Ford’s new affordable SUV called Escape will arrive on the market completely redesigned. Its main competition will be Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4. In our opinion, the 2016 Ford Escape will win the competition without major difficulties. It is an excellent vehicle offered at reasonable price and that will probably be the main reason why a great number of customers will decide for the new Ford Escape.
The 2016 Ford Escape arrives on the market significantly improved in terms of engines and design. If you think about buying an SUV, you should wait until the new Escape comes to showrooms. If you want to find out more about the vehicle, continue reading.
2016 Ford Escape Engine
We will first mention that the new Escape arrives with several engine options and all of them will be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The power will be sent to the front wheels of the vehicle, but AWD will also be available. The customers will be offered several engine options primarily because the company wants to meet the needs of all customers, so they will be able to choose the engine which meets their needs in the best way. The first engine option will be a 1.6-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost drivetrain which enables you to get the maximum output of 178 horses while the level of torque is 184 lb-ft.
There will also be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder drivetrain capable of producing 168 horses and 170 pond feet of torque. This engine option is available only with FWD. The third engine option is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost drivetrain which generates 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque and it will be available with AWD. A 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine will also be offered and its maximum output will be 285 horses and 305 pound feet of torque. It will be available with AWD and its acceleration will be from naught to 62 mph in only 7 seconds. There are some rumors that hybrid variant will be offered as well, and it is possible that it will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Atkinson drivetrain. The engine will be mated to two electric motors. Its output will be more than 190 horses.
The upcoming model will be based on Ford Global C platform just like the vehicle it replaces. The new model will sport a larger grille and massive bumpers. The dimensions of the upcoming model will be the same as the dimensions of its predecessor. Namely, the vehicle will be 178.1 inches long, 72.4 inches wide and 66.3 inches tall. Thanks to the usage of lightweight materials, the newcomer will be lighter than its predecessor. The potential customers will be able to choose between 17, 18 or 19 inch aluminum wheels.
2016 Ford Escape Interior
The cabin of the 2016 Ford Escape accommodates up to five passengers at the time. All of them will enjoy great comfort because the cabin is spacious with high-end materials used for the upholstery. The vehicle will be offered in three trim levels including S, SE and Titanium. The center console arrives with 8-inch touchscreen. Information about the price is still unavailable, but we expect that there won’t be significant changes when it comes to the price. You will have to pay around $24.000 to buy the base model, while higher trim levels will cost a bit more.
September 5, 2016