Consumers looking for the ultimate driving experience with a 2010 Ford Escape must consider the limited package. Standard interior options include full leather upholstery, exterior chrome accents, heated front seating, sync capabilities, and a six speaker audio system. Additional features at an extra cost include a rear mounted camera, further enhanced audio system, and an automatic park system. The overhaul completed a few years ago have made the interior quality much better than previous models. The touch and appearance of high end models is on par with many luxury cars.
Engines available include a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine capable of 171 horsepower, and a 3.0 liter V-6 that puts out 240 horsepower. Basic models come with the four cylinder engines as standard, while high-end models come with the V-6. For optimal performance with all-wheel drive models the V-6 engine is highly recommended. The smaller four cylinder engine comes with a five speed manual transmission or a 6 speed automatic, while all V-6's come with only a five speed automatic.
Fuel economy is rather impressive for the 2.5 liter, with city fuel economy at 20 mpg and highway coming in at 28 mpg. In comparison with it's competitors the 4 cylinder equipped escapes are very competitive. V-6 models with all wheel drive boast 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Each model fairs quite well in the fuel consumption category.
Standard equipment such as stability control, traction control, front and side airbags, and antilock brakes make this a fairly safe mid-size SUV. For frontal and side impact crash tests the 2010 Ford Escape earned the highest rating. Most mid-size SUVs do fairly well in these tests, but for a perfect rating these cars certainly beat many of the competitors.
The Escape is one of the best selling SUVs in the country, and yet it still is offered at a more than reasonable price. Basic models are great for consumers on limited budgets who don't need the extra comforts and frills, while consumers who want the full experience will be more than happy with the limited edition packages. Great handling, reliability, and pricing make this an ideal SUV for all consumers to consider.
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