Ford Escape is a compact crossover which has been around since 2000. Over these years, this model has been recording increased sales and popularity. As a result, the automaker wants to release a new Ford Escape edition of this crossover. The new edition will have a design similar to the previous models but with more aggressive look and sleek lines. The new 2016 Ford Escape will also go through some mechanical changes to improve its performance. This new model will be referred to as 2016 Ford Escape.
2016 FORD ESCAPE: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
It will be redesigned in form of a modern sports utility vehicle. In that case, the automaker will equip it with great features and an attractive exterior design made of high quality materials and good aerodynamics. First of all, there will be a three part slim front grille with thick chrome strips and sharp functional headlights which will make the machine more aggressive. A new chrome roof rack will be installed on the roof together with a roof spoiler bearing light signals. As with any other modern day, the 2016 Ford Escape will come with LED running lights on its rear. There will be two large chrome made exhaust pipes. It is rumored that this 2016 Ford Escape will be based on a similar platform with Ford C MAX.
Interior of 2016 Ford Escape will come with a number of standard and optional features. There will be use of high quality materials in upholstering the cabin. At its center console, 2016 Ford Escape will feature various visual multi-functional control gadgets for the car’s systems. Other control features will be located on the steering wheel and others at the front of the driver. There will be a background camera whose’ shots will be transferred a large LCD screen. Similarly, safety features such as traction control, ABS, active parking assist, airbags and stability control will be available. Other standard features inside 2016 Ford Escape include a touchscreen with GPS system, a digital speedometer, air conditioning system, tilt and telescopic steering wheel and Sony’s superior 10 speaker audio system etc.
In trying to remain true to its custom quality interior, Ford is expected to redesign this model in a more modern way just like it did with the previous Escape modes. Among the highly expected interior features is the inclusion of a standard in-car entertainment system as well as new software and hardware configurations. Again, the current navigation system is anticipated to be as precise as it can be. Probably, there will be additional trims in form of leather and modern fabric finishes.
2016 FORD ESCAPE: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
A number of engines are likely to be offered under the hood of the 2016 Ford Escape. The first one is expected to be a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder capable of producing 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. The next engine could be a 1.6 liter EcoBoost unit generating 180 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. The third and strongest engine option is likely to be a 2.0 liter EcoBoost with a power output of 240 horsepower and 20 pounds-feet of torque. The available engines will be combined with a six speed automatic transmission. Buyers will have to choose between an all wheel drive and the front wheel drive mode. All these engines are rated between 20 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.
2016 Ford Escape: Release Date, Price, Competitors
It is speculated that this 2016 Ford Escape will be released in the first quarter of 2015. Its price will remain the same as in the previous model which goes for about 30 000 dollars. Some of its biggest rivals include Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Roque and Toyota RAV-4.