Ford Motor Company set out to come up with a solution to the fuel economy issue while at the same time creating a vehicle that the public would find desirable. For several years the SUV was the hottest selling family vehicle on the market. Then we were hit with sky high gasoline prices and many fingers were pointed at the SUV as the culprit. Rather than eliminate the SUV altogether, the auto industry began to downsize them and the crossover was born.
In order to keep up with the demand, Ford has continued to evolve their offerings to stay ahead of the competition. To this end, the 2013 Ford Escape was introduced as an answer to growing fuel economy problems.
FUNCTIONALITY AND GREAT LOOKS
The 2013 Ford Escape is a great example of where Ford was listening and delivering what today’s consumer wants. Whether you are looking for a car to haul the family around town or just the two of you for a night on the town, the 2013 Ford Escape is a great choice.
The aggressive looking exterior design of the 2013 Ford Escape comes from the sharp lines which start at the front of the Escape’s grill and make their way to the slightly sloped rear. The interior of the Escape also presents a modern design with a futuristic looking central console, multiple sided vents for driver and front passenger and blue LED lighting at night.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
The 2013 Ford Escape comes with a choice of 3 engines all paired with a 6 speed automatic transmission. The entry level 2.4L Duratec Engine, outputs 168 horsepower with a consumption rate of 10.7 L/100km in the city and 7.6 L/100km on the highway. The Ecoboost series of engines offer a smaller package which outputs more power with equal or better consumption rates. The 1.6L Ecoboost Engine offers a turbocharged 178 horsepower while only using 10.2 L/100km in the city and 7.1 L/100km on the highway. At the top of the line is the 2.0L Ecoboost engine outputting a turbocharged 240 horsepower and providing 10.7 L/100km consumption in the city and 7.8 L/100km on the highway.
Many people can relate to arriving to the trunk of their vehicle and either putting down what you’re carrying or doing the balancing act to physically unlatch the trunk to open it. One of the smaller but really smart features is the foot activated lift gate, which opens the lift gate by waving your foot under the rear bumper.
With 4 different models to choose from ranging from $22,470 to $30,370 to start, there’s something that will suit everyone’s needs. The modestly priced top of the line 2013 Ford Escape Titanium will offer a powerful engine with all the latest technology, plus some more unique features like the foot motion activated rear lift gate, the LED ambient lighting and the Sony 10 speaker audio system. When considering a crossover SUV, make sure you take a 2013 Ford Escape for a test drive so you can see why it is such a popular choice.