We will be getting the 2015 Ford Escape with completely redesigned body. Also the interior will be significantly different bringing most recent tech gadgets that Ford has to offer attracting larger number of buyers to this vehicle in compact crossover market segment.
Similarities with previous generation models will be quite noticeable but still it will offer few nice changes that will make it significantly different. One of the main goals for this car maker and this model in its lineup is to offer better fuel efficiency. This will be achieved with addition of improved powertrains and new technology that will be used in this vehicle.
Redesigned 2015 Escape
Changes that will be immediately noticeable will be related to the front of the car where we have larger air intakes and slightly changed grille allowing better air delivery to the engine. This also pushes aggressive looks to the next level while looking from the side we will have more muscular wheel arches and new wheel design. To further improve looks we are getting new colors for the body panels.
Drive pleasure has been pushed to the higher level and now the 2015 Ford Escape will offer much better ride feel. Independent suspension and similar platform that we have for vehicles like Ford C-Max and Ford Focus is used here promising good handling. It will be interesting to see how it will cope in this segment with main competitors like Toyota Rav4, Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.
Under the hood of the 2015 Ford Escape we will be getting three four cylinder engines. Base model will have the largest displacement unit of 2.5 liters that produces 168 hp and 170 pounds feet of torque. Smallest engine is the 1.6 liter inline turbocharged EcoBoost unit that offer 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque and comes with highest fuel efficiency. For those drivers that need more power there will be the 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine with 240 hp and 270 pounds feet of torque.
Power will be transferred through a six speed automatic transmission to either front wheels or to the all wheels. At this moment we still do not have any details about fuel economy of this car but there is a good chance that this vehicle will be among the leaders in this segment.
Just like other vehicles in Ford lineup the 2015 Ford Escape will be offered in more than one trim. Buyers will be able to choose from S, SE and Titanium trim levels. Improvements in interior include materials of higher quality making this vehicle much nicer place to be. It is expected that the MyFord Touch infotainment system will dominate center console while it will offer many other features like keyless entry and startup, navigation, USB and iPod connection, cruise control and more.
2015 Ford Escape Review
Sales are expected to start during the summer of 2014th while more details about this vehicle should be offered even before this date. Price is something that certainly interests many drivers and potential buyers. According to reports we could be seeing this vehicle available from $ 23.800 while the higher trim levels equipped with more features could come with price of about $ 32.000.