Since last year, the Ford Escape was the most popular vehicle we sell next to the Ford F-Series. This year signaled the introduction of SYNC3 to this popular SUV.
Sometimes, a good vehicle does not need much change to attract its
future owners. However, Ford thought differently. In fact, it was just the
right time for an update to its big selling SUV.
Now available at Suburban Ford is the 2017 Escape. Just like the rest of the Ford lineup, there is more than what meets the eye with this updated model.
The first thing you will notice is the new front and rear end designs. The front end comes in with a new three slot grille, similarly seen on the current Edge. The new front end cap shows a cleaner look than before - a friendly face, if you will. The rear end shows a new set of taillights - smaller than before, but shining brighter with new LED lenses.
The 2017 Escape will look differently, but it offers a lot more beyond its friendly face. For example, several new-to-Escape driver-assist technologies will make their first appearance in the SUV. These features include enhanced active park assist, lane-keeping system, and adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support. The Escape is already a safe SUV, but these new features will add further protection while making driving easier for everyone.
To go along with SYNC3, there is a new app for the 2017 Escape. With SYNC Connect, owners can unlock and lock their doors, start the engine and locate on the vehicle from their smartphone. Once you unlock the doors from your phone, you can expect a revised cabin with improved switches on the steering wheel and a few new enhancements to make things more comfortable for everyone.
Under the hood will be a choice of three engines. The 2.5 liter four-cylinder base engine will remain. However, it will be joined by two new EcoBoost engines. The new 1.5 liter turbocharged engine will be standard on the SE and Titanium models, whereas a new 2.0 liter engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger becomes available with 245 horsepower on tap. Augmenting these new engines is Auto Start-Stop, which shuts off the engine at standing starts, improving overall fuel economy by 4 to 6 percent.
There is one more bit of news for the 2017 Escape. A Sport Appearance Package will become available for the first time in several years. This package will be available on the SE and Titanium models.