Car Features – Same Car, Different Names: Ford

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Just like compatriot General Motors, Ford Motor Company is no stranger to the words rebadging and badge engineering. Throughout the years, Ford had owned numerous companies of different locations which means their expansive line has a chance of utilizing one car but wearing different names. While this thing is past tense, we shall check on which vehicles are products of badge engineering.

In order for a car to be counted on this list, the vehicle must have a different name using the same shell (exterior modifications are usually done) but sold under a different brand. And to avoid a super long list, we would limit vehicles which were launched from 1990s and above. Do take note the year range represents the entire vehicle line (including those of its twins) even if the original model was killed. In order to be listed, the base vehicle must be from a Ford subsidiary so a Toyota or Nissan badged Ford vehicle will not make a cut here.
Among the models from the Blue Oval company that wore different names but are basically the same, let us investigate.
Ford Capri-Mercury Capri

Ford Capri

Ford Crown Victoria-Mercury Grand Marquis

Ford Crown Victoria

Ford Edge-Lincoln MKX

Ford Edge

Ford Escape/Maverick-Mazda Tribute-Mercury Mariner (2001-2012)

Ford Escape

Ford Escort-Mercury Tracer (North America)

Ford Escort (NA)

Ford Escort-Volkswagen Pointer/Logus (Europe)

Ford Escort (EU)

Ford Expedition (includes extended length models)-Lincoln Navigator

Ford Expedition

Ford Explorer (pre-2011)-Lincoln Aviator-Mazda Navajo-Mercury Mountaineer

Ford Explorer

Ford F-150/Lobo-Lincoln Mark LT

Lincoln Mark KT

Ford Festiva-Kia Pride/Classic-Mazda 121-SAIPA (first generation Festiva)

Kia Pride

Ford Festiva/Aspire-Kia Avella (second generation Festiva)

Ford Aspire

Ford Fiesta/Fiesta Street-Mazda 121/Soho (fourth generation Fiesta)

Ford Fiesta

Ford Five Hundred-Mercury Montego

Ford Five Hundred

Ford Fusion/Mondeo (2014-current)-Lincoln MKZ/Zephyr-Mercury Milan (2006-2011)

Ford Fusion

Ford Freestar-Mercury Monterey

Ford Freestar

Ford Mondeo/Contour (1994-2000)-Mercury Mystique

Ford Mondeo

Ford Probe-Mazda MX-6

Ford Probe

Ford Ranger/Courier/Marathon-Mazda B Series/BT-50/Bravo/Fighter/Proceed/Magnum (both North America and worldwide models, post-2012 models)

Ford Ranger

Ford Scorpio/Granada-Merkur Scorpio

Ford Taurus-Mercury Sable (until 2009)

Ford Taurus

Ford Tempo-Mercury Topaz

Mercury Topaz

Ford Verona-Volkswagen Apollo

Ford Verona

Mercury Cougar-Ford Cougar

Mercury Cougar