Of all the players in the compact-SUV segment, the 2017 Ford Escape attract the most attention of buyers looking for a modern, comfortable and safe road companion. This latest model is equipped with a variety of features aimed at injecting some thrill to travel, convenience, and style. From the roomy cabin to the safety and driver support features, the 2017 Ford Escape delivers a package sufficient to rival the likes of Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Kia Sportage, among others.
How it Drives
There are three engine types that power the 2017 Escape. The 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine delivers 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. It joins a couple of turbocharged alternatives, however: The 1.5-liter delivers 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque; for higher speed and power, the turbocharged 2.0-liter hosts 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. This engine touts enough strength to set a class-leading trailer capacity of 3,500 pounds. An Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive is also available for better traction and stability.
How it Protects
Safety is one of the Escape’s biggest priorities. Lane-Keeping Assist helps prevent you from drifting off your intended path while the Forward Collision Warning with brake support helps accident avoidance. Blind Sport Information is also available to give you better visibility of your surroundings, including the precarious blind spots. Aware of all these safety measures, you are free to enjoy your road adventure with peace of mind.
With its plentiful features and conveniences, the 2017 Escape is an attractive compact SUV option. See how it fits your driving style by testing it out at a Ford dealer in El Paso once it’s available.