Posts Tagged ‘Escape’

NAIAS 2011: Ford C-Max and Vertrek Concept

January 11th, 2011 4 comments

     Ford is stretching its C-Platform for all it’s worth by introducing a new derivative to the extended Focus family called C-Max. Europe has enjoyed the people moving capabilities of the various C-Max offerings for years, but Americans would never have warmed to the small people mover when gas was only a couple bucks a gallon. Ford thinks the time is right to make a move and will do its best to convince us of the C-Max’s benefits later this year when the 7-passenger mini-minivan hits US showrooms. Read more…

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AT’s Photo Spotlight

April 26th, 2010 No comments

      The 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid proved to the world that you didn’t have to drive a jelly bean to be efficient over the road. In fact it proved that you didn’t have to stick to a road at all because the Escape is still available with all-wheel drive.

AT’s Photo Spotlight

March 29th, 2010 No comments

      The 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid proved that it doesn’t have to give up being an SUV to be frugal. The Escape returned 31.4-mpg during its tenure with the AT staff, and I’ll be the first to admit that our right feet aren’t the lightest.

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid

March 2nd, 2010 1 comment

It’s Not Easy Being Green!

     The 2008 Ford Escape is like a breath of fresh air in a Ford lineup that has grown stale and boring. I dare say the Toyota Camry is more exciting than either the identity-crisised Taurus or razor bladed Fusion. Excluding the Mustang and its many special editions the bread and butter of Ford’s lineup is…well…bland. Read more…

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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid

February 17th, 2010 No comments

       Starting this year, environmentalists will be a little more timid when they gripe about SUVs.
     That’s because sport utility vehicles — long criticized for their gluttonous appetite for gas and dirty emissions — are turning green. Several manufacturers are planning more efficient models for the coming years, and the first to the market is Ford’s 2005 Escape Hybrid. Read more…

2005 Ford Escape

February 16th, 2010 No comments

A Midlife Makeover For The Best Selling Small SUV

    The small SUV class has been doing well for quite some time and the same can be said for Ford’s Escape. Nevertheless there have been some new competitors who are trying very hard to steal the title of Best Selling Small SUV from the Blue Oval. Chief among these is Chevrolet’s handsome new Equinox, which has been well received by consumers and critics alike. Ford knows this and refreshed the Escape for the 2005 model year to try to maintain its lead spot in the sales race. Is the midlife makeover good enough to keep the Escape out front? You’ll have to keep reading. Read more…

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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid

February 15th, 2010 No comments

Science Meets Sheetmetal

     “Is that the thing that runs on water?”
     “Pardon me?” I exclaim, with a half confused, half grimaced look on my face; yet another classic example of mainstream media leading to public confusion. Current events mix with auto tech about as well as the weather and sports. Sure, you still get the score, but what does the dewpoint have to do with the bases being loaded? Not much. But with fuel prices looming in the stratosphere, even the cameraman has something to say about gas savings. So without further ado, lets dive into the meat and potatoes of this FrankenUte (and no this isn’t a culinary review either)! Read more…

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2003 Ford Escape

March 7th, 2003 No comments

     Why mess with a winning formula? Read more…