Frequently Asked Questions: Ford Escape

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Is the Ford Escape AWD?
You bet it is! With its available Intelligent 4WD system, the Ford Escape is always keeping a close watch on road conditions so that it can transfer power from its front to its rear wheels to give you the best possible traction and control as you drive around the greater Christiansburg, VA area
Can the Ford Escape tow?
Without question! A properly equipped Ford Escape can move up to 3,500 pounds, allowing it to tow along most utility trailers, or small camping trailers in a pinch for those adventurous drivers in nearby Salem, VA
Where is the Ford Escape made?
Not that far from Roanoke and Blacksburg! In fact, the Ford Escape is manufactured in neighboring Kentucky at Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant, right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A!
How many trim levels does the Ford Escape have?
The Ford Escape has five different trim levels, including…

  • Ford Escape S
  • Ford Escape SE
  • Ford Escape SE Sport
  • Ford Escape SEL
  • Ford Escape Titanium
What type of battery is in the Ford Escape?
The Ford Escape comes equipped with a Ford Motorcraft® Tested Tough® Battery
Is the Ford Escape reliable?
Undoubtedly! Ford has always been well-known for the long-lasting reliability of its cars, and the new Ford Escape is no exception. With its 3-year / 36,000-mile basic limited warranty and 5-year / 60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, you can rest assured you’re your Ford Escape will be a joy to drive around the greater Radford area for years to come.
Is the Ford Escape electric?
Not currently. All new Ford Escape SUVs for sale at our dealership near Floyd, VA are gas-powered, but we have plenty of electrified Ford models in stock.
Is it easy to update the Ford Escape software?
It’s a piece of cake! You can update your compatible Ford SYNC® infotainment system software via a simple download from the Ford Owner’s site, or swing by our Christiansburg, VA Ford certified service center and we’ll update it for you!
Does the Ford Escape require special coolant?
Not at all! In fact, you can pick up a gallon of genuine Motorcraft coolant just down the road from Salem and Roanoke at our certified Ford service and repair center, and save money in the process with our parts and service specials.
Does the Ford Escape come with remote start?
With the right equipment and a FordPass™ Connect-enabled smartphone, you can remotely start your Ford Escape with ease, allowing you to warm it up on chilly mornings or cool it off before you slip inside on hot summer days.
Does the Ford Escape have Apple CarPlay?
The Ford Escape SE trim comes equipped with a Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, allowing for seamless pairing of your iPhone to its infotainment display.
Does the Ford Escape require premium gas?
No it does not! In fact, you’ll be just fine driving your new Ford Escape with regular unleaded gas in the tank.
Does the Ford Escape have a spare tire?
Yes, unlike a lot of crossovers these days, the Ford Escape does come standard with a spare tire.
Why should I buy the Ford Escape?
The Ford Escape is the best of both worlds; a day-to-day driver that’s easy to love on your commute, and even easier to enjoy when you’re off on a weekend adventure. With great responsiveness, a well-appointed cabin for up to five passengers, and the latest Ford safety tech, the Ford Escape is just as poised as it is practical, making it a perfect fit for Virginian drivers.
How much is the Ford Escape lease?
That can vary from trim to trim, but some Ford Escape models can lease at just $275 a month. Of course, when you come to Motor Mile Ford, we’ll gladly help you take advantage of the latest leasing incentives, trade-in deals, and financing specials to help you save on your Ford Escape lease.

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