Ford's small crossover is going green — again.
Ford Escape News
The Ford Escape is right in the thick of the compact SUV segment, with rivals including the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. The Escape is perfectly suited to SUV buyers who don't want to give up car-like driving manners. Handling is fun and sporty, something you don't often encounter in the sport-utility segment, no matter size or price point. The ride is firmer than some alternatives, however.
The 2020 Ford Escape has been spotted again, and these spy shots give us our first look at the compact crossover SUV's interior. Though it's fairly well covered, the infotainment system is left exposed, and we can make out air vent positioning. The design is very much like that of the 2019 Ford Focus. The infotainment screen sits up high in a tablet-style design with a set of controls below it, and farther below that are the air vents. This layout is almost identical to the Focus.
Ford's second-most popular vehicle by sales has failed a critical crash safety test, earning the worst safety rating of seven small SUVs tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for front passenger-side crash protection.
When it was first introduced in 2007, there was nothing like the original Ford Sync system, since it allowed car owners to connect and use a portable device better than anything that came before it. It took competitors awhile to catch up. But now Ford is the one playing catchup.
Lots of power in small packages.
Ford looks to add to its green-car momentum by launching a plug-in hybrid version of the Escape, its best-selling SUV.
Everybody wants a crossover.
Over 200,000 cars included in each recall.
Ford's refreshed Escape is much better, just maybe not with this engine.
Lincoln MKC production won't move to Mexico, but that's not necessarily good news.
All of these recalls involve possible fire hazards and free repairs.
This recall expansion brings the total number of affected cars to nearly 2.4 million.
Is there any other? Legally, there cannot be.