“Innovation, quality, smart and green features packed into
a can-do attitude, whatever the challenge”
Ford Escape (also known as Kuga in some markets) bundles engaging design, outstanding fuel economy and craftsmanship into a comfortable and safe ride. Its many innovative features are smart yet practical. There is plenty of space inside the Ford Escape for five occupants and their luggage. The Escape is loaded with environmentally friendly features like recycled materials and finishes that leave less of a carbon footprint.
Ford Escape with intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system is always ready to perform. Assessing conditions about 20 times faster than the blink of an eye, the system readjusts as needed to deliver the right blend of handling and traction at all times. These actions contribute to favourable fuel efficiency and provides excellent off-road traction.
Inside surfaces are soft-touch creating a comfortable cabin providing plenty of comfort on the move, with a quiet interior doing an excellent job of isolating occupants from engine and road noise. The dashboard layout is well designed, well placed and intuitive to use. Seats are very comfortable over long journeys and passenger space is roomy.
Ford Escape is loaded with environmentally friendly features and innovative fuel-saving technology. A variety of environmentally friendly materials are used throughout, including recycled plastic bottles that go into the carpeting. Scrap cotton from jeans, sweaters, T-shirts and the like are used in the sound-absorbing material. Plus, the vehicle itself is over 85% recyclable after it has been drivin its last kilometre.
EcoBoost engine technology turns traditional petrol-engine thinking on its head. Its advanced direct injection and turbocharging combines small-engine fuel economy and big-power into one, so you don’t have to compromise on either. In line with global downsizing trends Ford Escape delivers power and fuel efficiency, without compromise.
The Ford Escape is immensely strong, with more than 30 per cent of the body structure made up of high and ultra-high strength steels. Several thousand virtual and real-world tests have been performed to deliver segment-defining driver and passenger safety, and a maximum
5-star NCAP safety rating.
The Escape is loaded with safety features designed to provide high levels of protection for your peace of mind. The lists is reassuringly long. As standard, the Escape has electronic stability program (ESP) with traction control, anti-lock-braking system (ABS) and hill start assist. Driver and passenger safety also includes a total of seven airbags, including driver’s knee airbag.
Inside the well-crated interior of the Escape every instrument, control and and screen is clearly visible, so just a quick glance gets the information you need without diverting your attention from the road ahead. Ford Escape’s keyless entry and push-button start system is a great example of Ford’s driver-oriented features. The key fob works within a 90cm radius of the vehicle and will unlock the vehicle when it’s within range. Once you are in the driver’s seat, simply put your foot to the brake pedal and press the start button.
Generous and flexible storage spaces are located throughout the Ford Escape. Cargo compartment with space of 456 litres, which grows to more than 1600 litres with the rear seats folded. Rear seats fold flat making loading large items very straightforward.
Ford Escape delivers the most powerful engines in the segment in following two derivatives:
- FWD version: 1.5-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine with a 6-speed manual transmission delivering 110kW of power and 240Nm of torque.
- AWD version: 1.5-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission delivering 132kW of power and 240Nm of torque