2013 Ford Escape Awarded “Car of the Year” by Popular Mechanics
12/07/2012

The “Car of the Year” award by Popular Mechanics has recently be given to the 2013 Ford Escape

Online PR News – 07-December-2012 – Springfield, PA – Popular Mechanics has recently announced the winners of their 2013 Automotive Excellence Awards, giving the “Car of the Year” award to the ever-deserving 2013 Ford Escape. Receiving a makeover for the 2013 year, the Ford Escape provides a comfortable, roomy cabin and great performance and technology features all for a great price. There was no doubt the 2013 Escape would be recognized by automotive specialists this year.
“This is an affordable vehicle that excels in multiple auto excellence categories, not just one,” Popular Mechanics explained. “No vehicle hit a variety of marks harder or topped more editors’ scorecards than the all-new 2013 Ford Escape.”
The 2013 Escape has three available engine choices. The base 2.5L Duratec engine delivers 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft. of torque. It also has an EPA-estimated 22 city/31 highway mpg fuel economy rating. Ford’s all-new EcoBoost technology is also available in two Escape engines. The 1.6L EcoBoost engine delivers 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. of torque with a 23 city/ 33 highway mpg fuel economy rating. The more powerful 2.0L EcoBoost engine has an EPA-estimated 22 city/ 30 highway mpg fuel economy rating but drives an incredible 240 horsepower with 231 lb-ft. of torque power.
This all-new Escape now features a sporty, sleek design making it stand out from its previous boxier models. The interior also received an upgrade with more space and a more innovative design. Seating is comfortable and convenient while the wheels give this ride the perfect finish.
SYNC with MyFord Touch keeps drivers connected featuring an eight-inch LCD center touch screen that is USB and Wi-Fi compatible. With simple voice commands or the touch of a button, Escape passengers can listen to their favorite songs, answer the phone, change the temperature or be given directions all from the SYNC system. SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link give drivers the fastest, shortest route to get to their final destination in the best way.
The all-new Escape has several class-exclusive innovative technologies as well. Active Park Assist makes parallel parking easier than ever. The foot-activated liftgate takes the simple action of kicking a foot under the bumper to open the trunk without any hassle. The BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert keeps an eye out for vehicles in blind spots, alerting the driver when in danger.
Springfield Ford Lincoln is proud to offer customers the award-winning 2013 Escape. Customers interested in purchasing the “Car of the Year,” or which to take it for a test drive first, should stop by the Springfield, PA dealership today. Sales associates will be available to answer any questions you may have. More information on the Escape as well as vehicle and service specials can be found online at www.SpringfieldFord.DealerConnection.com/.
About Springfield Ford Lincoln: Springfield Ford Lincoln of Springfield, PA carries an extensive inventory of new and previously-owned Ford vehicles. From cars to trucks to SUVs, Springfield Ford associates work hard to match each customer with the perfect vehicle to fit their lifestyle. Many service and vehicle sales also provide customers with great deals while the financing department ensures that each customer can drive away their perfect vehicle for the best price.