Ford Escape had come a long way from its humble boxy beginnings and is now a modern-looking stylish vehicle. This compact wagon-like crossover started its third generation journey as a 2013 year model. Since 2015 year model was essentially carried over, next one brings a mid-cycle facelift. According to some speculation, new 2016 Ford Escape will be available early 2015.
Under the Hood and Performance
However, it’ll keep its powertrain options which are more than plenty. Base one is a 2.5L I-4 engine with 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. More powerful 1.6L turbocharged I-4 engine puts up 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, while the most powerful choice comes in a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 which develops 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Base S trim model comes exclusively with 2.5L engine, while SE and Titanium models offer 1.6L as a standard and 2.0L as an optional powertrain. All models, regardless of grade or powertrain come with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Styling – Inside and Outside look
Facelift brings with itself a new front end fascia which should have a bigger grille at the expense of a lower air intake. New bumper might also change front fender’s layout, which could in turn require new headlights. At the rear, Ford’s pointy tail-lights will keep the general shape, while chrome garnish should be trimmed down.
Interior shouldn’t suffer through such extensive overhaul, and you can expect all the available features to get carried over. Of course, there’s still enough time for new technologies to be implemented and some optional features to be moved down to the standard batch. Upholstery will remain the same and you can expect leather seats in Titanium and cloth seats in lower tiers, with addition of more soft touch materials in door panels, roof and its pillars. SYNC with MyFord touch (available from SE model) will be updated by then, and we can only hope that it won’t lag any more. Dashboard which is quite heavily designed for a compact will also be revised in order to give you more legroom. Safety features are quite standard, and beside the airbag system, traction and stability controls, and anti-lock brakes, optional package on Titanium model will add front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera, blind-spot monitors and cross-traffic alerts.
2016 Ford Escape Fuel Efficiency and Price
Most common and most fuel efficient engine in Escape’s lineup is 1.6L turbo four which goes 23/33 mpg. Base 2.5L engine will take you to a 22/31 mpg ride, while 2.0L turbo returns the ratings of 22/30 mpg.
Escape should keep its price even in 2016 and expect base model to start from some $23,000, while Titanium should cost at least $29,000.
2016 Ford Escape should continue along the path of a third generation which completely redesigned this compact crossover. Facelift will only upgrade already striking design and bring some new features, while the ride will essentially remain unchanged.
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