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2018 Ford Escape ST-Line long-term review: Farewell

The Escape is chronically overlooked in a crowded segment. Has four months behind the wheel opened our eyes to its positives?

2018 Ford Escape ST-Line long-termer: Highway driving

There's nothing better than packing up and hitting the road, especially when you're headed for somewhere like Moggs Creek. Nestled at the start of the Great Ocean Road, you're within walking distance of a quality surf break, a national park, hiking trails and some great off-roading.

2018 Ford Escape ST-Line long-term review: City driving

How does Ford's mid-sized SUV fare on the daily hustle?

2018 Ford Escape ST-Line long-termer: Interior and infotainment

Ford has gone to great lengths to market the Escape ST-Line as a sporty alternative to the madding SUV crowd. It's got blacked-out wheels and a tougher bodykit on the outside, but given it's where the driver actually spends all their time, the interior is arguably more important. What's life like from behind the wheel of our long-termer? By now, the layout of the Escape's interior is pretty familiar...

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Ford Escape ST-Line long-term review: Introduction

Say hello to our latest long-termer, the Ford Escape ST-Line. It's punchy, not bad to look at, and a decent family hauler. At least, we think it is - but that's what these long-term reviews are all about. Finding out the ups and downs.

2017 Ford Escape range review

One of the Australian car market's great mysteries is why Ford Australia has been so bad at convincing people to buy its Escape mid-sized SUV. Or, for that matter, its Kuga predecessor.

Hyundai Tucson Highlander v Ford Escape Titanium petrol SUV comparison

Read the full article here. The Hyundai Tucson is Australia's second most popular SUV behind the Mazda CX-5, ergo one of the market's top-selling vehicles full stop. By contrast, the newly renamed Ford Escape (nee Kuga) is a perennial underachiever, highly regarded critically but comparatively ignored by buyers...

2017 Ford Escape beach blast

Read the full article here. New Ford Escape SUV to join Australian showrooms in 2017 with new front-wheel drive Escape Trend, five-star ANCAP safety and SYNC 3 as standard – for a lower starting price.    ...

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2017 Ford Escape range review

One of the Australian car market's great mysteries is why Ford Australia has been so bad at convincing people to buy its Escape mid-sized SUV. Or, for that matter, its Kuga predecessor. Despite being a relatively well-rounded offering, Ford's market share at the time of writing was/is  just three per cent, miles behind the Mazda CX-5 (15...

Ford Escape Titanium v Hyundai Tucson Highlander petrol SUV comparison

The Hyundai Tucson is Australia's second most popular SUV behind the Mazda CX-5, ergo one of the market's top-selling vehicles full stop. By contrast, the newly renamed Ford Escape (nee Kuga) is a perennial underachiever, highly regarded critically but comparatively ignored by buyers. We want to investigate whether this discrepancy is justified...

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2020 Ford Escape launches virtual test drive program

The all-new 2020 Ford Escape – which ­is set to arrive in Australian showrooms next month – will be available for virtual 'test drives'. Ford has also introduced drive-away pricing deals ahead of the model's launch. With many local businesses still operating under COVID-19 restrictions, creative solutions have been necessary to keep customers safe...

2022 Ford Escape seven-seater in development – report

A seven-seater 2022 Ford Escape is currently in development, according to US website Ford Authority. With the all-new 2021 Ford Escape due in Australia sometime in the third quarter with an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain, this opens to possibility of Ford offering a seven-seat, plug-in hybrid Escape in the future...

Ford and Bosch demonstrate automated valet parking system

An automated valet car park system is being developed by Ford and Bosch in the US. When the Ford Escape test vehicle arrives in a designated area of the car park, the driver can then use a smartphone app to initiate automated parking. The test vehicle communicates with integrated Bosch sensors to locate empty spaces within the facility...

CarAdvice podcast: 85,000kms in a Wrangler around Africa, and the latest on Holden

This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. In car news, Nissan Patrol Warrior is looking good for Australia, Volkswagen is seeking ‘aggressive’ climate activist to bypass internal bureaucracy, 2020 Ford Escape pricing and specs, and a study reveals ride-share services like Uber produce more carbon emissions than private cars...

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Ford Escape Owner Reviews

2016 Ford Escape Titanium (AWD) review

The Escape was purchased just under three years ago to replace a Toyota RAV4 V6. My wish list included a traditional automatic gearbox rather than a CVT, the full suite of active safety features including radar cruise control, decent performance, no “premium” European brands, and new or nearly new...

2017 Ford Escape Trend (AWD) review

I gave in to the other half insisting she wanted an SUV. I couldn't even have a sporting sedan or wagon, so after deciding to get rid of the beloved Alfa, I thought I'd also throw away my last ounce of enthusiasm to drive anything remotely enjoyable. We seriously considered a Suzuki Vitara Turbo or the even more practical but weirder-looking S-Cross with the same engine...

2017 Ford Escape Trend (AWD) review

Following our appearance on the BBC TV program Wanted Down Under, which gave my wife and I a taste of the Aussie lifestyle, we moved to Perth, WA in 2017. I decided I would need to buy a car almost as soon as I landed. One of the things I had noted in our two-week visit to Australia in 2016 was that many Aussies prefer their cars larger, and often think nothing of a fairly long commute to and from work, driving 50–60km in each direction from the outer suburbs to the CBD...

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