The 2013 Ford Escape, with a completely redesigned exterior, is the smarter way to get to your destination.
The new exterior has a fresh sporty feel with sporty creases pressed into its sheet metal, a more splayed back windshield, lower roof, and aggressive looking front fascia. The inside received the same treatment. The older, plain interior has been replaced with a much more expensive feeling dash.
Drivers are given a choice between three four-cylinder engines. Standard is a revised 2.5-liter engine with 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. An optional 1.6-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine with 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque is coupled with self-closing grille shutters for optimal fuel efficiency. For the most power, the third choice is a 2.0-liter engine with 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. All are equipped with power steering and automatic transmission.
Despite the smaller appearing exterior, a longer wheelbase keep interior volume equal to earlier model years. Cargo area is calculated at 34.3 cubic feet behind the second row and just over 68 feet with the seat folded.
It is available in four models: the standard S trim, the SE with EcoBoost engine, the SEL with upgraded features, and Titanium with EcoBoost engine and highest upgrades. The Titanium also has 19" Luster Nickel painted alloy wheels, push-button start, and leather trimmed heated front seats. It is the only vehicle in its class with a hands-free liftgate.
The new 2013 Ford Escape is vastly improved and changed from last year. Twelve years after its entrance to the market, the 2013 Ford Escape is getting the popular attention it deserves.