The upcoming 2016 Ford Escape will come slightly redesigned comparing to the current model. It will come with redesigned front fascia and some new features inside the cabin. The Ford Escape 2016 will have its debut probably in early 2015 at one of the US auto shows (probably in Detroit).
2016 Ford Escape redesign
The upcoming 2016 Ford Escape will use Ford’s Global C Platform. It will have redesigned front grille which will be bigger. That will result in lower intake. It will feature a LED headlights and taillights. Adaptive daytime lights and foglights will be incorporated in big front bumpers. There will be more chrome details which will enhance a feel of luxury. In order to improve fuel economy it will use more lightweight materials like aluminum. With sleeker look, stream roofline and lowered weight it will have a better gas mileage that its predecessor. Optional equipment will be roof rack, xenon lights, and larger alloy wheels. More info about previous model you can see at http://fordcars2017.com/2015-ford-escape/.
Main changes inside the Ford Explorer 2016 will be in new technology features that will be incorporated. It will have a room for 5 passengers as standard while the third row of seats will be an option. As always it will have a plenty of security features like front and side airbags, ABS, traction control, hill climb assistant, etc. It will have great standard equipment like satellite navigation, dual zone climate control, satellite radio, sound system with six speakers and leather upholstery. The rear view camera with parking assistant will be also available as standard equipment.
Ford Escape 2016 specs
Under the hood of the new Ford SUV base engine will be a 2.5-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that delivers 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The most efficient engine is a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with turbocharger. It will produce around 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. All these engines will be mated to 6-speed automatic transmission. Power from the powerplant will be sent on front wheels while the higher trim levels will have all-wheel-drive as an option.
2016 Ford Escape release date and price
The new Ford Escape 2016 will come to dealerships shortly after the debut that we expect at the beginning of 2015. The price tag will be around the current model. That means that the price of the next 2016 Ford Escape will be around $24,000 for the base model.