2013 Ford Escape Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$22,470-$32,120
$21,178-$29,953
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What's New for 2013:

  • New turbocharged engines
  • New safety and infotainment technology
  • New luxury-themed Titanium trim level

Exterior Features
Ford offers the redesigned 2013 Escape in S, SE, SEL and Titanium trim levels, with aluminum wheel designs up to 19 inches available, depending on the model. Active front grille shutters are designed to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.

Interior Features
The new 2013 Escape provides 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seat. Fold the rear seat and maximum volume increases to 68.1 cubic feet. The new Escape's carpeting is made from recycled plastic bottles; the seat cushion foam is developed from plant seeds; and Ford says it has replaced 300,000 pounds of annual oil-based resin production in the U.S. by replacing it with kenaf plant material in the Escape's door construction.

Optional Features
Depending on the trim level, the following items are either standard or optional for the 2013 Escape: leather, panoramic sunroof, hands-free power tailgate, keyless entry and push-button start, MyFord Touch infotainment technology, Sony premium audio, navigation system, front and rear park-assist sensors, and Active Park Assist technology.

Under the Hood
The 2013 Ford Escape S is equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine making 168 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 170 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm. The new Escape SE and SEL have a direct-injected and turbocharged 1.6-liter, EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine making 178 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 184 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm.

Optional on SE and SEL and standard on the 2013 Escape Titanium is a direct-injected, turbocharged, 2.0-liter, EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine making 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. The tow rating for this engine is 3,500 pounds.

Both of the new Escape's EcoBoost engines will run on regular unleaded gas, but these power output figures are valid only when premium fuel is used.

A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, delivering power to the Escape's front wheels. An optional Intelligent 4WD system with torque vectoring control is available with the EcoBoost engines.

Fuel Economy
The 2013 Ford Escape's EPA fuel-economy ratings are:
  • Escape 2.5L FWD: 22/31/25 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Escape 1.6L EcoBoost FWD: 23/33/TBD mpg
  • Escape 1.6L EcoBoost 4WD: 22/30/25 mpg
  • Escape 2.0L EcoBoost FWD: 22/30/25 mpg
  • Escape 2.0L EcoBoost 4WD: 21/28/24 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Ford Escape is equipped with 7 air bags, including one for the driver's knees. Anti-lock brakes with brake assist are standard, and the traction and stability control system includes Curve Control, which selectively brakes individual wheels to keep the Escape under control if the driver enters a corner too fast, Ford says. Trailer sway control and MyKey programmable safety features are also standard.

Optional safety features on the Escape include Sync with 911 Assist, reversing camera, and a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert.

What's New for 2013:

  • New turbocharged engines
  • New safety and infotainment technology
  • New luxury-themed Titanium trim level

Exterior Features
Ford offers the redesigned 2013 Escape in S, SE, SEL and Titanium trim levels, with aluminum wheel designs up to 19 inches available, depending on the model. Active front grille shutters are designed to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.

Interior Features
The new 2013 Escape provides 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seat. Fold the rear seat and maximum volume increases to 68.1 cubic feet. The new Escape's carpeting is made from recycled plastic bottles; the seat cushion foam is developed from plant seeds; and Ford says it has replaced 300,000 pounds of annual oil-based resin production in the U.S. by replacing it with kenaf plant material in the Escape's door construction.

Optional Features
Depending on the trim level, the following items are either standard or optional for the 2013 Escape: leather, panoramic sunroof, hands-free power tailgate, keyless entry and push-button start, MyFord Touch infotainment technology, Sony premium audio, navigation system, front and rear park-assist sensors, and Active Park Assist technology.

Under the Hood
The 2013 Ford Escape S is equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine making 168 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 170 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm. The new Escape SE and SEL have a direct-injected and turbocharged 1.6-liter, EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine making 178 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 184 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm.

Optional on SE and SEL and standard on the 2013 Escape Titanium is a direct-injected, turbocharged, 2.0-liter, EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine making 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. The tow rating for this engine is 3,500 pounds.

Both of the new Escape's EcoBoost engines will run on regular unleaded gas, but these power output figures are valid only when premium fuel is used.

A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, delivering power to the Escape's front wheels. An optional Intelligent 4WD system with torque vectoring control is available with the EcoBoost engines.

Fuel Economy
The 2013 Ford Escape's EPA fuel-economy ratings are:
  • Escape 2.5L FWD: 22/31/25 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Escape 1.6L EcoBoost FWD: 23/33/TBD mpg
  • Escape 1.6L EcoBoost 4WD: 22/30/25 mpg
  • Escape 2.0L EcoBoost FWD: 22/30/25 mpg
  • Escape 2.0L EcoBoost 4WD: 21/28/24 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Ford Escape is equipped with 7 air bags, including one for the driver's knees. Anti-lock brakes with brake assist are standard, and the traction and stability control system includes Curve Control, which selectively brakes individual wheels to keep the Escape under control if the driver enters a corner too fast, Ford says. Trailer sway control and MyKey programmable safety features are also standard.

Optional safety features on the Escape include Sync with 911 Assist, reversing camera, and a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert.

