Using a series of sensor and electronic steering the Escape can pull into a parking spot with only a very limited amount of driver involvement. Simply activate the system by pressing a button, let the 2013 Ford Escape find a parking spot that’s big enough (it will beep) and stop the vehicle. From there, all you have to do is shift from park to reverse (when prompted by the beep) and the steering will take care of itself. Once you have backed up enough you will be prompted again with another beep, this time shifting into drive. Once again, the steering will take care of itself as it helps you complete parking.
In fact the car will execute a perfect parking job every time.
But of course we wanted to know which is faster, man or machine?
That’s why we put the new 2013 Ford Escape to this fun TFLcar man versus Machine parking challenge and technology review.
Check out the video review below to see if man or machine can park faster.
Editor’s note: Ford invited us to Starbucks for a coffee and some driving time with the 2013 Ford Escape. Andre the Grumpy Russian Mechanic accompanied Roman to the event and immediately documented this report.