Used 2013 Ford Escape Consumer Reviews - 144 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

2013 Ford Escape

Average Consumer Rating

144 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Escape model:

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
SIX RECALL NOTICES IN 3 YEARS!!!!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By J Fischer
on

Vehicle

2013 Ford Escape SE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

I have a 3 year lease on this 2013 FORD Escape (currently less than 40k miles). I have received 6 recall notices in less than 3 years! 6!!! After 2.5 years the engine just failed. Just shut down. Had to bring it in for service, which lasted 1 week. On the day I got my car back from FORD service I received ANOTHER recall notice!!!! Now with 5 weeks left on my lease the brakes just went. They're probably going to charge me $$$ for new brake pads when I have to turn his POS in in 5 weeks. UNBELIEVABLE!!! The next poor sucker is going to get an absolute lemon with new brake pads! Courtesy of me. NEVER AGAIN WILL I GET ANOTHER FORD.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Good but wish I had gone bigger
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By gloria dapra
on

Vehicle

2013 Ford Escape SEL 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

I went from a 2002 explorer to this 2013 escape. Sportier and fun but I miss the room of my explorer. Should have gone with edge.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Do not buy the Titanium model
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Scott
on

Vehicle

2013 Ford Escape Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

3 transmissions
Both winshield motors burnt out
Turbo seal went out
Exhaust in cabin
Special tires for Titanium model expensive
Front Tie rods and sway bar replaced


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Very nice vehicle
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Kayla Wasson
on

Vehicle

2013 Ford Escape S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


Review

This is a great car for smaller families. My daughter even loves to ride in the back with the reclining seats.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

SE 2.0 4WD First American car in a decade
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Doug Williams
on

Vehicle

2013 Ford Escape Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

Traded my '06 Infiniti G35 for this as I wanted 4wd. Previous AWD vehicle was an '05 Honda Pilot. I took this for a test drive on a whim. Local dealer had it on the lot for over 90 days and wanted to move it. I was VERY impressed with the acceleration of the 2.0T and the purported gas mileage. I also drove a model with the 1.6T for comparison. I could not tell much difference as far as city driving goes. I suspect it would be most noticeable at highway speeds in hilly or mountainous country. 2.5 months in here are my thoughts:
• 4WD works flawlessly in sand. Took it onto the south end of Amelia Island and drove around the point through over 1/4 mile of DEEP powder. I avoided the big trucks ruts as much as possible, but it made it through with no issues.
• Interior Controls: Odd but functional. There should be a USB port somewhere on the dash with all the people that use their phone for navigation and the way GPS sucks battery.
• Noise: Sound insulation / Road noise - very poor. Lots of wind and road noise even at low speed.
• Fuel Economy: Well below rated EPA. I drive 11 miles to work door to door. 2.5 miles of it is 55mph, the rest is 45 and under. I baby the pedal 90% of the time and reset my fuel calibration every tank. I get 22.8mpg consistently overall. On a recent trip to NC I only saw 28.5mpg while at around 75mph. If I pushed the speed up to 80+ MPG went down. The trip was 425 each way. I averaged 26.5 for the trip.

Overall - I still really like it. Can pack all my fishing or outdoors gear and drive through whatever to get where I want to go, road or not.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT