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2013 Ford Escape Titanium 4WD

Savvy Small SUV

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Ford Escape Titanium 4WD

In short: A smart and sporty small SUV.

Ford Escape Review

Extensively updated for the 2013 model year, the all-new Ford Escape is as smart as it is stylish, providing the drivability and fuel economy of a sedan with the versatility and extra cargo room of an SUV. A 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 boosts the nearly 2-ton SUV from 0-60 in a spirited 7 seconds, while the Escape's sedan-like handling make it ideal for winding country roads as well as cramped city conditions. We missed the presence of a sunroof on joyrides around town; however, we were consoled by the 18.1 mpg that we achieved in our tester.

Our Platinum White Escape Titanium came fitted with a host of intelligent, driver-friendly features including the SYNC infotainment system with MyFord Touch, rain-sensing windshield wipers, push-button start and a fuel-sipping Eco mode. An advanced airbag system is complemented by intuitive technology like blind spot detection, park assist, a rear view camera and a reverse sensing system that alerts drivers of approaching objects while backing up. Loading up the Escape's spacious cargo area is easy with its 60-40 fold-flat seats and hands-free lift gate operation.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance

Base Price: $32,120 / As Tested: $34,405

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, 4-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door SUV

Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 240 hp @ 5,5000 rpm
Torque: 270 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic with manual shift mode

Curb weight:
3,804 lbs
Wheelbase: 105.9 in
Length/Width/Height: 178.1/72.4/66.3 in

4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: independent MacPherson strut front; independent multi-link rear

Traction: electronic stability control with traction control

0-60 mph: 7 seconds
Top Speed: 118 mph (governor limited)

EPA City:
21 mpg
EPA Highway:
28 mpg

dual-stage front airbags; side-curtain airbags; safety canopy; driver knee airbag

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