Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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#713 of 736 Re: Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013 [bogey235]
Aug 17, 2013 (10:08 am)
After reading your post about the lost temperature display I went out to look at mine. I still have a temp display. Not sure how this could be different from one vehicle to another.
My vehicle is a 2013 Escape SEL (built in Oct 2012) with MFT and virtually all the electronic goodies. I put in the new firmware a week or so ago and so far it seems to be only positive changes.
#714 of 736 Re: No "Eco" in my Ecoboost - 2.0 AWD 2013 Escape Titanium [fortherock]
Aug 17, 2013 (12:14 pm)
I have essentially the same car. 2.0 ltr AWD. starting with about 8500 mile on the odometer. I was just on an extended road trip and even though much of the driving was across the Rockies and back I got between 27 and 28 mpg. the average speed would be about 60-62 mph, with some intown driving on route.
Around town at home I have been getting about 24.5 but then I'm not in a huge urban area. I do notice that when the gas companies switch over to winter gas the mileage drops by about 2 mpg.
Love the car and the last update that just came out for the My Touch system solved the niggly little problems that bugged me such as the guide lines disappearing on the back-up camera.
#715 of 736 Re: 1.6 SE FWD [explorerx4]
Aug 30, 2013 (9:34 am)
A lincoln escape? that might be an interesting product. I've been looking at the escape now for a year, and have liked it's combination of style, size, fuel economy and tech. But- test drove one this week. nice vehicle, but I'm looking for a more comfortable ride (guess I'm getting old) and a higher end/more lux interior. So, I'm not buying an escape. Now let's see if Ford (or, uh Lincoln) can create a competitor to an X3 or Q5.
There's not much out there in the way of a smaller SUV that has a luxury feel. It's as if luxury only comes with size. (the buick encore is just too tiny and underpowered, but they did move in that direction)
#716 of 736 Re: Get the escape [jlrahn]
Sep 05, 2013 (11:59 am)
WOW! Unbelievablle mileage at 44.5 mpg! Which engine, 1.6 or 2.0? and is it Front wheel drive or 4 wheel drive?
#717 of 736 Re: Get the escape [macuser]
Sep 06, 2013 (4:12 am)
Just finished a 3,000 mile trip from Texas to the Michigan UP and averaged just under 28 mpg for the trip. The mileage is very speed sensitive. Traveling at 75 mph we got between 25 and 27 mpg. Traveling at 60-65 we got around 28 mpg. On the back roads going about 58 mph we were able to get up to 30.2 mpg, that was the best of the entire trip. We have the 2.0T.
#718 of 736 Re: Get the escape [cmuniz]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 06, 2013 (6:21 am)
Hey, that's my (current) neck of the woods. You get up to Copper Harbor or over to the Soo? Funny, I was in Texas a couple of weeks ago, doing a legal 75 on some of your back roads.
#719 of 736 Re: Get the escape [Stever@Edmunds]
Sep 07, 2013 (4:24 am)
Spent a week in Munising. Went up thru Madison and Milwaukee, Green Bay and came back down from Marquette, Stevens Point and Des Moines. Back road driving was mostly done in the UP and Wisconsin roads like N, X, L, etc.......
Nov 26, 2013 (9:28 am)
"Ford is recalling 139,917 2013 Ford Escape SUVs equipped with 1.6-liter engines in the U.S. after reports of engine fires, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Edmunds says: If you own one of the aforementioned Ford Escapes and notice a problem, the best thing is to get it into your dealership immediately, since these new recalls are about eight weeks away."
2013 Ford Escape Recalled for Fire Risks
#721 of 736 Re: A lot of love for the 2013 Ford Escape [johnnyuma]
Nov 27, 2013 (4:59 am)
The HOTTEST selling SUV in America, the Ford Fire Escape!
#722 of 736 Re: in the news [Stever@Edmunds]
Nov 27, 2013 (9:12 am)
Thanks for the update on the recall - crazy. My Escape is a company car for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. I'm amazed that they didn't switch at least the engine to the 2.0, if not another car altogether. Oh well, another day at the dealer!