If you need a car that is not hampered by conventional limitions, then The Ford Escape is worth looking into. First of all, its EcoBoost engine (comes in 1.6L nd 2.0L) technology turns traditional gasoline engine thinking on its head. It delivers small engine fuel economy and big engine power in one. So you don’t have to compromise on either, thanks to an advanced combination of twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), turbocharging and direct fuel injection technologies. To fully enjoy the engine’s responsiveness, the 6-speed SelectShift™ automatic transmission lets you switch to ‘manual mode’ so you can work the gears – without the clutch.
The Ford Escape has a tailgate that opens (and closes) with a wave of your foot under the bumper. It even adjusts to the height of your garage. You don’t need to actually have your key in your hand to unlock your Ford Escape, or start it, for that matter. As long as you have your key fob with you, your car will unlock. Once you’re in the driver’s seat, simply put your foot on the brake pedal and press the start button. First it helps you find a parking spot that’s just the right fit. Then it virtually parallel parks itself. Put the car into reverse, take your hands off the wheel and watch it perfectly steer into a reverse park. All you have to do is work the accelerator and brake. SYNC™ is listening and ready to do what you tell it to. Call family and friends just by saying their name. Answer incoming calls. Plug-in your music player or USB drive and play your music the way you always do. Ask to hear a specific artist, album or track. Turn-on shuffle. All while your hands stay safely on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road.
Even in the routine of the everyday, we need to adapt. And your car is no different. It needs to change to accommodate who’s going, what you’re taking with you and which road, or off-road, is on the way. Every 16 milliseconds the Ford Escape adjusts the delivery of torque to each wheel, so you receive optimum cornering and traction. In corners, torque is automatically transferred to the wheels that have the most grip, so the front end hugs the inside of every bend. Under-steering is virtually eliminated.
There’s a lot of space in the back of the Ford Escape. There’s even more when you start folding down the 60/40 split rear seats. Fold down one seat or the other and you can fit in those extra pieces of luggage and still get one or two passengers in the back. Fold both seats right down and your 406 litres of space becomes a very sizeable 1,603 litres. Some models also let you lower the boot floor height to give you even more storage space. So whatever space you need at any time, the Ford Escape adapts.
To know more about the Ford Escape, visit www.ford.com.ph.
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