Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2013 Ford Escape






With one of the most modern crossover/SUV design around, the Escape finally makes it into the 21 Century.

It is all new and will also replace the Kuga in Europe.
Compared to the previous Escape, this one looks like a space ship. But it is really very close to the previous European Kuga.

Powered by Ford's EcoBoost engines. The 2.0 Liter version is predicted to produce more torque than the V6 in the Toyota Rav4, and 237hp.
A smaller 1.6 Liter with 173hp will be available as well.
A revised version of the "old" 2.5 Liter is the base engine.

So far it all looks and sounds great. A wonderful match for the 2012 CRV, as well as the Tucson and Sportage.

Just wonder where is the new Rav4...

16 comments:

hyns said...

Ya Vince what is happening with Rav4?
Nothing for 2012?

Surprise ford is abandoning hybrid version.

Anonymous said...

The Kuga was way better looking than this boring design.

Anonymous said...

Nice...looks good. I can see why they gave the C-Max the hybrid though...this really does look just like a slightly taller C-Max

Rick said...

Very nice. Might be a replacement for my wife's Equinox in a year or two.

ne1butu said...

This looks very sharp. I was expecting it to be a little more aggressive looking. Since it's essentially an Evoque mechanically, I was hoping that it would be equally as dramatic.

Darkman-X said...

Something was lost between the concept and this that now makes it look like a cross between a Subaru Tribeca and a Focus.

Anonymous said...

Compared to the old Escape there is no comparison. Compared to the new crop of compact SUV's, the looks are very good and in keeping with Ford's overall family design. It's not as radical as the Evoque (which given the price difference it shouldn't be) but will easily look cooler than the new CR-V and Hyundai Tuscon . Plus, the new interior is far above that of the competition in terms of style. I imagine this will be another home run for Ford.

Anonymous said...

It's way too busy inside and out! Too bad, because the engines look quite impressive. I'd take Mazda CX-5 over this.

The Anonymous said...

To be honest, I was expecting something a little more stylish. The new Mazda CX-5 blows the doors off of this in the design department.

Anonymous said...

ford, gm, chrysler... what a shame.

they were all in a position to make quantum leaps forward while they had nothing to loose (with our financial backing), and thier japanese counterparts were on the sideline taking this time to collect profits (as evident by the currently lame products).

but this is it??? just simply playing catch up rather than leading? this is what 40% of my income (federal investment i.e. taxes) went to?

Torrey said...

I've always admired the Ford Kuga and haven never much liked the high riding, wobbly Escape. I had to drive an Escape as a rental car and was not impressed with it at all. In fact, I didn't like driving it at 80mph on a Texas Interstate. I really felt like I was going to be blown away each time I passed a big rig.

The new Escape looks sleek and with a low profile. It looks like it could be a Mazda or Hyundai or Kia and to me, that's a very good thing!!! The new images of the upcoming CRV makes me think that Honda will lose the top spot in the compact CUV segment. Good job FORD!!! (That's not something that I've said very often).

Anonymous said...

How did we back Ford $$ wise??? only GM / Chrysler got a bail out.

FusioptimaSX said...

Wow, this is amazing! They have finally become innovative in their designs like Hyundai, using and reforming design cues without using copy and paste techniques. For example, look at the left and right sections of the lower airdam in the front. They simulated the shape of the current Fusion's tail lamps and it works!

Mobis21 said...

Gotta say this is very good looking redesign and gives the Escape a more premium look.

To all nay sayers down on the new look. This is going to be a winner for Ford so Buck up and get used to it!

Anonymous said...

I like it.

Carl said...

THe Mazda CX-5 will be the real looker, this is not as nice as the current Kuga anyway.