Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 2:49 AM
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#627 of 733 Wind noise
Apr 28, 2013 (4:05 pm)
I drove a 2011 Taurus Limited before my 2013 Escape and the Escape is quieter.
#628 of 733 Re: 2013 Ford Escape SEL 4WD no nav [explorerx4]
May 01, 2013 (3:13 pm)
I drove a 2003 mountaineer.
#629 of 733 Re: 2013 Ford Escape SEL 4WD no nav [selescape]
May 02, 2013 (3:30 pm)
I have a 2002 Explorer and over 50 mph it sounds like one of the rear windows is open.
The first time or two I was in the Escape, I heard some wind noise (cross bars?), but I don't remember hearing last time I drove it.
#630 of 733 previous car
May 03, 2013 (5:49 am)
#631 of 733 New Escape "S" or certified 2011 CR-V EX?
May 04, 2013 (6:28 pm)
Hi, guys. Year-long lurker/first time poster.
I apologize if I've posted in the wrong forum, but here goes. My dad is a Ford employee and I can get "D-plan" pricing on new Ford vehicles through him. This translates to about a 4% discount. This would be on top of the $2000 available rebate. The 2013 Escape "S" model with these discounts is right around my price point.
The other vehicle in contention is a certified 2011 CR-V EX with under 40,000 miles. This would likely bring a similar price tag.
Naturally, my dad is pushing me to get the Escape "S", but Hondas are just so reliable, and that's very important to me. What do you think?
#632 of 733 New Escape "S" or certified 2011 CR-V EX?
May 04, 2013 (8:04 pm)
Can't edit or delete my post anymore, so here's an addendum: the sale price of a base model 2013 Escape "S" for me would be $19,844.
The sales price for the well maintained, certified 2011 CR-V EX FWD with around 30K miles would likely be between $20,000 and $20,800.
I have serious concerns about the reliability of the new Escape, but far fewer with a used CR-V. What do the more experienced here think? Your opinions are highly appreciated.
#633 of 733 Re: New Escape "S" or certified 2011 CR-V EX? [nr7000]
May 05, 2013 (3:48 am)
Go with what you're going to be most satisfied with. I'm not familiar with what trim level the EX is, but the Escape S is pretty basic transportation with no frills and it comes standard with the 2.5L Duratec engine. That's one of the best engines in the Ford lineup and you don't need to worry about its reliability. Personally, I think the Escape looks better than the 2011 CRV.
#634 of 733 Re: New Escape "S" or certified 2011 CR-V EX? [nr7000]
May 05, 2013 (1:21 pm)
Don't forget a new Ford Escape will have the full warranty (3 year bumper to bumper and 5 year drive train). A used Honda CRV might have some warranty remaining (depends on mileage).
#636 of 733 Re: New Escape "S" or certified 2011 CR-V EX? [nr7000]
May 05, 2013 (7:45 pm)
I would just test drive both to see which performs to your liking. Since the Escape S come with the basic engine and no ecoboost, I'd see how it performs compared to the CR-V you're looking at. I think both cars are solid choices and that you would just need to judge how each of them handles. Could make a big difference. Before I bought an Escape SE, I tested the Mazda CX-5 and although it looked nice, was well equipped and price was really good, the engine just had no power at all. That was all I needed to see in order to cross it off my list of options.