With terrific performance and an interior brimming with
comforts and conveniences, the new 2002 Ford Escape is poised
to present a serious threat for a second year in a row amongst
the fiercely competitive SUV market. Luxury and sensibility
are combined in an excellent overall package that is as
versatile as it is good-looking.
In order to satisfy the varied needs of drivers,
the 2002 Ford Escape is offered up this year in two models
- the 2002 Ford Escape XLS and the Escape XLT. The XLT expands
further on the impressive standard amenities of the XLS,
pushing luxury even further.
The 2002 Ford Escape offers its five passengers
a spacious and comfortable cabin. Among the key features
are an instrument panel that is easily and quickly read,
tilt steering wheel, and an AM/FM stereo with CD player.
The Escape XLT headlines an in-dash six-disc CD player for
the ultimate in entertainment value.
The list of benefits also includes four-door entry with
assist grips, a convenient rear liftgate with flip glass,
and 33 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats in the upright
position. The seats are upholstered in cloth and vinyl,
with the XLT upgraded to premium cloth. The rear seats fold
down to increase cargo space when required.
In the XLS, the floor console is comprised of five cup
holders, open storage bin and coin holders, while the XLT's
console contains a storage bin, cup holders, and rear pop-out
cup holders. Other important details include a lockable
glove box, front door map pockets that are deep enough to
hold plenty of magazines and maps, and cargo area storage
bins. The audio and climate controls are centrally located.
Although the 2002 Ford Escape has a decidedly
rugged look, it has an air of sophistication that suits
its refined qualities. It has a wide stance that increases
stability, and features wide body cladding and integrated
bumper guards. The doors are wider so as to facilitate easy
access by passengers.
The Escape XLT Sport Package comes with a No Boundaries
Rack System, sixteen-inch sport aluminum wheels, and handy
side step bars.
In this department, the 2002 Ford Escape shines
with great fuel economy and a low emission rating. It is
built with two-wheel front-wheel drive yet delivers sound
control and handling. For those of you with tougher demands,
four-wheel full-time drive with a choice of 4x4 Auto or
4x4 ON available as an option. This lets the vehicle adapt
the levels of torque between the front and rear wheels for
optimum handling under challenging road conditions.
Rounding out the list of performance attributes are a MacPherson
strut front suspension and independent rear suspension for
a smooth and peaceful drive.
Safety and Security
The Ford Escape SUV is equipped with standard
safety features that include front and rear crumple zones,
side impact door beams, and energy-absorbing steering column.
Other basics range from a driver depowered air bag to a
passenger depowered air bag, three-point seatbelts, child
safety locks, and child seat tethers and anchors. Each vehicle
is also equipped with the SecuriLock anti-theft system which
immobilizes the engine if you do not use the appropriate
key to start the ignition.
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