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The Ford Escape's four-speed automatic transmission and 3.0-liter V6 engine make driving the car a smooth experience. The automatic and engine work well together, shifting smoothly and selecting the right gears for the driver's needs. The powerband of the vehicle's engine is wide, which makes it a good choice for those who want to get around town without having to compromise power or comfort. The XLT Sport trim level adds a V6 engine and a four-speed automatic transmission, while the rest of the options are the same as the standard XLT trim level.
In 2005, Ford updated the Escape with a new 2.3-liter engine with 153 horsepower. The four-cylinder engine had an optional automatic transmission, and a more powerful 3.2-liter V-6 developed 177 horsepower. The automatic transmission now came standard on all models and added an Intelligent four-wheel-drive system. The Escape is equipped with antilock brakes and rollover protection. In addition, it was made more luxurious with the addition of a Safety Canopy rollover safety system. Despite the SUV's price, the new model offers more comfort and less complication than its predecessor.
The Ford Escape was updated for the 2005 model year. The 2.3-liter engine replaced the previous Zetec 2.0-liter engine, which developed 127 horsepower. The vehicle now had advanced airbag safety systems, a newly designed front bumper, and an intelligent all-wheel-drive system. In 2006, the Escape was given an automatic transmission for the first time. And it now offers two new colors: Red and black.
The Ford Escape is an excellent choice for those who want a vehicle that can handle long trips. The XLT, which is the base trim, has a 2.3-liter engine and a four-speed automatic transmission. The 2.3-liter engine is now standard on the XLT trims. The car is comfortable, but short front-seat bottoms do compromise the passenger's comfort.
The 2006 Ford Escape is one of the top contenders in the compact SUV segment. Its fuel efficiency and practicality make it a popular choice among buyers. But it isn't perfect. The four-cylinder engine was updated beginning with the 2005 models. The XLT model now comes with an optional four-wheel-drive system. Moreover, the vehicle's four-wheel drive has good winter capability.
The Ford Escape is an excellent choice for drivers who need a small SUV for daily use. Its front seats are nearly as roomy as those in the midsize Explorer. The XLT trim has leather interior trim and manually adjustable cloth seats. The Limited has leather seats and a leather interior. The Ford Escape is also available in front-wheel-drive configuration. However, its front-wheel-drive version is available only in the base XLS.