Kelley Blue Book Reviews the New 2017 Ford Escape: Updates Result in a Compact Crossover that Truly Impresses

Ford's popular compact SUV, the Ford Escape, received a nice mid-cycle refresh for the 2017 model year, with new technology and more powerful engine options that make it a top choice in its category, according to a new review from Kelley Blue Book®. Click "play" in the video clip below to watch the full report.

All Escape models are available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The base engine in the 2017 Ford Escape is a 2.5-liter cylinder that makes 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. New for 2017 and available in either Escape SE or Escape Titanium are two more powerful EcoBoost engines that are also more efficient.

The smaller of the two new engines is the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost; it produces 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, and has a tow rating from 1,500 to 2,000 pounds. For more get up and go, the larger 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder generates 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, and can up to a class-leading 3,500 pounds. The 2.0-liter turbo has EPA-rated fuel economy of 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.

Kelley Blue Book's editors particularly like the availability in the 2017 Escape of the latest iteration of Ford's infotainment system, known as Sync 3. It features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and a new Sync Connect feature allows you to use your smartphone to lock and unlock your doors and even schedule the engine to start up at a certain time, as well as monitor your fuel levels and other vehicle information.

p>We have a great selection of new 2017 Ford Escape models in stock here at Jack Kain Ford, and our knowledgeable sales professionals are available to answer all your questions and help you configure the Escape that's right for your lifestyle. Stop by our showroom today in Versailles, KY - we're also convenient to Lexington, Georgetown and Lawrenceburg - or call us at (888) 685-1211 to schedule time for a test drive.

 

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