Also fitted is an intelligent all-wheel drive system, which can add and subtract torque as needed through an electromagnetic clutch, and new curve control technology that can help slow down a vehicle if it enters a corner too fast. The new Escape also comes with an enhanced Personal Safety System, with new safety belt technologies (the inflatable seat belt) and seven airbags.
The 2013 Escape’s cargo capacity—68.1 cubic-feet of space behind the first row and 34.3 cubic-feet behind the second row—is a bit larger than last year’s, and its towing capacity is up to 3,500 pounds. Also new this year, is a fantastic palette of exterior colors; including Ginger Ale, Ruby Red, White Platinum Tricoat, Frosted Glass Metallic, Deep Impact Blue, and Kodiak Brown, along with Tuxedo Black, Sterling Gray Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, and Oxford White.
The Carl Casper Custom Car Show—“The greatest combined custom and new car auto show on the planet”—continues at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center this weekend:
- Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Sunday, February 26, Noon to 6 p.m.
Tickets at the door:
- Adults $15.00
- Children (6-12) $5.00
- Children (5 & Under) FREE
Kentucky Exposition Center parking is $8 per vehicle per entry
Learn more: Carl Casper's web site
Ford website: Build your own Ford Escape HERE
FULL DISCLOSURE: We built our dream Ford Escape on the Ford website, and below are the specifications, just in case anybody out at the Louisville Assembly Plant is worried about what to get us for our birthday this year.
Ford Escape video:
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