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2009 Ford Escape

2009 Ford Escape
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The Ford Escape returns for its ninth year with several upgrades such as a new 6-speed automatic transmission and a more powerful and fuel efficient engine ensuring it will be a popular vehicle in the compact SUV market.

Available Models
The 2009 Ford Escape comes in three models: the Ford Escape XLS, XLT and the Limited.

Available packages for the Limited model include the Limited Luxury package and the Moon & Tune Package which includes a power moonroof and premium sound system. Available on the XLT models are the Leather Comfort Package which features leather trimmed seats and ambient lighting - also available for the XLT is the Sun & Sync Value Package which includes a power moon roof and Ford SYNC® Communication and Entertainment System. A Cargo Package is available for all models.

Interior Features
The comfortable interior seating is more eco-friendly featuring soy-based foam instead of petroleum based products. The rear seats fold flat to create 66.3 cubic feet of cargo storage room. Ambient lighting in one of seven colors is standard on the Ford Escape Limited model and available on the XLT. The instrument panel gauges are very sharp and glow with Ice Blue lighting.

An AM/FM single CD player with four speakers and audio input jack comes standard on the XLS and XLT models, while the Limited comes with an AM/FM 6-disc in dash CD changer with seven speakers and audio input jack. Optional for the Limited model is a voice-activated Navigation system featuring SIRIUS® Travel Link™ and a 10 GB hard drive for managing music, burning CDs or storing photos.

Exterior Features
The XLT and Limited models feature privacy glass for the rear doors, quarter and lift gate window; fog lamps, and roof rack side rails - colored black for the XLT and chrome inserts for the limited. The Limited models also feature a Chrome upper and lower grille and liftgate garnish. All models featurea an Easy Fuel™ capless fuelling system.

Standard on all models is a 2.5L iVCT Duratec I4 engine that turns out 171 horsepower an optional engine for the XLT and Limited models is the 3.0L eVCT Duratec V6 that ups the horsepower of the Escape to 240. All models come with a 6-speed automatic transmission while the XLS comes standard with the automatic or a 5-speed Manual transmission. All models are front wheel drive with an Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive system available as an option on all automatic models.

Safety and Security
The 2009 Ford Escape features such safety features as Personal Safety System®, a suite of seven safety technologies including a front passenger sensor system, new dual-stage front air bags and side airbags. Other safety features include, AdvanceTrac® with RSC®, Tire Pressure Monitoring system, LATCH system on rear seating positions, ABS braking system and Safety Canopy™ side airbag curtain technology that protects the first and second row seating.

Ford Escape - New for 2009

A new powertrain lineup, with a more powerful and fuel-efficient 2.5-liter I-4 engine and a new six-speed automatic transmission, leads the list of enhancements for 2009
New 3.0-liter V-6 engine also improves for 2009, leveraging a new 10.3:1 compression ratio to gain 40 hp compared with the 2008 3.0-liter.
SYNC – Developed by Ford and Microsoft, this award-winning in-car communications and entertainment platform allows users to control most MP3 players and Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phones hands-free using voice commands. Standard on Escape Limited and available on all other models.
Voice-Activated Navigation with SIRIUS® Travel Link™ – optional voice-activated navigation system, which includes an AM-FM/six-disc in-dash changer, seven speakers and a subwoofer
Ambient Lighting is standard on Escape Limited

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MSRP from
2.5L I4
3.0L V6
171 @ 6000
240 @ 6550
5-speed manual
6-speed automatic
MPG: City/Hwy
I4 auto FWD - 20/28
I4 auto 4WD - 19/25
I4 man. FWD - 22/28
V6 auto FWD - 18/26
V6 auto 4WD - 17/24

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