Ford is justifiably proud of the 2013 Escape, and is playing up the vehicle's multiple new features. This short video showcases some of the innovative storage and cargo solutions on the new Escape for today's connected & busy drivers.
Escape Marketing Manager Jason Sprawka points out the Escape's improved cargo volume compared to last year's model, as well as the new second-row underfloor storage, a compact umbrella holder by the driver's door, eight total cupholders, and a center console cupholder designed to accommodate a 1-liter water bottle.
An optional 110-volt AC outlet in the backseat lets you charge a laptop or other portable electronics, and the Escape's rear seats fold forward in two positions to create a flat load floor or to maximize load capacity.
But perhaps the most talked-about feature on the 2013 Escape is the handsfree tailgate actuated by kicking your leg under the rear bumper to open the tailgate, likely to be loved by Costco shoppers and busy moms nationwide.
Clever cargo utility aside, the 2013 Escape isn't bad to drive, either.