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Ford Escape Among Consumer Reports’ Most Popular New Cars

After receiving a refresh for the 2023 model year, the Ford Escape remains a popular choice among new car shoppers – in fact, the small crossover is one of the top ten fastest selling models on the market at the moment. The Ford Escape was also named as one of the best overall new vehicles for the money by iSeeCars recently, as well as one of the best small SUVs/crossovers on sale in terms of value, too. Now, the Ford Escape continues to accumulate accolades in rapid fashion after Consumer Reports just named it as one of the most popular new vehicles on the market, too.

Front view of the 2023 Ford Escape

To come up with these rankings, Consumer Reports looked to its own website traffic – or more specifically, which model pages visitors to the site head to the most. The most searched-for vehicles in this case represent the ones that have the most consumer interest in the organization’s mind, and true to form, most of them have high overall scores after performing well in road tests, coupled with an array of standard safety features, solid crash test results, and good reliability scores.

In that regard, the Ford Escape ranked as the 16th most popular vehicle by Consumer Reports’ standards – ahead of the Lexus NX Hybrid, Kia EV6, Toyota Corolla, and BMW X5, but behind Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V Hybrid, Subaru Outback, Toyota Highlander, Subaru Crosstrek, Mazda CX-5, Kia Telluride, Toyota Camry, Nissan Rogue, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Honda Accord, and Lexus RX.

Since the launch of the refreshed 2023 Ford Escape, Consumer Reports has been quick to lavish praise on the crossover, giving it an above average score in the organization’s road tests, while also bestowing it with average scores in predicted reliability and predicted owner satisfaction.

We’ll have more on the Escape soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Escape news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Dan Bridger

    Then why have you announced that your ceasing production of the Escape in 2025? We are on our third Escape, it’s practical and affordable. Abandon us and we will abandon Ford.

  2. Surprising results

    16th sounds decent, but the escape? It’s so unpopular Ford is cutting it from the lineup, so what gives? Maybe the lame duck status means big discounts. But, I found the 15 vehicles ahead of it to be very telling. They’re almost all small SUVs. So, 16th is still kind of last place in a popular segment, which agrees with Ford’s assessment of it’s popularity.

  3. Jim

    Great cars, to bad Ford mgmt does not realize that people want and need small 2 row cuv,s


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