DESIGN / HIGHLIGHTS
Aerodynamic Design: The shape of the Ford Escape doesn't just look great it's also designed to reduce drag on the vehicle body that wind resistance produces. And as part of the total airflow management approach to design, Active Grille Shutters* are standard. When closed, they reduce aerodynamic drag caused by air traveling through the radiator.
Performance meets fun. The Escape is equipped to keep up with you. It has a 168-horsepower, 2.5L Duratec® engine,* or you have your choice of two available EcoBoost® engines. They're mated to a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission, providing the sportiness and control of a manual. The Escape also has a feature you can't see, but will appreciate Active Grille Shutters.** They help reduce drag and enhance efficiency.
Whether it's towing a 3,500-lb. trailer,3 accommodating passengers and their cargo or helping provide control on rain- or snow-slick roads, the Escape is up to the task. Features include rear seats that fold for cargo space on demand, an available Intelligent 4WD System that adjusts torque distribution, Torque Vectoring Control that redistributes traction when needed and trailer sway control that helps you tow with confidence.
The Ford kinetic approach to design makes the Escape appear to be in motion even when parked. Accentuating the sleek appearance is a prominent trapezoidal-shaped lower grille and sculpted wheel arches. The elongated headlamps and taillamps, along with subtle Z-shaped lines, sporty spoiler and bright dual exhaust tips (standard on the SE and the Titanium models), complete the look. New exterior colors this year include Shadow Black and Electric Spice.
The Escape Titanium offers available bi-xenon HID (high-intensity discharge) headlamps, which last longer and use less energy than conventional halogen bulbs. Complementing the headlamps are signature light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Take your pick of standard and available wheels
17-inch Sparkle Silver-painted wheel covers on steel wheels, standard on the Escape S
17-inch Sparkle Silver-painted aluminum wheels, standard on the Escape SE and optional on the S
18-inch bright PVD/chrome aluminum wheels, optional on the SE
18-inch Sparkle Silver-painted aluminum wheels, standard on the Escape Titanium
19-inch Luster Nickel-painted aluminum wheels, optional on the Titanium, shown above
19-inch chrome wheels, included in the the SE Chrome Package
SE Chrome Package:
The SE Chrome Package includes:
Chrome door handles
Chrome liftgate appliqué
Chrome mirror caps
Chrome roof rails
Chrome accents on the lower front fascia grilles
Partial leather-trimmed sport-style V-shaped seat
19-inch chrome wheels
The Ford Escape features an interior that is modern and sophisticated, with an aim toward maximizing seating comfort and ergonomic convenience. Designers have strived to make the best use of available interior space to enhance passenger comfort and cargo-carrying utility. Interior color choices include Charcoal Black and Medium Light Stone.
This interior is also eco-conscious. More than 10 pounds of recovered cotton from jeans, sweaters, T-shirts and other items material that otherwise would be sent to a landfill is used in sound-absorption material throughout the vehicle. The carpet in Escape is manufactured from a blend of post-consumer and post-industrial polyester fibers, which reduces the need for new raw materials and helps eliminate waste. The post-consumer fibers are derived from recycled plastic bottles. In total, about 25 recycled 20-ounce bottles are in the carpeting.
Escape S and SE models feature standard cloth, available on the SE are partial leather seats (included in the SE Chrome Package) as well as full leather seats (included in the SE Leather Comfort Package)
The SE model has a standard 10-way power driver's seat with power lumbar adjust
Titanium models feature full leather, heated front seats with 10-way power driver and passenger seat, adjustable lumbar support and memory for three drivers (driver's seat)
All models include a 60/40 split second-row seat that folds flat for carrying cargo
Available Ambient Lighting:
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) illuminate the front footwells, cupholders, front-door handles and front-door map pockets with a soft, colorful glow. Hues can be changed with the mood, offering seven different color choices red, green, blue, yellow, aqua, purple and white. Ambient lighting is standard on the Titanium model.
3,500-lb. Towing Capacity:
The Escape with the available 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 engine can tow up to 3,500 lbs. when equipped with the Class II Trailer Tow Package. The Escape also has trailer sway control to help you tow more confidently. This feature automatically determines from the motion of the vehicle if the trailer is swaying and takes measures, such as applying precise braking or reduced engine torque, to help keep both the vehicle and the trailer under control.
Torque Vectoring Control:
To help hold the road better while accelerating through a corner, Torque Vectoring Control39 simultaneously adjusts the speed between the front wheels to enhance cornering agility and reduce understeer. G-forces in a corner transfer more traction to your outside tires than to your inside ones. Torque Vectoring Control enhances that by transferring torque to the wheels that have the most grip. It reduces understeer, forcing the front end to hug the inside of each curve.
Fold both rear seat backs for a flat load surface to transport items large and small. With 67.8 cu. ft. of space with the rear seats folded, the Escape can easily accommodate all types of cargo. Don't need all that space? Fold down either side of the 60/40 split rear seat and you can still seat one or two rear passengers and have additional space. If you're carrying items such as luggage, leave the seats up and you have 34.3 cu. ft. of space. On select models, the load floor is adjustable. Set it in the high position and you have a flat load floor when the seats are folded down. In its low position, you'll have additional cargo room. There's even a storage area in the second-row passenger-side footwell for small items.
Available EcoBoost® Engines: The available 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine delivers 240 horsepower.68 Compared with a standard port-injection engine, EcoBoost technology helps produce a cooler, denser fuel injection charge that generates more power per every drop of fuel. Twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) maximizes performance, thanks to two technologies turbocharging and direct injection.
6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission:
The standard 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission on the Escape adds a little fun to your drive with a switch on the gear shift knob that lets you easily and quickly shift gears without having to engage the clutch.
Intelligent 4WD System:
Whether you're driving on a rain-slick or snow-covered road, the available Intelligent 4WD System is monitoring traction and cornering conditions every 16 milliseconds and automatically adjusting torque distribution where needed.
Curve Control can slow your vehicle down when it senses that you're going too fast for a particular curve. Employing throttle reduction and four-wheel braking intervention, it helps you maintain control around the curves. Curve Control is effective on dry or wet pavement and is particularly useful when you are entering or exiting freeway off- or on-ramps with too much speed.
The Ford Escape has several control features, including standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control)39 with Curve Control. Curve Control will slow you down when it senses that you're going too fast for a particular curve. The standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System alerts you when your tires are underinflated (not available on spare tire). To help protect you in a collision, Escape features the Personal Safety System, next-generation dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags,* a driver's knee airbag, and frontseat-mounted side airbags. There's also the Safety Canopy® System with two-row side-curtain airbags.
BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert:
The available BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert10 uses radar to identify if a vehicle is detected in your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the appropriate exterior mirror. Cross-traffic alert also uses radar to watch for traffic behind you as you're slowly backing out of a parking spot or driveway. If cross-traffic sensors detect a vehicle approaching from up to 15 yards away, you will be audibly and visually alerted.
Active Park Assist:
Available active park assist is designed to help make parallel parking a breeze.10 While driving slowly near parking spots, simply activate this feature and it scans for available parking spots. Ultrasonic sensors measure the distance to the curb and other parked cars. Once a big enough spot is identified, you're signaled to stop and accept the system's assistance. With a few actions on your part shifting, accelerating and braking the vehicle can smoothly parallel park into place.
Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start:
Unlocking, locking and starting your Escape is a breeze, thanks to available Intelligent Access with push-button start. To unlock the doors, with the key fob in your pocket or purse, simply touch the driver's side door handle. To lock the doors, again, simply touch the door handle. To start the vehicle, with the key fob still in your pocket or purse, press the brake pedal and then the start button. Just shift into gear and go.
Audio System from Sony:
The available Audio System from Sony® features 390 watts of power, 10 high-quality premium speakers and a dual-channel subwoofer. The system includes HD Radio. Technology for static-free, razor-sharp sound reception. One especially innovative feature is iTunes® Tagging. You simply hit the Tag button when you hear a song you like on your local FM HD Radio station. Song information will be saved for later preview and purchase or direct buy if your device is wireless-enabled and connected to the Internet.
The available technology features in the Escape can do everything from alerting you to underinflated tires and helping protect you in a collision to opening the available handsfree, foot-activated liftgate with a kick under the rear bumper. Available SYNC® 3 features voice-activated technology (button-initiated) that helps keep you connected while you keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.27 And for audiophiles, the available 390-watt Audio System from Sony® with HD Radio Technology provides static-free, razor-sharp sound reception.
Class-Exclusive Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate:
With the available Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse, just kick your foot under the bumper and the class-exclusive* available hands-free, foot-activated liftgate automatically opens making it easier to load and unload cargo. You can also adjust the liftgate height, which is helpful for lower overhangs.
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