2013 Ford Escape at a glance

2013 Ford Escape

Base price: $23,295 (including destination charge)

Price, model tested: $36,025; Escape Titanium 4WD

Powertrain: 2.0-liter, DOHC incline four cylinder turbocharged engine with direct-injection; six-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and manual shifting; permanent four-wheel drive


Horsepower: 240 at 5,500 rpm

Torque: 270 pound-feet at 3,000 rpm

0-60: 6.8 seconds, according to Truck Trend magazine

Curb weight: 3,732 pounds

Wheelbase: 105.9 inches

Overall length: 178.1.7 inches

EPA fuel economy: 21 mpg city/28 highway;

Observed fuel economy: 20.1 miles per gallon in mostly city driving

Final thoughts: Escape complications