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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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    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 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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