechanically scored," which could cause the lines to leak. The recall was announced last week, ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #292 LIVE
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    We record Episode #292 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight and you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below and chime in to direct our conversation. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern ...

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    Report: Ford paying dealers $300 to fix each recalled Escape
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    How important is the launch of the redesigned Escape to Ford? Apparently enough that Dearborn is throwing money at dealers to try and make the new model's teething problems go away, and fast. According to The Detroit Free Press, Ford is giving dealers a $300 spiff for each recalled 2013 Ford Escape they repair for a customer, with a goal of having all ...

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    Recalls: 2013 Ford Escape suffers second recall this week
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    This is shaping up to be a pretty bad week for the brand spankin' new 2013 Ford Escape. Just three days ago, a recall was announced concerning a brake interference issue, and today, the Escape is under fire for, well, fire. Or at least the possibility of it. Escape models fitted with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine are being recalled due to a faulty engine ...

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    Report: Center for Auto Safety expands call for unintended acceleration probe to Mazda Tribute
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    Last week, the Center for Auto Safety called on Ford to recall about 470,000 Escape utility vehicles to fix an "unintended acceleration" problem they say was caused by a previous recall repair program. Now the CAS wants the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to include 85,000 platform-sharing 2002-2004 Mazda Tribute models that could have the ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalls 10,000+ 2013 Escape crossovers for brake-pedal interference issue
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    A Ford factory employee noticed a potential issue with the carpet padding on the left side of the center console trim on the 2013 Ford Escape that has resulted in a recall of the hot-selling new crossover. If the padding gets out of position, it can push the trim piece out, reducing the clearance for the driver's feet between the accelerator and brake ...

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    Report: Ford Escape under fire for problems caused by recall repairs
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    Seven years ago, Ford recalled about 470,000 Escape crossovers from its 2002-2004 model years to fix a troublesome accelerator cable. But the Center for Auto Safety says those repairs may have caused another problem. The original recall was to implement a fix that prevented the accelerator cable from getting caught on the pedal. The defect could keep the ...

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    Official: Ford kicks off 2013 Escape assembly [w/video]
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    The 2013 Ford Escape is now a production reality, the completely redesigned crossover now rolling off the lines at Ford's Louisville assembly plant. Still a top seller in its last model year, the brand-new 1.6-liter EcoBoost Escape gets 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and yes, the $23,295 base model does get pricey very quickly when you start ticking the ...

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    2013 Ford Escape 1.6L EcoBoost officially rated at 23/33 MPG
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    When we drove the all-new Escape recently, Ford was still awaiting official EPA certification for fuel economy. Now, though, the numbers are in, and the Blue Oval can confidently state that it offers the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the small crossover segment... with an automatic transmission, that is. The hero engine for the new Escape is Ford's new ...

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    Official: 2013 Ford Escape 1.6L EcoBoost officially rated at 23/33 MPG
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    When we drove the all-new Escape recently, Ford was still awaiting official EPA certification for fuel economy. Now, though, the numbers are in, and the Blue Oval can confidently state that it offers the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the small crossover segment... with an automatic transmission, that is. The hero engine for the new Escape is Ford's new ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Ford Escape [w/video]
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