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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 May 2017

by Brent Romans, Senior Editor

2017 Ford Escape

Where Did We Drive It?
We drove our 2017 Ford Escape about 1,700 miles in May. Alongside the normal commuting, we traveled from our Edmunds offices in Santa Monica, California, to Las Vegas for a video-related conference and, later in the month, made a trip to Fresno (home to this year's National Spelling Bee's champion, incidentally).

From all that, we've got newfound commentary about our Escape's fuel economy (maybe it's not as bad as we thought), reporting on a windshield repair, and observations on our Escape's lack of certain desirable features and its merit as a small crossover we'd recommend to friends.

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2017 Ford Escape: Monthly Update for March 2017

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor

2017 Ford Escape

Where Did We Drive It?
March was one of the lowest-mileage months on record for our 2017 Ford Escape. Though we added only 1,248 miles to the odometer, we pushed the Escape past the 10,000-mile mark in its sixth month in our fleet. Hitting the halfway point was met with little fanfare (Magrath only buys cakes at the 15K milestone), although we did treat the Escape to a patch when we found a screw lodged in the right rear tire.

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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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