Interested in a used Ford Escape? Fantastic. It’s hard to pick a better crossover vehicle for your family than the 2015 SE, as many have attested. A big reason behind this is that the Big Blue Oval’s SUV comes standard with AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
Ford’s traction control monitors for sliding and skidding. If tire spinning does occur, it’ll throttle down on power using ABS until the vehicle “finds its footing” on the terrain, so to speak. How? Well, the system automatically senses your acceleration, steering angle, and more to determine when you may be losing your grip on the road, and then selectively brakes each wheel to compensate. This all happens in roughly a sixtieth of a second.
There are no operating requirements for the end user. Instead, every time you power up your Escape SE, electronic stability control will be activated and intelligently monitoring for any potential traction problems. Keep in mind, however, that you can deactivate ESC at any time. This may come in handy if you’re already trapped in mud or snow and need to rock your vehicle back and forth by intentionally spinning the tires.