The 2017 Ford Escape gets updated looks, two new powertrains including a 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbo-four and a twin-turbo 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with new engine stop-start technology, a new steering wheel, and a reworked interior.
The 2017 Ford Escape offered new features including an updated automatic parking system, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. The new model has a ground clearance that’s lower than its predecessor by 0.1 inches and the fuel tank is slightly bigger than the 2016 version—by 0.8 gallon.
The 2017 Ford Escape updated engines include a new turbocharged 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and a tweaked twin-turbo 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. The 1.5-liter engine makes 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. 2.0 EcoBoost option at the top of the lineup makes 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, and is married to the same six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. In 2017 Ford Escapes equipped with the 1.5-liter or the 2.0-liter engines, you can get front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. EPA estimates for the 1.5 EcoBoost are 23/30 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 22/28 mpg with all-wheel drive. Upgrade to the 2.0 EcoBoost and the ratings are 22/29 mpg with front-wheel drive and 20/27 mpg with all-wheel drive.
Base models of the 2017 Ford Escape will come with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5-liter engine also gets the six-speed automatic transmission as well, but it gets a thumb switch for manual control instead of paddle shifters. The base 2017 Ford Escape with the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter I-4 engine is only available as front-wheel drive. The EPA estimates that the base engine will get 21/29 mpg.
The 2017 Ford Escape missed Top Safety Pick status from the IIHS because of its Marginal rating in the small overlap front test, though it received a Good rating in four other tests and a Basic rating in front crash prevention (higher scores of Advanced and Superior are also available).
The NHTSA has rated the 2017 Ford Escape with an overall five-star rating (out of a possible five stars).
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