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IIHS Announces Four New Top Safety Picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Thursday that the 2013 Ford Escape, Acura ILX, Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S earned the organization’s Top Safety Pick accolade. The Escape was completely redesigned for 2013, while the latter three are all-new 2013 models. In order to be named a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must achieve a top score of “good” in all of the organization’s tests, including front, side and rear crash tests, as well as a rollover ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, IIHS Top Safety Pick, 2013 Ford Escape, 2013 Scion FR S, 2013 Subaru BRZ, 2013 Acura ILX

Ford, Honda Issue Voluntary Recalls

Ford has issued a voluntary recall on the 2013 Escape for a potentially faulty fuel line that could break, spilling fuel and possibly causing an engine fire. In a press release, Ford says the recall affects about 11,500 models built through June 11, 2012 that have the 1.6-liter Ecoboost engine. Escape models with other engines are not included in the recall. The automaker says there is no risk that the fuel line will break when the vehicle is ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, Model News, 2012 Honda CR V, 2013 Ford Escape, 2013 Acura ILX