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2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford EscapeThe 2020 Ford Escape crossover SUV whistles into a new model year with three distinct personalities. There’s the thrifty turbo-3 model, an engaging turbo-4 hustler, and a hybrid (and plug-in hybrid) for anyone with strong feelings about visiting the Wawa more than once a week (we recommend the donuts). This Escape flips and reverses its...

2020 Ford Expedition

2020 Ford Expedition King RanchThe 2020 Ford Expedition wears clean and pure styling, doles out space for people and cargo like Bed Bath & Beyond 20% off coupons, and drops a twin-turbo hammer through a transmission with as many speeds as a Schwinn. It’s a category-killer, as the marketing folks would say. Ford sells it in XLT, Limited, Platinum and King Ranch trim...

2020 Ford Ecosport

2020 Ford EcosportThe 2020 Ford Ecosport is the smallest of Ford’s growing crossover SUV lineup. Its city-friendly size is about the only thing going for it: power, safety, and interior quality are all below par. We rate it 4.0 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) For 2020, the Ecosport gets no major changes other than a cargo management system and...

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019The 2020 Ford Explorer represents more than a mere evolution of the Explorer’s family-meets-outdoors template; with the first major redesign given to this mainstream, mid-size family SUV in nine model years, it follows a completely different game plan. What’s different? Just about everything but a few familiar design cues. With the...

2021 Honda Odyssey

2021 Honda OdysseyIf smart is sexy then the 2021 Honda Odyssey is a centerfold. The refreshed minivan is big on space and interior comforts, even as the competition has shifted ahead with more innovative powertrain options. Still, the Odyssey excels at what it was meant to do well: haul families and their gear in space, comfort, and safety. It earns a 6.8 on our...
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