When it debuted last year, the current Ford Escape darted to the top of shopping lists. With sharp styling, a refined interior and responsive performance, the compact crossover gained new respect in the marketplace. It stands pat for its second season, although equipment and trim have been revised to better reflect how buyers like their Escapes.
A rearview camera and Ford's Sync voice command system are now standard on all models, and class-exclusive active parallel parking assist joins the option list. As before, you can open the available power tailgate by simply swiping your foot under the rear bumper, a handy feature when your arms are full.Read more »
The entry-level S is front-drive only and powered by a 168-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder, matched to a five-speed automatic transmission. All S models are equipped with 17-inch steel wheels, a blind-spot monitor, MyKey parental controls, power windows and locks, a rearview camera, Ford's Sync voice command interface, Bluetooth compatibility, and a six-speaker sound system with CD, USB/iPod connectivity, and an auxiliary audio input jack.
The midrange SE swaps out the base 2.5-liter in favor of a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that offers 10 more horsepower and slightly better gas mileage. Other upgrades include alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, fog lights, a keyless entry touchpad, rear privacy glass, a power driver seat, reclining rear seats and satellite radio. All-wheel drive is available as an option.
Selecting the SE Convenience Package gets you roof rails, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, a 110-volt power outlet, the MyFord Touch electronics interface with 8-inch touchscreen, additional Sync services, and a nine-speaker sound system. There's also a leather seating package that comes with heat in front and heated side mirrors.
Beyond that, you can order individual options such as 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a power tailgate and navigation.
The Titanium starts out with the SE's 1.6-liter, but can be ordered with a 2-liter turbo that provides a massive horsepower boost to 240. As with the SE, all-wheel drive is optional.
The Titanium includes all the content of the SE's packages, plus 18-inch wheels, remote start, keyless ignition, a hands-free power tailgate, ambient interior lighting and a 10-speaker Sony sound system. Buyers can also opt for 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof and navigation.
To top it all off, the available Titanium Technology Package adds xenon headlights, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers and active parking assist.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Ford Escape$19,988 | 4,938 mi
2013 FORD ESCAPE$22,997 | 14,472 mi
2013 Ford Escape$24,900 | 13,965 mi
2013 Ford Escape$24,983 | 27,752 mi
2013 FORD ESCAPE$25,595 | 18,524 mi
2013 FORD ESCAPE$26,995 | 19,461 mi
2012 Ford Escape$18,956 | 31,187 mi
2012 FORD ESCAPE$20,995 | 22,929 mi
2012 Ford Escape$22,955 | 34,868 mi
2012 FORD ESCAPE$23,995 | 26,605 mi
2012 Ford Escape$25,833 | 25,553 mi
2012 FORD ESCAPE$25,995 | 16,232 mi
2012 FORD ESCAPE$25,995 | 25,619 mi
2012 FORD ESCAPE$25,995 | 25,167 mi
2011 Ford Escape$11,995 | 74,438 mi
2011 Ford Escape$14,533 | 50,164 mi
2011 FORD ESCAPE$20,987 | 27,307 mi
2010 Ford Escape$8,637 | 148,812 mi
2010 Ford Escape$14,499 | 51,236 mi
2010 Ford Escape$16,784 | 39,161 mi
2010 FORD ESCAPE$17,955 | 43,736 mi
2010 Ford Escape$17,995 | 67,241 mi
2010 Ford Escape$19,598 | 21,098 mi
2009 Ford Escape$12,900 | 76,765 mi
2008 Ford Escape$10,788 | 90,389 mi
2008 Ford Escape$13,495 | 83,551 mi
2008 Ford Escape$14,997 | 74,511 mi
2006 Ford Escape$8,665 | 75,400 mi
Spacious and reliable, somewhat bland character
Engaging style inside and out, lacks optional engines
Grown-up styling, comfortable interior, unexciting driving dynamics
Nimble handling, ample standard equipment, not as spacious as some