This popular Ford vehicle was initially designed and made in conjunction with Mazda of Japan. The Ford Escape is a crossover SUV (CSUV) – sometimes referred to as a crossover utility vehicle (CUV) – and was released in 2000 for the 2001 model year. Around that time at the turn of the century other SUVs used smaller unibody designs with solid rear axles which Ford took note of. Ford and Mazda opted for a car-like, unibody design with a fully independent suspension and rack and pinion steering.
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