2013 Ford Escape S Overview
Things to Know Before Driving Home a 2013 Ford Escape in Detroit
The demand for small crossover utility vehicles like the 2013 Ford Escape seems to climb year after year, and Ford looks to be on their way to having a solid contender in the segment. Whether it’s the athletic driving feel, the inviting cabin, or the high-tech options on the upper trim levels, the Escape has made significant strides in recent years. Across the four trim levels – S, SE, SEL, and Titanium – there are three engine options to choose from: the standard 2.5L four-cylinder, the 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder of the SE and SEL trims, or the 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder of the Titanium. At the base level, however, drivers will have access to features such as MyKey parental controls, power accessories, air conditioning, and cruise control.
When talking about crossover utility vehicles, however, the conversation begins and ends with the latest incarnation of the segment’s founder: the 2013 Honda CR-V. Long fans of the CR-V, Detroit drivers know to expect nothing but the best from Honda, and the automaker is making their popular model even better by redefining its standard equipment package. Features such as Honda’s customizable i-MID interface with 5-inch LCD screen, their safety-enhancing rearview camera with guidelines, and their steering wheel-mounted technology controls have all become standard on the base model CR-V LX. You’ll be paying to upgrade if you want any of those options on the Escape S.
Take a look at how the two crossovers breakdown when compared side-by-side.
How does the Escape S compare to the 2013 Honda CR-V LX?
Non-customizable infotainment system available for upgrade
Optional on top two trim levels
Pay to upgrade to Bluetooth on basic model
SMS text messages unavailable
No steering wheel-mounted controls
Pandora not supported
Six-speaker stock CD sound system
Hill start assist unavailable
Customizable i-MID with 5-inch LCD screen
Rearview camera with guidelines
Bluetooth handsfree link
SMS text message functionality
Illuminated steering wheel-mounted cruise, audio, phone, and i-MID controls
Pandora Internet radio
160-Watt AM/FM/CD stereo system
Hill start assist
Folding power side mirrors