Based on Ford Escape S
The 2013 model year marks the Ford Escape's first full redesign since its introduction in 2001. The popular model competes with the Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, to name just a few in the crowded compact SUV class. While the Escape previously had siblings from Mazda and the... Read Full Report
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The 2013 Ford Escape has undergone an extensive redesign; I call it a success for small families and not just for the obvious reasons like comfortable seating and decent storage. The Escape Titanium with all-wheel drive, my test car, had a turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that offered great power for getting around town, highway merging and anticipated passing. What made m... Read full review for the 2013 Ford Escape
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Drove a rental SEL 2.0 AWD with 19000mi last weekend for almost 850mi with 4 adults onboard. I enjoyed this vehicle dynamics and handling. I'been interested to try it out and see what all the chatter ... Read Full Review
Service & Repair
Roadside Assistance Coverage
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.