The Ford Escape has always been one of the most popular vehicles in its very crowded and competitive segment. The 2017 edition ensures that the Escape maintains its position at the top of Canada’s most popular vehicle category with a more modern and refined design and a few engine improvements that make the 2017 Ford Escape more powerful, fun and efficient to drive.
Starting at $23,765, the 2017 Ford Escape is offered with a choice of three engines, starting with the base 2.5L four-cylinder unit that delivers 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Perfect for those who want the Escape’s comfortable ride and spacious interior, the base model is also one of the most affordable compact SUVs on the market.
Next, buyers can choose for a slightly modified 1.5L four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that delivers 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Replacing the previous 1.6L engine, it is also paired with a six-speed automatic and comes with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Regardless, the EcoBoost engine proves to be very economical with an average fuel consumption rating of 9.1 liters per 100 kilometers with FWD, and 9.8 liters per 100 kilometers in all-wheel drive.
Finally, buyers wanting more power can turn to the 2.5L four-cylinder EcoBoost that provides a surprising 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. One of the most powerful engines in this class, it’s also efficient with a combined average fuel economy rating of 10.2 liters per 100 kilometers with all-wheel drive.
The 2017 Ford Escape is quite powerful and certainly fuel-efficient, but it also happens to be spacious. The Escape’s cargo capacity sits at 964 liters per 100 kilometers with all the seats in place, and 1,925 liters with the rear seats folded. There’s a total of 2,795 liters of passenger space and quite a bit of room for your legs and your head, both in front and in the back.
In terms of towing, the 2017 Escape can haul anywhere from 680 to 1,587 kilos depending on the version.
As you can see, the 2017 Ford Escape is perfect for anything you want to do in and around St. John’s. It is comfortable and spacious, powerful and efficient, and its redesigned body gives it an even more modern look.
To learn more about the 2017 Ford Escape, contact us today at Cabot Ford in St. John’s, Newfoundland!