Ford Escape is unsentimental and gentle with a grand cabin and copiousness of load space

Posted on 13. Dec, 2015 by in Ford Canada

Ford Escape is unsentimental and gentle with a grand cabin and copiousness of bucket space. It rides uniformly and has glorious handling. Several drivetrains are available, and buyers should select delicately given that choice severely affects a pulling character.

Escape comes customary with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel expostulate optional. Escape was redesigned for a 2013 indication year and there have been no vital changes since.

The 2015 Escape comes in 3 models: S, SE, and Titanium. Three engines are available, any four-cylinder. Least costly is a tried-and-true 2.5-liter, though it’s also a slightest absolute and slightest efficient.

Much some-more complicated are a EcoBoost engines, a 1.6-liter creation 178 horsepower and a 2.0-liter that generates 240 horsepower. Their designs differ, though both are twin-turbocharged with approach injection and twin eccentric non-static camshaft timing (Ti-VCT). We suggest opting for one of them.

We found that a 1.6-liter Escape with front-wheel expostulate feels totally opposite from a 2.0-liter all-wheel-drive model. The 1.6-liter with front-wheel expostulate is quick, sharp-witted and visceral, a blast to drive. The 2.0-liter AWD feels solid, heavier, some-more civilized, some-more grown-up.

Fuel economy ranges from an EPA-estimated 23/32 mpg City/Highway for a 1.6-liter front-wheel-drive Escape, to 21/28 mpg for a 2.0-liter all-wheel drive.

Inside, quadruped comfort is impeccable, even with a customary fabric upholstery, imperishable and handsome. Interior materials are soft, and a cosmetic high quality. Rear legroom is decent, during 36.8 inches, and behind meridian control is customary in all though a Escape S bottom model. There’s glorious bucket space: 68.1 cubic feet behind a initial quarrel and 34.3 cubic feet behind a second row, and a customary 60/40 behind chair folds prosaic splendidly fast, regulating one lever.

An accessible sorcery recover for a liftgate is accessible when your arms are full and we have bucket to load. Kick your feet underneath a behind bumper, and presto, a liftgate pops open so we can dump your things into a behind but carrying to set them down and fail for your remote.

The top-level Escape is accessible with Active Park Assist. By simply pulling a button, a complement detects an accessible parallel-parking space, afterwards automatically steers a car right into it. The motorist operates usually a gas and stop pedals, not touching a steering circle during a parking procedure.

Model Lineup

The 2015 Ford Escape comes in 3 models: Escape S, Escape SE, and Escape Titanium. Three twin overhead-cam four-cylinder engines are available. All Escape models use a 6-speed involuntary delivery that permits SelectShift primer operation.

Escape S ($23,100) is front-wheel-drive only, regulating Ford’s reliable 2.5-liter engine creation 168 horsepower. Standard apparatus includes cloth upholstery, primer meridian control, primer front chair adjustment, a rearview camera, journey control and audio controls on a steering wheel, 60/40 fold-flat behind seats, a 6-speaker single-CD sound complement with MP3 capability, information display, primer tilt/telescope steering wheel, Halogen headlights, color-keyed grille and doorway handles, and 17-inch steel wheels.

Escape SE uses a 1.6-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost engine creation 178 horsepower, and comes with possibly front-wheel expostulate ($25,550) or all-wheel expostulate ($27,300). SE adds body-color doorway handles and mirrors, a chrome bar grille, Ford SYNC voice-activated communications and party system, satellite radio, involuntary headlights, keyless entry, 10-way energy driver’s chair with lumbar support, behind core armrest, and 17-inch amalgamate wheels.

Escape Titanium comes with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine creation 240 horsepower, in possibly front-wheel expostulate ($29,510) or all-wheel expostulate ($31,260). Titanium adds MyFord Touch, full leather-trimmed seating, exhilarated mirrors and front seats, reservoir lamps, ambient lighting, remote start, dual-zone involuntary heat control, hands-free energy liftgate, color-keyed roof rails, upgraded 10-speaker Sony sound complement with HD radio, and 18-inch silver-painted amalgamate wheels. A Tech choice organisation ($1,495) for a Titanium indication includes a Blind Spot Information System, rain-sensing wipers, high-intensity-discharge headlights, and Ford’s Active Park Assist.

Titanium models might be propitious with 19-inch wheels ($695). Options embody a breathtaking perspective roof ($1,495), Sony audio complement with navigation ($795), bucket organizer, and bucket area protector.

Safety apparatus customary on all models includes AdvanceTrac traction and fortitude control with hurl fortitude control, Curve Control, Torque Vectoring Control, two-stage frontal airbags, motorist knee airbag, side airbags, ABS with Brake Assist, tire vigour monitor, and rearview camera. Available all-wheel expostulate enhances fortitude in sleazy conditions.

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