Which SUVs like the Ford Escape have keypad entry?

Many have "keyless" entry. I'm specifically interested in cars like Fords with a keypad, so you can get in without a key fob or anything whatsoever.

Doug H., Raleigh, N.C.

Good thing you’re interested in Fords because they’re the only kids on the block with a keypad feature. Ford, Lincoln and Mercury use a keypad entry on the B-pillar or under the driver’s door handle that accepts a five-digit code to unlock the car. The following Ford, Lincoln and Mercury SUVs have the feature available, commonly referred to as the SecuriCode keyless entry keypad.

One of the keypad’s advantages is clear if you’ve ever locked keys inside a car. Instead of calling home for the spare set just enter the code and the door unlocks.

The most recent adaptation is used on the 2010 Ford Taurus (pictured) and 2010 Lincoln MKS and MKT. The keypad’s buttons are hidden in the B-pillar and illuminate when a hand is swiped over the keypad or the door is unlocked. Otherwise, the B-pillar is black-colored. 


You may also want to consider a smart key system. Nissan’s Intelligent Key system, available on the 2009 Murano, automatically unlocks the doors or tailgate as you approach the car as long as the key is in your pocket.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on August 6, 2009 in Ford , I'm Just Wondering , Lincoln , Mercury | Permalink

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