The American brand Ford enjoyed huge popularity in 90's with the huge success of its SUV which played the big role in the era of Sports Utility Vehicles. Capturing the world with off-roading capabilities and brilliant engines, Ford went on to churn out SUVs and pickups one after the other and gradually climbed up the ladder as one of the biggest SUV manufacturers in the world. With its peculiar knack for manufacturing SUVs that appeal to wide range of buyers, Escape comes as one of the best selling crossover from the stable of Ford. Escape combines the styling and four wheel drive capability of a conventional SUV with the characteristic of a luxury sedan to offer the best of both the world to its buyers.
The much desirable SUV comes in two trim levels with choice of two efficient engines. The base variant SE 1.6 Eco Boost gets the power from 1.6-litre i4 Eco-boost engine with 180 PS at 5700 rpm along with the 249 Nm at 2500 rpm. The second variant Titanium 2.0l Eco Boost is embodied with the 2.0 litre i4 engine which generates the power of 240 PS at 5500 rpm along with 366 Nm of peak torque at 3000 rpm. The advanced variant comes equipped with the All wheel drive system while both of the engines are mated with 6 speed Select Shift Automatic transmission as standard. Coupled with self closing grille shutters, the 1.6 litre engine is estimated to put the fuel consumption of 10.5 kmpl in city while 14 kmpl at long routes with less gearshifts. The powerful engine acquires the checkpoint of 100 kmph within 6.9 secs whereas catches the top speed of 190 kmph.
The new compact crossover SUV manifests the strong body layout of the vehicle which makes the immense presence of athletic abilities along with the newest styling cues. Talking about the overall silhouette the most highlighted inserts comprise automatic HID headlamps which is imparted by stylish grille while large air intakes houses the fog lamps. The wide bonnet addresses surface lines while the wing mirror integrated with LED signals looks impressive. The concave and convex surfaces at sides are embellished with the stylish side sills whereas the black pillars across the windows crafts decent looks. On top the roof rails enhances the sportiness of vehicle while at rear taillamps makes its rump communicates with sides. The stop lamp are high mounted which further makes the safety while hands free lift-gate allows to open the tailgate with much ease. The overall dimensions of Escape measure 4523mm x 1839mm x 1684mm (L X W X H) with a wheelbase measuring 2690mm.
The interior of Escape shows the significant amount of craftsmanship which is intended to make life easier. As you hop inside the 10 way adjustable seat is covered with leather upholstery while the 6 way adjustable manual seat allows to sit-in comfortable in long journey. The contrived dashboard is loaded with sheaf of equipments which provides excessive amount of comfort. The advance Sony audio system is integrated with 10 speakers while Sync and My Ford entertainment system is operable with 4.2 inch LCD screen which lets you enjoy track and browse music via voice commands. The hard free tail gate reveals the bootspace of 456 litres which can be expanded to 1653 litre by folding rear seats.
Whichever the terrain, the advance safety system assures the occupants of their optimum protection. The AdvanceTrac with roll stability control saves the vehicle from rolling situation while Curve control offers the maximum peace of mind. The personal safety system with dual SRS airbags and rollover sensor reduces the impact energy resulting into less injury. The powerful crossover is equipped with ventilated disc brakes which is coupled with ABS and EBD enhancing safety of vehicle.
If you are prowling for a compact crossover with refined appearance which is capable to give the best steering capabilities and decent fuel economy, then Escape can be your first choice. However, its practicality is an issue, the boot space and legroom is comparatively less when pitted against other crossovers in the segment.
MANILA: Ford has recently unveiled the facelifted 2017 Escape Crossover with all new SYNC 3 Infotainment System, Two New EcoBoost® Engines with Auto Start-Stop and More Driver- Assist Technologies. The new crossover will be available in three trim Levels (S, SE and Titanium) in addition to a New Sport Appearance Package (available for SE and Titani...