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Member Since 01 Feb 2011
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In Topic: Worst Ever Parking?

24 March 2013 - 07:36 PM

I've seen my dad take up 5 parking spaces at once - with a Toyota Corolla

In Topic: Escape (American Kuga) Interior Pictures

20 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

Yeah the Titanium gets all of that, but its cost quickly approaches that of a luxury car.  For example, the base model is $22,000, but the Titanium with AWD that I just bought was $37,000 (MSRP).  I got it for about $4,000 off after rebates and a VERY nice trade-in valuation.


The sunroof, navigation system, all-wheel drive, full-leather seats, and parking assist systems were the only options I had to get, everything else was in the base.


We also get massively overpowered engines in ours :)  Mine has a 240 HP, 270 lb-ft turbocharged gas engine and will do zero-60 MPH in well under 7 seconds.    That's 243 PS and 365.6 Nm. 


The 1.8 liter Ecoboost is also offered here, but as the mid-range engine producing basically the same power output as the 1.8 liter in the UK. 

In Topic: Escape (American Kuga) Interior Pictures

20 March 2013 - 08:22 PM

Up to this current model year, Ford used XL, XLS, XLT to describe the trim levels.  Higher trim levels usually get a word (Like Lariat, Platinum, Titanium, King Ranch, Harley Davidson, Eddie Bauer) rather than an alpha code.

Not sure why they changed to S, SE and SEL, other than they had been using those trim levels for decades.


GM uses LS, LT, LTZ and then just like Ford use a word for the highest trim level (Now they use "Denali" but they used to use "Silverado")


I'm very surprised Ford released the new vehicle styles here first - we've been complaining for years that Ford makes amazing small vehicles in Europe but their American small vehicles were the butt of jokes, the Festiva being the worst. 

In Topic: Escape (American Kuga) Interior Pictures

19 March 2013 - 08:29 PM

That radio isn't available here in any configuration I could find.  We both have the premium Sony radio, but mine uses a touch display instead of physical buttons. 


Trim levels from least expensive to most expensive -

S, SE, SEL, Titanium

SEL and Titanium both have the MyFord Touch 8" display that mine has, the SE is the only trim level to have the MyFord display like yours has. 

The S trim level has no My Ford display at all, intended for rental fleets.

In Topic: Escape (American Kuga) Interior Pictures

19 March 2013 - 07:11 PM

I think that may just be from having different trim levels than any real difference between the two vehicles.  The center console I have is a fairly expensive upgrade from the base radio.


Is your engine as packed in there as mine is?  I don't think Ford could possibly cram a larger engine into the thing.