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2012 Ford Escape

2012 Ford Escape

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2013 Escape Titanium AWD

by from Minneapolis, MN on May 25, 2013

So this may be a little early to give a full review of the little SUV but I am so initially enamored with this vehicle that i'm writing it anyway. I traded in my 6 yr old Luxury SUV on the Escape and ...
So this may be a little early to give a full review of the little SUV but I am so initially enamored with this vehicle that i'm writing it anyway. I traded in my 6 yr old Luxury SUV on the Escape and went with the Titanium to try and not take much of a step down.. Did I say a step down? This little Crossover is anything but a step down from the luxury performance SUV.. Yes it may not be loaded up with wood trim, etc but the performance is fantastic and probably better at slightly over half the price.. The Escape drives like a smooth little rocket and my only worries are that I may struggle to achieve the MPG I was hoping for due to how much fun the Escape is to drive and how it can easily be driven like a performance vehicle and not a gas saver. If looking for great fuel economy I would opt for the 1.6 as you will want to DRIVE the 2.0. The Titanium seems to be very well equipedand although a bit pricey full optioned out I don't feel like it's really over-priced although the ral value may be with the SE model or maybe even some of the SEL models. The car looks and drives nice, I have received alot of compliments and how sharp it is in the short time I have had the car. The interior is very well done and quite comfortable. The Ford My Touch System is a bit clunky at first but once you"re used to the system it actually functions very well. Lots of options available to people who like techy stuff...as I do. Overaall great litte SUV with outstanding performance, great looks, decent fuel economy especially considering the performance. Feels and looks more like it's on the edge of the luxury market. So far loving it!
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Wife's Favorite Car

by from Ocean View, NJ on August 6, 2013

After driving her "almost new" (7,600 miles) 2012 Ford Escape Limited for a couple of weeks, my wife is convinced that it is the best car ever. I especially like the added power of the 6-cylinder engi...
After driving her "almost new" (7,600 miles) 2012 Ford Escape Limited for a couple of weeks, my wife is convinced that it is the best car ever. I especially like the added power of the 6-cylinder engine, and the full-time all-wheel drive will give us peace of mind in foul-weather driving. We have been a Ford family for over 20 years, and definitely will stay that way!
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Great SUV

by from Fort Ann NY on January 18, 2012

This is my second Escape & went from the 2010 XLT to the 2012 Limited Escape. The vehicle performs just as good as my last Escape, but with the added features of the Limited it make's this Escape much...
This is my second Escape & went from the 2010 XLT to the 2012 Limited Escape. The vehicle performs just as good as my last Escape, but with the added features of the Limited it make's this Escape much more pleasurable to drive. My only complaint would be, the car could be more quiet, road noise, and the gas mileage could be better.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Back to the Future

by from God's Country in NE Wisconsin on April 5, 2012

As former owners of both Fords and Chevys (We loved and wore out 2 different S10 blazers in the past) I must say this time the Escape got it right. While looking for a comparable suv/crossover we foun...
As former owners of both Fords and Chevys (We loved and wore out 2 different S10 blazers in the past) I must say this time the Escape got it right. While looking for a comparable suv/crossover we found that most offered too many options in too large a vehicle. These options added to the overall price rendering our GM employee discount almost useless.There are just enough features to feel comfortable but not overwhelmed by technology. We were impressed by it's handling and small turning radius. Escape has the right combination of smallar size for better MPG yet lots of interior room for comfort. It is reminiscent of the peppy yet fuel efficent '65,'66 &'67Mustangs we once owned. About the only negative comment I have is that our dealer was unable to find our first color choice. After searching various dealers inventory on the internet myself I realized they were indeed becoming harder to find. Perhaps it's increasing sales and scarcity is it's best reccommendation. For us it feels like we have gone back to the future and will be able to stay ahead of the increasing gas prices.
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Great car

by from Philadelphia area on January 23, 2013

My second Escape. Love the small truck performance, styling, 4 WD, everything. Dependable and reliable. will keep forever or until Ford goes back to SUV style. 2013 model is a sissy car--little mini v...
My second Escape. Love the small truck performance, styling, 4 WD, everything. Dependable and reliable. will keep forever or until Ford goes back to SUV style. 2013 model is a sissy car--little mini van.
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Good SUV

by from Dayton, OH on November 2, 2012

The 6 cyclinder has plenty of power. I do not race SUVs and 240 HP is actually more than enough. This is a true SUV so it has a high profile so you cannot corner as fast as some of the newer stationwa...
The 6 cyclinder has plenty of power. I do not race SUVs and 240 HP is actually more than enough. This is a true SUV so it has a high profile so you cannot corner as fast as some of the newer stationwagon looking SUVs. The interior looks great on the Limited I cannot speak to the lesser models.
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Exciteascape

by from Charlotte N.C. on January 5, 2013

We were excited and rewarded with joy with our new 2012escape. We had a 2003 for over 10years and fell so good about it we are giving it ot our Grand Son for his first car. My wife would not accept an...
We were excited and rewarded with joy with our new 2012escape. We had a 2003 for over 10years and fell so good about it we are giving it ot our Grand Son for his first car. My wife would not accept any other car!
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2 years..

by from Charlotte, NC on March 7, 2015

I am a teenager and I had this car just under two years and I loved every moment of it. This car is really great, but not many people talk about it's safety, I'll let you know, I wrecked it and it is ...
I am a teenager and I had this car just under two years and I loved every moment of it. This car is really great, but not many people talk about it's safety, I'll let you know, I wrecked it and it is totaled. I slid off the wet road and hit multiple trees, the front end of the car was destroyed, but I was okay only bruises. The safety on this car is great I would definitely recommend if you need a car for your teen.
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2nd Ford Escape in a row

by from Madison WI on March 5, 2012

I loved my 2006 Ford Escape XLT (85,000 miles) and wanted a newer version that has all the same great features plus an IPod connection w/ XM radio. The best surprise was how much more I can see at nig...
I loved my 2006 Ford Escape XLT (85,000 miles) and wanted a newer version that has all the same great features plus an IPod connection w/ XM radio. The best surprise was how much more I can see at night. The headlights are larger and really light up the road. I no longer need the foglights to enhance night driving.
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firts suv

by from liberty,wv on July 9, 2012

This is our first suv so far we love it.We are getting about 28.9 miles per gal.this will make our third ford the ford rebates made it fit in our budget the ride is smooth the standard equipment is ve...
This is our first suv so far we love it.We are getting about 28.9 miles per gal.this will make our third ford the ford rebates made it fit in our budget the ride is smooth the standard equipment is very nice witch include criuse control,ac,power locks, power windows,am fm cd radio they go on and on.this suv has a ton of room it fits us like a glove. I'm sorry they changed the 2013 escape completley p.s it has enough power to pull these wv hills!!!!!!!
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