The 2015 Ford Escape is quite a good family car because it offers enough space for up to five people in great comfort. This midsize SUV can go pretty much anywhere and thanks to good looks and the fact that it doesn’t cost that much it makes for a real winner. Ford Escape mpg is respectable for this kind of vehicle. You would think that for a car which was launched in 2000, this isn’t as up to date as you would like but you’d be wrong. Why? Well, because the new Escape is actually a Ford Kuga with a few improvements and new engines that better fit the American market.
2015 Ford Escape midsize SUV review
The exterior of the Escape looks great. The car follows the same design scheme as the Focus and the new Mustang which make from it a real looker. Standard equipment include Xenon for the headlights and LED for the tail lights and also 16 inch alloy wheels. Options include 18 inch alloys, LED for the fog lights as well as a slightly different body kit for the most powerful car.
Inside the 2015 Ford Escape we will be met by the same standard of quality as we expect. The car feels well made and equipped. You will get as standard climate control, a satellite radio as well as a surround sound system with six speakers. The more expensive models also get dual zone climate control, satellite navigation and leather upholstery as standard. In the options list there is also an ample moon-roof that will please anyone!
Ford Escape 2015 specs
Unlike most cars in its class, the Espace midsize SUV actually comes with engines that would perfectly fit most people. There is the standard 2.5 liter engine with around 188 horsepower and as much as 170 pound-feet of torque which is silky smooth and handles the weight of the car really well. There are another two choices for the engine. There is a smaller 1.6 liter EcoBoost which offers the same performance level but with a higher torque and better fuel consumption or a more powerful 2 liter EcoBoost with 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The latter will still use less fuel than the base engine and it will also provide much better performance thanks to the turbocharger.
2015 Ford Escape mpg
Fuel consumption ranges from around 25 MPG in the city for the base car to around 30 MPG for the 1.6 liter engined one while the highway fuel consumption hovers around the 37 MPG mark on all models. The only available transmission is a 6 speed automatic that also offers a manual mode at the flick of a switch. Power is sent either to the front wheels or to all of them but remember than the four wheel drive model uses a bit more fuel.
2015 Ford Escape price and release date
You will be able to get the new 2015 Ford Escape with a base price under $24.000 making it a really affordable car considering its class! The price for this midsize SUV goes up to $37.000 for fully loaded 2015 Ford Escape Titanium.