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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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    Blind man tackles the road course at Daytona on his own
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    Another year, another Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona champion. Something interesting happened before the prototypes took to the track, though, when a Ford Escape Hybrid took on the 1.5-mile road course. The driver, Mark Anthony Riccobono, didn't break any speed records... but he did successfully maneuver the Escape without the help of a very crucial driving ...

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    Ford investing $400M in Kansas City plant for unnamed new car
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    Ford has announced plans to invest $400 million in its Kansas City Assembly plant in Missouri. The company is shifting production of the Escape from that facility to its Louisville, Kentucky plant, which will open up a line for an unnamed model. There's some indication that the FoMoCo crew is planning to build the Transit Connect alongside the F-150 at ...

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    Top ten most and least expensive cars to insure in 2011
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    With the calendar year changing from 2010 to 2011, insurance adjusters have recompiled their actuarial tables and that means a new list of the cheapest and most expensive vehicles to insure for the new year. In this case, Insure.com recently conducted a survey of the nations six top insurance carriers and complied a list of 40 vehicles that take top ...

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    KBB reveals 20 most researched cars of 2010
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    Kelly Blue Book has compiled a list of the most researched new vehicles for 2010, as well as brands that hold the greatest market share of interest. The Honda Accord, Civic and Toyota Camry claim the top three spots -- not a surprise if you've been reading this list the last few years. Since 2004, the same three vehicles have garnered the most attention ...

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    Report: Ford to introduce Escape/Kuga concept in Detroit
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    A source within Ford Motor Company has reportedly revealed that a near-production crossover concept will be heading to the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. When this concept vehicle takes its production shape, it will serve as the replacement for the venerable Ford Escape and Kuga crossovers. Based off of the 2012 Focus' platform, the new Escape/Kuga is expected ...

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    Prototype cart with feedback controls lets the blind drive [w/video]
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    Researchers at Virginia Tech are teaming with the National Federation of the Blind to build two Ford Escape test vehicles designed specifically for visually-impaired drivers. After building a small buggy last year equipped with an audio steering wheel and various other "non-visual interfaces," the team decided to take a stab at going full-size. Drivers ...

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    Report: Ford to halt Missouri Escape production in 2011
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    Ford will be ending production of the current generation Escape crossover by the end of 2011 and move production of its replacement from Kansas City, Missouri to Lousiville, Kentucky. The Kansas City plant has built the Escape and its Mercury Mariner twin since they launched in 2000. Production of the Mariner will end in the next few months as Ford ...

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    Review: 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid makes being green easy
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    The Ford Escape Hybrid was the first mass-produced battery-assisted SUV on the market when it launched in 2004, and from day one it's delivered on Ford's promise of class-leading economy. It also offered similar performance and handling to its gas-powered counterparts with virtually no compromise. Sales have steadily risen each year and The Blue Oval ...

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    DC 2010: Ford's Nancy Gioia talks electrification progress, status of Leno's Focus Electrics
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    We heard from Ford CEO Alan Mulally yesterday about his company's overall work with the U.S. government on energy policy. He's not the only Ford representative at the show worth talking to at the Washington Auto Show, though, and we got to sit down with Nancy Gioia, Ford's director of global electrification, for an update on the company's plug-in vehicle ...

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    Report: Ford dealers say Kuga should be named Escape in U.S. - Do you agree? [w/POLL]
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    Here's the skinny: Ford's current Escape is heading the way of the dodo bird. In its place will be the Kuga, a much less dowdy looking compact CUV that should compete nicely with the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson. The European designed 2011 Kuga will be built here in the United States at a Louisville, Kentucky plant. All this we ...

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    REPORT: Ford Kuga could come in Lincoln, Mercury flavors, replace Escape, be built in USA
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    How's this for an odd twist – Ford essentially kicked off the SUV craze with its Explorer, an embiggened four-door Ranger. And man, did we go crazy. Before the cheap-gas bubble burst, slightly more than half of all passenger vehicles sold here in America were SUVs. Just below the Explorer was and is Ford's little truck (which is no longer little) ...

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    STUDY: Ford owns brand loyalty in 2009; Scorned Saturn, Pontiac buyers will look outside of GM
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    Ford buyers appear to love their cars more than customers of any other automotive brand, returning back to the American automaker when it comes time to purchase their next vehicle. According to a study by Experian Automotive, six of the top 10 vehicles for customer brand loyalty wear badges from the Blue Oval. That includes the Ford Fusion (62.4 percent), ...

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    Ford boosts production (slightly) of F-150, Escape
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    Two of Ford's vehicles are moving well enough that the automaker is adding production to its plants in Missouri and Michigan. Ford says its F-150 and Ford Escape are looking to earn their highest sales of the year in August, with the F-Series truck line looking good for its first year-on-year sales jump since October 2006 and the Escape knocking on the ...

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    Rapid Electric Vehicles (REV) offering $45,000 Ford fleet vehicle electric conversions. Maybe.
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    REV knows that the market for a family to get their Ford Escape converted over to pure electric drive for $68,000 is awful small, perhaps less than zero. But, with REV's focus on fleet operators – people who look at vehicles in a very different way than normal consumers – they just might hit their target of converting 10 vehicles by the end ...

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    REPORT: Escape puts Ford back atop Cash For Clunkers sales pileup
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    In America, we like our sports and love to keep score. Even when it comes to car-buying subsidies, we want to know which model is selling best. The government says the Ford Focus is the top seller under Cash for Clunkers, but Edmunds has a different winner: the Ford Escape. The discrepancy stems from the government's old-school way of counting model ...

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    2010 Ford Escape hybrid gets upgraded battery and software
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    In the spirit of continuous improvement, Ford is again updating the powertrain of its Escape/Mariner hybrids. After a thorough revamp just a year ago, the hybrid crossovers are now benefiting from the development work that went into creating the Fusion and Milan hybrids. The gas electric sedans got updated nickel metal hydride cells with 20 percent more ...

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    Hydro Quebec joins Ford Escape PHEV test program
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    Ford's Escape plug-in hybrid test program has found another electric utility partner for its field test program. Hydro-Quebec has been selected by Ford and the Electric Power Research Institute to join the three-year program. Hydro-Quebec has received one of the 21 Escape PHEV's built by Ford for testing. The utility will be testing the crossover on its ...

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    St. Petersburg to test 'plug-in' hybrid cars in green partnership
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    The city of St. Petersburg, Florida isn't part of Ford's plug-in hybrid test program but it will soon be testing a PHEV Escape anyway. Progress Energy will be partnering with the Florida city to convert one of the 14 Escape hybrids in the city fleet to plug-in capability. $28,000 of the $37,000 cost will be covered by the utility company which is working ...

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    Ford celebrates production of 100,000th hybrid SUV
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    Today, Ford celebrates a new milestone in the life of its hybrid SUV platform as the 100,000th vehicle rolls down the assembly line at the Blue Oval's Assembly Plant in Kansas City. This production total includes all Ford Escape Hybrids, Mercury Mariner Hybrids and Mazda Tribute Hybrids produced since 2004, the year that Ford launched its first-ever ...

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    Ford builds 100,000th hybrid SUV, bakes a cake
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    Today, Ford celebrates a new milestone in the life of its hybrid SUV platform as the 100,000th vehicle rolls down the assembly line at the Blue Oval's Assembly Plant in Kansas City. This production total includes all Ford Escape Hybrids, Mercury Mariner Hybrids and Mazda Tribute Hybrids produced since 2004, the year that Ford launched its first ever ...

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