Are you in the market for an adventure-ready SUV that blends style, functionality and performance into one incredible package? Then the Ford Escape is the perfect road trip companion for you. Featuring numerous technology upgrades along the road, as well as sleek design updates, the Escape continues to impress year after year. Check out how the Ford Escape has changed throughout the last few years to see which one is right for you.
The Ford Escape hit the market in 2001 as a compact SUV aimed at buyers looking for increased space and versatility. In 2003, the Escape was fitted with a V6 engine option in addition to the original four-cylinder engine and in 2005, the hybrid version was introduced, appealing to an even broader market.
In 2008, the Escape was refreshed with a new front-end similar to its bigger Explorer and Expedition siblings and by 2009, Ford boosted the Escape’s performance by adding a more powerful V6 engine to the mix. A completely revamped Escape was introduced in 2013 with show-stopping style, increased safety and modern technology, making it stand out in its class.
After three successful generations, the Ford Escape continues its success today amidst a crowded SUV segment. With excellent features that keep improving every year like advanced technologies, increased versatility and efficient power, the Escape is the ideal ride for adventures of any age.
For the start of its third generation, the Ford Escape entered the market with a complete overhaul to appeal to modern drivers and increase its appeal. Equipped with new turbocharged engines, upgraded safety and infotainment technology, and a new high-end Titanium trim level, the 2013 Ford Escape was a winner from day one.
With a refreshed color palette that features finishes including Shadow Black, Electric Spice and Magnetic Metallic, you’ll turn heads everywhere you go in the 2015 and 2016 Escape models. And with the new SYNC® 3 communications and entertainment system, you’ll have everything you need to make each journey a memorable one.
For 2017, the Escape gets a major technology boost that delivers non-stop entertainment, connectivity and safety. New features include adaptive cruise control, collision warning with brake support, SYNC® Connect providing access to FordPass®, enhanced active park assist, lane-keeping system and a Driver Alert System, giving drivers and passengers peace of mind, no matter the destination.
The 2018 Ford Escape offers a new SEL trim with leather-trimmed seating, a hands-free liftgate, heated side mirrors, signature LED lighting, SYNC® 3 with an eight-inch SYNC® Connect display and reverse sensing system.
Also, all models now have a standard rearview camera and SE models now come with front heated seats for cold days, roof side rails and a perimeter alarm, while the Titanium models come with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, navigation, enhanced active park assist and high-intensity discharge headlamps.
The 2019 model continues the Ford Escape’s legacy with available Intelligent 4WD System and 68 cubic feet of total cargo space, giving you the room and handling you need for every trek. Available safety features including BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert, Lane-Keeping System, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support ensure safety for everyone on board. In addition, buyers have the option of selecting one of three more-than-capable engines: a 2.5-liter I-4 iVCT engine (standard in the S model), the SE and SEL’s 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and the Titanium model’s 2.0-liter Twin-Scroll EcoBoost engine.
All engines are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® capability and standard features like AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ make every drive smooth. Add in the FordPass® Connect and SYNC® 3 and it’s not hard to see why the 2019 Ford Escape should be your next ride.
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