2013 Ford Escape to Start at $21,970?
An MSRP of $21,970 may not be written in stone for the all-new 2013 Ford Escape, but as of this morning it was written on the Ford website. That’s the starting point that pops up on the vehicle’s configurator anyway, and it would be a relatively minor increase of $530 (under 2.5 percent) over the 2012 model—making the fresh Ford appear to be a fairly strong value as compared to its rivals. It would cost less than the Chevrolet Equinox, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Toyota RAV4 and the redesigned Honda CR-V, while being just $130 more than a Nissan Rogue. Of course, those numbers don’t quite tell the whole story: Not only does the cost of the aforementioned crossovers decline in the same order as they were listed, but so do their overall lengths. So, is this just a question of you get what you pay for?