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2013 Ford Escape

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  • After reading your post about the lost temperature display I went out to look at mine. I still have a temp display. Not sure how this could be different from one vehicle to another.
    My vehicle is a 2013 Escape SEL (built in Oct 2012) with MFT and virtually all the electronic goodies. I put in the new firmware a week or so ago and so far it seems to be only positive changes.
  • gdr2gdr2 Posts: 1
    I have essentially the same car. 2.0 ltr AWD. starting with about 8500 mile on the odometer. I was just on an extended road trip and even though much of the driving was across the Rockies and back I got between 27 and 28 mpg. the average speed would be about 60-62 mph, with some intown driving on route.

    Around town at home I have been getting about 24.5 but then I'm not in a huge urban area. I do notice that when the gas companies switch over to winter gas the mileage drops by about 2 mpg.

    Love the car and the last update that just came out for the My Touch system solved the niggly little problems that bugged me such as the guide lines disappearing on the back-up camera.
  • morey000morey000 Posts: 320
    A lincoln escape? that might be an interesting product. I've been looking at the escape now for a year, and have liked it's combination of style, size, fuel economy and tech. But- test drove one this week. nice vehicle, but I'm looking for a more comfortable ride (guess I'm getting old) and a higher end/more lux interior. So, I'm not buying an escape. Now let's see if Ford (or, uh Lincoln) can create a competitor to an X3 or Q5.

    There's not much out there in the way of a smaller SUV that has a luxury feel. It's as if luxury only comes with size. (the buick encore is just too tiny and underpowered, but they did move in that direction)
  • WOW! Unbelievablle mileage at 44.5 mpg! Which engine, 1.6 or 2.0? and is it Front wheel drive or 4 wheel drive?
  • cmunizcmuniz Posts: 604
    Just finished a 3,000 mile trip from Texas to the Michigan UP and averaged just under 28 mpg for the trip. The mileage is very speed sensitive. Traveling at 75 mph we got between 25 and 27 mpg. Traveling at 60-65 we got around 28 mpg. On the back roads going about 58 mph we were able to get up to 30.2 mpg, that was the best of the entire trip. We have the 2.0T.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,946
    Hey, that's my (current) neck of the woods. You get up to Copper Harbor or over to the Soo? Funny, I was in Texas a couple of weeks ago, doing a legal 75 on some of your back roads.
  • cmunizcmuniz Posts: 604
    Spent a week in Munising. Went up thru Madison and Milwaukee, Green Bay and came back down from Marquette, Stevens Point and Des Moines. Back road driving was mostly done in the UP and Wisconsin roads like N, X, L, etc.......
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,946
    "Ford is recalling 139,917 2013 Ford Escape SUVs equipped with 1.6-liter engines in the U.S. after reports of engine fires, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    Owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

    Edmunds says: If you own one of the aforementioned Ford Escapes and notice a problem, the best thing is to get it into your dealership immediately, since these new recalls are about eight weeks away."

    2013 Ford Escape Recalled for Fire Risks
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  • Thanks for the update on the recall - crazy. My Escape is a company car for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. I'm amazed that they didn't switch at least the engine to the 2.0, if not another car altogether. Oh well, another day at the dealer!

    Thanks, again.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,576
    Looking at a slightly used 2014 SE with 1830 miles. Going in again in the morning. Should I really do this? hearing some bad things about the 1.6 engine and MyFord sync system that I am getting cold feet here. thinking I just might move away and wait for the Buick Verano I am seriously considering as I didn't love the Encore, it was just o k. Love the Escape really but do not want to make a mistake here. My neighbor down the street has one and likes it so far, it's his provided work vehicle from fleet sales and he showed me it all. Good to hear some positive things because online here, all I seem to see is negative and that's not good!! I want no drama, none and am used to that foreign experience that I'm not sure I want to go domestic but willing to give it a shot. So please folks, tell me now before I commit...sorry for the short notice here but with this particular unit, I don't have the necessary time. But if it sells before I can make a deal, it wasn't meant to be so I will move on. There are many other small utes for me to test as I did like the ergonomics of the Mitsu Outlander Sport and would think they would be dealing this time of year. Their market share is so small that sure they'd love to sell as many as possible, and they might even have some good financing right now also. Like the Subaru offerings but not sure I really need...or want all wheel drive. Want quality but decent mileage figures in a well put together rig be it a small ute or compact sedan...I want it all with no drama what so ever. Can the Ford deliver? Just not sure here!

