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#1 of 663 2013 Ford Escape
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 20, 2012 (7:35 pm)
It's a new model year and a major redesign. Please post if you are considering a new Escape, or have tested one out or plan to buy one.
If you already own one, please give us your report.
#3 of 663 Re: 2013 Ford Escape [steve_]
Jul 21, 2012 (5:09 pm)
My Ginger Ale, FWD, 2.0L Titanium, with Parking Technology Package is scheduled to arrive next week and I can't wait! I took a test drive in a 4WD Titanium for the first time a few weeks ago and was totally impressed with the quietness of the cabin, steering response and the power of the engine. The only option I now wish I had added is the Panoramic Vista Roof. I chose not to add that to my car because of the cost. The Escape I drove had one and it was nice to have all the day light and feeling of openness in the cabin. The rear seats fold very easily without having to remove the headrest. With only the push of a button the headrests fold forward and lay behind the front seat by the rear floor. One of the coolest features is the hands free lift gate and I see myself needing to take advantage of that feature often. It's unfortunate that the Escape has seen two recalls already, one minor and one more serious. The important thing is Ford reacted quickly and a good thing it only affects the 1.6L Ecoboost engine. I know there are a lot of skeptics and haters out there, but the fact is new designs are often plagued with growing pains regardless of the manufacturer and these issues should not deter anyone from considering or purchasing an Escape.
I would never have considered buying an Escape before the redesign. The outdated, boxy design did not appeal to me and my opinion is clunky and old fashion.
Jul 22, 2012 (7:56 am)
Like you, the previous incarnation of the Escape held no interest for me. I will soon be ordering a 2013 Escape Titanium 4WD with parking technology and navigation in deep impact blue. No sunroof as I never use them. I also am impressed that Ford acted quickly on those recalls, always a good idea to nip potential problems in the bud before they become a major issue.
#5 of 663 2013 Ford Escape Leaking Roof
Jul 22, 2012 (8:08 am)
We picked up our new escape Thursday, July 19. We returned it on Saturday after we noticed that the roof is leaking and creating lovely water stains on both A-pillars. Also the rear lift gate is missalligned and on the way back to the dealership MFT went crazy, rebooted 20 times and died. We're waiting to see what Ford is going to do for us on Monday. Is this going to be recall 3?
#6 of 663 Re: 2013 Ford Escape Leaking Roof [shark_diver]
Jul 22, 2012 (9:13 am)
Sounds like a typical Ford product of yesteryear......
#7 of 663 Re: 2013 Ford Escape Leaking Roof [shark_diver]
Jul 22, 2012 (4:36 pm)
Do you have the sunroof?
#8 of 663 Re: 2013 Ford Escape Leaking Roof [tinycadon]
Jul 22, 2012 (6:25 pm)
Yeah, I've got the sunroof. Although there is no sign of water intrusion anywhere around the sunroof, just down the a-pillars. Of course water has a way of finding odd paths through a vehicle. It could be the sunroof, the roof rack, or maybe even a body panel problem, but its probably the sunroof. This Escape design is new, but the Kuga has had a panoramic roof for a few years. Its not like its a new thing for Ford on this platform.
#9 of 663 Re: 2013 Ford Escape Leaking Roof [shark_diver]
Jul 23, 2012 (9:20 am)
The dealership called this morning. Ford is replacing the vehicle and providing us with a rental in the meantime.
#10 of 663 2013 Escape MPG
Jul 23, 2012 (8:26 pm)
Anybody have news on how they are doing on MPG for 2.0 or 1.6. Talked to one person and he said best he could do on 2.0 on highway trip was 24 on 2.0 and 29-31 on 1.6.
Drove 1.6 and it seemed like a little rocket ship and suspect 2.0 is downright Fasssssssssst.
I was getting over 27 on a test drive in 1.6 on about a 10 mile flat highway trip.