On the brink of the millennium, Ford fans anticipated the arrival of the 2001 Ford Escape. Now, 10-years and two-million units sold later, the Escape is one of the automaker's most popular models. In order to keep those good consumer vibes brewing, the Blue Oval concocted a perfect feature mixture for the 2013 model year.
Starting with power, owners have their pick of three different engines: a 2.5-liter with 171-hp and 171-lb./ft., a 1.6-liter with 173-hp and 177-lb./ft. and a 2.0-liter with 237-hp and 177-lb./ft. You may recognize the first of the three as it comes as a carryover from the current Ford Escape. The latter two engine options, however, are brand-new and equipped with EcoBoost technology which increases take-off speed while conserving fuel.
Moving on to features, the 2013 Escape variant will get the highly-innovative and unexpectedly convenient automatic liftgate technology. If you haven't already heard, the system allows users to open and close the vehicle's liftgate with a simple kick under the rear bumper. In addition, Escape owners will be able to take advantage of new parking technology, MyFord Touch, hill-start assist and a remote starter. Bringing safety up to par, Ford has equipped the model with an ample airbag supply, some of which adjust firmness based on occupant size.
Jerry's Ford Alexandria has provided you with some of the key Escape updates for the 2013 model year however, there are plenty more. If you'd like additional information, feel free to contact us online or drop by 6510 Little River Turnpike Alexandria, VA 22312 and talk with us in person. We'd be glad to answer any questions regarding this or any other new Ford model!