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The new 2017 Ford Escape small SUV is arguably the most technically-advanced vehicle in its category. The 2017 Escape now features a vast array of the features new car customers are now seeking– the latest driver-assist technologies and advances in connectivity. Not all features available on all models.

The 2017 Ford Compact SUV features the new SyncConnect system which allows owners to communicate with their Escape via a smartphone app, including initiating a remote start and locking or unlocking doors. The app also permits owners to schedule future starting times, perfect for commuters during an Alberta winter. The owners can also check the amount of fuel left in the tank, as well as receive messages regarding upcoming service appointments.

SyncConnect Can Help You Locate Your Lost or Stolen 2017 Ford Escape

With SyncConnect owners have access to a vehicle-locator function to help locate their Escape if it’s been lost, stolen, or loaned to a teenager. SyncConnect features are available in 2017 Ford Escape Available on 2017 SE with the SE Convenience Package and standard on 2017 Titanium.

SyncConnect is tied into Ford’s new SYNC3 system with next-generation voice-activated technology. This isn’t simply an upgrade but an entirely new system featuring both new hardware and new software, along with a bevy of new features. At the centre of SYNC 3 is the new LCD The capacitive touch screen has capabilities more like a tablet, including the ability swipe. There is also navigation available with pinch-to-zoom functionality similar to what is found on your smartphone.

Hands-free calling is a key feature of the SYNC 3 system where you can use simple real-world voice commands and the system responds to your voice, with commands as simple as “call home.”

Likewise, playing music is just as simple. Tell SYNC 3 what music you’d like to hear and the system will play it for you. Likewise, you can command SYNC 3 to play music or podcasts from your compatible smartphone just by saying “Bluetooth 4 audio.”

The 2017 Ford Escape Features Advanced Driver-Assist Technologies

The 2017 Ford Escape features more than a list of driver-convenience technologies. The line also offers a long list of advanced driver-assist technologies (availability depends upon model).

An available adaptive cruise control technology allows the driver to select not only the desired speed but also the distance between their Escape and the vehicle in front, via preselected gap settings. When the Escape’s radar sensor detects traffic slowing ahead, it slows accordingly. This available Lane-Keeping system alerts the driver should they unintentionally drift into another lane. The Lane-Keeping gently vibrates the steering wheel to alert the driver, while Lane-Keeping also provides directional steering torque, assisting the driver in moving back to the centre of the lane.

No one enjoys parallel parking, so Ford engineered an enhanced active park assist provides automatic steering assistance to park the vehicle in a parallel or perpendicular parking spot, as well as assistance pulling out of parallel parking spots. Ford also offers the Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert. Cross-traffic alert uses radar to alert you to moving vehicles behind you as you’re reversing out of a parking spot.

Ford’s Advanced Technology on Display under the Hood

Ford’s technology isn’t limited just to the driver controls – it extends under the hood as well. The 2017 Escape is the first Ford vehicle to make Auto Start-Stop technology standard with either the 1.5 or 2.0 EcoBoost engines. Auto Start-Stop literally turns off the engine during brief stops, like at traffic lights, so the vehicle is not burning any gasoline and isn’t producing any tailpipe emissions.

The 2017 Ford Escape restarts automatically when the brake pedal is released. The base engine is a naturally aspirated 168-hp 2.5-liter inline-four, however, Auto Start-Stop is available only with the turbocharged 179 horsepower 1.5 L EcoBoost four-cylinder that comes standard in the 2017 Escape SE and Titanium trims, and both of which offer all-wheel drive. A 66 horsepower upgrade is provided by the optional turbocharged 2.0 L EcoBoost.

Winter Doesn’t Stand a Chance against the 2017 Ford Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape takes the Alberta winter as seriously as you do. It’s the first Ford SUV to feature a heating element at the base of the windshield that can clear snow and ice off the blades in less than 10 minutes at -27-degrees C. Other aids to fight the winter’s cold include heated front seats, engine block heater, and heated outside rearview mirrors on SE and Platinum, plus a heated steering wheel on the Platinum model.

There’s plenty to like about the 2017 Ford Escape Compact SUV, with a wide variety of packages and options to suit any tastes or needs. Check them out at Lamb Ford in Camrose.
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