Compact but zippy and fun—that’s the 2013 Escape SE in brief! However, to expand upon its meritorious nature a bit further, we’re going to break down what makes its dimensions and motor special below.
This crossover from the Big Blue Oval brand is roomier than ever. It outstrips outgoing models, increasing overall dimensions versus the 2012 variant. Specifically, the car is 1.3-inches wider and features a wheelbase that’s three inches longer. As a result of these not insignificant tweaks, legroom in the back has been increased to 36.8 inches.
The engine that comes with the 2013 Escape SE has also been boosted. The 2012 model Escape featured a motor that produced 168 HP and 170-lb.-ft. of torque. While nothing to sneeze at, the improved 1.6L inline four-cylinder in the 2013 SE ups output to 173 horses and 184-lb.-ft. torque. And that fuel economy—whew! We feel you’ll certainly be impressed with the highway MPG average of 30.