This blog has been a collaboration between Ford Australia and House of White.
So even in the few short years since I bought my current car, a Ford Territory – cars have come a very long way! We’ve been very fortunate to test our a few of Fords rides now, most recently the new Ford Escape.
We decided, to really test out the car and it’s suitability for our family would be to go on our own little Escape of our own. Living regionally, we made the hike up the highway to big smoke. Putting it through it’s paces in both a rural and urban setting.
For us there are a number of non negotiable features a car needs, first and formlessly is safety! Carting around our precious cargo you can be greatly at ease as the Ford Escape proudly has a 5-Star ANCAP safety rating and offers additional Driver Assist Technologies to help better parent’s driving in stressful situations. Especially for me, often driving long distance between country and town I’m constantly trying to break up back seat squabbles, retrieve dummies that have been thrown on the floor or trying to keep awake a toddler who wants to fall asleep minutes before we arrive home.
Additional to these features, the Ford Escape has a hands free parallel parking system that guides the car into a spot with ease. Which is great for tight parking spaces around town, when there isn’t an abundance of parking even available.
The Ford Escape is also extremely economical to drive, something I’m very conscious of driving long distance. It has EcoBoost technology outfitted, which means excellent fuel efficiency for less dollars spent at the pump. It also means less time stopping to fill up, something all us mums dread with kids in the car! The Escape also doesn’t let a single drop go to waste with Auto Stop/Start
technology. So when stuck in the bumper to bumper traffic, navigating the dozens traffic lights in Melbourne peak hour traffic, it will shut off the engine while you wait.
The Escape is also a perfect sized car for us. It comfortably has seats five with ample boot space and leg room, so not a single passenger will feel squished. It is also extremely adaptable to all situations with configurations like rear seats to fold down when you need more room. All while being easy to get down tiny Melbourne lane-ways and fit into poorly design shopping centre car parks. Every mum knows the nightmare of trying to get kids in and out the car in a tight space.
Overall, we had a great Escape with our Escape (see what I did there). This car really fit in well with where our family is at. Being able to fit in, in all situations is a big plus for adventurous little family!
As I said, cars have come a long way in a short period of time. As I’m sure all families are aware, having anything that assists you in the daily chaos that is raising children is eagerly welcomed. Something as little as hands free tailgate, wide angle reverse camera or tray tables for the kids in the back seat – Ford just get it!