2013 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Disappointing

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By crd1029 on


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


I had been researching small SUVs and hatchbacks for months, anxiously awaiting several of the new offerings. One was the 2013 Ford Escape. My wife and I arrived at the dealer the day their first base S Escape arrived. We really liked the exterior look of the car and were excited to drive it. After 20 min., we were very disappointed. The levers and knobs were cheap plastic and the seats were very hard. The ride was extremely stiff and we felt every ripple in the road. The engine was buzzy and loud starting from the rest position. We quickly realized this car may be all right for zipping around town, but would tire you out on any longer trip. We ended up buying a Nissan Rogue. MUCH nicer- fun

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softer suspension, better quality plastics inside, better quality seats
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By peterborg
on 07/10/12 04:08 AM (PDT)

Um, you drove the absolute bottom of the barrel as far as the escape is concerned. What exactly wer you expecting. Should have looked at least at an SE, preferrably and SEL. The wife and I drove a Titanium and SE. Obvioulsy the Titanium to top knotch, but the SE with 2.0L was quite nice. Good luck with the rogue. Everyone is different. I'm sure you got the better car for you. I just think driving the S was not giving the escape a fair shake.

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By ron1949
on 07/21/12 14:18 PM (PDT)

Hey at least it didn't catch on fire. You are lucky.

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By wolandca
on 06/21/12 12:14 PM (PDT)

I hope you will not be disappointed by your Nissan Rogue's CVT transmission noise and and unfixable vibrations. ;)

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