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post #1 of 105 (permalink) Old 05-14-2015, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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2017 Ford Escape SPIED

Glad to see it heading towards the Edge rather than the Focus.

http://wot.motortrend.com/1505_spied...ed_tweaks.html

You will notice the more upright front end makes the CUV look much stronger and aggressive. I can tell already I will buy this, unless a lightly used 2.3 BL MKC falls into my lap a bit down the road.
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So it looks like SUV/CUVs are going to get a more formal grille while the cars get the Aston grille.

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About time! Right when you think the Escape was going to surpass the CRV, Honda updates it and took it to another level.
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What BLOWS MY MIND is that the Equinox is outselling the Escape this YTD.

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Considering the quality issues Ford N.A. had with this latest Escape, I'd say it has done fantastic in that market.

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What BLOWS MY MIND is that the Equinox is outselling the Escape this YTD.
Check fleet numbers on that.

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Check fleet numbers on that.
I was about to say the samething.
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Check fleet numbers on that.
Very true. Good.

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Looks too much like the Edge which I do not like. I am disappointed on the direction Ford is taking in design cues. These cars do not look like Fords anymore. They look like everything else out there. Take a look at the Hyundai or Toyotas: http://www.thecarconnection.com/car-...ota_venza_2015. I was driving the other day and a Hyundai Santa Fe was coming towards me. At least I though it was until it got closer and I saw the Ford Blue oval. It was a new Edge. I will be buying the old body style of the Escape before the new ones come out. Should be some nice rebates too.
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I'm glad to see this update as I think the new Edge is outstanding. I hope this will fix the only issue I have with the current Escape. That being the huge amount of flimsy/cheap black plastic in the lower fascia. I can't wait to see the newly updated model.
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