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#1 OFFLINE   Gator06

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

From what I've gathered, the order bank should be open for 2014 Escapes. Does anyone have a copy of the order guide they are willing to post or some insight on what might have changed from the 2013 model year? Thanks in advance!









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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

I will hazard a guess. Two new exterior colors, and better fit and finish and fewer if any recalls. Mabye a new feature or two. You are smart to buy second year all new vehicle.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:47 AM

What exactly are you waiting for? I do wonder if Lane Keep, Adaptive Cruise and Auto Stop / Collision Mitigation make it over from the New Kuga, though with those options you'd be at almost 40K for an Escape, those features might be Lincoln only. There have been some new Escapes with M plates I've seen with LED tail-lights but those might be Euro only as well.



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

What exactly are you waiting for? I do wonder if Lane Keep, Adaptive Cruise and Auto Stop / Collision Mitigation make it over from the New Kuga, though with those options you'd be at almost 40K for an Escape, those features might be Lincoln only. There have been some new Escapes with M plates I've seen with LED tail-lights but those might be Euro only as well.

 

There is nothing in particular other than a few refinements I'd like to see (kick feature of tailgate with tow package, two tier armrest console storage, power passenger seat.) I'd LOVE for air conditioned seats to be an option as they would be a blessing here in Florida, but I'm 99% sure thats an option that'll be reserved for the Lincoln so I don't have my hopes up for that. It's just good to know what is new, especially when making such a big purchase!



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

The 2014 Escape Order Guide has not yet been released to dealers. It should be available anytime now.



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

There is nothing in particular other than a few refinements I'd like to see (kick feature of tailgate with tow package, two tier armrest console storage, power passenger seat.) I'd LOVE for air conditioned seats to be an option as they would be a blessing here in Florida, but I'm 99% sure thats an option that'll be reserved for the Lincoln so I don't have my hopes up for that. It's just good to know what is new, especially when making such a big purchase!

hitch is in the way of the "kick" sensor.....which IMO is a bit of an oversight....


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

hitch is in the way of the "kick" sensor.....which IMO is a bit of an oversight....

 

Agreed. I'm assuming that they ran out of time/budget to package it correctly on the 2013 so they had to omit the kick feature. I'm hopeful in the last year they've engineered a solution for the next model year. I need the tow package so it sucks to lose a heavily advertised feature (and pay extra for it too...)



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

Agreed. I'm assuming that they ran out of time/budget to package it correctly on the 2013 so they had to omit the kick feature. I'm hopeful in the last year they've engineered a solution for the next model year. I need the tow package so it sucks to lose a heavily advertised feature (and pay extra for it too...)

I dont think its mis-engineered as such, not a large % actually tow with ethe Escape....however, perhaps they could re-position the sensor....I actually question the feature anyways...push the button on the remote....


" Sizzler "...and 412hp is all you'll ever see from this engine.I'd rather have potential. The 5.0 is the very definition of being at death's door with no place to go. "Mettech"....Privately owned dealerships is so 19th Century.....Richard So, Dean, you gonna pull my words from your sig?. Sully (reg new Escape) Clearly, the Escape/Kuga/Vertrek/Fail will not sell in the same volume as the Escape does currently

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

....I actually question the feature anyways...push the button on the remote....

 

Unless your hands are full, and you don't want to set your groceries down to get the keys out of your pocket.  Personally, I think it is a nifty little feature.

 

You know, I always thought that power lift gates were a total waste...until we got a car with it.  Now I love it!


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

Unless your hands are full, and you don't want to set your groceries down to get the keys out of your pocket.  Personally, I think it is a nifty little feature.

 

You know, I always thought that power lift gates were a total waste...until we got a car with it.  Now I love it!

I always make sure the remote is in my hand before I pick the groceries up.....and yes, I too am a power liftgate beleiver.....kick action...not so much...little gimmicky to me...but I can understand its usefullness to some..


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

Personally, I think it is a nifty little feature.

 

You know, I always thought that power lift gates were a total waste...until we got a car with it.  Now I love it!

 

So do I. Just like the rear view camera, until I got a car with the power lift gate, I never realized how much I used it and liked it. I use all methods of opening the tail gate, but I especially like to use the foot action when people are around to see their response and a few have asked about it.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

The 2014 Escape Order Guide has not yet been released to dealers. It should be available anytime now.

 

Hey Ice-capades, any update on the availability of the order guide? Thanks in advance!



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

Hey Ice-capades, any update on the availability of the order guide? Thanks in advance!


I checked the fleet site and its not up yet, but I think dealers have another site to look at as well.

Explorer/Taurus/MKS should be out soon as well.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:15 PM

Hey Ice-capades, any update on the availability of the order guide? Thanks in advance!

As of yesterday the 2014 Escape Order Guide still hadn't been released to dealers. And access to the FMCDealer communications portal has been down since about 9:00am EST today.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:02 PM

Rear View Camera and Sync is Std on all models, SEL is gone, Full leather on Titanium. Titanium tech package is HIDs plus the old parking package. 1.6L is std on Titanium. 19" Wheels optional now on Titanium.

Euro features - LED Tail lights, Adaptive Cruise, Lane Keep, Auto City Stop didn't make the U.S. cut.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:29 PM

So in short, nothing new and a reduction of option / trim level combos.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

So in short, nothing new and a reduction of option / trim level combos.

dont know where that info is coming from, but US 2014 ordering guide for the Escape is still to be released........


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

Rear View Camera and Sync is Std on all models

 

Funny, these are the two features Honda targets in their CR-V commercials on how the Escape upcharges you for features they have standard.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:19 PM

dont know where that info is coming from, but US 2014 ordering guide for the Escape is still to be released........

Its out on the fleet site.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

I will hazard a guess. Two new exterior colors, and better fit and finish and fewer if any recalls. Mabye a new feature or two. You are smart to buy second year all new vehicle.

Good logic most of the time.  Although I "pre-ordered" my 2011 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback in Candy Red Metallic with the Power Moonroof (w-late delivery warning) as soon as the Order Book opened in early Spring of 2010.  Took delivery Mid July 2010 and have yet to experience (any) problems.  From day one it "exceeded" EPA Fuel Estimates and still delivers 32-33 MPG City and 41-43 MPG Highway with A/C always engaged. 30K driven and still not a rattle or a squeak!