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    Spying: Ford Escape Refresh Incoming


    • Ford readies an update for the Escape

    Car and Driver got their hands on new spy shots showing off an updated Ford Escape that is likely be introduced next year.

     

    The Escape looks to getting a new front end that is similar to Edge with a much larger grille and slimmer headlights. The back looks to be also getting some major changes, though Ford has it so well camouflaged we can't tell you much.

     

    Car and Driver goes onto say that the Escape will get the Sync3 infotainment system, and no major changes are expected for the powertrain.

     

    Source: Car and Driver

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    Ford, who has long billed themselves the wagonmaster, then the king of SUVs, is really missing out on an opportunity by not selling their EcoSport here in the USA.  Seems like the Escopay is going the mini-Edge route.  I do like the new Edge.

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    I like the new Edge. What I dont like about the new Edge is its new face..but the silhouette is nice and sexy...like the first generation Edge.

     

    The Escape...at first...I was like...YIKES, what an ugly POS that is...but in time...I grew to appreciate its looks. I dont hate it...but I dont love it...I tolerate it...just a tad more than tolerate actually.

     

    Now...if the new Escape has the new Edge's face...then that would be too much Hyundai for my taste...if you know what I mean.

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    The Escape has great handling and some of the best steering I've experienced in a family crossover.... but the visually the packaging feels so dated at this point.  Somehow it seems to have aged two years for every one that had past. 

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    We own a 2013 Escape and I agree with Drew. I just hope Ford doesn't give the Escape the Edge's rear lights. And if you are in the market for an Escape, get yourself a backup camera. 

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    WOW, What an ugly CUV. Not a fan of the current version and based on what I see on Car & Driver web site I will not be liking the update version either.

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    i'd like to see ford improve the all black interiors and tone down some of the roundiness of the center stack.

     

    The Escape is a bit narrow.

     

    The exterior is not butch like the old one and a bit minivanish.

     

    That said, it's wildly popular.  I would like to test drive one.  I would likely not buy one unless i wanted a base fwd one as a second family rig.  You can buy them cheap new, and its a lot of value for the money, no doubt, when not optioned up so much.

     

    I'm split on whether Ford should do the EcoSport.

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    Ford milked the basic body of the last Escape and Edge for like 10 years so this body will probably be around for quite awhile yet.  This may not be the last go of refreshes

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    Ford needs to get with 5 year refresh and 10 year new models. I bet like the Ford Pickup trucks, probably will push a 20yr life on the over all basic design and milk the ugly design till they cannot convince people to buy.

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    WOW, What an ugly CUV. Not a fan of the current version and based on what I see on Car & Driver web site I will not be liking the update version either.

    I agree, I have not like the Escape's looks at all, though I do like the Edge okay.

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    I like the change over to the "edge-like" front end. I think it will look better than the current gen.

     

    yeah, they won't be hurting by moving it to the Edge design.

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