2011 Ford Explorer Test Drive & Car Review
Take a look at the all-new redesigned 2011 Ford Explorer SUV. It's packed with great amenities and technology. Just another honest auto review from an average guy and his hipster bud...
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan Test Drive & Car Review
Take a tour of the Las Vegas Desert with me and my friend Chad as we review the sleek, sexy 2011 VW TIGUAN SUV. Just another honest auto review from an average guy and his hipster bud...
MVS - 2011 Ford Escape Limited
Today's Vehicle Spotlight shines on the 2011 Ford Escape Limited. We will take a look at everything from the exterior features to the interior features and everything in between.
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Top 5 small off-road worthy Crossovers reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Wikipedia says, "a crossover is a vehicle built on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle, especially those of a station wagon or hatchback." We simply like to say that the crossover is the new family truckster. Here are the Top 5 off-road worthy crossovers that we've driven in 2011.
2011 Ford Edge Limited Review
After waiting months and months, I finally got my hands on the new 2011 Ford Edge! This car is incredible! Absolutely amazing! Please enjoy this detailed review on the brand new 2011 Ford Edge Limited! Be sure to check out the rest of the Mike's Vehicle Spotlight video collection!
2011 Ford Escape Vs. 2011 Ford Focus IIHS Low-Speed Rear Impact
The mismatch problem with the Ford pair was even worse when the Focus struck the back of the Escape. The front bumper on the car underrode the high-riding Escape's rear bumper, which at 25 inches off the ground is the tallest among all the small SUVs evaluated this time around. Damage to the Focus came to $5,203 and included replacing most of the sheet metal plus many parts in front of the engine.
Ford Focus into Ford Escape
2012 Ford Escape: Review, Rev, Drive
The 2012 Ford Escape (Limited) is tested by Columbia Ford Kia (234 Route 6, Columbia, Connecticut). This small SUV offers impressive performance, great gas mileage, and gorgeous styling throughout! 860-228-AUTO or ColumbiaFord.com... Enjoy!!
New 2013 Ford Escape
The best-selling SUV in the U.S. is getting a makeover: Ford is introducing a dramatically redesigned version of its Escape small sport utility on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show,.
The new Escape discards the squared-off silhouette that has been standard for SUVs in the past. Instead, the sleeker look features an arcing roof line that echoes the design of a major competitor, the Honda CR-V (which is also getting a makeover of its own).
In addition to the design change, Ford also is touting a package of new high-tech features, such as parallel parking assist and a rear liftgate that will rise for loaded-down shoppers if they kick a foot under with the key in a pocket or purse.
This 2013 Escape, which goes on sale next summer, also comes with the company's new direct-injected, turbocharged "EcoBoost" engines. Though full EPA gas mileage ratings aren't yet available, Ford engineers say the EcoBoost engines, coupled with the better aerodynamics of the new sleeker shape, could add up to 5 MPG in highway driving, taking the vehicle to 33 MPG.
At the same time, Ford will be dropping its gas-electric hybrid version of the Escape -- currently the only hybrid in the small SUV class. If the EcoBoost engines can indeed be rated for 33 MPG on the highway, that will top the current hybrid's highway rating of 31 MPG -- although the new engines surely won't match the hybrid's 34 MPG in city driving, where hybrids excel. The hybrid Escape is available for now as a 2012 model; Ford is also switching its hybrid technology to the C-Max, a small minivan being brought in from Europe that will have only a hybrid power train.
Here's a closer look at some specifics of the 2013 Ford Escape:
Buyers will have a choice of two EcoBoost engines: a 2.0-liter, 237 horsepower version for stronger acceleration and a l.6-liter, 173 horsepower engine for higher gas mileage. The base-model Escape will come with a standard, non-turbo 2.5-liter, 171-horsepower four-cylinder engine, an update from the current model. No optional V-6 engine will be offered.
The roof line is two inches lower than the old model, but Ford has increased cargo capacity (68 cubic feet with all rear seats down, or 34 cubic feet behind the rear seats) by lowering the rear floor to 27 inches above the ground for easier loading.
The entertainment, navigation and phone system in the new Escape will be an upgraded version of MyFord Touch. This will include all the improvements -- less clutter, bigger lettering -- being offered to current owners after problems with the system hurt Ford's reliability ratings.
Safety features will include what Ford calls Curve Control, which automatically slows the vehicle if it is cornering too fast. New technology in the side air bags also adjusts their inflation to take into account the size of the passenger. No crash test results are yet available.
And for green-minded car buyers: Ford wants you to know that it recycles. Polyester carpeting is made from recycled plastic, and sound absorption material from scrap cotton fabric. In addition, headrests are made from soy-based foam instead of raw material derived from petroleum.