There is so much to adore in the 2017 Ford Escape, with so many car lovers waiting for its release. It is a compact crossover with a simple formula that many automobile experts have really praised. With the segment expecting an even better future with continuous growth, Ford has made some major changes to this new model with an aim to broaden its appeal. One of the many qualities that prove how ingeniously designed this amazing automobile includes the combination of space and utility with a bit of off-road capability, plus an elevated seating position. The giant automobile company makes a mark with the new updated 2017 Escape, Ford’s strategy focuses on making only a few minor styling changes. However, it will stuff in as much of the brand’s state-of-the-art technology and connectivity features as possible.
2017 Ford Escape – Latest info:
The new model features a prominent hexagonal upper grille with stern headlamps that replace the trapezoidal under-bite-style grille. The fog lamps set into their own hexagons excellently occupy the lower corners of its fascia, thereby flanking an air intake to feed the intercooler on Ecoboost models. Besides fixing in new standard LED tail lamps and tailgate, Ford has also messed a bit with the vehicle’s suspension by replacing the back progressive springs with linear ones and fitting firmer dampers. More changes also done to the interior include a new steering wheel that offers redesigned controls. The amperage of USB ports has been upped a little to offer faster charging
To create more room and additional storage in the console area, Ford has also ditched the manual parking brake lever and replaced it with an electrically-activated parking brake button. As if that isn’t enough, the shifter has been relocated to the spot that previously had the brake lever. This change in the positioning has permitted easier access to climate controls. The center armrest has also been lengthened slightly as a result. The Ford has beefed up the acoustic insulation in the interior of the 2017 Ford Escape in the A-pillars, fender liners, and front doors. The engineers also reworked the automobile’s windshield seal, switching to laminated acoustic glass in its doors.
2017 Ford Escape – Powertrain:
The 2017 Ford Escape offer two options for its aspiring owners. The front-wheel or all-wheel drive, that utilizes a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 Ford Escape has the turbocharged 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine and a revised version of the 2.0 liter EcoBoost. The 1.6 liter EcoBoost will be standard in the Titanium and SE trim levels. This model has 178 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque. Optional 2.0 liter EcoBoost has been given two new pistons plus redesigned exhaust manifold to improve its efficiency and refinement. It is rated at 245 hp and with 270 pounds per feet.
2017 Ford Escape – Cost and Availability:
According to rumors, the MSRP of the 2017 Ford Escape is 24,000 US dollars. This is a good price considering all its amazing qualities and changes done to it. For the release date, this vehicle will be out towards the end of 2017.