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Compare Su Vs : Pontiac Aztec Vs. Ford Escape

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I did not have the keys to my Pontiac Aztek, so I decided to drive my sister's new Ford Escape to the grocery store. As I drove, I noted a few similarities, aside from the obvious four wheels and a steering wheel. These two vehicles are equipped with anti-lock brakes and both are four-wheel drive. The fuel consumption of both is about the same during city driving. I also noted some differences in the interior, exterior and later while looking through the Ford Escape manual, even differences in safety. Based on the factors I compared; I decided my decision to purchase the Pontiac Aztek was a good one.The interior and comfort of my Pontiac Aztek is better than that of my sister's Ford Escape. The Aztek has what is called a heads-up display; it displays the speed in the bottom left corner of the windshield. This display method is very convenient; I can check the speed and still keep my eye on the road. I don't have to be distracted by looking down to the dial-type gage of the Escape's speedometer. There are three power outlets available in the Aztek. This feature makes it possible to plug in a cell phone, power inverter and even a small television, for those long boring trips. The radio controls for the Aztek are conveniently located on the steering wheel; making it much easier to change channels, switch compact disks or raise and lower the volume. My sister's Escape does not have this option. You have to lean forward and slightly to the right to bring the controls within reach; it doesn't even have a CD player. The Aztek's center console, between the two front seats, is a removable storage compartment that can be used as a cooler. This is great for storing ice cold Cherry Cokes to drink on hot summer days. The console of the Escape simply holds loose change and cups. The seats of my Aztek seem to wrap around me, offering comfortable support to my back and legs. A little yellow button on the dash indicates a seat heating option. The Escape seemed to have flat, stiff, uninviting seats, without much support for my back and legs. Nowhere did I see a button to activate heated seats...

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