As from the rumors, it can be predicted that the new 2016 Ford Escape SUV to be in its third generation. According to sources, this next generation vehicle will come with slight changes when compared to its previous models, and will host few significant changes to its exterior and interior. The trim levels will be offered in three variants, namely S and SE and premium Titanium. On road, this redesigned compact crossover is expected to come with more agility, versatility and sportier behavior alongside offering better fuel efficiency. Ford seems to be working hard to offer its model with updated features almost on all to its lineup.
2016 Ford Escape: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Interior of this vehicle will be more spacious and have ample room to seat five adults. There will also be some changes made with the use of the latest technology. The new 2016 Ford Escape would come up with handful amount of new standard and safety features. It will be equipped with best in class cabin and also offer standard components such as dual climate zone controller, premium leather upholstery, satellite radio, assist parking Alert, rear-view camera, navigation system and sound system with 6-speaker. In addition, the vehicle will offer safety features like; ABS, hill-climb assist, front and side airbags, traction control and many more.
The 2016 Ford Escape model will be manufactured by using lighter materials and thus will lead to the car losing a few pounds and gaining of some much needed performance boost. The car will be fitted with a bolder grille and LED lights are expected to make an entry in both the car’s front and rear end. There is also adaptive daytime lighting and fog lights incorporated with bigger front bumpers. There is also an option to go for bigger alloy-wheels and Xenon lights.
2016 Ford Escape: Engine Specs
The new and remodeled 2016 Ford Escape will come up with three engine options. Similar to other versions, this model will offer a base engine of 4-cylinder 2.5 liter EcoBoost unit and will develop up to 168 bhp and 170 lb/ft of torque. The other option will have a 4-cylinder 1.6 liter turbocharger engine capable of producing 178 bhp and 184 lb/ft of torque.
However, the top end 4 cylinder turbocharged 2.0 litre engine will deliver maximum output, and deliver 240 bhp and 270 lb/ft of torque. All these three engines are expected to come paired with automatic a 6-speed transmission gearbox. Also, its powertrain will send power to its front wheel drive, but as an optional will send power to all-wheel drive for those with having higher trim-levels.
2016 Ford Escape: Release Date and Price
The price and the availability details of 2016 Ford Escape have not been revealed yet. However, based on our estimations, the base model would likely around $ 24 000 and increase depending on its trim level. It is expected to release in the second half of 2015 or in the early part of the year 2016. Precise details will be available once we near its release date.