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Review: 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid makes being green easy

The Ford Escape Hybrid was the first mass-produced battery-assisted SUV on the market when it launched in 2004, and from day one it's delivered on Ford's promise of class-leading economy. It also offered similar performance and handling to its gas-powered counterparts with virtually no compromise. Sales have steadily risen each year and The Blue Oval even began eeking out some profit after trimming production costs by 30 percent. It's now seven years later and the Ford Escape Hybrid is a well established product that seems to have risen above the hoopla of being a hybrid. It's just a good... Read More

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    Study: Consumer Reports criticizes small turbo engines for misleading figures but BMW delivers [w/video]
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    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 that smaller, turbocharged engines pack all power of their larger displacement cousins with significantly better fuel economy, but the research organization says ...

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    Video: Because nothing says Christmas like a Zombie Apocalypse
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    With most auto makers focusing on Christmas-based promotion we couldn't pass up sharing this little gem brought to us by the Ford Canada blog squad. With the amount of press Ford has been receiving, they could stand to draw some attention to the 2013 Escape, and what better way to do that than a post-apocalyptic zombie-fest? No complaints here! Zombies ...

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    Official: Ford Escape named first-ever Popular Mechanics Car Of The Year
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    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 its inaugural champion, the crew over at PM have named the 2013 Ford Escape as the Car of the Year. The Ford snagged the top spot for ...

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    Featured: Ford shows SEMA-bound Mustang, F-150 and Escape variants
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    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 more images and information regarding its huge presence at this year's SEMA show. And, while we'll be bringing live reports of all the SEMA goodness to you next week, we couldn't help but want to share these ...

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    Comparo: 2013 Ford Escape vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5
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    Brothers From Another Mother Face Off We couldn't do this comparison test a year ago. No, not because the CX-5 is a new nameplate and all-new vehicle for the Mazda brand (okay, that's technically a valid reason), but because until now, Mazda's only small crossover offering was the Tribute – a rebadged version of the trusty last-gen Ford Escape. In ...

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    Video: Top 10 Shocking Police Chases
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    Hollywood movies may produce some of the most memorable car chase scenes of all time, but real-life criminals continue to attempt their very own stunt scenes to outsmart and outrun police. Although police pursuits can be criticized for creating dangerous situations, justice is often safely served. After watching these Top 10 Police Chase Videos one thing ...

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    Ford Europe goes further with American vehicles
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    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 shore up its efforts for European dealers. The webcast press conference from Amsterdam ended with the official announcement that the Dearborn, Michigan-based car maker will officially make the Mustang available for Autobahn ...

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    Featured: How does Ford measure its interiors? Ping pong balls.
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    A ping-pong ball has a volume of about 32 ml (2 cubic inches) and a 2013 Ford Escape holds nearly 60,000. Why is this important? Ford uses the balls to measure vehicle interior capacity for both its own cars and competitors'. Of course, there are traditional measuring tools that you'd expect Ford engineers and designers to use, but it's been hard to do ...

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    Official: Ford kicks off 2013 Escape assembly [w/video]
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    The 2013 Ford Escape is now a production reality, the completely redesigned crossover now rolling off the lines at Ford's Louisville assembly plant. Still a top seller in its last model year, the brand-new 1.6-litre EcoBoost Escape gets 10.7L/100km (22 mpg) city, 7.1L/100km (33 mpg) highway and yes, the impressive $20,504 Canadian base model does get ...

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    Official: 2013 Ford Escape 1.6L EcoBoost officially rated at 10.2/7.1L per 100km
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    When we drove the all-new Escape recently, Ford was still awaiting official EPA certification for fuel economy. Now, though, the numbers are in, and the Blue Oval can confidently state that it offers the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the small crossover segment... with an automatic transmission, that is. The hero engine for the new Escape is Ford's new ...