Day: June 8, 2020

2020 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid has 37-mile range, starts below $35,000

The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid has an EPA-estimated 37 miles of electric range and starts at $34,285, including $1,245 destination, the automaker announced Monday. 

The Escape PHEV comes in SE, SEL, or Titanium trim, and the Titanium nudges the price over $40,000. The 14.4-kwh lithium-ion battery pack qualifies the Escape PHEV for a federal EV tax credit of $6,419, according to our calculations. 

The best-selling Ford behind the F-150 pickup truck and Explorer midsize SUV, the 2020 Escape compact crossover comes with four different powertrains, including two turbocharged gas models and a gas-electric hybrid that gets 44 mpg city,

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More than 136,000 newer Acura, Honda models recalled for stall risk

Honda will recall certain 2018-2020 Acura and Honda vehicles for a defective fuel pump that can increase the risk of a crash, the automaker announced last week. Honda also issued a stop-sale order prohibiting dealers to sell the affected new vehicles until the issue is fixed.

The fuel pumps may have a defective impeller that could result in a loss of engine power or cause the vehicle to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda said it has not received any reports of crashes or injuries as a result of the issue, in paperwork filed with federal

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