2013 Ford Escape S
Price: $21,499
Type of vehicle: FWD compact crossover
Engine: 2.5-litre, DOHC, 16-valve I-4
Power/Torque: 168 hp/170 lb.-ft.
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
0-100 km/h (est.): 10.5 seconds
Fuel consumption (city/hwy): 9.5/6.3 L/100 km
Competition: Hyundai Tucson, Mitsubishi RVR

2013 Ford Escape SE/SEL
Price: $26,899-$33,799
Type of vehicle: FWD or AWD compact crossover
Engine: 1.6/2.0-litre, DOHC, 16-valve, I-4 turbocharged
Power/Torque: 178 hp/177 lb.-ft. / 240 hp/270 lb.-ft.
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
0-100 km/h (est.): 9.5/7.5 seconds
Fuel consumption (city/hwy): 1.6 FWD: 9.1/6.0 L/100 km / 1.6 AWD: 9.2/6.6 L/100 km / 2.0 FWD: 9.5/6.7 L/100 km / 2.0 AWD: 9.8/6.9 L/100 km
Competition: Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Patriot, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Tiguan

2013 Ford Escape Titanium
Price: $37,499
Type of vehicle: AWD compact crossover
Engine: 2.0-litre, DOHC, 16-valve, I-4 turbocharged
Power/Torque: 240 hp/270 lb.-ft.
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
0-100 km/h (est.): 7.5 seconds
Fuel consumption (city/hwy): 9.8/6.9 L/100 km
Competition: Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-7, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Tiguan

FIRST DRIVE SUMMARY

PROS
Terrific 2.0-litre turbo engine
Engaging dynamics
Loads of available hi-tech options

CONS
Driving position less "tall in the saddle" than before
Real-world fuel economy may fall short
Some options encourage distracted driving