Why invest in a Ford Escape? The reasons are varied and plentiful but today we’re going to focus on two: performance and comfort. The 2011 XLT variant is tremendous in this regard and is a car that warrants your close examination.
Any time you choose an automobile, you want to know it has the “grunt” to get the job done. In other words, you can’t be stuck on a back road behind a tractor without the proper passing power, or worried when getting on a highway on-ramp that you can’t get up to speed swiftly. Fortunately, these aren’t issues with the 2011 Escape XLT. The 2.5L four-cylinder engine that comes standard wields the influence of 171 horses and 171-lb.-ft. of torque. The six-speed automatic transmission comes through, as well, enabling drivers of all skill levels to deftly control the machine.
There are some excellent inclusions on this model that make an immediate, quality-based impact. The base trim of the Escape has regular cloth seats but the XLT’s have been upgraded to a wonderful, plush and premium material. It makes a big difference! Fog lamps on the front are also standard, serving to improve visibility when low-lying clouds impede it. And satellite radio is also provided to bolster entertainment options.