Ford EscapeThe Ford Escape personifies the appeal of the compact SUV. It’s sporty; it comes in a full complement of dynamic color choices, and it delivers responsive performance. Here are some basics on this zippy ride.
- Price: $23,750
- Fuel economy: 21 city mpg, 29 highway mpg
- Seating capacity: 5 passengers
- Towing capacity: 3,500 pounds
- Cargo capacity: 68 cubic feet
- Safety rating: Five-star overall NHTSA safety rating
- The ability to lock and unlock your vehicle remotely
- Locate, schedule, and pay for parking before arriving
- Schedule service whenever your SUV needs it
- Receive assistance with FordGuide
Ford Escape TrimsThe Ford Escape comes in three different trim options, widening its appeal. If you want affordability and don’t require stylistic additions, then the S model is right for you. It starts at the low price of $23,750. Moreover, the SE trim starts from $25,250, and it receives better fuel economy (23 city mpg, 30 highway mpg.) The most comprehensive model, the Ford Escape Titanium, features all the tech and safety features available. It also comes with stylistic enhancements such as dual chrome exhaust tips, gloss black-painted skid plates, and heated exterior mirrors with memory, security approach lamps and turn signal indicators. This well-crafted model starts from under $30,000, giving you the pinnacle of tech, safety, and style options at a surprisingly affordable price. Finally, if you are looking to save money in fuel expenses there's the Escape Hybrid option.
Lincoln MKCThis luxury SUV exudes fine craftsmanship. Mirroring the outstanding details in design is the MKC’s heart-racing performance. Equipped with the 2.3L GTDI turbocharged engine, the SUV generates up to 285-horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Despite the high level of power created, you won’t hear the engine rumble thanks to innovative features like Lincoln Drive Control Active Noise Control. How this works is microphones monitor the sound in the cabin. Upon picking up the sound, the system replicates it then inverts it by use of a signal processor to create an opposing acoustic wave, which comes out of the speakers. This wave cancels out the sounds created during driving. As you can see, this is precision engineering at its finest. Here are some other basics of the Lincoln MKC:
- Price: $32,880
- Fuel economy: 19 city mpg, 25 highway mpg
- Seating capacity: 5 passengers
- Towing capacity: 2,000 pounds
- Cargo capacity: 53.1 cubic feet
- Safety rating: Four-star overall rating with the NHTSA
Our ImpressionsFord continues to show it’s putting its best foot forward with SUVs. The recent surge in sales shows customers are paying close attention and are receptive to Ford’s outstanding efforts. These two SUVs illustrate the high level of craftsmanship and performance that made SUVs the most sought after automotive segment. What’s more, both of these SUVs demonstrate tremendous value. The Lincoln MKC is a steal when you consider all the outstanding benefits you receive for under $33,000. That’s luxury at a non-luxury price. Moreover, with the Ford Escape’s affordability, fuel economy, and widespread appeal, Ford is on the fast track to continued growth both now and into the future with a segment that still has many miles of popularity remaining.
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