Ford must be basking in its current glory by now with its newly launched 2017 Escape, with the other one is their full-sized F-150 pickup. For your information, folks, F-150 is their top best-seller and Escape follows pursuit by placing itself as seconds. Yes, they surely are money bringers and that is the result when a company truly listens and creatively executes the desires and wishes of their clients like roomier interior, better storage solutions and—of course—a more polished platform design.
Merely looking at it, the fourth generation Escape appears to be larger than the previous ones. That is not the case, though, since the 2017 model is roughly the same size as its predecessors. Most of the sheetmetal is brand new except for the roof, rear glass, windshield and doors. Ford improved the SUV’s insulation, provided more aerodynamic side mirrors, underbody shield and acoustic glass, rendering a quieter interior. This is the brand’s answer to their customer equation of “quietness to quality.”
Revisions were made and these include the 19-inch wheels, active grille shutters, LED taillights and windshield wiper defroster.
While there may be a few renovations outside, the cabin speaks (or rather shows) much improvement. The center stack was revamped to accommodate two cup holders and a phone slot. The armrest was also improved as well as the steering wheel that feels so much nicer to the driver’s hands. Other features include the new electronic parking brake, reworked vents, USB ports capable of 2-amp fast charge, and Sync3 infotainment system through the huge center screen.
Upon the launching of the 2017 model in summer next year, the company also introduces their newest technology upgrade dubbed as Sync Connect app that enables Escape owners to unlock/lock doors, check fuel level and start the engine remotely.
Depending on your trim, power options comes in 2.5L inline-4 for the base Escape S, 1.5L Ecoboost 4-cylinder, and for the top end, there’s the 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder. The latter provides 245 of horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque. Safety features such as the adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and forward collision warning were also improved.
- Category : Compact Crossovers and SUVs
- Engine : 2.5 inline-4, 1.5 and 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder,
- Transmission : 6-speed automatic
- Power : 180 – 245hp
- Torque : 185 – 275 lb.-ft.
- Price : (not yet available)