2016 Ford Escape
2016 Ford Escape
Posted on August 24, 2015
The 2016 Ford Escape is a compact crossover that delivers
the goods. Whether those goods are the children to school, the groceries from
the mall or a bit of fun at the weekend it's all the same to the Escape. It's a
reliable, dependable car with an element of joie de vivre and we like it.
Built on the very capable Ford Focus platform, the Escape
drives like anything but a crossover SUV. It is smooth, supple and very
capable. Another motoring journalist complemented the 2016 Ford Escape by
likening to a Focus on tiptoes and we have to agree.
2016 Ford Escape design
The design of the new Escape is excellent. It continues
Ford's work on a coherent global design while also offering the owner plenty to
admire. The big grille at the front and angled headlights give the front
something of a basking shark appearance, but it's all good. Given the
interesting front end it fits the character.
A rising beltline and sloping roof ensures this SUV is
anything but boxy. Fluted side panels, slightly flared wheel arches and roof
rails combine to add more interest to the profile. The rear end is simple, yet
very effective and finishes off the Escape nicely.
Engine and transmission
There are three engine options for the 2016 Ford Escape.
There is a 2.5-litre four cylinder that produces 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of
torque, a turbocharged 1.6-litre that produces 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque
and a 2.0-litre turbo four that delivers 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
Each uses a six speed automatic transmission to send power
to the front wheels with AWD as an option.
As you would expect from Ford, each engine is smooth, well
balanced and offers a positive driving experience. All give decent gas mileage
and the six speed transmission is timely and slick. It's a good lineup, with
even the 1.6-litre having enough grunt to make driving a pleasure.
2016 Ford Escape trims
The 2016 Ford Escape has three trim levels, S, SE and
Titanium. The Escape S comes with the 2.5-litre engine, 17 inch wheels, power
everything, keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, 4.2 inch display,
reversing camera, Sync and six-speaker CD audio.
The SE adds the 1.6-litre turbo engine, 17 inch alloy
wheels, auto lighting, fog lights, keyless entry keypad, privacy glass, power
driver's seat, upgraded interior and satellite radio.
The range-topping Escape Titanium adds the 2.0-litre turbo
engine, keyless entry and ignition, foot operated power liftgate, ambient
interior lighting, rear parking sensors, roof rails, climate control, Sync 3, 8
inch touchscreen, leather interior, heated mirrors, heated front seats and a
10-speaker Sony audio system.
The 2016 Ford Escape is a great crossover SUV. The engines
are great, the drive smooth and the equipment first rate. The shift from MyFord
Touch to Sync 3 will please a lot of buyers while the quality of the vehicle
overall will please everyone.
Check out the 2016 Ford Escape at Northway Ford Lincoln, 388
King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2.