Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 2:49 AM
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#715 of 733 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 733 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 733 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 733 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 733 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 733 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 733 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!
Nov 28, 2013 (5:47 pm)
Looking at a slightly used 2014 SE with 1830 miles. Going in again in the morning. Should I really do this? hearing some bad things about the 1.6 engine and MyFord sync system that I am getting cold feet here. thinking I just might move away and wait for the Buick Verano I am seriously considering as I didn't love the Encore, it was just o k. Love the Escape really but do not want to make a mistake here. My neighbor down the street has one and likes it so far, it's his provided work vehicle from fleet sales and he showed me it all. Good to hear some positive things because online here, all I seem to see is negative and that's not good!! I want no drama, none and am used to that foreign experience that I'm not sure I want to go domestic but willing to give it a shot. So please folks, tell me now before I commit...sorry for the short notice here but with this particular unit, I don't have the necessary time. But if it sells before I can make a deal, it wasn't meant to be so I will move on. There are many other small utes for me to test as I did like the ergonomics of the Mitsu Outlander Sport and would think they would be dealing this time of year. Their market share is so small that sure they'd love to sell as many as possible, and they might even have some good financing right now also. Like the Subaru offerings but not sure I really need...or want all wheel drive. Want quality but decent mileage figures in a well put together rig be it a small ute or compact sedan...I want it all with no drama what so ever. Can the Ford deliver? Just not sure here!
#724 of 733 Re: 2014 SE [sandman_6472]
Nov 29, 2013 (4:01 am)
We bought a 2013 Titanium with the 2.0 engine. We have not had any recalls and have had no trouble with the MyFord Sync either. We love the vehicle. After hearing of all of the issues with the 1.6 engine we were real happy we had the 2.0.