2016 Ford Escape Changes and Release date

2016 Ford Escape belongs to third generation in life of a popular SUV. This model year will not bring major changes. American producer will most likely decide to enhance few things prior to its generation switch, or at least a facelift which will follow either for next, 2017 model year, or a year after that. Since the beginning of current generation Escape wasn’t changed much. It gained couple of revisions, mainly related to features and trims, but without any style alterations.

2016 Ford Escape Front

2016 Ford Escape exterior and interior

Changes on 2016 Ford Escape will mainly include few cosmetic upgrades which will make a difference but not essentially change this compact crossover. American producer will provide couple more exterior color choices, and some interior changes which will mainly affect equipment.

Trims levels will be carried over from its predecessor, so we can expect all three variants including S, SE and Titanium. Although its rivals, such as Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 offer more interior space, Escape still manages to keep its position as one of the best-selling SUVs in its segment. One of top qualities that somehow always emerge on surface whenever Ford Escape is mentioned is its “fun-to-drive” characteristic. This compact crossover offers versatility, agility and sports behavior on the road as very few of its competitors does. Besides handling, Escape also offers great fuel economy, and with those two combined, very few people can resist it.

2016 Ford Escape Interior

2016 Ford Escape performance and mpg

When we speak about versatility, this great vehicle has variety of engines into its line-up. It offers three different powertrains, which enables buyers to choose by their own preferences. The power is transferred to either front or all wheels via 6-speed automatic transmission, regardless of the engine choice.

Starting with the base trim S, 2016 Ford Escape offers a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with an output of 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. Second engine available in this line-up is a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder capable to deliver 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Third engine and most powerful is not available on base S level. It is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit with 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel economy of the 2016 Escape is the same as for the previous model. This means that this crossover with 2.5-liter unit returns 25 mpg in combined ride with FWD, while AWD is not available. Same mileage 2016 Ford Escape will be able to deliver with 2.0-liter and 1.6-liter engine with AWD, while with FWD it will return a mile more.

2016 Ford Escape Rear

2016 Ford Escape price and release

Estimated time of arrival on the market for 2016 Ford Escape is sometime during the second quarter of next, 2015 year. American producer will, most likely, present its latest Escape until summertime, but this could easily be delayed if Ford decides to make some unpredicted changes. Price will not be affected by this, and it should move in range from $23,500 up to $30,000, which should be starting price of the top trim Titanium.

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