The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently named the 2013 Ford Escape a “Top Safety Pick”. The redesigned model boasts several safety features that helped it earn the IIHS’ seal of approval.
The 2013 Escape earned top scores in each of the IIHS’s primary categories: frontal, side, and rear impact, as well as of the subcategories it was tested in. Improving from the previous Escape, the 2013 earned an excellent strength-to-weight ratio of 5.03 in the IIHS roof strength test.
A slew of technological features have helped further increase safety in the 2013 Ford Escape. Those features include: active park assist to aid in parallel parking, intelligent access with push-button start, BLIS (Blind-Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert, and a hands-free liftgate.
The 2013 Ford Escape is also equipped with SYNC with MyFord Touch which allows the driver to control just about everything in the vehicle with just the sound of their voice. From making phone calls and selecting music to controlling the climate of the vehicle, this Escape allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.