Getting around town or going on a long road trip, you want a ride that is safe, good on gas, and fun to drive. If you’re looking for your next vehicle, check out the 2013 Ford Escape SE.
The interior is extremely comfortable and built for driver comfort and safety. The steering wheel is equipped with controls for Bluetooth and radio/music, to cruise control and dashboard navigation, meaning the hands never have to leave the wheel. The driver also has audio control for hand-free activation of smartphones synced with the Microsoft MyFord navigation system.
The seats are particularly well designed. The 2013 Ford Escape is one of the few vehicles on the market today with an appropriately positioned headrest. The heated black leather driver seat is adjustable from almost every direction, including lumbar support.
The interior cabin is spacious and has seating for five. The entire roof seems to open up entirely when the giant panoramic power sun/moon roof is completely open. There is even a large stow area at the back, which can be opened and closed from the remote fob.
It’s pretty good on gas too, thanks to the 1.6L eco-boost engine. In the city, it’s relatively good on gas, while on the highway it is as efficient as possible. And just because it’s “eco”, doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with power. This SUV has all the get-up-and-go power you’d expect from a traditional six cylinder engine, only this one gets way better gas millage.
It’s an easy drive too, with the six speed, select-shift automatic transmission. Choose to drive as a regular automatic, or take control on winter roads or pulling heavy loads by shifting into manual transmission mode with just the flick of a switch.
The exterior is very sporty, with roof rails, heated mirrors and sporty 17” wheels. The tinted windows offer both privacy and temperature control from the hot sun. The SE edition comes with a tonneau cover and perimeter alarm.
The 2013 Ford Escape SE is currently retail priced at $35,949. Stop in to your local Ford dealer to take one for a test drive. Check out the Titanium Edition for even more features including park assist and safety cruise control.