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2013 Ford Escape

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  • Escape S Sport Utility

    Starting at: $22,470

    MPG: 22 city | 31 hwy

    Lifestyle fit for this vehicle Adventure Crossover Family
    2013 Ford Escape S Sport Utility
  • Escape SE Sport Utility

    Starting at: $25,070

    MPG: 21 city | 28 hwy

    Lifestyle fit for this vehicle Adventure Crossover Family
    2013 Ford Escape SE Sport Utility
  • Escape SEL Sport Utility

    Starting at: $28,170

    MPG: 22 city | 30 hwy

    Lifestyle fit for this vehicle Adventure Crossover Family
    2013 Ford Escape SEL Sport Utility
  • Escape Titanium Sport Utility

    Starting at: $30,370

    MPG: 21 city | 28 hwy

    Lifestyle fit for this vehicle Adventure Crossover Family
    2013 Ford Escape Titanium Sport Utility
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Overview

The Ford Escape, the top-selling vehicle in the hot small-crossover segment, is a worthy candidate in any year, but for 2013, it offers enticing safety features plus an attractive new design similar to that of other wedgy, small Fords such as the Fiesta and the Focus. It’s not only the appearance that is up to date; the 2013 Escape also has numerous top-flight safety features including roll stability control, integrated blind spot mirrors, side air curtains for the first and second rows, and an optional blind spot information system that displays alerts in the side mirrors if there’s another vehicle in the driver’s blind spot. Ford is most proud of the curve control system, which automatically slows down the Escape if it’s taking corners too quickly—a segment first, the automaker notes. At the other end of the spectrum, there’s torque vectoring control, which helps the driver accelerate smoothly through a turn. Looks like Ford has all the bases covered with this five-passenger crossover. Did we mention 33 mpg on the highway, if you opt for the smallest EcoBoost engine? You would still get 178 horsepower from that 1.6-liter four-cylinder, meaning the penalty you have to suffer for good fuel economy is getting smaller all the time. Fun-O-Meter: 5 JKC Icons Competitors:
1. Honda CR-V
2. Toyota RAV4
3. Chevrolet Equinox
4. Kia Sportage
JKC Icons Cool Tech:
1. Active grille shutters, which close when extra airflow to the radiator is not needed to improve fuel economy.
2. Optional hands-free liftgate – just kick your foot under the rear bumper to open it (optional).
3. Improved Intelligent 4WD system.
JKC Icons Looks
1. Umbrella holders located on driver’s and passenger’s seat trim panels.
2. Hidden storage bin under the second-row floor.
3. Metal loops in rear storage compartment that a dog’s leash can be attached to.
JKC Icons New for 2013
1. EcoBoost engines (1.6-liter and 2.0-liter) replace outgoing models’ engines.
2. All-new model with new design.