New 2017 Ford Escape Redesign
2017 Ford Escape will be designed as a compact crossover to continue its original version that was launched in 2000. Before, the first generation is built under the development of Ford and Mazda. The second generation later came out in 2007, again Mazda and Escape shared some elements. This new version will be a bit different from the first two models. It will be the third generation with the complete redesign to offer. In 2012, it came out and developed in Europe. Now, the company has big preparation to give some modifications for 2017 Escape by adding some significant changes including the improved interior, new bodywork design and high-technology features.
2017 Ford Escape Redesign
We totally agree that 2017 Ford Escape could come with some refreshments to improve its visual design. The significant change will be around the front end that is quite attractive and the front fascia is quite new. It is very possible if this new version is coming with the new bigger grille and the air intakes are lower than before. The headlights are reshaped and the front bumper is modified. There is a big expectation that the rear end will get some minor tweaks.
Inside the cabin, 2017 Ford Escape will not offer major changes. Some minor refreshments are offered such as the minor dashboard modification. The main highlight is around the new standard features such as the leather seats for lower trims and other safety features including stability controls, airbag system, antilock brakes system, traction and much more for standard version. The optional features are rearview camera, blind spot monitors, cross traffic alerts and front or rear parking sensors.
2017 Ford Escape Engines
It seems that the company will retain the current engine for 2017 Ford Escape. It means that the basic version could be 2.5 liter engine to produce 168 horses and 170 pound-feet of torque. It is possible to have two EcoBoost engines. The first is 1.6 liter to produce 178 horses and 184 lb-ft of torque while the other one is 2.0 liter to produce 240 horses with 270 pound-feet of torque. Those all engines are mated to six-speed auto transmission for both front and all-wheel drive system.
2017 Ford Escape Release Date and Price
We cannot give any confirmation yet about the exact release date for 2017 Ford Escape. It is still unknown but people are expecting that it will be launched at the second half of 2016 with the starting price that is not too far from the current model which is about $23,000.