Next-generation Escape lineup – including the return of the Escape Hybrid – throughout Kentucky’s iconic Bourbon Trail. #FordEscape
Paul Brian and Lauren Fix, The Car Coach Largest segment that is growing. Escape was the first EV SUV in 2005.
Specs: Power: 180 to 250 hp Engine Choices: 1.5 L EcoBoost w/180hp; 2.0 L – 235 hp or 2.5 L 4-cylinder Transmission: 8-speed CVT Seats: 5 Tows: 3500 lbs 10 colors 5 Trim levels: S, SE, SE Sport Hybrid, SEL, Titanium 5 wheel choices – 17, 18 or 19” tires MPGs: Price: From $24,885 – $36,685
Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Battery is 1/3 smaller, lighter 60% improved fuel economy Faster than previous model 1500 lbs towing capacity Both engines are 2.5L Atkinson hybrids Hybrid: 198 hp (550 mile range) Plug-in: 209 hp (30 mile of pure EV) No storage loss with the battery.
PROS: Co-Pilot 360 advanced safety suite is standard Available AWD Updated styling and interior Capable and flexible for daily use Rear sliding seat – 6 inches Tons of 2nd row legroom Quieter cabin
CONS: Head up display is a pop up No lumbar on passenger side- seating comfort Plastic panels Needs more boost on regular engine.
COMPETES WITH: Honda CR-V Toyota RAV4 Kia Sportage Subaru Forester
Safety Standard Ford Co-Pilot360 — an advanced suite of standard driver-assist technologies that includes: * Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, * Auto High-Beam Headlamps, Lane-Keeping System * Rear View Camera * Evasive Steer Assist (std on Titanium) * additional technology available that is designed to help keep you in command, from the driveway to the highway. * Stop and Go Cruise control * Lane Centering * Wider, longer, lower – improved head, shoulder, knee and leg room. * Fits 6 full size golf bags in trunk * Front row- 15 L of useable storage. * Center console holds 10” lap top and a medium sized purse. * Lowered belt line for better visibility.
Technology- * 8” touch screen * 12.3” digital gauge cluster- customizable * Sync 3 * Drive Modes- 5 modes standard * Wireless charging, (4) USB-C, USB-A, 3-12V outlets * Head up display – pop up * 4G Wi-Fi 50 foot range. (10 devices)
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