Posts Tagged ‘Safe Driving’


Friday, November 1st, 2019

The next generation for the Ford Escape is here. We take a look at our five favourite things about the 2020 vehicle.

1. Keep your head up kid! 

For the first time in North America a FORD vehicle has Heads-up Display (HUD). The six inch display will be an option on the Titanium trim level. The display will show plenty of driver assist features while allowing you to keep your eyes on the road. 

2.  A lot of second row leg space… like a lot

The second row of the 2020 Escape features more legroom than ever before. The back of the front seats having a sleek knee cut out design which has helped the vehicle achieve around 38.8 inches of legroom. The second row’s comfort doesn’t stop at leg space because the new Escape allows you to also recline.


3. Cha Cha Sliding bench

The second row bench sits at a 60/40 split and allows each section to be slid individually. Whether you use the slide for comfort or to extend the cargo capacity from 34 cubic feet to 38 cubic feet is your choice and we know how important choices are. 

4. Safety standards? More like safety standard…

Safety is important from the driveway to the highway and this is why the 2020 Escape will have Ford Co-Pilot Technology standard in all trim levels. The bundle of driver-assist features includes Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, Lane-Keeping System and Rear View Camera.

5. Guess Who’s back

Technically this isn’t new but we have not seen an Escape Hybrid since 2012 which is our official unofficial time frame to be considered new again. The vehicle has a 2.5 L engine and 88 kW electric engine. Ford expects the Plug-in version of their new hybrid to be out in the Spring of 2020. 


The 2020 Escape is already available at Ken Knapp Ford in Essex. Take a look at what we have in stock here!


Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Winter is officially here and it’s time to face the cold hard facts: Is your vehicle prepared?

One of the most important things to consider when adapting to the colder climate is your vehicle’s tires. Having winter tires installed on your vehicle carries many advantages, including these 5:

1. Winter Tires Can Improves Your Stopping Distance

Special tread designs on winter tires help improve grip with the surface, allowing the vehicle to stop faster on snow and ice.

2. Winter Tires Can Provide Better Handling & Control

Winter tires can handle corners better than all-season tires in winter conditions.

3. Winter Tires Are Not Just For Ice & Snow

Soft rubber compounds remain flexible for better handling when temperates drop below 7º Celsius.

4. Winter Tires Can Save You Money

Many insurance companies provide discounts when winter tires are installed on vehicles, saving you money now and over time! Plus changing tires seasonally reduces wear on your original tires, helping extend the life and value of both sets of tires!

5. Vehicles With AWD/4WD Benefit From Winter Tires Too

All Wheel Drive or 4 Wheel Drive can help accelerate in winter conditions, but winter tires provide traction to help any vehicle corner and stop in ice and snow.

Does your vehicle have the right shoes on to combat the winter elements? If not, let our Parts Department show you all of your available options to make sure you have a safe and happy Holiday Season.

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