If you’re in the market for a used SUV, there’s a lot of factors that go into making the best decision. It all starts with asking yourself a few questions. Some of those might include:
●What am I going to use this car for?
●How many people do I need to transport on a regular basis?
●What road conditions do I expect to deal with every year?
●How much money can I afford to spend on fuel?
For most drivers, this list of questions is much more extensive. That’s why we’ve prepared an at-a-glance view of the 2012 Ford Escape. This quick peek at the specifications and features of one of America’s best-selling vehicles will make sure you know what to expect before you take a test drive.
Engine: The base-model Escape engine offers 4-cylinders and 171 horsepower, but for any driver that needs more power and torque there’s also a 240-hp V-6 option that has enough pull to carry a full load of people and all their things. There’s also an Escape Hybrid model with a gas-electric drivetrain that brings together battery and combustion power, lowering fuel consumption to mere 34/31 mpg.
Body Style: The SUV that competitors modeled themselves after for almost a decade has one of the most recognizable looks on the road. The 2012 Escape retains a tall stature and truck-like appeal with all the utility and sportiness you could want from an SUV.
Performance: This vehicle was designed with a variety of drivers in mind. Responsive handling, power steering, cruise control, and an optional Active Park Assist function helps make this one of the smoothest and easiest SUVs to drive.
Technology: There’s no shortage of features in the 2012 Escape. Bluetooth SYNC system, USB ports, and Sirius satellite radio are all available. A sunroof, remote starter, navigation display, HD Radio, and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system are also optional on higher trim levels.
Cargo Space: With the seats in place, the Escape offers you 29.2 cu.ft to store everything you and your family need. Still not enough? Fold down the seats and reach a maximum cargo capacity of 66.3 cu.ft.