I spent another MLK weekend in Atlanta, this time with my sisters. Unlike my last trip, we rented a Ford Escape to drive around town. Unless I really need a car, I don’t drive at all in NYC so being the designated driver was pretty much everything to me. Since gaining more confidence last fall, the six-lane highway wasn’t as intimidating as it was when we visited Atlanta for my birthday weekend.
First Impressions of the Ford Escape
The Ford Escape is a great size; it is a 5-seat vehicle and the four of us were able to sit comfortably. Since my youngest sister is 5′ 11″, I was a bit concerned that it’d be too small for her when she drove, but she was perfectly fine. We didn’t have much luggage, but we had space and THEN SOME in the trunk.
2016 Ford Escape Performance and Features
I still tend to fast turn sometimes, so the Curve Control safety feature of slowing down the vehicle if it senses you’re turning fast was a plus. In addition to the intelligent access and push-button start, we loved the SYNC® 3 technology, linking my iPhone to the car via Bluetooth to make and receive calls as well as play my DJ Private Ryan podcasts through the Sony audio system.
Like always, returning the car was a sad moment. Compared to my previous solo trips to Atlanta in 2013, driving the Ford Escape for the weekend saved us a lot of time when visiting friends and family. It also helped when going out at night since the MARTA system is limited during the nights and weekends.
The starting price for the Ford Escape is $22,745. For more information visit your local Ford dealer or log on to Ford.com.
Have you driven the Ford Escape before?