Ford Escape News

  • 2020 Ford Escape

    The 2020 Ford Escape hybrid will manage up to 550 miles of range, according to the automaker and eventually offer a plug-in hybrid variant.

  • 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid
    Will 2021 Ford Escape bring back hybrid model (or plug-in hybrid)?

    Tomorrow, Ford is hosting journalists at an unusual event called "Ford Uncovered," at which it may discuss some of its future products for 2020 and beyond. Key among the questions that attendees will undoubtedly ask will be those about the company's strategy for electrified vehicles. While Ford was...

  • 2018 Ford Escape
    2019 Ford Escape to get plug-in hybrid, plus Expedition SUV hybrid, Lincoln versions too: report

    In recent years, Ford Motor Company's plans for putting more plug-in electric cars on the road have been, shall we say, murky. GM has the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, sales of its Chevy Bolt EV 238-mile electric car have risen every month, and it plans a pair of all-electric SUVs by...

  • 2017 Ford Escape Titanium 4WD, Kingston, NY, Feb 2017
    2017 Ford Escape AWD 1.5-liter gas mileage review

    Smaller engines with turbochargers have spread throughout new vehicles as a way to meet the increasingly stringent fuel-efficiency rules that started in 2012. But no maker has been as forward about marketing that technology as Ford, which now offers a range of downsized and boosted engines under...

  • 2017 Ford Escape, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, May 2016
    2017 Ford Escape quick drive review

    The Ford Escape has been a hugely popular small crossover SUV since its 2001 debut, and after a quick drive in the updated 2017 model, we're reminded why. While it's not the most capacious entry in the segment, the driving experience is more rewarded and the interior quality remains top-notch even...

  • 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid
    Ford C-Max Hybrids Recalled To Fix Engine Shut-Off Problem

    Ford is recalling C-Max hybrids as part of a larger recall of more than 432,000 cars.

  • 2014 Ford Escape SE

    The previous model of Ford Escape was a popular car in the U.S. from 2001 through 2012--not only for its utility, but also for the availability of a hybrid model. At 32 mpg combined in front-wheel-drive form, the Escape Hybrid was comfortably one of the most economical crossovers on the market. When the all-new Escape arrived for the 2013 model year, though, it offered no hybrid option. And while the new Escape is a great crossover utility, the fuel economy of its current engine range falls considerably short of the best vehicles in its class. That much is apparent even from the car's window...

  • 2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-liter EcoBoost, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2013
    2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-Liter EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Drive Report

    The Ford Escape, entirely redesigned for 2013, is one of the best-selling entries in the popular category of compact crossover utility vehicles. The real-world gas mileage of the latest Escapes, however, does not quite seem to equal those cars' combined EPA ratings. Ford has put a great deal of...

  • 2014 Subaru Forester
    2014 Subaru Forester Aces New IIHS Crash Test; Other Crossovers, Not So Much

    Last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced a new crash test -- and a new rating to accompany it. A total of 13 compact SUVs recently took that test, and the 2014 Subaru Forester was the only one in the bunch to earn a "good" rating. The test in question is the "small overlap...

  • 2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost 2.0-liter, Pennsylvania, April 2013
    2013 Ford Escape 2.0-Liter EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Drive Report

    The Ford Escape is one of the most popular compact crossovers on the market today, and its all-new 2013 model goes head-to-head with the Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4. Both of those vehicles were redesigned in 2012 or 2013, so crossover competition is now fierce. We spent six days with a pale green...

  • 2013 Ford Escape
    Ford Escape EcoBoost Recall Roundup For 1.6-Liter Engine

    Vehicle recalls happen with such frequency that it'd be alarming, if not for the fact that most are only for minor issues. But as the 2013 Ford Escape is recalled for the fourth time, owners might start wondering whether they've made the correct purchase. Ford has announced the recall of 89,000...

  • 2013 Ford Escape
    2013 Ford Escape Recalled Again For Engine Bay Fire Risk

    It has only been on sale a few months, but the popular 2013 Ford (NYSE:F) Escape has just received its second recall relating to potential engine-bay fires. According to official recall documents posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website, the recall involves replacing a...

