Used 2013 Ford Escape Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2013 Ford Escape

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 Pros Fully redesigned body is modern and sporty.

 Pros Fantastic fuel economy, returning as much as 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

 Pros The largest engine can tow 3,000 pounds.

 Pros Good safety ratings in front and side-impact protection.

 Pros Plenty of leg and head room in both rows.

 Pros Comfortable and supportive seats.

 Pros Generous amount of cargo space with easy access via a one-touch lever.

 Pros Available 10-speaker Sony sound system.

 Pros Quality materials used throughout the cabin.

 Pros Small turning circle of 37 feet allows you to maneuver and park in tight spaces.

 Pros Agile handling.

 Pros Corners well with minimal body rolls.

 Pros Available hands-free power lift gate.

 Pros Three fantastic engines to choose from.

 Pros Latest version of MyFord® Touch is standard.

 Cons Base engine can tow only 1,500 pounds, so anyone with a heavier load will need to upgrade the engine.

 Cons Although handling is superb, steering is not as sharp as you might hope.

 Cons Climate controls are places in an awkward location, forcing you to take your eyes off the road.

 Cons -Marginal- roof strength crash test rating.

 Cons Base six-speaker audio system is not impressive.

 Cons Forced to upgrade to a costly package for the navigation system.

 Cons All-wheel drive is not available on the base model.

 Cons Although Escape has a low MSRP, the price jumps significantly adding on a few features and packages.