2013 Ford Escape Consumer Review: A good first effort...

2013 Ford Escape SUV - Consumer Review

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A good first effort...
By southtx on


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


... but room for improvement.
1.6L Ecoboost is plenty of go for everyday use, but doesn't achieve anywhere near the advertised fuel economy.
Transmission is smooth.
Interior appointment is nice in the front seating area with soft-touch material, but cheap with hard plastic in the back.
MyFordTouch and SYNC are still buggy and seem to do whatever they want, with no rhyme or reason.
'Wave your foot' liftgate is a neat gimmick that doesn't work reliably.
Much easier to find the key fob and hit the button twice.

Best Features

The center stack design is very nice to look at. Giant windshield, great sight. MyFordTouch is very cool when it works as advertised (which, unfortunately, it doesn't very often). Memory seats/mirrors are a very nice feature.

Worst Features

Seats look to be the same as what's been put in Escapes since the 2008 model year. They're not UNcomfortable, but they could be better. The telescoping wheel is nice, but doesn't have much 'travel'. The steering wheeel has waaaay to many 'functional' controls on and around it. You'll spend a lot of time looking to make sure you're doing what you're trying to do. The windshield wiper controls are very hard to get used to, especially if you're in an area where it doesn't rain often. And the 'opposing' wiper movement is just odd.
Recommend (15) (15)

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