Ford Escape is first time introduced in the year 2001. This compact crossover vehicle is made together with Mazda with which Ford cooperates often as it has Mazda’s controlling interest. First model was based on Ford CD2 platform going through some changes over the past years. On 2004. Ford even introduced a hybrid version of this crossover. First generation of Ford Escape had good sale stats ranking higher than similar Honda and Toyota models and lower then Ford Explorer in United States. In Europe this model was sold as a Ford Maverick.
The new 2015 Ford Escape will probably come in 3 different trim versions: S, SE and Titanium. Same as the model from previous year.
Design – Interior and Exterior
Ford is not planning to change free space around the seats from the 2014 version. New Ford Escape model will probably rank around average considering space in the cabin as well as in luggage compartment. We can also expect nice looking Centre console with audio controls integrated. It will have Ford Focus steering wheel with some sporty details unique for this model. Ford is probably going to change position of climate controls as well as an awkward MyFord touch system from last year’s model. In 2015 Ford Escape we can definitely count on at least 8 inch display and number of voice control options as well as voice options for phone conversation.
Engine and Performance
Engines will be different depending on the trim you choose. Standard engine comes with an S model and its 2.5-liter four-cylinder that pulls 168 hp and with 167 lb-ft of torque. Other two trims will probably have: turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 178 hp and 184 lb-ft. Also if you pay more you can get the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that pumps out 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque on SE and Titanium trims. As usual you get a six speed automatic transmission, and front wheel drive with an S trim and all wheel drive with other two trims.
There will be plenty of safety features in this model. It will have some standard features like: Antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, side airbags in front part of the cabin, knee airbag on the driver’s seat and curtain-type airbags that go all the way through the both sides of the cabin. Also with SE and Titanium version of this model you will probably get some additional safety features like a blind-spot warning system with cross-traffic alert.
2015 Ford Escape Price and Offer
Price of this model will probably be similar to the last year’s model and it will go from $23,000 for the Ford Escape S to $30, 000 for the Titanium trim. This vehicle we can expect at this year, on summer.
This vehicle is one of the best crossover SUV on the market. It has highly positive reviews for the 2014 model and accept the annoying touchscreen system that will probably be replaced in this years model most of its features are highly useful and transparent.