Ford 2013 Escape

  1. What year did Ford phase out the Mercury brand of vehicles?
  2. What are the four trailer classes that can be towed by Ford cars and light trucks.
    • Class I - Light Duty  - 2000 lbs. max.
    • Class II - Medium Duty - 2001-3500 lbs.
    • Class III - Heavy Duty - 3501-5000 lbs.
    • Class IV - Extra Heavy Duty - Over 5000 lbs.
  3. What is Safety Cell Construction?
    • Integrated body structure designed to work as a system to provide protection for occupants. Its major design features include:
    • • Front-end structure with a reinforced subframe to provide energy absorption
    • • Crosscowl beam that helps provide an additional mounting point for the steering column and airbag mountings, reducing their movement in the event of a frontal impact
    • • High-strength side door intrusion beams
    • • Sheet metal at the front and rear corners that collapses progressively and predictably to dissipate some of the energy of an impact
  4. Does horsepower or torque have the most effect on getting the vehicle moving?
  5. What is Torque?
    Turning or twisting force that produces rotation, expressed in pound-feet (lb.-ft.). Torque affects the vehicle’s performance when accelerating, when carrying heavy loads or when towing a trailer.See Torque Rating in this Glossary for more information.How torque is generated in one cylinder of a four-stroke engineCombustion of gas in the cylinder creates pressure against the piston. That pressure creates a force on the piston that pushes it down. The force is transmitted from the piston to the connecting rod, and from the connecting rod to the crankshaft. The point where the connecting rod attaches to the crankshaft is some distance from the center of the shaft. The horizontal distance changes as the crankshaft spins, so the torque also changes since torque equals force multiplied by distance.
  6. What is All-Wheel Drive (AWD)?
    Continuously monitors wheel speed, throttle position and steering-wheel angle sensors to determine the vehicle’s conditions and driver’s intent. The system then determines the optimal amount of front and rear torque for the given conditions to not only reduce wheelslip but to prevent the slip from occurring in the first place. This helps ensure the vehicle will be surefooted on the road in a variety of conditions, such as fast cornering, uneven pavement, potholes and slippery surfaces.  A vehicle equipped with AWD normally functions in front-wheel-drive/rear-wheel-drive mode, but when sensors detect that wheelslip is occurring or even just likely to occur, the AWD system can react within as little as 50 milliseconds to distribute up to 100 percent of the available torque to the wheels with the most available traction. The controller may detect a difference in wheel speed even in good weather, such as when driving through sand, mud or wet leaves.
  7. What is Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV)?
    Vehicle that operates on an alternative fuel like ethanol or methanol. FFVs usually require some gasoline to be mixed with the alternative fuel. Ford vehicles’ Flex Fuel (E85) compatibility means the vehicles are capable of operating on E85, gasoline or any combination of the two fuels with no reduction in horsepower or torque.
  8. What is Front-Wheel Drive?
    Drive configuration in which the engine power is supplied to the front wheels via halfshafts.
  9. What is a Fifth wheel?
    Device used to couple a trailer with a truck. In most F-Series Pickup models, the fifth wheel is an upper mounting on the pickup box floor. The upper fifth wheel engages a trailer and consists of a plate and a rigidly mounted kingpin. A lower fifth wheel mounts on a tractor frame and consists of a base, rocking plate and locking mechanism that engages the kingpin on the trailer.
  10. What is a Alternative Fuel Vehicle?
    Refers to any type of vehicle that uses nontraditional fuel or power sources such as:• Methanol/Ethanol• Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)• Liquid Propane Gas (LPG)• Electricity (as in Focus Electric, Escape Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid).
  11. What is AdvanceTrac?
    This is an Electronic Stability Control system that helps the driver maintain vehicle stability in adverse driving situations or when making evasive maneuvers on slippery pavement. It monitors the vehicle’s cornering behavior with steering angle, lateral acceleration and yaw rate sensors, and automatically makes braking and throttle adjustments to match the vehicle’s direction to the driver’s intention using Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Traction Control components.
