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2013 Ford Escape

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Ford Escape highlights

Customer reviews

4.2 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 33 highway, 26 combined

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New for 2013

  • The Escape is available in a variety of new trims, including the S, SE, SEL, and Titanium.
  • The Limited, XLS, and XLT trims have been discontinued for 2013.
  • Escape trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors, Leather & Suede Seats, Memory Seat(s), Remote Start, Smart Key, Blind Spot Monitor, Power Hatch/Deck Lid, Rear Spoiler, Turbo Charged Engine, Sony Sound System, and SiriusXM Trial Available as standard equipment this year.
  • Panoramic Sunroof features are now available as options on select trims.

Explore Ford Escape details

Titanium 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sony Sound System
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Optional Features

  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tow Hitch

Drive type


Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.4"/R 36.8"

Head room

F 39.9"/R 39"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

525/3500 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2013 Ford Escape

1. Go longer between fill-ups

This compact SUV won't cause sticker shock at the gas pump. So, go ahead and plan that weekend road trip or sign up for the kids' soccer carpool crew. The 2013 Ford Escape—equipped with a four-cylinder, 1.6L automatic engine, and front-wheel drive—gets a solid EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city.

 If you're looking at an AWD option, you'll enjoy the EPA-estimated 29 mpg and 22 mpg, respectively.
 Those numbers aren't too shabby for a sports-utility vehicle that seats five and offers cargo space in the back for luggage or sports gear.

2. Fully redesigned in 2013

Looking for an SUV with modern upgrades? In 2013, Ford gave the Escape some major updates, including three new trim packages (S, SE, SEL, and Titanium). This means S base-trim buyers will enjoy heated front seats and a six-speaker sound system. Business travelers may want to bump up to the SE trim to gain a turbocharged engine, satellite radio, and an infotainment system complete with a 4.2-inch display (with the option to upgrade to an eight-inch screen). Have a new driver in the household? The top two trims offer park assist, blind spot monitoring, and a rearview camera.

3. Room for the family

Whether you've adopted a puppy, or are expecting a baby, the 2013 Ford Escape is ready for your family. In the backseat, you'll find two sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the outboard seats. There's also an upper tether for the middle seat. If you have canine passengers, you can fold the rear seats down to offer up to 67.8 cu-ft for crates or dog beds. Or, you can fill that space with blankets and pillows for a tailgate party (while parked, of course) with the kiddos before the big game.

4. Ready for extra adventures

If you're a weekend camper, horse show fan, or snowmobile rider, the 2013 Ford Escape is ready to haul your toys with the optional tow hitch. This compact SUV (with 2L, FWD option) has an estimated towing capacity of 3500 lbs when properly equipped.

 That's enough power to also pull a utility trailer for construction work or a lightweight travel trailer. There's also a hands-free liftgate to make it easy to load and unload the interior cargo, such as coolers, a tent, or overnight bags.

5. Tackles various road conditions

If you need an SUV that can traverse everything from rural gravel roads to snowy side streets, the 2013 Ford Escape is one to look at more closely. Traction control comes standard. You can also choose between FWD and AWD options, but note the S trim only offers FWD.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating


RepairPal gave the Ford Escape an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Ford Escape 14th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

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