Preston Ford, Pitsville Ford and Denton Ford have the largest line-up of 2014 Ford Escapes on the Eastern Shore. The aerodynamic design and eco-friendly side of the Escape make it a must see. Not only does the Escape look great but it also is shaped in order to reduce drag on the vehicle body that wind resistance produces. The Active Grille Shutters also help cheat the wind. When the shutters are closed they reduce aerodynamic drag caused by air traveling through the radiator.
The Escape features an interior that is modern yet sophisticated. The Escape aims to maximize seating comfort and ergonomic convenience. Available interior color choices include Charcoal Black on Charcoal Black or Charcoal Black on Medium Light Stone.
The 2014 Ford Escapes come equipped with a 6-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission. When the 6-speed automatic transmission is paired with the optional 1.6L EcoBoost engine, the Escape has surpassed automatic transmission highway fuel economy. It also adds a little fun to the drive. A switch on the gear shifter knob lets the driver easily and quickly shift gears without having to engage the clutch.
Escapes come equipped with a class exclusive foot activated liftgate. With the intelligent key in the owners pocket or purse all they need to do is swipe their foot under the bumper and the power liftgate automatically opens. This makes it easier when the customer is lugging groceries and doesn’t have a free hand. Also available on the 2013 Ford Escape is Sync with MyFord Touch this helps the driver keep their eyes on the road and stay connected to the world. Hands free calling means the driver never has to miss a call and they can make a call with the touch of a button. The driver can say “bluetooth audio” and listen wirelessly to whatever is on their phone or to Pandora internet radio. Another great hands-free feature is the drive can have incoming texts read to them so that their hands stay on the wheel the whole time they are driving.
Active park assist has been designed to help the driver parallel park easier and quicker. While driving near parking spots, activate this feature and it scans for available parking spots. The ultrasonic sensors measure the distance to the curb and other parked cars. Once a big enough spot is found the driver is signaled to stop and accept the system’s assistance. All the drive has to do is control the shifting, accelerating, and braking. David Wilson Jr. says that “parallel parking has never been easier.”
Not only is the Ford Escape stylish but it is also environmentally conscious. The hood insulation on the Escape is constructed of post-industrial scrap metal. Materials like scrap cotton from jeans, sweaters, t-shirts, and other items that would have otherwise been sent to a
landfill are used in sound-absorption material. The carpet in the Escapes is manufactured from a blend of postconsumer and postindustrial polyester fibers, which helps reduce the need for raw materials and helps eliminate waste. The post-consumer fibers are derived from recycled plastic bottles. In the carpeting about 25 recycled 20-ounce bottles are used.
Combined Preston Ford, Pittsville Ford and Denton Ford currently have over 60 brand new Ford Escapes ready to be purchased. They have stocked up on all vehicles for their Mission Possible Top 100 Sales Drive.
By: April Green