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • We bought a 2013 Titanium with the 2.0 engine. We have not had any recalls and have had no trouble with the MyFord Sync either. We love the vehicle. After hearing of all of the issues with the 1.6 engine we were real happy we had the 2.0.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,576
    What issues?? I have put the purchase off because of doubts now. I don't want the vehicle for the price they want me to pay though it is a good price according to Truecar.com.

    The Sandman

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • Stay as far away from the ford escape as you can!
    In the past 15 years I have not seen the inside of a repair garage for a warranty issue, but since I bought my escape in Feb 2013 I have spent more than 50 hours waiting for warranty repairs. This does not include the 3 times I was given a rental car because it could not be repaired in one day.
    Major issuses;
    Tailgate rubbing on rear bumper and rattling. In 3 times for this defect.
    Major problems with Nav. In more then 5 times for this defect.
    Wiring harness under hood defective splice. Engine won't run, took 3 hours to repair. Also occured 4 times but service center could not pin point the reason.
    I'm going for a buy back or I will send Ford a certified letter so I can use the lemon law. I must have at least 4 attempts to repair and I have 5.
    There are many more issues but too many to list!
    Worst car I have owned since GM bought back my 1987 Camero under the lemon law.
  • Sandman, The 1.6 engine has had at least a few recalls since it came out. Some earlier versions of Sync were too buggy, but that is a free upgrade if you have an older one.
    The 2.0 AWD seems to have a fair number of complaints with city gas mileage.
    I have more than a year on my 2.0 SEL FWD with all options and I am very pleased with it. I am getting the EPA estimate for my vehicle as long as I drive it light-footed. These Ecoboost engines are so strong that it is easy to use more HP (fuel) that you might realize. I have no regrets with mine. No unscheduled visits to the dealership for mine.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,576
    Have decided to not purchase at this time actually...too many doubts though they came down over $1k to my price which bothered me also...they were actually trying to screw me from the start here...I hate games like this! Nice vehicle, but not for us, as the wife hated it and said she would never drive it. And lastly...it's a Ford! Enough said...when push came to shove, I just couldn't buy a Ford product after years of great foreign vehicles, they are just not in the same league!

    The Sandman

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • My 2013 SE has no heat. I took it to my dealer who took it to the Ford dealership and they said there is nothing wrong with it. What is my next step in getting this repaired?
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,576
    Went with this instead of the Escape SE and like the engine so much better. like the looks of the escape a bit more as it does look a bit more rugged but all the extras made me go with the Tuscon. it's a few inches shorter which is better for me but never realized that they are both tall vehicles. Liked the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport also, a lot, but didn't care for the CVT tranny though everything else was top notch and that Rockford Fosgate audio was pretty sweet! And could've gotten all three for the same price that I paid for the Hyundai, which I found interesting but hey, it was the end of the month on a long holiday weekend and they all wanted to move another vehicle. One thing I did notice, of the three stores, the Hyundai place had the most activity and sold the most vehicles that day...every desk had buyers in them while the other two stores were pretty empty besides me and another customer. Even the pouring rain had no effect on us Hyundai buyers. Just something I did notice.
    I should've looked at the escape with the 2.5 engine as I ended up with the 2.4 in the Tuscon, it was the only one offered with the SE package even though I really wanted the 2.0 engine. The extras were just too hard to pass up.

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • maniac4maniac4 Posts: 41
    edited December 2013
    FORD has successfully put me into bankrupcy after a
    A rotten 2012 focus.....rid of
    A 2013 escape with rod knock, .......volutarilary returned.
    I now use a public bus
    Are you sure you want a new ford ,

    As soon as possible i need to get a good used car.
    F-ORD!...........never ever again in my lifetime.
    Thank you ford for screwing up my life rotten company should be burned down.
    Thank you ford for giving me trash for new cars.
    burn in hell ford.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,576
    After what I read about others complaints, I walked away as fast as I could with my cane! Out of all the small utes, the Escape is the nicest looking but that's where it ends...nothing really compelled me to buy it. If it had the 2.5 engine, I might have thought about it but the 1.6 turbo, no way in hell! Sorry about your difficulties with Ford...they should make you whole again somehow, some way.

    The Sandman

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

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