The Ford Escape has been one of America's best-selling compact crossovers for some years now, and for 2017, Ford is introducing the most capable and well-equipped Escape ever. In addition to all of the things drivers already love about this sporty crossover, the redesigned 2017 Escape adds amenities that once again put it at the top of its class. Ford listened to its customers when redesigning the popular Escape, which means you will find upgrades like a smoother and quieter ride, smart storage compartments, and the latest tech features inside its more spacious cabin. Lakeland Ford of Lakeland, FL is the dealership to visit if you are a driver near Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and Plant City who wants to explore all that the Ford Escape has to offer. Our helpful team of sales professionals will introduce you to the 2017 Escape â€" then you can get behind the wheel for a test drive!
Much has already been made of the redesigned 2017 Ford Escape -- and for good reason! This major update to one of America's favorite compact crossovers has seen a host of improvements from the outgoing 2016 model, both inside and out. On the exterior, the Escape's sleek yet subtle redesign includes LED taillamps, new wheel designs, and a redesigned grille, which now features active grille shutters which open and close to help improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. A smoother ride can be felt thanks to the significant redesign to the Escape's rear suspension. In addition to the updated Sync 3 infotainment system inside the cabin, there is also a high-tech touch screen available, as well as the Sync Connect app, which allows drivers to check fuel levels and unlock the Escape's doors remotely. Ford has further improved the Escape for 2017, with such features as:
The 2017 Ford Escape is even roomier than the model it replaces, but that is just the beginning of the many enhancements that Ford has made to its interior. From its available leather-trimmed seating, steering wheel, and shift knob, to its 60/40 fold-down rear seat backs with 67.8 cu. ft. of cargo space and a flat load floor, the new Escape is both supremely luxurious and versatile. The latest version of Ford's infotainment system, Sync 3, has arrived in the new Escape and makes navigating menus and connecting to family, friends, and devices even easier than before. Below the available Sync 3 infotainment screen you will find the all-new electric parking brake, as well as the gear knob to the smooth SelectShift 6-speed automatic transmission -- both of which come standard. The EcoBoost-powered Escape models are not only powerful and highly efficient, but they also include race-inspired paddle shifters on the steering wheel, for an extra thrilling driving experience. On the luxury side of the equation is the available Panoramic Vista Roof, featuring a large front panel that tilts upward or opens fully, and has a fixed rear skylight. The luxurious leather seating surfaces that are available are offered in Charcoal Black or Medium Light Stone. Additional interior and technology features that are available on the redesigned 2017 Ford Escape include:
The redesigned 2017 Ford Escape is offered with your choice of three potent yet fuel-efficient engines. The standard 2.5-liter inline four engine with independent variable cam design (iVCT) pumps out 168 hp and 170 lb.-ft. of torque to the front wheels, while achieving up to an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway mpg. The available 1.5-liter EcoBoost iVCT engine is the most fuel-efficient Escape engine, rated at up to 23 city/30 highway mpg, and producing a highly capable 179 hp and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. For even more power on tap, turn to the available 2.0-liter EcoBoost, complete with a twin-scroll turbocharger. Developing a whopping 245 hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque, the most potent engine in the 2017 Escape lineup still returns an impressive 22 city and 29 highway mpg rating when paired with front-wheel drive (FWD). The two available EcoBoost engines brilliantly mesh power and fuel economy, thanks to their advanced engine technologies, and Auto Start-Stop engine function. Intelligent 4WD is a popular option that is available on models equipped with either of the EcoBoost engines. Ford continues to push performance and fuel economy forward with their innovative EcoBoost engines, and the redesigned 2017 Ford Escape is a shining example of this. To test drive any of the new powertrains available in the updated 2017 Ford Escape, visit Lakeland Ford in Lakeland, FL.
If you live near Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and Plant City and want to drive a versatile and fuel-efficient compact crossover SUV, be sure to explore the redesigned 2017 Ford Escape at Lakeland Ford. Our showroom is located at 1430 W. Memorial Blvd, in Lakeland, FL. Visit our showroom for a test drive, or browse our complete inventory of new and pre-owned Escape compact crossovers and other Ford vehicles right here on our website.View Inventory