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2017 Ford Escape: Monthly Update for September 2017

by Brent Romans, Senior Editor

2017 Ford Escape

Where Did We Drive It?
Our yearlong test of our 2017 Ford Escape is drawing to a close. We've got about another month to go and then it's off to the pasture with this one. Discounting the day that I locked the ignition key inside, September was an uneventful month for our Escape. Nothing broke and nobody ranted about anything. It was just 1,200 steady miles of utility-enhanced driving plus a brief stop at a Ford dealer for a 20,000-mile scheduled service.

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2017 Ford Escape: Monthly Update for July 2017

by Cameron Rogers, Staff Writer

2017 Ford Escape

Where Did We Drive It?
Last month our 2017 Ford Escape traveled nearly 5,000 miles between editor Dan Edmunds' road trip to Oregon and numerous around-town trips, but July saw the Escape's return to normal commuting duties. In fact, it may have been an overcorrection: The Escape added only 973 miles to its odometer last month, far below our target monthly average of 1,700 miles. Still, the Escape is on track to top our overall yearly target of 20,000 miles in short order.

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2017 Ford Escape: Monthly Update for June 2017

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2017 Ford Escape

Where Did We Drive It?
You could say that our 2017 Ford Escape accumulated a fair bit of mileage this month, but that would be a gross understatement. We added over 4,800 miles this month. Our test isn't yet three-quarters done, but we're already 94 percent of the way to our 20,000-mile target.

I blame myself.

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2017 Ford Escape: Monthly Update for February 2017

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor

2017 Ford Escape

Where Did We Drive It?
It was a relatively busy month for our long-term 2017 Ford Escape. On top of its typical L.A. duties, the Escape had some extra cargo strapped to its freshly installed roof rack before hitting the road for Mammoth Mountain. We added a grand total of about 1,600 miles during the month, which left us just shy of the 10,000-mile midpoint of the test — a month ahead of schedule.

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2017 Ford Escape SE AWD: Monthly Update for January 2017

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

2017 Ford Escape SE AWD

Where Did We Drive It?
Our long-term 2017 Ford Escape covered some 1,300 miles during January, easily eclipsing its rather tepid December total but falling well short of its monster November tally.

It traveled widely within the Los Angeles basin, serving as a surfboard transporter, a cargo hauler and a daily runabout for an editor with an especially long commute (southern Orange County to Santa Monica — ugh!).

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2017 Ford Escape: Introduction

by Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing on November 3, 2016

2017 Ford Escape

When the Ford Escape was first introduced for the 2001, the idea of the compact SUV hadn't really taken off yet. Today, compact SUVs such as the Escape often outsell their midsize-sedan stablemates thanks to efficient engines, elevated seating positions and abundant features.

For the past several years the Escape has been one of the top-selling vehicles in the category. That success didn't stop Ford from pushing ahead, however; it gave the Escape a minor update to assure it stays competitive. We liked the modest improvements, so we decided to add a midlevel Escape to our fleet to see just how well it stacks up to the competition.

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