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Escape From The Normal SUV: 2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape

Its hard to believe that the Ford Escape is almost 17 years old. Ever since its rugged first generation model was introduced in 2000, buyers have fallen for its efficient powertrains, capable Four-Wheel-Drive systems, and agile driving characteristics. Now, the 2017 Ford Escape has been unveiled and its better than ever!

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Sure-Footed Fords: Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

Sure-Footed Ford's: Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive

Seasonal weather shouldn’t interfere with holiday plans. Everyone with a 2016 Ford knows they can get there no matter what winter throws at them! This is thanks to the ultra capable Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system. This system monitors road conditions and adjusts accordingly. This then allows for optimal traction in any situation, assuring you that your sure-footed Ford will get you to your destination with no trouble.

How does it do this? Magic of course! The magic of great engineering that is, as the Intelligent drive system monitors data all over the vehicle such as steering angle, pedal position, acceleration, turning, and wheel speeds every second to prevent traction loss from the start. If it senses traction loss it will send torque to the rear wheels as needed to instantly improve handling.

Did you also know that this system helps in normal driving conditions too, not just rain or snow? It can send the power to the front wheels in normal driving conditions to help make the vehicle more efficient, which in turn will save you money. But if you’re a performance geek like us here at Ford Addict, you’ll also notice that the power can also be sent to the rear wheels in normal conditions to aid acceleration as well.

In the 2016 Explorer models a Terrain Management System allows a choice of 5 settings to optimize the vehicles capabilities on and off road. These modes are Normal, Mud/Ruts, Sand, Grass/Gravel/Snow, and Hill Control.

Sure-Footed Ford's: Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive

The Explorer’s Terrain Management selector. Turn it to the condition you need, and you’re ready to power through anything!

It’s probably with mentioning that you can get All-Wheel Drive on vehicles outside of Ford’s SUV range. In fact: Here is a list of 2016 Ford models that can be optioned with All-Wheel or Four-Wheel Drive:

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS
  • 2016 Ford Fusion
  • 2016 Ford Tarus
  • 2016 Ford Flex
  • 2016 Ford Escape
  • 2016 Ford Explorer
  • 2016 Ford Expedition
  • 2016 Ford F-150
  • 2016 Ford Super Duty

With most of Ford’s award winning lineup available in this configuration, isn’t it time you had the chance to drive a truly smart car?

Sure-Footed Ford's: Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive

Instead of explaining how awesome the Focus RS AWD system is, we’ll let this diagram show everything. #Magic