I should just say up front that I am a truck girl. I’ve driven a Ford F-350 for the past 9 years and it’s been rather awesome. When we were turkey farmers, a truck was a no brainer and we still have one to haul our horses. It has made me wonder if I am missing out, so when I was offered the chance to test drive the 2013 Ford Escape, I jumped at it.
Ok, so here I go being a total chick about it, but to be frank, the Ford Escape is pretty cute. I loved the color and the shape! We had a skiff of snow (one of the first of this winter) that week which generally throws most local drivers into a tailspin, but I liked the way the Escape handled slick roads. The 2.0 Liter EcoBoost felt powerful, but not bulky.
As for the My Ford Touch blue tooth connectivity, it was not only complex to set up, but worked sporadically. However, the Sony audio system sounded great, with my playlists easily syncing and one of the best things about this particular test drive? Seeing that some of my favorite people had already tested it!
My kids got a real “kick” out of watching me use the hands-free liftgate. Once I figured out how to work it without doing a dance, it was a very useful feature.
Overall I enjoyed my week with the 2013 Ford Escape and was more than a little sad to part with it.
For an excellent technical review of the 2013 Ford Escape, check out Tom’s blog post: http://wildsau.ca/2012/11/quick-take-2013-ford-escape/