I thought, because this is a totally awesome feature, I would highlight Fords all new hands free liftgate! In yesterdays post I spoke about all the wonderful comments I am getting from people in my community. Many people thoroughly enjoyed watching me open the Escape’s rear liftgate without my hands, and they also enjoyed testing it our for themselves!
With the 2013 Ford Escape’s hands free liftgate technology, you no longer have to worry about not having enough hands! Nor do you have to worry about dropping everything in your hands just so you can open a car door! We all know what its like to have our hands full as we juggle all the stuff we’re holding while we fumble for our keys. I especially know how frustrating this can be because I have small children, and often times I am holding one of them in my arms. This leaves me zero ability to get my keys out without putting a child down on the ground, something I find daunting. Ever have a child run away from you in the parking lot of a grocery store? I have.
Using the hands free liftgate is easy. Simply approach the 2013 Escape from behind, with the Intelligent Access Key on your person, and wiggle your foot under the rear bumper. Open Sesame!
I thought it would be nice to demonstrate for you, how the liftgate actually works. Thanks goes to my pal John for snapping pictures for my demonstration!
Putting groceries in your car, made simple:
Once your groceries are put away, simply wiggle your foot underneath the bumper again and the liftgate will close itself!
Here I am on “moving day”-
….and I didn’t even drop my houseplant! Awesome!
Just because Halloween is approaching, and because I know this is on the minds of many- I thought I would show you how handy a hands free liftgate can be when faced with the zombie apocalypse…..
I’m telling you, zombies don’t have a chance against you when you drive a 2013 Ford Escape! Just be sure to run fast though. Thanks goes to my dear father in-law for being a zombie! He barely even blinked when I asked him to chase after me screaming “RAWR!”. He did a great job
Silliness aside, I am in love with the simplicity and accessibility of the 2013 Ford Escape! At some point this week I will tell you about Ford’s all new Active Park Assist which parallel parks the Escape for you! No, really-the car can park itself. Seriously. I’m not even lying.
I’ll be posting more about my 2013 Ford Escape adventures so please stay tuned! You can also join me on my adventure by visiting me on Twitter. Drop on by and look for me: @bloggychic and help me #tweet4ford !