- The base engine of Ford escape 2017 is a 168-hp four-cylinder, but we recommend the 179-hp turbo four or the 245-hp turbo four. All have front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is optional on turbos. Handling is precise and predictable, but the steering feels rubbery. Ford’s Sync 3 is controlled by an 8.0-inch touchscreen with voice recognition. A properly equipped Escape can tow 3500 pounds.
- Top Speed- 116 mph
- 0-60-7.1 sec
- Horse power-245 hp
- Launch date-In March
- Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx-15.7
A prominent hexagonal upper grille and stern headlamps replace the previous model’s trapezoidal underbite-ish grille and blob-like lights, moving the look closer to those of the next-size-up 2016 Edge and the rest of the Ford SUV range.
Fog lamps set into their own hexagons occupy the lower corners of the fascia, flanking an air intake that feeds the intercooler on Ecoboost models. Turbocharged Escapes also feature active upper-grille shutters to streamline airflow at highway speeds. Tacky-looking front fender vents, unfortunately, survived the redesign.
Out back, the liftgate appears wider and the taillamps have a blockier shape. A new dresses it all up with black 19-inch wheels and mirror caps, smoked lamp bezels, and darkened grille insets.
Every Escape boasts ergonomic enhancements highlighted by a relocated shifter and new electronic parking brake; together, these free up some real estate for redesigned cupholders and new cubbies for phones and other day-to-day detritus.
Both engines are equipped with auto stop-start ,which we’ve often found so annoying that we turn it off in other vehicles. Also imperceptible in operation is the Escape’s “Intelligent 4WD” system( turbo enginetur)
Escape handled the trail without complaint. That’s probably farther “off-road” than most crossovers ever venture, but the ability is there for those who’ve ticked the right option box.
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- Side Impact Beams
- ABS And Driveline Traction Control
- Drive Knee Airbag
- Rear Child Safety Locks
- Back-Up Camera
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