The Ford Escape comes powered by a choice of four-cylinder engines with optional 4WD. The Escape offers space for five, sporty looks and excellent handling.
Gas prices have fueled the compact SUV market (in Europe it's quadrupled in the last decade), so this is a class that's important to Ford's ongoing rebound, and they've pulled out all the stops to make the Escape good.
Fuel mileage varies from an EPA-estimated 23 City/33 Highway mpg with the 1.6-liter front-wheel drive Escape to 21/28 mpg with the 2.0-liter all-wheel drive. We drove both versions and fell below those marks, however, averaging 22.7 mpg in the 1.6-liter and 19.7 mpg in the 2.0-liter, while driving them spiritedly. That's still better than a comparably equipped TextlinkHonda CR-V or TextlinkToyota RAV4, and good enough that the Escape Hybrid has been abandoned.
The 2013 Escape lineup features three engines, including the returning tried-and-true 2.5-liter, less powerful and efficient but with a lower MSRP than the new EcoBoost engines. The four-cylinder EcoBoosts make their North American debut in the Escape, although they've been running in Europe for three years. There's a 1.6-liter making 178 horsepower and 2.0-liter making 240 hp, both twin-turbos with direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), although having different designs.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all of the 2013 Ford Escape. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2013 Ford Escape and their standard equipment and prices below.
The 2013 Ford Escape SUV is powered by a base 2.5-liter Inline-4 with 168 hp. Other available engines include a 1.6-liter Inline-4 turbocharged with 178 hp and a 2.0-liter Inline-4 turbocharged with 240 hp.
Standard features on the 2013 Ford Escape SUV include cloth seat-upholstery, 6-way driver bucket seat, 4-way passenger bucket seat, split-folding bench rear seat, AM/FM radio with CD-player, cruise control, tilting and telescoping steering-wheel, power windows, air conditioning, ABS, stability control, front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags, knee airbag and tire-pressure monitor.
2013 Ford Escape SUV Specs & Features
The 2013 Ford Escape SUV is available in 7 trim levels: