If you’ve been on the fence about picking a car or SUV, then we think it’s time to give the 2016 Ford Escape a shot. This crossover is sleek on the outside, while being roomy enough on the inside to make room for five. Also, its affordable starting point opens it up to those who assume that a crossover will be out of their budget range.
The Escape is equipped to keep up with you. It has a 168-horsepower, 2.5L Duratec® engine,* or you have your choice of two available EcoBoost® engines. They're mated to a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission, providing the sportiness and control of a manual. The Escape also has a feature you can't see, but will appreciate – Active Grille Shutters.** They help reduce drag and enhance efficiency.
If you’re maining eyeing cars because of their efficiency ratings, then you’ll be pleased to see that every engine on the 2016 Ford Escape offers a highway rating north of 30 MPG. Even with its efficient engines, it is able to accomplish quite a bit. The Ford Escape comes standard with 1,500 lbs worth of towing power, but you can easily upgrade that if you require something more robust. A 3,500 lbs trailer weight rating comes with the 2.0 EcoBoost engine with optional towing package.
*Optional on the SE.
**Not available with optional 2.0L EcoBoost engine.
No matter what the conditions, the Ford Escape is a tough vehicle that will get you where you need to be. Its available 4WD system can handle some of the worst things mother nature can throw at you, and the system automatically adjusts torque distribution to give you power to the wheel that needs it. The available technology features in the Escape can do everything from alerting you to underinflated tires and helping protect you in a collision to opening the available handsfree, foot-activated liftgate with a kick under the rear bumper. Available SYNC® 3 features voice-activated technology (button-initiated) that helps keep you connected while you keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.27 And for audiophiles, the available 390-watt Audio System from Sony® with HD Radio™ Technology provides static-free, razor-sharp sound reception.
The sporty Ford Escape also comes with tons of standard and option tech features to make sure everyone is kept entertained and comfortable. Ford’s flagship infotainment system, SYNC 3, is an available upgrade on the Escape, and its intuitive design is great for assisting drivers with navigation, music and other functions. Speaking of tunes, the Escape can be equipped with a powerful 10-speaker system from Sony that surrounds the passengers in crystal clear audio.
If you’d like to get behind the wheel of a 2016 Ford Escape, give us a shout at Sanders Ford in Dundee, MI . We’ll be more than happy to give you a full tour of the Escape, as well as a test drive to see if it’s right for you.