  • 2013 Ford Escape

    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 Escape S and the more efficient 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine offered as standard on the Escape SE and Escape SEL. Costing $2,600 less than the Escape SE, losing just 2 mpg combined in gas mileage might make the Escape S seem like the best choice, but when it comes picking the right Escape for you...

  • 2013 Ford Escape, launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
    Ford’s Urgent 2013 Escape Recall Is Quick, Painless

    Regardless of the reason behind them, official safety recalls can be frustrating for both automakers and car owners. But according to Gregory Skwira, copy editor for Automotive News (subscription required), his own personal experience of Ford’s urgent recall of the 2013 Escape crossover SUV...

  • 2013 Ford Escape, launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
    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...

  • 2013 Mazda CX-5
    2013 Ford Escape Vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5: Crossover Comparison

    It's no surprise that crossovers are having such a surge in popularity right now. By offering the sort of chunky styling and high driving position that draws people to SUVs, with gas mileage and driving characteristics more in common with regular compact cars, they offer the best of both worlds for...

  • 2013 Ford Escape, launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
    2013 Ford Escape: New High-MPG Crossover Selling Strong Even Before Ads

    You might not have seen any adverts for it yet, but the 2013 Ford Escape is already flying out of dealer lots. That's not bad when the auto market is currently undergoing a summer slump, but the first all-new Escape in over a decade really seems to be grabbing the attention of buyers. The Escape's...

  • 2013 Ford Escape, launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
    2013 Ford Escape With EcoBoost: On Its Way To Dealers Now

    Fitted with Ford’s latest green engine technology, the 2013 Ford Escape has started to roll off the production line at Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky. Starting at $22,470, the compact crossover SUV has undergone a complete redesign for this year, giving it a strong family...

  • 2013 Ford Escape, launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011

    When Ford decided to kill its hybrid variant of the 2012 Ford Escape, there was much gnashing of teeth and wailing here at GreenCarReports. Giving an impressive 34 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, the first -- and maybe best -- hybrid crossover from Ford set a tough act to follow. But now we know: Ford’s new 2013 non-hybrid Escape can live up to its predecessor’s reputation. At least, the 1.6-liter EcoBoost variant can. On Friday, Ford released official EPA-approved gas mileage figures for its 2013 Escape. The verdict? If you go for its 1.6-liter FWD EcoBoost Escape, your gas mileage...

  • 2013 Ford Escape, launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
    Green Sound Insulation Inside Doors Quiets 2013 Ford Escape

    Ask about green cars and most buyers think only of gas mileage. But there are other ways to make vehicles greener, including the use of renewable materials to replace petroleum-derived synthetic components. For its all-new 2013 Escape crossover, Ford has created door bolsters from a plant called...

  • 2013 Ford Escape, launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
    2013 Ford Escape Pricing Released, Sort Of

    Ford has released 2013 Escape pricing, "for survey purposes only," on its dedicated Escape microsite.

  • 2013 Ford Escape
    All-New 2013 Ford Escape: Full Details From LA Auto Show

    For the new 2013 Ford Escape, introduced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, it's all about efficiency--and family-friend features designed to lure buyers who can choose from a growing array of very competent compact crossovers. Ford has already revealed the three engines available for its new...

  • 2009 lincoln c concept 009
    Littlest Lincoln Likely To Be Luxurious Compact Crossover

    Lincoln plans to roll out an onslaught of seven new products over the next three years, each designed to underscore the luxury brand's separation from the mass-market Fords on which they're based. The smallest Lincoln yet will be a compact crossover, using the same underpinnings--but none of the...

  • 2011 Ford Vertrek Concept
    2013 Ford Escape Crossover Will Boost Gas Mileage, Drop V-6

    The 2013 Ford Escape, the first entirely new design in more than a decade for its popular compact crossover, will be officially unveiled next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. But before that, Ford is starting to trickle out bits and pieces of information to build buzz. The 2013 Escape will be...