2013 Ford Escape Base Price Drops to $23,295
Ford has officially announced the pricing for the redesigned 2013 Escape Crossover with the base level S model starting at $23,295, including shipping. It is $200 less than its predecessor despite the all-new look, platform, new engines and technology. The ultra-lux Titanium trim is available for the first time ever and it is replacing the former top trim, the Limited. The top of the line 2013 Escape Titanium starts at $31,195.
The 2013 Escape will adopt the S, SE, SEL and Titanium trim-level nomenclature used in Ford’s lineup of cars and crossovers. The 2013 lineup comes only with six-speed auto transmission and there will be no manual transmission. The 2013 Escape arrives this spring, but dealers are already taking orders for the all-new Escape. In the first three months of this year, the Escape has captured 14.2 percent of the entry level crossover segment, which puts it in the number two spot behind the Honda CR-V, which has an 18.1 percent share of the segment.
The Escape S is powered by a 2.5-L four-cylinder engine similar to the 2012 model. The SE will retail for $25,895 and will be powered by Ford’s 1.6-L EcoBoost engine. It has 173 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The SEL model starts at $28,695 and include MyFordTouch infotainment system, a 10-way power driver’s seat and front and rear temperature controls. The top-trim Titanium comes with a 2.0-L EcoBoost engine as well as Ford’s new hands-free liftgate. The 2.0-L EcoBoost is designed as a replacement for the V6 and delivers 237 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque.