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2013 BMW X1

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  2013 BMW X1 2013 Ford Escape FWD 4-door S Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $28,335 $21,178
18/34 21/33
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Bottom Line In our first drive, the 2013 BMW X1 seems a little more enthusiastic than it is versatile. Read Full Review After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance. Read Full Review
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  • Gutsy turbo four
  • Paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic
  • Steering feel (AWD models)
  • 300 hp on the order sheet
  • Highway gas mileage


  • Rear-set legroom in short supply
  • Powertrain can get boomy
  • Secondary controls get confusing
  • Bluetooth, rearview camera are options


  • Tight new styling
  • Taut ride and handling
  • High estimated gas mileage
  • More useful cargo space
  • Abundant technology features


  • Front end's awkward
  • Front-seat knee room
  • Are seats too firm?
  • MyFord Touch improved, not painless
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