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Thanks for the info...Good to see more facts (I know, Leaked)

I've pretty much lost interest in the Bronco & Mustang-E...Hopefully, after this mess, life will return to normal.

Stay Safe Everyone.
 

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I drove a 2020 Escape SE with the 3cyl 1.5L Dragon when I had my 2018 Escape in for a field service action. I put 67 miles on it and it's not ready for prime time, IMHO.
With the new 8-spd automatic, it is tall geared and short shifts. There is a booming drone from 45 mph to 65-70 mph. At steady 50-55 mph it's irritating, almost unbearable. The engine turns only 1500 rpm at 60 mph. In the Escape at least, there is no Sport Mode with this engine/ trans combination, only PRNDL so you can't hold it in a lower gear like you can with the 2.0L/Select Shift.
I might consider the Bigger Brother, but the Sport lost me at the first digit in the VIN. and no way would I buy one made anywhere with the Dragon engine
 

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WTF? No hybrid this year, much less no plug-in hybrid, I’ve lost interest. See ‘ya Ford.
 

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The more I read, the more disappointed I become.
I thought these were being USA built, and now Ford
installs an inherently imbalanced 3 cyl? I can see
lots of recalls in this vehicle's future...
 

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This totally confirms that the Bronco Sport is a rebodied Escape.
 

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This totally confirms that the Bronco Sport is a rebodied Escape.
If so, I already have an'09 Mariner.
It may have some dirt cred, as the wheelbase is 2 in. shorter which, would theoretically at least, offer better breakover angles. The nose is also more "chin up" than the Escape's for maybe the same reason? Still, nothing on suspension, I probably won't do anything until early 2022, but for now, the Hermosillo-built Sport is off my list.
 

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If so, I already have an'09 Mariner.
It may have some dirt cred, as the wheelbase is 2 in. shorter which, would theoretically at least, offer better breakover angles. The nose is also more "chin up" than the Escape's for maybe the same reason? Still, nothing on suspension, I probably won't do anything until early 2022, but for now, the Hermosillo-built Sport is off my list.
Hay nothing wrong with it being a rebodied Escape I have owned three Escapes and they were very competent is the snow. Also sharing platforms saves a lot of money so the Bronco Sport won't be to high priced.
 

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Hay nothing wrong with it being a rebodied Escape I have owned three Escapes and they were very competent is the snow. Also sharing platforms saves a lot of money so the Bronco Sport won't be to high priced.
I have a 2018 Escape SEL 4wd along with the 2009 Mariner. Both are good winter vehicles, but I prefer the boxier, V6 Merc. The Escape feels smaller inside than the Mariner, so I probably will get the Bronco, For now, the Sport is a pass. Too many good SUVs available that are built in this country.
 

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Becoming more of a turnoff. Wet timing belt (at least in the dragon), Hermosillo-built, no manual tranny, giant arcade screen on the dash. I was hoping for an improved version of my 2006 Escape. I'm beginning to believe the original Escape's success and appeal was bolstered with Mazda's heavy collaboration on that design.
 
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