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#2966 of 3071 Ordering a 2013 on Saturday
Feb 23, 2012 (8:04 pm)
I'm heading to the dealership on Saturday to order a 2013 Escape Titanium, Ginger Ale Metallic, FWD, 2.0L EcoBoost, 401A, Titanium Technology Package (included) and the Parking Technology Package. The Job 1 launch date is 4/9/2012 and retail scheduling will begin 5/10/2012. I'm pretty psyched! I'm lucky to have a friend who works for Ford and will get X-Plan pricing. I'm not sure what the final numbers will be, but it prices out at $30,865. I read somewhere it's a champagne vehicle on a beer budget. I'm calling it the poor man's Edge. A similarly optioned Edge goes for around $38,000. No offense to all you 1st and 2nd Gen owners, but I would not have considered an Escape before the redesign. I love the sleek, modern look.
#2967 of 3071 2013 Titanium Ordered
Feb 25, 2012 (3:18 pm)
If there is anyone out there, I ordered my 2013 Escape today. It turned out I got better than X-Plan pricing. It ended up $1861 under retail or $30,544 after an ad assessment and fuel charge was tacked on. I still have taxes, registration and fees to pay, but I'm very happy with the price I paid. Now I wait...
#2968 of 3071 Re: 2013 Titanium Ordered [tim156]
Feb 28, 2012 (3:50 pm)
We're out here, and happy for you. Post a picture when you get it - and let us know how it is. I have owned, lets see, um..... 9 of them, still have 3 of them, and they've all been amazing. Maybe not the prettiest, but definitely the best value for the money for a fleet car. I run them 100,000 miles, and STILL sell them for $12,000.
#2969 of 3071 Questions about 2013 Escape
Mar 08, 2012 (11:51 pm)
I am considering ordering a 2013 Escape. I am unclear on the differences between the Titanium and the SEL? I know from talking to a salesperson at the Cleveland Auto Show that I have to get one of these two models in order to get the rear view camera. Does anyone know the differences between the Titanium and the SEL? Also, does anyone know which engine is best for reliability, the 1.6 or the 2.0? Thank You in advance for any help.
#2970 of 3071 Re: Questions about 2013 Escape [2013escape]
Mar 09, 2012 (12:29 pm)
The SEL comes nicely equipped, but to get the rear camera, hands free lift gate, keyless start and some other neat features you have to upgrade to the 302A with the Parking Technology Package. If you are planning on getting the 2.0L EcoBoost is a better deal to go with the Titanium. The 1.6L EcoBoost is a new engine design and hasn't been proven on the street, but I'm sure it will be a winner. The 2.0L has been out for a couple of years in the Edge and Explorer and is a good design. The 2.0L is getting 30 mpg highway in the Edge, so with the Escapes new aerodynamic design and lighter weight, it should get in the 32 mpg range. I saw a video of a Ford rep at the Chicago Auto Show stating the 1.6L will get 33 mpg and the 2.0L 28/29 mpg. My guess is both engines will get a little better tan that.
#2971 of 3071 Replying to: tim156
Mar 13, 2012 (8:31 pm)
Thank You for all of the great information. I think I will chose the 2.0 EcoBoost engine mostly because of its proven track. It just might be more reliable, but I guess that is to be seen.
Would you know the answer to this question? I am having trouble figuring out the leather seating in both the SEL and the Titanium. Do you know if the seats in the SEL are all leather or just leather around the perimeter of the seats and cloth in the center? The Titanium offers leather trimmed seats as standard eqipment but then has an option for leather seating at around $895. Do you know what type of seat covering comes standard on the Titanium?
Thank You for any information that you can provide.
#2972 of 3071 More questions about 2013 Escape
Mar 13, 2012 (8:47 pm)
They had an SEL and a Titanium side by side at The Cleveland Auto Show. They were not allowing people to get very close. Anyway, the SEL had 18"chrome wheels and the Titanium had 19" silver painted rims. I liked the looks of the chrome rim and was wondering if 19" chrome rims could be ordered on the Titanium?
I also am getting X-Plan pricing. Exactly what does that mean?
Thanks so much for any help with these questions.
#2973 of 3071 Re: Replying to: tim156 [2013escape]
Mar 15, 2012 (9:38 am)
The Titanium comes standard with a leather/cloth combination seats. There is leather on the bolsters and a small section at the front edge of the seats. Full leather is an $845 option. The SEL comes standard with partial leather seats which means leather on the seat and seat back portion and simulated leather on the bolsters, backs of the seats and sides. Good choice going with the 2.0L. I went with that engine not because I doubt the reliability of the 1.6L, but because I know it wont be under powered. Here's a good gallery of pics showing both interior styles.
#2974 of 3071 Re: More questions about 2013 Escape [2013escape]
Mar 15, 2012 (9:55 am)
Same thing at the Minneapolis Auto Show. They said it was because the car was a pre production model and things weren't perfect. Close examination showed uneven body panels and interior gaps. At least they had the doors open and were demonstrating the hands free lift gate.
I also had an X-Plan PIN but negotiated a better price than X-Plan, so don't assume that will be the best price you can get. This may not be totally accurate, but from what I understand, X-Plan pricing means you pay 4% above A-Plan, which is what employees pay, plus a maximum $100 documentation fee, plus title tax and registration. There's info on the web explaining better than I can, just Google X Plan.
Mar 17, 2012 (5:44 am)
Thank You so much for your help. The links were also very helpful. I am kind of a big guy and want to physically sit in the driver seat before ordering one.
Do you know when they might start showing up on Ford dealership lots?
My Dad worked and retired from Ford so I was always eligible for the A/Z plan pricing which is wonderful and so easy. Unfortunately, my Dad passed away in 2008. My uncle retired from Ford so I can get an X-Plan pin through him, however the plan doesn't sound nearly as good. I have heard that it is about the same as invoice price. I am wondering what your technique is to get a better than X-Plan price?
Again, thanks so much.