2017 Ford Escape SE Redesign Release – The updated 2017 Ford Getaway goes to dealerships next month boasting a mid-cycle refresh that provides this prominent compact crossover SUV a bolder exterior as well as more straightforward interior plus a set of brand-new EcoBoost engines and also progressed tech touches. We invested a day driving numerous versions to evaluate exactly how these modifications will boost appeal of the best-selling SUV in the car manufacturer’s lineup. Although no base-level S designs were on hand, we owned the 2017 Ford Escape SE and also Restricted that collectively account for almost 90 percent of all 2017 Retreat quantity.
2017 Ford Escape SE Review
Boosting its curbside account in a subtle yet trendy means, the 2017 Ford Escape SE Retreat flaunts changed front/rear fascia and also lighting therapies, a redrawn hood– now made from weight-saving light weight aluminum– as well as brand-new Canyon Ridge, White Gold and Lightning Blue surfaces. Those looking for an edgier take could select a new Sporting activity Appearance Package offered on SE/Titanium designs that features Ebony Black/Piano Black accents and also upsized 19-inch Ebony Black repainted alloys covered in 235/45 tires.
2017 Ford Escape SE Redesigns
The Retreat’s cabin gain from the makeover procedure. Car program supervisor Chris Mazur notes that “Basically every surface area a customer will touch is brand-new, in layout or product.” Beyond improved visual appeals as well as the greater presence of soft surfaces, the 2017 Ford Escape SE Getaway boasts an extra easy to use multifunction wheel– leather-wrapped as well as warmed in some variations– and also sees the shifter relocated rearward to relieve accessibility to enhanced climate controls. The old lever-type parking brake likewise gives way to a brand-new electronic button that frees useful area on a revised facility console equipped with much better cupholders as well as stow cubbies. Rounding out the adjustments, the Retreat has a bigger, much more comfortable armrest, superior air flow and a swing-bin glovebox. New USB ports– a couple of, depending upon trim– dual the charging speed.
2017 Ford Escape SE Engine
Inspiration for the front-drive only Getaway S is unmodified for 2017 Ford Escape SE matching the 168-horsepower/2.5-litre naturally aspirated 4-cylinder with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Nevertheless, that’s not the situation for SE and also Titanium versions which are currently geared up with Ford’s most recent 1.5-liter EcoBoost four that makes 179 steeds– one better compared to the 1.6-liter EcoBoost it replaces. The top engine is an enhanced 2.0-liter EcoBoost with a twin-scroll turbocharger that cranks out 245 horses, 5 more than the single-scroll 2.0-liter made use of in 2016. Both engines currently showcase conventional start-stop modern technology. Ford asserts a bump gas economic climate by 4-6 percent in congested city conditions and we could validate it cycles in a seamless manner.
2017 Ford Escape SE Test Drive
We tested three flavors of 2017 Ford Escape SE— a front-drive SE as well as AWD SE with the Sport Package, both equipped with the 1.5-liter engine as well as a totally packed Titanium AWD design with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost. The courses incorporated city, urban and freeway jobs along with a healthy and balanced procedure of serpentine two-lane canyon roads. Backed by paddle-shift 6-speed transmissions with Sporting activity mode, both EcoBoost fours revved openly and felt rather receptive– although we ‘d recommend any individual considering a Retreat with the intelligent AWD system seriously take into consideration stepping up to the more potent 2.0-liter. It makes a stout 275 lb-ft of torque– 97 more of those essential twist devices compared to the 1.5-liter which much better offsets the about 150 pounds of extra weight. It additionally bumps the Escape’s max-tow ranking from 2,000 to a class-leading 3,500 pounds.
2017 Ford Escape SE Interiors
Dynamically, the 2017 Ford Escape SE maintains its familiar, well-sorted mix of compliance and also control despite wheel/tire fitment. That usually positive personality currently can be further improved with brand-new available active/passive drive assists that consist of flexible cruise control with onward crash warning and also brake support, lane-keeping assist/lane-keeping aid, a driver-alert system and also improved Active Park Help. Cargo-toting ability stays practically unchanged for 2017, and while not to biggest in class, the Retreat’s incredibly functional 34.0 cu. ft. rear bay can upped to 68.0 cu. ft. thanks to its easily went down, flat-folding 60/40 seatbacks. And its big liftback that supplies a readily available hands-free kick-under open/close function helps with very easy loading/unloading.
2017 Ford Escape SE Price And Release Date
Small SUVs currently regulate 17 percent of overall yearly 2017 Ford Escape SE U.S. new vehicle sales. Having tallied 306,492 systems in 2015, the Getaway stays in the thick of the battle with competitors like the Honda CR-V as well as Toyota RAV4. Looking to establish a document eight consecutive years of increasing quantity, Ford changed rates for this better-equipped 2017. While the sticker label on the entry-level Getaway S climbs by $500 to $24,495, the high-volume 2017 Ford Escape SE (60+ percent) as well as premium Titanium (roughly 26 percent) now begin at $25,995 and also $29,995 specifically, which show $200 and also $405 reductions from 2016 designs.