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Looks good, but the Mariner still looks like its a class above the Escape.
 

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Are you sure it's black chrome and not just an optical illusion caused by the lighting? I can't find any mention of a black chrome option at the Escape website or Ford Media (not that I'd want to; I never liked the chrome on the bumper).
 

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Yea, its an illusion. Look at the pics in the photo gallery.
 

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Are you sure it's black chrome and not just an optical illusion caused by the lighting? I can't find any mention of a black chrome option at the Escape website or Ford Media (not that I'd want to; I never liked the chrome on the bumper).
It wouldnt be the first time that Ford forgot to mention an option on a website.
 

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I think the lower chrome simply is reflecting something dark. You see the same effect in the paint around the corners of the bumpers.
 

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It wouldnt be the first time that Ford forgot to mention an option on a website.
I don't doubt that there are occasional errors or omissions in information at Ford's websites. For example, since 2005 the minisite for the Mustang has listed the GT's engine as a 4.6L OHV V8 in its specifications section. In spite of things like that, I would still want to see an option in writing rather than just determining its presence on the basis of a picture.
 

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I don't doubt that there are occasional errors or omissions in information at Ford's websites. For example, since 2005 the minisite for the Mustang has listed the GT's engine as a 4.6L OHV V8 in its specifications section. In spite of things like that, I would still want to see an option in writing rather than just determining its presence on the basis of a picture.
It is an OHV engine, so it's not untrue, it's just not as specific as it could be.
 

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Went through the 09 build and price, no black chrome, sorry.
 

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Ours is in and we'll be going down to pick it up, mid month.
 

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It would be more misleading than being true. While the placement of the valves is similar in either an OHC or an OHV engine, OHC engines are referred to as such specifically because of the presence of one or more chain-driven cams over each cylinder bank to operate the valves. The 4.6L V8 and every other one of Ford's Modular engines utilizes this setup. Traditional OHV engines, like the Small Block Chevy, don't have these cams. Should they be alternatively referred to as NOHC (No Overhead Cam) engines? It wouldn't be untrue to say.

The reason why it's a typo on Ford's website is because it isn't consistent. The 4.0L V6 is listed as a SOHC engine right next to the 4.6L V8. Even though there are more valves and other minor differences in the V8 relative to the V6, they are both still OHC. Furthermore, when you click on the V8 itself (it's a link) for more information, it is described as a 4.6L SOHC V8.
 
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