The recent explosion of “crossover” vehicles on the automotive market in recent years has resulted in a wide selection of not-quite-SUVs becoming available. If you’re looking for a vehicle that is as versatile as it is spacious, with fuel economy that rivals that of many full-size sedans, you’ll find a perfect fit in the 2015 Ford Escape. The Escape is perfect for the North Texas motorist who needs a vehicle that is just as at home on the busy streets of downtown Dallas as it is in the countryside, towing the boat to Lake Texoma or taking the family camping over the border in Talimena State Park.
The 2015 Escape is the perfect vehicle for almost any situation. It may not be an off-road contender, but it has the space and storage to handle whatever lifestyle you lead and is affordable on almost any budget. The standard 2.5L I-4 engine gets an EPA-estimated 25 combined MPG, and the available 1.6L or 2.0L EcoBoost engines get approximately 25-26 combined MPG; the key difference here being that the EcoBoost variants come with the option of Intelligent 4WD, greatly expanding the capabilities of this already impressive crossover. The EcoBoost engines also boost the Escape’s towing capability to about 2,000 pounds, a 500 pound improvement over the standard I-4. If you opt for the 2.0L version, you can add the Class II Trailer Tow Package that increases your towing capacity to a staggering – for a crossover of this size, that is – 3,500 pounds!
Whether towing a camper or a boat, commuting through Dallas-Fort Worth, or anything in between, you’ll be traveling in elegant, eco-friendly style all the way. You would probably never guess by looking at it, but Ford has lined the whole interior of the 2015 Escape with recycled materials. Sound-absorbent material inside the body of the Escape is made from more than ten pounds of repurposed cotton from old jeans and T-shirts. The carpet and lining is manufactured using post-consumer and post-industrial polyester fibers derived from recycled plastic bottles. Each new Escape contains material equivalent to about 25 twenty-ounce plastic bottles. So, if you’re looking to enjoy nature in a vehicle built with nature in mind, come by Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, TX and test drive a new 2015 Ford Escape now!