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    Recalls: Ford Recalling 70k Escape and Mariner Hybrids for cooling issue

    Ford is recalling about 70,209 examples of the 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and the 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid because the cooling pumps for their hybrid systems could fail. According to the company's defect notice, it's possible for the original "Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump" to ...

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    Report: These cars are headed to the Great Crusher In The Sky

    It happens every year. We bid adieu to some cars and trucks that will be missed, and say good riddance to others wondering how they stayed around so long. Whether they're being killed off for slow sales or due to a new product coming along to replace them, the list of vehicles being discontinued ...

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    Blind man tackles the road course at Daytona on his own

    Mark Riccobono's blind lap of Daytona – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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, ...

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    Bang for Your Bark: AAA picks best canine-friendly cars

    Honda Element, one of AAA's best dog-friendly vehicles – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Dog owners looking for a new set of wheels can take heart; the American Automobile Association has taken the time to pick a handful of vehicles best suited to moving your furry friend from one ...

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    Review: 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid makes being green easy

    2010 Ford Escape Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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 ...

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    Ford may pass Honda as second best hybrid seller in U.S.

    2009 Ford Escape Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's no doubt about which automaker leads the hybrid vehicle race. Toyota – and particularly the Japanese automaker's Prius hybrid – outsells all other manufacturers combined. In total, Automotive News calculates that ...

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    Ford boosts production (slightly) of F-150, Escape

    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 ...

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    Mulally chooses Escape Hybrid for D.C. road trip

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Escape Hybrid
    Ford CEO Alan Mulally has made the politically correct decision for his return trip to Washington DC this week and is skipping the company jet. In fact, he's skipping the airport altogether and hitting the road in an Escape Hybrid. It ...

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    SEMA 2008: Ford stacks the ballot with concepts for election day

    Click above for massive gallery of Fords from SEMA
    What recession? Perhaps anticipating the euphoria that will follow the end to the seemingly decades-long Presidential race today, Ford decided to throw a huge tuner party at SEMA this year, and they invited ALL of their friends. The Ford booth ...

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    Ford gives 88-MPG flex-fuel, plug-in Escape Hybrid to Department of Energy

    The Blue Oval has gifted the U.S. Department of Energy a one-of-a-kind vehicle: a plug-in Escape Hybrid that can run on E85, has a 30-mile range on pure electric power at up to 40 mph, and gets 88 mpg in the city and 50 mpg on the highway. Yes, you read that correctly. But you might want to read it ...

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    David Cook and Ford: The start of a beautiful friendship?

    Our brothers-in-green have already covered the fact that Ford saw fit to provide new rides to the two American Idol finalists. This isn't a shocker; Ford is a major sponsor of the hit talent show on Fox. The chosen rides? Ford Escape Hybrids, which we have found to be very nice vehicles that return ...

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    L.A. County Lifeguards rolling in custom Ford Escape Hybrids

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the lifeguard EscapesThe Los Angeles County Lifeguards (cue the Baywatch theme and visions of Pamela and the shirtless Hoff) are getting new rides. A fleet of customized 4WD Ford Escape Hybrids is replacing the group's current pickup trucks, and the first ten ...

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    DC Auto Show '08: Ford updates Escape and Mariner Hybrids

    click above to view more high-res pics of the 2009 Ford Escape HybridsAs AutoblogGreen points out, Ford will soon be facing tough competition in the compact hybrid CUV segment with the introduction of the Saturn Vue two-mode hybrid. What better time, then, to update the Ford Escape Hybrid and ...

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    Ford straddles party lines, declares Escape Hybrid "The Candidate's Choice"

    Ford has figured out a way to take advantage of the current crop of presidential candidates' green-pandering. As has been covered here at Autoblog, one of the measures some candidates take to burnish their eco-cred is swapping out their current daily drivers for more economical fare, and since no ...

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    Ford Escape Hybrid taxis demonstrate durability on New York streets

    One of the concerns people have about hybrid vehicles is the durability of the complex drivetrains. Ford is helping to put some of that concern to rest. Less than two years ago a fleet of eighteen Escape Hybrids joined the ranks of New York City taxis. In that short span of time each one of them ...

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    VIDEO: New "Proof" commercial puts Ford's best foot forward

    Clever commercials are nice. A grin on our face certainly increases the chance we'll remember the brand that made us laugh. But now isn't a time for jokes at Ford Motor Company, which finds itself ensconced in a difficult turnaround plan that has yet to get in gear. That's why we actually like this ...

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    LA Auto Show: Ford debuts new Escape Hybrid

    When we brought you the first shots of the 2008 Ford Escape last night, the Escape hybrid photos weren't available yet. That's been rectified, and you can check out more photos of the Ford's hybrid ute painted in Subliminal Message Green after the jump. To recap, the Escape Hybrid is a full hybrid ...

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    Ford recalling 145,000 vehicles in the U.S.

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford will be recalling close to 140,000 Five Hundreds and Mercury Montegos, along with over six thousand Hybrid Escapes.The cause of the recall on the Five Hundred and its Mercury stable mate is a faulty door latch that may ...

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    CONFIRMED: Ford considering plug-in Escape Hybrid

    Plug-in hybrids remain a mysteriously contentious issue with automakers, despite the fact the public and many non-profit and for-profit organizations are pushing for the technology's mainstream adoption. At Ford's annual shareholder's meeting Bill Ford responded to a question about plug-in hybrids ...

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    Prius sales fall 25% in April

    Sales of Toyota’s popular Prius took a big dip last month, falling nearly 25 percent compared with the same month last year. Year to date sales for the Prius hybrid are also about 10.4 percent behind last year’s pace. Regardless of the slip, the Prius still sold more than any other ...


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