The 2017 Ford Escape got 5-star rating which makes it one of the most safest cars on the market.
And they were right. The new generation of crossover SUV from Ford was presented at Los Angeles auto show. Other competing cars will soon reach the global market including Equinox, CX-5, CR-V, and also RAV4. Ford released new Escape in order to compete to all of those cars. Although there will be an increase in Escape sales, the manufacturer wants to keep it fresh. In fact, there has been the first pictures about the new Ford Escape 2017 that appears in public.
2017 Ford Escape redesign
In the terms of exterior, the 2017 Ford Escape shows its new grille. If we take a look inside the grille, there are 2 bars in a horizontal form. The buyers will be satisfied with its upgrade of headlights and running light. There’s improvement in the aspect of lights, especially with its LED and HID feature. The shape of the lights is angular with a sharp design. There’s a big center cut-out with 2 small hollows on the bumper. We can find fog lights installed beneath the headlights. There are some parking sensor devices installed in the front part and air deflectors around the wheels. The new Escape continue to come in three trim levels: S, SE and Titanium, and new Sport Appearance package which is available with two higher models, SE and Titanium. There are three new 2017 Ford Escape colors available: Canyon Ridge, White Gold and Lightning Blue, just like 6 new wheels designs.
If we inspect in the side part of the new Ford Escape 2017, we may find out the similarities to the current model. Center console is redesigned with new model and with electronic parking brakes there are more space for armrest, sunglasses and oversized smartphones. The new Escape is the first Ford vehicle with SYNC Connect feature, which is good for remote control through smartphone. It is also equipped with some safety features such as: Adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support, Enhanced active park assist, Lane-keeping system and Driver Alert System. The new 2017 Ford Escape also comes with driver-assist features: Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert, Hill-start assist, Auto high-beam control and Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate.
New Ford Escape 2017 specs changes
The 2017 Ford Escape will use two new turbocharged engines and one from previous model. Base engine for S model is the 2.5-liter i-VCT 4-cylinder which we could see in 2016 year model. It delivers 168 horses and 170 lb-ft of torque and 25 mpg of combined fuel economy. Higher trim levels (SE and Titanium) come with 1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-4 engine as standard. This engine should be able to produce 178 horsepower like the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that it replaces. Optional engine for those two models is twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost that delivers 245 horses and 275 lb-ft of torque. The manufacturer seems to use the same 6-speed auto transmission just like before wile SE and Titanium models has paddle shifters as an option. With the new engine, this full-size SUV will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph for about 10 seconds. The top speed estimation will be around 120 mph. This 2017 Ford Escape will use the same FWD system while the AWD can be an option or extra for this car.[t[table "” not found /]r>
2017 Ford Escape price and release date
The brand new Ford Escape 2017 will be a hot discussion among auto lovers. The rumor says that the car’s release will be in next year in late spring or early summer. Its main rivals will be Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Volkswagen Tiguan, Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Santa Fe. Ford Company seems to set up too much price for the 2017 Ford Escape. The current model price is $22,900. In the other hands, some think that the company doesn’t raise the price in a significant amount.