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Friday, February 03, 2006 

Ford Escape: The Smooth SUV

Author: Jay Stevens
For consumers who are searching for that vehicle holding
qualities like a smooth ride, an agile performance, roominess
and space, practicability, and yet affordable, the Ford Escape
would be the vehicle of choice. This vehicle comes in three trim
levels which comprises of the XLS, the XLT, and the Limited.
Each of these trims have been made available with either a front
wheel drive (2WD) or a four wheel drive (4WD).

The Ford Escape is a sport utility vehicle that is good on the
road, small and very affordable. This vehicle offers agile
handling, a smooth ride, and the ability to take in under its
roof a maximum of four passengers. Combined with an optional V6
engine, the Ford Escape provides brisk acceleration. It also
sports rear seats that could be folded down flat so as to reveal
a flat and moderately sized cargo area.

Comparing the Ford Escape to other compact SUVs, this vehicle is
very much wider and has a well-planted stance. It has a
forward-poised stance, large wheel lips, a wide body cladding,
and integrated bumper guards. Adding a sporting appeal to the
Ford Escape is its short front and rear. The Ford Escape looks
bolder and more aggressive than the Honda CR-V. As per this
sport utility vehicle's interior, it is very much spacious. It
holds front seats that are nearly as generous in space as the
Ford Explorer. It also has low door sills and wide door openings
that make entry and exit easy. The instrument panel is very
straightforward and holds instruments white in color. For easy
driver access and reach while drive, the audio system, heating
system, ventilation, and air conditioning controls have been
mounted in the center stack and angled slightly towards the
driver. As per the power window and lock switches, they have
been illuminated so as to facilitate an easier find and access.

When driven, the Ford Escape offers responsive handling and
brisk acceleration performance. It has a relatively taut
suspension that is very much unlike the slack characteristic
that larger SUVs contain. This vehicle also boasts a responsive
steering. The driver of the Ford Escape is given a sense of
control. An additional plus for this vehicle is that its tires
has the capacity to grip respectively in paved corners, thus
providing a quick, yet smooth driving for everyone. The brakes
of the Ford Escape also are smooth and responsive.

Standard equipment for the Ford Escape include air conditioning,
an anti-theft system with perimeter alarm, four wheel anti-lock
brakes, a cargo cover, a convenience net, a center console with
armrest, a cruise control, a 3.0 liter Duratec V6 engine, a
four-speed automatic transmission, front fog lamps, a rear
privacy glass, a chrome grille, dual visor mirrors, a six-way
power driver's seat with manual lumbar control, five-spoke alloy
wheels, full carpeting, an electric rear window defroster, power
locks, power mirrors, a tachometer, and power windows. Also,
options for this vehicle include leather seating surfaces, a
steering wheel wrapped in leather, front bucket seats, and a
60/40 split rear bench.

Ford Parts Discount holds everything customers and Ford
owners will need as with regards to Ford Escape parts.

About the author:
Jay Stevens works as a consultant for an established auto parts
store in the country. He has expertise in automotive technology
and has inside knowledge on the auto parts industry.