The configurator for the 2013 Ford Escape is live – or rather, a survey masquerading as a configurator. On the introductory page of small print, there are three crucial bits Ford wants you to know: that "the information on this site is for survey purposes only," that "features and prices for the final 2013 Ford Escape will only become available when the vehicle goes on sale in 2012 and are subject to change," and that "information on this site may change frequently, so don't be surprised if things look different next time you visit."

Once you get past all that you can do a little bit of configurating, from the $22,470* base Escape to the $32,120* Titanium Escape with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost and all-wheel drive. Checking all five options boxes, the biggest price tag we could come up with was $36,595*, which got us treats like a full-leather interior, navigation and Class II trailer tow. Many have made comments on the styling of the new Escape, but we won't be surprised if we see quite a few of these on the road.

* Remember, prices aren't final.


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      • 3 Years Ago
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      Muttons
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes, it is global and will be sold here.
      DragonZim
      • 3 Years Ago
      They made it look like a Kia
      jtav2002
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks good. Should do well for them, However fully loaded at $37k seems pretty pricey for this segment. Is the current Escape even $30k fully loaded(I've never priced one)?
      fortherock
      • 3 Years Ago
      This new model will be AMAZING!!! So many new Ford Innovations, all in one vehicle... 1) Many like the old design, but new design is 10% more aerodynamic = improved mpg 2) 6 Speed - 1.6 Turbo 173hp mpg estimate: 26/37 - better than the 2012 CRV 5 speed 3) 6 Speed - 2.0 Turbo 237hp mpg estimate: may be very close to the 2012 CRV 4 cyl 5 speed 4) Intelligent 4WD 4) Best in Class - Park Assist, BLIS, HID Headlamps, & other safety features 5) Hands Free Liftgate 6) MyFord Touch (SYNC) 7) Sony Sound System - HD Radio & iTunes Tagging Engine Update Article: http://www.4wheelsnews.com/ford-to-offer-ecoboost-engines-in-4-more-vehicles-in-2012/
      fortherock
      • 2 Years Ago
      FORDS WEBSITE HAS CHANGED. Build your own 2013 Ford Escape with true pricing. 2012 Model is no longer being built, and seen as part of the Ford SUV Line-up. Overall, 2013 Ford Escape is no longer "Coming Soon" it is HERE.
      fitzbtb
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just so you know, you can get it up to $37095 if you change the leather seating on the Titanium. I have owned the 2001 and the 2008, but not really sure I like the new exterior. Hopefully it looks better in person
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why people buy these things over Outbacks or Jetta wagons is beyond me.
        Matt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Ground clearance Approach/departure/break-over angles Towing capacity Visibility Taller cargo area ..it's easy to find reasons. I'd wager that most of them go unused, but they're there if you have the specific needs.
          Quen47
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Matt
          Why should he buy an Xterra? They are trucks. They handle like trucks. Unless your primary need is serious off-roading CUV's are better for most people.
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Matt
          Justin....today you seem off your usual rail...please pull Xterra sales numbers for the last 5 years......then get back to us, if youre not too embarassed of course...
          Matt
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Matt
          Or... just an Escape? Seems like it works for a certain target market. i.e. people that need the things mentioned above, but also need decent mpg.
          Justin Campanale
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Matt
          Get a BOF suv like an Xterra if these are your needs.
        Matt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Also, I would expect the Escape to have better fuel economy and more power than the Outback.
        Quen47
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        I like wagons too, but I don't understand the hate for CUV's. They are easier to load (especially if you have a baby seat), get in and out of, and give you the higher seating position that most people favor without the crappy handling and mileage of a truck-based SUV. Yeah, A Jetta Wagon will outhandle a Tiguan at the limit and get slightly better mileage with the same engine, but you might be shocked to learn this isn't the average consumers concern. As for the Outback, you are kidding yourself. It is a full-on CUV now. My friend has one, and his wife has a 2008 Lexus RX. They are basically the same height
        Dean Hammond
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        because wagons DONT sell...........
        redgpgtp97
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        VW's reliability seems cloudy. Everyone say that after a while parts start to break and electrical gremlins cause all kinds of problems.
          Justin Campanale
          • 3 Years Ago
          @redgpgtp97
          I've had 4 VWproducts. None of them ever gave me problems and I took my Eurovan over 270k miles, my Jetta VR6 over 210k miles.
        jayss2k07
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Good point...a decent wagon beats an SUV every day.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
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      Sheldon
      • 3 Years Ago
      I couldn't find the configuration option for "Fugly delete"? Did I miss something?
      Walt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yet another excellent vehicle to add to the endless string of Ford successes. Bravo Ford!
      RWDorNOthing
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, it looks like the 1985 Toyota Tercel Wagon... way to go Ford!!!!! And what's up with the price??? I mean, it comes in 1.somthing and 2 liter 4 cylinders? WTF??? I'll just go buy a Jeep Patriot for half that price and get a bigger engine...
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