  12. What is AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control)?
    RSC is an additional vehicle control software module that builds on the ABS, Traction Control and yaw control systems of AdvanceTrac to help keep the vehicle tires on the ground by monitoring and helping control roll rate.
  13. What are Anti-theft Systems?
    A number of anti-theft systems are available for Ford vehicles, including:• Inclination sensor — A sensor that records the vehicle’s position when the available anti-theft system is armed. If the vehicle’s angle changes (e.g., tow-away, jack-up, etc.), it triggers the alarm• Interior-motion sensor — An ultrasonic sensor to detect “smash and grab” break-ins• Perimeter anti-theft alarm system — Guards the vehicle’s doors, hood and trunk/liftgate from an unauthorized entry• SecuriLock® passive anti-theft ignition system — Prevents the engine from being started unless a coded key programmed to the vehicle is used (there are billions of possible codes).
  14. What is Intelligent 4WD?
    • • Intelligent 4WD is fully automatic with seamless operation and no switch — totally transparent to the driver
    • • Continuously monitors wheel speed, throttle position and steering-wheel angle to determine the vehicle’s condition and driver’s intent
    • • System then determines the optimal amount of front and rear torque for the given conditions to not only reduce wheelslip, but to preemptively prevent slip from occurring in the first place
    • • Using an electromagnetic clutch pack, the system commands torque transfer to prevent wheelslip and offer the best possible performance in all-weather driving conditions
    • • Helps eliminate torque steer and helps balance the vehicle when cornering
  15. What is Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System (TMS)?
    • • Offers four available drive modes designed to enhance traction in available terrain conditions: – Normal– Snow, Gravel, Grass– Sand– Mud, Ruts
    • • Features an Intelligent 4WD control program that enhances vehicle capability based on the driving situation
    • • Integrates powertrain and braking controls to provide appropriate traction for any driving conditions the roads and climate may present
    • • Helps to deliver increased fuel economy by eliminating heavy transfer case and driveline components while making 4WD capabilities more accessible
    • • Offers 4WD capability with an easy and intuitively operated rotary control switch
    • • Builds driver confidence in the capability of Explorer
    • • Reduces driveline mass to help deliver up to 25% better fuel economy than transfer case-equipped models
    • • Includes electronic logic and a full-featured, 2-speed transfer case
    • • System is activated using a rotary switch on the instrument panel with four positions: 2H (two-wheel- drive HIGH), 4A (four-wheel-drive AUTO), 4H (four-wheel-drive HIGH) and 4L (four-wheel-drive LOW)
    • • 4A Mode provides four-wheel drive with power to the rear axle, and to the front axle as required for increased traction – 4A Mode is appropriate for any driving, whether on dry pavement or in adverse conditions– For extreme winter weather or off-road driving, a customer may choose to switch to 4H or 4L
    • • 4H Mode provides four-wheel drive with full power to both axles and is only intended for severe weather or off-road conditions, such as deep snow and ice (where no pavement remains uncovered), mud or sand – 4H should never be used on dry pavement, as the vehicle will bind and make noise when going around turns– In 4H, the system provides electronically locked four-wheel-drive power to the front and rear wheels
    • • 4L Mode supplies electronically locked four-wheel drive with full power to both axles and includes a lower gear ratio reduction. It is only intended for off-road applications that require extra power, including deep sand, steep grades and when pulling a boat and trailer out of water – 4L should never be used on dry pavement, as the vehicle will bind when going around corners
    • • 2H Mode uses the Integrated Wheel End (IWE) System to disengage the front driveline at the wheel ends and send all available engine power to the rear wheels – With 2H engaged, vehicle operates as a rear-wheel-drive vehicle– 2H should be used for optimal fuel economy
  16. What 2013 Escape trim level has the following external features? 

