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Hint At Future Electrified Focus, Explorer, Transit, Kuga

Wed May 10, 2017 5:38 am

http://insideevs.com/new-ford-energi-tr ... nsit-kuga/

The Ford Kuga is what we call the Escape in the U.S. by the way. An Escape Energi would already be in our garage if it was available today (in place of the wife's MKC).

An Explorer Energi would be great too. I imagine both would sell extremely well.
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Re: Hint At Future Electrified Focus, Explorer, Transit, Kug

Wed May 10, 2017 6:46 am

cutler03gt wrote:An Escape Energi would already be in our garage if it was available today
It kind of already is, its just called a C-Max.

Parked next to my wife's Escape my C-Max looks virtually identical (except for the ugly mug on the front of the C-max). They both are basically "stretched" Focuses.
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Re: Hint At Future Electrified Focus, Explorer, Transit, Kug

Wed May 10, 2017 6:55 am

jmueller065 wrote:
cutler03gt wrote:An Escape Energi would already be in our garage if it was available today
It kind of already is, its just called a C-Max.

Parked next to my wife's Escape my C-Max looks virtually identical (except for the ugly mug on the front of the C-max). They both are basically "stretched" Focuses.
Tried to tell my wife that, but I guess it wasn't SUV enough :roll:

She's had both and prefers an Escape to the C-MAX. I on the other hand, prefer the C-MAX.
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Re: Hint At Future Electrified Focus, Explorer, Transit, Kug

Wed May 10, 2017 7:12 am

cutler03gt wrote:Tried to tell my wife that, but I guess it wasn't SUV enough :roll:

She's had both and prefers an Escape to the C-MAX. I on the other hand, prefer the C-MAX.
Well you can't get an AWD C-Max (that'd be nuts!) and the battery does use up a lot of the space in the Energi (I find, though, I still have enough room for a lot of stuff back there).
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Re: Hint At Future Electrified Focus, Explorer, Transit, Kug

Wed May 10, 2017 9:37 am

The cabin is virtually identical between my Escape and C-Max, but the cargo area of even a non-Energi C-Max pales in comparison to the Escape. The ride experience, especially in the back seat is also much more pleasing in the Escape, I'm not sure why, as the interior dimensions are almost the same, but the Escape does have reclining (albeit minimal) rear seats.

A major advantage (besides cargo) to the Escape is AWD and better ground clearance.
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cutler03gt
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Re: Hint At Future Electrified Focus, Explorer, Transit, Kug

Wed May 10, 2017 9:47 am

Pearl wrote:The ride experience, especially in the back seat is also much more pleasing in the Escape, I'm not sure why, as the interior dimensions are almost the same, but the Escape does have reclining (albeit minimal) rear seats.
Don't the C-MAX rears recline too? I thought they did, but it's been a while since I was in the back of one.
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Re: Hint At Future Electrified Focus, Explorer, Transit, Kug

Wed May 10, 2017 10:01 am

cutler03gt wrote:Don't the C-MAX rears recline too? I thought they did, but it's been a while since I was in the back of one.
Don't think they do, haven't tried in my C-Max.

Funny "the seats in the Escape recline" yeah like airline seats do! LOL as in very little.
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Re: Hint At Future Electrified Focus, Explorer, Transit, Kug

Wed May 10, 2017 12:41 pm

jmueller065 wrote:Don't think they do, haven't tried in my C-Max.
They do not.
jmueller065 wrote:Funny "the seats in the Escape recline" yeah like airline seats do! LOL as in very little.
More than on the Frontier Airlines Flight I was just on, LOL
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Re: Hint At Future Electrified Focus, Explorer, Transit, Kug

Wed May 10, 2017 3:02 pm

Pearl wrote:
jmueller065 wrote:Don't think they do, haven't tried in my C-Max.
They do not.
jmueller065 wrote:Funny "the seats in the Escape recline" yeah like airline seats do! LOL as in very little.
More than on the Frontier Airlines Flight I was just on, LOL
Bet it has more legroom as well!!!
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