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Car reviews - Ford - Escape - XLT 5-dr wagon

Brakes

Ford logo26 Jun 2001

By BRUCE NEWTON

ESCAPE'S front wheels are equipped with single-piston ventilated disc brakes, each with a diameter of 278mm and thickness of 24mm. The callipers each have a cylinder diameter of 60mm. At the rear, the wheels make do with leading/trailing drum brakes. The drum diameter is 229mm and the lining width 42mm. An 8-inch + 8-inch tandem vacuum booster is employed. A five-sensor, four-channel, four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) is also standard on XLT.

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Working in conjunction with the ABS system, EBD automatically adjusts the rear-wheel braking force in accordance with the weight of the occupants and luggage, vehicle speed and current road conditions

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