THE GREAT ESCAPE
2017 Ford Escape Titanium AWD
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Published on Thu, Sep 28, 2017
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
The onboard SYNC Connect system was easy to use but had an oddly blue-lit screen that reminded us of old video games. We ditched the screen coloring by switching it to night mode. We did not connect our smart phone to the vehicle but can see where this could be a handy feature. The navigation, systems settings, and audio menus are intuitive and clear. Ford does a very good job providing the kind of cars most people drive on a regular basis. Their 2017 Ford Escape is no exception. Fore more information on Ford's vehicles, visit Ford.com. Editor's Note: The interior shots above are manufacturer's photos of the 2018 Escape, which recently launched. Interior footage (Courtesy of Ford)
2017 Ford Escape Titanium AWD Price: Base $30,850; As tested $39,010 Options Include: Titanium Technology Package ($1,995) 2.0 EcoBoost Engine ($1,295) Panoramic Vista Roof ($1,495 Adaptive Cruise Control ($595) Navigation System ($795) Engine type: Twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4, DOHC Horsepower: 245hp @ 5500 rpm Torque: 275 lb.-ft @ 3000 rpm Performance: 0-60 mph: 7.1 seconds Drive configuration: Four Wheel Drive Transmission type: 6-Speed Automatic w/Paddle Shifters Suspension: Front: Independent MacPherson Struts w/Stabilizer Bar Rear: Control Blade w/Stabilizer Bar Wheels and tires: 19" Machined Aluminum Wheels, P235/45R19 BSW Brakes: 4-channel, 4-wheel disc, ABS and ESC Vented Disc, Dual Diaphragm Power Assist Overall length/wheelbase: 178.1 inches/105.9 inches Overall width: 72.4 inches (w/o mirrors); 81.8 inches (with mirrors) Cargo Volume: 68.0 cu. ft. (behind first row) 34.0 cu. ft. (behind second row) Overall height: 66.3 inches Weight: 3,765 pounds EPA mileage estimates City/ Highway: 20/27 MPG EPA Size Class: Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Warranty: 3 Years/36,000 miles Bumper to Bumper 5 Year/60,000 miles Powertrain 5 Year/60,000 miles 24/7 Roadside Assistance Program * Passenger car classes are designated by the EPA based on interior volume index or seating capacity, except the ones classified as special vehicle. A two-seater is classified as a car with no more than two designated seating positions.