2020 Ford Escape Receives Both Wards and J.D. Power Awards

2020 Ford Escape | Brownsville, TX

The all-new 2020 Ford Escape brought home two huge awards during the month of July. In the J.D. Power 2020 APEAL Study, the Escape earned the top spot in its segment. It also earned a comfortable spot on the Wards 10 Best User experiences list.

The APEAL Study stands for The Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout Study, and uses 40 different factors that combine to determine a driver’s emotional attachment to a certain vehicle. This year, the 2020 Escape was able to grab the fourth spot overall and finished first among compact SUVs. The results of the study show that the Escape is popular because of the exciting driving experience it provides no matter how you intend to use it, making it a top choice for consumers.

The Escape couldn’t stop at just one award, as it was also was able to land on WardsAuto’s 2020 Wards Best User Experiences list. The Wards judges were fans of the Escape’s available 12.3-inch digital cluster display and SYNC® 3 infotainment setup. They mentioned those features as two big reasons they scored the Escape so highly.

WardsAuto judges also mentioned the number of standard features offered by Ford Co-Pilot360™ technologies, making it not only a fun vehicle but a safe one. The blue ambient backlighting, easy-to-use smartphone pairing, and voice commands are the icing on the cake for the judges. All of these features and factors are why the Escape found itself on the list.

You can experience the award-winning 2020 Ford Escape for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Tipton Ford today.

Ultra High-Strength Steel in Ford Models Make Them as Strong as Military Tanks

High-Strength Steel in Ford Models | Brownsville, TX

Ford is famous for building the toughest vehicles to handle even the most difficult jobs. Now the automaker has taken strength to a new level, developing an ultra high-strength steel manufacturing process that creates materials that are literally stronger than railroad tracks and military tanks.

In creating the roof rails for the 2020 Ford Escape and the 2020 Ford Explorer, Ford developed a new forming approach known as 3D Roll and Sweep. Basically, the process roll-forms the material into a tube and then bends it into a unique shape. The process is less costly than the former hydroforming process and more than twice as strong.

The high-strength steel in Ford models also allows for increased space inside the vehicle and an overall reduction in weight, enhancing comfort and performance.

Steel as strong as a military tank isn’t the only reasons why the new Ford vehicles are safer than before, though. New Ford models feature a huge array of advance safety technologies that let you drive with total confidence. Features like Auto High-Beam Headlamps, Blind Spot Information System, Automatic Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Evasive Steering Assist all work in tandem to keep you safe no matter the conditions on the road.

Find the strong 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Ford Explorer here at Tipton Ford.