Sporty is the New 2013 Ford Escape Persona

For many years now, eleven years to be exact, the phenomenal Ford Escape haven’t undergone any primary changes. But this time around, despite surpassing Honda CR-V sales last year, Ford Escape is offering its avid fans with a whole new crossover.  The 2013 Ford Escape comes in with a much sporty look replacing its block type appearance. The new model of Ford Escape now has creases that are clearly a reflection of its sporty look that is surged into its sheet metal. From the rather tall and upright look of the previous Ford Escape, the new model has a lower roof and front features that are intimidating at first glance.

The exterior features of the new Ford Escape are not only made to appear differently good but they are also designed to effectively reduce air resistance. Ford Escape’s new model uses a four-cylinder instead of the usual four-cylinder and V6 engines.

The new 2013 Ford Escape also did some major changes in its interior features. The simple interior style is now replaced with a more sophisticated one. The passenger area of the new Ford model also underwent little changes with decreasing about 1.2 inches on its front seat and adds it up on its rear seats.

MyFord Touch system remains to be the new model’s innovative feature. This infotainment offering from Ford may be an optional choice for those who will choose the SE model but is already part of the standard offering with SEL model. The MyFord Touch is an 8-inch touchscreen that is pressed on the car’s dashboard featuring four sections users can choose from – Entertainment, Climate, Phone and Navigation.

Amongst all the new features being offered by the new 2013 Ford Escape, the eco-friendly components of their interiors make them the best amongst the roster of Ford Escape models.

2013 Lincoln MKS: Fully-Loaded On The Inside

The 2013 Lincoln MKS is said to be aimed at 60+ year old “made” individuals who have been fans of the luxury auto brand for several decades now. But the MKS aims to attract even more, with its host of features not usually found in most sedans.  The 2013 MKS has two engine types. First is the 3.7L V-6 that generates 300hp, 280 lbs. of torque and a fuel rating of 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway. The second engine is the EcoBoost model, a turbocharged 3.5L V-6 that generates 355hp, 365 lbs. of torque, and a fuel rating of 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway. You can opt for front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. In addition, you can also opt for Active Noise Cancellation for a quieter cabin.

The dashboard is really nice. The layout of the steering wheel controls, gauges, and dashboard features blend nicely with the materials used. The ambiance is a perfect combination of elegance and modern day style.

Depending on your choice, you can have features like heated powered seats that have multi-contour massaging, a heated steering wheel, and cruise control. The dashboard has air-conditioning, automatic climate control, push-button start, MyLincoln Touch which has two screens, a navigation system, and a 16-speaker THX audio system with subwoofer.

Standard safety features of the 2013 MKS include front-seat side airbags and side-curtain airbags. It has antilock disc brakes, electronic stability control and traction control. There are other safety features you can avail of. Lane-departure warning system prompts you via a vibration on the steering wheel. Lane-keeping assist works with the wheels and suspension, compensating for road and weather conditions like rain, snow and slippery roads. You can turn these features on/off while driving.

The price of the 2013 MKS stands at $ 43,700-$50,700. Expensive isn’t it? But looking at it overall, the MKS is worth considering. It has a great powertrain, and its interior features are some of the best we’ve seen among sedans.

2013 Lincoln MKS: A Traditional Luxury Car In a Modern Suite

Coming in with major revisions from its exterior styling to interior designs, engine enhancements to improvements into its fuel economy, the 2013 Lincoln MKS is here to breakeven. The 2013 Lincoln MKS is available in three trim levels: FWD, AWD and EcoBoost with two optional packages: Premium Package and Elite Package. Powering the 2013 Lincoln MKS FWD and AWD trims is a 3.7-liter V6 engine which is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift controls.

The V6 engine can generate as much as 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque and has an EPA-estimated fuel of 18/27/21 mpg city/highway/combined for its FWD trim and 18/26/21 mpg for its AWD trim. The EcoBoost trim is propelled by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that creates 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The engine’s estimated fuel economy is 17/25/20 mpg.

The 2013 Lincoln MKS has become more elegant than ever with its refined metal sheet that made it look sophisticated and superb feel. Its winged grille has become narrower and finished with a bolder look. The hood has been redesigned as well with a more rounded contour that helps highlight the luxury-sedan’s Adaptive HID headlights. The smooth lines extend graciously up to its rear part which accentuates more its shape that has now become subtle rather than striking. 2013 MKS’ EcoBoost trim is equipped with 19-inch wheels.

The interiors of the 2013 MKS have been fully redesigned. The overall layout and the controls have become more sophisticated than ever and have been made more elegant by its subtle lighting. The functions are easy to manage as they are imbibed into the sedan’s steering wheel. Its two LCD screens show information as well as its entertainment system controls.

The luxury sedan’s seating are equipped with heated and cooling system. Remarkable feature of the 2013 MKS is its MyLincoln Touch interface that show off three display screens and the ability to perform commands for various functions such as audio, phone and navigation which may be done through voice, touch or buttons.

2013 Ford E Series Wagon: Excellent Towing and Passenger Capabilities

The US has seen its share of reliable vans and towing cars for the past decades. With the introduction of the 2013 Ford E Series Wagon, the tradition continues but with several twists. This is a van that flaunts both powers to haul and to accommodate passengers for those long trips. Ford certainly has given this series a lot of thought as there are several models that are now available for the public to choose. These would include the E-150 XL, E-150 XLT, E-350 XL, E-150 XLT Premium, E-350 XL Extended, E-350 XLT, and the best seller E-350 XLT Extended.

 Buyers have the several options when it comes to this type of van series. Its versatility is what attracts in a lot of homeowners who have big families and a manual labor job. The engine could come in varieties of Triton 8 4.6L, 5.4L, and the 6.4L. Only the 6.4L option comes with this Torque Shift (“TorqShift”) technology which is logical since it is present on models that are intended for heavy-duty jobs. The fuel flexibility capability is there too.

In terms of passenger capacity, we can see no less from this series. The regular and heavy duty models can all accommodate 15 passengers. There are passenger seating options that could be availed. These could come in luxury packages that feature limited reclining captain’s seats, cup holders, storage bins, and even clipboards. These packages are intended to keep passengers truly comfortable on long trips.

When it comes to towing power and capability, the 2013 Ford E Series Wagon is quite exceptional too. It comes in two trailer towing packages that have 5,000 lb and 10,000 lb capacities. It is interesting to take note that the braking system of the trailer could be controlled by the van.  Synched braking is a feature that would prove to be vital when there are extremely heavy loads and the van is full of passengers too.

 Generally, the 2013 Ford E Series Wagon is recommended for those who travel a lot and takes a lot of stuff. This van will be reliable on both city and country roads as proven by test drives done by Ford. At a starting price of $29,455 that comes with standard packages, you are really in for a big treat!