2017 Ford Escape Facelift Release Date

The Ford Motor Company presented the new 2017 Ford Escape, already in November 2015, at the LA Auto Show. This news is officially confirmed.  As an alternative promotion of the new model was mentioned the 2016 NAIAS in Detroit. However, soon after the promotion will begin and sales of this model.

Ford Escape SUV is a very popular model. The steady increase in sales and strong sales of are true indicator of its quality. Many believe that the current model compete on equal terms with the renewed and improved model of competing companies. However, every improvement and advancement of the new model brings a new edge over the competition. Chevrolet Equinox, Mazda CX-5, the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 were already presented or announced, with new enhancements and changes. In contrast, the Ford company does not have to invest significant funds in order to improve the 2017 Escape.

2017 Ford Escape Released

2017 Ford Escape Redesign

2017 model is placed at the same FWD platform, as well as the current model. This platform has proven to be an ideal solution because it is very flexible. It provides a large number of possibilities when it comes to changes and modifications to the vehicle. In the new, revised design of the vehicle is greatly influenced updated Ford Edge and current Fort Fusion models.

Spy photos were indicated changes mid-cycle model. A large amount of camouflage were noticeable on the fog lights. It is therefore believed that the fog lights get changed design. In addition, the 2017 Ford Escape gets a new grille, lower air intakes, updated HID headlights and LED daytime running lights. There is not the whole story. The new model has a redesigned taillights, while the completion of the exhaust system the same as the current model. The new look gives the Escape more premium feel thanks to more modern, grown-up style.

The interior has undergone some changes. There are several revisions, including a new steering wheel, a/c vents which are revised, the USB ports , and Ford’s Sync 3. As before, the Escape will be offered in three versions, S, SE and Titanium. 2017 Ford Escape will continue to be in shape with 5 doors and 5 seats. From standard equipment, among others, are expected Ford’s latest Sync infotainment 3 setup.

2017 Ford Escape interior

2017 Ford Escape Specs

The changes are not announced in the field of powertrain . The new model runs the same sets as before. However, it can be expected that the base engine is 1.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine which replaces the previous 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. This new engine disposes with 181 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque.

2017 Ford Escape will be offered and with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine 168 hp and 230 pound feet of torque only with the base model.  The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque is the second novelty in the field of powertrain. For now, it is known that the engine will be combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission. However, there are indications that the new model could have a new 9 speed or 10-speed automatic transmission.

2017 Escape Price

About the possible application of the new price model, there is no information. For now it is known that the price for the 2017 Ford Escape will remain at the level of the current model. This means that the prices range from about $ 23,000 to $ 30,000.

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