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We at Discovery Ford always want you to feel comfortable and confident after you drive off the lot with any of our Ford vehicles. With that being said, safety is one of the most important factors when deciding on the best car for you and your family, which is why we wanted to take a closer look at the 2018 Ford Escape. Here are the 5 top reasons why the new Ford Escape is a great SUV when it comes to your protection and convenience:

1. Hands Free Power Lift Gate

Trying to do too many things at once can be dangerous, especially when you are close to high traffic areas such as busy parking lots. This is why the Foot-Activated, Hands-Free Lift Gate that comes with the 2018 Ford Escape is the perfect feature when you just can’t seem to find your keys fast enough. When you are walking to the car with hands full with groceries, hockey equipment or Fido’s kennel, simply kick your foot under the back bumper to open your trunk and put your things in the car conveniently and quickly. Also, you can adjust the lift-gate height for lower overhangs or tight garage spaces.

2. Weather Protection: Available Intelligent 4WD System, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control and Heated Features.

The weather features in the Ford Escape is ideal for those cold Canadian winters and uses the latest technology to ensure you arrive at your destination safely. The Available Intelligent 4WD System will automatically monitor your car’s traction based on the road conditions every 16 milliseconds! Basically, it will transfer torque from the front wheels to rear wheels to gauge optimum handling at all times. No need to remember to switch over to 4WD on those nasty slippery days, the 2018 Ford Escape will do the thinking for you. Also, with the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control will provide an added safety measure by detecting wheel-slip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion on ice, in the rain or on gravel roads.

The 2018 Ford Escape will make you feel cozy and warm inside and out. In addition to heated seats and steering wheel, the Escape comes with heated mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer to quickly improve visibility when its sub-zero temperatures.

3. Active Park Assist, Reverse Sensing System and BLIS

Sometimes, parking can be stressful. When our car is packed with equipment, the kids or we need to find parking in a time crunch – the Active Park Assist and Rear Cameras will be your best guide. The side sensing system will warn you when you are too close to walls or other cars.

BLIS stands for Blind Spot Information System. While driving, you will be notified on your side mirrors when another vehicle is entering the blind spot zone. It is no coincidence that driving the 2018 Ford Escape will feel like sheer bliss.

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4. You can opt in for the Safe and Smart Package. This includes:
• Front rain-sensing wipers
• Auto high-beam headlights
• BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
• Lane-Keeping System
• Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support
• Auto-dimming rear-view mirror (standard on Titanium)

*Available on Ford Escape SE, SEL and Titanium.

5. Ford PASS
The new Ford App offers the added convenience of controlling features right from your phone. Within the App you will be able to request road side assistance for any emergencies, find parking to avoid any added frustrations in a hurry, as well as a Fuel option to help you find the closest station when you are running low on gas. Furthermore, you can start your car, lock your car and find your car!

These are only 5 reasons that explains why the 2018 Ford Escape received a 5-star safety rating. If you would like to learn more about this amazing family vehicle, check out this video and contact us at Discovery Ford in Burlington for a test drive.