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 |  Apr 16 2012, 4:15 PM

The Ford Escape saw a major overhaul for the 2013 model year, ditching its traditional SUV styling for something more in line with the European Kuga offering.

As part of the American automaker’s ‘One Ford’ plan of ensuring North American models are nearly identical to its European counterparts, the changes to the 2013 Ford Escape are being welcomed with open arms.

Ford announced that it has almost 8,000 orders for its new Escape that will be hitting showrooms late next month with a starting price of $23,295, about $200 cheaper than its predecessor. But the base model isn’t even what the consumers are interested in. Half the orders for the new Ford Escape are for the higher trim levels: the new Titanium and the SEL which starts at $28,695. That falls in line with our recent report that average new car sales reached an all-time high of $30,748.

Powered by either a 1.6- or 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, the Escape combines performance (thanks to a turbocharger) with fuel efficiency. The previous 2.5L four-cylinder is also being carried over, but it’s expected that most buyers will opt for the new EcoBoost offerings.

GALLERY: 2013 Ford Escape

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[Source: Detroit Free Press]

  • AM

    Why does this have ANY pre-orders? It’s a horrible re-design. Every company has a lame crossover that looks exactly like this. What made the Escape appealing was it traditional SUV look. Now it’s just run-of-the-mill average. I guess it’ll be a Jeep Patriot for me.

  • Robert

    UGLY!!! DOES NOT EVEN LOOK LIKE A SPORT UTILITY ANY MORE…. LOOKS LIKE A CHEAP ENLARGED STATION WAGON. COULD AT LEAST HAVE SOME TRUCK LOOK TO IT…

  • Drust5

    A shoe box with buck-teeth is better styling than the new escape ?  The reason cars in general look more alike as time goes by is that there is only one ideal shape for efficiency.  Boxy cars with big front grills like the Jeep are going to be a thing of the past.  Have you looked at Jeep reliability scores ?

  • Drust5

    If you like the look of a truck why not buy a truck ?  It’s shaped that way for gas mileage which is what most people want now and when gas get’s to be $5-$6/ gallon,  you’ll be looking for it too.

  • Pharologst

    All you guys who don’t like the 2013 Escape, DON’T BUY ONE, look elsewhere, and stop griping about the fact YOU didn’t design it!!!

  • Jj2528

     Just test drove the titanium model and really liked it. It handled just like than my old lexus rx. Only bad part is waiting 4 weeks for delivery.

  • ED

    Can’t wait to buy one !!  Great modern style.
    Beauty is only skin deep, ugly goes clear to the bone.
    That describes the old syle box.

  • NMKim

    I was prepared to dis the new Escape as a virtual copycat of the other stylish compact SUVs already dominating the road.  But I drove it today.  It may look like the others, but it isn’t.  I’m ordering.

  • GovtHostage

    I agree!!!!!
    We ordered our new base Silver / sandstone cloth 1.6 SE with out ever driving one
    Luv the new non boxy style, anixious to get hands on it now 4 to 6 week wait
    Missed out on a super deal $$$$ at another dealership $22,500.  + tax out the door
    $497.00 under my price  **&^^%%$##