Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape Get Four-Star Crash Rating

Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape Get Four-Star Crash Rating
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Testing is underway for 2013 model year vehicles, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) putting the new and redesigned vehicles through its crash tests. Continue Reading...

IIHS Top Safety Picks Adds Four, Includes Scion FR-S

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The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced four new inductees to the Top Safety pick list: the Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, Ford Escape and Acura ILX. Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Escape Recalled for Potential Engine Fires

2013 Ford Escape Recalled for Potential Engine Fires
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Days after the announcement of a recall for incorrect carpet padding that could stick the brake pedal in place, Ford is issuing a voluntary recall for approximately 11,500 2013 Escapes to fix a leaking fuel line.  Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Crossovers

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Crossovers
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Crossovers have pretty much taken over the Sport Utility Vehicle market, thanks to lower prices, better fuel efficiency and the handling that comes part-in-parcel with being based on a car platform versus truck architecture. Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Escape Already has 8,000 Orders

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2013 Ford Escape Already has 8,000 Orders
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The Ford Escape saw a major overhaul for the 2013 model year, ditching its traditional SUV styling for something more in line with the European Kuga offering. As part of the American automaker’s ‘One Ford’ plan of ensuring North American models are nearly identical to its European counterparts, the changes to the 2013 Ford Escape… Continue Reading...

Ford Escape is the Star of New Reality Show

Ford Escape is the Star of New Reality Show
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Social media is the newest venue which car manufacturers debut upcoming vehicles, and Ford is using prime time television to sell its new 2013 Ford Escape, with the challenge adventure based show, “Escape Routes.” The show will follow six teams of two as they traverse America, stopping to compete in competitions along the way, all… Continue Reading...

Ford Escape Gets Greener Thanks To Plant-Based Door Bolsters

Ford Escape Gets Greener Thanks To Plant-Based Door Bolsters
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Ford is making some impressive headway in its use of green materials. Earlier this year, the automaker announced that it would be using recycled bottles for making the seating material found in the Escape’s interior. Now, Ford will be using a south Asian plant in the construction of the Escape’s doors. The plant, which is called kenaf,… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Escape First Pricing Details Released

2013 Ford Escape First Pricing Details Released
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New details on the 2013 Ford Escape are available thanks to a consumer survey page posted on the company’s website. While the pricing details aren’t concrete, it gives us more information than we had last December when we reported that the American giant planned to drop their hybrid powertrain in light of lackluster sales and… Continue Reading...

Ford Recalls 450,426 Minivans and SUVs for Brake Fluid Leaks, Weak Torque Converter Shafts

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Ford Recalls 450,426 Minivans and SUVs for Brake Fluid Leaks, Weak Torque Converter Shafts
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It seems this is the first major recall of the year, and it comes from the Ford Motor Company. Ford is recalling 450,426 vehicles consisting of three different models for two separate reasons which they announced all together this morning. 205,896 model year 2004-2005 Ford Freestars and Mercury Montereys are being brought in by Ford because of a… Continue Reading...

Ford Says Small SUVs Are Big Sellers

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Ford Says Small SUVs Are Big Sellers
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Ford has been enjoying great success this year with their sales of small SUVs, reporting that 206,896 Escapes have sold in the US through October, a 31-percent increase from last year’s sales to date. They’re also expecting November’s figures to be on the rise, not just for themselves for but for the auto industry as… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Escape Revealed With Stylish Looks, Turbocharged Engines: 2011 LA Auto Show

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2013 Ford Escape Revealed With Stylish Looks, Turbocharged Engines: 2011 LA Auto Show
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Ford has ditched the Escape’s more traditional SUV styling, overhauling the compact crossover for the 2013 model year. The North American market will now finally be treated to styling more in line with Europe’s Kuga crossover, proving that Ford is focusing on its One Ford plan of ensuring products offered in North America are nearly… Continue Reading...

Ford Escape To Get 1.6L, 2.0L Ecoboost, L.A. Auto Show Debut

Ford Escape To Get 1.6L, 2.0L Ecoboost, L.A. Auto Show Debut
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The next generation Ford Escape is set to make its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and the decade-old SUV is set to be replaced by a much more modern crossover with three new engines. Styling-wise, the new Escape should mimic the Vertrek concept (above) that originally debuted at the 2011 Detroit Auto… Continue Reading...

Chevy Cruze Tops Americas Best Selling Cars in June

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Chevy Cruze Tops Americas Best Selling Cars in June
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The Japanese earthquake disaster and the resulting supply disruption mixed up the Top 10 best-selling vehicles in June, allowing the Chevrolet Cruze compact to top the chart in the US, a spot usually reserved for the Toyota Camry. The Camry did make the Top 10 and was the only Japanese vehicle to do so but… Continue Reading...

What Percentage Of Your Car Was Made In America? [Video]

What Percentage Of Your Car Was Made In America? [Video]
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Are you curious to know how much of your car is made in America? Well if you are, Diane Sawyer takes a look into the automotive manufacturing business. ABC World News lauched “Made in American Summer” which focuses on American manufacturing, the economy and how ordinary Americans can help create more jobs in their country…. Continue Reading...

NHTSA Investigating Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner For Shattering Glass

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NHTSA Investigating Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner For Shattering Glass
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NHTSA is investigating the 2010-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner for a rear window that could potentially shatter. So far, the government agency has received 18 complaints regarding the rear window shattering when the tailgate is opened or closed. 200,000 Escape and Mariner vehicles will now be investigated, and Ford has issued a service bulletin regarding the… Continue Reading...

Lincoln MKC, MKD And Aviator Plans Revealed

Lincoln MKC, MKD And Aviator Plans Revealed
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After a long period of neglect by parent company Ford, Lincoln is expected to launch three new products within the upcoming years to complement their current lineup, with a small crossover, compact car and a version of the Ford Explorer joining the ranks. The new small Lincoln, tentatively known as the MKC, will be based… Continue Reading...