2010 Ford Escape Adding New Safety Features
Ford is using its Escape SUV as the first example of how it can add a bevy of its latest high-tech safety features to an existing model. Safety options like the teen-monitoring MyKey system and Ford’s automated parking system will be available as options when the 2010 Escape and Escape Hybrid go on sale this summer.
These features were announced on newly launched models like the 2010 Ford Taurus, but Ford is making a concerted effort to add them across the board, even on models that aren’t due for a redesign or even a mild mechanical update.
The Escape will be the first SUV on the market with an automated parking system. Other cars from Lexus and Toyota feature similar systems, but SUVs are prone to having less visibility, so this system could be seen as more advantageous than one on a Toyota Prius.
Ford’s latest Sync system with real-time traffic updates will also be available. For the first time, the Escape will feature an optional rearview camera when equipped with a navigation system.
The Ford Escape is already an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick.