2013 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Buyer Beware

2013 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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SE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)

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Buyer Beware
By srghmn on


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


Trouble almost from day one.
Car pulls to the side during acceleration, it shifts very hard like it is having transmission problems.
Had it recalled 3 different times leaving me with a rental car for weeks.
The radio does not always turn off when I open the door to exit the vehicle, sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.
The rear lift gate doesn't always lock, it allows you to open it but then the alarm goes off.
You never know if the blue tooth system will connect to my phone thru the speakers or thru privacy mode.
Turning radius is horrible, and visibility is the worst in any vehicle I have ever had.
Trading it ASAP.

Best Features

the key pad on the door panel, I will hate to lose that when I trade this lemon off

Worst Features

Visibility, turning radius, electronic systems are not reliable
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By thorpaj
on 01/04/14 14:41 PM (PST)

I have had the exact same experience. You can't see out of the back of this thing while backing up. However, I find the turning radius good.

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By gailgwen
on 02/03/14 15:30 PM (PST)

I agree with you.In fact, I go to turn after looking both ways and then there is another vehicle right there.

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