2009 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD Review

I’m told this is ‘the most fuel efficient SUV’. The 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid is definitely a competent vehicle, though its green technology only shines under certain driving conditions. My all-wheel-drive Escape Hybrid test vehicle trekked well on the West Coast through abnormal dumps of snow and sheets of ice, despite being fitted with just all-season tires (which, for 2009, have less rolling resistance).

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GM Message from Rick Wagoner

On Friday I was in Washington for a meeting with Administration officials. In the course of that meeting, they requested that I “step aside” as CEO of GM, and so I have. Fritz Henderson is an excellent choice to be the next CEO of GM. Having worked closely with Fritz for many years, I know that he is the ideal person to lead the company through the completion of our restructuring efforts.

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AMA SX: Stewart comes through in Toronto

Yamaha’s James Stewart won his ninth race of the ’09 season, in front of more than 37,000 fans inside Toronto’s Rogers Centre, after leading every lap of the final. With four races left of the 17-race title chase, the championship battle is coming down to a straight fight between Stewart and Chad Reed, the Suzuki rider who arrived in Toronto with an 11 point lead in the championship.

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2010 Acura TSX V6 at the Vancouver Auto Show

As competent as the Acura TSX is in the corners, it has never been a powerhouse on the straightaways. Relying upon four cylinders instead of six to put a little fire under the hood has unjustly punished this beautifully balanced performer. But a bank of Acura engineers appealed the sentence and the bench has rendered a decision in favour of the fast lane.

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