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Ford Escape

The Ford Escape is a good sized SUV that comes in a range of different models with various specifications. With an impressive cargo capacity, this is a perfect choice for the driver who needs a spacious car.

Savvy and Spacious: Appreciate the Ford Escape

For a smart crossover SUV that's compact and packed full of features, take a look at the Ford Escape. First released in 2000, there's a range of models available to suit all price points, from the entry-level SE trim right up to the luxury Titanium model.

There is a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.5 litre engine plus a modified 2.0 litre engine for more guts under the accelerator, available on the sporty Titanium model. Fuel economy is more or less identical over all four different models, with only a slight difference in the Titanium: the expected ranges are 7.8-8.8 L/ 100 km in the city and 10.2-11.5 L/100 km on the highway.

This represents pretty good fuel economy for an SUV and combined with punchy acceleration, the performance will impress. All of the engines on the Escape are coupled with a six-speed SelectShift transmission, giving the choice of either an automatic or manual drive.

Some drivers opt for an SUV because of the additional space and although this isn't the biggest SUV on the market, there's a surprising amount of room inside. The back seats can be folded completely flat to maximize the cargo load, giving a total capacity of 1925 litres. Even without extending the boot space, you'll still benefit from 962 litres of cargo capacity with both rear seats up.

Sleek Interior Design

If you've driven a Ford before, you'll appreciate the innovative features Canada's biggest car manufacturer offers, and the Escape is no exception.

You'll feel closer to the outside while being protected from the elements with the available Panoramic Vista roof, a large panel that can either tilt or open up completely.

There's attention to the smallest of details, such as a heated steering wheel so that even on the coldest Canadian morning, your hands won't freeze.

Staying Safe and Secure

The Ford Escape takes the safety of its drivers very seriously and offers a number of additional features to help on the roads.

These include the Lane-Keeping System, with a warning alarm triggered if you start to drift off course, Blind Spot Information System to identify unsighted vehicles, adaptive cruise control plus forward collision warning backed by brake support.

The standard features include a rearview camera, front, knee and side airbags, Emergency Brake Assist System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and remote keyless entry.

Find a release from everyday stress when you get behind the wheel of the Ford Escape, an SUV which offers sublime comfort at a surprisingly cost-effective price. Full of features and innovative technology, it's the perfect choice for every family looking for space.