2017 Ford Escape is one of them youngest and major selling in Ford family compare to Focus, Taurus, Mustang and rest.This version looks more better at front with headlamps and hexagonal upper grille.Escape having turbocharged provides streamline airflow at higher speed due to feature like active upper grille shutters.Back appears much wider with blockier shape taillamps, along with 19 inch wheels, smoked lamp bezels and mirror caps.Interior comes up with cloth and leather having white stitching.
Newly features electronic parking brake, cup holders, phone placements, relocated shifter are available, redesigned steering wheel provides much better look and feel is great, armrest is more comfortable. Automatic climate controls makes system easily adjustable which comes in SE and Titanium models.
Sync 3 infotainment provides is rich intuitive interface with zoom map feature on 8 inch touchscreen along with improve voice recognition feature, also includes Sync Connect app with FordPass to help parking, verify fluid and fuel levels, cooling and pre heating cabin and start of engine along with email,voice or text communicate with service department and is also able to locate dealers.
1.5 liter turbo 4 cylinder comes in SE and Titanium models producing 179 horsepower, provides smooth and quicker acceleration. To have 245 horsepower we need to spend $1295 more comes with 2.0 liter turbo intercooled inline 4. With more acceralation EPA gets lower by 1 mpg to earlier version which is quiet acceptable. Auto start stop of engine is not at all annoying, Escape's 4 wheel drive provides better operations by adding $1750. Steering can be handle with single finger and twist and turns gets you more confident in driving, this is the reason Ford states Escape as best in class.Quality of ride is excellent with 19 inch wheels.
Driving assistance as lane keeping, it provides steering wheel vibration when lane is switched, though vibrations can be controlled to minimal level if driver insist, active cruise control helps driver to maintain distance. S model comes up with front wheel drive, based on adding more money better engines, padde shifters will be available in different models.
2017 Ford Escape is fun and very much easy to drive.