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: Keep it simple, stupid.
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