Available Trims for the 2013 Ford Escape
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name S (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 22470.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
Name SE (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 25070.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name SEL (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 28170.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name SE (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 26820.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name SEL (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 29920.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Titanium (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 30370.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name Titanium (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 32120.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
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INTERIOR
  • 1st row cloth bucket seats -inc: 6-way manual driver seat, 2-way manual passenger seat, dual head restraints
  • 2nd row 60/40 split-bench seat w/tip fold-flat latch -inc: head restraints for all positions
  • Front center console w/armrest
  • 1st row floor mats
  • Driver left footrest
  • Urethane tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/speed & audio controls
  • Ice Blue lit gauge cluster
  • Message center
  • Center-stack w/painted black top of dash display
  • Global pwr windows w/driver 1-touch up/down
  • Pwr automatic locking doors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system (PATS)
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • Glove box
  • (4) cup holders
  • (3) pwr points -inc: 1st row, 2nd row, cargo bin
  • Overhead console
  • Dual visors w/mirrors
  • (2) front/(2) rear grab handles
  • (2) 2nd row coat hooks
  • Lighting -inc: illuminated entry, map lights, center dome, cargo area
  • Cargo floor hooks
  • 2nd row reclining 60/40 split-bench seat w/tip fold-flat latch -inc: head restraints for all positions
  • Rear center armrest
  • 1st & 2nd row floor mats
  • MyFord w/4" color display
  • Compass
  • Outside temp display
  • SecuriCode keyless entry keypad
  • Chrome door handles
  • Headliner microphone
  • Driver seatback map pocket
  • 1st row heated leather-trimmed bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat w/memory & pwr lumbar, 2-way manual passenger seat, dual head restraints
  • High gloss black console top
  • Color-keyed leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/speed & audio controls
  • MyFord Touch
  • Global pwr windows w/1-touch up/down
  • Universal garage remote
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Dual electronic automatic temperature control
  • Chrome register vents
  • High gloss black window switch bezels
  • High gloss black center finish panel
  • Unique accents on instrument panel & door
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Dual visors w/illuminated mirrors
  • Ambient lighting
  • Chrome & leather-trimmed shift knob
  • 1st row heated partial leather-trimmed sport-styled bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat w/memory & pwr lumbar, 2-way manual passenger seat, dual head restraints
  • Passive entry/passive start (PEPS)
  • Remote start
  • 110V outlet
  • Cargo cover
EXTERIOR
  • 17" steel wheels w/covers
  • P235/55R17 tires
  • Mini space-saver spare tire
  • Wheel nut wrench & jack
  • Rear body-colored spoiler
  • Front/rear body-colored fascias
  • Black upper & body-color lower grille
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Black pwr mirrors -inc: integrated blind spot mirror
  • Body-colored liftgate
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Black door handles
  • 17" sparkle silver aluminum wheels
  • Chrome beltline molding
  • Black upper & lower grille w/chrome bar
  • Halogen headlamps w/autolamp
  • Fog lamps
  • Body-colored pwr mirrors -inc: integrated blind spot mirror
  • Privacy glass
  • Body-colored door handles
  • 18" sparkle nickel aluminum wheels
  • P235/50R18 tires
  • Gloss black upper & lower grille w/chrome bar & chrome trim surround
  • Body-colored heated pwr mirrors w/memory -inc: turn signals, puddle lamps, integrated blind spot mirror
  • Chrome liftgate garnish
  • 19" premium painted aluminum wheels
  • P235/45R19 tires
  • Silver roof side rails w/crossbars
  • HID headlamps w/autolamp
  • Hands-free liftgate
MECHANICAL
  • 2.5L I4 Duratec engine -inc: 3.51 final drive ratio
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Rear stabilizer bar
  • Electric pwr-assisted steering (EPAS)
  • Front/rear ABS disc brakes
  • 1.6L I4 EcoBoost engine -inc: 3.21 final drive ratio
  • Dual chrome exhaust
  • 1.6L I4 EcoBoost engine -inc: 3.51 final drive ratio
  • Four-wheel drive
  • 2.0L I4 EcoBoost engine -inc: 3.07 final drive ratio
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Emergency brake assist system
    • AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • Traction control
    • Front dual-stage airbags
    • Driver knee airbag
    • Safety Canopy front/rear side-curtain airbags
    • Front side-impact airbags
    • Smart occupant sensing airbags
    • Personal Safety System
    • Child safety locks
    • MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, BeltMinder w/audio mute
    • 3-point height adjustable retractable seat belts w/pretensioners
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system for rear outboard seats
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Reverse sensing system
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux audio input jack, auto volume control
    • (6) speakers
    • SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 Assist, vehicle health reports *Additional SYNC services available w/annual subscription fee*
    • SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month prepaid subscription *N/A in AK or HI*
    • (9) speakers
    • SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 assist, vehicle health report, SYNC services 3-year prepaid subscription w/GPS based turn-by-turn driving directions & traffic reports & info services
    • Sony AM/FM stereo w/HD Radio & CD/MP3 player -inc: aux audio input jack, auto volume control
    • (10) speakers

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