The 2012 Ford Escape is not your average crossover vehicle. The Escape line has been around for more than 10 years already yet it still remains as the best-selling vehicle of its kind. Thanks to its truck-like design, reasonable price and a safety and reliability track record that scores remarkable, it stays on top of the list. The 2012 Escape’s look means business. It looks like a utility vehicle with its tall windows, bluff corners and chrome grille. In short, it looks simple and functional. There are different varieties of Escape. If you prefer the SUV body, there’s a V-6 variant, comfortable enough for passengers and able enough to carry stuff. On the other hand, the base four-cylinder variant is advisable solo commuters. Both come in 6-speed automatic and shifting is smooth which means that it uses lesser fuel thus saving you money.
There are a number of reviews that say that they choose the Escape Hybrid above all because of its gas-electric drivetrain. The Hybrid version cruises quietly at highway speeds. The combination of the battery and combustion power surely benefits the vehicle owner because fuel consumption is lesser.
The interior has enough headroom even if the 2012 Escape has an upright body. The cargo area is enough for the usual load but if you fold down the rear seats, you will have bigger space if you need one.
The standard features include dual front, side and curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control with rollover protection. There’s also Ford’s MyKey system. The upgraded versions may be equipped with additional features such as HD Radio, rear-seat DVD entertainment system and more.