WESTLAND, Mich. –– After selling over 300,000 units in 2014, the Ford Escape is Ford's best-selling vehicle behind the Ford F-150. To maintain that track record, the 2017 Ford Escape is getting technology and design upgrades that could boost its popularity with drivers.
Exterior UpgradesThe 2017 Escape will join Ford's other models with a new hexagonal grille that includes active shutters for improved fuel economy. All trim levels will include LED taillights, and will be available in three new colors––Lightning Blue, Canyon Ridge, and White Gold
Interior UpgradesThe 2017 Escape will offer plenty of new space designed for storage. Ford removed the Escape's manual brake lever and implemented an electronic parking brake instead to add more center console space, and even included a new smartphone storage space in the design.
Another highlight of the 2017 Escape is its new steering wheel equipped with buttons designed to minimize discomfort while adding convenience for drivers. The crossover will also come available with Ford's SYNC3 infotainment system.
The 2017 Escape will offer a quieter ride than ever before thanks to acoustic side glass, a full hood seal, insulated A-pillars, a windshield seal, and front wheel-well insulation. For added comfort, Ford replaced the Escape's progressive suspension with linear springs that will make the crossover SUV feel like a car.
Performance UpgradesWhile the 2017 Ford Escape is getting technology and design upgrades, its performance is also seeing some uplift. The 2017 Escape will keep the 2.5L four-cylinder engine, but Ford will introduce two new engines for the crossover SUV's SE and Platinum trim levels.
The new 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine is expected to enhance fuel economy, and the new 2.0L EcoBoost will increase power. Both engines include start-stop technology, which helps driver save fuel by shutting off the engine when the 2017 Escape comes to a stop, also available on the Ford Fusion.
At North Brothers Ford, we're excited to offer the 2017 Ford Escape at some point in the future at our dealership, located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185. We're proud to be one of the premier dealerships in Southeast Michigan committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (888) 806-7163, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help you with any auto service or car repair your vehicle may need!