Mine was $657. I would be interested in a skid plate or something else to protect it. My alternator died on the hightway going 80mph.lemos80 said:Loooooooooved it! I can't wait to go trail with my Escape. Do you have skid plate on your Escape? I have been looking ALL OVER for a company who makes custom Skid Plate for my Escape but i can't find it. I don't want to get mund on my alternator so i need something on the bottom my Engine to protect it from getting stuff on it, I hear that Alternator replacement on Escape are VERY expensive, around $500.