November 9, 2012 |
The Japanese-sponsored Honda CR-V, a compact crossover-utility vehicle famous for its impeccable build quality, cute design and excellent road performance, finally has a genuinely worthy American challenger. Welcome the 2013 Ford Escape, of which a front-wheel-drive sample of the top-of-the-line Titanium model was driven for this column. The term "American" is used advisedly. When it was introduced in 2000 as a 2001 model, the Escape was a joint development product of Ford and Japan's Mazda Motor.
November 9, 2012
Bottom line: The 2013 Ford Escape is a genuinely competitive entry in the class for compact crossover-utility vehicles. It gets a strong "buy" rating here. Ride, handling, acceleration: It gets excellent marks in all three. But it is a wagon/crossover utility. You can't take this one to the races, real or imaginary. Head-turning quotient: Super-slick. I'd argue that it is the most attractive vehicle in its class. Body style/layout: The 2013 Ford Escape is a front-engine, compact wagon/crossover-utility...
April 19, 2012 |
When you think "Ford," you probably think of several brands--F-150, Explorer, Mustang, Taurus. Shame on you if that list is missing the Ford Escape. The Escape's an important leg in the Ford sales story, and for this model year, there's a brand-new model coming to dealers. Starting in June, the 2013 Escape arrives in showrooms, and it's an about-face to the past decade-plus of compact crossover SUVs sold by Ford. There's no V-6, and no Hybrid; no Mercury model, and no Mazda companion, though that formerly intertwined company's CX-5 is...
July 19, 2012 |
Ford has announced the voluntary recall of 2013 Ford Escape models equipped with the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and built through July 11, 2012. At issue is an engine compartment fuel line that can split and leak gasoline, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire and accident. Some 11,500 vehicles will be affected by this recall, and Ford is advising owners not to drive their crossovers until repairs are completed. Owners are directed to contact their local Ford dealer to arrange...
February 13, 2009 |
A carjacking suspect fired at D.C. police last night after officers stopped a stolen vehicle in Northwest Washington, officials said. No one was injured in the robbery or the shooting. The incident began in the 300 block of Taylor Street NE when an armed man dressed in black and wearing a black ski mask forced a woman out of her sport-utility vehicle just before 8 p.m., authorities said. A little later, D.C. police officers spotted the stolen blue Ford Escape at Third and Upshur streets NW and...
January 11, 2010 |
A Fairfax County woman was killed Tuesday morning when her car crossed the center line on Georgetown Pike in the Great Falls area and crashed head-on into a sport-utility vehicle, Fairfax police said. Police said Marilyn Miller, 64, of Streamview Court in Great Falls was driving a 2006 Acura RSX west on Georgetown Pike. As she neared Springvale Road about 10:15 a.m., the Acura crossed into the eastbound lanes for unknown reasons, Officer Bud Walker said, and collided with a 2001 Ford Escape being...