Last post on Aug 16, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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Ford Escape, SUV
#3062 of 3071 Re: 2013 S Test Drive [markus5]
Jul 27, 2012 (5:52 pm)
The hands free lift gate will not open unless the key fob is within three feet of the vehicle and your leg is both behind and under the rear bumper and the sensors detect movement at both those locations. There's a video on you tube demonstrating how the hatch will not open by an animal, ball or any other object rolling under the car. Also, the Titanium and properly equipped SEL and SE models have the power lift gate which can be activated by the fob or switch on the dash.
#3063 of 3071 Re: 2013 S Test Drive [tim156]
Jul 27, 2012 (7:30 pm)
It appears that the Ford people have this issue covered and well thought out.. however, I still feel that this feature is a little bit 'over the top', or 'under the bottom', in this case.
#3064 of 3071 Re: 2013 S Test Drive [markus5]
Jul 28, 2012 (3:53 am)
I read that BMW is using the same technology as Ford does with the Escape to open the hatch on their new 3 series SUV. Wave your foot under the bumper, just like Ford. Seems to be catching on.
#3065 of 3071 Re: 2013 S Test Drive [bdyment]
Jul 28, 2012 (6:48 am)
Loosing the pop- open glass is still a bad idea, we loose some load carrying options.
I understand that Ford got everything they possibly could out of the old body style. I really liked the dynamics of the new vehicle, the new ecoboost engines and most of the rest, still they should found some way to save the pop open window.
#3066 of 3071 Re: The Escape is my list, but is the Turbo safe to buy? [barneyrubble]
Aug 05, 2012 (7:07 am)
I read a review in the Wall Street Journal recently that stated older turbos burned hotter and it was the oil you used that mattered most. They have that under control these days with synthetics and mixtures. (I use AmSoil myself.) And the technology has improved.
I'll be picking up a 1.6 L turbo Escape from Brighton Ford on Monday. The fuel efficiency as others have posted depends more upon the driver than the EPA listing. (By the way, the EPA tests without any ethanol in their gas, so their mileage always will be higher.)
It is saft to buy and it will give you the combined fuel efficiency in the real world depending upon how you drive it. Turn off the car at stoplights for more than 2 minutes. Don't do jack rabbit starts. Keep it 65 and under on the highway. Keep tires inflated properly.
#3067 of 3071 Re: The Escape is my list, but is the Turbo safe to buy? [theprguy]
Aug 05, 2012 (8:46 am)
interested in hearing the mileage you get in your 2013 Escape
I have an 08 & 09
thinking about trading one in
I'm getting 32.7mpg with both mine
give yours some miles on the road- then state what mpg you are getting
because you know how to properly drive to get the best mpg
#3068 of 3071 Re: 2013 S Test Drive [markus5]
Aug 06, 2012 (3:39 pm)
The pop-open window is gone on my 12 Explorer too. I miss it as well.
#3069 of 3071 Re: Delay in Availability [tim156]
Aug 07, 2012 (3:29 pm)
Ours is the Titanium model with the 2.0, and its still not being shipped to the dealer, 4 weeks now on hold at the local rail yard!!
Aug 16, 2012 (2:27 pm)
Ordered 2013 escape sel on 6/26, was built on 7/23. Dealer tells me it is on hold. Delivery now week of 8/15.
How long are others waiting for delivery?
#3071 of 3071 Re: Delivery [maggie52]
Aug 16, 2012 (3:59 pm)
Ordered Titanium on 7/25 built on 8/14 delivery 8/27-31 or week of 8/27.