The 2017 Ford Escape is a medium-sized compact crossover. It was first introduced in 2000. Later company released several models with small updates and changes. Now arrival of upcoming 2017 model is expected with great changes and updates.
2017 Ford Escape – Exterior and Interior Changes
Company has built tested model of this generation to check the performance. On the basis of this tested model, we can expect plenty of changes, updates and features. It will possess improved features, refreshed design and characteristics. The both ends of 2017 Ford Escape will show minor changes. The front end will possess completely new thinner headlights. The presence of substantial horizontal bars in the grill will also make good impression. The front end features of this model will look similar to Explorer and edge. The changes at rear end are still unknown but we may expect new features as compared to 2015 model. The change in the wheel size, dimension and rim is also possible. The whole exterior body will possess completely new design and layout. The customer will also enjoy various kinds of mechanical changes in the hood.
The interior side will offer touch sensitive control and knobs. The presence of more keypads and hard buttons is possible on the touch screen. The installation of latest infotainment system is expected into 2017 Ford Escape model. It seems that space of interior side will increase up to some extent to facilitate extra storage space in the hood. The last seat row will also act as additional storage space. Company aimed to offer latest infotainment features and specs to consumers. We may expect the set of 9 speakers, LCD, touch screen and Bluetooth. The presence of MP3, radio and FM will also assist the user in entertainment process. The seats are comfortable and adjustable. The use of leather and fine quality sheets will add the beauty to interior side. Space between seats is good to stretch the legs.
2017 Ford Escape – Engine Options and Specs
In order to power up Ford Escape model, we can expect 2.5 L 4 cylinder engine. This engine will generate power around 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. This model will also offer additional units in the form of 1.6 L turbocharged engine. The output of this unit is around 178 horsepower. Another engine unit will feature 2.0 L turbocharged engine with more power generation about 240 hp and 270 lb ft of torque. The company will introduce 10 speed automatic transmission systems into this vehicle. The presence of updated gearbox is also expected.
The fuel economy is unknown but rumours show that it will be around 20 mpg.
2017 Ford Escape – Price and Release Date
The price of 2017 Ford Escape model will start from 23,800 dollars. However it can show some variation for advanced model. The release date may be first quarter of 2017. The big competitors of 2017 Ford Escape model may include Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V. The list of rivals may also include the Chevrolet Equinox. The updated safety features like airbags, alarms, seat belts and cruise control will offer security options in this model.