• 2013 Ford Escape-Hands Free!

    by  • October 24, 2012 • 2013 Ford Escape Series • 25 Comments

    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 !


    25 Responses to 2013 Ford Escape-Hands Free!

    1. Michele
      October 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      You are too funny! Great post as always. Those Ford people need to keep you, lol.

      • Ashley B.
        October 25, 2012 at 9:24 am

        lol :)

    2. Andrea
      October 24, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      I love the liftgate, and your demo pics, and the zombie thing-but I really cannot wait to read your post about the car parking itself!

      • Ashley B.
        October 25, 2012 at 9:26 am

        Stay tuned :)

    3. Elaine
      October 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      OMG you are so creative! I laughed so hard at the zombie picture, great idea! Ford should like, hire you to come up with commercials! I was my car had an automatic liftgate thingy :/

      • Ashley B.
        October 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm

        Thank you, I try :) Maybe one day I will work for Ford and come up with crazy commercials for them!

    4. Jen
      October 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm


      • Sandra
        October 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        Haha! Good one (the zombies). This liftgate technology looks amazing. I would totally be playing with it all day long. I really want an Escape now.

        • Ashley B.
          October 25, 2012 at 9:26 am

          It is totally awesome!

      • Ashley B.
        October 25, 2012 at 9:25 am

        Awesome :D

    5. Kindra
      October 24, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      I could have used one of these Escapes on my most recent moving day! I love the color of yours. What is it called?

      • Ashley B.
        October 25, 2012 at 9:27 am

        The Escape would have really come in handy, believe you me! The color is called “Ginger Ale”.

    6. October 25, 2012 at 9:46 am

      I truly love the new feature!! I often find myself needing a second pair of arms; using my foot would be so helpful!! But what I love most of the new Escape is how it would make running away from zombies so darn easy!

    7. October 25, 2012 at 10:07 am

      OH! My boyfriend and I saw this on TV and couldn’t believe! It is a really really really smart feature!

      • Ashley B.
        October 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

        Agreed :)

    8. Kelly R
      October 25, 2012 at 10:40 am

      This is great, I love the hands free lift gate, thank you so much for sharing.

      • Ashley B.
        October 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

        Thanks Kelly!

    9. Pam
      October 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

      That is really a neat feature. Would come in handy many times over. Love your reviews. Ford does need to put you on the payroll. ;)

      • Ashley B.
        October 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

        Lol, thanks Pam :)

    10. October 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

      I’ve been lusting after a Ford Escape for a while. Your post isn’t helping! (And something to help during the Zombie Apocolypse is a true selling point.)

      • Ashley B.
        October 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

        Awe Suzi- I’m so sorry :/

    11. October 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      That is an AMAZING feature. WOW.

      • Ashley B.
        October 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm

        I can’t stop playing with it! I’m addicted! HELP!

    12. October 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      I have seen a few new cars with this feature. Very smart idea.

      • Ashley B.
        October 26, 2012 at 8:27 am

        Very smart indeed!

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