Welcome back, Seattle! We hope all of you had a wonderful week of Independence Day festivities. With things settling down again, you may already be sliding back into your regular schedule and to-do list. If one of your “stuff to get done” items is located a new ride, we think the 2010 Escape XLS is the perfect machine if you’re searching for a safe SUV with a myriad of conveniences.
Whether you’re a solo passenger or ferrying around a full family, Ford’s Escape is an attractive option thanks to its focus on the security of its occupants. Standard front and back airbags are present, of course, but so are side-curtain inflatables with a rollover sensor, protecting all involved in the case a severe crash occurs. The latter actually slide in-between the rear occupants’ heads and the windows, preventing an impact with the glass.
The 2010 Escape XLS pampers its passengers in other ways, as well. It’s not all strictly about safety… there’s plenty of fun to be had, too. Driving enthusiasts will love that this machine comes standard with a fun-to-shift, hands-on five-speed manual transmission. Also, the AM/FM stereo is equipped with a CD player and an auxiliary jack for device playback and charging, meaning you get to take your songs with you everywhere you go.