There has been a lot of discussion about classifying the Ford Escape- whether it was a compact crossover or a compact SUV. Reviews let the two descriptions merge into each other and used the terms interchangeably. The 2017 Ford Escape is essentially a compact cargo mover and is much more affordable than other SUVs.
There are three main trim levels available- the Ford Escape S, the Escape SE and the Escape Titanium with three different engines. The best part is that each of the models build on the other with different optional features for the asking. The 2017 Front Escape looks sleeker and more attractive than its 2016 predecessor and its interiors have been revamped to give it an entirely new look.
Let’s see what each of the models have to offer.
The most basic model is the Ford Escape S
This one comes with a 168-horsepower engine and although it’s a base model, it still comes with lots of features like Bluetooth connectivity, steering-wheel audio controls, cruise control, power windows and mirrors, an audio and rearview camera system and even air-conditioning. The exterior includes LED taillights, automatic headlights, and 17-inch steel wheels. This is a great model for the driver who wants an excellent value and doesn’t need all the bells and whistles.
The nicest Ford Escape model is the Ford Escape Titanium (and the SE is a close runner up)
Both the Escape SE and the Escape Titanium have a powerful EcoBoost engine, which is a grade above the Escape’s base model. These models can maximize fuel economy, account for lesser emissions and get more power than in other cars. Modern tech features, impressive safety features, spacious interiors augurs high performance and better handling. The infotainment system is standard in Titanium but optional on Escape SE.
Both are stylish to look at, have dual-zone automatic temperature control, instrument panels and lighting but Titanium jumps over Escape SE when it comes to its leather-trimmed seats and leather- wrapped steering wheel.
If SE’s EcoBoost engine and its optional 4WD system are attractive, then Escape Titanium’s technology features and sophisticated leather interior are equally compelling. All the models come with 6-speed automatic transmission with the option to shift over to manual, have generous cargo capacity, supportive seats,give good gas mileage, infotainment systems and roomy interiors. Ford Escape models use torque vectoring to control and keep the vehicle’s stable, while advanced technology allows for improved cornering and combating slick road conditions.
For those looking for a versatile, comfortable and easy vehicle that’s affordable and also capable of towing, Ford Escape models fit the bill.
When you’re considering your vehicle buying options, price, capability, and features are what you’d normally look at. Price is an important factor and the base model is obviously the cheapest. As the number of features increase, the price tag also moves up accordingly.
For power hungry drivers, the engine is important and the EcoBoost that comes on the SE and Titanium are good options, however, if power is not a factor, then Ford Escape S might just be right for you.
So the nicest Ford Escape Model will be determined by your personal needs and budget. You can’t adopt a one-size-fits all approach. To learn more about a new or used Ford Escape near Olympia, contact the team at Washington Auto Credit now! Call (360) 529-0002