Thursday, January 31, 2013
Ford Escape 2013
In my family's continuing search for a new car, the generous people at Ford were nice enough to loan us a brand new Ford Escape! We took it over a weekend and really ran it all over town and even an impromptu trip to the snow. So impromptu we weren't dressed correctly. Brrrrr......
But back to the Escape. We were looking for a car that can fit the family, which sometimes includes my mother in law who has an electric wheel chair that breaks down for transport and needs to fit in the trunk. Other times it means our 2 dogs, one of whom is 125 pounds. The Escape can definitely handle all of that.
In our many adventures over the weekend we drove a fair bit of unpaved road and even my 8 year old daughter comment how smooth the ride was. The 4 wheel drive probably takes the credit there, but even on the paved road she noticed how much smoother it was. It really is a sweet ride.
Looking through the car info I found that you can program a key fob for each driver. I love that you can set things like, maximum speed, sound system volume, and nav screen interaction. My daughter is only 8 now but she'll be 16 before I know it. She can still have fun and feel the freedom of driving, and I'll be able to sleep nights.
I'm sad they no longer make the hybrid Escape.This new Escape has Eco boost which doesn't get as good mileage. It did still get about the same mileage as my PT cruiser which is pretty good for a car this much larger. This is really my only gripe with the car. Apart from that I loved it.