Meet Your 2016 Ford Escape

2016 Ford Escape
2016 Ford Escape
2016 Ford Escape
2016 Ford Escape
2016 Ford Escape
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2016 Ford Escape
2016 Ford Escape
2016 Ford Escape
2016 Ford Escape
2016 Ford Escape
Starting From
$25,889
CAD
Licensing and applicable taxes
  • Duratec 2.5L I-4 168hp engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • side seat mounted airbags
  • Safety Canopy System curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags
  • driver knee airbag
  • airbag occupancy sensor
  • air conditioning
  • 17" steel wheels
  • cruise control
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • AdvanceTrac w/RSC electronic stability.

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The Ford Escape is a mid-size sport-utility vehicle, which incorporates the latest technology and style; setting a high standard in the SUV category.

The five-passenger Escape is available in S, SE, and Titanium trims, in either front or four-wheel drive. Engine choices start with the 168-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Also, a 173-hp 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is available. For even more power a 231-hp 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is offered. All variations are paired with a six-speed select-shift automatic transmission. Impressive features offered on the Escape include a Panoramic Vista Roof, satellite radio, SYNC® 3, a trailer towing package, heated leather seating, navigation system, auto park with cross traffic alert, Sony audio, MyKey, and an industry first hands-free power liftgate. Standard safety features include seven-airbags with drive knee airbag, passive anti-theft system, AdvanceTrac stability control with anti-rollover technology, four-wheel disc brakes, and tire pressure monitoring.

For 2016, SYNC® with MyFord Touch® is replaced with SYNC® 3.

Quick Quotes
The Escape's brake feel is solid and linear. Pedal pressure corresponds nicely to brake force, making them easy to modulate and confidence-inspiring.
- Motor Trend, CarsDirect
If you've ever seen an episode of "So You Think You Can Dance?" you know that most of America can't. Dance, that is. So the newly redesigned Ford Escape should make things interesting.
- The Wall Street Journal, CarsDirect
Ford interior is finished in top-notch materials that would be at home on a Lincoln or any other entry-level luxury vehicle.
- Canadian Driver, CarsDirect

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Introduction

The Ford Escape is sleek and contemporary, rakish, even daring, the old boxy profile left behind when it was redesigned for the 2014 model year.The broadly arched shape of today's Escape asserts a sporty demeanor.

While seeking to produce a compact crossover SUV that's exciting to drive, Ford might have cut back a bit on comfort and utility.Even so, you get helpful cargo space and reasonably good passenger room.All-wheel drive is available for wintry conditions; front-wheel drive is standard.

Underway, the Escape provides crisp steering, along with strong and responsive powertrains.Ford's smallest crossover handles more like a small car than an SUV.Ride quality ranks as firm, but hardly harsh, and the suspension is compliant.Road manners are emphatically sporty, rivaled only by those of the Mazda CX-5.Few others come close to the Escape's responsive handling and confident body control.

Redesigned for the 2014 model year, the Escape sees little change for 2016, except that SYNC 3 is replacing the MyFord Touch infotainment control, which has drawn considerable criticism.New chrome appearance and leather comfort packages are available for the 2016 Escape SE.

Three powertrain choices are offered.At base S level is a well-proven 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, making 168 horsepower.Though aimed at fleet use, it's smooth and perfectly suited for suburban duties.The popular choice is a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder, rated 178 horsepower.Acceleration is about the same as the 2.5-liter, but the turbo and a more torquey nature combine to make transmission downshifts less frequent.

For more energetic performance, the 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder can hit 60 mph in less than eight seconds.That's still not quick but plenty sprightly around town.A well-behaved 6-speed automatic is the sole transmission.

An optional active park assist system can evaluate parallel-parking spots and steer the Escape into one.

Not everything is perfect, of course.The Escape doesn't feel as roomy as the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 do.Its dashboard cuts into knee space, and the seats feel a bit too firm.In real-world driving, gas mileage has fallen below EPA estimates.

Crash-testing hasn't been trouble-free, either.While the Escape earned mostly fine scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it was rated Poor in the small-overlap frontal test.Federal testing by NHTSA brought only a four-star overall rating (five stars for side impact).

top Body Exterior featuresSSETitanium
Power door mirrorsYYY
SpoilerYYY
Heated door mirrorsYY
Turn signal indicator mirrorsY
Power liftgateY
top Convenience Features featuresSSETitanium
Air conditioningYYY
Driver vanity mirrorYYY
Overhead consoleYYY
Power windowsYYY
Telescoping steering wheelYYY
Speed controlYYY
Passenger vanity mirrorYYY
Tilt steering wheelYYY
1-touch downYYY
Illuminated entryYYY
Driver door binYYY
Rear door binsYYY
Remote keyless entryYYY
Passenger door binYYY
Rear beverage holdersYYY
Front beverage holdersYYY
Emergency communication systemYY
Front dual zone A/CY
1-touch upY
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorY
Memory seatY
Trunk/hatch auto-latchY
Garage door transmitterY
Automatic temperature controlY
top Entertainment Features featuresSSETitanium
MP3 decoderYYY
CD playerYYY
AM/FM radioYYY
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsYYY
Radio data systemYYY
top Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation featuresSSETitanium
Delay-off headlightsYYY
Low tire pressure warningYYY
Variably intermittent wipersYYY
Trip computerYYY
Front reading lightsYYY
TachometerYYY
Rear window defrosterYYY
Fully automatic headlightsYYY
Rear window wiperYYY
CompassYY
Exterior parking camera rearYY
Front fog lightsYY
Outside temperature displayYY
Rear reading lightsY
top Off-Road Capability featuresSSETitanium
top Powertrain featuresSSETitanium
Variable valve controlYYY
Limited slip differentialYYY
Sequential multi-point fuel injectionY
Block heaterYY
top Safety and Security featuresSSETitanium
4 wheel disc brakesYYY
Occupant sensing airbagYYY
Brake assistYYY
Panic alarmYYY
Dual front impact airbagsYYY
Electronic stabilityYYY
Overhead airbagYYY
Knee airbagYYY
Dual front side impact airbagsYYY
ABS brakesYYY
Ignition disableYYY
Traction controlYYY
Security systemY
Perimeter/approach lightsY
top Seats and Trim featuresSSETitanium
Front centre armrestYYY
Split folding rear seatYYY
Heated front seatsYY
Rear seat centre armrestYY
Leather upholsteryY
Power 2-way passenger lumbar supportY
Leather shift knobY
Power 2-way driver lumbar supportY
Power passenger seatY
Power driver seatY
top Suspension/Handling featuresSSETitanium
Speed-sensing steeringYYY
Front anti-roll barYYY
Power steeringYYY
Four wheel independent suspensionYYY
Rear anti-roll barYYY
Alloy wheelsYY
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