The 2011 Ford Escape brings a wide array of standard and available upgrades like HD Radio technology, offering free access to digital radio broadcasts across the country, and the Ford-exclusive SYNC with Traffic, Directions & Information — helping reduce distractions while accessing important route and traffic information.
Music lovers will enjoy the addition of HD Radio technology, which enables more listening options and digital sound quality. No additional equipment or cost is involved.
All Escape models come with an Anti-lock Brake System and Ford’s exclusive AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control). The only available electronic stability control system with two gyroscopic effect sensors, AdvanceTrac with RSC measures vehicle motion about both the yaw and roll axes.
Ford also offers the class-exclusive Active Park Assist system that uses sensors on the front and rear of the vehicle, working in conjunction with Electric Power Assist Steering, to guide the vehicle into a parking space.
Ford Escape continues to offer advanced powertrain options that maximize performance and fuel efficiency. Buyers can choose a 171-horsepower, 2.5-liter I-4 engine or a 3.0-liter V-6 that produces 240 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard with the I-4 engine; I-4 buyers can also opt for the fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission that’s standard on V-6 models. Refined aerodynamics and low-rolling-resistance tires also enhance fuel economy while contributing to a quiet, refined cabin environment.
Base model estimated mpg: 22/28
Estimated starting price: $21,060
Compiled by Motor Matters

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