Originally Posted by CourtneyNYC
2013 Escape arrived . . . but I have to drive half way across the country to pick it up. I'm excited.
Bud took the ST I'd ordered, trying to get the first one in the USA, and LOVES it.
Ford has a couple, it appears, real winners on their hands. I'm eager to see how the performance of the Escape compares with the ST. The ST is tuned a bit differently for a couple more HP . . but the ESCAPE has the AWD that should give it an advantage if . . the Focus reaches the limits of being able to put that power to the ground.
Either way . . . . for an American made, reasonably priced car . . . HOORAY FORD !
The Ford Focus ST is faster than the Escape, Power to Weight ratio! and for sure faster around corners.