Publicación: 2011-05-11 16:13:09 Por: Oscar Méndez

2008 Ford Escape De lo mejor de Ford ahora aún mejor.

Conclusiones

Independientemente del precio, la Ford Escape 2008 se mantiene como uno de los mejores vehículos de la gama Ford y competitiva en un campo atestado de pequeñas sport utility. No obstante, modelo por modelo y equipo por equipo, los precios de la Escape son muy buenos. Las considerables mejoras para 2008 añaden equipamiento de seguridad, refinamiento, confort y más estilo. La Escape ofrece tracción delantera, tracción total, competitivos motores cuatro y seis cilindros y el paquete Hybrid, el cual trabajo básicamente como lo hacen los modelos convencionales. El millaje de combustible para todos los modelos, y la capacidad de arrastre, califican con lo mejor. Para un transporte diario de uso múltiple razonablemente eficiente, la Escape clasifica entre las mejores SUV compactas.

J.P. Vettraino, corresponsal de NewCarTestDrive.com, probó la Ford Escape 2008 en Detroit.


Model Line Overview


Model lineup:Ford Escape XLS ($18,580); XLS 4WD ($21,320); XLT ($20,880); XLT 4WD ($22,360); Limited ($23, 580); Limited 4WD ($25,330); Hybrid ($25,075); Hybrid 4WD ($26,825)
Engines:153-hp 2.3-liter inline-4; 200-hp 3.0-liter V6; 133-hp 2.3-liter Atkinson-cycle inline-4 with 70-kW, 330-volt electric motor
Transmissions:5-speed manual; 4-speed automatic; continuously variable (CVT)
Safety equipment (standard):front-impact airbags, front passenger side-impact airbags, curtain style head-protection airbags for all outboard seats, rollover protection system with roll stability control, dynamic stability control, four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) , tire-pressure monitor
Safety equipment (optional):none
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Kansas City, Missouri; Avon Lake, Ohio


Specifications As Tested


Model tested (MSRP):Ford Escape Limited 4WD ($25,330)
Standard equipment:air conditioning, leather seating, six-way power driver's seat with manual lumbar control, AM/FM/cassette with in-dash six-CD changer and auxiliary jack, cruise control, power locks, illuminated remote keyless entry pad, automatic headlights, power mirrors, power windows with express down for driver's window, auto-dim rearview mirror, center console with armrest, overhead storage console, message center with compass, dual illuminated visor mirrors, three accessory power outlets, privacy glass, electric rear window defroster, front fog lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, floor mats
Options as tested (MSRP):Navigation system with seven-speaker Audiophile stereo and subwoofer ($2,395); Sirius Satellite Radio receiver ($195); Limited Luxury Package ($795) includes dual-zone automatic temperature control, heated side mirrors, heated front seats and reverse sensing system; Cargo Convenience Group ($295) includes cargo cover and compartmentalized storage bin; Chrome Appearance Package ($195) includes chrome roof rack; 17-inch chromed allow wheels ($695); Trailer Tow Package ($345) includes Class II receiver hitch, wiring harness with four-pin connector, oil cooler
Destination charge:($665)
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP):$30910
Layout:all-wheel drive
Engine:3.0-liter dohc 24-valve V6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):200 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):193 @ 4850
Transmission:4-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:17/22 mpg
Wheelbase:103.1 in.
Length/width/height:174.7/71.1/67.7 in.
Track, f/r:61.1/61.4 in.
Turning circle:36.7 ft.
Seating capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:40.4/53.3/41.6 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:39.3/49..1/35.6 in.
Cargo volume:66.3 cu. ft.
Payload:N/A
Towing capacity:3500
Suspension, f:independent MacPherson strut, anti-roll bar
Suspension, r:independent multi-link, coil springs
Ground clearance:8.1 in.
Curb weight:3522 lbs.
Tires:P225/65R17
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/drum with four-channel ABS
Fuel capacity:16.5 gal.


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