2017 Ford Escape Getting Fresh Interior, New Engines, Driver Assist Technologies
Escape customers have said what they want and Ford has listened. For model year 2017, the popular Ford crossover will be getting the latest driver-assist technologies, connectivity, interior improvements and two new EcoBoost engines.
The 2017 Escape, scheduled to launch in the spring, will feature available SYNC® Connect mobile access and driver-assist technologies such as adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, a lane-keeping system, and Enhanced Active Park Assist.
Auto Start/Stop technology will be standard with either of two new-to-Escape EcoBoost engines – a 1.5-liter EcoBoost and a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged EcoBoost.
“To improve an already-great vehicle, it was important that we listened to our customers,” said Milton Wong, Ford Escape chief engineer. “Escape owners drove these changes by telling us how we could make one of the best-selling vehicles in the segment even better.”
Inside the cabin potential buyers will find a new push-button electronic parking brake, a repositioned gear shifter, a media bin at the bottom of the center stack, improved cup holders, two new storage bins, an all-new steering wheel and a large center armrest.
“Virtually every surface a customer will touch is new, in design or material,” said Chris Mazur, Escape program manager. “In some cases, it’s the minor changes that have the greatest impact on driver or passenger comfort.”