If you're thinking of getting a new compact SUV, you might be considering the 2017 Ford Escape. See what kind of power and smooth performance you'll get for your family with the Escape from Terry's Ford today.
The 2017 Ford Escape comes with a choice of three powerful engines. Two of them use EcoBoost technology, which is a proprietary Ford system that uses turbocharging and aspiration to squeeze the most energy out of your fuel. This process promotes excellent mileage and fuel efficiency while enhancing power with speed and precision when you need it. You'll also get Auto Start-Stop in these engines, which switches off the engine when you're idling at a stop light and seamlessly starts it back up again when you press on the accelerator.
The 1.5L EcoBoost engine is the most efficient engine you'll get on the Escape, with direct fuel injection for precise speed when you want it most. This engine produces 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, and gets an impressive 30 mpg highway. You can also choose the 2.0L Twin Scroll turbocharged engine, which produces even more power at measurements of up to 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. This engine uses two exhaust runners and turbocharged chambers to maximize pulse energy, giving you the torque when you need it for better control.
The 2.5L engine uses intake variable valve timing or iVCT technology, which varies the timing of the valves along the whole power curve to produce the power you need for your driving conditions. This means you'll get plenty of power whether you're cruising down the freeway in Bradley at high speeds, or accelerating at the low end of the power spectrum. This engine produces 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, using sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection for a smooth and steady stream of power. It gets up to 29 mpg highway.
The 2017 Ford Escape uses a 6-speed SelectShift transmission that offers automatic operation for a smooth and easy ride, as well as a manual mode that gives you more control over your gear shifting for a sporty and spirited feel on the Peotone roads. Choose one of the EcoBoost engines, and you'll also get race-inspired paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel that let you change gears quickly and easily without taking your hands off the wheel.
The Escape has plenty of technology that helps keep you in control of your vehicle even on the most spirited rides. Curve Control senses when you're going into a curve at speeds too fast for safety, and slows you down with anti-lock braking and strategic throttle reduction. Torque Vectoring Control reduces the effect of G-forces that distribute torque unevenly by transferring extra torque to the wheels with most grip, helping you keep on track around even the tightest curves. Finally, the AdvanceTrac system with Roll Stability Control monitors your vehicle's stability with gyroscopic sensors, helping you keep in control of your ride even on slippery terrain.