2016 FORD ESCAPE SPECS AND IMPROVEMENTS

New 2016 Ford Escape presents the fourth generation of this Ford’s remarkable compact SUV, since it has been first introduced to the audience back in 2000.

Redesign of exterior and interior

 If we compare the upcoming 2016 Ford Escape with its current model, we won’t be able to see many changes. New Escape is about to be just slightly redesigned.  It will be designed as a modern SUV with an elegant line giving it better aerodynamics. The platform this model will use is Ford’s Global C platform. New model will come with redesigned headlights, taillights, bigger grille and with bigger bumper too.  Redesigned new grille will come in three parts and headlights should go with LED lights. The hood will be narrower and the roof will come with roof rack and light signals. As far as rear part of the vehicle is concerned, it will suffer some changes too. Here we could see large LED lights with two chrome exhaust pipes. New Escape will be equipped with new and redesigned aluminum wheels. Like before, the Escape is designed for five passengers. The interior of the vehicle will be very spacious and made only with high quality materials. Some of the features this new Ford’s SUV will also share with its owners are: airbags, electronic stability, ABS, engine immobilizer, traction control etc.

2016 ford escape cabin

2016 Ford Escape engine

2016 Ford Escape will come with three types of engines. For the base model there will be 2.4 liter EcoBoost inline-four engine with ability to produce around 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.  The higher trim will come with a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine able to deliver 178 horsepower and  184 lb-ft of torque.  And there is and the highest one – the 2.0 liter turbocharged engine capable to produce up to 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. All three engines are expected to come with at least 6 speed automatic transmission.

2016 ford escape front

Release date and price

We can expect that new 2016 Ford Escape hits the showrooms in 2015 as the 2016 model. Similar to its predecessor, it will cost between $23,000 and $34,000.

2016 ford escape rear

 

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  1. robert merriman April 29, 2015
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