pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
6,900 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
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problem #4

May 012014

Escape SEL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

The leather seats in the Ford Escape (2013) are so uncomfortable. I've had pain in my leg and hips for a couple of years. I can't drive the car for more than an hour, or else my legs will hurt so much that I have trouble sleeping at night. My car actually drives nice, just so uncomfortable to drive it for a long or short trip.

- A P., Carson City, US

problem #3

Aug 012013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

The 2013 Ford Escape seats are so uncomfortable and non-ergonomic they are causing SEVERE hip and lower back pain to the point of not being able to walk. I have never had lower pain in my life, but when driving this car everyday I being limping and then get to the point where I literally am unable to walk. These are the most uncomfortable seats for extended driving and everyday use. I do not recommend the 2013 Ford Escape.

- gertrude123, Beverly Hills, CA, US

problem #2

Apr 202013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles

I started having pain in my neck and face that consisted of muscular pain. This pain continued for 6 months while I was misdiagnosed with sinus infection, TMJ, bulging disc in neck, and spinal stenosis. I had CT scans, MRIs, was told to get braces, and saw 3 dentists, 3 primary care doctors, 1 neurologist, 1 sleep specialist, 1 orthodontist and 1 neurosurgeon. No one could exactly pinpoint what was causing my pain. I did Physical Therapy for 3 months, had bimonthly massages and attended yoga. It would get better when I laid down and slept and I felt best in the morning. But then I would get more and more pain as the day went off. My pain would consist of muscle pain in the neck, shoulders, and pain in my head/face. I would have muscle pain in my face that would be in my nose, teeth, mouth, around my eyes and temples. I started a diary and we started to see that my pain was better when I wasn't driving. So I did an experiment and drove a different car for 1 week, and AMAZINGLY I started feeling better with less pain. I immediately got rid of the car and have now been PAIN-FREE for over a month. This has changed my life and I will NEVER step foot in a FORD again!

- tiehun, Dayton, OH, US

problem #1

Jul 192012

Escape SE 2.5L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles

Here's how to improve the comfort level of the 2013 Escape seats: make yourself a seat from two simple pieces of plywood, sit on that instead, done! Trust me, plywood is probably softer and more comfortable than the seats this vehicle comes with.

- Neil J., Portland, OR, US