Ford is an American multinational Motor company headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan has introduced Ford Escape in 2000. Original Escape model launched in 2001 came in the category of compact crossover vehicles.The original Escape model was jointly developed with Mazda of Japan and released two models together (Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute). With the announcement of 2017 Ford Escape, the manufacturer plans to bring a new performer in the lineup of Escape models. The 2017 Ford Escape is a long anticipated new generation model that has been officially shown at the 2015 LZ Auto Show. This model totally comes with new looks, better powertrains with all-new advanced technological aspects. It is expected to offer better and smarter experience than ever before.
What’s New In 2017 Ford Escape Exterior and Interior Design?
The manufacturer has already disclosed some of its features. With the new Escape;its windshield comes in steeply raked pattern that allows plenty of forward visibility.This is incorporated with the trapezoidal grille that leads to better angular design for a premium feel. It is expected that its grille is an updated combined version of Edge and Fusion sedan. New LED daytime running headlights can be seen for improved visibility through sharp angles. The bumper is placed down-low with a large cut-out that supports the fog lights. To make a loud appearance, strong beltline runs under windows and twists upward at D-pillar.In addition, a hard accent line that runs through door handles fora spectacular look. In the rear end, new taillights are featured with updated designs. Dual exhaust tips peek down-low from under the bumper.
The 2017 Ford Escape is incorporated with considerable changes in its interior design. Entirely new dashboard is placed with updated styling details which hold some outgoing design. The infotainment display screen is mounted with four analog gauges to treat the driver as well. With the Ford’s latest SYNC software, SYNC 3 is now the home in the center stack with a larger touchscreen. It is easier to operate with better graphics and offer more functions along with SYNC Connect. The center console comprises of two cup holders, shifter, and a few smaller storage slots. With the climate controller mount below infotainment unit, it supports great to offer comfortable surroundings. With the latest technology comes with new 2017 Ford Escape, it can offer alert for unintentional lane drift, blind spot warning and auto-parking experience in tight spots. If it is about ergonomics, then all-new 2017 Ford Escape has got luxurious seats with enough headroom and legroom. The cargo space offers comfortable room that comes with the simple design for its foot operated power liftgate. With a gentle foot support under the rear bumper, anyone can use liftgate along with a key. Passengers can enjoy larger space with folded back seats to store more luggage as per the requirement. Escape also gives more relax to the passengers with center armrest for elbow support.
2017 Ford Escape – Modification under the Hood
Ford makes a great move with its all-new engines. The 2017 Ford Escape comes with two engine options of 1.5-liters and 2.0-liters EcoBoost engines along with its standard engine of 2.5-liters, 4-cylinder i-VCT. It can produce up to 168 hp of power and 170 lb-ft. of torque. With the availability of higher compression ratio, improved NVH levels and integrated manifolds, it is expected to have improved efficiency. The mid-range 1.5-liters, 4-cylinder engine powers almost every 2017 Escape. It is not yet officially announced about engine capability, but it is expected to produce 180 hp of power and 185 lb-ft. of torque. The engine option of 2.0-liters EcoBoost is equipped SE and Titanium trims of the model. With the incorporation of twin-scroll turbocharger, it is expected to produce 245 hp of power and 275 lb-ft. of torque. The all-wheel drive system will be an optional choice. It is expected to have 6-speed automatic transmission mated with all three engines, while the SE and Titanium trim models will get paddle-shifter for manual control.
2017 Ford Escape – Competitors and Price
All-new 2017 Ford Escape model has to fight against some of its previous counterparts from different manufacturers. Like Escape, these models are getting modified and expected to release next year. People may welcome Ford Escape 2017 with Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 as its main rivals in the line. But it is clear that the updates that are made in the Escape model are able to beat other automakers with its look, interior design and performance. The buyers who are hungry for better horsepower will definitely go to enjoy the added power with all-new 2.0 liters EcoBoost engine. The price of 2017 Ford Escape will not be ranked so high. But it is for sure that current Escape will be able to make someone ride on their dreams. It is expected to start above $22,960 that is meant for the present ‘S’ trim model. The ‘SE’ trim is priced at$24,860, and ‘Titanium’ has $29,245’.