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  • 2020 Ford Escape

    With its new pair of Escape Hybrids, Ford re-enters a gas-electric landscape—and puts down a marker on future battery-electric vehicles, too.

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    Tesla sales, Audi e-tron range, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota hybrid patents: The Week in Reverse

    Which startup automaker got a big boost toward production this week? What automakers opened some of its patent library for free until 2030? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 5, 2019. This week Tesla announced its...

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    2020 Ford Escape revealed: Hybrid returns teasing nearly 40 mpg, plug-in hybrid version with 30 electric miles

    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.

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    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...

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    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...

  • 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

    The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the sole mass-market crossover SUV that offers a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. That was a market pioneered by the Ford Escape Hybrid, in 2004, and one that Ford walked away from for 2013. It turns out that there seems to be a market for compact crossovers with both AWD and high fuel economy. DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review Toyota unveiled the RAV4 Hybrid last year, but the first copies weren't delivered until November. The pace of sales has escalated sharply since then. Last month, the company delivered a whopping 4,185 hybrid...

  • 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...

  • 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016
    All-wheel-drive hybrid cars, SUVs: why are there so few?

    Fifty years ago, a now-forgotten British luxury coupe called the Jensen FF went into production, offering the first modern all-wheel drive system on any passenger car in the world. Four-wheel drive had been offered only on a few specialized truck models to that point, but the traction and braking...

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    Dead Hybrid Battery: What Should I Do? (Owner Question)

    Every once in a while, other media outlets will ask for advice from Green Car Reports on various fuel economy or car technology questions. We recently received one concerning a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid, which the owner had left unused for several months. The car wouldn't start after that, and when...

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    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.

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    2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Recalled, Also Mercury Mariner Hybrids

    Certain Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid crossovers are being recalled to fix a coolant issue.

  • 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

    Ten years ago, your choice of hybrid vehicles was pretty limited. A lot has changed in those ten years, and the rise of Ford as a real force in the hybrid markets is one of the biggest changes. 2004 saw the launch of its very first hybrid, the 2005 Escape Hybrid, and the maker's cars have gone from strength to strength ever since. But what do you need to know about Ford's hybrid lineup, old and new? We've brought together many of our past articles into an ultimate guide--from the latest Fusion and C-Max Hybrids and their plug-in hybrid 'Energi' equivalents, right back to those popular Escape...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last: Which Will Make 150,000 Miles?

    Which hybrid cars accumulate the most mileage over time? According to a new data analysis, there's one hybrid that stands head and shoulders above the rest--and it's not the Toyota Prius. Used-car listing aggregator iSeeCars analyzed more than 20 million used-car listings posted during April and...

  • 2014 Ford Escape SE
    2014 Ford Escape: Great Small SUV, Not-So-Great Gas Mileage

    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...

  • 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...

  • 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid owned by Bayer Protective Services, Sacramento, CA
    2008 Ford Escape Hybrid: 500K Miles, Still In Patrol Service

    If you ever had any doubt that hybrids were durable--and many people do--here's a case study to set your mind at ease. A white base-model 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid has just crossed 500,000 miles, which possibly makes it the highest-mileage Escape Hybrid on the road. That's much higher than the Escape...

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    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...

  • 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid New York taxi (Image: eBay Motors)

    We've talked about the longevity of hybrid cars on several occasions before, usually when some myth about batteries dying at ridiculously short intervals comes up. But just how much faith would you put in a high-mileage hybrid? Enough to part with your cash for an ex-NYC Ford Escape Hybrid taxi? Because such a thing is for sale right now on eBay, and it means getting into a 2009 Escape Hybrid for as little as $5,000. For comparison, that's significantly under half what you'd normally expect to pay. The catch? It has nearly 300,000 miles on the odometer. You could pick one with more, too. Due...

  • 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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

  • 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...

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