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Driven Car Reviews

The New York Times automotive contributor Tom Voelk looks at all things automotive. Driven is the first podcast to ever win an Emmy Award. That and nearly unanimous 5 star reviews are a good sign this is worth your time. Subscribe today!

Oct 15, 2019

The fourth generation Escape brings back the powertrain taxi drivers found durable and efficient- the hybrid. This time around there’s a plug-in version that Ford claims will cover 30 miles on electric power alone. Tom Voelk travels to Louisville, Kentucky to see if the hybrid is fun and frisky or slow and pokey.


Tom attended a manufacturer’s event to cover the 2020 Escape. Ford provided transportation and lodging. Opinions remain fully independent.