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2013 Ford Escape

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  • tim156tim156 Posts: 308
    But the Escape does come with an available 2.5L Duratec engine and there's the option of a 2.0L EcoBoost. Sounds like you walked away with your eyes closed, I hope you didn't bump into anything.
  • He didn't bump into anything, he just climbed down the FIRE ESCAPE!!!
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,719
    I have had nothing but good luck from my various Fords. Let's see: a Fairmont (had that one forever), an F150, a Freestyle (may have lucked out there), and my current Escape Hybrid. My experience is that if they are maintained, they will do well. Of course, there are bad ones with any brand - but that is what lemon laws are for.

    It is not always advisable to use what one reads on line as the general indicator of the brand quality. Many folks won't bother coming here unless they are researching problems - so it is somewhat disproportionate representation.

    For those following the thread, the 2014 Escape can be ordered with the old-fashioned 2.5L conventional I4 engine, which has a track record of reliability.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,578
    What mileage figures does the 2.5 have? Personally, I think the 1.6 with the turbo just wasn't right for me so I passed. I still like the looks of the Escape, as it is one of the nicest small utes out there but a bit big for what I need and the garage space we have. The Tuscon I finally did purchase fits perfectly and I am very pleased with it. But probably should've checked out the Kia Sportage also before I did purchase. Oh well, such is life!

    The Sandman

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

  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,578
    No, I walked away and got a better vehicle for me, it's smaller, lighter and easier to toss around so i think I did great and paid just what I wanted to. I knew that my vehicle and $16k cash was the magic number so I am very pleased with the outcome. As we speak, my amp is going in so the tunes should be sounding pretty good this afternoon. I am very very happy here!

    The Sandman

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

  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,719
    "No, I walked away and got a better vehicle for me, it's smaller, lighter and easier to toss around so i think I did great and paid just what I wanted to. I knew that my vehicle and $16k cash was the magic number so I am very pleased with the outcome. As we speak, my amp is going in so the tunes should be sounding pretty good this afternoon. I am very very happy here! "

    I'm glad you found the vehicle that fits what you need! I was mostly posting so that other reading the thread could get additional information...
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,719
    edited December 2013
    "What mileage figures does the 2.5 have? Personally, I think the 1.6 with the turbo just wasn't right for me so I passed. I still like the looks of the Escape, as it is one of the nicest small utes out there but a bit big for what I need and the garage space we have. The Tuscon I finally did purchase fits perfectly and I am very pleased with it. But probably should've checked out the Kia Sportage also before I did purchase. Oh well, such is life! "

    EPA is 22/31 on the 2.5L I4. They don't break out AWD, which makes me think it may only be available on the FWD model.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,578
    If so, those are pretty good numbers. Last week, I had the chance to drive a 2013 C Max across the state and was very impressed with the whole package, totally impressed. Part of me wishes I could have considered it on my short list as it checks most of my boxes though the seating position isn't as high as I'd like. But besides that one thing, I like the vehicle and the mileage figures...Ford did real good with this vehicle!

    The Sandman

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

  • I get 22/30 with my 2.0 Ecoboost FWD. That's only a 1MPG penalty on the Hwy compared to the 2.5. I will take my 240 Hp and 270 lb/ft any day !
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,719
    "I get 22/30 with my 2.0 Ecoboost FWD. That's only a 1MPG penalty on the Hwy compared to the 2.5. I will take my 240 Hp and 270 lb/ft any day ! "

    But the conventional engine is much simpler than a turbocharged model. That may make a difference to those keeping the vehicle a long time. I realize that this type of engine is used in Europe all the time, but those vehicles typically can't be driven more that a few years because of rust issues (and stricter requirements for rust) anyway, so longer term isn't that much of a problem.

