The Ford Escape offers a nice balance between a small crossover and SUV, with a resulting look that is sleek and well-styled. It has been given a much needed upgrade from a few years ago when it had a very boxy look. The Escape is versatile for its size and will make local commuting or shorter trips a breeze.
The Escape might be considered more of a car than a SUV in handling, but with different engine choices you can get downright sporty in performance. The base trim has a 2.5 liter inline 4-cylinder, but you can opt for a 1.6 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that will prevent some downshifting on grades due to the turbo boost. The best performance will come with the available 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine developing 240 horsepower. All engines are linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission. As a compact crossover, the Escape offers sporty handling, crisp response, good body control in turns, and a ride that’s firm but not overly harsh.
Interior space is generous for its size for four adults or two adults up front and perhaps three kids in the back. Lower the rear seats with a single motion, and you will get ample cargo space, perhaps more than expected having been fooled by the smooth exterior lines. Opt for the power rear hatch and you can open it with a wave of your foot under the rear bumper. A rear-view camera is standard to help see what’s behind you.
Available interior features include Sync 3 entertainment, navigation, HD and satellite radio, a panoramic sunroof, Bluetooth connectivity, push button start, and leather-trimmed seating. An available towing package permits towing up to 3,500 pounds. All-wheel drive is also available for more control in bad weather or off-road adventures.
Come to Arlington and see us at Car Stop Texas. You can review our selection of Ford Escapes or our other fine pre-owned cars. Car Stop Texas will be the last place you will need to visit before finding the Escape you’ve been looking for.