Car reviews - Ford - Escape - XLT 5-dr wagon
26 Jun 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
LUGGAGE capacity of the Escape extends from 935 litres to 1792 litres when the 60/40 split-fold rear seats are put into action. Both the seatback and seat cushion fold forward, enabling a large, flat surface at approximately the same height as the cargo-area floor. The seat cushions can also be removed to increase the maximum cargo length even further. The cargo area contains a 12-volt power outlet, luggage tie-down hooks, an open storage bin on each rear-quarter panel and, on XLT models only, a retractable security blind and cargo sack net. The tailgate lifts upward like a conventional hatch. Rear access can also be made via the flip-up rear window.
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Did you know?The Escape towing capacity is 1600kg - enough, according to Ford, to pull a pair of jet skis, snowmobiles or a boat. A towbar is available as a dealer-fit accessory
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