Base Versus Loaded: 2013 Ford Escape

By Brandon Turkus

January 25, 2012

The configurator for the 2013 Ford Escape just went live, which means we’ve doing a bit of tinkering and seeing just how pricey we can make Ford’s newest vehicle. The answer is a lot, in case you were wondering.
As is the case with the Focus, the Escape packs a plethora of options that would only have been seen in the luxury class when the second-generation Escape debuted way back in 2007 as a 2008 model. Automatic parking, MyFord Touch, and a panoramic sunroof are just a few of the options that have come to the new 2013 model. Scroll down for the full recap.
Price: $22,470 (Ford Escape S 2.5 FWD) + $795 (Destination) + $0 (Options) = $23,265
Price: $32,120 (Ford Escape Titanium 2.0 EcoBoost AWD) + $795 (Destination) + $4870 (Options) = $36,990
What Does $13,725 Buy?
All-wheel drive $1750
Ruby Red Paint $395
Power Panorama Roof $1395
Parking Technology Package $995
-       Auto Park
-       BLIS with CTA
-       Rain-Sensing Wipers
-       Front Park Assist
-       Rear-View Camera
-       Rear Park Assist
Full Leather Seating $895
Navigation System $795
Class II Trailer Tow $395
Base Model Features
6-Speed Automatic Transmission
Front/Read Disc Brakes (ABS)
2.5 L I-4 Engine
Electric Power-Assisted Steering
Cargo Floor Hooks
Center-stack with Top of Dash Display
Manual Air conditioning
Two 2nd Row Coat hook
Overhead Console
1st Row Center Console
4 Cup Holders
Driver Left Footrest
1st Row Floor Mats with Carog Hooks
4 Grab Handles
Ice Blue™ Backlighting
Message Center
Center Dome with Map Lights and Rear Cargo Area Lights
MIC Hand Brake Lever
Day/Night Rearview Mirrors
6-Way Manual Driver's Seat
Cloth Seats
2nd Row 60/40 Split Seat
Urethane Steering Wheel with Speed Control, Manual Tilt & Telescoping, and Audio Controls
Glove Box
Sun visors with Dual Mirrors
Power Automatic Locking Doors
AdvanceTrac© with Roll Stability Control™
Dual-Stage Driver and Front-Passenger, Driver Knee, Side and "Smart" Occupant Sensing Airbags
Safety Canopy©
Emergency Brake Assist System
Head Restraints and 3-point Seat Belts on all Seating Positions
Height Adjustable Retractable Seatbelts
Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children in Rear Seats
Illuminated Entry Lighting
Personal Safety System™
Automatic, Power Locking Doors
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Seat Belt Pretensioners
SecuriLocks© Passive Anti-Theft System
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Traction Control
Battery Saver Feature
Body-Colored Rear Spoiler
Black Door Handles and Grille
Halogen Headlamps
Keyless-Entry Remote
6-Speaker AM/FM Stereo/Single-CD/MP3-Capable
Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
Black Integrated Blind Spot Mirror
Painted body-color front and rear fascias, liftgate and lower grille.
17" Steel Wheels
Spare Tire
Mini Space-Saver
Wheel Nut Wrench and Jack