A few weeks ago we had the chance to test drive for a week, the Ford Escape. It’s a spacious vehicle that offers lots of room for our family of four. It handles beautifully and is one of my favorite vehicles to drive. We enjoyed our time with the model that we drove and recommended it to others who may be car shopping.
That’s why when the opportunity arose to test drive another model of the Escape for just a few days we jumped at the chance. This model was fantastic because it had all the bells and whistles.
We thought the black color made it look very luxurious.
The Blind Spot Monitoring System was fantastic. An orange dot lights up where the two little car icons are on the side mirror whenever another car is in your blind spot. While I still always checked to make sure no one was there, it made me less worried about changing lanes.
The voice activated MyFord Touch and SYNC technology made it a breeze to connect our phones through Bluetooth, set the navigation directions, set climate controls, check the weather, make a phone call, and change the radio or satellite stations all with the sound of our voice.
Here’s a video I made showing how it works:
Isn’t that incredible? This is perfect for those grocery trips when you thought you could make it without a cart but you know you are going to lose a bag any minute. Simply kick under the bumper and drop your bags in the large trunk. I also would love this on days when I pick the kids up from school and they are handing me school projects, books, coats, backpacks, and more. Putting it all in the Escape is no problem thanks to the hands free liftgate.
We enjoyed our time with the Ford Escape and high recommend it to anyone shopping for a new vehicle. Both models were fantastic and we would be happy to have either, but this latest model with all the bells, whistles, and hands free liftgate is now at the top of our list once we are ready to go car shopping.