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Old 05-18-2012, 06:51 AM   #1
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2013 Escape

Hello -- I was wondering if we might be able to add a section for 2013 Escape owners, since the chassis and many parts are shared between the third generation Focus and the new Escape.

The new Escapes have started shipping this week, after a minor setback where 3,500 Escapes got damaged on April 28th by a hail storm where they are built in Louisville, KY. They have so many in the initital batch/hold/inspect they are storing some off site in a nearby arena parking lot.

I have a new Escape on order and there isn't a forum as active and informative as this one. I would think there would be alot of common information shared and discussed between the 2 vehicles.

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Old 05-18-2012, 07:41 AM   #2
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I am dying to see the new Escape in person...
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:59 AM   #3
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I am dying to see the new Escape in person...
i just came back from a month in europe, primarily NL and Germany and Kuga (escapes) are all over the place... very popular... In fact i saw far more kugas than foci, tho fiestas outnumbered both by at least a 5/1 margin.
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Aside from sharing a platform, the 2 are very different.

Escape uses 3 completely different engines. The only similarities will be after the Focus ST gets here, even then the Escape's 2.0 will be tuned differently.

The transmissions are different as well...
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Aside from sharing a platform, the 2 are very different.

Escape uses 3 completely different engines. The only similarities will be after the Focus ST gets here, even then the Escape's 2.0 will be tuned differently.

The transmissions are different as well...
The drivetrain is different but I wonder how different the suspension, brakes and steering is. Beefed up a little for the extra weight but dynamics may be pretty similar.
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I am dying to see the new Escape in person...
I saw it the other day and was driving behind it for a few secs. Being back in the Motor City I've seen a lot of the "new and secret taped up" cars driving around, it's pretty cool!!!
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Would someone let me know how to get this to the site owner's view so they can determine wether they would like to add an Escape section? Thanks.
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The escape reminds me of the mid-size station wagons in the late 80's and all they did was put it on a 4 wheel drive suspension
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The escape reminds me of the mid-size station wagons in the late 80's and all they did was put it on a 4 wheel drive suspension
and Escape is about 10 inches taller then a car wagon.
Edit- and those 80s wagons had about 3 feet of over hang both front & back
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