The 2013 Ford Escape is lauded by Motor Trend, receiving a four-star overall score by the venerable publication. Significant contributors to this lofty rating are all the safety features that come baked-in to the base model.
The S trim of this compact crossover keeps your family secured through a menagerie of airbags. Front-seat side, front and rear head, and driver-side knee occupant restraint systems are all standard and ready to deploy in the unfortunate event of a crash.
It doesn’t end at inflatable mechanisms, however. The Escape earns its impressive four-star review through additional inclusions such as electronic brake force distribution, child seat anchors, an engine immobilizer, and ventilated front disc brakes. Further, stability and traction control help drivers retain command of their vehicles during both sudden swerves and abrupt stops. And if you do ever collide with something on or off the road, you can rest easy knowing the tire pressure monitor will keep you abreast of any loss of air in your wheels.