The 2019 Ford Escape is the perfect small SUV
July 1, 2019
The 2019 Ford Escape is the perfect small SUV for someone looking for a balance of sophistication, sportiness and style.
For the Australian market, the Escape is offered in the 1.5-litre Ambiente, with Front-Wheel Drive, the 1.5-litre Ambiente in All-Wheel Drive, the Trend, which is offered in 1.5-litre Four-Wheel Drive or 2.0-litre TDCi Diesel All-Wheel Drive, the Escape ST-Line with a 2.0-litre Ecoboost Petrol All-Wheel Drive, or at the top of the line Titanium 2.0-litre engine, which comes in both petrol and diesel
Impressive Torque & Towing
All-Wheel Drive options, packing an impressive 400Nm of torque from 2,000-2,500 rpm in the diesel model and 178kW of power at 5,500 rpm. The ST-Line produces the same amount of power with slightly less torque (345Nm) and its towing capacity is more than adequate for a family adventure, rated at 750 kilograms unbraked and 1,600 kilograms braked.
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
With a sharp and sporty style, the 2019 Ford Escape offers more than a sexy physique. Available options include intelligent All-Wheel-Drive, which monitors the vehicle’s performance and adjusts how torque is delivered to each wheel every 16 milliseconds to ensure the vehicle grips the pavement when it needs to and provides optimal performance even in tougher terrains and challenging conditions.
21st Century Technology
The 2019 Ford Escape comes with options such as Auto-Start Stop, which automatically shuts down the engine when at traffic lights or when idling in order to save fuel and cut down on emissions, Hill Launch Assist, which saves you the hassle of manually holding the handbrake when driving up or down hill, a Blind Spot Information System that provides indicator lights to let you know when there’s a vehicle in your blind spot when changing lanes, as well as Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, which can help stop a collision by providing a warning and pre-charging your brakes. All models come standard with seven airbags, including side curtain airbags. a programmable key for SYNC®3 system navigation, hands free phone calls and to listen to text messages, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or Applink® for hands-free control.
Plenty of Storage & Seating
While the 2019 Ford Escape is overall a compact SUV, it’s also offers spaciousness in the interior, with 60/40 split rear seats providing plenty of space, and centre console is equipped with a media bin to stow your essentials and charge your devices on the go. The central armrest bin is deep and provides more than enough space to store your essentials, with the boot taking a total of 407 litres with the rear seats up and 1,603 litres with the rear seats down.
5-Star Safety & Fuel Efficient
Rated at 8.6L/100km on the combined cycle for fuel consumption, the Ford Escape is overall a practical SUV that still packs some punch when needed. It comes with a 5-star ANCAP Safety rating, a panoramic sunroof that takes up almost 50% of roof space, and features such as hand-free power tail gate that make shopping a breeze. Its All-Wheel-Drive system is very capable for off-road driving, while features such as Enhanced Active City Stop, which can detect if a vehicle in front unexpectedly stops and can automatically apply the brakes to help avoid a rear-end collision, and Enhanced Active Park Assist, which makes parallel and perpendicular parking the least stressful park of your day, all coalesce into making this the perfect vehicle for driving in the city or the freeway.