Ford Escape SUV Review for Australians

Ford Escape is undoubtedly the leader in the crossover SUV because of its dynamic style and amazing fuel efficiency. It offers a sporty good looks with high-end technology at a superb price. This wonderful SUV offers some excellent features which cannot be found in any other compact SUV.  There is no denying in the fact that you can’t get a better SUV than this at such a price.

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Engine:

It offers a choice of three engines. No other compact SUV offers such a choice. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with 240-horsepower is simply the best among three, but the 178-horsepower 1.6-liter version is also powerful, smooth, and more affordable. The third 2.5-liter engine comes only with the base Escape S. 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control is available in all three engines.

Specs of the Three Engines:

2.5-liter 4-cylinder, 168 horsepower, 170 lb-ft of torque, EPA estimated city/highway mpg: 22/31, Base Escape S Model

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1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, 178 horsepower,184 lb-ft of torque, EPA estimated city/highway mpg: 23/33 (FWD), 22/30 (AWD), SE Model

2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, 240 horsepower, 270 lb-ft of torque, EPA estimated city/highway mpg: 22/30 (FWD), 21/28 (AWD). Titanium Model

Features:

The Ford Escape is available in three models S, SE and Titanium (Click the comparison chart and infographic for the best 7 seater suv’s available in australia)

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The base Escape S which costs $23,595 offers cruise control, a rear windshield wiper, air conditioning, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, the SYNC voice-command system, a 6-speaker stereo with an auxiliary input jack, 17-inch steel wheels with plastic covers and the MyKey programmable key fob..

The SE version costs $26,445 and along with 17-in alloy wheels, it offers exterior keypads for the door locks, a power driver seat with lumbar adjustment, satellite radio, heated front seats, fog lights, reclining rear seats and automatic headlights. It comes with the 1.6 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder Eco Boost engine. It offers features like a panoramic glass moon roof, dual-zone automatic climate controls, voice-activated navigation, upgraded Sync with AppLink smartphone integration, a power cargo door with motion-sensing, activation and MyFord Touch with an 8-in touch screen, dual USB port, a 9-speaker audio upgrade and an SD card reader.

The Titanium, which is the costliest one at $29,995 offers almost all the features of the SE model in addition with a keyless entry / start and Sony audio with 10 speakers. It comes with the 2.0-liter 4 cylinder Eco Boost engine, parking sensors, a blind-spot warning system with cross-traffic alert and bi-xenon headlights. Additional features like a nifty automated self-parking system is also available.

 To enjoy AWD on SE and Titanium, you will have to shed an extra $1,750.

Most Amazing Features:

When you will wave your foot beneath the rear bumper it will power the liftgate to open automatically. It’s called Hands free liftgate.

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Another amazing feature is the MYKEY in which parents can design a key that can limit the top speed, audio volume and it can even disable the audio system if the seat belts are not buckled.

Pros:

Amazing Features at a comparatively low cost.

Cons:

All of the best safety specs are available only in Titanium version.

Bottom Line:

If you are planning to buy a compact SUV, don’t think, just buy Ford Escape.

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