2013 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0 turbo from North America


Cruise control.

Tire pressure monitor sensor.

General Comments:

Great smaller SUV with a lot of features with the Titanium trim. The handling is improved from the previous generation, and the 2.0 EcoBoost engine that takes the place of the 3.0 V6 is smooth and quiet, and does the job well.

I love the panoramic sunroof, and the ambient lighting and Sony stereo are nice touches, as is the 8" touch screen. The seats are supportive and comfortable. It's also a very sharp looking little SUV. I prefer the old school boxy SUVs, but this isn't bad at all. Besides, how often do these things get off the pavement?

The cons? Why on Earth would you offer an 8" screen, packed with navigation, climate control, Bluetooth, A/V inputs, and premium audio, but NOT have a backup camera with it?! One of the most confusing aspects of the vehicle. It was an option, but it should have come standard with the highest infotainment option. The pedals seem a little close together and take some getting used to.

Overall, it's a pleasant to drive vehicle with plenty of fun and functional options. I loved my 2010, too. But they are totally different vehicles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2019

7th Apr 2019, 02:58

People buy the 1.5 base engine as a loss leader - AKA - they need a cheap SUV.

The 2.0 incurs a slight mileage penalty, but a major performance boost. It's the right, right choice :)

14th Mar 2020, 21:32

Definitely! I've driven both the 2.0 and the 1.5 versions. The 2.0 wins by a landslide. That and it can tow 3500 lb. I know it's a small SUV, but I at least want it to be able to pull a boat or a light trailer when needed. Otherwise, just get a Focus with the base engine or similar and call it good, because it's just as useful and less expensive.

2013 Ford Escape S 2.5 from North America


I would buy this car again



General Comments:

Great vehicle.

Have driven several times to Salt Lake City ~1300 miles getting over 31 MPG driving at 75 mph.

This is a base model without all the bells and whistles, but has everything I need.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2015

2013 Ford Escape SEL 2.0 turbo from North America




My touch screen went blank. It took a week to fix the problem, but the dealer rented me a new car to use.

General Comments:

I can't find anything negative to say about my Escape.

The turbo engine is quick and responsive, and the 6 speed transmission is very smooth.

Gas mileage is fantastic; 12.5km per liter

Leather seats are very comfortable

Continental Contact Pro tires handle well in rain or on dry pavement. In winter I use snow tires, as any responsible driver should.

There is plenty of cargo space, especially with the rear seats down.

We love the panoramic roof.

Fantastic 5 year 100,000km warranty on the power train and electronics.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2013

2013 Ford Escape SEL 1.6 EcoBoost from North America


Wish I'd kept my truck


Immediate recall 1 week after registration of the vehicle. Dealer never bothered to contact me. Got a stock letter in the mail. The engine has the possibility of leaking fluid that causes engine fires.

Brakes started squealing while backing down driveway after about 4000 miles

The engine revs and will stick anywhere from 3000 RPM to 5000 RPM sometimes while in cruise control, and other times while driving in precarious snow conditions, with just the slightest touch on or off the gas pedal to account for winter conditions. This will most times not resolve unless one hits the brake pedal; a very dangerous move in some of the snowy conditions I have driven in.

The 18 inch stock Continental tires do not perform to any acceptable level in snow conditions, and I feel very insecure on wet pavement as well.

DO NOT EXPECT TO GET THE GAS MILEAGE FORD HAS BRAGGED ABOUT FOR THIS VEHICLE. Mine stated 22-30 MPG, and the only way that I have come close to the upper end is coasting down hill from a low speed start. Average highway ratings for my vehicle for first 7000 miles is 22-24 at highway speeds ranging from 65-75mph. This includes stock Continental all weather tires and Goodyear winter tires.

The button to open the back door is hidden in a recess below the license plate. If the car is dirty or snowy, you get your hand or gloves wet/dirty trying to access it.

My radio is controlled by way of the dash board and steering wheel controls. Sometimes I am locked out of the on/off function, volume control or fine tuning the radio at the dashboard level.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd January, 2013

3rd Jan 2013, 16:22

I thought the whole idea of placing the button there was so you could use your feet. Why are you using your hands??

3rd Jan 2013, 20:45

Fords have been bursting into flames for years, actually decades. They are very poorly engineered and generally dangerous. I'm a mechanic, and I would never trust my family in any Ford. Treacherous, deadly junk!

7th Jun 2013, 13:27

Then why are you reading about Fords!!!!

21st Jan 2015, 20:23

How do you expect summer tires to work well in snow? All wheel drive or 4 wheel drive only lets you accelerate a bit better than FWD. You cannot turn or stop any better than any other vehicle on the road. All cars have 2 wheel steering and 4 wheel brakes. Don't blame the vehicle for your poor decisions.

21st Jan 2015, 20:26

No one should use cruise control in slippery conditions. This includes rain and snow. You will be in big trouble long before you can react to disengage the system, when the tires begin to spin on ice or hydroplane in the rain.

5th Mar 2016, 20:42

Cruise control disengages instantly if the car hydroplanes. As soon as the vehicle senses wheel slippage, it shuts down, and it does it faster than the blink of an eye.

6th Mar 2016, 14:25

You sure you don't mean traction control? Cruise control deactivates when you touch the brake. If you can hopefully react that quickly. My new GM (not a Ford) has an digital indicator in the dash that says icy conditions ahead. Pretty cool. If it's raining hard or snowing hard, use common sense. It's not the time to be using cruise control. You want complete attention to the road conditions. Especially with black ice where you can do a 360 at speed.

2013 Ford Escape SEL 1.6 turbo from North America


Very good small SUV


Nothing broke while I had this truck.

General Comments:

Nice step-up from the previous revision.

Mileage came NOWHERE near the EPA estimates.

Nervous & bumpy ride on rough roads due to the stiff truck-like suspension and low-profile and expensive wheel/tire set-up.

I have rented two of these on business. Both were SEL, FWD, 1.6 turbo, with leather and touchscreen controls. One I had for about 200 miles around Pittsburgh. The other I had for about 1000 miles in Houston. After ~1000 miles, 95% on the 8 Beltway, this thing only returned 24 MPG... well under Ford's pipe dream EPA estimate of 33 MPG. Maybe after the engines break-in, owners will gain another 9 MPG on the highway???

The touchscreen controls are absolutely horrible. After a week I have fairly good mastery of the touchscreen, however I would NEVER want such controls on a vehicle I own. Hard to see in direct sunlight, can't adjust AC and radio at SAME time. Hard to make selections and getting to desired menus in traffic. I'll take separate, manual controls for radio, HVAC and GPS anytime, over these touchscreen infotainment control centers. I wonder what happens in 4 years when the touchscreen glitches-out... No AC, no heat, no radio, and a $2000 repair estimate???

I'd consider buying one of these with manual controls, cloth seats and a taller sidewall wheel/tire combo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2012

23rd May 2013, 22:43

Did you not look in front of the gear shift and notice the manual A/C controls?

Also - that is why the infotainment system is an option - you don't have to get it...