Ford escape even fancier with updated looks Used Car by Rene Holmes - July 3, 20170 The 2017 Ford Escape gets updated looks, two new powertrains including a 1. 5-liter EcoBoost turbo four and a twin-turbo 2. 0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with new engine stop-start technology, a new steering wheel, and a reworked interior. The 2017 Ford Getaway offers new features including an updated automatic parking system, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. The fresh model has a ground clearance that’s lower than its predecessor by 0. 1 inches and the fuel tank is slightly bigger than 2016 version-by 0. 8 gallons. The Ford Escape is one of the best-selling crossovers in its class of compact two-row SUVs. In size, the Escape falls below the Edge, Explorer, Flex, and the Expedition in the Ford lineup. Front-wheel drive is the standard and all-wheel drive is usually available on Ford Escape except for the base vehicles with the 2. 5-liter I -4 engine. The 2017 Ford producer Get away updated engines include a new turbocharged 1. 5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and a tweaked twin-turbo 2. 0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. The 1 ) 5l engine makes 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed automated transmission with paddle shifters on the steerage wheel. 2. 0 EcoBoost option at the top of the selection makes 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft torque capacity and is married to the same six-speed automatic transmitting with exercise shifters. In 2017 Ford Escapes equipped with the 1. 5-liter or the 2. 0-liter engines, you can get a Front-wheel drive or all-wheel travel. EPA estimates for the 1. 5 EcoBoost is 23/30 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 22/28 mpg with all-wheel drive. Upgrade to the 2. zero EcoBoost and the ratings are 22/29 mile per gallon with front-wheel get and 20/27 miles per gallon with 4wheel drive. Base models of the 2017 Ford producer Escape will come with a naturally aspirated installment payments on your 5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. The 2. 5-liter engine also gets the six-speed automated transmission as well, but it gets a thumb switch for manual control instead of paddle shifters. The base 2017 Ford Get away with the naturally aspirated 2. 5-liter We -4 engine is only obtainable with front-wheel travel. The EPA estimations that the foundation engine will get 21/29 mpg. The 2017 Ford Escape missed Top Safety Pick status from the IIHS because of its Marginal rating in the small overlap front test, though it received a Good rating in four other tests and a Basic rating in front crash prevention (higher scores of Advanced and Superior are also available). The NHTSA has rated the 2017 Kia Get away with an overall five-star rating (out of a possible five stars). In our First Drive review of the 2017 Ford Escape powered by the 1. 5-liter I -4 engine in the SE as well as the 2. 0l twin-scroll turbocharged engine inside the Titanium edition, we were pleased overall with the changes Ford made to its popular crossover. Sure it’s still got some rough ride to it but that is part of what the Getaway customer likes. We thought that comfort tire and wheel equipment felt odd on the front-wheel get SE we drove. On the road, the steering reacts quickly without being strangely twitchy and the body roll is minimal until you decide to really toss the small crossover into a hard corner. The brand-new regular engine stop-start system is not intrusive enough and can be switched off. In a First Test review, after we’d driven many of the Escape’s competitors on the same street on the same day, some editors found issue with the 1. 5 EcoBoost’s delay with wide-open throttle inputs, with acceleration honestly, that is on the slower side from the class.