2013 Ford Escape Starts at $22,470

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After going more than a decade without a full redesign, Ford's compact crossover gets completely updated for 2013, and base prices increase by around $1,000. Ford rep Angie Kozleski told Cars.com that the 2013 Escape starts at $22,470, compared with the 2012 base XLS's price of $21,440.

Changes for the new model year include all-new styling, the addition of EcoBoost turbocharged engines, an upgraded interior and more comfort and convenience features. Base S, SE, SEL and top-of-the-line Titanium trims are available. Standard on the base S model is a tweaked version of last year's 168-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. The two new EcoBoost engines include a 173-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder (SE, SEL) and a 237-hp, 2.0-liter four- cylinder (Titanium), both turbocharged. The latter replaces the outgoing model's V-6. All are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

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The new Escape's most notable feature is an optional power liftgate. It’s activated by waving your foot under the rear bumper – no more digging for keys when your arms are full. Its standard on the Titanium version and optional on SEL. Kozleski said that about three out of four of people ordering the SEL version are opting for the hands-free liftgate.

Other notable tech features include an optional Active Park Assist feature that selects a parallel parking space that's large enough for the Escape and automatically steers into it.

Ford is currently taking Escape orders. Model pricing is below and excludes an $825 destination fee.

S:  $22,470

SE: $25,070

SEL: $27,870

Titanium: $30,370

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Comments 

jim

I guess soon all small or mid-size suv's [crossovers?] will be swoopy and car-like.
Aside from Jeep, and the X-terra, manufacturers are certainly seeking to appeal to women and young families with latest offerings. I mean, who goes off-roading, anyway?
At least on paper, the new engine offerings are promising for efficiency. I hope those fours are tourquey enough. An AWD Escape isnt the same weight as a Focus or Fiesta, after all.

Max Reid

Awesome looks.

Crossovers have become so popular that CR-V outsold Accord last month.

Escape may do the same against Fusion.

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