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Make Your Escape
A compact crossover SUV, the Ford Motor Company had scheduled the Ford Escape’s first appearance in 2001. Pricing for this vehicle was made lower than the Ford Explorer. This vehicle was jointly developed by the Ford Motor Company and Mazda. In Europe, this SUV is more known as the Ford Maverick. It is also built on the Ford CD2 platform.
Last year, the Ford Escape was updated with a new base engine which was the 2.3 liter Duratec 23. It also had additional features that included added airbag, seatbelt safety system, an intelligent all wheel drive system, and changes done to its exterior. However, the recline feature of the rear seats were erased. This vehicle offers a good balance of sport and utility, with a better interior and with improved engine.
The new 2006 Ford Escape is a small and affordable sport utility vehicle. For a relatively affordable price, this vehicle offers a smooth ride and easy comfort. Space is something that the Ford Escape could afford to provide – for cargo and for passengers as well. All rolled in one vehicle are grace, style, and comfort.
This vehicle has been made available in three trim levels which comprises of the XLS, the XLT, and the Limited. Among all these three trims, the common features include a capacity of four passengers, a brisk acceleration that is powered by strong engines, a front wheel drive (2WD) or four wheel drive (4WD), and a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
The 2006 Ford Escape XLS has air conditioning, illuminated remote entry, power windows and mirrors, a tilt steering column, a center console, 15-inch steel wheels, and an AM/FM/CD/cassette audio system that has a clock built in. For the XLT trim, features include an automatic transmission, a four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), premium cloth upholstery, a power driver’s seat, privacy glass, a power moonroof, cruise control, a cargo cover, a convenience net, fog lights, and an in-dash six-CD changer. As for the 2006 Ford Escape Limited, it is made available with premium leather seats, seat heaters, front side-impact air bags, dual front sun visors with illuminated vanity Auto Parts Corner manufactures and sells aftermarket performance products and accessories for Ford vehicles. Auto Parts Corner strives to be the ultimate source for performance products and accessories. The online store’s product line up for Ford Escape parts include bumpers, hoods, fenders, radiators, and a variety of additional upgrades that compliment the vehicle.
In a nutshell, the 2006 Ford Escape has the ability and capability for great acceleration. Its taut suspension makes the vehicle run with smooth handling and performance. It provides great facilities for carrying cargo of any type, since the interiors provide a not so limited space for all your cargo and for the passengers.
About the Author: Tracy is a 29 year old researcher and writer from Dallas, Texas with extensive experience in writing auto-related articles and covering automotive related events. She is currently a contributing writer for a leading automotive e-zine.