North Georgia Ford - How does a 2016 Ford Escape compare to its competition in Safety Near Calhoun, GA?


 
  • North Georgia Ford Journal
  • Feb 19th 2017 - 298 days ago
  • Calhoun, GA
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Compared To Scion xB 2015



The Escape offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The xB doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Ford Escape Titanium has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The xB doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

The Escape Titanium’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The xB doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Escape Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The xB doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Escape has standard SYNC ®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The xB doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Escape and the xB have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras and available rear parking sensors.

The Ford Escape weighs 416 to 712 pounds more than the Scion xB. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Lighter cars are also affected more by crosswinds.




Compared To Buick Encore 2015



Both the Escape and the Encore have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Escape is safer than the Buick Encore:

Escape

Encore

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.7 inches

Abdominal Force

96 G’s

120 G’s

Hip Force

351 lbs.

388 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

649 lbs.

672 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

357

382

Spine Acceleration

44 G’s

46 G’s

Hip Force

707 lbs.

707 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Nissan Juke 2015



The Escape Titanium’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Juke doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Escape Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Juke doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Escape has standard SYNC ®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Juke doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Escape and the Juke have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available daytime running lights and rear parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Escape is safer than the Nissan Juke:

Escape

Juke

OVERALL STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

243

266

Leg Forces (l/r)

233/311 lbs.

850/1103 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.7 inches

Neck Injury Risk

47%

73%

Neck Stress

175 lbs.

243 lbs.

Neck Compression

106 lbs.

189 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

453/192 lbs.

554/739 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Escape is safer than the Nissan Juke:

Escape

Juke

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

1.3 inches

Abdominal Force

96 G’s

218 G’s

Hip Force

351 lbs.

567 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

54 G’s

76 G’s

Hip Force

649 lbs.

958 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

707 lbs.

790 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Lincoln MKC 2015



Both the Escape and the MKC have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Escape is safer than the Lincoln MKC:

Escape

MKC

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.4 inches

Neck Injury Risk

47%

47%

Neck Compression

106 lbs.

152 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

453/192 lbs.

667/277 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Escape is safer than the Lincoln MKC:

Escape

MKC

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.5 inches

Abdominal Force

96 G’s

102 G’s

Hip Force

351 lbs.

404 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

290

338

Hip Force

649 lbs.

778 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Buick Encore 2016



Both the Escape and the Encore have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Escape is safer than the Buick Encore:

Escape

Encore

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.7 inches

Abdominal Force

96 G’s

120 G’s

Hip Force

351 lbs.

388 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

649 lbs.

672 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

357

382

Spine Acceleration

44 G’s

46 G’s

Hip Force

707 lbs.

707 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Buick Envision 2016



Both the Escape and the Envision have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.




Compared To Subaru XV Crosstrek 2015



The Escape Titanium’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The XV Crosstrek doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Escape Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The XV Crosstrek doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Compared to metal, the Escape’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Subaru XV Crosstrek has a metal gas tank.

The Escape has standard SYNC ®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The XV Crosstrek doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Escape and the XV Crosstrek have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available daytime running lights and rear parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Escape is safer than the Subaru XV Crosstrek:

Escape

XV Crosstrek

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

243

291

Leg Forces (l/r)

233/311 lbs.

338/730 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.7 inches

Neck Stress

175 lbs.

244 lbs.

Neck Compression

106 lbs.

109 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Escape is safer than the Subaru XV Crosstrek:

Escape

XV Crosstrek

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.6 inches

Abdominal Force

96 G’s

212 G’s

Hip Force

351 lbs.

358 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

649 lbs.

650 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Spine Acceleration

44 G’s

47 G’s

Hip Force

707 lbs.

1048 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Jeep Patriot 2016



The Escape Titanium’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Patriot doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Escape Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Patriot doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Escape has standard SYNC ®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Patriot doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Escape and the Patriot have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available daytime running lights and rear parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Escape is safer than the Jeep Patriot:

Escape

Patriot

OVERALL STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

243

300

Leg Forces (l/r)

233/311 lbs.

1208/944 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.7 inches

Neck Stress

175 lbs.

277 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

453/192 lbs.

424/605 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Escape is safer than the Jeep Patriot:

Escape

Patriot

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.9 inches

Abdominal Force

96 G’s

128 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

54 G’s

57 G’s

Hip Force

649 lbs.

809 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

18 inches

19 inches

HIC

357

378

Spine Acceleration

44 G’s

50 G’s

Hip Force

707 lbs.

822 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.