Vista Sunroof, Navigation, Remote Start, Back Up Camera, Heated Steering Wheel, Sync 3 with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, Lane-Keeping Assist/Aid, Enhanced Active Park Assist, Blind Spot Information, Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive On-Demand System, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Steering-Wheel-Mounted Shifter Paddles, Full Leather, Dual Power Front Seats, 10-Speaker Sony Premium Audio System, Hands-free foot-activated Power Liftgate, Trailer Tow Package, Universal garage door opener, Balance of Factory Warranty and only 29,100 kms
Buyers in the market for a stylish compact SUV that’s roomy, comfortable and capable with state-of-the-art infotainment features and class-leading tow ratings will find an ideal travel mate in the 2017 Escape.
Strategically updated for 2017, the Ford Escape becomes an even more attractive alternative in the popular compact-SUV segment. Tasteful but effective exterior restyling enhances the Escape’s curb appeal while a comprehensive remake of its roomy, comfortable 5-passenger cabin elevates both visual sophistication and user-friendliness.
So to claim that the 2017 Ford Escape is a vital component in the lineup is a dramatic understatement. To say that this SUV ranks as one of the most important cars in the market place is similarly understated.
And driving the Escape, it’s not difficult to understand why it appeals. The 2.0L turbo is a solid little unit paired with a six-speed automatic. The combination runs more smoothly than its low displacement might suggest.
Shoppers in this segment will likely appreciate the Enhanced Active Park Assist System, which will park the car for you – and I’ll admit to getting a kick out of using it to parallel park. Do remember to keep your foot on the brake pedal, however.
AUTO START-STOP TECHNOLOGY: Helps optimize fuel usage during city driving by shutting off the engine at complete stops. When you release the brake pedal, the engine seamlessly restarts. You might not even notice. But you will benefit.
Back to the things that justify the Escape’s excellent sales performance, a very competitive cargo volume of 964 L is accentuated by a wide and low tailgate. When you fold down the Escape’s second row of seats, that cargo area balloons to a flat, uniform 1,925 L of space. If you need more haul-ability, this Escape is fitted with the Class II trailer tow package, which elevates its tow rating to a class-leading 1,587 kg (3,500 lb). The 2.0-liter cranks out 245 ponies and 275 lb-ft of torque.
TITANIUM: After using FordPass™ to remotely start Titanium and precondition the cabin, this well-appointed Escape reveals its uniqueness upon approach. With your Intelligent Access key fob near, just grab the handle and you’re in. Recline in 10-way power, heated, leather-trimmed driver and front passenger seats. Adjust the ambient lighting. Then let the voice-activated Navigation System guide you to your destination. When you arrive, enhanced active park assist will help identify a parking spot, and even guide you in. It’s hard to improve on Escape Titanium.
It’s an example of how this SUV ticks boxes and takes names on its way to a podium place in the sales charts. The 2017 Ford Escape is a mid-size SUV, but a heavyweight contender in the marketplace.