2017 Ford Escape will be presented as a compact crossover and it has started its first debut in 2000. This car is the result of development by Ford and Mazda. The second generation has been launched in 2007. Again, we will see their development to share most of the parts to launch 2017 Escape. It would be different from the first two models that was the third generation of Escape and it was completely designed by Ford for European market in 2012. Now, the company is ready to offer some modifications. It is expected that the car has significant changes such as the enhanced cabin, the high-technology features and also the new design.
2017 Ford Escape Redesign
2017 Ford Escape is ready to be refreshed. It means that you could expect to find out some visual improvements. The main changes are dedicated for the front end. For a more attractive look, the front fascia will be adapted based on the new design language. It is quite possible if the car will go with new bigger grille but lower air intakes through reshaped headlights. We glad to know that the front bumper will be modified. Some minor tweaks are added for the rear end. There will be no bigger changes around the interior compared to the exterior but the car has minor modification around the dashboard. The most changes for 2017 Ford Escape is around the new standard features such as leather seats for lower trims. Other safety features are available such as airbag system, antilock brakes system, stability controls, traction and much more as the standard version but it would be optional to get rearview camera, blind spot monitors, cross traffic alerts, front and rear parking sensors.
2017 Ford Escape Engines
When it comes to the performance, it is expected that the company will give no changes at all around the engine. It means the base version should go with 2.5 liter engine to produce 168 horsepower and also 170 pounds-feet of torque. It is also featured with two EcoBoost units. The first is 1.6 liter to produce 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque while the other one is 2.0 liter engine to produce 240 horsepower and also 270 pound-feet of torque. Those all engines for 2017 Ford Escape will be mated to six-speed auto transmission and you could choose front or all-wheel drive system.
2017 Ford Escape Release Date and Price
About the exact release date and price, it is still unknown. There is a big expectation that the new 2017 Ford Escape will be available around the second half of 2016 with the similar price tag as the current model. It means that the starting price should be about $23,000.
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