2017 Ford Escape For Sale In Camrose

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Unless it’s a case of money being no object to prospective buyers, crossovers and SUVs usually go one of two ways; luxurious or sporty. As far as the 2017 Ford Escape compact crossover is concerned, it's definitely a case of the latter, although there's a fair bit of refinement as well. If you like a sporty flourish to spice up your family crossover, the Escape is definitely one to beat in its segment. The Escape was launched back in 2000 as a 2001 model year and the current model is part what is now its third-generation, which launched here as a 2013 model and now gets a mid-cycle refresh for 2017.

The 2017 Ford Escape isn't a huge departure from its predecessor, but its mild mid-cycle update really has made what was already an extremely attractive and enticing proposition even more so. As well as the refreshed styling, especially at the front, other updates include a number of new tech features and a pair of new turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder engines. The corporate face the company began to pioneer with the 2013 version of the Fusion sedan has now been transferred to the Escape, which gives the Ford a cleaner, crisper, and even more modern appearance than it had before.

The two new engines finding their way into the 2017 Ford Escape are a 1.5-liter to replace the existing 1.6, and a new version of the 2.0-liter inline-4. The one engine remaining from last year is the standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that puts out 168 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. It's front-wheel drive only and comes mated to the same six-speed automatic transmission found throughout the range. The first of the new engines is the 1.5-liter EcoBoost I-4, and this one puts 179 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque at your disposal with a choice of front or all-wheel drive. Last but by no means least, is the new 2.0-liter I-4 EcoBoost, developing an impressive 245 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque.

As is the way of things with the Blue Oval these days, the 2017 Ford escape keeps things nice and tidy with just three well-equipped trim levels of S, SE and Titanium. The S comes standard with a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat and 4-way front passenger seat, air conditioning, six-speaker CD/radio system, the Sync infotainment system, a 4.2-inch center screen, rear-view camera, cruise control, power locks and windows, remote keyless entry and more.

In addition, the SE trim gets you the 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine, shift paddles, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, a 10-way power driver's seat, keypad entry on the door frame, rear privacy glass, fog lamps, and alloy wheels.

Finally, stepping up to the top-level Platinum trim really does push the boat out with upscale features such as a 12-speaker 390-watt Sony audio system, HD radio, rear park assist, the Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and plenty more besides.

*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.