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2012 Ford Escape

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2012 Ford Escape capable to show the crossover part through its top and innovative interior technology features. Even so, this affordable compact SUV offers the redesigned all-new models than previous model (2011 Ford Escape) which have excellent fuel economy on hybrid trim and on four cylinders get above-average gas mileage, automatic bring swell-shifting, a lot of safety system, also available active park assist. Up to five models for 2012 Ford Escape (with information about MSRP starting price and mpg city/highway), there are from XLS ($21,440 & 23/28), XLT ($24,870 & 21/28), Limited ($26,370 & 21/28), Hybrid ($30,570 & 34/32), and Hybrid Limited ($33,080 & 34/31). In each model set into two drive types: Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) or available Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive (4WD).

2012 Ford Escape
2012 Ford Escape

Got the three power choices of 2012 Ford Escape, from 2.5L Duratec® I4 engine that generates 171 horsepower & 171 lb-ft of torque which standard on XLS, XLT, & Limited trims. Next, optional 3.0L Duratec® V6 FFV that produces 240 hp & 223 lb-ft of torque which only available on XLT & Limited models. While the hybrid trims use 2.5L Atkinson-cycle I-4 engine & permanent-magnet AC-synchronous electric motor that delivers 155 hp (gas engine) plus 94 hp (electric motor) so become 177 net hp & 136 lb-ft of torque.

Then three transmissions that customers can pick on 2012 Ford Escape, there are 5-speed manual transmission which standard for XLS, 6-speed automatic transmission which standard for XLT & Limited, and electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) which standard for Hybrid & Hybrid Limited.

Handling standard features for 2012 Ford Escape, such as: AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®), Independent rear suspension, front disc/rear drum brakes, 4-wheel Antilock Braking System, and Electric Power-assisted Steering (EPAS).

Wheels of 2012 Ford Escape are 16″ 5-spoke wheels for XLS & XLT, 16″ 5-spoke cast aluminum wheels for Hybrid, and 16″ 6-spoke bright machined aluminum wheels for Limited & Hybrid Limited.

Exterior features on 2012 Ford Escape just show in highlight only, for the examples are complex reflector headlamps, fog lamps, power side mirrors with manual fold, heated side mirrors, integrated blind spot mirrors, Easy Fuelâ„¢ Capless Fuel Filler, chrome upper/lower grille & liftgate garnish, roof rack side rails with chrome inserts, body-color mirror skull caps, body-color door handles, and more. The optional features are integrated side step bars, power moonroof, rear view camera, Active Park Assist, Reverse Sensing System, and other.

2012 Ford Escape Interior
2012 Ford Escape Interior

Comfort and convenience features in 2012 Ford Escape interior highlights: dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, Ice Blueâ„¢ interior lighting, ambient lighting, leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with cruise and secondary audio controls, chrome-trimmed shifter knob, auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, retractable cargo cover, dual illuminated vanity mirror visors, Universal Garage Door Opener, MyKeyâ„¢, carpeted front and rear floor mats, and many more. Optional feature likes remote start system, black all-weather floor mats, and cargo area protector.

For 2012 Ford Escape interior with entertainment systems are audio input jack, AM/FM Stereo with single CD player & four speakers, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and SYNC® In-Car Connectivity System. Available optional features with Premium Sound System (320 watts of power via seven premium speakers) and Voice-Activated Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic™/Travel Link™/HD Radio.

Seating highlight features inside 2012 Ford Escape, such as: 60/40 split-fold rear bench seat, six-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, map pockets on front seatbacks, cloth-trimmed seats with 60/40 split rear seat, premium leather-trimmed seats, Eco-Friendly seats.

Ford Escape 2012
Ford Escape 2012

Ford Escape 2012 safety points are Personal Safety System™, Safety Canopy® system, front seat-mounted side airbags, Belt-Minder® System, three-point safety belts and head restraints at all seat positions, child safety rear door locks, Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) System, Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and side-intrusion door beams.

While security features in Ford Escape 2012 includes SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS), Remote Keyless Entry System, SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad, illuminated entry, and available vehicle security system.

Seven various packages for 2012 Ford Escape, there are Limited Luxury Package, Leather Package, Sun & SYNC® Package, Moon & Tune Package, Cargo Package, Class II Trailer Towing Package, and XLT Sport Appearance Package.

Now, what the 2012 Ford Escape rivals? There are Chevrolet Equinox, Honda Element, Nissan Rogue, Jeep Liberty, GMC Terrain and others.

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