On the last LA auto show we saw changes of the new 2017 Ford Escape. This new model of Ford vehicle will bring a new hope for SUV lover. There is much information that you can learn from this car and most fans have a huge expectation from this small crossover SUV. There will be many improvements made in this car. Both the outside and inside of the car has undergone some changes. There’s one thing that is certain. The new Ford Escape 2017 will be better than the previous model. Ford Motor Company will include some alterations either in the terms of the appearance of power.
2017 Ford Escape changes
The 2017 Ford Escape comes in same three trim levels as before: S, SE and Titanium while new Sport Appearance Package are available with SE and Titanium trims. At the first glance, the car includes elliptical front lights with a lean higher grille. These alterations will reduce the air apertures. You can see larger grille with two horizontal bars at the front of the car. The overall appearance is somewhat similar to Explorer and Edge. However, it also represents the basic design of Ford Focus. This crossover SUV will come in the market refreshed. You can expect some visual improvements of this car. Naturally, the alterations come from the front part of the car. It’s more attractive with redesigned headlights. The grille is bigger with a modified bumper.
2017 Ford Escape dimensions [attr colspan=”2″]
Width|72.4 (excluding mirrors)~~81.8 (including mirrors)
Vehicle height|66.3 (without options)
Cargo volume|68.0 cu.ft (behind first row)~~34.0 cu.ft. (behind second row)
Maximum towing capacity|1,500 lbs.(2.5-liter)~~2,000 lbs. (1.5-liter)~~3,500 lbs. (2.0-liter)
New Ford Escape 2017 interior
The new Ford Escape 2017 also undergoes some changes inside the cabin. Main changes inside the cabin are on the infotainment systems. The 2016 Escape is first vehicle from Ford with SYNC Connect system. It means that you don’t need to go to car to unlock/lock doors, start engine, check fuel level. This operations are available through your smartphone. For drivers with bad memory there is feature to check where your crossover SUV is parked . Both the infotainment system and seating material are improved. Interior design is still credible with many improvements. The 2017 Ford Escape includes both security and functional systems, which make all passengers more comfortable while inside the car. There are new features like Adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support, Enhanced active park assist, Lane-keeping system and Driver Alert System. Some driver-assist features from 2016 MY are available in the new Escape (Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert, Hill-start assist, Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate).
2017 Ford Escape specs
The 2017 Ford Escape also has the pride in its engine. Under the hood, you will find an 4-cylinder engine from previous model with 2.5-liter capacity. This engine is standard only for S trim level and it produces 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. SE and Titanium models comes with new 1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-4 engine. It delivers 180 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The top choice is a twin-scroll turbocharged EcoBoost engine with 2.0-liter capacity. It produces 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque and runs in AWD drivetrain. At the moment, all the engines use 6-speed automatic transmission while SE and Titanium models are available with paddle-shift technology. Basically, the car uses FWD configuration. Yet, you also can choose the AWD transmission as an option.
[table caption=”2017 Ford Escape specification”]
Engine type|2.5-liter iVCT I-4|1.5-liter EcoBoost I-4|Twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4
Displacement|152 cu. in.|91.4 cu. in.|121 cu. in.
Bore x stroke|3.50 x 3.94 in.|3.11 x 3.20 in|3.44 x 3.27 in.
Fuel capacity|16.2 gallons|16.2 gallons|16.2 gallons
Transmission|Six-speed automatic~~with thumb switch|Six-speed automatic~~with paddle shifters [attr colspan=”2″]
Suspension|Front: Independent MacPherson struts~~Rear: Control Blade [attr colspan=”4″]
2017 Ford Escape price and release date
All fans will be in an uproar waiting for the launching of the new Ford Escape 2017. According to rumors, the car will hit the street in spring 2016. Ford Company is working hard to make their car perfect. In the terms of price, the car won`t cost less than $24,000. Based on the latest news, the new 2017 Ford Escape will be more expensive with many improvements included. If you don’t want to spend much money on this car, you need to choose the basic trim with regular features.