After slogging for years as the most outdated crossover in the compact segment, the Ford Escape has been completely redesigned for the 2013 model year.
Debuting at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2013 Ford Escape comes with a 168 hp 2.5-litre 4-cylinder as a base engine, with an all-new 173 hp 1.6-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder as well as a 237 hp 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder available as options. All are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with a choice of front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive.
The 2013 Escape can be had with the latest version of the MyFord Touch infotainment system as well as an active park assist system that self-steers while parallel-parking, and a hands-free tailgate system that senses the feet and opens by itself.
Expect the new Escape to reach GCC shores by the end of next year.
Keep track of updates in the Ford Escape buyer guide.