The new Escape will boast plenty of changes, with much of its design being inspired by the 2012 Focus. Changes in its appearance include the trapezoidal lower grille, the taillights, and the alloy wheels. Inside, Ford introduced its latest technologies, like the new MyFord Touch infotainment system, plus plenty of Focus influences in the design. Convenience features include hands-free liftgate system and active park assist.
The standard engine in the 2013 Escape is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder, capable of 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. Customers will also have the possibility to choose the new 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with 173 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, or the 2.0-liter EcoBoost with 237 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Ford announced that the new Escape will be up to 5 mpg more efficient than the current model. Buyers can also choose between the standard front-wheel drive and the optional intelligent all-wheel drive.