2013 Ford Escape User Reviews

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    2013 Ford Escape SEL 4WD Review
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    55

    New Look, New Design. — I enjoy driving this car. It handles very nicely, and gets great gas mileage. It accelerates well, and has a great response. I like the look of this car, inside and out. It is a safe feeling vehicle, and is a pleasure to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: This car has a lot of bells and whistles

    Cons: Not big enough for a large family.

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    2013 Ford Escape SEL 4WD Review
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    Great Little Crossover — Overall, it was a great purchase. I've only owned one other Ford - a 2003 Explorer Sport Track, and I believe this one is even better than it was. Handling and acceleration is great, and the Microsoft Sync radio still has bugs. I've installed latest firmware, still occasionally the volume control does not work - have to do a factory reset to get it functioning again.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handles well; lots of power for a 4-banger

    Cons: Microsoft Sync radio has bugs...

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    2013 Ford Escape SEL 4WD Review
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    Nice Mid Size Suv — The SEL version that we have has a lot of nice options including leather seats. It would be nice to see all of these cars with the LED running lights, (At this time only Titanium Model offers LED 's). The turbo engine gives great passing ability. Overall a very nice car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Nice looking vehicle with a 2.4L Turbo that has great acceleration.

    Cons: Overall gas mileage was only about 23 mpg vs dealer stated 27

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    2013 Ford Escape Titanium Review
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    Fantastic Smaller Suv — Love the car! I especially like the new design for 2013. Ford has definitely changed my impression of the smaller SUV. The leather seats are an added bonus to an already cool ride. Love the automatic liftgate. So handy when your arms are full of groceries!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Love the pickup and handling

    Cons: None

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    2013 Ford Escape Titanium 4WD Review
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    2013 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0 L 4wd — Only 300 miles into ownership, and I can tell this is a different kind of CUV. Sure footed on turns, fast when turbo finally spools up, and still gets 30 MPG on the Highway (my last drive anyway). Good thing it can accomodate 87 octane fuel, or this fat puppy would be expensive to drive around the city.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very quiet interior, great sound system when opting for the SONY touchscreen unit. Takes 87 octane gas.

    Cons: Very heavy in 2 liter 4WD format.  Could loose 2 or 3 hundred pounds to get better mileage and sportier performance.

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    2013 Ford Escape Review
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    Great Vehicle With Some Negative Comfort Features. — Love this vehicle accept the back isn't as comfortable for the drive inn or camping - especially downsizing from an extended Envoy. Driver seat could definitely use more lumbar support but otherwise a great vehicle. Very user friendly features besides figuring out how to shut certain interior lights off.

    Pros: Gas mileage & user friendly features.

    Cons: When you lay the back seats down - it's not flat. Camping with just this vehicle isn't as easy as with an old school Envoy!

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    2013 Ford Escape Titanium Review
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    The Best Swiss Army Knife I've Ever Owned — The Escape could cost 10k more and it would still be good value. It does everything very, very well. Never feels cheap. Handles well, rides even better, and has every useable feature you could hope for. Test drive one and compare it to the other small SUVs on the market, we did and the Ford simply stole the show.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: How can a trucklet cost so little but do so many things so darned well? Walk up to the black metallic paint and you'll see deep, flawless paint, be impressed by the custom looking meaty wheels. It looks like a quality machine. That impression is reinforced on the inside with top-drawer materials and great assembly. This is our first car in years lacking full leather, but the black cloth/leather seats are very comfortable and after 17,000 miles don't have a bit of wear. The Escape is nimble too, and given its handling prowess, the ride feels like a really well damped European sedan...a great blend of active safety, fun, and comfort. What really gets my attention is the simple goodness of all the little features on the Escape. The blind spot warning system is a great bonus in heavy traffic, the parallel parking feature is a hoot to use (and I like exercising my own p-parking chops just to keep the skills up), the voice commands are addictive and useful, the heated seats kick in the minute you turn them on, that kick under the tailgate to open feature can be a lifesaver, and keyless entry and start is a winner...you get the idea. So many options for music too.  Oh yeah, mileage is around 25 Mpg with a 50/50 mix...meeting expectations. So much good bang for the buck.

    Cons: Why are the climate control buttons so darned small? Need to be a third larger. The Sync system has a hiccup every now and the...needs some more evolutionary tuning, but overall a great system.  Now, I realize it's a small SUV, but that said, the rear area doesn't carry as much as I'd hoped. One discordant styling note, those fugly, chrom-ish side vent appliques just aft of the front wheel well are atrocious...kill them please.

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    2013 Ford Escape SEL Review
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    75

    I Love This Vehicle! — I know the world feeds on the negatives of life, but when it comes too this car, it will have to eat somewhere else. Great ride, looks, drivability, fuel economy! The benefit of an SUV with the blessing of economy.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I just purchased this '13 Ford Escape (2k miles), I am impressed! I previously owed an '06 Escape, there is no comparison between these two SUV's. The ride and drive of this new Escape just blew me away.

    Cons: None at this point.

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    2013 Ford Escape SEL 4WD Review
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    Great — Great car that gets great gas mileage and has a great deal of power. It has a number of attractive features and the moon roof and the ambient lighting are a few that really stand out. Drive one and see for yourself.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great car

    Cons: Nothing

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    2013 Ford Escape SEL 4WD Review
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    Like the look and power but front console appeared cluttered and space was limited.
    Power Ranked 2013 Honda CR-V EX AWD worse.
    "Larger engine with more HP"
    Handling Ranked 2013 Honda CR-V EX AWD better.
    "Smoother acceleration and comfortable handling in all situations."

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Ford Escape Reviews

    Next To Our Convertible Mustang,its The Most Fun Ford We`ve Owned By ttillman

    As with each different vehicle we`ve purchased over the past 40+ years,there is an excitement for an initial road trip to spend a little time getting to know it. This Escape,as its very name might ind... Read More

    Luxury In An Awd By hanlin46jim

    The 2014 Escape Titanium AWD is a great all season vehicle. It gets great fuel economy, handles better than most cars, and gives you a seating position higher than most traffic. The full moon roof a... Read More

    2012 Ford Escape Reviews

    The Last Automobile I Will Ever Own (i Hope) By rosecar384

    Since I am only averaging somewhere around 5-6,000 mile a year and only have 29,000 miles on the SUV now, it should and can get me to the day I give up driving altogether. ( I hope). The automobile i... Read More

    Smart! By Aduke9077

    I loved the room for the grandkids and fuel economy:-) It was easy on fuel for my trips to my jobs and looked great! A good value for anyone looking for a family vehicle that doesn't look like a min... Read More

    2011 Ford Escape Reviews

    Review By rkehoe67

    This is my second escape, i bought this after trading in my 05 limited. I loved that car so much I went escape again but with a different powertrain trying to get better gas mileage as my commute has... Read More

    Nice And Comfortable By Tiffany

    I'm not happy with the lackluster engine. It just feels like Ford dropped the ball in that area. And no backup sensor/camera. But overall it's a decent vehicle for travelling or driving locally. It's ... Read More

    2010 Ford Escape Reviews

    Ford Escape- Tech Meets The Road By ericduffield

    excellent handling and rugged car for midwest. sync system flawless and very impressive to those who drive higher classes of cars. automatic start while walking up to car- impressive. would definit... Read More

    This Is Second Escape, My First One Was Totaled Out For The Rear End Crashed In To Me. By edgar4896

    I liked the gas mileage and the convents of room in side.the engine has all the power any one needs.The V 6 engine is a 3.0 cc and I think it puts out 240 horse power. Runes very good. I run Mobil one... Read More

    2009 Ford Escape Reviews

    Very Good Car. By glene319

    plenty of room for car seats etc. nice looking. very dependable, decent mileage, but not great , 21 MPG combined. v6 has lot of power. 4x4 works perfectly, automatic on slick spots, snow rain, etc. ... Read More

    2009 Ford Escape Xlt V6 4wd By Justin

    Performance: 240HP 223 ftlb of tourque, acceleration good. braking good. handling average. Build Quality: - Good, solid build Appearance: - Good, More truck look than Car Cost of Ownership: lil... Read More

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