2012 Ford Escape

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2012 Ford Escape
2012 Ford Escape
You might be surprised to learn that the Escape is Ford's second-highest-selling vehicle in the United States, bettered only by the F-series pickup and in a virtual tie with the Fusion sedan. Much of that sales success is likely due to the fact that the Escape and the Escape Hybrid are reasonably priced, are available in both front- and four-wheel drive, are relatively versatile, and are among the most-fuel-efficient vehicles in their class -- the front-wheel-drive Escape Hybrid makes an impressive 34 mpg in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway. Both available gasoline engines -- the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder produces 171 hp, and the optional 3.0-liter V-6 makes 240 hp -- can be had with either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, and the Escape Hybrid comes with a continuously variable transmission. The Hybrid's four-cylinder engine features a processor that enables the SUV to switch from electric to gasoline mode almost imperceptibly. Options include Sync and MyKey, which allows anxious parents to program the key so that their teenagers can't drive faster than 80 mph, limits the volume of the stereo system to 44 percent of the normal maximum, and makes it impossible to deactivate the traction control system. There are no notable changes for 2012, which is understandable in light of the fact that a redesigned Escape is scheduled for the 2013 model year.
2013 Ford Escape Configurator Screen Shot
Ford has launched the official configurator for the 2013 Escape, allowing interested buyers to build the compact CUV of their dreams. Ford already launched a preliminary configurator in January but, as we reported, that tool didn’t show finalized prices. Now we know a front-drive 2013 Ford Escape S starts at $23,295, including destination.
2013 Ford Escape Towing
The 2013 Ford Escape may only have four-cylinder engines in its lineup, but that doesn't mean the new crossover isn't capable of pulling a sizable load. When fitted with the top-spec engine, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, the 2013 Ford Escape can tow up to 3500 pounds -- as much as the old Escape's 3.0-liter V-6 engine.
2013 Ford Escape Front View
The Ford Escape has long had an option to send power through all four wheels, but the automaker promises that the new model will offer a more adept drive system when the 2013 Escape goes on sale later this year.
2013 Ford Escape Configurator
Ford has launched a preliminary configurator for the 2013 Escape. While you can put together your own small crossover with the configurator, the big disclaimer at the top that reads “For survey purposes only; prices and features subject to change” is a good tip the price tags you see here aren't finalized. Still, it gives you an idea of what you might pay for the Escape of your dreams, especially considering the automaker suggests finalized pricing -- which is due to be released sometime soon -- isn't likely to stray too far from these marks. According to the minisite, the least expensive way to step into a 2013 Escape is by way of the S trim level, which is offered only with the normally-aspirated 2.5-liter I-4 and front-wheel drive.  Options on this trim appear to be limited to Sync ($295), which is a standard feature on the next trim level, the SE. SE models also give buyers a bit more choice in terms of powertrain. The new turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost I-4 appears to be standard, while the more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 appears to be a $1095 option. All-wheel drive is available with both engines, and costs an extra $1750. SE models are also available with a host of other premium features, including a panoramic sunroof ($1395), navigation ($795), MyFord Touch ($775), and a power liftgate ($495). SEL models -- which run an extra $2800 over their SE counterparts -- have even more features added to both the standard and optional equipment lists. Standard features include leather seating, heated front seats, chrome grille and tailgate garnishes, one-touch power windows, and ambient interior lighting. The optional 302A equipment group ($1895) builds off the 301A group offered on the SE, but also adds keyless entry and ignition, a hands-free liftgate control, reverse sensing system, remote start, and a 10-speaker Sony-sourced audio system. Navigation and a panoramic sunroof are still optional, but SEL models are also available with a parking technology package ($995), which adds blind spot detection, rain sensing wipers, front and rear park assis, a back-up camera, and a self-parking function. The top-level Escape Platinum is available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive forms, but only with the 2.0-liter Ecoboost I4. With pricing theoretically starting at $30,870, it's $2500 more expensive than a base SEL, but adds remote start, keyless ignition, a 10-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, and 19-inch wheels as standard equipment. The SEL's options remain available, although SEL offer a full leather seating package ($895) and a trailer two package ($395). Tick all the boxes on an all-wheel-drive model, and you may be staring at an MSRP just over $37,000. We'll see if these figures stand whenever Ford rolls out official prices for the 2013 Escape, but until then, you can play around with the configurator by clicking here. Source: Ford
MyFord Touch Wiper Control
Ford has completed software upgrades for MyFord Touch and will soon begin testing the new version of its infotainment system before making it available to customers on upcoming 2013 vehicles.

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2012 Ford Escape
2012 Ford Escape
XLS FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4
23 MPG City | 28 MPG Hwy
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2012 Ford Escape Specifications

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2.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
23 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
171 hp @ 6000rpm
171 ft lb of torque @ 4500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
The Timken Company (Timken) is recalling certain aftermarket front wheel bearings, part number 510072, sold from January 22, 2015, to May 21, 2015, to be used as service parts on 2001-2012 Ford Escape, 2001-2011 Mazda Tribute, and 2005-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles. The affected wheel bearings have incorrect dimensions of a 42mm bore, 76mm outer dimension, and 39mm width, instead of a 42mm bore, 78mm outer dimension and a 45mm width.
Use of an incorrectly sized wheel bearing can adversely affect the braking and steering of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Timken has begun notifying distributors who will offer purchasers replacement wheel bearings, free of charge. The recall began on May 21, 2015. Owners may contact Timken customer service at 1-866-984-6536.
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