Consumer Reports on Tuesday issued a new review praising Ford Motor Co.
's new 2013 Escape, while harshly criticizing the plug-in hybrid electric sports car Fisker Karma.
"With its redesign, the Escape has jumped into the top tier of small SUVs, competing well with the Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, and Honda CR-V," Consumer Reports said. "The new Ford Escape is solid, sophisticated, and fun to drive. It delivers agile handling and a taut yet impressively supple, composed ride. Its cabin is one of the quietest in its class. Both EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engines are fuel-efficient."