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2014 Honda CR-V and 2014 Ford Escape: Which Should You Buy?

Small SUVs and crossovers are some of the most popular vehicles on the market. So far in 2014, Americans have bought 386,627 crossovers and small SUVs. A full 66 percent of those sales have come from just two models: the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape. It’s clear that small SUV buyers have found a lot to like in the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape, but which one is right for you? Let’s find out. [See full ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Analysis, Ford Escape, Honda CR V

2013 Ford Escape, Fusion Recalled for Engine Fires

The risk of engine fires has prompted Ford to recall 2013 Escape and Fusion models equipped with its 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. Escape and Fusion models with other engines are not affected. The redesigned Escape ranks highly among affordable compact SUVs, with reviewers noting its composed handling, comfortable seats and good fuel economy, particularly with the engine in question. The all-new 2013 Fusion just recently hit dealer lots, and has impressed test drivers with its attractive exterior styling, comfortable seats ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Ford Escape, Ford Fusion, Model News

Latest 2013 Models Shine in Safety Tests

Over 40 new and redesigned cars, trucks and SUVs are being introduced for the 2013 model year. That's more than 15 percent of the 2013 new car market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have begun testing these vehicles, and many perform well in crash tests. Kicking Tires reports that NHTSA released scores for a small batch of new and redesigned models, and they earn good scores. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT ... continue reading»

Tags: News, IIHS, NHTSA, Ford Escape, Hyundai Elantra, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Mazda CX 5, Safety scores

Ford Recalls 423,634 Escape SUVs for Faulty Throttle

Ford is recalling 423,634 Escape SUVs in the U.S. from the 2001 to 2004 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these SUVs, which have a 3.0-liter V6 engine and cruise control, are at risk of their gas pedals becoming stuck. NHTSA says the recalled Escape SUVs don’t have enough space between the engine cover and cruise control cable connector. The Associated Press, who has received more information from Ford, explains, “On the ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, Model News, Ford recall, Office of Defects Investigation

2013 Ford Escape and 2012 Nissan Juke Recalled

Ford is recalling 8,266 Escape compact SUVs from the 2013 model year for a problem with the proximity of the carpet padding to the brake and gas pedals. In a separate recall, Nissan is recalling 11,076 Juke vehicles from the 2012 model year because the back of the rear seats could come apart in a crash. In the 2013 Ford Escape recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of the carpet padding to the right ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, Ford Escape, Nissan Juke, Model News

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