Drivetrain and Suspension
The Explorer Sport is outfitted with a Terrain Management System, bringing four-wheel drive capabilities to this model. Drivers can choose from four settings: snow, sand, mud and hill descent.
Drivers benefit from electric power steering and a sport-tuned suspension. Front MacPherson strut suspension and a stabilizer bar is complemented by an independent multilink rear suspension with a stabilizer bar. Front and rear vented disc brakes and four-channel ABS are standard. Every model is outfitted with 20-inch all-season BSW tires.
The Explorer Sport weighs 4,921 pounds and a has 5,000-lb. towing capacity when properly equipped.
The Explorer sits on a 112.6-inch wheelbase and is 197.1 inches long. It measures 90.2 inches wide and 71.0 inches tall. Front and rear track both measure an identical 67.0 inches.
Seating capacity is for six or seven passengers. Total passenger volume measures 151.7 cubic feet. Cargo volume is 21 cubic feet behind the third row seat, 43.8 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down and 80.7 cubic feet behind the first row.
The Sport’s interior features ample passenger room and is generously appointed. Contrasting stitching can be found across the seats and on the steering wheel, with two-tone leather, brushed aluminum trim and Sport logos placed prominently.
This model also offers many of the amenities today’s drivers want and expect. Ford SYNC with MyFord Touch, a wi-fi hotspot for passengers and Bluetooth connectivity are standard. Remote start, a manual tilt and telescopic steering wheel column, dual zone climate control and a 12-speaker premium audio system are also included. A navigation system with a trial SiriusXM satellite radio system is available.
The Ford Escape is a sport utility vehicle that is good on the road, small and very affordable. This vehicle offers agile handling, a smooth ride, and the ability to take in under its roof a maximum of four passengers. Combined with an optional V6 engine, the Ford Escape provides brisk acceleration. It also sports rear seats that could be folded down flat so as to reveal a flat and moderately sized cargo area.
Comparing the Ford Escape to other compact SUVs, this vehicle is very much wider and has a well-planted stance. It has a forward-poised stance, large wheel lips, a wide body cladding, and integrated bumper guards. Adding a sporting appeal to the Ford Escape is its short front and rear. The Ford Escape looks bolder and more aggressive than the Honda CR-V. As per this sport utility vehicle’s interior, it is very much spacious. It holds front seats that are nearly as generous in space as the Ford Explorer. It also has low door sills and wide door openings that make entry and exit easy. The instrument panel is very straightforward and holds instruments white in color. For easy driver access and reach while drive, the audio system, heating system, ventilation, and air conditioning controls have been mounted in the center stack and angled slightly towards the driver. As per the power window and lock switches, they have been illuminated so as to facilitate an easier find and access.
When driven, the Ford Escape offers responsive handling and brisk acceleration performance. It has a relatively taut suspension that is very much unlike the slack characteristic that larger SUVs contain. This vehicle also boasts a responsive steering. The driver of the Ford Escape is given a sense of control. An additional plus for this vehicle is that its tires has the capacity to grip respectively in paved corners, thus providing a quick, yet smooth driving for everyone. The brakes of the Ford Escape also are smooth and responsive.