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The Escape is a compact SUV in Ford’s wide selection of cars. It has ranked 10th place on Auto Press’ most affordable compact SUV column. It’s important to keep in mind car prices when purchasing a car, but many people neglect to take into consideration the associated costs. Fuel efficiency would be one, and Ford Escape insurance would be the other. Being a compact SUV, the Escape is fuel-efficient for its class, and due to its rankings, it is easily insurable.
Purchasing the hybrid form of the Escape could net you a reduction in your monthly premium, in addition to being fuel efficient. Generally drivers of the hybrid form of the Escape enjoy two discounts. Statistics show that these drivers are usually married, and usually have a clean driving history. They are usually less risky to insure.
Although, don’t worry if you’re purchasing a non-hybrid form. There are always ways to save Scrutinize your current insurance policy, and take out certain levels of coverage that you no longer need. Perhaps you don’t need such a low deductible on your collision and comprehensive; consider raising it, and you’ll see a drop in your monthly premium.
The Escape stands out due to a lot of its tech options, and its above-average performance. Being a compact SUV, it is best suited for on-road driving as opposed to off-road. All of the trims come with a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine, which is peppy enough for the Escape’s purposes. However, if you upgrade to the XLT trim level, a 3.0 liter, V6 is available for a little extra kick. The base trim level, the XLS comes equipped with:
You get a lot of bang for your buck; however the XLT adds a few options to the mix that you might find favorable. With this trim level you also get automatic headlights and power driver seat among other features. Lastly the top tier trim level, the Limited, adds Ford’s Sync technology, heated front seats, and leather seats.
Optional features include things such as rear parking sensors, sunroofs, and a navigation system. It’s just a matter of what you want; there are many bells and whistles that can come with this car.
Safety features can also help you save, when it comes to car insurance. That said, the Escape hasn’t received excellent safety ratings. It has received 3/5 stars overall, and 3/5 stars in front, rollover, and side crash tests by the NHTSA. The IIHS has not tested the 2012 model, but the 2011 received a ranking of “good” in the above-mentioned crash tests, and a below-average score of “marginal” when it came to crash testing its roof.
It does come with front and side airbags for all the rows of seating. Standard is also an anti-theft system that could lower your comprehensive costs, and as you know, it has parking assist as one of its many optional features.
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