The 2012 Ford Escape SUV's underlying structure was build with a little input from Mazda. It has a light duty all wheel drive system and as such, it is more suitable for on road driving than for off road driving. It comes with a 2.5L 171 horsepower automatic engine. You can also get the Ford Escape SUV that comes with a manual transmission, but it is only available in some models. The fuel efficiency stands at 28 miles per gallon, but that is on a smooth highway.
It is available in three trim levels, which include the Escape limited, XLS and the XLT. The XLS is outfitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, antilock brakes, cruise control, full power accessories and stability control. The XLT comes with all the features available on the XLS and also adds the following features; power driver seat, automatic headlights and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The limited trim adds Ford's Sync system, heated front seats and leather upholstery. When choosing the trim to go for, you should first ask yourself what you are looking for in an SUV. Major options to choose from include; an automated parallel-parking system, upgraded stereo, rear parking sensors and a navigation system.
With the 2012 Ford Escape SUV, you will surely be spoilt for choice because on top of all the features that come with the vehicle, you can also get a Ford Escape SUV that comes with a five speed manual transmission engine, a 2.5L 171 hp engine, a six speed automatic transmission, or with a gasoline/electric powertrain that will provide the best fuel efficiency. The Escape is available in a number of color variants to include black, blue flame, Toreodor red, gold leaf, steel blue, ingot silver, sterling grey and white suede for the exterior and the exteriot can be availed in charcoal black or camel pigments. The 2012 Ford Escape SUV might not be the best SUV vehicle in the market, but it sure has its own way of appealing to its consumers.