The Ford Escape was recently redesigned in 2014. For the 2016 model year, the Ford Escape still has the same sporty exterior in the crossover SUV. With a variety of trims and its car-like driving experience, the Ford Escape is approachable for families and easy to drive.
The 2016 Ford Escape comes standard with air conditioning, six-speaker audio, CD player, power windows, rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera. Higher trim levels have additional feature packages. For example, the Ford Escape SE adds satellite radio, power driver's seat, keypad entry and fog lamps. The Escape Titanium adds leather trim, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, Sony 10-speaker audio, 18-inch wheels, push-button start and rear parking sensors.
Against other compact crossover SUVs, handling agility is the main draw of the 2016 Ford Escape. Under the hood, the 2016 Ford Escape provides crisp steering and a responsive driving experience. The vehicle handles more like a car than an SUV. Ride quality is firm, but smooth overall. The vehicle comes with front-wheel drive standard on all models. Available trim levels for the 2016 Ford Escape include: the Escape S, the Escape SE and the Escape Titanium.
Three different powertrains are offered for the 2016 Ford Escape. A 2.5L four-cylinder engine is placed under the hood for the base model. A six-speed automatic transmission is the only option for any of the other engine options. There's also an upgrade to a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine, which provides additional horsepower. Though acceleration between the two engines is similar, the 1.6L four-cylinder engine does a better job at maintaining speed on the highway. If you are looking for big engine performance, the 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine can be swapped in to earn even more horsepower for the Ford Escape.
The 2016 Ford Escape has a bit less height compared to its competitors. It has clear body influences from sleek sports sedans, though still maintains its aggressive build. On the inside, the sporty exterior is matched by a luxurious interior. Passenger space is generous, as is cargo space. The cabin is quite roomy, though not quite as spacious as its competitors.