    Door handles – black
    Exhaust tip – single stainless steel
    Grille – upper – black
    Grille – lower – black
    Mirror caps – black
    Beltline molding – black
    17-inch steel wheels with Sparkle Silver painted wheel covers
    Spoiler, rear – body-color
     The 2013 Escape S
  17. What 2013 Escape trim level has the following external features?

    Door handles – body-color
    Exhaust tips – dual chrome
    Grille – upper – black with chrome bar
    Mirror caps – body-color
    Beltline molding – chrome
    17-inch painted Sparkle Silver aluminum wheels
    Fog lamps
    Privacy glass
    The 2013 Escape SE
  18. What 2013 Escape trim level has the following external features?

    Grille – upper – gloss black with chrome surround
    Grille – lower – gloss black
    18-inch Sparkle Nickel painted aluminum wheels
    Chrome liftgate trim
    The 2013 Escape SEL
  19. What 2013 Escape trim level has the following external features?

    19-inch Luster Nickel painted aluminum wheels
    Silver roof rails with black crossbars
    HID headlamps
    The 2013 Escape Titanium
  20. What 2013 Escape trim level has the following internal features?

    Carpeted floor mats – front
    Seats – cloth, black
    The 2013 Escape S
  21. What 2013 Escape trim level has the following internal features?

    Carpeted floor mats – front and rear
    Seats – cloth, Medium Light Stone or Charcoal Black
    Rear seat recline
    Center armrest – rear
    High gloss trim
    Chrome finish on door handles
    The 2013 Escape SE 
  22. What 2013 Escape trim level has the following internal features?

    Seats – leather-trimmed with heated front seats
    Chrome register vent surrounds
    Ambient lighting
    Shifter knob – leather-wrapped with chrome accent
    Steering wheel – leather-wrapped
    High gloss black trim
    The 2013 Escape SEL
  23. What 2013 Escape trim level has the following internal features?

    Seats – Premium cloth and leather-trimmed
    The 2013 Escape Titanium
  24. Explain the Intelligent 4WD on the 2013 Escape?
    The Escape measures traction every 16 milliseconds – which is about 20 times faster than it takes to blink your eye.

    If the system senses that the front wheels are slipping, it sends power to the rear wheels that aren't slipping. When the front wheels regain traction, the power shifts back to the front again. That helps keep the wheels firmly planted on the road without the driver having to worry about or select anything.
  25. What are the option for toeing a 2013 Escape behind a RV?
    2WD Escape models can be towed with a front-wheel dolly or flatbed trailer.

    4WD Escape models MUST be towed with a flatbed trailer.
  26. What 2013 Escape trim level has the following seating option?

    Reclining front cloth bucket seats with adjustable head restraints
    6-way manual driver seat
    Passenger 2-way manual seat adjustment
    The 2013 Escape S
  27. What 2013 Escape trim level has the following seating option?

    Driver seat back map pocket
    Rear center armrest
    Rear seat recline
    Thew 2013 Escape SE
  28. What 2013 Escape trim level has the following seating option?

    Driver and front passenger heated leather-trimmed seats
    Dual reclining front bucket seats
    Driver 10-way power seat adjustment with lumbar support
    Passenger 2-way manual seat adjustment
    Front adjustable head restraints
    Memory controls for front driver seat and outside mirrors
    The 2013 Escape SEL
  29. What 2013 Escape trim level has the following seating options?

