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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

EPA Rates Fuel Economy of 2013 Ford Escape, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

The EPA has released fuel economy figures for three all-new or redesigned vehicles that go on sale later this year: the 2013 Ford Escape, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. All three models will have some of the highest fuel economy ratings in their classes. The 2013 Ford Escape crossover SUV has three powertrains that have been rated by the EPA. With the Escape’s base 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine, it will average 22/31 mpg city/highway. Front-wheel drive ... continue reading»

Tags: News, EPA, Fuel Economy, 2013 Ford Escape, 2013 Scion FR S, 2013 Subaru BRZ