2016 Ford Escape engine, price

Any time now Ford is set to release a new compact SUV offering high style, better fuel economy, excellent handling and other quality features. The new compact SUV will go by the name – 2016 Ford Escape.

2016 Ford Escape Front

2016 Ford Escape Exterior

The 2016 Ford Escape will be offered in 3 trim levels which will be S, SE and titanium. The new look of the ford escape is slightly different from the predecessor model. The 2016 Ford Escape which is based on the Ford’s Global C platform will have a bigger grille, new HID lights and dual-chrome exhaust tips. The base S trim will ride on 17-inch steel wheels while the SE features 17-inch alloy wheels and automatic headlights. The SE Convenience Package adds roof rails while the Leather Comfort Package adds heated exterior mirrors, and a windshield wiper de-icer with the Cold Weather Package. The SE packages ride on 18-inch alloy wheels. The top trim Titanium features xenon headlights, automatic wipers and 19-inch alloy wheels on its technology Package in addition to SE packages features.

2016 Ford Escape Interior

2016 Ford Escape Interior

The cabin of the 2016 Ford Escape will be pleasant and comfortable. Starting with the base S trim, it will feature quality cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40 –split folding rear seat, a 4.2 inch central display, height adjustable driver’s seat, a rear-view camera, cruise control, keyless entry and air conditioning. Other features will include Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port voice control, AppLink Smartphone integration and a 6-speaker audio system. The SE has 2 optional packages. There is the 2016 Ford Escape Convenience package which adds rear parking sensors, a 110volt power outlet, SYNC 3 technology interface with a 8-inch touch-screen, a 9-speaker audio system with USB ports and dual-zone automatic climate control. The second package is the Leather Comfort package which features leather upholstery and heated front seats. The top trim Titanium packs all SE packages features and adds a foot sensor for the lift-gate, ambient interior lighting, 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat with lumbar support, 2016 Ford Escape dimming rear-view mirror, a 10-speaker Sony audio system with HD radio and driver memory settings. The trim comes with a technology package that offers blind-spot monitoring, a self parking system and rear cross traffic alert.For safety, all 2016 Ford Escape models will be equipped with AdvanceTrac traction control and stability control, tire pressure monitoring, ABS with brake assist, curve control, torque vectoring control and a rear-view camera.

2016 Ford Escape Engine

When it comes to 2016 Ford Escape’s power-trains, buyers will have a choice between three units. The base engine will be a 2.5 L, 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 168 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 170 lb-ft of torque@ 4,500 rpm. Power will be channeled to front wheels. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission system. The engine has estimated fuel economy ratings of 22 mpg city and 31 mpg on highway drive. The 2016 Ford Escape second unit is a 1.6 L, turbocharged, 4-cylinder unit that produces 178 hp @ 5,700 rpm and 184 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500 rpm. This engine is mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission and will be offered in both AWD and FWD. In terms of fuel economy the AWD 2016 Ford Escape models return 22 mpg for city and 30 mpg on highway while the FWD ones deliver 23 mpg for city and 32 mpg on highway. The last engine is a 2.0 L, EcoBoost, 4-cylinder unit good for 240 hp @ 5,500 rpm and 270 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000 rpm. The engine is also paired to a 6-speed transmission system. It is offered both in AWD and FWD. AWD models deliver estimated fuel economy rating of 21 mpg city and 28 mpg on highway while FWD 2016 Ford Escape models deliver 22 mpg city and 30 mpg on highway.

2016 Ford Escape Rear

2016 Ford Escape Price and release date

The base S trim has a MSRP of under $24,000 including destination charges while the SE starts at around $26,000 while the top trim titanium attracts a price tag of over $30,000. The vehicle will be released before the end of 2015.

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