2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost
There was a time when a turbocharger under the hood meant one thing and one thing only: that the car you were driving was a performance-oriented, sporty beast with that oh-so-addictive turbo whine. Today, the turbocharger has become the biggest thing in green car technology since the hybrid drivetrain, with everything from minicars to luxury sedans switching to smaller, turbocharged engines in the pursuit of higher gas mileage. But with so many cars to choose from, which turbocharged green cars are the best? Here are just five you need to drive. 2013 Chevrolet Sonic 1.4-liter turbo Aimed at...
Active Shutter Grille Vents: How They Help Improve MPG
Over the past few years, more automakers than ever have started to promote something called active shutter grille vents. Essentially a way to boost fuel economy at higher speeds, active grill shutters are now being used by GM, Ford, and Chrysler--among others--to give gas mileage boosts to their...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
2013 Ford Escape: Why You Need To Look Beyond Gas Mileage
Ford’s all-new 2013 Escape compact crossover may have only been on sale for a few months, but it is already proving a strong seller at Ford dealerships across the U.S. On paper, there’s little difference between the gas mileage figures of the entry-level 2.5-liter, four-cylinder Ford...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
2013 Ford Escape 1.6-liter EcoBoost Recalled For Potential Engine Fire Risk
Just one month after deliveries of the 2013 Ford Escape started, Ford has made a formal recall of all Ford Escapes fitted with its 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. The recall is to replace an engine compartment fuel line, which is at risk of splitting and leaking fuel in the engine bay, potentially...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield