Crossover

Ford starts road-testing an Escape plug-in hybrid prototype

Filed under:
Green,Ford,Fuel Efficiency,Green Automakers,Crossover,SUV,HybridFord looks to add to its green-car momentum by launching a plug-in hybrid version of the Escape, its best-selling SUV.Continue reading Ford starts road-testin…

Ford starts road-testing an Escape plug-in hybrid prototype

Filed under:
Green,Ford,Fuel Efficiency,Green Automakers,Crossover,SUV,HybridFord looks to add to its green-car momentum by launching a plug-in hybrid version of the Escape, its best-selling SUV.Continue reading Ford starts road-testin…

Ford recalls 2013 Focus, C-Max and Escape over faulty child safety locks

Filed under: Sedan, Government/Legal, Recalls, Crossover, Hatchback, Ford

We have yet to find any official documentation from either Ford or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but Edmunds and Cars.com are both reporting that there is …

Consumer Reports criticizes small turbo engines for misleading performance, fuel economy claims [w/video]

Filed under: Sedan, Crossover, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai Consumer Reports has taken aim at at small-displacement, forced-induction engines, saying the powerplants don’t manage to deliver on automaker fuel economy claims. Manufacturers have long held th…

Lincoln MKC crossover headed for Detroit

Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Crossover, Lincoln, Luxury

Fresh off the launch of the stylish new MKZ sedan, the newly named Lincoln Motor Company is reportedly preparing for a lineup expansion. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, the first new produc…

Ford details how it will fix recalled fire-risk 2013 Escape and Fusion models

Filed under: Sedan, Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Ford

Ford announced today that it has determined the problem and has worked up a fix for the engine fires that have resulted in recalls for 2013 Ford Escape and Fusion models equipped w…

Ford recalling 89k 2013 Fusion and Escape models over engine fires, urges owners to park their cars

Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Ford

Ford has announced a recall of 89,153 vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engines over the possibility of overheating and, in some instances, fires starting in the engine compart…

Ford Escape named first-ever Popular Mechanics Car Of The Year

Filed under: Crossover, Ford

It’s that time of year again. Time for just about publication out there to come up with their Car of the Year winner, and Popular Mechanics is getting into the game for the first time with its Auto Excellence Awards. For i…

Ford shows SEMA-bound Mustang, F-150 and Escape variants

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Coupe, Performance, Truck, Crossover, Ford, Diesel, Off-Road, Racing

After already tipping its hand with a goodly selection of Focus ST concept teasers, as well as a passel of tuned Fusions, Ford has let loose with…

2013 Ford Escape vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5

Filed under: Crossover, Ford, Mazda, ComparisonsBrothers From Another Mother Face Off

Not a single part is shared between these two crossovers.

We couldn’t do this comparison test a year ago. No, not because the CX-5 is a new nameplate and all…

Watch Ford test the Escape for NVH issues in a portable chamber

Filed under: Technology, Videos, Crossover, Ford

All automakers test for noise, vibration and harshness (or NVH) during the development of new vehicles, but Ford Motor Company uses a portable “environmental chamber” that it can take to a specific plan…

NHTSA probing Ford Escape over throttle issue

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Crossover, Ford

According to the Associated Press, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is training its gaze on 2005-2012 Ford Escape. According to the report, the federal safety agency has opened a…

Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 earn four-star NHTSA crash rating

Filed under: Safety, Crossover, Ford, Mazda

The 2013 Ford Escape and 2013 Mazda CX-5 are both impressive new crossovers that bring plenty to the table for buyers. Top safety marks, however, seem to have been left off of the menu.

These popular new cr…

Ford Europe goes further with American vehicles

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, SUV, Europe, Paris Motor Show, Work, Crossover, Hatchback, Ford, Design/Style, Electric

Just weeks before the Paris Motor Show, Ford Motor Co. has taken the wraps off of much of its new lineup for Europe in an effort to shor…

2013 Ford Escape recalled for third time, again for fire risk [UPDATE]

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Ford

Oh dear. As if the previous two recalls weren’t bad enough, the brand new 2013 Ford Escape is under fire yet again for, well, fire. Or at least the potential for it.

According to The Detroit News, 7,600 E…

Is Lincoln getting its own version of the Ford Escape?

Filed under: Spy Photos, Crossover, Ford, Lincoln

Lincoln may be working on a new small crossover built on the same platform as the Ford Escape. Our spy photographers recently spotted this early development vehicle out on public streets around Detroit…

Ford recalling 485,000 2001-04 Escapes to fix unintended acceleration threat

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Ford

It was just last week that the 2013 Ford Escape suffered two separate recalls mere days apart, and today, we have news of a third.

This latest recall affects 485,000 2001-2004 Escapes with the 3.0-liter V…

Supplier to blame for Escape engine recall?

Filed under: Government/Legal, Marketing/Advertising, Recalls, Crossover, Ford

More details have surfaced in the latest 2013 Ford Escape recall, with blame for problematic fuel lines falling on supplier TI Automotive, according to Reuters. Ford told t…

Ford paying dealers $300 to fix each recalled Escape

Filed under: Government/Legal, Marketing/Advertising, Recalls, Crossover, Ford

How important is the launch of the redesigned Escape to Ford? Apparently enough that Dearborn is throwing money at dealers to try and make the new model’s teething problems…

2013 Ford Escape suffers second recall this week

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Ford

This is shaping up to be a pretty bad week for the brand spankin’ new 2013 Ford Escape. Just three days ago, a recall was announced concerning a brake interference issue, and today, the Escape is under fir…