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  • 01-06-2013, 11:27 PM
    Extreme4x4

    Re: FIN Drives: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium

    Thats odd, as ours has never done that. We only listen to Sirrius also.

    Hmmm. Ok. It would seem as though bugs on these systems only show up on certain vehicles. One guy on BON has had and Edge Sport for a couple of years, and never had issues with his generation of MFT either.
  • 01-06-2013, 11:30 AM
    nsap

    Re: FIN Drives: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium

    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme4x4 View Post
    Good taste !!! We have a new Explorer Sport in the Ruby Red, and LOVE it !!!

    Nick, did your tester have MFT version 3.5?? I ask, because this is what is in our Explorer, and we have had no issues with it at all. Everything has worked as it should, at all times, and we have played with pretty much everything. Frankly, I have been pleasantly surprised at how completely bug free it has been.
    The Escape did not have 3.5, but I have a lot of experience with 3.5 through my grandparent's MKT. With 3.5 it is better, but still buggy. For example, their MKT will randomly switch to FM radio when you start the car - despite them never using anything but Sirius.
  • 01-06-2013, 12:10 AM
    Extreme4x4

    Re: FIN Drives: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium

    Quote Originally Posted by Nelson Kyle K View Post
    Im a GM fan who has fell head over heals for the new Ford and Lincoln products I have test driven all of these 2012 Ford Explorer Limited AWD (my new love in red), 2012 Ford F 150 Lariet 3.5 Ecoboost, 2012 Ford Edge Limited AWD, 2013 Ford Fusion S, 2005 Ford Mustang GT. Now I got to Drive This one too, but i got to get my Explorer or Taurus SHO first in red.
    Good taste !!! We have a new Explorer Sport in the Ruby Red, and LOVE it !!!

    Nick, did your tester have MFT version 3.5?? I ask, because this is what is in our Explorer, and we have had no issues with it at all. Everything has worked as it should, at all times, and we have played with pretty much everything. Frankly, I have been pleasantly surprised at how completely bug free it has been.
  • 01-03-2013, 09:33 PM
    VinceL

    Re: FIN Drives: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium

    I would say little to no turbo lag. I am comparing this to our former Subie Forester XT which had some lag.
  • 01-03-2013, 03:41 PM
    Nelson Kyle K

    Re: FIN Drives: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium

    Does the 2.0 have much turbo lag or is it very minor or not at all?
  • 01-03-2013, 11:05 AM
    VinceL

    Re: FIN Drives: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium

    Having spent some time behind the wheel and as a passenger, these are my observations:

    The Ecoboost 2.0 engine is a pleasure. It has plenty of power whenever you need it and moves the car swiftly. It also does this without too much fuss, noise, or vibration. I have noticed though that the exhaust outlets have a large amount of soot collecting on them, even after less than 200 miles. In comparison, our 2013 Explorer with 20,000 miles has very little.

    The cabin is a generally pleasant place. I appreciate real knobs and switches to adjust the A/C. In park, the shifter is in the way, but a minor thing. One thing I cannot stand is the shiny painted plastic parts that cover the center console. They look cheap and seem like they would show scratches easily. Also, the angle of the MFT screen and the bezel at the bottom make it an awkward reach to touch the Entertainment and Climate quandrants.

    The front seats are comfy, but the rear seats are way too flat in every direction to be comfortable for longer trips. The fronts of the seats could be an inch higher with a bit more bottom cushioning and contouring, and I would sacrifice a bit of flat load floor to accomplish this.

    The cabin is reasonably quiet, but I expected better from reading various reviews. In the two samples I have had experience with, the amount of wind noise at speed was disappointing. Road noise was fine, as was engine sound. As for the ride, it was okay in the front, but very unpleasant in the back. It felt like the rear end never stopped jiggling and vibrating over the smallest of road irregularities. Both versions were SELs, so I am not sure what wheels they had. Hopefully these issues will be addressed in the Lincoln version.

    Overall, it is a nice vehicle, with a peppy engine and a compact size that I can appreciate. Would I buy one? Probably not as I am not a fan of the painted angular dash and wind noise. I'll be looking close at the Lincoln version to see if my gripes are addressed.
  • 01-02-2013, 10:44 PM
    Nelson Kyle K

    Re: FIN Drives: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium

    Im a GM fan who has fell head over heals for the new Ford and Lincoln products I have test driven all of these 2012 Ford Explorer Limited AWD (my new love in red), 2012 Ford F 150 Lariet 3.5 Ecoboost, 2012 Ford Edge Limited AWD, 2013 Ford Fusion S, 2005 Ford Mustang GT. Now I got to Drive This one too, but i got to get my Explorer or Taurus SHO first in red.
  • 01-02-2013, 10:10 PM
    Nelson Kyle K

    Re: FIN Drives: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium

    Nice Ride I always loved top of the line trim models that Ford makes.
  • 01-02-2013, 05:13 PM
    torino429

    Re: FIN Drives: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium

    It is probably flat so that it can fold flat and allow a flat load floor. That being said, it seems like they could have added a power lumbar to it.
  • 01-02-2013, 10:06 AM
    Logans Run

    Re: FIN Drives: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium

    They really should have given it a slightly larger interior and cargo area. It seems tighter than the old one regardless of specs.

    I believe those seats are the new Global lightweight ones they 'thoroughly' tested for comfort!?!
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