The Ford Escape entered the scene in 2000 and ever since has had consistently high ratings in the compact SUV market segment. Over the years it has evolved from being a “boxy” conservative machine to something today that can definitely said to be sleek and very modern. For budget minded buyers the base engine is a good choice but even if you want a little spunk the high power turbo will still give you exceptional mileage.

Let’s have a look at why buying a Ford Escape in Chicago is a great choice:

   * Space: Bear in mind that the Escape is a compact SUV so you don’t expect the same room as you do in the Explorer but saying that, the Ford Escape is generously proportioned. Back seat passengers are given ample leg room and there is more than enough cargo space in the rear, almost as much as expected in a mid size model.

   * Engine options: The Ford Escape in Chicago offers buyers two engine choices, both of which perform well and are fuel efficient. The base 1.6 liter is rated at 178 horsepower. The 2.0 liter turbo-charged is the engine choice for those that want more of a kick, it is rated at 240 horsepower and due to the high torque rating it can easily pull up to 3500 pounds and to top it all off, this model can hold its own with most sports coupes that are available.

   * Mileage: Everyone that is shopping for a new vehicle is concerned with efficiency, the Ford Escape in Chicago is especially good; all the four wheel drive models get at least 31 mpg on the highway and any of the available engines are happy to run on regular unleaded gasoline.

Although it might not be especially suitable for off-road use it is seen by many as being one of the best small SUVs available. Visit Hawk Ford of Oak Lawn at http://www.hawkford.com for more information. Follow us on twitter.com.

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