The motor of this compact SUV receives a helpful tune-up over the 2.5L I-4 setup in the base trim. While that powerplant delivers 168-horsepower and 170-lb-ft of torque, the SE’s excels with 173-hp and 184-lb-ft of torque due to its turbocharged 1.6L I-4. Despite the boost in speed, the standard six-speed automatic delivers 30 mpg fuel efficiency.
The attractions of this Escape variant don’t end there. The steel wheel rims found on the S series of vehicles are replaced with 17-inch silver aluminum. Additionally, long cruises are made far more tolerable thanks to the entertainment options, which include access to a bounty of radio channels through the SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite unit. Trust us—it sure beats the genre-challenged limitations of local stations!
The 2013 Escape also delivers safety. Its enhanced fog lights--blending Xenon high-intensity beams with wide lens designs--enable you to securely navigate Washington roads.