Silvio Calabi: Ford ‘Escapes’ compact-SUV boredom

Silvio Calabi

The old Ford Escape was a likable-enough little brute, if a bit of a tin can. In the clunker buy-back program, during the desperate days of the financial crash, that Escape was one of the most popular vehicles that people traded up to, particularly in the light truck category. However, with this fresh, new version, Ford has entered an entirely different dimension of compact SUV.