The 2017 Ford Escape is going to be the best compact SUV model redesigned yet. Although the sales of Ford Escape are growing, the company is up for face lifting the vehicle to make it fresh. Let’s find out what changes are set for the 2017 Escape:
2017 Ford Escape: Changes and New Features
For the exterior, the 2017 Ford Escape is going to have brand new 6-sided grille. There are 2 horizontal bars in the blue oval of the grille. The exterior is upgraded further with the HID headlights and the LED daytime running lights. These lights have a sharp and angular shape. When it comes to the bumper, it comes with the huge center cut-out having 2 small hollows. Another addition is the Fog headlights. From the spy photos, it is clearly visible that parking sensors and the low mounted air defectors have been provided for front-wheels.
When you see the 2017 Ford Escape from its side, you will find it similar to the current model design. But the changes for the new generation model are specific like strong belt line design flowing under the lining and windows reaching the D-Pillar. You will further see the hard accent line running through the door handles and this will make the vehicle even wider. Another change is the new taillights.
Compact platform for the 2017 Ford Escape is available. The cabin is spacious, so it can easily fit 5 passengers. The SYNC infotainment system is provided as well. The dashboard will have new features to make it even more functional. The vehicle’s cabin is going to have a premium feel. The design is going to be modern. The infotainment and entertainment system both are a combination of the best features. The driver and passengers all are going to enjoying the best comfort and entertainment.
2017 Ford Escape: Engine Options
The 2017 Ford Escape has the basic 1.6-liter turbocharged engine but there are other optional engines provided too. This engine is capable of producing 181 hp and 185 pound feet torque. Another option is the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. Both the engines will come with the 6 speed auto transmission. The acceleration can reach to 60 mph in just 9.5 seconds. The top speed is 125 mph. Another engine option is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that was found in Range Rover Evoque and Volvo Sedan. It will be paired with the same 6 speed auto transmission. It will further come with 240 hp and 270 pound feet torque. The configuration provided is FWD and AWD is optional. Hybrid engine will also be provided.
2017 Ford Escape: Price and Release
The 2017 Ford Escape is going to be released in the first quarter of the year 2016 at the Detroit Auto Show in January. It will be available for sale at the showrooms by late 2016. The price of the model will start from $22,960. The trim options provided for 2017 Ford Escape are S, SE and Titanium. The more premium trim level chosen, the higher price you will have to pay. start saving up money now if you want to buy Ford Escape.