The Ford Escape is a small crossover. A safe choice among cars of this class, the Escape is stylish and upgraded. Great for small item storage, this vehicle is roomy and provides comfort.
All-wheel drive is optional. The Escape is fuel efficient, with an available 1.5-liter eco-boost 4-cylinder engine. The Escape provides 23mpg in the city and 30mpg on the highway. New features include automatic climate control, an electronic parking brake, and available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Smartphone integration.
A great feature is a hands-free tailgate. Perfect for those with a busy lifestyle, enjoy the convenience of waving your foot under the bumper to open the back when your hands are full. Blind spot monitoring, driver fatigue alert, and forward collision prevention add to the appeal.
This crossover vehicle offers 3 trim levels: S, SE, and Titanium. The S trim offers features including a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Sync 3 tech interface and smartphone integration. Included with the SE trim are a new engine and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Titanium trim is a bit more luxurious, with leather seating and upgraded cabin lighting. The Ford Escape offers a sleek, attractive design. The 2017 model offers a 6-corner grille and newly shaped taillights. Also enjoy a newly designed steering wheel and increased stowage below the center armrest.
Good power control and responsive steering help the crossover feel safe. Additional features such as an updated automatic parking system and lane keeping assist add to the safety aspect of the Escape. The Ford Escape received a 5-star rating by The NHTSA.
As a strong contender in its class of small SUV’s, the Ford Escape provides top-notch performance. The styling is attractive, with the Sport Appearance Package featuring black exterior trim and 19-inch black wheels.
Sharp handling provides a smooth ride, and a communicative steering system provides control for the driver. This crossover handles wonderfully and is a pleasure to drive. The car is extremely versatile and is suitable for anything from transporting large packages to simple drives around town. Spacious design and an extra roomy backseat make this SUV perfect for any trip. Great driving makes this crossover a step up from the competition.
Unlike many modern vehicles, the Escape does not offer a manual transmission. Although this is not a deal breaker for most buyers, a manual transmission would be an attractive option for this car. The Ford Escape also has a low towing capacity of 2000 pounds, which may deter some buyers.
Buyers will appreciate the MyKey system that Ford Escape offers. A safety feature for parents peace of mind, this system can limit top speeds and prevent texting while driving.
While the Ford Escape can be taken on a dirt road, no off-road model is available, as it is in competing small SUV’s. This may be a concern for some.
Although the Ford Escape is attractively priced, resale value may not be as good as its competitors. This can be an issue for a family designed SUV. The Titanium trim is rather pricey as compared to the S or SE, and features can push the price to well over $40,000, which is a bit expensive for a crossover vehicle of this class.
Attractive New Jersey Ford Escape Lease deals for the summer include the S model lease for $107 per month for 36 months. The SE model can be leased for as low as $229 per month for 36 months.
Overall, the Ford Escape rises above its competitors in terms of safety and value. A great car to drive, it is perfect for those on a budget, as well as buyers who want to indulge in luxury.