Running families around town for a good 10 years now, Ford’s best-selling SUV receives a complete refresh for 2013. Ford says the all-new Escape is a smarter utility vehicle that saves customers fuel, money, and its new technologies make owners’ lives easier. So with that, notice the vehicle’s upgraded MyFord Touch system and new hands-free technology, which includes a liftgate with motion-sensing technology. Also vital is the Escape’s 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines, which add power while saving fuel.
The standard power on the 2013 Escape is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which tallies 168 horsepower and 167 lb.-ft. of torque, while the SE and SEL trims are outfitted with a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-4, bumping up the horses to 178, with 184 lb.-ft. of torque. Ford also offers an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4, with 240 horses and 270 lb.-ft. of torque; however, the latter is only available on the SE and SEL trims, but standard with the Titanium trim level. All engines are matched to a specially calibrated, six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission. Both the 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines utilize direct fuel injection and turbocharging with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) to deliver better fuel efficiency. Speaking of: Fuel-economy estimates for the 2.5-liter engine are listed as 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway; the 1.6 EcoBoost earns 23 in the city and 33 on the highway, while the 2.0 EcoBoost is rated at 22 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway. These numbers are around 5 mpg better than the previous year’s Escape.
Ford’s new sensor-based Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), with cross-traffic alert, makes maneuvering parking lots and traveling open roadways safer and (a lot!) less stressful. BLIS displays a warning in the side mirror when a vehicle is detected entering the driver’s blind spot. The cross-traffic alert notifies drivers if traffic is detected along the sides, like when reversing out of a parking space. The all-new Ford Escape also offers two industry-exclusive technologies labeled as Curve Control, which automatically slows the vehicle when coming into a corner a little hot, and Torque Vectoring Control, which helps drivers accelerate through turns. Standard safety features on this model-year include, antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, a driver knee airbag and full-length curtain-type airbags.
Probably the biggest news for the 2013 Ford Escape is its sleek new styling, as this model is nearly 10 percent more aerodynamic than the outgoing model. The Escape also features an active grille shutter system (standard on models with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost and 2.5-liter four-cylinder), which reduces wind resistance. Plus it just looks great. The Escape also features an available two-position load floor, which allows owners to choose among maximum luggage volume or flat load floor. Finally, the Escape’s Titanium trim adds luxuries such as 19-inch wheels, upgraded leather upholstery and a Sony audio system, with options including a Technology Package, featuring a roof rack, xenon headlights, interior tonneau cover, hands-free liftgate and reverse park assist. The Titanium’s Parking Technology Package tacks on leather upholstery, a power panoramic sunroof and a navigation system.
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