As the name suggests, the Ford Escape SUV allows you to get away from the city streets and explore the open road. Strong engines take you to any destination confidently and a comfortable cabin means every mile is a pleasure. When you do venture back to the urban environment, the car’s compact dimensions make it easy to navigate heavy traffic and park in the tightest spaces.
Off-road ruggedness meets sportscar kerb appeal with the Escape. The vehicle is positioned high above the road to keep it away from obstacles and front and rear tow hooks plus front fog lamps to equip you for all situations. Silver skid plates protect the underside if you venture off-road and across the rest of the exterior you can admire dual exhaust pipes with polished stainless steel finishers, halogen headlamps and tinted windows. Just like the rear spoiler these are all standard-fit features, as is the roof-rack mounting provisions which offer another storage option.
On the inside there is ample space for luggage and the 456-liter trunk swells to 1,653 liters when you fold the rear bench flat. Manual seat recline enables passengers in the rear to find the most comfortable position while those in the front are supported by sports seats. Map pockets on the back of the seats, center console stowage and a two-position load floor mean you rarely need to pack light and can keep every important item within easy reach.
Another highlight of the cabin is its technology which makes longer journeys more enjoyable and convenient. Ford SYNC enables you to link your compatible smartphone with the infotainment system and control a host of functions through voice commands alone. You can stream music, make or answer calls and listen to text messages all without lifting a finger from the wheel. During the warmest months the dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control system will be a welcome addition to the cabin and it includes rear air vents so that all passengers can feel the benefits.
On the road the Escape can be relied on to power through testing situations just as you would expect from an SUV. The standard engine is a 2.5L Duratec petrol with front wheel drive and excellent refinement. Climb the range to gain access to the 2.0L EcoBoost petrol which incorporates direct fuel injection and turbocharging to provide the performance of a much larger engine with small car running costs. Both units link up with an automatic gearbox that switches through the gears in an instant for uninterrupted acceleration.
The Escape is a safe SUV as well as a strong performer as Ford has equipped it with clever active technology and strong passive features. Helping to prevent accidents you will find electronic brake assist, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with trailer stability function and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). Should an unlikely collision take place the front, side and curtain airbags deploy and infants are held securely by ISOFIX anchor points.
The Escape is on sale now, and you can sample the driving experience before buying with a test drive from Arabian Motors. Enquire with the team today to schedule your time at the wheel and to find out more about the SUV.