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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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    Ford Escape
    Report: Ford says it already has 8,000 orders for new Escape
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    The 2013 Escape will soon arrive in dealerships, and it appears Ford has quite a few excited buyers waiting in the wings. The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford already has about 8,000 pre-sales in-hand before buyers have even had the chance to drive the handsome crossover. That's good news for Ford for obvious reasons, but the new Escape is going to ...

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    Official: Ford teams up with NBC for Escape-based reality TV show
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    Ford is turning to prime-time TV to introduce the 2013 Escape. The vehicle will be front and center in "Escape Routes," a new NBC reality show that pits six teams of two against one another in a road-trip competition with layovers in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami and San Francisco. Viewers, meanwhile, can interact with the show's ...

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    Teased: 2013 Ford Escape configurator powers up, prices subject to change
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    The configurator for the 2013 Ford Escape is live – or rather, a survey masquerading as a configurator. On the introductory page of small print, there are three crucial bits Ford wants you to know: that "the information on this site is for survey purposes only," that "features and prices for the final 2013 Ford Escape will only become available when ...

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    Official: Ford recalling 244k Escape models, 200,000+ Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans
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    Ford is recalling nearly half a million vehicles in two separate actions announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Just over 244,000 Ford Escape crossovers from model year 2001 and 2002 are being recalled for potentially leaky brake master cylinder reservoir caps, while nearly 206,000 2004 and 2005 Ford Freestar and Mercury ...

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    Report: These are your top 10 best-selling vehicles for 2011
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    The figures have been tallied for the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. in 2011, and not surprisingly, the Ford F-Series pickup truck is king of the heap once again. Dealers sold a total of 584,917 F-Series units in 2011, beating out the second-place Chevrolet Silverado by 169,787 units. The Toyota Camry filled out the podium with 308,510 sales, which left ...

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    Report: These are Detroit automakers' top-selling vehicles of 2011
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    The numbers are officially in for 2011, and once again, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler sold more pickup trucks than any other model. The Ford F-Series was the top-selling vehicle through November of last year with 516,639 units rolling off of dealer lots. That number handily trounces the Chevrolet Silverado in second place with 367,343 units sold. The ...

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    Ford Escape
    Los Angeles: 2013 Ford Escape looks better in LA
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    Perhaps it's the bright lights of the Los Angeles convention center, or maybe it's just the skilled work of photographer Drew Phillips, but whatever the reason, the 2013 Ford Escape simply looks better here at the LA Auto Show. Our initial impressions of the more traditional CUV shape weren't totally positive, but after staring at the red show car on ...

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    Ford Escape
    Official: 2013 Ford Escape gets Focused design, EcoBoost power
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    We Americans have a long history of clamoring for the forbidden fruit that automakers offer in Europe. Such has been the case with the Ford Kuga crossover – the cuter equivalent of the more traditionally styled Escape here in North America. But under the automaker's One Ford plan, the products offered across the pond are now nearly identical to ...

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    Ford Escape
    2013 Ford Escape gets Focused design, EcoBoost power
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    We Americans have a long history of clamoring for the forbidden fruit that automakers offer in Europe. Such has been the case with the Ford Kuga crossover – the cuter equivalent of the more traditionally styled Escape here in North America. But under the automaker's One Ford plan, the products offered across the pond are now nearly identical to ...

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    Video: 2013 Ford Escape to offer hands-free power liftgate
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    Ford will officially debut the next-generation Escape at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, but ahead of the crossover's official debut, we're getting our first look at one of the vehicle's new features: a hands-free power liftgate. How does it work? Simply kick your foot under the Escape's rear bumper (as long as the key fob is in your pocket) ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Ford Escape caught with very little cover
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    Zipcar will share cars at 36 more U.S. colleges, wins Federal fleet contract
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    The nation's biggest car-sharing service, Zipcar, just keeps on getting bigger. This week, Zipcar announced it would now offer short-term car rentals on 36 new higher education schools in North America, trying to capture the use-don't-own spirit of today's young people. The company's new Facebook reservation service (which supplements the existing ...

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    Ford Escape
    Redesigned 2013 Ford Escape to lose hybrid option, but EcoBoost will provide better MPG rating
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    The Ford Escape Hybrid will soon cease to exist. The next-generation Ford Escape, slated for its grand reveal next month at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, will feature three four-cylinder engine options, including both a 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost lump and a 2.5-liter Ti-VCT four-banger. Vanishing for Model Year 2013 will be the V6 engine option and ...

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    Report: 2013 Ford Escape to be four-cylinder only, two EcoBoost options
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    The 2013 Ford Escape is set to bow at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month, but we don't have to wait several weeks for engine options. The Ford Story (a Ford-run blog) reports that the next Escape (Ford Vertrek concept from 2011 Detroit Auto Show shown above) will feature three four-cylinder engine options, with two of those four-pots being of the ...

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    Report: Ford receives nearly 17,000 applications for open positions in Louisville
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    Here's a measure of how bad the economy is. Ford is getting ready to start assembling the upcoming all-new Escape at its Louisville Assembly Plant after having built the Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer there since 1990 (see the last one ever made in the mob of people above). To that end, the company recently began accepting applications for 1,800 open ...

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    Report: New York Taxi Commission moves to ban Lexus RX 450h
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    With over 13,000 taxis in Manhattan, it's easy to blend in. Over half of those taxis are of the Crown Victoria variety, while a quarter are Ford Escape models. Hybrids are beginning to enter the New York taxi fleets in solid numbers, but a certain model has been singled out as being "too powerful." The New York Times reports that The Taxi and Limousine ...

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    Report: Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner under investigation for rear glass that shatters
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating 2010 and 2011 Ford Escapes and Mercury Mariners due to several complaints of shattering rear glass. According to The Detroit News, there have been 18 reported complaints of the glass braking "simultaneously" while opening or closing the liftgate, and one of the incidents ...

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    Video: Cab Cannonball? Men take taxi ride from New York to Los Angeles [w/video]
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    We've taken a couple crazy cab rides in our lifetime, but we've never paid up for a ride that took us from New York to Los Angeles. John Belitsky and his buddy Dan Wuebben have done the deed, though, with cabbie Mohammed Alam providing the yellow Ford Escape taxi. The cost? $5,000. The media attention from paying a cabbie five grand to take you cross ...

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    How Ford's use of Ecolon has cut its oil consumption by 430,000 gallons
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    Did you know the carpet underfoot in homes often ends up in strange places? Well, thanks to Ford's drive to use sustainable materials in its vehicles, some old carpet is landing in an usual spot – the cylinder head covers on vehicles like the Mustang, Fusion, F-150 and Escape. Wellman Engineering Resins' EcoLon material, a nylon resin made from 100 ...

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    Ford Fusion Hybrid, Escape Hybrid rated tops in customer payback, value
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    Ford asks: "are all hybrids created equal?" Well, um, no. Take, for example, the Toyota Prius. It's ultra-fuel efficient and starts at a reasonable $23,050. On the flip side, there's the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid with an EPA rating of 21 miles per gallon city and 25 mpg highway. Its price of entry starts at $67,700. Somewhere in between the Prius and the ...

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