2017 Ford Escape Review

When you're looking for your next SUV, look no further than the Ford Escape. With its ample space, excellent fuel economy, and advanced technology features, your SUV rides will never be the same.

Our team at DeLong Ford, Inc. put this review together to show drivers in Dwight, Streator, and Morris just what the Ford Escape is all about. You'll get the inside scoop of all things Escape, and what makes this SUV stand out from the rest! 

Let's get started by checking out the 2017 Escape interior…

Inside the Ford Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape is the SUV you've been waiting for when it comes to…well, most features, really. Still, the interior is certainly a stand-out aspect. With seating for five, you'll find ample space inside the cabin. Even your tallest backseat riders will find comfort with almost 37 inches of legroom in the second row.

In terms of cargo space, the Ford Escape does not disappoint in this area either. You'll find 34 ft³ while the rear seat is still up along with 68 ft³ with the seat folded. So, you can pack in sports equipment for the big game or everyone's luggage for your next getaway.

The technology of the Ford Escape is nothing less than state-of-the-art. With the standard SYNC® infotainment system, you'll be able to control your vehicle's features with just your voice. If you're looking for a touchscreen system, the available SYNC® 3 option comes with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, so you can access your apps at any time.

You Can't Escape the Power & Performance

Sorry, we had to!

The 2017 Ford Escape comes with three different engine options, starting with a standard 2.5L four-cylinder that produces 168 horsepower. Opt for the trim a level up, and you'll get a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder that puts out 179 horsepower.

If you're looking for the most power in your SUV, the Ford Escape also offers a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 245 horsepower-that doesn't sound like a soccer mom ride to us! 

Another great aspect about the Ford Escape is that when you opt for the more powerful engines, you're not sacrificing fuel economy. For example, in the midrange engine, you'll get an EPA-estimated 23/30 MPG city/highway. So, you're good to cruise along for a while before stopping at the pump.

Ford Escape Safety

The most important part of your new SUV should be what safety features it offers. The Ford Escape excels in this area with a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Administration, and the highest score of Good from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The Ford Escape comes with both great standard and available safety features as well. You'll enjoy assistance options, like Lane Keep Assist, Driver Drowsiness Monitoring, and a Pre-Collision Braking System along with the standard rearview camera, parking sensors, and Blind-Spot Monitoring.

Your new Ford Escape is like your personal safety assistant, and will always have your back while on the road.

Come Test Drive the Ford Escape in Dwight!

If you are in the areas of Dwight, Streator, and Morris, and like what you're reading here, come test drive the 2017 Ford Escape at DeLong Ford, Inc. today! Simply fill out our online contact form, and one of our team members will be in touch.

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