Monday, November 26, 2012

Ford Escape 2013


The Ford Escape is a compact crossover sold by the automaker Ford Motor Company introduced in 2000 as a 2001 model year and priced below the Ford Explorer. Although it is technically a crossover vehicle, it is marketed by Ford as part of its traditional SUV lineup (Escape, Explorer, Expedition) rather than its separate crossover lineup (Edge, Flex). The Escape was sold in Europe as the Ford Maverick. It was jointly developed with Mazda, in which Ford owned a controlling interest, and was released simultaneously with the Mazda Tribute. In the United States, Ford's Mercury division released a luxury version called the Mariner starting with the 2005 model year, but ended production in October 2010 as Ford ended the Mercury brand.
The Escape is built on the Ford CD2 platform, which is in turn based on the Mazda GF platform, which was used by the Mazda 626. However, on June 23, 2010, it was announced that Ford will end production on the second generation Escape in 2011 and move production to its Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, where it is slated to be succeeded by an American version of its European CUV counterpart, the Ford Kuga. The third generation Escape debuted in April 2012 as a 2013 model year.
A hybrid version of the Escape was released in 2004, making it the first hybrid SUV. In early 2012 Ford discontinued the production of the hybrid version as two of the 2013 Escape trims use turbocharged Eco Boost technology that delivers a higher fuel economy than the 2012 hybrid model. A total of 122,850 Escape hybrids were built since 2005.
The all-new 2013 Ford Escape was revealed at the 2011 Los Angles Auto Show. It shares the same basic platform as the all-new 2012 Ford Focus. Most of its styling derives from the Ford Kuga, which is sold in Europe and Asia. Two Eco Boost inline four-cylinder turbocharged engines will be offered. The basic engine is a 2.5L naturally-aspirated I4. The new Escape is the first Ford vehicle to offer a new 1.6-liter unit, soon to be available in the Ford Focus, Ford Fusion, and possibly the Ford Fiesta. In the process of revamping the Escape's engine lineup, both the Hybrid model with its 2.5-liter Atkinson power train and the 3.0-liter V6 engine will be dropped. Ford claims that the fuel economy of the new 1.6L Eco Boost engine will match that of the current Ford Escape Hybrid, while the new 2.0-liter engine produces more horsepower than the current V6 unit. The transmission is a six-speed automatic.
Also new for the 2013 model year is My Ford Touch, which is currently available on many Ford vehicles. The newest software version of the My Ford Touch System will offer an all-new UI and additional features.
Another new feature is the optional hands-free lift gate. A person carrying the keyless entry transmitter can raise their foot under the rear bumper of the Escape to remotely open the tailgate. This feature will also be available on the Ford C-Max Hybrid later in the year, and was introduced on that vehicle in Europe. The Ford C-Max Hybrid will replace the Escape's hybrid model.
Eco-friendly seat fabrics are standard on lower trim levels, as well as the vehicle's carpeting being mostly constructed from recycled plastic water bottles. This allows the new Escape to be mostly recyclable at the end of its life cycle.
The new Escape will be offered with either front wheel drive or all wheel drive options, and will be offered in the S, SE, SEL, and Titanium trim levels. The 2013 Ford Escape production began April 11. The production of the 2012 Ford Escape ended on April 28, 2012, overlapping slightly in production with the 2013 model due to plant issues, with limited availability of the 2012 model year Ford Escape vehicles being available at Ford showrooms. As of mid-May 2012, the third generation Escape is available at most dealerships across the U.S. and will be introduced in Canada starting June.
In 2012, about 3,500 Ford Escape were damaged in a hail storm on April 28 in Louisville KY while they awaited shipment to dealers. Ford prepares a launch to dealers in June.


Gas Mileage : No
Engine : 2.0L L4 turbo DOHC 16-valve
Horsepower : 237 @ 5500
Bodystyle : Sport Utility
Transmission : 6 speed automatic
Drivetrain : 4-wheel drive
Type : Sport Utility
Passengers : 5
Doors : 5


Engine : 2.0L L4 turbo DOHC 16-valve
HP (hp@rpm) : 237 @ 5500
Torque (lb.ft@rpm) : 250 @ 1750
Drivetrain : 4-wheel drive

Transmission : 6 speed automatic
Brakes : 4-wheel disc
ABS : 4-wheel ABS
Power Steering : Yes
Front Suspension  : Independent
Rear Suspension : Independent


Air Conditioning : AC (Dual-zone auto climate control)
Cruise Control : Yes
Power Locks : Yes
Remote Keyless Entry : Yes
Power Windows : Yes
Power Mirrors : Yes
Adjustable Steering : Manual tilt / telescopic
Sunroof : No
Navigation System : Yes


Length (mm) : 4 524
Width (mm) : 1 839
Height (mm) : 1 685
Wheelbase (mm) : 2 690
Ground Clearance (mm) : 201
Trunk Size (L) : 971
Maximum Trunk Size (L) : 1 928
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 57
Towing Capacity (kg) : 680


Tires : 235/45HR19
Wheel Type : Alloy wheels


Trim : Leather/cloth seats
Heated Seats : Driver and passenger


Driver Airbag : Yes
Passenger Airbag : Yes
Side Airbags : Yes
Knee Airbags : Yes
Side Curtains : Yes
Traction Control : Yes
Stability Control : Yes
Alarm System : Yes 
Anti-theft System : Yes

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