The 2013 Escape has an eco-friendly side. For example, there are two available EcoBoost engines that provide more power per every drop of fuel. Seat cushion and head restraint foam is derived from plant seeds. Carpet in all the models is produced using post-industrial fibers derived from recycled plastic bottles. Even the shape of the Escape and the use of the active grille shutters helps make the vehicle more aerodynamic.
Available EcoBoost technology helps produce a cooler, denser fuel injection charge that generates more power per every drop of fuel. Twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) maximizes performance, while two different technologies - turbocharging and direct injection - combine to deliver the performance of a much larger engine with the efficiency of a smaller one. Take your choice of the available 1.6L EcoBoost I-4 engine or the available 2.0L EcoBoost engine. A 2.5L I-4 engine is standard.
The cushions and head restraints use a bio-based polyurethane foam derived from the oils of various plant seeds such as soybeans. The carpet in all models is produced using post-industrial fibers derived from recycled plastic bottles. So no matter what color your Escape is, it will always be green.
For efficient performance, a six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all Escape models. To add a little extra fun to your Escape, standard SelectShift capability delivers the performance feel of a manual transmission without the clutch. Using a switch on the transmission lever, you can easily and quickly shift gears.
Escape wasn't designed just to look great - it was also styled to reduce air resistance. Active grille shutters also help by cheating the wind. When closed, they help to reduce vehicle aerodynamic drag caused by air traveling through the radiator.
The technology features in Escape don't merely elevate your driving experience - they take it to a new level. There's the available hands-free liftgate you open by simply placing your foot under the bumper. With hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, available SYNC® with MyFord Touch® lets you make calls and control your music with simple voice commands. Standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™) helps keep you out of harm's way through a series of corrective actions when you swerve or corner too quickly. When a vehicle enters your blind spot zone, available BLIS® with Cross Traffic Alert will alert you. There's even an available feature, active park assist, that parallel parks Escape for you. The technology in Ford Escape - literally changing the way you drive.
The new hands-free power liftgate is incredibly easy to use. With the available Intelligent Access key, just place your foot under the bumper and the power liftgate will automatically open, providing easy access to the cargo area.
Starting your Escape is a breeze, thanks to available Intelligent Access with push-button start. First, make sure the fob is in your pocket or somewhere in the vehicle. Next, press the brake pedal and then the start button. Just shift into gear and go.
If you could use a little assistance when parallel parking, Ford is your helping hand. It's called active park assist. While you're driving slowly near parking spots, simply activate park assist and it looks for an available parking spot. Ultrasonic sensors measure the distance to the curb and between parked cars. Once a spot that's big enough is identified, you're signaled to stop and accept the system's assistance. All you do is control the shifting, accelerating and braking.
Escape is the SUV that's big on capability. Available Intelligent 4WD gives you the confidence to go almost anywhere - from rain-slick streets to snow-covered roads. If you have cargo you want to carry, fold down one or both sections of the second-row seat for flat storage. And if you want to tow something, do it with ease - Escape features a 3,500-lb. towing capacity when properly equipped.
Escape also has trailer sway control to help you tow more confidently. This feature automatically determines the yaw motion of the vehicle if the trailer is swaying and takes measures - such as applying precise braking or reduced engine torque - to help keep both the vehicle and the trailer under control.
From its sporty yet muscular exterior to its clean and modern interior, the 2013 Escape combines smart looks with intelligent functionality. Seating is comfortable, accommodating and versatile. Standard and available wheels complete the look. From front to rear, inside and out, Escape makes a strong statement - a very stylish one at that.