Another week, another opportunity for us here at Sound Ford in Seattle to discuss the latest to hit our lot. Today, we’re focusing on this sublime 2013 Escape SEL crossover. It brings heavyweight performance and big-time safety features to lucky consumers everywhere.
Here’s the word on the 2013 Escape SEL’s engine—it’s a winner. Okay, let us expound upon that a bit more: the motor here is a 1.6L four-cylinder model that really over-delivers. It produces a healthy 173 HP and 184-lb.-ft. of torque. But don’t think for a second that Ford sacrificed fuel economy for power. Instead, this unit also offers an EPA-estimated average MPG of 23 city / 33 highway.
There has been a huge investment into safety features on this model, as well. The 2013 Escape SEL is stocked with a lane departure warning system that alerts you if you stray from your path via an audible beeping that grabs your attention. The side mirrors sports integrated turn signals that smartly notify other motorists of when you intend to move across the highways of Seattle, Renton, and Bellevue. Also, child locks in the rear round out the offering.