The Car Coach: The 2013 Ford Escape
The 2013 Ford Escape is a luxury crossover that's all new - inside and out. The 2013 Ford Escape received a major makeover compared to the outgoing Escape. The new one has a longer wheelbase and is slightly wider. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, brings you a closer look.
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Model - 2013 Ford Escape
MPG - 22 city/ 31 hwy mpg.
Engine - 1.6L 4-cyl. - 178hp
2.0L 4-cyl. Eco Boost -240-hp
2.5-liter - 168-horsepower
Price - starts at $22,440
The 2013 Ford Escape received a major makeover compared to the outgoing Escape, the new one has a longer wheelbase and is slightly wider. The results provide more room inside, and slightly shorter height contributes to the sleeker look outside. Other interior changes include higher-quality materials, a second-row seat that's much easier to fold down, a "hands-free" power lift gate and the addition of the MyFord Touch electronics interface.
Some of the Features include:
•Torque Vectoring and Curve Control giving you better handling to the road by assisting drivers.
•Cross Traffic Alert System
•Front and Rear Park Assist
My test drive of the all-new Ford Escape proved it is a smarter utility vehicle with an enjoyable ride, quick response and delivers a vastly improved driving experience.
The 2013 Escape more fuel-efficient engines, plenty of technology and some amazing new features. It’s even able to maintain many of the more truck-like features, keeping a 3,500-lb tow rating (on the larger engine), while delivering more passenger and cargo room.
•Good performance and fuel efficiency
•Heaps of high-tech features
•Quality interior materials
•No hybrid model available
•Interior storage space
The 2013 Ford Escape is a leader in the segment of small crossover utility vehicles due to its athletic driving dynamics, comfortable interior and plenty of useful high-tech features.