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  1. 2017 escape rear leg room - 37.3 inches 2020 escape non hybrid max rear leg room - 40.7 inches effective leg room - 38.8 inches 2020 escape hybrid max rear leg room - 38.9 inches effective rear leg room - 37.1 inches i have no idea what effective legroom is, but going off max legroom it looks like the hybrid still has 1.6 inches more than the current model. https://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North America/US/product/2020/escape/2020-Ford-Escape-Tech-Specs.pdf https://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North America/US/Events/17-LAAS/2017-ford-escape-tech-specs.pdf
  2. Read a few reviews of the hybrid this morning. Apparently the hybrid loses 2” in rear legroom. This seems like a big mistake, especially if you were wanting sedan buyers to transition to the escape. Does taking two inches off make it as cramped as the current escape? It also loses 2 seconds in 0-60 (8.7 sec) compared to the 2.0L escape. Reviews seem mostly positive except when they compare it to the RAV4 which has more space and better performance. Wonder why they haven’t released the MPG for this thing? Seems like if it got good mpg, you’d want that to be the headline for these reviews. https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/19/2020-ford-escape-hybrid-first-drive/ https://www.motortrend.com/cars/ford/escape/2020/2020-ford-escape-hybrid-review/
  3. Is this supposed to be a baby bronco truck or something different? The article mentioned South America so I’m guessing something different?
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    Baby Bronco spotted testing

    the back actually reminds me a bit of the f150’s tailgate design.
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    Baby Bronco spotted testing

    Wonder what that hole is for in the bottom of the lift gate? It looks too big to be for the door handle and too small for a license plate.
  6. TFL quick review Alex on autos review
  7. Then fx4 max was replaced with tremor.
  8. I completely agree with you.
  9. This is the problem. In the comment section of every article about the escape you see this thought quite often. There’s no one really raving about the escape and there’s a few that really dislike it, but it seems most are like “eh, I’m not gonna buy it but I’m sure someone else will like it.”
  10. http://fordauthority.com/2019/09/ford-abandons-trademark-application-for-bronco-scout/ I really wonder who’s making the decisions at ford sometimes. I don’t think there was a better fitting name than Scout for a small rugged vehicle. The article says scout hasn’t been in the running for a while now and that adventurer and sport are the front runners. Let’s hope they wise up and choose Sport.
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    Getting a new ride

    I’m gonna surprise the wife and let her have the explorer and I’ll use her escape until some of the cool stuff comes out.
  12. Save yourself the $100 and just plug your phone in to the car and use google maps.
  13. Well the transmission in my 2013 fusion crapped out on me this week and the cost to replace it is almost as much as what the car is worth so it looks like I’m getting a new ride. Now normally getting a new vehicle is a pretty exciting time, however none of ford’s current products really excite me knowing that so many new and refreshed vehicles are coming out in the next two years, but I need a car so I gotta pick something. I thought I had it pretty much narrowed down to a ranger lariat with black appearance package, but my local dealer didn’t even have a lariat for me to sit much less test drive, so I went up there to drive an xlt they did have. I liked the truck. It drove nice although it felt a bit floaty. The engine was great. Loved the ride height. Its biggest downfall for me was the interior. It just felt cramped and old. Now if I didn’t have a family, it’d be perfect. While at the dealership, I saw they had some new 2020 explorers so we decided to drive one just for fun. We test drove just an xlt with no options. For being the “base” model, the xlt is surprisingly well equipped, and the interior design looked great (much better in person) and the materials used felt nice. I believe the engine is the same 2.3l ecoboost that’s in the ranger with a different tune. It felt noticeably slower than the ranger of the line, but still felt adequate. Acceleration felt better in passing situations though. My wife really liked it and the interior just felt so much better than the ranger. So it looks like an explorer is in our future. Just waiting on the dealer to get the one we want shipped in. Hopefully they get it in tomorrow and I’ll have a new car this weekend.
  14. Thats good news, I had a vinyl floor in my f150 years ago and loved it.
  15. I liked the interior..and the diamond plate...and that’s about it. I mean the old designs were awesome, they could have at least used some inspiration from the older models. .
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