The Escape's rise up the sales charts is really remarkable. Yes, compact SUVs are one of the fastest-growing auto market segments today, but the Escape isn't exactly the newest product.
Despite a redesign in 2008, it hasn't changed a whole lot since its introduction in 2000. Besides the general rush to fuel-efficient small SUVs, chalk it up to Ford's improved dependability and the general popularity of Ford Motor Co. as "the one that didn't take the money."
Higher-than-average spending on sales incentives, according to Edmunds.com, also helps.
These cars ranked highest in the latest J.D. Power survey measuring how much owners like their new cars.
|Owner of ClintonKaine.com wants $90,000|
|Whole Foods still suffering one year after price scandal|
|News anchor Anthony Ponce quits to become a Lyft driver|
|Powerball jackpot hits $422 million, 8th largest ever|
|Nintendo delays release of Pokemon Go Plus|