    Do you actually get 22/30, or are you quoting EPA? The maximum power and torque are only available when the boost is used, and that takes a lot of fuel. The EPA tests probably don't really use the turbo much at all. Hence, we see a lot of variation in reported MPG here.
  • I am essentially reporting both. I have 53 tanks of fuel that I have kept track of over the last 13 months. (every tank since new) My combined mileage is just over 24 Mpg and that includes trailer towing in the summer as well as Canadian cold snowy-winter-driving. Since the EPA combined rating is 25 Mpg, I would say I am right on track. I have achieved just over 30 Mpg on the hwy with the cruise set at 110 kph or 69 mph. (round trip, full tank, no tail-wind, cruise control, hand calculated) (indicated was 31.5 mpg)
    I can't really say what my city mileage is, as I have never driven a full tank of "city" driving. (very hard to duplicate an EPA city test)

    There is no question that when pressed, this engine can burn the fuel, after all it has lots of Hp and torque. But that defines the reason that I bought this configuration. (2.0 and FWD) I need the torque for trailer towing and I enjoy the power as well. I also factory ordered it with Front Wheel Drive, as I thought it a waste to drag an extra 150 lbs of AWD machinery around, that is really quite unnecessary.
    Now I have the option of driving efficiently and getting very acceptable mileage, or bringing on the boost when I want it or need it. (the very definition of EcoBoost)
    I have owned Fords off and on over the years with many other brands in-between. I find my Escape to be a great overall vehicle. It is unfortunate that there have been a number of recalls with the 1.6 as well as a few teething problems in general. I have had no issues with mine at all. Just oil changes. 2.0 and FWD seem to have been the right choice!
  • lexan1965lexan1965 Posts: 118
    edited January 25

    I bought a 2013 SEL 1.6 Escape in June of 2013. I have had it 8 months now and just hit 20K miles. I've averaged 29.8 mpg during the summer and it has dropped to 26.8 mpg so far this winter (for details look in escape mpg forum). I love the looks of this vehicle, very pleasing to the eye and fun to drive. I don't use the SYNC system too much and have not had any issues with it so far. The only issues I have with this vehicle so far is that there is no place to put change so I place it one of the cup holders. The other issue is that everything falls out of the glove box when you open it. Also, if you change your own oil be prepared for a chore! The engineers who placed the oil filter where it is need to be beat! It takes about 30 minutes to do because of the air flow panel and tight space of the oil filter. You have to buy a special wrench to get the filter off. Overall, I am happy with it so far.

  • skimiksskimiks Posts: 2

    I leased the titanium 2.0L with 4WD for two years... I intend to purchase this car at the end of my lease. I'm just about a year into the lease and loving the car so far....

  • When I drove my new 2014 escape home from the dealership the transmission was grinding. I had it home total of 16 days while I waited to get it fixed. As of today Glenoak ford has had my car for 26 days and not been able to fix it. It has been a total let down. Ford Canada gave me the number of CAMPVAP to go to arbitration. That is there ideal of customer service. Do not buy one you will be sorry. Please visit my web site. Trying to get 10,000 hits http://myfordescape.blogspot.ca/ No Lemon law in Canada.

  • I have a 1.6l and it looks just like the picture above. I'm greatly disappointed in the fuel mileage. I'm getting 25 on long trips and 19 mixed. I live in a rural town. If you do your own oil changes, get ready for this one! The filter location is absurd. The battery is tucked way back literally under the windshield. I have no idea how to get to it. I can see a rollback in my future to replace a stupid battery! Now, it's great in the snow; love the AWD. If I had bit to do over again, I'd pass.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,964
    edited April 11

    @hardin_thicke, how many miles on yours?

    My van had to get towed on a rollback twice in recent weeks. Better add towing coverage to your auto policy. :'(

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,451

    It looks like you have to remove the air filter box to change the battery.

  • @Stever@Edmunds
    It has a little over 5G.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,964

    Hm, well that's about when many of us start to see mpg creeping up. Maybe the warmer weather will help too.

  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,578
    edited April 13

    Am so glad I passed on the 1.6 last year...all I read led me to believe that it would be a real headache for years to come. I just knew Ford just didn't do their due diligence in the first place with this vehicle so I passed. Am much happier with my Hyundai and it's longer warranty if needed but based on our experience with our '08 Accent and it's one warranty issue at year 4, I'm pretty confident that things will be fine. I got the seating position I wanted and just a bit disappointed with the mpg's but going from a Civic, anything would've been a disappointment actually. I was real close to pulling the trigger on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, real close, but I got more features for the same price with the Tuscon which was a deal I could live with. If the Mitsu G M hadn't had insisted I drive it off that day, I would've had it in my garage right now! Jerk!!!

    The Sandman

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

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