All-Wheel-Drive, Heated (Charcoal Black) Leather Seats, Panoramic Moonroof, Self-Parking (Active Park Assist), Back Up Camera, Remote Start, Power Liftgate, Blind Side Monitors, Navigation & Sync 3 technology interface (including an 8-inch touchscreen), Dual-Zone Climate Control, Keyless Entry and Ignition, Ambient Interior Lighting, Driver Memory Settings, 10-speaker Sony audio system, 18” Alloy Wheels, 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, Balance of Factory Warranty and only 42,485 km
Compact crossover SUVs are great for many things, be it commuting to work, taking your kids to school, loading up goods from Costco or going on a ski trip. Often lacking, however, is any sense of fun. To get that, you’ll want to check out the 2016 Ford Escape.
Based on the engaging Ford Focus, the current Escape drives like a Focus on its tiptoes (that’s a compliment) and, when fitted with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, it’s one of the quickest small crossovers in this price range. While more players in this segment now offer a 2.0-liter turbo four, this remains a competitive performance. And that says nothing about how quietly this engine runs in routine daily use—it’s a good powerplant. Moreover, the Escape earns its crossover stripes with optional all-wheel drive, respectable fuel economy, a spacious cargo bay and hands-free power liftgate.
The original Escape looked like the box a cooler car would have come in. Maybe it was this version, as the Escape now is easily one of the most stylish compact crossover SUVs you can buy. We like the look of the HID headlights, dual-chrome exhaust tips and big 18-inch wheels on this upper-tier Escape Titanium.
Active park assist is a convenient driver’s aid that helps make parallel parking easy. When engaged, the system starts by helping you identify a suitable parking space. Once you shift into reverse, just take your hands off the wheel and the system will steer your vehicle into the space while you control the accelerator and brakes.
Travel: Beyond the road. Headed away from town? Take the road less traveled with confidence in your 2016 Escape with the Intelligent 4WD System. Assessing conditions about 20 times faster than the blink of an eye, this on-demand system readjusts as needed to deliver the right balance of handling and traction at all times. Whether you’re challenged by a sudden downpour, loose gravel, or even a snow-packed mountain road, 4WD can help keep your adventures on track.
Tow: With utmost confidence. Equipped with the 240-hp 2.0L EcoBoost®engine and the Class II Trailer Tow Package, the 2016 Ford Escape provides the power, sure-footedness and capability to tow up to 3,500 lbs. And you can handle it all with confidence too.
If you want your compact SUV to offer high style, good handling, solid fuel economy and a compelling blend of features, the 2016 Ford Escape is just the ticket.