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Despite an all-new look, platform, new engines and technology, the 2013 Ford Escape is priced lower than its predecessor. Starting at $23,295 (including $895 shipping), the Escape S, which comes with a 168 hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, is a slight $200 less than the 2012 model.
Running through the list of models the SE will retail for $25,895 and will come standard with Ford’s 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. This turbocharged engine is expected to make up as much as 90 percent of the Escape’s volume and makes 173 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Ford also expects it will get 5 mpg better than its predecessor.
SEL models start at $28,695 and include the MyFord Touch infotainment system, a 10-way power driver’s seat and both front and rear temperature controls.
The top-trim Titanium costs $31,265 and comes with a more potent 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine as well as Ford’s new hands-free liftgate. That feature will also be available on SEL models but as a steep $1,895 option. The 2.0L EcoBoost is designed as a replacement for the V6 and delivers 237 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque.