2017 Ford Escape Strikes a Chord with Autotrader Critics

Within the wide world of automotive, there's nary a class more crowded or competitive than that of the compact crossover. As a result, it can sometimes be a real challenge for such SUVs to establish a name for themselves.

The 2017 Ford Escape, however, endures no such difficulties. In recent years, it's proven itself to be a staple of the segment.

And how, exactly, has it done so?

Autotrader personality Debra Shigley provides the necessary context in the clip below. Have a look and listen right here:

Though every Escape engine option has its perks, one could argue…

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Categories: , , Smitten by Speedy, Stylish 2017 Ford Focus RS

Are you shopping the hot hatchback class for your next vehicular purchase? Well, if so, we here at Beatrice Ford have a funny feeling you might like to meet ours, the 2017 Focus RS.

And why's that, you wonder?

Allow Road Test Editor Dan Ilika to supply you with the necessary context; his appraisal of the Focus RS is as follows:

Ludicrously lusty, the Focus RS's turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine is sure to satisfy even the most speed-needy of motorists.

Turning out a titanic 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, the engine joins with…

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For Road Trips, Preparation Is Key

One of the best things about a road trip is that you always can take whatever you want with you. No weight limit on your baggage. No limit to your carry on size. It also means that traveling with pets is easier. Dogs especially enjoy a good road trip, and there are a few things you can do to make the trip easier for your furry friend.

First, make sure they have access to water, too. You bring bottled water or your favorite beverage on a road trip. Make sure Fido has access to the same. Sometimes, you may have…
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Do You Want To Ever Resell Your Car? Then Do This

Your car is one of the most important things you can own. It takes you places you need to go and lets you go on adventures and journeys. Maintaining your car is important to make sure that you can do the things you need to do, so keeping it in perfect conditioning is a must. One thing that commonly skips people's minds when thinking about maintaining their car is cleaning it. Although it might not be the most important aspect of maintaining your car it still is very important.

Protecting the outside and the inside of your car means…
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Tried and True Fuel Efficient Tips To Use Today

Fuel economy is on the mind of a lot of drivers today. Many don't realize how simple it is to improve it overall. In fact, there are a lot of people that are just trying to get through another week without filling up, even letting their tank get to "E". Don't go that route. Instead, take a few ideas below and use them to improve your MPG.


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Safety And Handling Benefits

The periodic rotation of your tires is beneficial in many ways, and one such way is in the handling of your vehicle. Over time and after many miles, your tires can wear down and the treads of your tires can diminish. This wearing down of your tire treads can often happen in an uneven manner, causing bald spots and even minor bulging which can negatively impact the handling of your vehicle.
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The 2017 Ford C-Max Is Great For Errands And A Whole Lot More

Do you mainly need a vehicle to run errands or to drive to work? Then the 2017 Ford C-Max is the auto for you. The C-Max is very affordable and very efficient when driving around town. There are two versions of the C-Max: the C-Max Energi and the C-Max Hybrid. The C-Max Hybrid is a conventional hybrid car with a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder gas engine that is mated to an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. The Energi is a plug-in hybrid which means that you simply plug it in for recharging. It takes about 2.5…
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