The Ford Escape received a mild mid-life update for the 2017 model and though the car doesn’t look too radically different, there is a Ford-family hexagonal grille and the air dams in the bumper are much smaller than before. The result is a much more toned-down design and a mature, yet handsome looking SUV.
The interiors of the Escape look like an evolution of the Focus’s interiors – the car on which the Escape is based on. The top half of the dash and the front door trims feature soft-touch plastics, while the lower parts are all hard plastic. Space on the inside is a not the best in its class, but is certainly adequate for most uses. And
Two engines are on offer – a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with is good enough for 169HP and 230Nm of torque and the more interesting 2.0L EcoBoost engine with 239HP and an enjoyable 366Nm of torque, and both the engines are mated to a 6-speed AT. The 2.5L engine comes with FWD option, and the 2.0L engine has AWD – but the Escape still is no true off-roader. Like the Focus, the Escape too is eager to take the corners and even the body roll is limited, adding to the confidence when driving enthusiastically. What is worth a mention is the ride quality has not been compromised either, as the Escape rides pretty flat on the highways too.
The Escape comes in three variants – S, SE and Titanium. The S variant can be had only with the 2.5L engine option, while the SE variant lets us choose between the 2.5L or 2.0L EcoBoost, and the flagship Titanium variant comes only with the EcoBoost engine option. Standard safety kit consists of ABS with EBS, dual front airbags with side, curtain and driver knee airbags too, ESP with trailer stability function and hill-launch assist too. Also, there is a long list of active safety features that can be added optionally.
|Engine||I4 2.0L AWD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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