Few vehicles provide the mixture of sportiness
and utility you get with the 2017 Ford Escape
. Drivers will feel engaged from the first moment they get behind the wheel, transforming even the most routine trip into an exhilarating experience. Everyone else is sure to appreciate the clever features that boost comfort
and make transporting cargo effective.
You can get the Escape in S, SE and Titanium versions. Each one is packed with value, so you'll feel great about owning the vehicle for years to come.
Three different engines are available for the SUV, starting with a 2.5-litre for the S model. It uses intake variable cam timing (iVCT) to provide solid performance at any speed. AS the standard engine for the SE and an option on the S, the 1.5-litre EcoBoost has been created for extreme efficiency. Direct injection and turbocharging combine with an automatic stop-start system to conserve fuel and reduce emissions.
For a further upgrade, a 2.0-litre EcoBoost can be added to the SE and comes standard for the Titanium. It helps save on fuel costs, plus the twin-scroll turbocharger provides incredible performance you can feel.
Front-wheel drive is standard on all models, but intelligent four-wheel drive can be added to all but the S. An innovative 6-speed automatic transmission runs smoothly and can be controlled manually with paddles mounted onto the steering wheel.
Even more performance comes via several technologies designed to keep you on the right path, such as torque vectoring control, traction control and AdvanceTrac with roll stability control. Electric power-assisted steering and four-wheel antilock disc brakes help to balance things out further.
All the modern safety technologies you'd expect on a vehicle like the Escape are included, plus a number of innovative technologies, making it a vehicle you can genuinely feel good about owning. One of the key features is a Safety Canopy System, which combines a rollover sensor with side curtain airbags. If needed, you're covered by a standard emergency brake assist system, plus head restraints for all five seats. With the optional blind spot information system and cross traffic alert, radar detects vehicles which are out of sight, warning the driver about the potential threat. You can also add adaptive cruise control and a lane-keeping system to prevent accidents from happening.
Comfort is in high supply with the 2017 Escape. Supportive seats, an overall flowing design and premium materials make the cabin a great place to spend time. A new centre instrument panel makes accessing different features simple. Leather upholstery can be added to the vehicle, plus seat and steering wheel heaters which are perfect for cold winter mornings.
Not only will you find the interior to be comfortable, but also a place where advanced tech provides solid value. The optional Sync3 system lets you navigate through the menus using the icons on the colour screen, or by issuing voice commands. With Sync Connect Powered by FordPass, you can access the vehicle from virtually anywhere using a smartphone.