Among compact crossover segment, 2017 Ford Escape know what customers are looking for and this is the reason of providing four cylinder
available in three choices , all of them paired with six speed automatic transmission. Base comes with 2.5 liter inline four producing 168 horsepower. Escape S coming with front wheel drive. Escape SE and Titanium , both with all wheel drive, 1.5 liter four cylinder, you can opt for 2.0 liter Ecoboost four cylinder by paying $1295 more. EcoBoost 2.0 liter four cylinder produces 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque holds second placed after Subaru Forrestor(250 hp).
Four wheel drive Escape Titanium 1.5 liter EcoBoost takes 7.1 seconds to reach 60 mph from zero, Subaru Forrester takes 6.3 seconds. Ford Escape two wheel drive takes 9.2 seconds for 60 mph. 2.0 liter EcoBoost weighs 3500 pounds to 1.5 liter EcoBoost weighs 2000 pounds, base 2.5 four wheel drive weighs 1500 pounds.
EcoBoost EPA 20/27 city/highway, running at 75 mph city driving achieved 26 mpg. Maximum grunt comes at 3000 rpm. Swapping of gear available in six speed automatic which is the only transmission available. Customer will overlook transmission availability over smooth performance. Shifting option available in SE and Titanium, thumb switch on shift lever in later and steering wheel mounted paddles shift in SE. 2.0 liter Escape takes 184 feet to stop from 70 mph. Coming with tuned chasis to maintain body control, at times steering and suspension needs a pull stretch against aggressive inputs.
Addons available as adaptive cruise control ($595), red metallic paint($395), 19 inch painted aluminium wheels ($695), navigation having voice activation ($795), Equipment Group 301($1995) includes enhanced park assist, rain sensing wipers, auto high beams, lane keep assist, heated steering wheel, HID headlamps, LED signature lighting, electric heater for cabin.
Looking more in terms of safety features, technology but not for space in that scenario 2.0 liter Ford EcoBoost will be ideal lookout.