    Sport-styled trim-specific cloth and leather-trimmed seats
    The 2013 Escape Titanium
  30. On the 2013 Escape which trim levels come with heated seats?
    SEL and Titanium
  31. On the 2013 Escape the Power Panoramic Vista Roof makes up what percentage of the total roof area?
  32. The Power Panoramic Vista Roof is available on which models of the 2013 Escape?
    The 2013 Escape SE, SEL and Titanium models.
  33. How does the Power Panoramic Vista Roof work on the 2013 Escape?
    • Two large glass panes come together to form the roof encompassing almost the entire roof area.
    • A one-touch feature opens and closes the moonroof in the front row.
    • Solar reflective glass helps keep the cabin cool and blocks harmful UV rays that could cause the interior to fade over time.
  34. What is the availablity of SYNC with MyFord Touch on the 2013 Escape?
    Standard on the 2013 Escape SEL and Titanium and available on SE.
  35. Explain how the Hands-Free Power Liftgate works on the 2013 Escape? 
    • Approach Escape with the Intelligent Access key in your pocket, coat, briefcase, or purse
    • Provide a gentle leg kicking motion straight under the center of the rear bumper (i.e., raise and then lower your leg, moving your foot toward and under, then away from the rear bumper)
    • Two sensors detect the shin and the foot motion
    • With the key fob and leg motion detected, the liftgate unlocks and opens/closes automaticallyImportant: Explain to customers that it may require several attempts to find the kicking motion "sweet spot" (based on customer's height).
    • Non-hands-free optional on SE.
    • Hands-free available on SEL and Titanium.
    • Not available with Class II Trailer Tow Package.
  36. On the 2013 Escape how do you set the liftgate height?
    • To set the liftgate height:
    • Open the liftgate.
    • Manually move the liftgate to the desired height.
    • Press and hold the control button on the liftgate until a chime is heard, indicating the new height has been programmed.
    • The new open liftgate height will now be recalled when the power liftgate is opened.
  37. What are the four SYNC systems that are available on Ford vehicles as of 2013?
    • SYNC
    • SYNC with Optional Navagation System
    • SYNC with MyFord
    • MyFord Touch
  38. What are the engine choices on the 2013 Escape?
    • • 1.6L EcoBoost I-4 (the latest addition to theEcoBoost family debuts in the 2013 Escape).
    • • 2.0L EcoBoost I-4
    • • 2.5L iVCT I-4
  39. On the 2013 Escape what is the 1.6L EcoBoost I-4 engine's horsepower, torque and model availability.
    • 1.6L EcoBoost I-4
    • • 178 horsepower @ 5700 rpm(1)
    • • 184 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2500 rpm(1)
    • • Standard on SE and SEL (FWD or 4WD)
  40. On the 2013 Escape what is the 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine's horsepower, torque and model availability.
    • 2.0L EcoBoost I-4
    • • 240 horsepower @ 5500 rpm(1)
    • • 270 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3000 rpm(1)
    • • Optional on SE and SEL and standard on Titanium(FWD or 4WD)
  41. On the 2013 Escape what is the 2.5L iVCT I-4 engine's horsepower, torque and model availability.
    • 2.5L iVCT I-4
    • • 168 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
    • • 170 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm
    • • Standard on S (FWD)
  42. What is Body-On-Frame Construction?
    Type of vehicle construction with the body attached to a separate frame, often with rubber mounts to reduce squeaks and rattles, helping to isolate road noise and vibration. Typically more sturdy and robust when compared to vehicles with unibody construction, it provides a solid foundation that contributes to payload and towing capability.
  43. What is BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) withCross-traffic AlertBLIS? 
    • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-traffic AlertBLIS
    • • Alerts the driver if another vehicle is detected in the“blind zone” by utilizing two radar sensors located behind each rear wheel– Exterior mirror indicator illuminates when avehicle in an adjacent lane is detected in the blindzone from behind
    • • System is automatically engaged when the vehicle is placed in Drive
    • • System can be turned off through the message center but defaults to “on” when the vehicle is restarted

    • Cross-traffic Alert
    • • Utilizes the same radar sensors as BLIS
    • • Warns the driver if approaching vehicles are detectedwhen slowly backing out of a parking spot– Exterior mirror indicator illuminates and a series oftones sound if an oncoming vehicle is detected– Depending on the direction of the approachingvehicle, the message center will display:
    • • Automatically engages when vehicle is placedin Reverse to detect moving objects within anapproximate 65’ range from either the left or rightside of the vehicle
  44. What is Intake Variable Camshaft Timing (iVTC)?
    • Intake Variable Camshaft Timing (iVCT)
    • • Allows the camshafts to operate the intake valvesat different times in the combustion cycle, based onspeed and load
    • • Adjusts camshaft timing to provide optimumperformance and fuel economy
    • • Excellent efficiency under low load conditions suchas idling or highway cruising
    • • Excellent power when accelerating
  45. Aggressive Deceleration Fuel Shutoff (ADFSO)?
    • Aggressive Deceleration Fuel Shutoff (ADFSO)
    • • Helps maximize fuel efficiency by temporarilyinterrupting fuel delivery and consumption whenthe vehicle normally slows down, while maintainingnormal engine operation.
    • • System is automatic and requires no interactionfrom the driver.
  46. On the 2013 Escape explain the Active Grille Shutter System and list the models that it is available on?
    • Class-exclusive(1) Active Grille Shutter System
    • • New feature to Escape for 2013
    • • Helps improve efficiency by maximizing theaerodynamic efficiency of the grille opening and theengine cooling system
    • • Located between the grille opening and the engineradiator and is electronically controlled by the enginecontrol module
    • • Automatically opens and closes to maintain theideal engine operating temperature and maximizeaerodynamic efficiency
    • • Standard on models equipped with 2.5L and 1.6LEcoBoost engines
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